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The Curious ‘Cat: Going Green

  • Posted by: Kallie Stahl
  • Posted Date: April 25, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News

Celebrating Villanova’s Earth Week, the Curious ‘Cat asked Villanova students,

What steps have you taken to be more environmentally sustainable?”


Julia Ferrer: “I try to recycle whenever I can.”

(Lindsay Scally, Giselle Striedinger, David Izzo)

Lindsay Scally: “I no longer use straws.”

Giselle Striedinger: “I have a reusable water bottle.”

David Izzo: “I also use reusable water bottles.”

(Logan Sitkin, Abigail Carr)

Logan Sitkin: “I recycle all that I can…paper, plastics…etc.”

Abigail Carr: “I use a metal straw.”

(Noelle Pennacchia, Taylor Laudadio, Haley Randall)

Noelle Pennacchia: “I’m using reusable straws.”

Taylor Laudadio: “I recycle and use reusable straws.”

Haley Randall: “I cut red meat out of my diet and I only eat meat three days a week. I removed single use plastic.”


For a full list of the events and activities for Villanova’s Earth Week, click here.


Falvey Scholar Award Winners: Honoring Rising Research Stars

We are proud to announce that the following students have been selected as our 2019 Falvey Scholar award winners: Jubilee Marshall, Matthew Fagerstrom, Erica Ferrara, Erin Donnelly, Elizabeth O’Brien, and Ritesh Karsalia.

Each winning student will give a short presentation about 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 26, 9:15–11 a.m., in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public.

Find the schedule of presentations here.

Falvey Scholars, a collaborative initiative of the Library and the Center for Research and Fellowships, is an annual program that recognizes outstanding undergraduate research at Villanova University. Winners of the Falvey Scholar award are selected from a pool of candidates 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.

Falvey Scholars is one of the keynote events of the annual Villanova Spring Research Exposition, a week-long series of events that celebrates the scholarly achievements of Villanova’s researchers and showcases a year’s worth of innovation and creativity.

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


Earth Week with the ‘Cat in the Stacks

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: April 24, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News

I’m Daniella Snyder, a first-year graduate student at Villanova University, and your ‘Cat in Falvey Library’s Stacks. I’ll be posting about academics– from research to study habits and everything in between– and how the Falvey Library can play a large role in your success here on campus!

 

 

Happy Earth Week, Wildcats! This week (and every other week, too!) Villanova University wants you to “Ignite Change” by going green!

As a Villanova student, utilize the Augustinian values of Unitas, Veritas, and Caritas. The mission encourages you to love thy neighbor, promote community unity, and live life in moderation.

Tonight, I encourage you to ignite change (and go green!) by attending Villanova’s Earth Day Keynote Address at 6 p.m. in the Driscoll Auditorium.

This year’s keynote address will feature Dr. John Balbus, Senior Adviser at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Balbus is a nationally recognized specialist in understanding the impacts of climate change on human health. He also leads NIEHS efforts on climate change and human health.

Dr. Balbus’ background combines training and experience in clinical medicine with expertise in epidemiology, toxicology, and risk sciences. He received his A.B. degree in Biochemistry from Harvard University, his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

For a full list of the events and activities for Villanova’s Earth Week, click here.

For a list of library resources about sustainability and the environment, click the links to the course guides below:

Intro to Sustainability

Politics and the Environment


 

 


Celebrate Villanova’s Earth Week!

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: April 23, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News

 

Today, Tuesday, Apr. 23, you’ll find an Earth Day table in the Falvey Memorial Library lobby. Stop by, grab a cookie, and sign up for any of the events and activities going on on campus as part of Villanova’s Earth Week.

Earth Day Keynote Address

Wednesday April 24 at 6:00pm in the Driscoll Auditorium

“Climate and Health 2019: Translating Science into Health Protection”

Dr. John Balbus, Senior Advisor at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Balbus is a nationally recognized specialist in understanding the impacts of climate change on human health. Dr. Balbus’ background combines training and experience in clinical medicine with expertise in epidemiology, toxicology, and risk sciences.

 

Villanova University Earth Day Farmers’ Market and Sustainability Fair

Thursday April 25 from 11:00-2:00 in the Connelly Plaza (portions inside Connelly if the weather is inclement)

 

The Earth Day of Service

Saturday April 27 from 8:30-1:00 at multiple locations. Register here.

 

Earth Day activities are sponsored by The Office of the President, Mission and Ministry, Associate Vice Provost for Research, Sustainability Leadership Council, Villanova Environmental Group, Office of Student Life, Dining Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Grounds Staff and the Recycling Coordinator, Ethics Program, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering, Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems, Villanova Center for Global and Public Health, Department of Biology, Department of Geography and the Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Political Science, and Department of History. We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors!


