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Nomnomnomatology: Sweet (Savory) Sixteen

March Madness is marching by and it won’t be long now until our chompians are determined. Sweet Sixteen is upon us! As you’ll see, however, these matchups are a little more savory than sweet. But don’t be salty—Reese’s Cups, Dark Chocolate, Ben and Jerry’s, and Brownies aren’t out of the game yet!

512px-BK-French-FriesFrench Fries vs. Buffalo Chicken Dip
French Fries are storming the court this season. It’s uncertain if anything can slow their roll. Buffalo Chicken Dip, while a most perfect food, just doesn’t have the universal fan base of Fries. Those who love buffalo sauce love it passionately, but French Fries have the chance to go all the way. I give this round to Fries.

PopcornPopcorn vs. Chips and Dip
Chips and Dip made a surprising one point win over Chips and Salsa last week, but that doesn’t mean they’re coming into this round underpowered. Still, Popcorn and all of its happy movie theater memories are a force to be reckoned with. Chips and Dip has the allure of mystery that might work in its favor—what kind of chips? What kind of dip? Still, Popcorn is the cinema and party food darling. Popcorn for the win.

Childhood_Favorite_Boxed_Mac_&_Cheese_(3387828736)Mac and Cheese vs. Mashed Potatoes
Comfort, comfort, comfort. These players are matched in their strengths as home cooked happiness. I’m sure it’ll be an extremely close vote. I’m almost hesitant to make a prediction; frankly, the match can go either way. Both have shown up for the past two weeks and have shown up big. With an eye to the cheese lovers, I’ll give the match to Mac, but won’t be surprised to be proven wrong.

Chocolate_-_stonesoupSushi vs. Dark Chocolate
This choice is ridiculous levels of hard. Dark cocoa goodness melts in your mouth, rich and warm, like a nice-smelling hug … on your tongue. Sushi, especially if we’re talking the sushi from Sushi Land on Lancaster Avenue (I’m obsessed), is masterful. The two aren’t even remotely similar in strengths, which should make it a wild round. Again, while I wouldn’t be surprised to be proven wrong, I want to wager for Dark Chocolate and only, only because of the sizable portion of the population that despises raw fish. (I’m sorry, sushi – we can still be friends!)

Is your stomach rumbling yet? Be sure to vote for week 3 online or at the circulation desk in Falvey. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more #nomnomnomatology action.

Also, check out the Wildcats this Thursday at home court or on the Big East Digital Network as the women’s basketball team takes on St. John’s at 7:00!

Images accessed through Wikimedia Commons, via Jules Clancy, D Sharon Pruitt, and free use. 


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/25)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.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 

“Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol” Lecture featuring Alan R. Hoffman, JD, Harvard Law. 4:30 p.m. in room 205. After earning a JD from Harvard law School Alan R. Hoffman practiced law in Boston. An avid reader of early American history, he “discovered” Lafayette in 2002 and translated Auguste Levasseur’s “Lafayette en Amérique, en 1824 et 1825.” Hoffman has lectured widely on Lafayette and currently serves as President of the American Friends of Lafayette and President of the Massachusetts Lafayette Society. Questions? Contact: anne-marie.joyce@villanova.edu

Please note the room change! VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours. 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 204. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.) Questions? Contact: patricia.burdo@villanova.edu


THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
X-Files fans, have you heard the news? Mulder and Scully will be back for six new episodes after what series creator Chris Carter referred to as “a 13-year commercial break.” Read more.
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NOM NOM NOM!
Sweet Sixteen is upon us in #NomNomNomatology! 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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lesson studyTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

Interested in new teaching methods? Take a look at a new book in our collection, Lesson Study: A Japanese approach to improving mathematics teaching and learning. The Teachers College at Columbia University describes lesson study as “a popular professional development approach in Japan whereby teachers collaborate to study content, instruction, and how students solve problems and reach for understanding in order to improve elementary mathematics instruction and learning in the classroom.”


