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Mood Board: Falvey Scholar Katie Kline

This week, we are featuring the 2015 Falvey Scholars and giving you the chance to get to know these bright young adults up close and personal. Not only are they very smart – they’re very interesting! Just last week, Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and the Honors Program announced the 2015 Falvey Scholars Award winners: Katie Kline, Elizabeth Long, Jessica Swoboda, Nicholas Ader, Joseph Schaadt and John Szot. These six remarkable senior students have been selected from a pool of candidates from various disciplines for their outstanding undergraduate student research projects at Villanova University. Click here for a listing of their projects as presented at the 2015 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony.

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Featuring Katie Kline

Katie Kline

“My name is Katie Kline, and I am a senior honors Nursing student. I am a Presidential Scholar, College of Nursing Ambassador, member of SNAP, and member of Delta Delta Delta sorority here at Villanova. After graduation, I will be starting my career as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital in PA.”

Project Title: “What to Know About Home Genetic-Test Kits”


neonatalI am inspired by watching the little Neonatal Intensive Care Unit babies grow – I cannot wait to start my first job in NICU in July!

If I could be any person for a day, I’d be Lauren Conrad.

My favorite Villanova memory is moving into Stanford freshman year and meeting my random roommate who, to this day, is one of my best friends here at VU.

While working on my research project, I was challenged by keeping up-to-date with the constantly changing information on my topic!

Today I’m feeling the color pink.

I’m listening to See You Again – Wiz Khalifa (ft. Charlie)

One Summer Adventure I’m daydreaming about is just relaxing after I (hopefully!) pass my nursing boards!

Happiness is spending time with family and friends.

Everyone should know that I love to bake.

I am amazed by how quickly these four years at Villanova flew by.

Thanks, Katie!


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

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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

English Department Coffee Break. 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Lounge. Open to all. Snacks and drinks. Questions? Contact: heather.hicks@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

Tomorrow! VSB Peer Tutor Reading Day Office Hours. 12:00-7:00 p.m. in room 205. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions.


DID YOU KNOW THE LIBRARY HAS EXTENDED LATE NIGHT HOURS DURING FINALS?

THREEOCLOCKJust spreading the news that the main building of the library is open until 3:00 am most nights during finals. As always, the Holy Grounds lounge and Falvey Hall foyer and Reading Room are accessible after hours with Wildcard, but during the below times, students will have access to the main building as well:

Thurs., April 30 – Fri., May 1
8 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Sat., May 2 9 a.m. – Midnight.

Sun., May 3 10 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Mon., May 4 – Thurs., May 7 8 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Fri., May 8 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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dao companionTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

If you’re looking for a comprehensive text on the study of Daoism, look no further. The Dao companion to Daoist philosophy by Xiaogan Liu, which is available in print and online, “provides a general overview of Daoist philosophy in various thinkers and texts from 6th century BCE to 5th century CE and reflects the latest academic developments in the field.”

 


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,”‘ the Mock Turtle replied; “and then the different branches of Arithmetic–Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.” – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


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The Curious Cat: Which of the following changes to the Library would you most like to see?

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This week, in the spirit of upcoming finals week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students a multiple choice question: “Which of the following changes to the Library would you most like to see?

1. A green roof on Falvey Hall, next to the Library’s fourth-floor windows
2. Adirondack chairs for the porch outside of Falvey Hall
3. A Mezzanine for additional study space in Falvey Hall’s Reading Room
4. Your own idea

Timothy ConcannonTimothy Concannon—“I would go with the additional study space. . . . More space to study in is probably the best bet . . . I think this is the most useful.”

 

 

 

 

 

Cierra BelinCierra Belin—“I would like the mezzanine . . . because I find that there is not enough space to study when finals come around . . . more study space would be ideal for the students.”

 

 

 

 

 

Serena GrewalSerena Grewal—“I think probably the additional study space . . . would be most useful for all students. . . . I just think that a lot of students would like extra study space.”

