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Foto Friday: Arbor Day

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 28, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

Huge tree on lawn in front of Dougherty Hall

Today, April 28, is Arbor Day. The huge tree shown in the photograph grows in front of Dougherty Hall and is one of the largest trees on campus. There are numerous trees all around campus. Villanova University was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA® in 2016.

This banner hangs in the Connelly Center.

This banner hangs in the Connelly Center.

 

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communication and Marketing Dept.


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The Curious ‘Cat: “Every time I hear that song!”

  • Posted by: Kallie Stahl
  • Posted Date: April 27, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

Curious 'Cat - imageThis week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “What song best describes your finals work ethic/mood?”

Jonathan Sganga– ” ‘Focus,’ Ariana Grande.”


Kiernan McNelis– ” ‘Survivor,’ Destiny’s Child.”


Harry Blackall– ” ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ Survivor.”


Katherine Bogan– ” ‘Stronger,’ Kelly Clarkson.”


Raiyat Binzaman– ” ‘All Time Low,’ Jon Bellion.”


Katelyn Nuccio– ” ‘Make Me (Cry),’ Noah Cyrus.”


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2017 Falvey Scholars Awards: Honoring Outstanding Undergraduate Research at Villanova University

  • Posted by: Regina Duffy
  • Posted Date: April 27, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

Falvey Memorial Library and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships is proudly joining forces once again to co-sponsor the 15th annual Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Falvey Memorial Library’s room 205. The Falvey Scholars Awards Program recognizes and celebrates the academic excellence of some of Villanova’s most exceptional undergraduate scholars. This year’s event will honor six Falvey Scholars who have utilized Falvey’s resources to complete their outstanding projects.

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with gathering and light refreshments. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Millicent Gaskell, Director of Falvey Memorial Library and University Librarian, will open up the program and Vice Provost for Academics, Craig Wheeland, PhD, will formally welcome attendees. Gaskell, who will act as the event emcee and award presenter throughout the program, will then invite the faculty mentors and student award-winners up one-by-one to present projects.

Presentations by 2017 Falvey Scholars:

9:15 a.m.
Stephen Purcell
Project Title: “’May I Express Thee Unblam’d?’: Milton and the Epistemic Limits of Postlapsarian Language”
Mentors: Dr. Lauren Shohet & Dr. Alice Dailey

9:45 a.m.
Anna Briker
Project Title: “Toward Assessing the Effects of Reactive Oxygen Species on Nrf2/ARE Activation by Electrophiles: Evaluating and Addressing Assay Variability”
Mentor: Dr. Aimee Eggler

10:15 a.m.
Emma Max
Project Title: “Just in KASE: Evaluating Nursing Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Towards Care for the Dying Patient”
Mentor: Dr. Meredith MacKenzie

10:45 a.m.
Kathleen Boyce
Project Title: “America’s ‘Youth’ Go To Nazi Germany: The Movement to Boycott the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the Racial Divide in American Society”
Mentor: Dr. Paul Steege

11:15 a.m.
Danielle Sens-Castet
Project #1 Title: Une Série de Tueurs en Série: Le Boucher, La Prochaine Fois je viserai le cœur, et L’Affaire SK1”
Mentor: Professor François Massonnat
Project #2 Title: The Importance of Regulatory Factor THI3 across Ascomycota Fungi Thiamine Regulation”
Mentor: Dr. Dennis Wykoff

11:45 a.m.
Ryan Zalla
Project Title: “Economic Policy Uncertainty in Ireland”
Mentor: Dr. Michael Curran

After each individual 30 minute presentation and Q&A session, Gaskell will present the scholars with a Falvey Scholar award.

The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, addresses Falvey Scholars at the 2016 event.

The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, addresses Falvey Scholars at the 2016 event.

At the conclusion of the event, University President, The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, will be on-site to give closing remarks and take pictures with the winning student scholars. The Falvey Scholars program is one of the keynote events that is included in the Spring Undergraduate Research Exposition, or EXPO ‘17: a week-long series of programs that recognize the work that Villanova’s undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty accomplish throughout the year. Falvey is proud to highlight the contributions of the Villanova community with its Falvey Scholars Program!


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’Cat in the Stacks: The GIFt of Cats

CAT-STAX4I’m William Repetto, a first-year graduate student at Villanova University. This is the “‘Cat in the Stacks” column. I’m your ‘cat. I’ll be posting about college life, about learning and growing here at Villanova, and, of course, about the Falvey Memorial Library’s role.


 

The final weeks of the semester have arrived. In the next 14 days or so classes will end, finals will be taken, and term projects will be completed. This ’Cat in the Stacks is here to tell you though, everything’s going to be alright:

Just follow these simple steps to success.

Work Hard

The end of the semester necessitates hard work for success. You will not escape this basic fact, so buckle down and push yourself a little bit. Don’t push yourself too far, though, and only you will know for yourself what that means.

