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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.


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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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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/23)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

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2015 Earth Day Panel Discussion: 10:00 a.m. in 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.

2015 Concept Release Party: 2:30 p.m. in room 205. Join us as we celebrate the publication of CONCEPT: Villanova University’s Interdisciplinary Journal of Graduate Studies. Editors, authors and peer-reviewers involved in the project will be recognized for their contributions. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about CONCEPT, please visit: http://concept.journals.villanova.edu

Search, Capture, Done: Bibliographies Made Easy with Zotero! 4:00 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 Zotero. 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! Open to students, faculty, and staff. Can’t decide between Zotero and RefWorks? Watch this 1-minute video for an intro to both: http://tinyurl.com/refworkszotero Bring your laptop or Mac. Register by contacting barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu (or just drop in). NOTE: Before coming to the session, install Zotero on your Mac or laptop by following these instructions:http://tinyurl.com/installzotero.Can’t make this session? Book an individual session with Barbara. Click and reserve a time slot:https://barbquin.youcanbook.me/

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.) For more information, contact: Julie Freedman.

Irish Studies Conversation Circle: 6:30-8:30 p.m. in 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.


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.


SAVE THE DATE

TOMORROW! 2015 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation& Reception Ceremony: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 205. At this event, Falvey Scholars award recipients will give short presentations on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or in the creation of the project report. Presentations will be followed with a closing by the Rev. Fr. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, University President, in which he will focus attention on the importance of both undergraduate and graduate research on campus. He will also highlight another significant event concerning the recognition and celebration of student research—the Sigma Xi Research 2015 event, which will take place in the Connelly Center immediately following Falvey Scholars. Falvey Scholars attendees will be invited to visit Connelly for the Sigma Xi event. Refreshments will be served throughout the program.For more information about Falvey Scholars: http://library.villanova.edu/about/projects/falveyscholars/ For information about the Sigma Xi 2015 event: http://www.csc.villanova.edu/~sigmaxi/events/index.html For more information, please contact Regina Duffy.


THAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

50 women ChristiansAn excerpt from the introduction to 50 women every Christian should know made it clear that Christians and many non-Christians would consider these women heroines.

“I knew the life stories of the following fifty women would be fascinating and inspiring, but I didn’t expect to relate to these women as real people. These women saved lives. They founded new denominations. They advocated for the poor, the sick, the dying, and the neglected. Some even died for their faith.”


EBOOK WEEK
EARTHBOOKS
Green Press Initiative (GPI) is a non-profit program which takes a collaborative approach towards working with publishers, printers, paper manufacturers and others in the book and newspaper industries to minimize social and environmental impacts, including impacts on endangered forests, impacts on climate change, and impacts on communities where paper fiber is sourced. According to the organization, paper production requires large quantities of energy, making it the fourth largest industrial source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated this year on Wednesday, April 22, we will feature an ebook, one of hundreds of thousands available to Falvey patrons. User interface, licensing polices and access varies from publisher to publisher – and we’re the first to admit that it can be confusing – so feel free to contact a librarian when you need help navigating or downloading any e-resources you find in our catalog.

In order to access ebooks, enter your desired search terms as usual. When your results are returned, go to the “Refine Search” function in the right column, and click the “Internet” choice. This will then return only digitally accessible items.

INTERNET-PAGE

 

Today’s ebook is J. L. Austin on Language by Brian Garvey. From the catalog: In the middle of the Twentieth century J.L. Austin subjected language to a close and intense analysis. This book deals with his examination of the various things we do with words, comparing his work with that of more recent philosophers and social scientists. It shows that his work can still play a vital role in enhancing our understanding of language. It also deals with the philosophical insights that Austin believed could be gained by closely examining the uses of words by non-philosophers. The school of thought that Austin’s name is usually linked with — ‘ordinary language philosophy’ — is often overlooked today. This book contains both criticisms of Austin’s philosophical work where he used this approach, and defences of it that aim to show that it can still be a source of valuable insights.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Ordinary language is not the last word: in principle it can everywhere be supplemented and improved upon and superseded. Only remember, it is the first word.” – John Langshaw Austin


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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The Curious ‘Cat: When you need a break from studying, what is a good way to refresh your mind?

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “The Curious ‘Cat: When you need a break from studying, what is a good way to refresh your mind or to relieve stress?

