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

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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…

2015 Open Mic Poetry Reading and Arthology Celebration. Wednesday, April 22, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in 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.


ATTENTION FACULTY…

TWO DAYS left to Submit Falvey Scholars Award Nominations! 

Please consider nominating an eligible student for a Falvey Scholar award. The Falvey Scholar awards are given to seniors who have completed exemplary (and publicly presentable) scholarship or research during their undergraduate careers at Villanova. The awards traditionally have an emphasis on work that has required substantial use of scholarly literature of the sort provided and supported by the library. Nominations must be submitted by TOMORROW Tuesday, March 31. Interested in nominating a student? Submit a nomination.


WITH TAPE, IT’S TANGIBLE…

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 4.00.15 PMDid you hear that cassette tapes were back? Of course, in some people’s basements, they never left, but those wonderful car coasters that could just about fit one side of Chicago V on them (you didn’t really like that last song anyway, did you?) are evidently being embraced by the new generation! What’s behind it? Well it could be the high profit margin factor or the hip factor according to Delaware native Mike Haley’s podcast, Tabs Out, which focuses on all things cassettes. Read more here. Do you still have cassettes around the house? Would you admit it if you did? What did you love about them? Let us know in the comments section!


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at homeTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

In At home in nineteenth-century America: a documentary historythe author, Amy Richter, “draws upon advice manuals, architectural designs, personal accounts, popular fiction, advertising images, and reform literature to revisit the variety of places Americans call home.” What’s your definition of home?


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something.” -The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien


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Foto Friday: Party time!

The Villanova University community came together on March 18 to celebrate the Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA, PhD’s golden jubilee. Best wishes, Father Gallagher, for another 50 years!

 

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Linda Hauck, the Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA, PhD, Joanne Quinn.

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Father Gallagher, University President the Rev. Peter Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS, Interim Library Director Bob DeVos, PhD.

 

 

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Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA, PhD.

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 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/27)

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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

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


HERE’S SOMETHING WE BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW….

1296663_0It’s Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day! What’s your favorite? We love this list of country music songs about school. And, of course, we’re a little partial to anything Toby Keith does – because of his Wildcat connection, of course! Hmm…if librarians wrote country songs, they might go a little bit like this: “I Left My Autobiography in Your Automobile, or “You Must Be Overdue ‘Cause You Have Fine Written All Over You.”  We’re betting you could do better! Write your suggestions in our comments section! :-)


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Do you follow the library on YouTube? We have a great array of Falvey-produced videos old and new that are instructional and entertaining. Newcomers to the channel are archival copies of Gerald Dierkes’ Highlighter videos, which debuted last semester, featuring helpful insider tips on getting the most out of the library’s resources. View and rewind to your heart’s content!


Du BoisTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

We’re heading into a weekend and next week brings a holiday. That will give you plenty of time to delve into The problem of the color line at the turn of the Twentieth century – the essential early essays by W.E.B. Du Bois and edited by Nahum Dimitri Chandler.

Seth Moglen, Lehigh University, describes this collection of essays as a “systematic, chronological tour of Du Bois’s evolving vision of the global color line, as that vision was developed in the crucial opening years of his publishing life.”


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“That is one good thing about this world. . .there are always sure to be more springs.” – Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery


PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP AND THE REST OF THE DAY TO YOURSELF!

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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/26)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

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

Irish Studies Conversation Circle. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact Jerry Sweeney: tighdon@gmail.com


SAVE THE DATE…

Join us in room 205 on Tuesday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. for a Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Lisa Sewell, PhD, associate professor of English and co-director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.Lisa SewellDr. Sewell will read from and discuss her newly published collection of poetry, Impossible Object, which won the first annual Tenth Gate prize. The Tenth Gate, named in honor of Jane Hirshfield, recognizes the wisdom and dedication of mid- and late-career poets. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.


ATTENTION FACULTY…

Final Week to Submit Falvey Scholars Award Nominations! 

Please consider nominating an eligible student for a Falvey Scholar award. The Falvey Scholar awards are given to seniors who have completed exemplary (and publicly presentable) scholarship or research during their undergraduate careers at Villanova. The awards traditionally have an emphasis on work that has required substantial use of scholarly literature of the sort provided and supported by the library. Nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, March 31. Interested in nominating a student? Submit a nomination.


THE AGE OF SCREENSHOTS
 “…screenshots let you see other people’s screenworlds, increasingly where we all do our best thinking. They invite a useful voyeurism.” When is the last time you took a screenshot on your phone? Read a piece featured by Wired exploring the screenshot culture.


RICHARD III’s SECOND BURIAL
Perhaps you remember the news a couple years ago that Richard III’s remains were found under a municipal parking lot. That lot used to be a monastery graveyard, where battle-killed Richard III was buried and at some point forgotten. Today, the maligned monarch will have a real interment at Leicester Cathedral in England.
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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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Hyper-nationTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

It took me a second to realize that part of the title, On Emerging from Hyper-Nation: Saramago’s “historical” trilogy, was a play on words. In the book the author, Ronald W. Sousa, seeks to answer the question, “Why do I smile on reading one of [Jose] Saramago’s ‘historical’ novels?” You’ll have to check out this book to find out why.


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The early mist had vanished and the fields lay like a silver shield under the sun. It was one of the days when the glitter of winter shines through a pale haze of spring.” – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton


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The Curious ‘Cat: Who would be an ideal study partner?

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “Who would be an ideal study partner?

Kaitlyn Barney'Kaitlyn Barney—“The ideal study partner would be The Flash, Barry Allen, because he’s smart, and he’s a scientist like me. He’d be great to study with.”

 

 

 

 

 

Santosh KothaSantosh Kotha—“My ideal study partner is Arany Levitin [PhD] from the computer science department. He’s a professor there. … The way he thinks really amazes me. … He analyzes things very well.”

 

 

 

 

Ellen MoxleyEllen Moxley—“I would choose Benjamin Franklin because he is my idol. I just love all of his thirteen virtues. … He seems to be very diligent and purposeful and successful, and I aspire to be like him.”

 

 

 

 

Sr. Oanh VoSr. Oanh Vo, ACJ—“my sister, Michelle: We don’t interrupt each other. … We take breaks together, and we respect each other’s time.”

 

 

 

 

 

Kumaresh BalajiKumaresh Balaji—“My ideal study partner would be someone who is highly intelligent and very on top of things in class.

So, for example, for the past two years I’ve been a bio major, so most of my classes were with this one student whose name is Thomas, and he’s a pre-dental student. Now he’s in Penn dental. He’s very intelligent, very bright, and so I always looked to him as motivation.

It was never any kind of hierarchy—he’s better than me—or anything like that. Whenever we were studying he was very quiet, I was very quiet. We would do things together … If I needed any kind of assistance, I would ask him, and if he needed any kind of assistance, we would work through it together. … That mutual collective spirit during studying is very helpful.

I don’t like big groups, a lot of chatter, I like quiet solitary studying with one guy who really knows his stuff … Working through problems whether it’s bio or physics … really teaches me to learn. If he asked for any kind of guidance I would explain my perspective, and that reinforces it in my mind … That’s my ideal partner: someone I can learn from and … draw inspiration from.”

Jennifer MaxwellJennifer Maxwell—“Well, right now I’m studying counseling. … I like musicians. I would like John Lennon and people like that. I feel like they always have good insight into the world.”


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

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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


SAVE THE DATE…

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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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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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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