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


Think Tank Meeting. 12:00 – 1:00 p.m in room 204. Falvey Think Tank is an informal group to facilitate discussion, idea-sharing, and play. This group normally meets from 12:30-1:30pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Please feel free to bring along your lunch and we’ll provide snacks! You do not need to attend the whole hour or come every month — feel free to drop in and out as your schedule permits. Questions? Contact:

From EndNote to Zotero Workshops. 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. Questions? Contact:

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. Questions? Contact:


Earth Day 2015: Panel Discussion on Sustainable Solutions. Thursday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. in Speakers’ Corner. 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.

Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Lisa Sewell: Tuesday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library. 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 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.


Giorgi Japaridze is Recipient of 2015 Outstanding Faculty Research Award

Giorgi Japaridze, PhD, a professor of Computing Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been selected as the recipient of its 2015 Outstanding Faculty Research Award for his scholarship in logic and computer science. The award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates the highest standards of excellence in research, scholarship and contributions to their field. The Outstanding Faculty Research Award will be formally conferred at the University’s May 15 Commencement ceremony. In addition, Dr. Japaridze will speak about his research in a public talk at 2 p.m., April 21 in the Falvey Memorial Library Reading Room on campus. The talk is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Office of Research and Graduate Programs.

iOS 6’s new Do Not Disturb feature can be a great help when you’re trying to hunker down and get some work done. You can set it up manually, and all calls and messages are suppressed until you turn it off. But if there’s certain people that you want to be able to get through to you no matter what, you can set up a VIP list (bae, Grandma, your subject librarian, Justin Timberlake, etc.) Simply tap the “Allow Calls From” to allow incoming calls from those you choose. There’s also a “Repeated Calls” setting that allows through anyone who calls you twice within a three minute span – this can cover emergencies situations. For more info, click here. Have you tried it yet? What uses can you think of?

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classical science fictionWhat do Frankenstein and Oedipus Rex have in common with Battlestar Gallactica and The Hunger Games? Read one or more of the fourteen essays in Classical Traditions in Science Fiction to find out how “science fiction, the genre that is perhaps the most characteristic of the modern world, draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman mythology, literature, history, and art.”


If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking – Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.


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