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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (10/9)


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


Cultural Studies Food Week–The Taste of Justice: Rhetoric and Reality. Monday-Friday, Oct. 26-30. In our annual speaker series, students will learn about the politics of food production and consumption as they relate to nutrition and other issues. Each evening’s event will include Q and A for students as well as tasty culinary treats.

Did you know—

A few years ago the Library held a video contest for students. Check out how well the contest winner tells his story in just 57 seconds:


According to Barbara Quintiliano, Nursing/Life Sciences & Instructional Services Librarian, Falvey recently instituted a mediated PDA plan through Rittenhouse Book Distributors for the more than 150 ebooks comprising the Doody’s Core Nursing Collection. A Doody’s Core title “is a book or software title that represents essential knowledge needed by professionals or students in a given discipline and is highly recommended for the collection of a library that serves health sciences specialists.”


BOOKTOBER: Bryan Crable, PhD
Bellison and burkeryan Crable, PhD, professor, Founding Director, Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society, and featured panelist at last week’s Reading Villanova event on “Education and Privilege” (co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies and Falvey Memorial Library) released a book at the end of 2011 called Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: At the Roots of the Racial Divide. Dr. Crable contextualizes the friendship between two canonical American writers, Burke and Ellison, as representative of the American racial divide. You can find this book in our stacks, available today.



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.


On this day in 1940, John Lennon was born. Lennon, legendary songwriter and member of The Beatles, was a prime figure in counterculture and peace activism. Lennon was tragically assassinated in 1980.

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John Lennon


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Last Modified: October 9, 2015

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