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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/16)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Dante in our World. 750 Years Later. Speakers’ Corner at 4 p.m. Questions? Contact: luca.cottini@villanova.edu

Nova Feis: film screening War of the Buttons. Room 204 at 4 p.m. Questions? Contact: eoin.mcevoy@villanova.edu or joseph.lennon@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…
EoinNova Feis: Lecture featuring Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Scholar. This Thursday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. A lecture in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from the University College, Dublin, will be giving a lecture: “Gaelic Yesterday and Today: Tracing the Irish Language through History.” Eoin is currently teaching Introductory Irish II and Intermediate Irish to Villanova students this semester.


NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY, WEEK 2
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.
NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY


NEED A DOSE OF PHILOSOPHY?
Check out 8-Bit Philosophy! This clever series uses retro video games to entertainingly illustrate some hard-hitting theory. Nietzsche and Mega Man, a match made in heaven.


Did you notice? It happens only once per century.

Saturday, March 14 was Pi day. The mathematical expression 3.1415926 … is commemorated annually on 3/14/(current year). This year, however, the date—3/14/15—shows the first five digits of Pi, making Saturday Perfect Pi day. True devotees ate their pie at 9:26.


SHAMELESS SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG ☺ 

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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!


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.” – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw


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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