QUOTE OF THE DAY
For his part, every beauty of art or nature made him thankful as well as happy, and that the pleasure to be had in listening to fine music, as in looking at the stars in the sky, or at a beautiful landscape or picture, was a benefit for which we might thank Heaven as sincerely as for any other worldly blessing.” – Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray


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The Highlighter: I’ve clicked “find it.” What do I do next?

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When you search for articles, clicking “find it” often connects you to the article. But sometimes “find it” will connect you to a “find it” results page.

This video shows how to navigate the “find it” results page. (Enable Closed Captioning for silent viewing):

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

Special thanks to Jesse Flavin for this topic. Special thanks also to Jesse Flavin and to Trisha Kemp for sharing their wisdom and expertise in response to my questions.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/24)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.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 

Scholarship@Villanova/Endowed Chair Lecture featuring Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN. 2:30 p.m. in room 204. Dr. Moriarty is a nurse advocate for military veterans and their families who has targeted her scholarly work on the health needs of those who have served in the military. Her lecture will focus on her research with interprofessional teams at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu

Search, Capture, Done!  Bibliographies Made Easy with Zotero! 4:00-4:45 p.m. in room 207. If you are 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 and Zotero. Open to students, faculty, and staff. Questions? Contact: barbara.quintiliano@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


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Tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. in room 205! “Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol” Lecture featuring Alan R. Hoffman, JD, Harvard Law. After earning a JD from Harvard law School Alan R. Hoffman practiced law in Boston. An avid reader of early American history, he “discovered” Lafayette in 2002 and translated Auguste Levasseur’s “Lafayette en Amérique, en 1824 et 1825.” Hoffman has lectured widely on Lafayette and currently serves as President of the American Friends of Lafayette and President of the Massachusetts Lafayette Society. Food and refreshments will be served.


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NOM NOM NOM!

Sweet Sixteen is upon us in #NomNomNomatology! 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!

NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY


HAVE SCIENTISTS FOUND THE GRAVE OF CERVANTES?

Scientists say they have found the bones of Cervantes, his wife and others recorded as buried with him in Madrid’s Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians. Cervantes has been dubbed the father of the modern novel for The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, published in two parts in 1605 and 1615. While location of his grave may or not be certain, the location of his books at the library is not. Click here to start your search of Falvey’s wide array of Cervantes resources.

 


QUOTE OF THE DAY

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – Hamlet by William Shakespeare 


tradition performance bookTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

According to the publisher, Tradition, Performance, and Religion in Native America: Ancestral Ways, Modern Selvesexplores a possible theoretical model for discussing the religious nature of urbanized Indians. Donald L. Fixico, (Shawnee, Sac & Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole), Professor of History, Arizona State University, comments on the book saying that “Indians have acculturated to live according to nature’s cycles and the circle of life, and [the author] Dennis Kelley brilliantly shows how this was done in the twentieth century and now.”


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Dig Deeper: Helene Moriarty, PhD

MoriartyOn Tuesday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m. in room 204 of Falvey Memorial Library, Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, Professor at the College of Nursing will present a Scholarship@Villanova/Endowed Chair lecture. Dr. Moriarty is a nurse advocate for military veterans and their families who has targeted her scholarly work on the health needs of those who have served in the military. Her lecture will focus on her research with interprofessional teams at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She will present findings from an intervention study, funded by NIH, that evaluates the impact of an innovative in-home intervention for veterans with traumatic brain injury and their families.

Dr. Moriarty is the inaugural appointee to the College of Nursing’s first endowed faculty chair, the Diane L. and Robert F. Moritz, Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research. This award was established in 2013 by Robert F. Moritz, Jr. DDS ’51 VSB and his wife Diane to advance research and scholarship within the College and its academic programs.

This event, co-sponsored by the College of Nursing, Falvey Memorial Library and the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), is free and open to the public.

For more information related to Dr. Moriarty’s area of expertise, check out today’s Dig Deeper, organized by Barbara Quintiliano, nursing and life sciences liaison and an instructional services librarian.


Dig Deeper 

Challenges Faced by Veterans Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been called the “signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.” It is caused by trauma to the head, most often from an explosive device, vehicle accident or fall. Since 2001, the number of active U.S. service personnel suffering from TBI has been rising, and almost 25,000 new cases emerged in 2014 alone. In 2013, the directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a joint report to Congress in which they stated that TBI had become “a public health problem, the magnitude and impact of which are underestimated by current civilian and military surveillance systems.”