Get Out/Get Some Exercise

Scientifically speaking, exercise helps brain function. While we know this fact to be true, many of us (including me) remain committed to our sedentary lifestyle. For those of you who are like me, just get outside and go for a walk or try one of those classes where I’m not really sure what’s going on, like with these cats:

Kick Your Feet Up When It’s Over

There’s a phrase in English that goes “that’s a life you can hang your hat on.” It speaks to a full life well lived, one you can proudly hang your hat at the end of. This week is kind of like that. Don’t finish your week and think “Well that’s behind me. Now what’s next?” Take the time to admire your own accomplishments. Kick your feet up and reflect for a while.

These are three very basic steps toward optimal mental health. You will have some ups, and you will have some downs in the coming days. If we keep these steps in mind, however, you and I will both make it through this unscathed.

(Also, revisit these cat GIFs when you can – courtesy of GIPHY – especially that first one, for a some inspiration courtesy of some cute felines, who are very pure, according to Hunter.)


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Article by William Repetto, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Team at the Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.

 


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Zotero Saves Time When Creating a Bibliography!

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 25, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

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With the end of the spring semester rapidly approaching, with papers due and exams looming, students are stressed. So we asked our librarians (who were once students themselves) to recommend helpful resources. Below is the first response we received and it is certainly timely.

Barbara Quintiliano, Nursing/Life Sciences and Instructional Services librarian, recommends Zotero as a useful tool for both students and faculty. Quitiliano says, “Save time! Zotero lets you save references with a single click and then create bibliographies in the documentation style.” At this time in the academic year, anything that saves time while writing those last minute papers or projects is wonderful.

Not only does Zotero save time, but it is easy to install and intuitive to use. To install Zotero, go to https://library.villanova.edu/research/topic-guides/zotero-installation/
Photo of Barbara QuintilianoFor assistance, contact Barbara Quintialiano. Contact information:  office, room 225, telephone 610-519-5207.

 

 

 


We are committed to accuracy and will make appropriate corrections. We apologize for any errors and always welcome input about news coverage that warrants correction. Messages can be e-mailed to alice.bampton@villanova.edu or call (610)519-6997.

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Peek at the Week: April 24-28

  • Posted by: Hunter Houtzer
  • Posted Date: April 24, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

 

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Quote of the Week:

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Much like essays and selfies and finals (photo from Pixabay.com)


 

This Week at the Library: 
Monday, April 24
Intensive Pedagogy Seminar for New Graduate Student Teachers, Room 204, 9:00-1:45 p.m.
Lunch and Learn – Graduate Programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Room 205, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture: Paul Danove, Idea Accelerator, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 25
Intensive Pedagogy Seminar for New Graduate Student Teachers, Room 204, 9:00-6:00 p.m.
VITAL Workshop, Room 205, 1:00-3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26 
PADLA – PA Distance Learning Assoc., Speaker’s Corner, 9:15-11:45 a.m.
Intensive Pedagogy Seminar for New Graduate Student Teachers, Room 204, 9:00-6:00 p.m.
Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL, Room 206, 11:30-12:45 p.m.
Amy Way Reservation, Room 206, 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 27 
Intensive Pedagogy Seminar for New Graduate Student Teachers, Room 204, 9:00-6:00 p.m.
Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL, Room 206, 11:30-12:45 p.m.

Friday, April 28 
Intensive Pedagogy Seminar for New Graduate Student Teachers, Room 204, 9:00-3:45 p.m.
2017 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony, Room 205, 9:00-1:00 p.m.
Philosophy & Theology Professionalism Series: Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Life, Room 204, 1:45-3:45 p.m.
Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club: Regular Group Meeting, Speaker’s Corner, 2:30-4:30 p.m.


Save the Date:
Tuesday, April 25
Agape Latte, St. Rita’s Community Room


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Dept. at the Falvey Memorial Library. She is working toward an MA in Communication at Villanova University, and on finishing a paper that’s due at midnight. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!


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Paul L. Danove, PhD – Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture Today

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton and Darren Poley
  • Posted Date: April 24, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

Paul L. Danove photograph

Today, April 24, Paul L. Danove, PhD, STL, MDiv, BS, professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), will present the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Research Award lecture at 1 pm in the Idea Accelerator in Falvey Memorial Library. His lecture is titled “Semantic and Narrative Study of the Bible.” Dr. Danove will discuss some discoveries of his research on the Greek grammar of the Bible and his narrative studies of the Gospel of Mark. Dr. Danove has been a Villanova faculty member since 1994.

The award recognizes “individuals who have established a national and international scholarly reputation in their field as evidenced by their publications in highly cited journals, invited presentations at national and international symposia, leadership in research consortia and centers, invited academic colloquium presentations, and similar scholarly activities that indicate stature in their field.” Dr. Danove received the Outstanding Faculty Research Award for his research and rhetorical analysis of biblical texts, as well as his research on the semantics of the Greek of the Septuagint and the New Testament.

