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‘Caturday: Cats in the Grass

If you attended any of the sustainability lectures or went to the farmers market on campus this week, then you probably heard about the benefits of local, organically grown produce.

There are also lots of health benefits to increasing your intake of vegetables and fruits. Tomatoes, broccoli, cucumber, blueberries, and spinach, just to name a few, are known to be brain boosters. Villanovans are lucky to have a Dining Services department that employs sustainable practices and provides healthy, organically grown food.

This ‘cat eats his greens.  Do you?

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‘Caturday feature by Luisa Cywinski, writer for the Communication & Service Promotion team and team leader, Access Services.


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Foto Friday: To learn something, and to give something back…

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Undergraduate research – undergraduate research! Still shaking my head that four short years ago these brilliant scholars were still in high school! This morning, members of the Villanova community were riveted by amazing examples of why we’re proud to be Wildcats when these six students presented the senior thesis projects that earned them Falvey Scholar honors this year. From Virginia Woolf to the horrors of human trafficking, from the intricacies of the human cell to keeping vast data centers cool, and from home genetic testing to avian acoustics (specifically, chickadees), these gifted students not only shared their research findings, but also displayed excellent teaching and storytelling skills to somehow make these diverse and complicated subjects compelling and accessible to the audience.

In his closing remarks, Villanova University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS reminded us that the goal of higher education is to learn something and then to give something back. The purpose of programs such as Falvey Scholars, in recognizing student scholarship, is to highlight how students work with professors to “take what they taught me and make it something brilliant.”

Congratulations again to the 2015 Falvey Scholars, here posing with Father Peter (L-R) Elizabeth Long, John Szot, Katie Kline, Joseph Schaadt, Nicholas Ader and Jessica Swoboda.

Click here to ‘relive’ the event through tweets through the Storify app.


Photo by Alice Bampton.


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2015 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation & Reception Ceremony: Recognizing Outstanding Undergraduate Research at Villanova

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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. These six remarkable senior students have been selected from a pool of candidates from various disciplines for their outstanding undergraduate student research projects at Villanova University.

Later this week, these students will be recognized at our 2015 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony, which is a public event, open to all. Award recipients will give brief presentations on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or creation of their winning project report at the event, which will be taking place in Falvey Memorial Library’s room 205 on Friday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Vice President of Academic Affairs, Rev. Kail C. Ellis, OSA, PhD, will give opening remarks at the event and the scholars will then present their work to the Villanova Community.

The following projects will be presented:

Student: Jessica Swoboda
Title: “Woolf and Waugh: Blurring the Distinction Between the Religious and the Secular”
Mentors: Dr. Helena Tomko and Dr. Megan Quigley
Presentation Time: 9:15 a.m.

Student: Nicholas Ader
Title: “Comparison of Human Nrf2 Antibodies: A Tale of Two Proteins” and “Novel Activators of the Nrf2 Pathway: A Quinone Alone?”
Mentor: Dr. Aimee Eggler
Presentation Time: 9:45 a.m.

Student: Joseph Schaadt
Title: “Load Capacity and Thermal Efficiency Optimization of a Research Data Center Using Computational Modeling”
Mentors: Dr. Aaron Wemhoff, Dr. Kamran Fouladi, Dr. Alfonso Ortega and Dr. Joseph Pigeon
Presentation Time: 10:15 a.m.

Student: Katie Kline
Title: “What to Know About Home Genetic-Test Kits”
Mentor: Dr. Theresa Capriotti
Presentation Time: 10:45 a.m.

Student: Elizabeth Long
Title: “Nurses’ Perceptions of Human Trafficking in an Urban Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study”
Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth B. Dowdell, RN, PhD, FAAN
Presentation Time: 11:15 a.m.

Student: John Szot
Title: “Song Recognition in Black-Capped and Carolina Chickadee Hybrids: An Experimental Approach”
Mentor: Dr. Robert Curry
Presentation Time: 11:45 a.m.

Once the Scholars’ presentations have been completed, University President, Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS will give closing remarks at the event. A continental breakfast will also be served throughout the program. Be sure to stop by the event to help us celebrate the 2015 Falvey Scholars!