 


Adding art to your research

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: April 23, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News

The Highlighter is your run-down on the best resources Falvey Memorial Library has to offer.

Have you ever needed high-quality images or works of art for a paper? Have you ever been thinking of a painting, but can’t remember the artist? Or the title?

Falvey Library wants you to work smart and work hard, and ArtStor can help.

Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night, 1889. Source: Wikipedia.

ArtStor is a database/digital library with over two million images. Yes, you read that correctly!

You can browse through images, refine your search by subject (“apples” or “sailboats”), by artist (like “van Gogh”), by era, geographic location, and more. Then, you can even catalog them and store them in your own personal collection!

Use ArtStor for your next PowerPoint Presentation, art history paper, or browse it for hours as a fun way to procrastinate.

For any specific research-related questions regarding art history, contact Jutta Seibert (jutta.seibert@villanova.edu) at Falvey Memorial Library.

 


 


Peek at the Week: April 22nd – 26th

  • Posted by: Nathaniel Haeberle-gosweiler
  • Posted Date: April 23, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News


This Week in the Library

Monday

Digital Humanities with Lauren Shohet / Bob Beck, Room 214, 4:30p – 7:00p

Unitas Weekend Monday Meetings, Room 206, 8:00p – 10:00p

Tuesday

The Learners’ Studio, Room 301, 11:30a – 2:30p & 4:00p – 9:00p

Earth Day Table, First Floor Lounge, 12:00p – 2:00p

General Biology Study Group, Room 205, 7:00p – 9:00p

Wednesday

The Learners’ Studio, Room 301, 4:00p – 9:00p

FFS Lecture, Room 205, 5:00p – 8:00p

Thursday

“Carrying Tomorrow” A film created through the Social Justice Documentary Program, First Floor lounge, 10:00a – 2:00p

Safe Zone Training: What’s the T: Understanding Transgender Identities, Room 205, 10:00a – 11:00a

Director Meeting, Room 206, 10:30a – 11:30a

The Learners’ Studio, Room 301, 4:00p – 9:00p

LitFest: Julia Kasdorf, SAC 300, 7:00p – 9:00p

Friday

Falvey Scholars 2019, Room 205, 9:00a – 12:00p

College Day, Room 301, 10:00a – 2:00p

PCC Meet-UP, Room 205, 2:30p – 6:00p

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club, Speakers’ Corner, 2:30p – 4:30p

Unitas Weekend Planning, Room 206, 2:30p – 3:30p


Like poetry? Read it!

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: April 19, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News

Happy Friday, Wildcats! The Falvey Memorial Library is happy to announce the start of a new weekly blog series: Weekend Recs, a blog dedicated to filling you in on what to read, listen to, and watch over the weekend. Daniella, one of our graduate assistants from the English department, will scour the internet each week to find new, relevant, and thought-provoking content that will challenge you and prepare you for the upcoming week. 

Hey, Wildcats! Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? We at Falvey Memorial Library have had our fair share of open mics and poetry readings in the past few weeks to celebrate. I believe that poetry has the power to express extreme emotions of love, pain, and happiness. It gives people the ability to connect to others, to share in an experience.

As we near the end of National Poetry Month, we encourage you to break out of your comfort zone and write your own verse, but if you’re not ready to pour your heart out on paper just yet, here’s a list of some of the most notable poetry of 2018.

 

Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, edited by Christopher Soto (Nightboat Books)

In 2014, Christopher Soto and Lambda Literary Foundation founded the online journal Nepantla, with the mission to nurture, celebrate, and preserve diversity within the queer poetry community, including contributions as diverse in style and form, as the experiences of QPOC in the United States. Now, Nepantla will appear for the first time in print as a survey of poetry by queer poets of color throughout U.S. history, including literary legends such as Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, June Jordan, Ai, and Pat Parker alongside contemporaries such as Natalie Diaz, Ocean Vuong, Danez Smith, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Robin Coste Lewis, Joy Harjo, Richard Blanco, Erika L. Sánchez, Jericho Brown, Carl Phillips, Tommy Pico, Eduardo C. Corral, Chen Chen, and more! (Source: Entropy)

 

Not My White Savior by Julayne Lee (Rare Bird Books)

Not My White Savior is a memoir in poems, exploring what it is to be a transracial and inter-country adoptee, and what it means to grow up being constantly told how better your life is because you were rescued from your country of origin. Following Julayne Lee from Korea to Minnesota and finally to Los Angeles, Not My White Savior asks what does “better” mean? In which ways was the journey she went on better than what she would have otherwise experienced? (Source: Entropy)

