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

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

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—

One of these students did not get help from a librarian. Guess which one?

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Get help with your research goals; contact a Falvey librarian.


 ATTENTION NETFLIX BINGERS!

If you haven’t heard, Netflix is losing a whole ton of movies soon. But fear not! We have plenty of the expiring titles available to all those with a Wildcard! You can check out Annie HallApocalypse Now, Cold Mountain, Cujo, Much Ado About Nothing, The Big Lebowski (VHS), and more! Stop in to get your fix when Netflix lets you down.

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NEW IPHONE MODELS BREAK SALES RECORDS
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Bigger must truly be better for users of Apple iPhones, because the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have trounced the previous iPhones’ first-weekend sales. Did you take part in the first weekend craze? Wait in lines? Accessorize your brand new baby with cases and screen protectors? Let us know!


SHAKESPEARE GETS “TRANSLATED”

GRRRRRRRRRR! I have no other words. Go ahead. (Okay, some words: medicinal? Really?)


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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

Today is the 87th birthday of author, political activist, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. As a writer, he is perhaps most well-known for Night, his survival memoir. Happy birthday to a strong intellectual.
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“There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.” – Elie Wiesel


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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