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Faculty Publications Highlighted in Falvey’s Community Bibliography

 

The Community Bibliography is a celebration of Villanova University community authors and scholars past, present and future.

According to the official Falvey Memorial Library website, the community bibliography takes the form of an “open repository of the entire published output of the Villanova University community. This extensive database offers a detailed view of our proud scholarly heritage, from our community’s historical publications of the 19th Century to the cutting edge research of today.”

You can access this collection by entering search terms in the box provided on the official bibliography access page or browsing  College or academic department.

To give you an idea of the scope of this collection, see the list below of 2012 faculty publications.

Arts and Sciences

Scott, Mark (2012). Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil. New York: Oxford University Press.

NagyZekmi, Silvia, & Hollis, Karen (eds) (2012). Global academe: engaging intellectual discourse. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Barrett, David, & Holland, Max (2012). Blind over Cuba: The Photo Gap and the Missile Crisis. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press.

Wieder, R. Kelman, Vile, Melanie, Scott, Kimberli, Brault, Erin, Harris, Michelle, & Mowbray, Stephen B. (2012). Disturbance and the peatland carbon sink in the Oil Sands Administrative Area. In Dale Vitt & Jagtar Bhatti (Eds.), Restoration and Reclamation of Boreal Ecosystems: Attaining Sustainable Development (pp. 13-22). New York: Cambridge University Press.

McCall, Timothy (2012). Pier Maria’s Legacy: (Il)legitimacy, Inheritance, and Rule of Parma’s Rossi Dynasty. In Katherine A. McIver (Ed.), Wives, Widows, Mistresses, and Nuns in Early Modern Italy: Making the Invisible Visible through Art and Patronage (pp. 33-54). Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Barnett, Christopher (2012). Henri de Lubac: Locating Kierkegaard Amid the ‘Drama’ of Nietzschean Humanism. In Jon Stewart (Ed.), Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Volume 10, Tome III: Kierkegaard’s Influence on Theology – Catholic and Jewish Theology (pp. 97-110). Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Barnett, Christopher (2012). Erich Przywara: Catholicism’s Great Expositor of the ‘Mystery’ of Kierkegaard. In Jon Stewart (Ed.), Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Volume 10, Tome III: Kierkegaard’s Influence on Theology – Catholic and Jewish Theology (pp. 131-154). Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Hirschfeld, Mary (2012). Culture as the Locus for Economic Relation. In Daniel K. Finn (Ed.), The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate (pp. 69-71). New York: Oxford University Press.

Hirschfeld, Mary (2012). Expanding the Economic Paradigm of Development. In Daniel K. Finn (Ed.), The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate (pp. 94-97). New York: Oxford University Press.

Hirschfeld, Mary (2012). The Ambiguities of Accessible Language. In Daniel K. Finn (Ed.), The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate (pp. 116-117). New York: Oxford University Press.

Moreland, Anna Bonta, & Curran, James (eds.) (2012). New Voices in Catholic Theology. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Co.

Gentles-Peart, Kamille, & Hall, Maurice (eds.) (2012). Re-constructing Place and Space: Media, Culture, Discourse and the Constitution of Caribbean Diasporas. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

Wilson, James Matthew (2012). The Fugitive and the Exile: Theodor W. Adorno, John Crowe Ransom, and The Kenyon Review. In John D. McIntyre (Ed.), Rereading the New Criticism (pp. 83-104). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.

Hadley, Judith (2012). 2 Chronicles 32:30 and the water systems of pre-exilic Jerusalem. In Mark J. Boda (Ed.), Let us go up to Zion :  essays in honour of H.G.M. Williamson on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday (pp. 273-284). Leiden: Brill.

Giesburg, Judith (2012). Orphans and Indians: Pennsylvania’s Soldiers’ Orphan Schools and the Landscape of Postwar Childhood. In James Marten (Ed.), Children and Youth During the Civil War era (pp. 188-205). New York: New York University Press.

Godzieba, Anthony (2012). Quaestio Disputata: The Magisterium in an Age of Digital Reproduction. In Richard R. Gaillardetz (Ed.), When the Magisterium Intervenes: The Magisterium and Theologians in Today’s Church (pp. 140-153). Collegeville, MN: Michael Glazier.