Even mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly termed a “concussion,” can have detrimental consequences for returning veterans, their spouses and others who love and care for them. However, unlike more severe cases, mTBI often goes undiagnosed, and resulting cognitive and emotional problems may not appear until long after the vet returns home. Some of the challenges associated with mTBI include short- and long-term memory loss, attention deficits, impaired executive function and strained interpersonal relations.

Dr. Moriarty and her colleagues have been conducting innovative research sponsored by the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and funded by the NIH. In this controlled study they are investigating the efficacy of a veterans’ in-home program (VIP). Dyads composed of a veteran who has sustained mild to moderate TBI and his/her spouse or partner are recruited for participation. Through in-home intervention the researchers hope to facilitate increased understanding and deeper communication between veteran and partner so that both will enjoy an improved quality of life.

Learn more about TBI and its effects on vets and their families:

DoD Worldwide Numbers for TBI
http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/dod-worldwide-numbers-tbi

Family Caregiver’s Guide to TBI
http://www.caregiver.va.gov/pdfs/FamilyCaregiversGuideToTBI.pdf

‘Hidden’ Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_150550.html

Hyatt, K.S. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (American Journal of Nursing)
http://tinyurl.com/mtbivets (VU LDAP ID and password required)
Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_150855.html
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (video)
http://afterdeployment.dcoe.mil/topics-traumatic-brain-injury
Report to Congress on Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Understanding the Public Health Problem Among Current and Former Military Personnel
http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pdf/Report_to_Congress_on_Traumatic_Brain_Injury_2013-a.pdf


Dig Deeper introduction written and resources selected by Barbara Quintiliano, nursing and life sciences liaison and an instructional services librarian.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/23)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Theology & Religious Studies: Dies Academicus. Graduate Students in the Theology & Religious Studies Program will present their thesis defenses to faculty and other graduate students. 12:30 p.m. in room 205.


SAVE THE DATE…

DON’T MISS HELENE MORIARTY, PHD, RN TOMORROW! Join us in room 204 at 2:30 p.m. for a Scholarship@Villanova/Endowed Chair Lecture featuring Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN. MoriartyDr. Moriarty is a nurse advocate for military veterans and their families who has targeted her scholarly work on the health needs of those who have served in the military. Her lecture will focus on her research with interprofessional teams at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She will present findings from an intervention study, funded by NIH, that evaluates the impact of an innovative in-home intervention for veterans with traumatic brain injury and their families.


TODAY IS ….WAIT FOR IT….NATIONAL PUPPY DAY!!

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What better way to kick off your Monday morning than with this sweet face! If you regularly follow us on social media, you may recognize Nellie, the 12 week old yellow labrador retriever currently being prepped for Seeing Eye service by our Outreach Specialist, Laura Matthews, and her family. And hey – it looks like Nellie’s reminding you to cast your vote in the Sweet 16 Round of #NomNomNomatolgy this week! Vote for your favorite study snack foods in each round to win a private study suite for you and your friends for finals week, and a free Final Four Feast of the winning foods! Visit the big bracket at the front desk or click library.villanova.edu/promotions to vote online.


AND, IT’S OK DAY – MMMKAY?

UnknownToday is the anniversary of the birth of the expression OK, 176 years ago, on the second page of the Boston Morning Post for Saturday, March 23, 1839. OK began as a joke, a deliberately misspelled abbreviation of “all correct.” And it remained a joke for the better part of a century, even as it was being put to serious use in OK-ing documents, train departures and arrivals. For more on this common expression, including the difference between OK and okay, click here.


old phila housesTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

If you have an interest in architecture and interior design, Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750-1840 by lifelong Chestnut Hill resident Elizabeth B. McCall, might be for you.

The back panel states that “150 photographs strike a nice balance of exteriors and interiors, displaying characteristic basics and details of structure and charming furniture pieces and accessories of old-time daily living.”