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Casey Bordelon—“I like to walk around west campus where I live, in the apartments. And I call my mom or call my grandparents . . . enjoy the nice weather.”

 

 

 

 

 

Julia WoodJulia Wood—“I usually go for a good snack, like pretzels or yogurt . . . also find some friends and talk to them ‘cause they always get my mind off of things.”

 

 

 

 

 

RS8917_DSC_3161-scrJusua Kim—“I usually just take a nap—just go to sleep—take a 20-minute nap . . . that usually stops me from being tired. That’s about it.”

 

 

 

 

 

Jim BlubelloJim Blubello—“I usually just take a break, get a drink of water—a snack or something—maybe get lunch.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa BenincasaVanessa Benincasa—“I go to the gym; I just go to Davis. I think it’s nice to have a quick break, and I think working out is very refreshing and stress-relieving—just an hour, though; I don’t go crazy.”

 

 

 

 

Joseph ClearyJoseph Cleary—“I like to take a walk around campus: a short 10-to-15 minute walk, gather my thoughts, and come back to studying.”


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/22)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

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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.


SAVE THE DATE

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.See here for more acitivties in celebration of Earth Day 2015 at Villanova University. For more information, contact Liesel Schwarz.

2015 Concept Release Party: Thursday, April 23, 2:30 p.m., Room 205. Join us as we celebrate the publication of CONCEPT: Villanova University’s Interdisciplinary Journal of Graduate Studies. Editors, authors and peer-reviewers involved in the project will be recognized for their contributions. Light refreshments will be served.This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Graduate Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public.For more information about CONCEPT, please visit: http://concept.journals.villanova.edu
Search, Capture, Done: Bibliographies Made Easy with Zotero! Thursday, April 23, 4:00 p.m., 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 tools RefWorks and Zotero. 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! Open to students, faculty, and staff.Can’t decide between Zotero and RefWorks? Watch this 1-minute video for an intro to both: http://tinyurl.com/refworkszotero Bring your laptop or Mac. Register by contacting barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu (or just drop in). NOTE: Before coming to the session, install Zotero on your Mac or laptop by following these instructions:http://tinyurl.com/installzotero.Can’t make this session? Book an individual session with Barbara. Click and reserve a time slot:https://barbquin.youcanbook.me/

2015 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation& Reception Ceremony: Friday, April 24, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 205. At this event, Falvey Scholars award recipients will give short presentations on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or in the creation of the project report. Presentations will be followed with a closing by the Rev. Fr. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, University President, in which he will focus attention on the importance of both undergraduate and graduate research on campus. He will also highlight another significant event concerning the recognition and celebration of student research—the Sigma Xi Research 2015 event, which will take place in the Connelly Center immediately following Falvey Scholars. Falvey Scholars attendees will be invited to visit Connelly for the Sigma Xi event. Refreshments will be served throughout the program.For more information about Falvey Scholars: http://library.villanova.edu/about/projects/falveyscholars/ For information about the Sigma Xi 2015 event: http://www.csc.villanova.edu/~sigmaxi/events/index.htmlThis event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Honors, and Sigma Xi, is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Regina Duffy.


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.


THAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

with natureIt was a pleasant surprise to find the perfect book for Earth Day and National Poetry Month on the new book cart in our Resource Management department. With nature: nature philosophy as poetics through Schelling, Heidegger, Benjamin and Nancy by Warwick Mules “argues for a poetics of everyday life that affirms the place of the human-nature relation as a creative and productive site for ecological self-renewal and redirection.”


EBOOK WEEK
EARTHBOOKS
Green Press Initiative (GPI) is a non-profit program which takes a collaborative approach towards working with publishers, printers, paper manufacturers and others in the book and newspaper industries to minimize social and environmental impacts, including impacts on endangered forests, impacts on climate change, and impacts on communities where paper fiber is sourced. According to the organization, paper production requires large quantities of energy, making it the fourth largest industrial source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated this year on Wednesday, April 22, we will feature an ebook, one of hundreds of thousands available to Falvey patrons. User interface, licensing polices and access varies from publisher to publisher – and we’re the first to admit that it can be confusing – so feel free to contact a librarian when you need help navigating or downloading any e-resources you find in our catalog.

