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Dig Deeper: Asali Solomon, author of “Disgruntled”

Asali SolomonThe Africana Studies Program in conjunction with Villanova University’s 18th Annual Literary Festival presents the Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring author Asali Solomon, PhD today, Thursday April 14, at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library. Dr. Solomon, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers, will be giving a reading and talk. 

Dr. Solomon is the author of the novel Disgruntled.  She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for her first book, a story collection entitled Get Down. The volume was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2007 she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Dr. Solomon teaches English at Haverford College. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons.

Dr. Solomon will be reading from Disgruntled today. This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of English, is free and open to the public. 

To learn more about Dr. Solomon and her works, check out the resources below, selected by team leader of Humanities II, subject librarian for English, literature and theatre.


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NPR Author Interview, Novelist’s ‘Disgruntled’ Heroine Is Drawn From Her Own Childhood”

http://www.asalisolomon.com/

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Links curated by Sarah Wingo, team leader – Humanities II, subject librarian for English, literature and theatre.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/14)

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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Getting Started with Zotero for EndNote Users. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in room 204. This workshop is for those transitioning from EndNote to Zotero. Come learn the Zotero basics: how to move your existing EndNote library and attached PDFs into Zotero in only minutes, and how to use Zotero’s Word integration. Bring your laptop for on-the-spot assistance. Questions? Contact: Robin.Bowles@Villanova.edu

Meet Browzine! 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Griffon Room. The grand old days of the Journal Reading room may be gone but there’s a new way to stay informed and keep up with your scholarly reading. Meet Browzine, the new visual academic journals interface for iPad, Android, or desktop that allows you to make and share your own personal bookshelves of essential journals, get updates when new articles are published, and easily save and download PDFs of articles that interest you all from one, simple, standardized interface. Perfect for researchers, teachers, graduate and doctoral students, and anyone who wants to stay in-the-know in their field. Questions? Contact: Robin.Bowles@Villanova.edu

ASALI SOLOMON evite

TODAY! April 14, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner.
2016 Literary Festival & Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring Asali Solomon, PhD. The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with Villanova University’s 18th Annual Literary Festival presents the Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring author Asali Solomon, PhD. Dr. Solomon is the author of the novelDisgruntled.  She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for her stories collected in Get Down, her first book; the volume was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2007 she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Dr. Solomon teaches English at Haverford College. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. At the event, Dr. Solomon will read selections from her novel Disgruntled.


Happening @ ‘Nova

Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

Travis Manion Foundation Presents “Character Does Matter”: Today!
The MBA Alumni Association invites faculty and staff to attend this program, 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14, Idea Accelerator, Falvey Library, Ground Floor, for a night of networking with MBA alumni and to hear a poignant presentation from the Travis Manion Foundation, which strives to inspire veterans and families of veterans to continue on to the next phase of their lives through leadership, honor and a commitment to service. Register here. Questions? Contact: Pam Kokkalis

The Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow Public Lecture: Today!
Gerald P. Boersma, the Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow, will present the lecture “What Does God Look Like From the Back? Augustine and the Vision of God,” at 4:30 p.m., April 14, in SAC 300; ACS-approved. What does it mean to see God? This question animates much of Augustine’s thought, including his exegesis of the Old Testament theophanies, those seemingly primitive accounts in which God visibly appeared to the Patriarchs: dinning with Abraham, wrestling with Jacob and speaking to Moses face to face as to a friend. Questions? Contact: anna.misticoni@villanova.edu

National Expert on Substance Use and Abuse Trends on College Campuses: 4/15
Please join the Office of Health Promotion and the Dean of Students Office at a specialized training on substance use and abuse trends on college campuses, 10-11:30 a.m., Friday, April 15, in Driscoll 134. Dr. Beth DeRicco, a nationally renowned expert and practitioner who now serves as the Higher Education Outreach Director for Caron Treatment Centers, will discuss the most commonly used and abused substances among college students, as well as the ways in which faculty and staff can promote a healthy campus. Questions? Contact: healthbytes@villanova.edu

 


#TBT

It’s been a bit over a week since ‘Nova’s epic NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship win, but it’s hard not to still feel the sheer excitement lingering in the air. Check out this #TBT pic from our 1987 yearbook. This group of students is still “radiating spirit” after the ’85 win!

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NEW MEDIA NEWS

spill simmerWhen spring comes along and we get a little extra light each day, it leaves room for reading under the trees and on the benches in front of the Library. The evening light might remind us of Ireland, of a misfit man and his dog. It could be this dog. It could be an occasion to read this book, Spill simmer falter wither.

