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Philosophy Librarian Nik Fogle Wins Above and Beyond Award

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Nikolaus (Nik) Fogle, PhD, received the Above and Beyond Award, one of three awards given by the Villanova University Staff Council each year to members of the University staff. He received the award at the University Staff Council Awards Luncheon on May 1.

The criteria for the award are that the recipient “will have performed a significant action or service that: surpasses the requirements of their job description, is voluntary, is unexpectant of compensation in time off or payment, [and] is either within or outside of their scheduled work hours.”

Dr. Fogle joined Falvey in 2012 as the philosophy librarian and Philosophy, Theology and Humanities team coordinator. He works with several humanities departments and programs on campus, providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, and support for a range of collaborative projects.

For the last two years he has held a fellowship in the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowships provide recent PhDs with “a unique opportunity to develop expertise in the new forms of scholarly research and the information resources that support them.”

Asked about receiving the award, Dr. Fogle said, “I’m really grateful and honored. I’m so lucky to get to work with so many brilliant, encouraging and thoughtful people.”


imagesArticle by Alice Bampton, digital image specialist and senior writer on the Communication and Service Promotion team.


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Falvey staff welcomes Millicent Gaskell, University Librarian

Falvey Library staff welcomed our new library director, Millicent Gaskell, on Monday, June 1st during a morning reception. Staff members had fun getting to know Millicent and enjoying fellowship.

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Millicent (center) getting to know (l. to r.) Robin Bowles, Sarah Wingo, Melanie Wood and Darren Poley.

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Millicent chats with (l. to r.) Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA, Michael Foight and David Burke.

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Millicent talks with members of the Business and Administration team, Lorraine Holt and Jackie Smith.

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Demian Katz and Nik Fogle enjoying coffee and conversation.

 

Photos by Alice Bampton, Visual Specialist and Senior Writer, Communication and Service Promotion Team

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

 


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The Highlighter: Explore Falvey’s Many Blogs

 

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In addition to the Library News blog, Falvey publishes several subject-specific blogs on its site. This video shows how to access the library’s subject-specific blogs.  (Enable Closed Captioning for silent viewing):

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


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New Week: Summer Event listings, Hours & More!

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If you’re coming to Falvey this summer, here’s all you need to know to get you through the week!

This week’s hours:

Monday-Thursday, June 8 – 11: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, June 12: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 13: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


This week’s events:

Monday, June, 8:

Grant Application Discussion. Room 204. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (private event)

Tuesday, June, 9:

University Advancement Department Retreat. First Floor Lounge. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Joint CFDV and DVMSDG Meeting. Reading Room. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June, 10: 

Think Tank. Room 204. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Did you catch the ‘Caturday photos of Alumni Wildcats at Reunion University? Click on the photo below to go there now!

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Alumni Author Panel Discussion kicked off Reunion Weekend activities at the library with presentations from (clockwise,) playwright Michael Hollinger and authors Sean Harvey and Judy Lee Burke. Photos by Alice Bampton.


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It’s Monday and you’re knackered, but look. how. cute.
Though it’s inconceivable that this could be your first viewing of this photo, what better way to start your week than with a kingly dose of royal cuties, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Also inconceivable to have first official royal portraits snapped and then tweeted by their mom, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Bit quicker than waiting for Hans Holbein’s paint to dry! I do think I see a little of Alfred the Great in her, don’t you? Around the eyes, maybe?


Digital Library Content Roundup – First Week – June 2015

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXXVII, no. 16, Saturday, April 17, 1909

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXXVII, no. 16, Saturday, April 17, 1909

This week finds a number of resources newly available including more of the Falvey Daily Doodles (for more on Joanne Quinn’s work, see:The Falvey Whiteboard Artist), more Story Paper issues, and more Great War content! And of special note in the World Collection is the additional of an early Photograph Album depicting daily life in the Philippine countryside. There’s something new every week! See all this week’s items by clicking here.


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Draggin’ your wagon this morning? Oh, don’t be so dramatic

Maybe you shouldn’t have stayed up so last night to watch the Tony Awards, AKA the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre!

This year’s Broadway productions may have piqued the interest of bibliophiles more than usual, as several Best Play and Best Musical nominations were based on popular books. Fun Home, subtitled A Family Tragicomic, is a graphic memoir written by Alison Bechdel in 2006 and is a riveting examination of a father-daughter relationship. Fun Home was adapted into a Broadway musical and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Tony-nominated for Best Play, is a 2003 novel by Mark Haddon which tells the story of Christopher, a 15 year old boy with an autistic spectrum condition who decides to investigate death of his neighbor’s dog for which he’s been accused. And nominated for eight Tonys, including Best Play, is Wolf Hall, Parts One and Two, which is based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize winning historical novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, and center on Thomas Cromwell and political intrigue in Henry VIII’s court and the king’s desperation for a male heir.