 

In order to access ebooks, enter your desired search terms as usual. When your results are returned, go to the “Refine Search” function in the right column, and click the “Internet” choice. This will then return only digitally accessible items.

INTERNET-PAGE

 

Today’s ebook is The Custom-Made Brain: Cerebral Plasticity, Regeneration, and Enhancement by Jean-Didier Vincent (Author), Pierre-Marie Lledo  (Author), Laurence Garey (Translator).

Two leading neuroscientists introduce the concepts of “cerebral plasticity” and the “regenerating brain,” describing what we know now about the processes through which the brain constantly reconstructs itself and the potential benefits this knowledge could have in addressing concerns for neurological, cognitive, and emotional health.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Accio Brain!”
― J.K. Rowling


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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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/21)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

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 Demystified 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/


SAVE THE DATE

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.

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.See here for more acitivties in celebration of Earth Day 2015 at Villanova University. For more information, contact Liesel Schwarz.

2015 Concept Release Party: Thursday, April 23, 2:30 p.m.,  Room 205. Join us as we celebrate the publication of CONCEPT: Villanova University’s Interdisciplinary Journal of Graduate Studies. Editors, authors and peer-reviewers involved in the project will be recognized for their contributions. Light refreshments will be served.
This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Graduate Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public. For more information about CONCEPT, please visit: http://concept.journals.villanova.edu

Search, Capture, Done: Bibliographies Made Easy with Zotero! Thursday, April 23, 4:00 p.m., 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 tools RefWorks and Zotero. 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! Open to students, faculty, and staff. Can’t decide between Zotero and RefWorks? Watch this 1-minute video for an intro to both: http://tinyurl.com/refworkszotero Bring your laptop or Mac. Register by contacting barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu (or just drop in). NOTE: Before coming to the session, install Zotero on your Mac or laptop by following these instructions:http://tinyurl.com/installzotero.Can’t make this session? Book an individual session with Barbara. Click and reserve a time slot:https://barbquin.youcanbook.me/


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.

 


women artists harlemTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance, a collection of essays edited by Amy Helene Kirschke, “chronicles the challenges of women artists” who encountered racial prejudice and sexism, making it difficult if not impossible for them to “obtain training [or] to be taken seriously as working artists.”

 

 


EBOOK WEEK
EARTHBOOKS
Green Press Initiative (GPI) is a non-profit program which takes a collaborative approach towards working with publishers, printers, paper manufacturers and others in the book and newspaper industries to minimize social and environmental impacts, including impacts on endangered forests, impacts on climate change, and impacts on communities where paper fiber is sourced. According to the organization, paper production requires large quantities of energy, making it the fourth largest industrial source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated this year on Wednesday, April 22, we will feature an ebook, one of hundreds of thousands available to Falvey patrons. User interface, licensing polices and access varies from publisher to publisher – and we’re the first to admit that it can be confusing – so feel free to contact a librarian when you need help navigating or downloading any e-resources you find in our catalog.

In order to access ebooks, enter your desired search terms as usual. When your results are returned, go to the “Refine Search” function in the right column, and click the “Internet” choice. This will then return only digitally accessible items.

INTERNET-PAGE

 

Today’s ebook is  The encyclopedia of epic films  by Constantine Santas  (Author), James M. Wilson  (Author), Maria Colavito (Author), Djoymi Baker  (Authors)

The Encyclopedia of Epic Films identifies, describes, and analyzes those films that meet the criteria of the epic—sweeping drama, panoramic landscapes, lengthy adventure sequences, and, in many cases, casts of thousands. This volume looks at the wide variety of epics produced over the last century—from the silent spectacles of D. W. Griffith and biblical melodramas of Cecil B. DeMille to the historical dramas of David Lean and rollercoaster thrillers of Steven Spielberg. Each entry contains:

  • Major personnel behind the camera, including directors and screenwriters
  • Cast and character listings
  • Plot summary
  • Analysis
  • Academy Award wins and nominations
  • DVD and Blu-ray availability
  • Resources for further study.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

El Cid: [looking at their Christian and Muslim troops camped together] How can anyone say this is wrong?

Moutamin: But they will. On both sides.