 

 

 

 

 

RS8956_DSC_3326-scrJohn Garvey—“I would like to go with the green roof because  . . . the green roof serves a lasting, practical purpose in terms of having more space to plant plants. In the long run it’s going to help the environment . . . this improvement would be more lasting, affect something outside of the immediate student body . . . This would have an impact on the whole planet, even in a small way. ”

 

 

Andrew KimAndrew Kim—“I would say the mezzanine for extra study space because I see people struggling to find a seat . . . the upstairs fills up really quickly. I think everyone could use extra study space in the Library.”

 

 

 

 

RS8963_DSC_3334-scrGabi Im—“I definitely think that more spaces to study are necessary, especially during finals time and midterms, or just in general when it’s really busy . . . I would definitely go with more study space.”


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Mood Board: Falvey Scholar Nicholas Ader

This week, we are featuring the 2015 Falvey Scholars and giving you the chance to get to know these bright young adults up close and personal. Not only are they very smart – they’re very interesting! Just last week, Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and the Honors Program announced the 2015 Falvey Scholars Award winners: Katie Kline, Elizabeth Long, Jessica Swoboda, Nicholas Ader, Joseph Schaadt and John Szot. These six remarkable senior students have been selected from a pool of candidates from various disciplines for their outstanding undergraduate student research projects at Villanova University. Click here for a listing of their projects as presented at the 2015 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony.

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Featuring Nicholas Ader
Nicholas Ader

Graduating this May, Nicholas Ader will further his studies in biology and biochemistry through a co-mentored PhD program at the University of Cambridge and the National Institutes of Health through his NIH-Marshall Scholarship. He plans to study the cellular basis for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s.

Project Title: “Comparison of Human Nrf2 Antibodies: A Tale of Two Proteins” and “Novel Activators of the Nrf2 Pathway: A Quinone Alone?”


I am inspired by the endless possibilities to discover, not only in science, but also in the lives of other people through conversation and companionship.

If I could be any person for a day, I’d be Pete Souza, the Presidential Photographer.

My favorite Villanova memory is too hard to identify.

While working on my research project, I was challenged by finding a balance between being a full-time student and a scientist. Between coursework and experiments, it’s hard to find time for anything else!

Today I’m feeling the color green.

Jason Isbell via Wikimedia Commons

Jason Isbell via Wikimedia Commons

I’m listening to Jason Isbell. It’s usually Taylor Swift in the lab.

One Summer Adventure I’m daydreaming about is an epic road trip with my friends out West. We’re calling it “Take the West with No Rest.”

Happiness is making a friend smile.

Everyone should know how to put themselves in the shoes of another person.

I am amazed by the dedication of my fellow Villanovans striving continuously to make the world a better place.

Thanks, Nicholas!


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/29)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

From EndNote to Zotero Workshop. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in room 204. This workshop will show you how to move your citation library from EndNote to Zotero painlessly and how to find all your old favorite features including merging duplicate records, creating a citation from just a PDF, and inserting citations into a Word document or other work. Bring your own laptop to work along or take home instructions for later. Open to Faculty, staff, and students of any level. Drop-ins welcome. Questions? Contact:  Robin.Bowles@Villanova.edu.

APA Demystified. 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. in 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! Open to students, faculty, and staff. Drop-ins welcome. 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


HEY BOOKLOVERS, HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LIT HUB?

UnknownBilled as the “go-to daily source for all the news, ideas, and richness of contemporary literary life,” Lit Hub has been live since the beginning of the month and is proving to be one of our favorite sites to visit for book news. The site focuses on literary fiction and nonfiction (no vampire series need apply!) with links, excerpts and original content curated by a partnership of over 70 small presses and publishers, authors, independent booksellers and journals. Updated daily with ‘quick hits’ from around the internet, LitHub will keep you well-informed of the latest literary news. You can thank us later! :-)


WHY’D THEY NAME HIM THAT??

With typical royal predilection for secrecy, Prince William & Duchess Kate haven’t revealed the due date for Prince or Princess #2, but royal watchers know it’s imminent…in fact, with our luck, the baby will be born sometime between my writing this sentence and its publication tomorrow morning. #MurphysLaw! Anyway, we’re adding the following resources, kindly excavated by our “Good Places To Start” Librarian, Sue Ottignon, that will help you answer the question “Why’d they name him/her Arthur Horribilius!?” As you’ll see, the royals can be a bit predictable when it comes to naming offspring!