“This captivating story follows — over the course of four seasons — a misfit man who adopts a misfit dog. It is springtime, and two outcasts — a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life — find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small, seaside town suddenly takes note of them, falsely perceiving menace where there is only mishap; the unlikely duo must take to the road.”

 


QUOTE OF THE DAY

On this day in 1866, Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s teacher, was born. She studied at Perkins School of the Blind  before taking on her most famous student. If you would like to check out the play for television about Sullivan and Keller, you can borrow The Miracle Worker from our stacks today.

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“People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.” – Anne Sullivan

image via Perkins.org


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The Curious ‘Cat: Do you have a favorite poem? Could you recite a poem?

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “April is national poetry month. Do you have a favorite poem? Could you recite a poem?

RS11813_DSC_0331-scrMeghan Pawlak—“My favorite poem is definitely ‘O Captain! My Captain!’ [by Walt Whitman], but I could not recite it for you. My dad showed it to me, and I did projects on that in elementary school.”

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Carina Fairfield—“I don’t know if I can recite a poem. I had to memorize ‘A Pizza the Size of the Sun’ [by Jack Prelutsky] in third grade.”

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Matthew Gregory—“If you asked me when I was in middle school I could, but not off the top of my head. I did like Robert Frost when I read him back in sixth grade.”

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Matthew D’Ariano— “‘Paradise Lost’: that’s a big poem. I can’t recite that one.”

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Kristen Wells—“I just finished writing a paper on the poet John Donne. He does a lot of English literature and English poetry. The poem is called ‘Confined Love.’ I thought it was really interesting. It’s not necessarily my favorite, but I really like anything he writes.”

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Kevon Turner—“‘Harlem (“What happens to a dream deferred?”)’ by Langston Hughes.”


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/13)

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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Spring 2016 Rocco and Gloria Barbieri Lecture featuring Dr. Ely Levine. 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in room 205. Questions? Contact: Gregory.Hoskins@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…ASALI SOLOMON evite

Thursday, April 14. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner.
2016 Literary Festival & Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring Asali Solomon, PhD. The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with Villanova University’s 18th Annual Literary Festival presents the Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring author Asali Solomon, PhD. Dr. Solomon is the author of the novelDisgruntled.  She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for her stories collected in Get Down, her first book; the volume was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2007 she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Dr. Solomon teaches English at Haverford College. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. At the event, Dr. Solomon will read selections from her novel Disgruntled.


Happening @ ‘Nova

Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

NOVA Poetry Slam: Today!                                                                                                                                                               Back by popular demand, the NOVA Poetry Slam will be held April 12 and 13 in the Belle Air Terrace. Register ahead of time online at poetryslam@villanova.edu (preferred), or on site at 6 p.m. Preliminary rounds begin at 7 p.m. Finals will be held on April 13 following the conclusion of the prelims. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors. ACS-approved. For competition guidelines please visit the website. Questions? Contact: poetryslam@villanova.edu

Travis Manion Foundation Presents “Character Does Matter”: 4/14                                                                                 The MBA Alumni Association invites faculty and staff to attend this program, 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14, Idea Accelerator, Falvey Library, Ground Floor, for a night of networking with MBA alumni and to hear a poignant presentation from the Travis Manion Foundation, which strives to inspire veterans and families of veterans to continue on to the next phase of their lives through leadership, honor and a commitment to service. Complimentary light bites and drinks will be available. Register now at http://alumni.villanova.edu/s/1695/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1695&gid=2&pgid=1566&content_id=1660. Questions? Contact: Pam.kokkalis@villanova.edu

The Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow Public Lecture: 4/14                                                                             Gerald P. Boersma, the Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow, will present the lecture “What Does God Look Like From the Back? Augustine and the Vision of God,” at 4:30 p.m., April 14, in SAC 300; ACS-approved. What does it mean to see God? This question animates much of Augustine’s thought, including his exegesis of the Old Testament theophanies, those seemingly primitive accounts in which God visibly appeared to the Patriarchs: dinning with Abraham, wrestling with Jacob and speaking to Moses face to face as to a friend. Augustine’s exegesis of the theophanies offers illuminating insight into the question, “What does it mean to see God?” Questions? Contact: anna.misticoni@villanova.edu 


This week in Villanova history.  “Team Solarcat to race in Tour de Sol,’ is the headline. The story continues, “Team Solarcat will race their solar car, that they built, from Albany, N.Y., to Boston, Mass … from May 20-26.” The solar car cost $106,000 compared to $285,000 for the previous year’s car. The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 19 (April 12, 1991), p. 3.  Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

On this day in 1743, former President Thomas Jefferson was born. A Founding Father, Jefferson was the third United States president and co-authored the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson was born in Virginia and graduated from the College of William and Mary. Did you know that before his gig as the third U.S. president, Jefferson was actually the first Secretary of State under George Washington? You can learn all about Thomas Jefferson in our stacks today.

