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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (9/29)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: michael.j.pennington@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

Reading Villanova: The Global and the Interdisciplinary ‘Education and Privilege’. Thursday, October 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Several prominent Villanova scholars present: “The Global and the Interdisciplinary ‘Education and Privilege’” as part of the Reading Villanova series. Jerusha Conner, PhD, Department of Education and Counseling; Carol Anthony, MA, Center for Peace and Justice Education; Jill McCorkle, PhD, Department of Sociology and Criminology; and Bryan Crable, PhD, Department of Communication will share their thoughts with us at this series kick-off event.


Did you know—If you’re on the main library’s second floor looking for a book located on “Falvey West – 2nd Floor,” you can get there—just not directly.

This video shows how to find books shelved on “Falvey West – 2nd Floor”:

For additional “How to” videos, click the “Help” button on Falvey’s homepage.


ALIENS ON MARS!

Just kidding – for now. But if you haven’t heard, liquid water has been confirmed to exist on Mars. Apparently it’s “super salty briny water,” but it is water all the same, and the presence of water of course increases the chances that Mars is in fact habitable for some type of life. Yay, space!

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HHMPOSTPR GUATEMALA

ABRE LA PUERTA A HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
It is Hispanic Heritage Month – a celebration that recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Technically a month that straddles two, HHM is celebrated each year between September 15 and October 15,and includes the anniversaries of the independence of five Latin American countries.

The term Hispanic or Latino refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish cultures or origins regardless of race. According to the 2010 Census, 50.5 million Americans identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic, representing a 3% increase since 2000.

Each day this month we will reproduce one of twenty countries represented on a joint poster project sponsored by the library and the Office of Mission and Ministry. Each poster features QR codes linking to premier resources that the library has for researching Hispanic history, culture or language and more importantly, the names of the specialized subject librarians devoted to aspects of these studies. Contact Susan Ottignon (Romance Languages and Literature,) Jutta Seibert (History and Art History) or Merrill Stein (Geography and Political Science) for further research needs or assistance. Posters designed by library Communication team leader, Joanne Quinn, with the assistance of Ottignon and Stein. The library wishes to thank Christopher Janosik, PhD and the Office of Mission & Ministry for their support of this project.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

On this day in 1988, Stacey Allison reached the top of Mount Everest, making history as the first American woman to complete the ascent. Now Allison is a motivational speaker for businesses and other organizations that require pep talks from an awesome climber. What challenges are you trying to summit today?

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“When life gets tangled there’s something so reassuring about climbing a mountain. The challenge is unambiguous.” – Stacey Allison


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

If you have ideas for inclusion in The 8:30 or to Library News in general, you’re invited to send them to joanne.quinn@villanova.edu.


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Last Modified: September 29, 2015