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.
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!
And depending on how long this link stays live, you may be able to still watch the Summit for yourself here.
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…
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!