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“I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson

image via History.com

 


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The Highlighter: How Do I Contact a Librarian?

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Need help citing sources, checking style guidelines or answering other questions before turning in that big paper? This video shows the many ways to contact a librarian. How many ways are available? Watch the video to find out:

For additional “How to” videos, click the “Help” button on Falvey’s homepage.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/12)

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SAVE THE DATE…ASALI SOLOMON evite

Thursday, April 14. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner.
2016 Literary Festival & Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring Asali Solomon, PhD. The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with Villanova University’s 18th Annual Literary Festival presents the Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring author Asali Solomon, PhD. Dr. Solomon is the author of the novel Disgruntled.  She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for her stories collected in Get Down, her first book; the volume was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2007 she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Dr. Solomon teaches English at Haverford College. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. At the event, Dr. Solomon will read selections from her novel Disgruntled.


Happening @ ‘Nova

Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

POWER Meeting: Today!                                                                                                                                                                  Please join us 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in HSB 200 for a rescheduled meeting of Villanova’s chapter of Interfaith POWER Metro. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Kate at the email address below by Monday, April 11. POWER Metro is bringing POWER Philadelphia’s message of putting faith into action by advocating for public policies that will help expand equality and social justice for citizens throughout the state into suburban areas. This network of churches, synagogues, mosques and other groups is working to bring a fair funding formula to Pennsylvania public schools and to raise the minimum wage. Questions? Contact: catharine.giancatarino@villanova.edu

Social Identity at Work–Exploring Multiculturalism in the Workplace: Today!                                                               The Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Career Center present a panel discussion, “Social Identity at Work: Exploring Multiculturalism in the Workplace,” 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in Dougherty West Lounge. Professionals from a variety of industries, including Vanguard, Aramark, Campbell’s Soup Co., Verizon Wireless and Villanova, will discuss how their own cultural and social identities have informed and impacted their work lives. The panelists will share stories, reflections and advice about how to navigate the world of work through the lens of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, ability and sexual orientation. Questions? Contact: beth.cahill@villanova.edu

NOVA Poetry Slam: Today and Tomorrow!                                                                                                                                Back by popular demand, the NOVA Poetry Slam will be held April 12 and 13 in the Belle Air Terrace. Register ahead of time online at poetryslam@villanova.edu (preferred), or on site at 6 p.m. Preliminary rounds begin at 7 p.m. Finals will be held on April 13 following the conclusion of the prelims.  ACS-approved. For competition guidelines please visit the website. Questions? Contact: poetryslam@villanova.edu


QUOTE OF THE DAY

On this day in 1861, the Civil War began with Confederate fire on Fort Sumter. The war would last over four years, ending May 9, 1865. The Civil War determined the preservation of the United States as one united nation and ended the institution of slavery in the nation. You’ll never be short of Civil War resources in our stacks!

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“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.” – Abraham Lincoln’s Lyceum Address

image via History.com


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The Curious ‘Cat: What could the Library do to celebrate Villanova’s academic champions?

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “What could the Library do to celebrate Villanova’s academic champions?

RS11795_DSC_0313-scrAshley Scanlan—“Have a celebratory event for students who have made the dean’s list.”

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Gavin Fidanza—“There could be pictures of the players around. I don’t see posters of the guys in normal life; all you see are them playing basketball. So maybe more pictures and posters of them doing student stuff.”

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Nicole Feeley—“Hold an event in the Library that has different food options and games and things people can interact with … in the Library. So hosting an event; that’s what I would say.”

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Neil Patel—“Maybe put things up, more visuals. Like that wall [above the new-book display] is a little empty. Put visuals of people there and little blurbs about them … ’cause there’s space and that wall’s kind of empty. Utilize that: put up pictures and blurbs … so if you’re sitting here studying and look up and ‘Oh, I notice that’ and you read it. Something small but it catches your eye.”

