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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/17)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!


SAVE THE DATE…

Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture featuring Giorgi Japaridze, PhD:  Tuesday, April 21, 2:00 p.m., Reading Room. Dr. Japaridze will discuss the extensive research that led him to win the coveted Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 2015. Tailored for a general audience, Dr. Japaridze’s talk “Computability, Logic, and Computability Logic” will give an overview of the new line of research introduced by the speaker several years ago, named “Computability Logic.” In the same sense that traditional logic is about providing a systematic answer to the question “What is (always) true?” Computability Logic is about providing a systematic answer to the more general question “What can (always) be computed and how?” This is a long-term program for rebuilding logic into a comprehensive formal theory of computability. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Regina Duffy.

2015 Open Mic Poetry Reading: Wednesday, April 22, 12:00 p.m., Speakers’ Corner. Class of 2015 Creative Writing Contestants, other students and members of the University community will share original work and favorite poems, ranging from the humorous to the thought-provoking to the sublime. This event will also feature the release party of Arthology, one of Villanova University’s student art-literary magazines, which will be available to students for free. Whether you have a poem you’d like to share or just want to listen, the Department of English and Falvey Memorial Library invite you to enjoy this entertaining and memorable celebration of poetry.For more information, contact Regina Duffy.

2015 Earth Day Panel Discussion: Thursday, April 23, 10:00 a.m., Speakers’ Corner. In honor of Earth Day, we will hold a panel discussion on working towards sustainable solutions. Panelists who have devoted their careers to some aspect of sustainability will discuss their work. The challenges and opportunities of working daily to address environmental issues will be discussed. Questions and discussion between panelists and the audience are encouraged. A light continental breakfast will be provided. For more information, contact Liesel Schwarz.


ACADEMIC NOTE

We are proud to announce the 2015 Falvey Scholars Award Winners!

Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and the Honors Program are pleased to announce the 2015 Falvey Scholars Award winners: Katie Kline, Elizabeth Long, Jessica Swoboda, Nicholas Ader, Joseph Schaadt and John Szot. Falvey Scholars is an annual program that recognizes outstanding undergraduate research at Villanova. The Villanova Community is invited to join us in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library on Friday, April 24 at 9 a.m. for the Falvey Scholars 2015 Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony in which the award recipients will give short presentations on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or creation of their winning project report. A continental breakfast will be served. For more information, contact Regina Duffy.


 

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club Meeting: Friday, April 17, 2:30 p.m., First Floor Lounge. Join the VEEC (aka game club) most Fridays during the semester from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge for some fun! The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation. Participants gather once a week to play video games in a safe and fun environment. The VEEC also has the pleasure of participating in video game activities, such as tournaments and expositions, and is always accepting new members! For more information, contact Regina Duffy.

Irish Studies Program Galway Summer Study Abroad Orientation Session: Friday, April 17, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Room 204. Students registered for the Galway Summer Study Abroad will learn more about the program. For more information, contact Joseph Lennon.


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creole cityTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

There’s more to New Orleans than “laissez les bon temps rouler.” During the early nineteenth century, “New Orleans came to symbolize progress, adventure, and culture.” Nathalie Dessen, the author of Creole City: a chronicle of early American New Orleans, also “reveals a vanished world of transatlantic circuits, interracial families, politics and property, even ethnic rivalries.”


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“And, above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you very much at your own reckoning.” – The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope


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‘Cat in the Stacks: Put Down the Phone!

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 I’m Michelle Callaghan, a first-year graduate student at Villanova University. This is our 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.


It’s a hard truth to face, but maybe now’s the best time to face it: our phones waste our time. And we’ve got three weeks left; time’s a premium we can’t afford to waste! This is, in a word, “crunch time,” although people who aren’t currently enrolled in courses have an adorable habit of calling it downhill—but that’s just not true. It’s, frankly, a pretty steep climb.

(The drop off, however, is pretty rewarding—a cannonball into the cool lake of summer.)
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It’s always around this time of the semester I realize just how addicted I’ve become to media, social and otherwise. It’s never a surprise, either—for years now, my paper-writing schedule almost always devolved into one paragraph followed by ten cat videos, then one paragraph followed by fifteen minutes of Reddit. Not very productive. Sure, I’d get everything done, but at a cost—I’d pay dividends in lost sleep and overwhelming panic as the deadlines taunted me!