Royal Highness : ancestry of the royal child /
William, Prince, grandson of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1982-…”
Princes — Great Britain — Genealogy.
Great Britain — Kings and rulers — Genealogy.

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 12.41.48 PMBOOKS ABOUT:
Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-

WEBSITES
Burke’s peerage and baronetage. 1978 on Second Floor; we own ancient volume on peerage
Burke’s Peerage : Royal Families : United Kingdom (online)

From the Official Website of the British Monarchy:

The Royal Family name

The British Monarchy [History]

Welcome Baby!


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an impatient lifeTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

Alan Wald of the International Socialist Review says when referring to An impatient life: a memoir that “[Daniel] Bensaïd crafts each chapter with a painter’s hand, stroke by stroke, offering us musings, vignettes, and reflections that are intricately argued, sometimes speculative, and always subtly insightful.”

 


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“There is no education like adversity.” – Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli


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The Highlighter: Discover Falvey’s Many Study Spaces

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Need a place for individual or group study? This video shows how to discover Falvey’s many study spaces. (Enable Closed Captioning for silent viewing):

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


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/28)

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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


“You’ve really got to start hitting the books because it’s no joke out here.”

HARPER LEE
Not positive if Harper Lee actually said that above quote – Google has attributed it to both Harper and Spike Lee (which is precisely why God invented librarians, ‘Cats!), but it’s good advice for this time of the semester, nevertheless.

At any rate, Harper Lee turns 89 today and just may be experiencing her most newsworthy year ever. Go Set A Watchman, the newly discovered manuscript that follows several characters from To Kill A Mockingbird into the American mid-1950s, is due to be published on July 14. This announcement set off a swirl of controversy over whether its publication was really the author’s wish. Do you plan on reading it? Let us know in the comments section!


THAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

The brains behind great ad campaigns : creative collaboration between copywriters and art directors, by Margo Berman
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If you’re anything like me, you’re already wondering where you’re going to get your old fashioned-soaked Madison Avenue fix after Mad Men wraps in a few weeks. It looks like this book might be one to put a tiger in your tank…be good to the last drop…be finger lickin’ good – you get the idea! According to the publishers, author Margo Berman, professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations and Kauffman Faculty Scholar at Florida International University, provides “an inside look at the advertising creative process. Discover how teams collaborate at major agencies to create unforgettable campaigns like the Budweiser “Clydesdale and Dalmatian” spots, the “PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive” program, or the breakthrough UPS “Whiteboard” campaign.”

Best of all, it’s available online. Check its catalog entry here.


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher.” – Ulysses by James Joyce


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Jenny Lee: 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.


Newark
by Jenny Lee

When we drive home,
we pass through Newark
where the factory lamps
burn against the oily night,
like lanterns hung
on the branches of a winter tree.

Sitting in the passenger’s seat
of your car, drowsy from
the warmth of the heater and my
knitted scarf, I think those lights
are so beautiful,
I could cry.

Once, I confessed this to you,
and you laughed.
“Don’t you see the dirty fumes
coming from the factories?”
My cheeks grew hot
and I didn’t mention the lights again.

But the next time we drove home,
we passed
through Newark,
and I was sleeping
in the passenger’s seat when
you woke me gently to say,
“Look. Your favorite lights.”


Jenny Lee, a Class of 2015 Creative Writing Awards contestant, says “‘Newark’ was inspired by all the times I drove by the Newark/Elizabeth area during nighttime. The view of all the factory lights always struck me as intensely beautiful, despite knowing the area is extremely polluted in reality. The strange dissonance remained with me, and I felt the need to put it into a poem.”

Jenny Lee is an English major from Haworth, New Jersey. She enjoys “being with friends, going to coffee shops, and eating breakfast foods at night.”


