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


Office of Undergraduate Students: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact:

Resume Review Day. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in room 205. Recruiters from local businesses will be available to critique resumes and perform mock one-on-one interviews with students. Questions? Contact:


One Book Villanova Author Visit and Book Signing. Thursday, Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Join us as the University’s One Book Villanova author, Reyna Grande, visits us for a book signing. Her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, was chosen to be the 2015-2016 One Book Villanova selection for the University community. Please have your book with you ready to be signed! Questions? Contact:


In celebration of World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia Falvey Memorial Library invites you to celebrate your family by sharing a family photo. There are two ways to participate. 1.) Bring in a copy of your favorite family photo and hang it on the library display window. 2.) Post your family photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #falveyfamily and we’ll hang it for you. Please note, submission of a photo implies your permission to use images on library social media accounts, displays, and publications. Provide copies and not originals as photos displayed will not be returned.




Did you know—

Help for learning, study skills, math and writing is available in Falvey. Learning Support Services, the Mathematics Learning Resource Center (MLRC), and the Villanova Writing Center, are all located in The Learning Commons, on Falvey’s second floor.

Boom fracking book coverNEW BOOK NEWS

The Boom: how fracking ignited the American energy revolution and changed the world was published last year on the heels of the fracking (hydraulic fracturing) debate, which started to heat up a few years ago when the Marcellus shale in western Pennsylvania was targeted as a rich source of natural gas. According to Daniel Yergin, who is quoted in the book, the author, Russell Gold, “captures the personalities, and the drama and surprises, and brings clarity to the debate about the environmental impact” of fracking. Check out the book or see the Google books preview to browse a few pages.


Today, September 1st, is the anniversary of the start of World War II. To brush up on your history and learn more about how the war broke out, check out Did you know that until WWII, the Marine Corps was (mostly) strictly male?


“They are Marines. They don’t have a nickname and they don’t need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere at a Marine post. They inherit the traditions of Marines. They are Marines.” – General Thomas Holcomb, March 1944, in reference to women in the Marine Corps during WWII.


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