Perhaps this is the time to try and break the cycle. A couple little changes could produce a huge boost of productivity.

If you have no self control…
Seems counterintuitive, sure, but you can use technology to force yourself off of technology. Try apps like StayFocusd (Chrome extension), RescueTime, and Focus Time. Decide how hard you want to be on yourself based on how you see yourself wasting time.

If you have some self control and need to reward yourself…
Divide your work hours between intense focus and a few minutes of media reward. If you have the self-control to manage this sort of work habit, then you probably don’t have that bad of a productivity issue. Still, I wouldn’t go above a 50/10 minute ratio of work to fun.

If you need a drill sergeant…
Try the app Carrot. Heh, heh, heh. This might not be suitable for everyone. Carrot is “the A.I. construct with a heart of weapons-grade plutonium,” so that should give you a hint.

If you want to go cold turkey, because you’re crazy…
Turn your phone off. Don’t click on your internet browser. Good luck.

If you need to go old school, because there’s no way you can avoid clicking on your internet browser…
Write half of your paper by hand, print articles, or only study from textbooks for a huge chunk of time. Work in the library and don’t bring your devices.

You got this. Godspeed.


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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Nomnomnomatology: And the winner is….

Team Brownies is the 2015 Nomnomnomatology winner! And the crowd goes wild!

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Mmm… I can smell it from here. The smell of a winner.

What a surprise win. If you’ve been following my predictions, you’ll know I pegged French Fries to go all the way. Had shirts and hats made and everything!

You were the chosen one! You were to bring balance to the Force, not leave it in chocolate!

But no hard feelings to Brownies, our ultimate chompion. Guess the library attracts some sweet tooths, eh? Or perhaps the desire for a little sugar is strong here at the end of the year.

As for the contest for a private study suite for late night hours finals week, Mihir Shah is the lucky winner! Mr. Shah and six of his lucky friends will be served a yummy feast of the final four winning foods (brownies, fries, ice cream, and Reese’s Cups) and have private access to a suite in the library for the week, just in time for finals. Mr. Shah has been contacted and graciously accepts his delicious prize.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Nomnomnomatology and our private study suite drawing. Remember to check back throughout the year for more fun promotional events!

 


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/16)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

 


TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

 VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours: Thursday, April 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Room 205. 5-6 VSB Peer Tutors will be available for walk in help. VSB Peer Tutors is a volunteer organization of VSB juniors and seniors dedicated to supporting the academic success of fellow VSB students. Tutors provide both individual tutoring as well as ongoing walk-in study sessions throughout the semester for all VSB core business classes. For more information, contact: Julie Freedman.

Irish Studies Conversation Circle: Thursday, April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 204. The Irish Studies Program hosts a conversation circle about topics concerning Irish history and culture on behalf of the program. Open to all! For more information, contact: Jerry Sweeney.


SAVE THE DATE…

Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture featuring Giorgi Japaridze, PhD. Tuesday, April 21, 2:00 p.m.,  Reading Room. Dr. Japaridze will discuss the extensive research that led him to win the coveted Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 2015. Tailored for a general audience, Dr. Japaridze’s talk “Computability, Logic, and Computability Logic” will give an overview of the new line of research introduced by the speaker several years ago, named “Computability Logic.” In the same sense that traditional logic is about providing a systematic answer to the question “What is (always) true?” Computability Logic is about providing a systematic answer to the more general question “What can (always) be computed and how?” This is a long-term program for rebuilding logic into a comprehensive formal theory of computability. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Regina Duffy.

APA Workshop: Tuesday, April 21, 4:00 p.m., Room 207.Come learn the basics of citing all types of documents: books, journal articles, and websites. Bring your laptop or Mac and get ready to show APA who’s boss!  This workshop is open to students, faculty, and staff.
Register by contacting Barbara Quintiliano  (or just drop in) If you can’t make this session, book an individual session with Barbara. Click and reserve a time slot:https://barbquin.youcanbook.me/

2015 Open Mic Poetry Reading: Wednesday, April 22, 12:00 p.m., Speakers’ Corner. Class of 2015 Creative Writing Contestants, other students and members of the University community will share original work and favorite poems, ranging from the humorous to the thought-provoking to the sublime. This event will also feature the release party of Arthology, one of Villanova University’s student art-literary magazines, which will be available to students for free. Whether you have a poem you’d like to share or just want to listen, the Department of English and Falvey Memorial Library invite you to enjoy this entertaining and memorable celebration of poetry.For more information, contact Regina Duffy.

