The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/9)
Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!
TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…
Search, Capture, Done! Bibliographies Made Easy with Zotero! 4:00- 4:45 p.m. in room 207. 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! Bring your laptop or Mac. Open to students, faculty, and staff. Questions? Contact: email@example.com
Irish Studies Conversation Circle. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact Jerry Sweeney: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE…
Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture featuring Giorgi Japaridze, PhD. Tuesday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the 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.
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.
APPLE WATCH GETS A RELEASE DATE
The Apple Watch will be released on April 24. The cheapest model will run you $350. Are you going to be part of the wearable tech revolution? Maybe interest will explode when they finally look like the concept art (I repeat: concept art! Not real!) below.
NOM NOM NOM!
The first of two lightning rounds of #NomNomNomatology has begun! The final four are duking it out. 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!
SHAMELESS SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG ☺
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THAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY
The new edition (2014) of The Photograph as Contemporary Art has a revised “introduction outlining the evolution of photography from documentary tool to art form” and an updated chapter that focuses on younger artists who “employ [contemporary art photography] as part of a wider pan-media practice.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“But the cloud never comes in that quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it.” – North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
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The BBC made an excellent mini-series based on Gaskell’s novel “North and South.”