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Philosophy Graduate Workshop. 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact:

Food for Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.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:

From EndNote to Zotero Workshop. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in room 204. 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. Questions? Contact:

Chicago-Style Footnotes and Bibliographies Workshop. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in room 207. Are you confused by the different formats required by Chicago-Style for footnotes and bibliographies? Are you unsure about how and when to use “ibid.”? Answers to your questions are just around the corner. Come to Falvey Memorial Library for a quick introduction to Chicago-Style rules for footnotes and bibliographies. Questions? Contact:

Scholarship@Villanova. 4:30 p.m. in room 205. 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. Dr. 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. Questions? Contact:

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:


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.


We continue to commemorate Lincoln’s assassination 150 years ago. Another Lincoln legacy from slightly over 150 years ago is also worth noting. A code Lincoln first promulgated is still embodied in current laws of war. According to the Law of Armed conflict Deskbook, “Prior to the American Civil War, although treatises existed, there was no written ‘Law of War.’ Only customary law existed regarding the need to distinguish between combatants and civilians.”

On April 24, 1863, Lincoln promulgated General Orders No. 100, Instructions for the Government of the Armies of the United States in the Field, containing 157 articles and ten sections. It was originally drafted as the Lieber code by Dr. Franz Lieber and four General Officers in November, 1862. (Deskbook, p.98). This is said to have laid the foundation for subsequent Geneva Conventions, respecting and protecting victims of warfare. In 1864, diplomatic representatives signed a treaty regarding the care of sick and wounded military personnel and neutrality of medical personnel, that generally became known as the first “Geneva Convention” leading to the “Geneva Tradition.”

If you are interested in more information about the laws of armed conflict or the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, see these handy resources or visit the Library News blog tomorrow:

Lincoln’s code: the laws of war in American history

Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War, the author speaks

Rule of War in a Nutshell

General Orders No. 100 : The Lieber Code

Law of Armed Conflict Deskbook

International Law Institute

Lincoln’s Assassination: 150 years later

Lincoln Speaks: Words that Transformed a Nation


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The author of The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948, from decline to resurrection, Daniela Kalkandjieva, is from the University of Sofia in Bulgaria. Find out more about the author and her works on the University of Sofia’s website.




“People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.” – Middlemarch by George Eliot


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