DeFina, Robert, & Hannon, Lance (2012). Cruel and Unusual: The True Costs of Our Prison System. In James A. Crone (Ed.), 15 Disturbing Things We Need to Know (pp. 83-92). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Schofield, Mary Anne (2012). Manning Coles: The Intermodernism Of Espionage Fiction. In Robert Lance Snyder (Ed.), Espionage Fiction: The Seduction of Clandestinity (pp. 55-72). Vashon Island, WA: Paradoxa.

Villanova School of Business

Avery, Derek R., McKay, Patrick F., & Roberson, Quinetta (2012). Managing Diversity Means Managing Differently: A Look at the Role of Racioethnicity in Perceptions of Organizational Support. In Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro, Lynn M. Shore, and Lois E. Tetrick (Eds.), The Employee-Organization Relationship: Applications for the 21st Century (pp. 509-532). New York: Routledge.

Liberatore, Matthew, & Miller, Tan (2012). Supply chain planning: practical frameworks for superior performance. New York: Business Expert Press.

Doh, Jonathan, & Oetzel, Jennifer (2012). Reconceptualizing the MNE-Development Relationship: the Role of Complementary Resources. In Alain Verbeke & Hemant Merchant (Eds.), Handbook of Research on International Strategic Management (pp. 451-471). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Quinn, Dennis, Schindler, Martin, & Toyoda, A. Maria (2012). Measurements of Capital and Financial Current Account Openness. In Gerard Caprio (Ed.), The Evidence and Impact of Financial Globalization (pp. 15-34). Boston: Academic Press.

Kozup, John, Taylor, Charles R., Capella, Michael L., & Kees, Jeremy (2012). Sound Disclosures: Assessing When a Disclosure Is Worthwhile. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing: Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 313-322. doi: 10.1509/jppm.12.047

Engineering

McCarthy, Leslie Myers, Park, Seri, & Mensching, David (2012). Development of a Warm Mix Asphalt Technology Evaluation Program (NCHRP 20-07/Task 311). AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways, Transportation Research Board.

Miller, Steven P., Dunlap, Brett I., & Fleischer, Amy S. (2012). Cation Coordination And Interstitial Oxygen Occupancy In Co-Doped Zirconia From First Principles. Solid State Ionics 227, 66-72.

Muske, Kenneth, Ashrafiuon, Hashem, Nersesov, Sergey, & Nikkhah, Mehdi (2012). Optimal Sliding Mode Cascade Control for Stabilization of Underactuated Nonlinear Systems. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control 134(2), 021020 (11 pages). http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4005367

Crawford, Robert, Nathan, Rungun, Wang, Liyun, & Wu, Qianhong (2012). Experimental Study On The Lift Generation Inside A Random Synthetic Porous Layer Under Rapid Compaction. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 36, 205-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2011.09.014

Caverly, Robert (2012). Microwave and RF p-i-n Diode Model for Time-Domain Simulation. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 60(7), 2158-2164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2012.2195024

Nursing

Perrin Ross, Amy, & Smeltzer, Suzanne (2012). “Nursing Management of the Patient with Multiple Sclerosis”. American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, AANN and ARN Clinical Practice Guideline Series.

Sharts-Hopko, Nancy (2012). Health care reform: what does it mean for people living with HIV infection? Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 23(2), 107-110. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2011.07.003

Capriotti, Theresa, & Sheerin, Sara (2012). HAART Medications: Clinical Implications for the Older Adult. The Clinical Advisor, 15(5), 23-29.

Mariani, Bette A. (2012). Our Ethical Responsibility in the Transition to Practice for New RNs. Pennsylvania Nurse, 67(2), 4-7.

Trout, Kimberly K., McGrath, Joanna, Flanagan, Jill, Costello, Marcia, & Frey, Jesse (2012). A Pilot Study to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake in Pregnant Latina Women. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health 3(1), 2-5. doi: 10.1177/2150131911414430

 

 

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New Study Space in Falvey Hall

The Falvey Hall foyer has been transformed from a 1960’s style library service space into a quiet, comfortable study space. Replete with “window” box seats, Celtic-style light fixtures, acoustical panels, and new furniture, it will provide an alternative to the main Library seating areas for those who want a whole new level of quiet study space.

