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 VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours: Thursday, April 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Room 205. 5-6 VSB Peer Tutors will be available for walk in help. VSB Peer Tutors is a volunteer organization of VSB juniors and seniors dedicated to supporting the academic success of fellow VSB students. Tutors provide both individual tutoring as well as ongoing walk-in study sessions throughout the semester for all VSB core business classes. For more information, contact: Julie Freedman.

Irish Studies Conversation Circle: Thursday, April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 204. The Irish Studies Program hosts a conversation circle about topics concerning Irish history and culture on behalf of the program. Open to all! For more information, contact: Jerry Sweeney.


Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture featuring Giorgi Japaridze, PhD. Tuesday, April 21, 2:00 p.m.,  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. For more information, contact Regina Duffy.

APA Workshop: Tuesday, April 21, 4:00 p.m., 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!  This workshop is open to students, faculty, and staff.
Register by contacting Barbara Quintiliano  (or just drop in) If you can’t make this session, book an individual session with Barbara. Click and reserve a time slot:

2015 Open Mic Poetry Reading: Wednesday, April 22, 12:00 p.m., Speakers’ Corner. Class of 2015 Creative Writing Contestants, other students and members of the University community will share original work and favorite poems, ranging from the humorous to the thought-provoking to the sublime. This event will also feature the release party of Arthology, one of Villanova University’s student art-literary magazines, which will be available to students for free. Whether you have a poem you’d like to share or just want to listen, the Department of English and Falvey Memorial Library invite you to enjoy this entertaining and memorable celebration of poetry.For more information, contact Regina Duffy.

Workshop for Chicago Style Footnotes and Bibliographies: Wednesday, April 22, 4:00 p.m., 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. For more information, contact history liaison librarian Jutta Seibert.


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controversial new religionsTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

The back panel of Controversial new religions qualifies new religious movements as “social organizations” that run counter to “popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values” that are often viewed with a “mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety.”

“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” – Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne


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