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Julia Vanzelli—“You could put together a report showcasing the students who get outstanding scholarships or achievements in academia; for example, students who earned Fulbright scholarships. [You could also] have an award for the athletes with the highest GPA.”

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Kyungmin Do —“First of all, I really like the non-closing area of the Library, which helps me to study more when I have tests or essays. I’m also writing a research paper and I use Falvey’s search program, which is really convenient to use.”


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/11)

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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Teacher Training Seminar. 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: Gabriele.Bauer@Villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…ASALI SOLOMON evite

Thursday, April 14. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner.
2016 Literary Festival & Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring Asali Solomon, PhD. The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with Villanova University’s 18th Annual Literary Festival presents the Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring author Asali Solomon, PhD. Dr. Solomon is the author of the novelDisgruntled.  She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for her stories collected in Get Down, her first book; the volume was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2007 she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Dr. Solomon teaches English at Haverford College. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. At the event, Dr. Solomon will read selections from her novel Disgruntled.


Happening @ ‘Nova                                                                                                                                                                                 Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series Inaugural Speaker Dr. Gisela Storz: Today!                                         The Program in Biochemistry welcomes Dr. Gisela Storz from the National Institutes of Health, the inaugural speaker in the Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series (made possible by a kind gift to the program), at 4 p.m., April 11, in the Connelly Center Cinema. Her talk is titled “The Genes That Were Missed: Intricate Regulation Provided by Small RNAs and Small Proteins.” Questions? Contact jennifer.palenchar@villanova.edu

POWER Meeting: 4/12                                                                                                                                                                       Please join us 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in HSB 200 for a rescheduled meeting of Villanova’s chapter of Interfaith POWER Metro. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Kate at the email address below by Monday, April 11. POWER Metro is bringing POWER Philadelphia’s message of putting faith into action by advocating for public policies that will help expand equality and social justice for citizens throughout the state into suburban areas.  Questions? Contact: catharine.giancatarino@villanova.edu

Social Identity at Work–Exploring Multiculturalism in the Workplace: 4/12                                                                The Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Career Center present a panel discussion, “Social Identity at Work: Exploring Multiculturalism in the Workplace,” 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in Dougherty West Lounge. Professionals from a variety of industries, including Vanguard, Aramark, Campbell’s Soup Co., Verizon Wireless and Villanova, will discuss how their own cultural and social identities have informed and impacted their work lives. Questions? Contact: beth.cahill@villanova.edu


SHOW US YOUR FALVEY HAUL!

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What is a Falvey Haul, you ask? Anything you drag in, out, or around our Library. Got a backpack full of books and a Kindle? Sweet! Show us! Got a gym bag with a laptop and a half-eaten apple? Show us that too! Whether you’re lugging around a box full of 27 newly checked-out Falvey books (looking at you, grad students!) or you’re balancing your Chromebook in one hand and a longboard in the other, we wanna see your haul. Take a picture and post it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and #hashtag it with #FalveyHaul! If we pick you, you can win some sweet Falvey Memorial Library swag – including the chance to win a private study space for you and a few friends during finals week – and some awesome internet attention.

In order to win, you must:

1: Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

2: Post yourself with your haul.

3: Use the hashtag #FalveyHaul

4: Tag THREE (3) friends!

Happy Hauling!


This week in Villanova history. Front page headline:  “Biden lectures on media and politics.” “Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (-Del.), presented a lecture entitled ‘Running for President in the Mass Media Age’ on April 3 in the Connelly Center Cinema.” (Biden is currently the vice president of the United States.) The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 18, April 5, 1991, p. 1.  Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today is National Barbershop Quartet Day! In the first nineteen years of the twentieth century, barbershop quartet music became all the rage. A barbershop consists of a lead singer who carries the melody, a bass, a tenor, and a baritone. But barbershop music doesn’t always have to be sung by only four people; four parts can be split in a barbershop chorus. Did you know that Villanova professor Michael Hollinger wrote a musical all about women in the face of barbershop quartet culture called A Wonderful Noise?

“With the a cappella groups, every voice is like one string on a guitar, one note on the piano, or one cymbal, and you don’t have the luxury of falling back on anything.” – Ben Folds

 


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‘Cat in the Stacks: Be Like Kris Jenkins

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 I’m Michelle Callaghan, a second-year graduate student at Villanova University. This is our new column, “‘Cat in the Stacks.” I’m the ‘cat. Falvey Memorial Library is the stacks. I’ll be posting about living that scholarly life, from research to study habits to embracing your inner-geek, and how the library community might aid you in all of it.