Workshop for Chicago Style Footnotes and Bibliographies: Wednesday, April 22, 4:00 p.m., Room 207. Are you confused by the different formats required by Chicago-Style for footnotes and bibliographies? Are you unsure about how and when to use “ibid.”? Answers to your questions are just around the corner. Come to Falvey Memorial Library for a quick introduction to Chicago-Style rules for footnotes and bibliographies. For more information, contact history liaison librarian Jutta Seibert.


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controversial new religionsTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

The back panel of Controversial new religions qualifies new religious movements as “social organizations” that run counter to “popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values” that are often viewed with a “mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety.”


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” – Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne


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The Curious ‘Cat: When the weather’s this nice, how do you get your studying done?

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “When the weather’s this nice, how do you get your studying done?

RS8790_DSC_3074-scrJulia Rose Clarke —“I like to do it outside, like on the bench here … I was outside of Café Nova yesterday because it was really nice. … I would just do readings outside. If I had to write an essay I might do that inside, but readings I can get done outside.”

 

 

 

 

RS8794_DSC_3078-scrJane Richter—“Oh, it’s really difficult. I try to do my more difficult things inside and focus on doing all my readings outside so I can actually focus. It’s more free thinking that I like to do outside whereas structured thinking I’ll make myself go inside.”

 

 

 

 

Julian ChavezJulian Chavez—‘I think it’s important to first see what the weather has to offer and enjoy it, indulge in it for a while. … I find it most effective, before your day even starts, to write down some of the things you need to get done and to put a realistic time for anything … even though lunch may go an extra hour than you expected, at least you know you can go back to the list you created in the morning  … “I need to get this done sooner rather than later” I think, planning your day before it’s even a nice day is a good start.’

TrainerThomas Trainer—“not very well … I’m on the track team, so I do get to be outside everyday … not that I wouldn’t want to be outside anyway. This weekend was especially difficult … I took a few quick study breaks … with friends. … It’s been tough especially since I’m working on senior thesis, so it’s nose to the grindstone. I just have to force myself to make a goal for each day.”

 

 

161-1113tm-vector2-2991Yi Zhou—“There are works that you have to get done.  Once I’m done with the work, then I can do whatever I want. Before that, I need to study.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS8801_DSC_3085-scrRachel Malloy—“I tend to take a break and go outside for a little bit and then come back inside. I alternate so that I get a taste of the nice weather but also get something done ‘cause I can’t actually do work when I’m outside.”


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/15)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

 

THE FUTURE IS ROBOCHEF
Hate making dinner? Ready to embrace your Jetson-approved future? Check out this robot chef. The inventors hope to bring a build to consumers in 2017, and it’ll set you back $15,000. Cheaper than most cars, eh? The prospect is tempting.
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against authenticityTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

Everyone is always telling you to be yourself. This book says otherwise. Simon Feldman, the author of Against Authenticity: why you shouldn’t be yourself, argues that you “should be yourself only if you are a good and reasonable person–otherwise, you should be someone else.”


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“All a man can betray is his conscience.” – Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad


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

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Philosophy Graduate Workshop. 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: john.immerwahr@villanova.edu

Food for Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in room 205. 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 dessert and beverages. Questions? Contact: gabriele.bauer@villanova.edu

From EndNote to Zotero Workshop. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in room 204. Are you ready to move your work from EndNote to a more modern and responsive citation manager? Sick of downloading CIW and ENW files and struggling to find the right import filter? This workshop will show you how to move your citation library from EndNote to Zotero painlessly and how to find all your old favorite features including merging duplicate records, creating a citation from just a PDF, and inserting citations into a Word document or other work. Bring your own laptop to work along or take home instructions for later. Open to Faculty, staff, and students of any level. Questions? Contact: robin.bowles@villanova.edu

Chicago-Style Footnotes and Bibliographies Workshop. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in room 207. Are you confused by the different formats required by Chicago-Style for footnotes and bibliographies? Are you unsure about how and when to use “ibid.”? Answers to your questions are just around the corner. Come to Falvey Memorial Library for a quick introduction to Chicago-Style rules for footnotes and bibliographies. Questions? Contact: jutta.seibert@villanova.edu

