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


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 Demystified 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.

2015 Earth Day Panel Discussion: Thursday, April 23, 10:00 a.m., Speakers’ Corner. In honor of Earth Day, we will hold a panel discussion on working towards sustainable solutions. 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.See here for more acitivties in celebration of Earth Day 2015 at Villanova University. For more information, contact Liesel Schwarz.

2015 Concept Release Party: Thursday, April 23, 2:30 p.m.,  Room 205. Join us as we celebrate the publication of CONCEPT: Villanova University’s Interdisciplinary Journal of Graduate Studies. Editors, authors and peer-reviewers involved in the project will be recognized for their contributions. Light refreshments will be served.
This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Graduate Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public. For more information about CONCEPT, please visit:

Search, Capture, Done: Bibliographies Made Easy with Zotero! Thursday, April 23, 4:00 p.m., Room 207. Are you still hand-copying references and typing bibliographies the old-fashioned way? Here’s your chance to learn how to use the powerful citation management tools RefWorks and 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! Open to students, faculty, and staff. Can’t decide between Zotero and RefWorks? Watch this 1-minute video for an intro to both: Bring your laptop or Mac. Register by contacting (or just drop in). NOTE: Before coming to the session, install Zotero on your Mac or laptop by following these instructions:’t make this session? Book an individual session with Barbara. Click and reserve a time slot:


We are proud to announce the 2015 Falvey Scholars Award Winners!

Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and the Honors Program are pleased to announce the 2015 Falvey Scholars Award winners: Katie Kline, Elizabeth Long, Jessica Swoboda, Nicholas Ader, Joseph Schaadt and John Szot. Falvey Scholars is an annual program that recognizes outstanding undergraduate research at Villanova. The Villanova Community is invited to join us in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library on Friday, April 24 at 9 a.m. for the Falvey Scholars 2015 Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony in which the award recipients will give short presentations on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or creation of their winning project report. A continental breakfast will be served. For more information, contact Regina Duffy.



Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance, a collection of essays edited by Amy Helene Kirschke, “chronicles the challenges of women artists” who encountered racial prejudice and sexism, making it difficult if not impossible for them to “obtain training [or] to be taken seriously as working artists.”




Green Press Initiative (GPI) is a non-profit program which takes a collaborative approach towards working with publishers, printers, paper manufacturers and others in the book and newspaper industries to minimize social and environmental impacts, including impacts on endangered forests, impacts on climate change, and impacts on communities where paper fiber is sourced. According to the organization, paper production requires large quantities of energy, making it the fourth largest industrial source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated this year on Wednesday, April 22, we will feature an ebook, one of hundreds of thousands available to Falvey patrons. User interface, licensing polices and access varies from publisher to publisher – and we’re the first to admit that it can be confusing – so feel free to contact a librarian when you need help navigating or downloading any e-resources you find in our catalog.

In order to access ebooks, enter your desired search terms as usual. When your results are returned, go to the “Refine Search” function in the right column, and click the “Internet” choice. This will then return only digitally accessible items.



Today’s ebook is  The encyclopedia of epic films  by Constantine Santas  (Author), James M. Wilson  (Author), Maria Colavito (Author), Djoymi Baker  (Authors)

The Encyclopedia of Epic Films identifies, describes, and analyzes those films that meet the criteria of the epic—sweeping drama, panoramic landscapes, lengthy adventure sequences, and, in many cases, casts of thousands. This volume looks at the wide variety of epics produced over the last century—from the silent spectacles of D. W. Griffith and biblical melodramas of Cecil B. DeMille to the historical dramas of David Lean and rollercoaster thrillers of Steven Spielberg. Each entry contains:

  • Major personnel behind the camera, including directors and screenwriters
  • Cast and character listings
  • Plot summary
  • Analysis
  • Academy Award wins and nominations
  • DVD and Blu-ray availability
  • Resources for further study.

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El Cid: [looking at their Christian and Muslim troops camped together] How can anyone say this is wrong?

Moutamin: But they will. On both sides.

From the film epic, El Cid. (1961)


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