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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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John Szot: 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.


“The Return to Tug Hill”
by John Szot

The deer must have kept the grass short, trimmed
to the edges of the clapboard
porch. There’s no creak, no protest of dried pine
as my father slips open the door –
like a stone turned over, two years of rot uncovered
in search for worms.
To clear the stale taste from the air,
he steps with practiced habit
and grasps the gnawed handle of the broom
set beneath the skylight.

In one deft motion my father lifts the pole up,
pulling my eyes over a table of jumbled bottles
and the cobwebbed cast iron hung from the wall,
until the tip of the handle locks into its place:
the notch in the woodblock nailed to the sill’s
bottom edge, which keeps the window shut.

My father pushes slightly and the block turns –

just as my grandfather’s hand first turned the block on the nail,
letting out the smell of fresh-cut resin stuck on his hands
which he washed in the cold steel sink of St. Elizabeth’s
before the exam, where he put the flat of the
stethoscope on Mr. Pound’s back, and said

“Breathe in,
…..Breath out,
……….Breathe in,
……………Breathe out.”

The air must have come rushing in, flooding
through the years of smoke-filled walls
and half-spoken words born
in such a lonely cage –

though now the block just turns,
and the window comes free,
and Dad sets the broom back in its place.


John Szot, a Class of 2015 Creative Writing Awards contestant, says “‘The Return to Tug Hill’ started as a simple observation on a hunting trip. I think that’s exactly what interests me about poetry — it provides a unique and effective way to make connections that at first don’t always seem clear.”

John Szot is a biology and English major from Keene, New Hampshire. He enjoys fishing and playing the piano.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/24)

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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 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 University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS 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

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club Meeting: 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 Duff


THAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

francis repair churchFrancis, repair my church is written by John Edgar Raub, who was a Catholic priest for 10 years and a monk for 28 years. He left the monastery in 2000 to return to parish life and has since been married for 14 years. His book, according to one reviewer, is “a sensitive call for reform and renewal in the Catholic church today.”

 

 


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.

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Today’s ebook is Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World by Giorgio Riello.  This is a fascinating and insightful story which ranges from Asian and European technologies and African slavery to cotton plantations in the Americas and consumer desires across the globe.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“In Georgia where children work day and night in the cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds. What about the little children from whom all song is gone?”


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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Danielle Sekerak: 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.


The Hanging
by Danielle Sekerak

He’s standing there in a fitted tuxedo
With his dark brown hair slicked back.
It reminds me of the picture I have of us,
Two best friends going to prom,
When he wore that toothy smile
And those cobalt blue converse.

Those same ones he wore
At Fairfield High’s graduation,
When the flash of the camera
Captured us as we threw
Our crimson caps into the air,
His hand on my shoulder.

The same hand I high-fived
As he and I posed
In front of our dorm
For our first college picture.
I framed that picture with the caption:
“Something old and something new.”

And it’s the same dorm we went back to
As seniors to remember where and how
We had started,
But this time our fingers were interlocked,
As Jessie told us to
“Say cheese!”

She’s the same friend who borrowed him
But never gave him back, the thief
Who is standing next to him
In the photograph I now hold
In my ink-smudged fingers.
It has been creased
Down the middle by
Me
As a way to separate
Them
Because I had
Always
Secretly
Hoped
That would happen.

But Pastels and lavender hydrangeas surround
The new Mrs.,
As do her friends.
I am not among them.
I am the outsider,
Who cut out the picture from the wedding column
In The Fairfield County Courier.
The black and white affair has stained
My fingers and now impatiently waits
For my hands to sentence it to death.
Or better yet,
I will hang it in my room.


Danielle Sekerak, a Class of 2015 Creative Writing Awards contestant, says “Emily Temple’s ‘My Pencils Outlast Their Erasers: Great Writers on the Art of Revision’ features Ernest Hemingway’s The Paris Review interview, in which he was asked how much rewriting he does. His answer: ‘It depends. I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, thirty-nine times before I was satisfied.’ The interviewer’s curiosity was piqued: ‘Was there some technical problem there? What was it that had stumped you?’ Hemingway responded, ‘Getting the words right.’

“For me, poetry is just that: it’s about getting the words right and remaining patient throughout the entire editing process.”


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‘Cat in the Stacks: Journals by the Poolside (Try BrowZine!)

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 I’m Michelle Callaghan, a first-year graduate student at Villanova University. This is our column, “‘Cat in the Stacks.” I’m the ‘cat. Falvey Memorial Library is the stacks. I’ll be posting about living that scholarly life, from research to study habits to embracing your inner-geek, and how the library community might aid you in all of it.


Every so often, you’ll have classmates or colleagues who seem to know so much trendy information about your shared field and you’ll wonder when these fine folks have the time and how they have the energy to read for fun on top of studies and working hours. (Hint: they’re cyborgs. I wasn’t supposed to tell you that. Don’t make eye contact.)

Of course, there are the lucky breed of academics whose work is their studies and whose studies are their hobbies and whose hobbies are their tasks. But that’s not everyone, and you certainly shouldn’t feel bad if that sort of overlap is not your experience. The average person can stay just as in-the-know with certain information routines that hardly take extra time out of their days.

Combining your academic interests with your social media pursuits is a solid option. The cosmic harmony achieved when a Star Wars meme is counterbalanced by a Shakespeare article promoted by JSTOR’s Facebook page is quite satisfying. Tons of academic journals, databases, and organizations have a social media presence, and following them alongside your fun favorites is an excellent way to stay on top of the academic buzz—and hardly noticing you’re feeding your brain. Search Twitter or Facebook or Instagram or whatever platform you can think of for database names or journal organizations, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Especially during nice summer walks and runs and lounging in the sun on the beach, podcasts are quick and easy ways to stay in the loop.

You can use apps like Feedly to subscribe to different sites and blogs.

Last but certainly not least, check out BrowZine, because we have a trial until May 15th and it’s pretty super cool. Straight from the creators, “BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand. The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines.” Oooooooooo. Now, if you’re anything like me, logging into Villanova’s site and checking out the catalog on a computer to print out a journal article is not exactly something that screams leisure and poolside reading. But put it on my phone or tablet, and I’m there! Not only that—journal articles waste a whole lot of paper if you want to be mobile with your academia! In honor of Earth Day, perhaps its time to use BrowZine as your stepping stone to an ecofriendly research experience.

As you can see…

cat ipad…my alternate tablet activities without BrowZine are decidedly less, uh, elevated.


Article by Michelle Callaghan, graduate assistant on the Communication and Service Promotion team. She is currently pursuing her MA in English at Villanova University.


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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.


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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.

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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!

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 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.


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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!

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The Highlighter: Want to Study Smarter (not Harder)? Take Four

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Uncommon yet practical tips from a professional study coach to help you achieve optimal results—interested? Nicole Subik of Villanova University’s Learning Support Services has prepared four quick-and-easy strategies.

For additional study strategies or techniques for time management, test-taking, test anxiety and more, contact or walk into Learning Support Services on Falvey’s second floor.

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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/


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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.

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.

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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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