Scholarship@Villanova. 4:30 p.m. in room 205. Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Lisa Sewell, PhD,associate professor of English and co-director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Sewell will read from and discuss her newly published collection of poetry, Impossible Object, which won the first annual Tenth Gate prize. The Tenth Gate, named in honor of Jane Hirshfield, recognizes the wisdom and dedication of mid- and late-career poets. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture. Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu

VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours. 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 205. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.) Questions? Contact: patricia.burdo@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture featuring Giorgi Japaridze, PhD. Tuesday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Room. Dr. Japaridze will discuss the extensive research that led him to win the coveted Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 2015. Tailored for a general audience, Dr. Japaridze’s talk “Computability, Logic, and Computability Logic” will give an overview of the new line of research introduced by the speaker several years ago, named “Computability Logic.” In the same sense that traditional logic is about providing a systematic answer to the question “What is (always) true?” Computability Logic is about providing a systematic answer to the more general question “What can (always) be computed and how?” This is a long-term program for rebuilding logic into a comprehensive formal theory of computability. Light refreshments will be served.


LINCOLN’S LAWS OF WAR

We continue to commemorate Lincoln’s assassination 150 years ago. Another Lincoln legacy from slightly over 150 years ago is also worth noting. A code Lincoln first promulgated is still embodied in current laws of war. According to the Law of Armed conflict Deskbook, “Prior to the American Civil War, although treatises existed, there was no written ‘Law of War.’ Only customary law existed regarding the need to distinguish between combatants and civilians.”

On April 24, 1863, Lincoln promulgated General Orders No. 100, Instructions for the Government of the Armies of the United States in the Field, containing 157 articles and ten sections. It was originally drafted as the Lieber code by Dr. Franz Lieber and four General Officers in November, 1862. (Deskbook, p.98). This is said to have laid the foundation for subsequent Geneva Conventions, respecting and protecting victims of warfare. In 1864, diplomatic representatives signed a treaty regarding the care of sick and wounded military personnel and neutrality of medical personnel, that generally became known as the first “Geneva Convention” leading to the “Geneva Tradition.”
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If you are interested in more information about the laws of armed conflict or the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, see these handy resources or visit the Library News blog tomorrow:

Lincoln’s code: the laws of war in American history

Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War, the author speaks

Rule of War in a Nutshell

General Orders No. 100 : The Lieber Code

Law of Armed Conflict Deskbook

International Law Institute

Lincoln’s Assassination: 150 years later

Lincoln Speaks: Words that Transformed a Nation


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russian orthodoxTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

The author of The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948, from decline to resurrection, Daniela Kalkandjieva, is from the University of Sofia in Bulgaria. Find out more about the author and her works on the University of Sofia’s website.

 

 

 


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.” – Middlemarch by George Eliot


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Dig Deeper: Dr. Lisa Sewell and Impossible Object

SewellOn Tuesday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m., a Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Lisa Sewell, PhD, associate professor of English and co-director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be held in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library. Dr. Sewell will read from and discuss her newly published collection of poetry, Impossible Object, which won the first annual Tenth Gate prize. The Tenth Gate, named in honor of Jane Hirshfield, recognizes the wisdom and dedication of mid- and late-career poets. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of English, is free and open to the public.

To learn more about Dr. Sewell’s poetry, dig deeper into the links below, selected by Sarah Wingo, liaison librarian for English and theater.


Dig Deeper

Sewell’s work in Falvey’s Catalog: https://library.villanova.edu/Find/Author/Home?author=Sewell%2C+Lisa%2C+1960-

Audio via Poets.org:  http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/lisa-sewell

Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Faculty Spotlight highlights Dr. Sewell for winning the 2014 Tenth Gate prize for her poetry manuscript, Impossible Object:  http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/gws.html


Sarah WingoDig Deeper links selected 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 (4/13)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Philosophy Graduate Workshop. 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: john.immerwahr@villanova.edu

Food for Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in room 205. 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 dessert and beverages. Questions? Contact: gabriele.bauer@villanova.edu