From the film epic, El Cid. (1961)


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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Alyssa Suhm: Class of 2015 Creative Writing Awards contestant

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To honor the University’s Class of 2015 Creative Writing Awards, the Library is publishing contestants’ poems or prose excerpts on Falvey’s blog. The Library also has created posters for the contestants’ poems or prose excerpts, which will be displayed throughout the library’s first floor.

The contest includes both poetry and prose (fiction or creative non-fiction). The Department of English will announce the Class of 2015 Creative Writing Awards winners at its annual awards ceremony.

“Composer’s Breath”

by Alyssa Suhm

Scattered yellowed music sheets.
Shining violin. Abandoned notebooks,
Dog-eared and worn thin.
Tiny, desperate flowers clinging
To a slender vase.
Geometric knitted blanket
Confronts the fluid space.
Tired light glances across the scene.
Composer’s breath, just out of sight.
Unfinished pages gleam.

Alyssa Suhm, a Class of 2015 Creative Writing Awards contestant, says “I wrote ‘Composer’s Breath’ as a part of Prof. Mary Catherine Staples’ poetry workshop at the Philadelphia Art Museum. For this poem we were asked to put ourselves in the moment of a painting and recreate the experience in words.

“I study environmental science and Chinese, so I think it’s important to stay well-rounded through creative outlets like poetry. I have taken classes with Prof. Staples since freshman year and see an immediate connection between poetry and my passion for the natural environment, especially through poets such as Virgil, William Wordsworth, and Seamus Heaney, all of whom wrote extensively about their connection with nature.”


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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.


Dig Deeper

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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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/20)

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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 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. 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.


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.


“My father has it…I have it… my sister has it…”

What is it? What does the internet have? It’s the new Star Wars trailer, of course. At this writing, and in less than 24 hours, over 18 million viewers have taken in the internet tease of director J.J.Abram’s brief second sneak peek into his vision of the Empire, “The Force Awakens”. Fans are poring over it for clues into the story continuation. Why are the stormtroopers wearing shiny metal instead of white? Why does the light saber have three beams? And how long do we have to wait to get a B-B8 toy in our Happy Meal!? He’s so roly-poly!!

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Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/star-wars-episode-vii-teaser-analysis-2015-4#ixzz3Xa12gtjR


woodstownTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

This behemoth of a book would make any Viking proud. Woodstown: a Viking-Age settlement in Co. Waterford is considered “the definitive report on the archaeological excavations undertaken at the ninth-century Viking settlement at Woodstown, on the south bank of the River Suir, less than ten kilometres upstream from Waterford city’s Viking Triangle.” A weighty tome filled with detailed drawings, photographs, and charts – it’s sure to please any archaeologist.


EBOOK WEEK
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Green Press Initiative (GPI) is a non-profit program which takes a collaborative approach towards working with publishers, printers, paper manufacturers and others in the book and newspaper industries to minimize social and environmental impacts, including impacts on endangered forests, impacts on climate change, and impacts on communities where paper fiber is sourced. According to the organization, paper production requires large quantities of energy, making it the fourth largest industrial source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated this year on Wednesday, April 22, we will feature an ebook, one of hundreds of thousands available to Falvey patrons. User interface, licensing polices and access vary from publisher to publisher – and we’re the first to admit that it can be confusing – so feel free to contact a librarian when you need help navigating or downloading any e-resources you find in our catalog.

In order to access ebooks, enter your desired search terms as usual. When your results are returned, go to the “Refine Search” function in the right column, and click the “Internet” choice. This will then return only digitally accessible items.

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Today’s ebook is How to write a Thesis, Umberto Eco’s wise and witty guide to researching and writing a thesis, published in English for the first time.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Chewie, we’re home.” – Han Solo


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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‘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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Foto Friday: Celebrating our Student Employees

(l. to r.) Jackie Aran, Casey Bordelon, Becky Whidden, Access Services Specialist, and Grant Hoffman.

(l. to r.) Jackie Aran, Casey Bordelon, Becky Whidden, Access Services specialist, and Grant Hoffman.

On Wednesday, April 15th, the Library hosted a pizza party in honor of our student employees. We greatly appreciate their many hours of dedication and service.

Safe travels over the summer, and we hope to see many of you again next year!

Laura Hutelmyer is the photography coordinator for the Communication and Service Promotion team and Special Acquisitions Coordinator in Resource Management


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