 

Blood Labors by Daniel Tobin (Four Way)

Tobin has written smartly on Irish poets like Seamus Heaney, and that connection emerges to appealing effect in the robust, formally dexterous writing in “Blood Labors.” Particularly notable here is the multipart poem “Downstream,” which comments on a series of surrealist paintings by Eleanor Spiess-Ferris and becomes a kind of hypnotic, deeply strange creation saga. Here’s the beginning of the section titled “River”: “When I rose from the river I was still / The river, and in my red hair flamed / The encircling wheels, wheels within wheels, / By which the very air around me moved.” (Source: New York Times)

 

Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems by Jennifer S. Cheng (Tarpaulin Sky)

Mixing fable and fact, extraordinary and ordinary, Jennifer S. Cheng’s hybrid collection, Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems, draws on various Chinese mythologies about women, particularly that of Chang’E (the Lady in the Moon), uncovering the shadow stories of our myths — with the belief that there is always an underbelly. Moon explores bewilderment and shelter, destruction and construction, unthreading as it rethreads, shedding as it collects. (Source: Entropy)

 

Cruel Futures by Carmen Giménez Smith (City Lights)

Cruel Futures is a witchy confessional and wildly imagistic volume that examines subjects as divergent as Alzheimer’s, Medusa, mumblecore, and mental illness in sharp-witted, taut poems dense with song. Chronicling life on an endangered planet, in a country on the precipice of profound change compelled by a media machine that produces our realities, the book is a high-energy analysis of popular culture, as well as an exploration of the many social roles that women occupy as mother, daughter, lover, and the resulting struggle to maintain personhood—all in a late capitalist America (Source: Entropy).

 


 


Foto Friday: Easter Blessings

  • Posted by: Kallie Stahl
  • Posted Date: April 19, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News


“He has been raised.” -Mark 16:1-7


The Curious ‘Cat: Pondering Peeps

  • Posted by: Kallie Stahl
  • Posted Date: April 18, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News

Anxiously awaiting the Easter holiday, the Curious ‘Cat asked Falvey Library staff,

What flavor are the Peeps?


 

Sarah Wingo, Librarian for English Literature, Theatre, & Romance Languages and Literature:

“(#1) Cotton candy, (#2) brown sugar.”

Patricia Kemp, Access & Collections Coordinator, Course Reserves: “(#1) Strawberry.”

Roberta Rosci, Collections & Stewardship Coordinator: “(#2) Toffee.”

Rob LeBlanc, First Year Experience Librarian:

“(#1) Cotton candy, (#2) mocha, (#3) Rice Krispies Treats.”

Laura Hutelmyer, Acquisitions & Electronic Resources Coordinator: “(#3) Marshmallow.”

Chris Hallberg, Library Technology Developer: “(#1) Bubble gum, (#2) maple, (#3) birthday cake.”

Merrill Stein, Political Science/ Psychology and Brain Sciences/ Public Admin./ Naval Science/ Geography & the Environment: “(#3) Vanilla.”

Rebecca Oviedo, Distinctive Collections Coordinator: “(#2) Maple pancakes.”

Jeannine Ahern, Finance & Administration Specialist: “(#3) Vanilla Funfetti.”

Alfred Fry, Science & Engineering Librarian: “(#1) Strawberry.”

Margaret Duffy, Director, Finance & Administration: “(#1) Cotton candy, (#2) chocolate, (#3) birthday cake.”

Mike Sgier, Access & Collections Coordinator: “(#1) Strawberry, (#2) cinnamon, (#3) vanilla.”


Flavors: (#1) Cotton candy, (#2) pancakes and syrup, (#3) party cake. Happy Easter, Wildcats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Springtime Sunshine

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: April 17, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News

I’m Daniella Snyder, a first-year graduate student at Villanova University, and your ‘Cat in Falvey Library’s Stacks. I’ll be posting about academics– from research to study habits and everything in between– and how the Falvey Library can play a large role in your success here on campus!

 

Spring is definitely in the air, Wildcats! While it comes with end of the semester stress, it brings warmer weather, fresh air, flowers, and, most importantly, sunshine.

This week, I encourage everyone to get 15-20 minutes of sunshine every day. You’ll notice an improvement in your health and mood!

Here are some of the positive health effects of regular exposure to sunlight. Just remember to wear your sunscreen!

  • lower blood pressure
  • anti-inflammation
  • improved brain functioning
  • protection against cancer
  • mood improvement
  • improved sleep quality
  • weight loss
  • reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes
  • boosted immunity

Source: Activetimes.com.


 


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Last Modified: April 17, 2019