Search, Capture, Done! Bibliographies Made Easy with Refworks! 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. in room 207. Are you still hand-copying references and typing bibliographies the old-fashioned way?   Here’s your chance to learn how to use the powerful citation management tool RefWorks. With just a couple of clicks, capture references from databases and search engines and then generate a bibliography in the style of your choice. Get subject search help too! Bring your laptop or Mac. Open to students, faculty, and staff. Questions? Contact: barbara.quintiliano@villanova.eduAdam-Bradley

Africana Studies: Ida B. Wells Lecture. 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. The lecture is titled “Ralph Ellison Listens to Kendrick Lamar and Other Counterfactuals” given by Dr. Adam F. Bradley, associate professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A distinguished scholar of African American Literature, specializing in the work of Ralph Ellison, Professor Bradley is also a nationally recognized scholar of Hip Hop and Cultural Studies. Most recently, he collaborated with rapper and actor, Common, on his memoir, One Day It’ll All Make Sense. Questions? Contact: joyce.harden@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

Tomorrow! Scholarship@Villanova. 4:30 p.m. in room 205. Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Lisa Sewell, PhD,associate professor of English and co-director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Sewell will read from and discuss her newly published collection of poetry, Impossible Object, which won the first annual Tenth Gate prize. The Tenth Gate, named in honor of Jane Hirshfield, recognizes the wisdom and dedication of mid- and late-career poets. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.


WE’RE EVIDENTLY NOT THE ONLY LIBRARY WITH A ‘DRONE SERVICE’ 

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Proving that laughter is the international language, we heard from another library from almost halfway around the world that tried to pull the same April Fool’s Day trick on their patrons that we did! The Stadtbibliothek Koln – the City Library in Cologne, Germany, shared their announcement of their new, exciting drone delivery system via this YouTube video. And in the amazing way that only a world with an internet can do, the kind librarians there shared it with us in our comments section as well.  

Gerald Dierkes, senior copy editor on Falvey’s Communication & Service Promotion team and the author of our clever drone piece, was quick to reply to the Germans after viewing their video, stating, “Thank you for your comment and for providing the link for your wonderful video. Your six-propeller drone is impressive, a more capable aircraft than our quad-copters. And you’ve developed a clever name: Library Air Transportation Express (aka LAT-EX). The best part, though, is seeing LAT-EX in action. Also, the item delivered—Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines with the inimitable Terry-Thomas and the unique Red Skelton—was ideal for your video. Congratulations on your achievement!


I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNEW THIS, BUT WE TWEET!

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travel writingTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

According to the author, Paul Smethurst, in his book Travel writing and the natural world, 1768-1840, “academic discourse on the subject [of the natural world] has been dominated by romantic ideas of wilderness, new primitivisms, and philosophical approaches to the concept of nature.”  Smethurst examines the height of travel writing about the natural world from 1768-1840 and how its practice turned “nature into a detached and abstract space.”


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It’s in vain, Trot, to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present.” – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/10)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Theology Department Meeting. 12:30 – 2:30 p.m in room 205. Questions? Contact: karen.cunningham@villanova.edu

Competitive Effectiveness Citation Review Session. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: Linda.hauck@villanova.edu

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) Regular Group Meeting. The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation. Participants gather once a week on (most) Fridays to play video games in a safe and fun environment. 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge (Holy Grounds). Always accepting new members. Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Lisa Sewell, PhD,associate professor of English and co-director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Tuesday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. in room 205. Dr. Sewell will read from and discuss her newly published collection of poetry, Impossible Object, which won the first annual Tenth Gate prize. The Tenth Gate, named in honor of Jane Hirshfield, recognizes the wisdom and dedication of mid- and late-career poets. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.


NOM NOM NOM!
The first of two lightning rounds of #NomNomNomatology has begun! The final four are duking it out. Be sure to vote for the winningest foods in some intensely delicious match-ups right here, or vote in person at the front desk in Falvey!
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THAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

unlikely entrepreneursThe excerpt below best represents the “major issues in the history of medicine, women’s history, and immigration history” addressed in Unlikely Entrepreneurs by Barbra Mann Wall.

“In 1877, Sister Lidwina Butler sat in the dimly lit steerage compartment of a trans-Atlantic sailing vessel, her thoughts no doubt shifting between the Ireland she left behind and the New World she would soon embrace. Few in this last great wave of Irish immigrants could have foreseen that this youthful nun would one day become the administrator of a major Catholic hospital.”


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


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