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Mood Board: Falvey Scholar Jessica Swoboda

This week, we are featuring the 2015 Falvey Scholars and giving you the chance to get to know these bright young adults up close and personal. Not only are they very smart – they’re very interesting! Just last week, Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and the Honors Program announced the 2015 Falvey Scholars Award winners: Katie Kline, Elizabeth Long, Jessica Swoboda, Nicholas Ader, Joseph Schaadt and John Szot. These six remarkable senior students have been selected from a pool of candidates from various disciplines for their outstanding undergraduate student research projects at Villanova University. Click here for a listing of their projects as presented at the 2015 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony.

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Featuring Jessica Swodoba
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“I’m an English and Humanities major with a love for all things literature, chocolate, JCrew, and Kate Middleton. I’m often found in the stadium playing for Villanova’s field hockey team, in the Writing Center, or in my favorite place on campus, the Humanities Commons, in my ‘reserved’ seat on the comfy couch, eating too many peanut butter pretzels and sharing in conviviality with my best friends, Marie, and my beloved professors. Next year, you can find me at Boston College, where I’ll pursue my MA in English and continue my research in religion and literature and 20th century British literature.”

Project Title: “Woolf and Waugh: Blurring the Distinction Between the Religious and the Secular”


I am inspired by my professors and friends who are pursuing The Good Life.

If I could be any person for a day, I’d be Kate Middleton.

My favorite Villanova memory is my first day of ACS: Moderns with Dr. Helena Tomko. I immediately knew my Villanova experience had been changed for the better, and 4 years later, this couldn’t be any more true.

While working on my research project, I was challenged by the need to accept that things wouldn’t always be perfect or go perfectly.

Today I’m feeling the color purple.

I’m listening to the Folk Pop playlist on Spotify.

One Summer Adventure I’m daydreaming about is running for enjoyment and not to prepare for pre-season conditioning tests.

Happiness is finding joy and excitement in what you’re doing and in the relationships you’ve formed.

Everyone should know at least one text — whether it’s a novel, a theological or philosophical piece, etc. — like the back of your hand.

I am amazed by all we can learn about the Human Person, Society, God, and the World in literature.

Thanks, Jessica!


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/27)

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

SAVE THE DATE…

Just in time for final papers – attend our From EndNote to Zotero Workshop this Wednesday, April 29 at 2:00pm in Room 204, Learning Commons.

Are you ready to move your work from EndNote to a more modern and responsive citation manager? Sick of downloading CIW and ENW files and struggling to find the right import filter?

This workshop will show you how to move your citation library from EndNote to Zotero painlessly and how to find all your old favorite features including merging duplicate records, creating a citation from just a PDF, and inserting citations into a Word document or other work.

Bring your own laptop to work along or take home instructions for later. Open to Faculty, staff, and students of any level. To RSVP or questions email  Robin.Bowles@Villanova.edu. Drop-ins welcome.


AND HERE WE ARE IN FRONT OF THE ELEPHANTS…

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YouTube is ten years old!! Have you ever watched the video that started it all for the video-sharing site back in 2005? It featured a compelling (not) clip of YT founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.

 

 

Annnnyway…Falvey has a great array of  videos old and new that are instructional and a little more entertaining than Jawed at the zoo. You’ll find archived events, student-produced vids and an array of Gerald Dierkes’ Highlighter videos which feature helpful insider tips on getting the most out of the library’s resources. View and rewind to your heart’s content!


THAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

PAUL BEATTY’S THE SELLOUT

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Described by the New York Times as a metaphorical multicultural pot almost too hot to touch, Beatty’s new novel is a biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court. NYT reviewer Dwight Garner continues, “The first 100 pages of [Paul Beatty’s] new novel, The Sellout, are the most caustic and the most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I’ve read in at least a decade. I gave up underlining the killer bits because my arm began to hurt . . . [They] read like the most concussive monologues and interviews of Chris Rock, Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle wrapped in a satirical yet surprisingly delicate literary and historical sensibility . . . The jokes come up through your spleen . . . The riffs don’t stop coming in this landmark and deeply aware comic novel . . . [It] puts you down in a place that’s miles from where it picked you up.” (Dwight Garner The New York Times)


QUOTE OF THE DAY

“If all the world’s a stage, I want to operate the trap door.”
― Paul Beatty


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