In addition to the main lobby, the large reading room known for its two-story high ceiling and grand windows, will also be converted into a study space. Look for news about this space in a future blog.

These photos will give you an idea of what the Falvey Hall foyer looked like before and after the “facelift.”

 

Black & White Photograph Courtesy of Villanova University Archives; Color Photograph by Alice Bampton

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Stephanie Liu, Student Employee of the Month, Earns Praise and Recognition

Stephanie Liu, a senior biology major from Allentown, Pa., is Falvey Memorial Library’s newest student employee of the month. Stephanie works for Scholarly Outreach; she has worked for Falvey since January 2010, her first year at Villanova. From 2010 until summer 2012 she worked for Access Services. Last summer she began working for Scholarly Outreach. She helps Gina Duffy, library events and program coordinator, with setting up for events but also has been working with Joanne Quinn, design specialist and member of the Scholarly Outreach team. Stephanie has created PowerPoint slideshows and helped mount exhibits for Quinn. “It’s one of my favorite parts of the job,” she says. When time permits, Stephanie aids Stephen Spatz, assistant Scholarly Outreach librarian and a research support librarian, with the Community Bibliography.

Stephanie has a minor in Chinese. She doesn’t have any definite career plans yet, but says, “I love art, design and dancing.”

The University Staff Council (USC) at Falvey selects a student employee of the month based upon nominations from the department supervisors of student employees. Gina Duffy, the supervisor who nominated Stephanie, says, “Stephanie is a great asset to the Scholarly Outreach team. Not only does she help us with Library event logistics, but she is also quick to take on new projects. Stephanie especially enjoys helping with tasks in which she can demonstrate her creative and artistic abilities, such as helping to mount our window displays. She is a pleasure to work with!”

Joanne Quinn says, “Though Stephanie is a biology major, she has a great eye for art. I trust her design sense and often rely on her to create components such as PowerPoint presentations or vignettes for our displays. She contributed greatly to our recent Emancipation Proclamation display, as well as October’s Hispanic Heritage display and the playful fictional road trip exhibit last summer. She will be hard to replace!”

Alice Bampton is a visual specialist and senior writer on the Communication and Publications Team.

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Proofreading Project Gutenberg – Bolax: Imp or Angel-Which?

If you have ever read a classic book in an electronic format, especially if you didn’t have to pay for it, there’s a good chance you were enjoying the fruits of Project Gutenberg. Since the early 1970s, Project Gutenberg has been converting out-of-copyright texts into electronic formats and making them freely available. Since March of 2012, the Digital Library team has been contributing some of their digitized titles to Project Gutenberg. One of the latest of our books to be made available as a Project Gutenberg e-book is Bolax: Imp or Angel–Which? by Mrs. Josephine Culpeper. (We think the title alone would stir your curiosity.)

Previous titles we have featured and proofread are Atchoo!, How to Fence, The Brighton Boys in the Trenches and the list goes on.

Visit the Blue Electrode Blog to find out more about the Distributed Proofreaders Project and to follow Falvey’s participation in this project.

By Demian Katz, Laura Bang, and Luisa Cywinski

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On Pope Benedict XVI’s Historic Resignation

By Darren Poley

Habemus Papam, one of the most famous Latin phrases still in use today, means “We have a Pope!” It will be said preceding the announcement of which bishop is to be elevated to the office of supreme pontiff. But this ceremony follows a great deal of ritual surrounding the election of a new pope by the group of electors from the College of Cardinals. For a thorough description of the process, see “Election of new pope follows detailed procedure,” a Catholic News Service story.

Pope Benedict XVI’s official abdication of the Chair of Peter on February 28 signals the first time in modern history that the bishop of Rome has retired rather than stay in office until the end of his mortal life. Many have reacted to this news in various ways, but blogger Rocco Palmo summarizes some of the issues related to the papal resignation very well in his Feb. 12 post: “And Now, ‘Vatishock’.” Palmo’s blog Whispers in the Loggia has received accolades for his deeply insightful and punctiliar style of reporting on ecclesiastical affairs. Another online source to watch for Catholic Church news is “Live Catholic Headlines from the last 30 days.”