Falvey Scholars is one of the keynote events during Villanova’s Spring Research Exposition, or EXPO ’15. This is the second annual week-long celebration of research on campus, taking place from April 20-April 24. Tons of ACS-approved events are available for participation. Make sure to check out the detailed schedule for a full list of highlighted events!


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Dig Deeper: Earth Day 2015

earthblogHappy Earth Day! Today at 10:00 a.m. a panel discussion on working towards sustainable solutions will be held in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library. 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.

Panelists will include the following:

JoAnn Garbin KnowE, Aircuity, Sustainable Business Network

David Masur PennEnvironment

Brenda Gotanda Manko Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP

Rob Fleming Engineering & Design Institute, Philadelphia University

Adam Agalloco Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

*Moderated by Liesel Schwarz, Villanova University Sustainability Manager*

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Earth Day Committee, is free and open to the public.

See here for more acitivties in celebration of Earth Day 2015 at Villanova University.

To dig deeper into Earth Day celebrations, sustainability and climate resources, and to get involved, check out the links below selected by Merrill Stein, liaison librarian for geography and political science.


Dig Deeper

United States/North America

Earth Day Across America – see what’s happening in your state
Original Earth Day - on the first Earth Day
Climate Central – sea level rise
EPA Earth Day
North American Carbon Program – interagency coordinated program

International

International Mother Earth Day
Earth Day Network – economic growth and sustainability join hands
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/archive/2015
World Health Day – World Health Organization
Global Citizen Earth Day
http://www.earthday.org/greencities/events/
GEO Carbon Strategy
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

Tools and Social Media

Facebook Earth Day – It’s our turn to lead
Carbon Tracker – NOAA
Globe at Night – impact of light pollution

 

Past Falvey Blogs

2011

2014


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Dig Deeper links selected by Merrill Stein, liaison librarian for geography and political science.


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Upcoming Workshop for Chicago-Style Footnotes and Bibliographies

9780226103891_p0_v2_s260x420Are 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 bibliography. The session will be held Wednesday, April 22: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., in Falvey 207 in the second-floor Learning Commons. For more information, contact history liaison librarian Jutta Seibert (jutta.seibert@villanova.edu).


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Information provided by Jutta Seibert, team leader for Academic Integration and subject librarian for history.


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Dig Deeper: Outstanding Faculty Research Award Recipient, Dr. Giorgi Japaridze

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On Tuesday, April 21 at 2 p.m., an Outstanding Faculty Research Award lecture featuring this year’s recipient Giorgi Japaridze, PhD, professor of computing sciences will be held in the Reading Room of Falvey Memorial Library. 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.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the office for Research and Graduate Programs (ORGP), is free and open to the public.

To read up on Dr. Japaridze’s topic of research, check out the links below, selected by science librarian Alfred Fry.


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Dr. Japaridze’s page on Computability Logic:

http://www.csc.villanova.edu/~japaridz/CL/

Game Semantics for Linear Logic?
http://www.csc.villanova.edu/~japaridz/CL/gsoll.html

Graduate Course Lecture Notes
http://www.csc.villanova.edu/~japaridz/CL/clx.html#Lecture_notes

“In the beginning was game semantics” by Giorgi Japaridze
http://arxiv.org/abs/cs/0507045

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computability_logic


Dig Deeper resources provided by Alfred Fry, science librarian.


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‘Caturday: Earth Week, 1970

When I read the 2015 Earth Day announcement on the University’s Media Room web page, I took note of the fact that Villanova University has participated in Earth Day events since its inception in 1970.

Even though local Earth Week events in 1970 took place primarily in Philadelphia, Villanova was one of three colleges and universities to offer to host additional Earth Week events. Villanova now proudly boasts a full week of events that include a day of service, a farmers market, a climate march, and scholarly lectures. There will also be a panel on sustainable solutions, which is being held in Falvey Memorial Library.

Below is a list of the 1970 Earth Day events, including a lecture at Villanova University on April 18, 1970, and a video of the full Walter Cronkite news report on the evening of the first Earth Day.

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Photo and video courtesy of the 1970 Earth Week Committee of Philadelphia.


LuisaCywinski_headshot thumbnail‘Caturday feature by Luisa Cywinski, writer on the Communication & Service Promotion team and team leader, Access Services.


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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


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

If you have ideas for inclusion in The 8:30 or to Library News in general, you’re invited to send them to joanne.quinn@villanova.edu.


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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


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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