P.S., we hear through the grapevine that at least one Falvey librarian has already put in the 6 hours needed to view Parts 1 and 2. Can you guess who?


icloudIn The Cloud:

It was another busy year. Who had time to figure out the iCloud? Now that summer is here, this book, How to Do Everything iCloud, could be the answer to your cloud questions. Since it’s an eBook, you can easily dig into it while your toes dig into the sand. See you in the Cloud!



WB_Yeats_ndBirthdays abound

Birthdays this week include acknowledgments of architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) former First Lady (and First Mother?) Barbara Bush who turns 90 today and Maurice Sendak, who passed away in 2012. English Stuart lyricist and poet Ben Jonson and Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage share a birthday on Wednesday, and on Thursday, another Bush family member, former President (and First Father?) – George Herbert Walker Bush (41) turns 91. Wednesday is also the birthday of diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Sadly, Saturday would have been Nobel-prize winning mathematician John Nash‘s 87th birthday. And, believe it or not, Mary Kate & Ashley will turn 29. You wanted birthdays? You got it, dude! :-)


We’ll end with a quote from another June 13 birthday celebrant, Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939): an invocation to end writer’s block for all beginning to form their midterm papers. It comes up quick in summer semester!

writerblockHANDS, do what you’re bid:


Bring the balloon of the mind

That bellies and drags in the wind


Into its narrow shed.

Have a great week! Let us know how we can help!



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‘Caturday: Alumni Wildcats at Reunion University

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Dean Lindenmeyr brought to life the period of the Russian revolution with research and anecdotes about the Countess Sophia, her family, and the politics of that era.

Unlike 8:30 a.m. classes that students sometimes have during the school year, the first session of Reunion University started at 10:30 a.m. and featured the newly appointed Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Adele Lindenmeyr, who presented her research on A Russian Downton Abbey: A Countess, a Great Estate, and the Russian Revolution.

There was a buzz of energy and lots of chatting just before the reclassification session began.

There was a buzz of energy and lots of chatting just before the reclassification session began.

After lunch, old friends and alumni association colleagues gathered for On the Move: Preparing for Villanova’s 2016 Reclassification and Re-ranking. Ann Diebold and Jim Trainer explained the process that leads to a Carnegie Foundation reclassification. Re-ranking of Villanova University by U.S. News & World Report would follow suit and place Villanova in the national, rather than the regional, category.

Talented and passionate faculty, staff, students and alumni are proof positive that Villanova will continue to ignite change. Go Nova!

 


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Reunion Weekend FAQs: Falvey Alumni Questions

WILDCAT QUESTION MARK2Other than where are the restrooms (through the lounge doors, to your left) and when is Holy Grounds open (a bit trickier during summer months – check their website), here are the questions most often asked by visiting alumni!


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Am I able to look at past issues of The Villanovan?

Yes! The collected issues of the Villanovan and the Villanova Monthly are available here. Issues are fully searchable from the Library Catalog and are in pdf format for easy reading, printing and downloading.

Search the fulltext in the Digital Library search box or in the library Search tab.  Selected content is available to the Villanova Community members from 1995-current in the Lexis-Nexis database.

Print copies of articles published since 1995 can be requested at the front desk.  When requesting an issue, please use the call number LD4834 .S75V (Garey Hall).

Falvey has an index, in excel format, to assist in finding specific articles published in the Villanovan from 1992 through 2006.


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Can I look at old Belle Air yearbooks?

Yes! These are not digitized, but the library does has paper format only of the yearbooks available for browsing during library hours. Check our home page for hours – which do often vary during this time of year.

Here is the following information on the title and holdings:

Title: Belle-air. Publisher: [Villanova, Pa. : Villanova College, 1922- . Call Number: LD4834 .S75

Available Volume  Holdings: 1922, 1924-1941, 1943-2004, 2006- to present. Ask at Circulation for the specific volume.


GRADPICTOAm I still entitled to use the library as an alumni?

Yes! VU alumni are eligible for a free courtesy membership that allows borrowing privileges and on-site access to most of our online databases. To apply, simply come to the Falvey circulation desk with a photo ID.  Check out the  ‘Alumni — Courtesy Membership’ and ‘Courtesy Member Borrowing’ pages for more information:

Villanova Alumni and Residents of Radnor or Lower Merion townships may apply annually for borrowing privileges and on site access to subscription databases. There is no membership fee for these privileges.

Villanova University Catalogs


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Are you on social media?

Heck yeah! We are on social media! Follow both the main library and the digital library on a wide selection of platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GoodReads, Google+ and Pinterest! Or, get a great sampling of all of them on our new Rebelmouse account.

 


Thanks to Sue Ottignon, the Great Place to Start Librarian for her help on this post!


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Foto Friday: Weekend Reflections

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Alumni t-shirts hot off the press.

Have a Great Weekend!

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


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Alumni Authors’ Panel: Highlighting Literary Achievement

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Villanova University is pleased to welcome back alumni this weekend for the 2015 reunion! The reunion, which is celebrated on campus from Thursday, June 4th, through Sunday, June 7th, will feature a wide array of lively events, activities and workshops in honor of the return of our former wildcats to campus. Falvey Memorial Library will be the site of many of these events, including a panel discussion featuring three alumni authors who will discuss their personal experiences in the creation of one of their published and/or performed intellectual pieces of work. The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place Friday, June 5, at 10:00 a.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner.