Kris Jenkins. If you don’t know the name by now, I can’t call you a Wildcat! Mr. Buzzer Beater himself said of his championship-winning shot, “I think every shot is going in, so that one was no different” [source].

No different. Except it was – it was the winning shot. But what a great perspective Jenkins brings to the court. We can learn a lot from that simple idea–every shot you take, you’d better believe it’s going in. What’s the point, otherwise?

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Academics might not be basketball, and you might not be eyeing up a championship title with your exams and reports, but you still got to believe every effort is going to score. When everything is stacked against you and the clock is counting down, you could give in under the pressure. You can slack, you can give in, and you can give up. Or you can adopt a success mindset and believe that, no matter what, every shot is going in.

a basketball on a white backgroundNow we all know what that success mindset looks like in basketball–it looks like Kris Jenkins’ winning shot. What does it look like when it comes to your education? I believe it looks like a persistent, stubborn conviction that the work you do is good work. Do your best. Forget the rest. (Thanks, Tony Horton!) I’m not saying you need to become unhealthily obsessed with perfection, because that’ll only lead to mental paralysis and procrastination. But when you do your best and truly believe that every shot is going in, you’ll know that every effort you give is a good effort.

That might not mean you’re always squared off before you shoot for three. That might not mean your shot won’t bounce off the backboard or swirl around the toilet bowl and pop out again. But you can rest assured that you didn’t cramp your success by not believing that shot would land. When it doesn’t — ‘cause sometimes it won’t — you just get that ball back and try again. After all, the Wildcats didn’t win 77-0–but they still won.

As we eye up finals and summertime, no matter how tough and rough the road gets, don’t stop believing in your shots. You got this!


Article by Michelle Callaghan, graduate assistant on the Communication and Service Promotion team. She is currently pursuing her MA in English at Villanova University.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/7)

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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in room 205. VITAL invites faculty to join the Fall Lunch Discussions. Each month’s topic is offered on two different days to accommodate teaching schedules. The discussions provide a forum for networking and exchanging ideas with colleagues from across the campus. Faculty are invited to bring their lunch. VITAL will provide the venue, dessert and beverages. Questions? Contact: Gabriele.Bauer@Villanova.edu

OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: michael.j.pennington@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…ASALI SOLOMON evite

Thursday, April 14th, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner.
The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with Villanova University’s 18th Annual Literary Festival presents the Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring author Asali Solomon, PhD. Dr. Solomon is the author of the novel Disgruntled.  She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for her stories collected in Get Down, her first book; the volume was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2007 she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Dr. Solomon teaches English at Haverford College. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons.

 


Happening @ ‘Nova

Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

2nd Annual VCASE Symposium: 4/8                                                                                                                                                Mark your calendars for the second annual VCASE symposium, 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., April 8, in Tolentine and CEER halls. The event is free but registration is required. For the agenda and the registration form, visit this website. Questions? Contact: Sonali Joshi

Third Annual Ethics of War Conference: 4/8-4/9                                                                                                                         A project of Villanova University and the United States Military Academy, West Point. Distinguishes speakers, Dr. Claire Finkelstein, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Frances Kamm, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard University, Dr. Dominic Tierney, Swarthmore College and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. April 8-9. Questions? Contact: Peggy Elder

Travis Manion Foundation Presents “Character Does Matter”: 4/14                                                                                 The MBA Alumni Association invites faculty and staff to attend this program, 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14, Idea Accelerator, Falvey Library, Ground Floor, for a night of networking with MBA alumni and to hear a poignant presentation from the Travis Manion Foundation, which strives to inspire veterans and families of veterans to continue on to the next phase of their lives through leadership, honor and a commitment to service. Complimentary light bites and drinks will be available. Register now. Questions? Contact: Pam Kokkalis


#TBT

This week we are takin’ it all the way back to 1973.  Two students are hard at work in the Falvey stacks! Not much has changed.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today in 1920, renowned sitar player Ravi Shankar was born to a Bengali family in Benares, British India. He helped popularize Indian instruments in pop music because of his friendship with the Beatles’ George Harrison — a camraderie that influenced the song “Within You Without You” from the Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” To read more about Ravi Shankar, check out the essay “Ravi Shankar as mediator between a traditional music and modernity” by Stephen M. Slawek from Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History, which can be found in our stacks.

“In the U.K., classical music is composed by individuals and written down. Indian music is based on certain sequences called ragas. When I perform live, 95% of the music is improvised: it never sounds the same twice.” – Ravi Shankar


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