As the world turns its view towards the papal election, keep in mind Falvey has reputable newspapers and magazines with features, opinion, and analysis that will greatly enhance an understanding of current events. Issues of renowned Catholic magazines, America, Commonweal, The Tablet, and U.S. Catholic for example, as well as newspapers, such as the National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, and Our Sunday Visitor are available for reading in the current periodical area on the first floor of the Library. Like many news periodicals today, however, the weekly newspaper from the Vatican L’Osservatore Romano has content online and in print, including editorials like “The future is God’s” from the same day as Benedict XVI “announced his decision to ‘renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome’.”

Another resource, Origins, is the documentary service publication from the Catholic News Service organization. The Feb. 21 issue of Origins has “Reactions to Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation” by various religious and civic leaders, as well as an English translation of the statement of resignation by Pope Benedict XVI. Origins is a digest of official and authoritative sources of information, including speeches and statements on matters related to the Catholic Church. Recent issues of Origins have been placed on reserve in the Library, so you need to ask for them at the circulation desk. There is an online archive of Origins to which Falvey subscribes, too. The Journal Finder is the best way to determine if Falvey provides access to content from periodicals either in print or online, or both.

Darren Poley is the theology and religious studies subject librarian. Contact him directly at darren.poley@villanova.edu.

 

 

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Spring Brings a New Digital Library Intern to Falvey

Falvey’s Digital Library has welcomed a new intern, Joseph Malcomson. To learn about Malcomson and his work with the Digital Library collections and projects, please go to http://blog.library.villanova.edu/digitallibrary/2013/01/30/meet-joseph-malcomson-spring-2013-digital-library-intern/.

 

 

 

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User-friendly Website Design: Observing Student Navigation Patterns

By Jutta Seibert

The library website is not just a pretty face; it is an essential research tool for Villanova University faculty and students. It is the main access point to online journals and databases, the library catalog, patron accounts, subject librarians, library events and much more. The library website had over 400,000 visitors in 2011. Available usage statistics already tell us a lot about how the site is used: the number of unique users, their geographic location, the devices and browsers they use to access the site and the time of the day or night when site traffic peaks.

They also tell us which library functions are most heavily used: the online library catalog is at the top of the list with over 120,000 hits followed by the Databases A-Z list with over 100,000 hits. What usage statistics cannot tell us is whether students ultimately find the information they seek. For this reason the library’s Web team planned and executed a series of usability tests.

 

 

 

 

 

What is usability testing?

Usability testing is a technique used to test the functionality of website design through the close observation of novice users who are asked to perform a number of pre-defined tasks. Jakob Nielsen’s Usability 101: Introduction to Usability is a good source for detailed information about usability. Usability testing does not require much investment of time and resources although specialized usability labs use heat maps as well as eye and navigation tracking and recording software. Some labs have one-way mirrors installed to ensure unobtrusive observation of research subjects.

Falvey’s Web team determined that a test administrator, a test recorder and software that tracked the test subject’s navigation paths while recording the thoughts of the subjects would suffice. How do you record the thoughts of a test subject? We asked all test subjects to think out loud while they performed the assigned tasks on the library website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do usability testing?

Web designers generally conduct usability testing to identify design flaws. Why does the Web team need students, rather than library employees, to detect potential design flaws? The majority of library employees use the library website on a daily basis, which makes them expert users. Expert users navigate a website efficiently because they have been trained by their daily interaction with a website’s functionality and organization. As a consequence they are no longer able to see the site through the eyes of a novice user.

Library employees also know from personal observation that students often cannot find library resources as readily as they should. Students may be confused by library lingo or by a content hierarchy that only makes sense to a librarian. For this reason the library’s Web team administers usability tests before and/or after it updates the website’s user interfaces. The ultimate goal of these tests is to design a website that is functional, intuitive and accessible to novice users and experts alike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What did we learn?

Some of the results of the latest rounds of usability testing were expected based on informal observations; others were a surprise. Student feedback was unanimous in regard to text-heavy Web pages. They told us that certain library Web pages are too text heavy and make their “eyes glaze over,” which interfered with their ability to find what they were looking for. (more…)

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Dr. Ronald Hill to Deliver This Year’s Outstanding Faculty Research Lecture

On Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3:00 p.m. the Library will host a Scholarship@Villanova event featuring Ronald Hill, PhD, Richard J. and Barbara Naclerio Chair and professor of marketing and business law in the Villanova School of Business. Dr. Hill’s lecture, “A Manifesto on Marketing as Exchange,” will address contemporary trends in the discipline and practice of marketing and also their relationship to human value.