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Harvey, Hollinger and Burke

Alumni panelists will include Sean P. Harvey ’00 CLAS on his book The Native Tongues: Colonialism and Race from Encounter to the Reservation; Judy Lee Burke ’75 CLAS on her book Blackrock; and playwright Michael Hollinger ’89 CLAS on Under the Skin. Each panelist will have the opportunity to talk about their individual creative process and the critical reception of their work. The panel will be moderated by Darren G. Poley, Scholarly Outreach team leader and theology librarian. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions at the event as well.

Sean P. Harvey will talk about his book, The Native Tongues: Colonialism and Race from Encounter to the Reservation, which discusses the complex history of the communication (or miscommunication) between white Europeans and Native American people in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Judy Lee Burke will discuss the creation of her book, Blackrock, which is a suspense thriller that follows a female protagonist as she re-embarks on her former career as an architectural designer and gets much more than she bargained for. Playwright Michael Hollinger will discuss Under the Skin, which takes us into the life of a dying man and details the difficult relationship that he with his daughter. Both Harvey and Burke’s books have been published; however, a printed version of Hollinger’s play is still in the process of being created. The play premiered at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia in January, 2015. Join us as we delve deeper into learning about the writing and publishing process with our authors!

In addition to the panel, Falvey has also mounted a window display on the first floor to further highlight the accomplishments of our alumni authors. In the display, all three of the panelists have been featured along with approximately thirty other alumni authors whom Falvey would like to recognize for their literary achievements. It is our hope to include these and all of Villanova’s alumni authors into our Community Bibliography, which is an open citation repository that houses a list of the published works of the members of the Villanova University community. Any individual associated with Villanova who would like to be featured in our Community Bibliography project should contact communitybibliography@villanova.edu for more details.


Article by Regina Duffy, writer for the Communication & Service Promotion team and Library Events and Program manager. News From Falvey Winter 2008 - Gina McFadden

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OK, Monday – Let’s Do This!

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If you’re coming to Falvey this summer, here’s all you need to know to get you through the week!


Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. – Al Bernstein


This week’s hours:

Monday – Thursday, June 1 – 4: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, June 5: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 6: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


This week’s events:

Thursday, June, 4:

Linked Open Data, Session 1: Introduction to RDF. Room 204. 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Friday June, 5:

A Russian Downton Abbey: A Countess, A Great Estate, and the Russian Revolution. Room 204, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Alumni Authors’ Panel Discussion. Speakers’ Corner. 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

VUAA Volunteer Seminar. Room 205. 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Bleeding Pixels: Violent Video Games and Real-World Violence. Room 205. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Creating the Business Model for the Parish of the 21st Century. Room 204. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

On the Move: Preparing for Villanova’s 2016 Reclassification and Re-ranking. Speakers’ Corner. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

In Transition: Tony Chennault. Room 204. 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Why Orange Really is the New Black: A Look inside the American Prison System. Room 205. 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.


 

p&P keepsakeMovie News:

If you’re a Jane Austen fan, then you’ve probably seen all the various film adaptions of her novel Pride & Prejudice, but, have you seen the Pride & Prejudice Keepsake Edition? Just think, this gives you an excuse to watch the 1995 BBC version again! It has 4 never-before-seen special features! (I promise to return it before this blog goes live on 6/1.)

 


On beyond searching: Google I/O highlights

If you’re an Android and/or a Google user (and who isn’t!), you may be interested in highlights from the Google I/O Developer Summit that occurred Thursday in San Francisco. While no major product announcements were forthcoming, it’s clear that Google sees itself as much more than just a search engine and is becoming more about connectivity and enhanced devices. The two things we found most interesting were the Google Photo app, which provides free and unlimited storage for photos. Sure, it duplicates other services offered by Apple, Amazon and Microsoft among others, but when you take as many pictures as we do, more is more!

The other thing is that the Google attendees drank over 1,500 gallons of coffee while at the Summit! Gee, that’s almost as much as Falvey’s librarians can put away! :-)  photo BurningCoffee.gif
And depending on how long this link stays live, you may be able to still watch the Summit for yourself here.

 

 

 


John Nash

News of the tragic accidental death of Princeton University mathematician John Nash and his wife, Alicia marred Memorial Day weekend. The brilliant theorist and innovator overcame a lifetime of adversity and mental illness to win a Nobel Prize for game theories that contribute to fields beyond mathematics, such as economics and politics. Our librarians can help you find resources to explore aspects of Nash’s work more thoroughly, or borrow A Beautiful Mind, the Oscar-winning film about his life that made him a household name. (P.S. wear your seatbelt.)

 


You’ll be cooler in summer! Think of all the stuff you’ll learn… :-)

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I’ll finally see a summer breeze, blow away a winter storm.
And find out what happens to solid water when it gets warm!
And I can’t wait to see, what my buddies all think of me.
Just imagine how much cooler I’ll be in summer!



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