The Outstanding Faculty Award lecture is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Office of the Provost. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Dig Deeper:

Books by Dr. Danove

Edited volumes with essays by an international array of scholars; Dr. Danove is a contributor:

The Language of the New Testament:  Context, History and Development

Rhetorical Criticism and the Bible

Useful databases for discovering Dr. Danove’s numerous articles and those of other scholars of the New Testament and its interpretation:

ATLA New Testament Abstracts online.

Index Religiosus.

 

Photograph of Darren PoleyDarren Poley, assistant director of Academic Integration, prepared this “Dig Deeper.” Contact information: office, room 230; telephone 610-519-6371.

 

 

 

Dr. Danove’s photograph courtesy of Villanova University. Darren Poley’s photograph by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing.

 


We are committed to accuracy and will make appropriate corrections. We apologize for any errors and always welcome input about news coverage that warrants correction. Messages can be e-mailed to alice.bampton@villanova.edu or call (610)519-6997.

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Take a Tree Tour for Earth Day

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 22, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News
American Sycamore

American Sycamore Image from Digital Library@Villanova University

Today, Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. Villanova University, however, has been celebrating Earth Week with a variety of events: clothing swap, tree tours, Day of Action, a Sustainability Fair and Farmers Market and more, ending with Sunday’s Earth Day of Service.

If you were unable to attend one of the tree tours celebrating Earth Week at Villanova, Falvey is offering you its own version, one you can enjoy from the comfort of your home, residence hall or apartment. The Arboreana Collection was compiled by Laura Bang, Digital and Special Collections curatorial assistant, and is housed in Falvey’s Digital Library. From 2010-12, Bang documented 60 of the trees on the Villanova campus. She recorded five photographs of each tree – two full views from different angles, a close-up of the foliage, a close-up of the bark, and a close-up of its label. If the tree had flowers or fruit, she also photographed those.

photograph of Laura Bang

Laura Bang

Bang says, “I was inspired to start documenting the trees on campus because I love trees and photography. It was fun to be able to take a camera outside and stroll around campus for work. I also thought it was a good way to document some of the other types of collections on Villanova’s beautiful campus… Of course, the landscape has changed over the years, so these photos also provide a visual record of what the campus looked like at a particular moment in time. … I am not a botanist … so I only took photos of the trees on campus that had labels. Being a librarian, however, I double-checked the information on the labels with various sources, indicated in the Arboreana collection description.”

This is just one of many fascinating collections in the Digital Library. The Digital Library also includes classroom projects, hosted projects and online exhibits. For information about the Digital Library contact Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator, 610-519-5185, or Laura Bang, Digital and Special Collections curatorial assistant, room 235, 610-519-6390.

 


We are committed to accuracy and will make appropriate corrections. We apologize for any errors and always welcome input about news coverage that warrants correction. Messages can be e-mailed to alice.bampton@villanova.edu or call (610)519-6997.

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Foto Friday: Relay for Life Banners Are All Around Campus

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 21, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News
Tree with purple banner advertising Relay for Life

One of the purple banners promoting the Relay for Life event

Relay for Live is a walk to be held on campus Saturday, April 22, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Purple banners are advertising the event all over campus.

Photograph by Alice Bampton, Communication and Marketing Dept.


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Announcing the 2017 Falvey Scholars!

  • Posted by: Regina Duffy
  • Posted Date: April 21, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

Falvey Scholars is an annual program that recognizes outstanding undergraduate research at Villanova University. It is a collaborative initiative of the Library and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. Winners of the Falvey Scholar award are selected from a pool of candidates that is generated by applications submitted by a senior Villanova University student or a group of students working on a senior project together with the recommendation of the advisor to the senior thesis or capstone project completed for academic credit.

We are proud to announce that the following students have been selected as our 2017 award winners: Stephen Purcell, Anna Briker, Danielle Sens-Castet, Emma Max, Kathleen Boyce and Ryan Zalla.

Each winning student will give a short presentation on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of their thesis or creation of their project report at an event on Friday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public.

Find the schedule of presentations here.

Fr. Peter Donohue, Falvey Scholars, 2016, awards, undergraduate research

The 2016 Falvey Scholars pictured with University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD.

Falvey Scholars is one of the keynote events of the annual Villanova Spring Research Exposition, or EXPO Week. EXPO is a week-long series of events that celebrates the scholarly achievements of Villanova’s researchers – undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. The EXPO showcases a year’s worth of undergraduate research and student accomplishment in innovation and creativity, as well as, research done by our graduate students and faculty.

Digital copies of the winning papers are maintained in Falvey’s Digital Library.

 

 


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Last Modified: April 21, 2017