 


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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Wisely, and slow; they stumble that run fast.” – Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


HAVE A GREAT DAY & REMEMBER HAPPINESS IS A WARM PUPPY!

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Villanova University hosts The Hidden Room Theatre’s der Bestrafte Brudermord

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On March 23-24, Villanova will host award-winning Texas-based theatre group The Hidden Room to stage their original-practices puppet-show production of der Bestrafte Brudermord, the mysterious slapstick Hamlet found in a German manuscript in the 18th century.  The Hidden Room’s visit to Villanova will include a talk by Zachary Lesser, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania; two evening shows, each followed by an artist talk-back; and two workshops on theatre scholarship, dramatic practice, and arts entrepreneurship.  Events will take place in the Villanova Cinema and are free with a Villanova or Penn ID.  Seating will be first-come.  ACS Approved.  Direct questions to Alice Dailey, PhD (alice.dailey@villanova.edu).

Monday, March 23

5:00 p.m.  Workshop

“Page to Stage: Turning Theatre Scholarship into Practice”

The Hidden Room’s collaborations with scholars from Shakespeare’s Globe, the American Shakespeare Center, and, most recently, Oxford University’s Tiffany Stern have yielded theatrical events that have won multiple awards, critical acclaim, and international attention.  Using Hidden Room’s der Bestrafte Brudermord as a model, this discussion hopes to illuminate ways that theatre practitioners might build successful working relationships with scholars and use their research to infuse old plays with new life.

6:30 p.m.  Scholarly Talk

Zachary Lesser, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

“Uncanny Hamlets: The Mystery of der Bestrafte Brudermord”

7:30 p.m.  Performance of der Bestrafte Brudermord followed by artist talk-back

Tuesday, March 24

5:00 p.m.  Workshop

“The Business of Playing Professionally: Making a Living in the Theatre”

The Hidden Room’s artistic director/theatrical deviser, Beth Burns, has worked as an actor, writer, director, stage manager, teacher, lighting board operator, publicist, grant consultant, tour manager, box officer, usher, house manager, dresser, personal assistant, talent wrangler and janitor.  Burns invites you to learn from her mistakes as she details her successes, stumbling blocks and ways into the future with a focus on a creating a sustainable economic model for a theatrical company.

7:30 p.m.  Performance of der Bestrafte Brudermord followed by artist talk-back

 


This event made possible by generous support from: Villanova University College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, 
Department of Theatre, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Honors Program
University of Pennsylvania Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Theatre Arts Program,
English Department Undergraduate Program, and English Department Graduate Program

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‘Caturday Night News

Have you noticed that people don’t hold onto their old newspapers like they used to? We do. If you want to read more about Villanova Wildcats sports history, we’ve got digitized back issues of The Villanovan before they started publishing online editions.

NCAA 1985 Division I Mens Championship

NCAA 1985 Division 1 Men’s Championship Bracket, The Villanovan, March 22, 1985


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Foto Friday: Who’s in charge here?

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Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.

~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

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 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/20)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ 7th Ward. 2:00 p.m. in room 204. Lecture featuring Amy Hillier, PhD, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania. The Ward is a 10-year-old teaching, public history, and outreach project based on Du Bois’ 1899 book, The Philadelphia Negro. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@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


Teachers StalinismTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

In the Journal of Cold War Studies, Janet G. Vaillant reviewed The Teachers of Stalinism saying the author, E. Thomas Ewing, “argues that teachers served as agents of Stalinism but also retained some room for negotiation and choice, particularly in the early 1930s when directives from the central and local officials were often contradictory or impossible to carry out.”


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Week 2 of our favorite snack battle is on! Vote at the front desk or on our online ballot to have your hungry voice heard.
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DID YOU KNOW…
Emmet-legos-lego-movie…that there are 86 pieces of LEGO for every person on the planet? Check out this short documentary from the BBC 2 series, The Culture Show hosted by English architecture critic and broadcaster Tom Dyckhoff, who explores how the building blocks influence modern architecture and improve children’s concepts of space, structure, and design. Plus, they are awesome!


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that what HAVE you had?” – The Ambassadors by Henry James


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