Dr. Hill’s research, which will be presented Thursday as part of his lecture, led to his selection for last year’s prestigious Outstanding Faculty Research Award. His approach begins with several criticisms of marketing as a discipline, including its recent theoretical tendency to “disregard of the vast majority of consumers in favor of a narrow, affluent socioeconomic subset.” Over the years Dr. Hill has developed a broad and eclectic body of research, and his work on the intersection between marketing and society can be found in illustrious publications like Harvard Business Review and Human Rights Quarterly.

Scholarship@Villanova events are dedicated to recognition of bold scholarly publications, exciting ongoing research, and other intellectual contributions of faculty members from all four of Villanova University’s colleges. Dr. Hill’s talk represents the second spring-semester lecture in this series. In the tradition of past Scholarship@Villanova lectures, this event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Speakers’ Corner on the first floor of the Library.

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Window Shopping: 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

By Alice Bampton

To celebrate Black History Month and the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Joanne Quinn, graphic designer, worked with Judith Giesberg, PhD, an associate professor of history, to create a cultural display. A large central poster, “In Commemoration of Black History Month and the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation,” draws us into the exhibit. Flanking this are two large vertical posters. On the left, “God is Settling the Account” provides a brief account of the Emancipation Proclamation, and under an image of Lincoln appears the text of the proclamation. “African American Reaction to Lincoln’s Emancipation,” the poster to the right, includes portraits, other images and text.

Smaller informative posters highlight “Memorable Days: The Emilie Davis Diaries,” (Dr. Giesberg and her team created the The Emilie Davis Diaries website); “Never Caught: The President’s Runaway Slave,” a lecture by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, PhD; and “How and When to Commemorate Emancipation,” a lecture by William A. Blair, PhD. Various books drawn from Falvey’s collection, a bust of Lincoln, flags, two digital slide shows and other artifacts complete the exhibit.

Eye-catching and informative, the display was mounted by Quinn with the help of Ann Stango, Access Services specialist, and Minh Cao, graduate assistant. Stephanie Liu, a Falvey student employee, prepared the PowerPoints for the digital picture frames. Jutta Seibert, Academic Integration team leader, provided databases for the one slide show; the other one shows images of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Black History Month, celebrated since 1976, is an outgrowth of Negro History Week, established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, educator, historian and leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Woodson selected the second week in February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), an abolitionist whose birthday is celebrated on February 14.

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Poet Diane Gilliam Fisher to Read at Falvey Memorial Library

By Corey Waite Arnold

On Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:00 p.m., poet Diane Gilliam Fisher, PhD, will give a reading at the Library as part of the 15th Annual Villanova Literary Festival. Dr. Fisher’s most recent book, entitled Kettle Bottom, tells the story of the West Virginia coal mine wars of 1920-1921 through the individual perspectives and voice of characters affected by those events.

Dr. Fisher is the recipient of an illustrious range of poetry honors and awards, including the 2008 Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing and a spot on the American Booksellers Association’s spring 2005 Book Sense Picks Poetry Top Ten list for Kettle Bottom. Her poetry shows a remarkable awareness of buried histories, and her language illuminates the beauty in seemingly common vernacular. By leveraging the dialects of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia, Dr. Fisher invokes a sense of place in her poetry as dependent on language as it is on landscape, and even the minor communications in her work crackle with a rare vitality. Dr. Fisher earned her PhD in Romance Languages from Ohio State University, and her MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. She currently lives in Ohio.

The reading is the second in this year’s Literary Festival, sponsored by the Department of English. Along with Dr. Fisher, the festival will bring major writers from all over the country to Villanova’s campus, including Junot Díaz, a recent recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Keep an eye on the Department of English blog and homepage for future announcements regarding festival events.

This event will be held in the Speakers’ Corner of the Library, and will be followed by a book sale and signing.

Graphic Design by Joanne Quinn

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Last Modified: February 17, 2013