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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (10/21)


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


Idea Accelerator Grand Opening + Beyond Ideas Dinner with Wayne Kimmel. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m in room 204. Please join Villanova University Provost, Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, the Villanova Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute, and the Beyond Ideas Committee for the grand opening of the Idea Accelerator. Questions? Contact:

The Russian Area Studies Program (RASCON) Lecture featuring Dr. Joshua Sandborn. 5:00 p.m. in room 205. Dr. Sandborn’s lecture is titled “Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire.” Questions? Contact: Joyce Harden


Cultural Studies Food and Justice Week: Chef Joseph Poon of The Food Network. Monday, October 26. 6:00 p.m. in room 204. Back by popular demand, the Food Network’s Chef Joseph Poon will share his inspiring immigrant success story, demonstrate sushi making, and carve intricate watermelon sculptures.


Did you know—

Searching for articles in Falvey’s catalog frequently connects you to a “Find It” results page. This video shows how to interpret and navigate the “Find It” results page.

wagner's ringNEW MEDIA NEWS

Even though Villanova doesn’t have a formal program of music study, the Library does have a small section of books in the discipline that are used by liberal arts departments. We have just added a rather weighty classical tome, Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung : a companion. It’s currently on course reserve for a Classical Dramaturgy class. Students can ask for the title, and others on course reserve, at the first floor service desk. (Course reserves normally circulate for very short periods of time.)


J.K. Rowling recently revealed her favorite chapter in her Harry Potter series – chapter 34 of book 7, “The Forest Again.” Therein, Harry decides to confront Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest – prepared for a fatal outcome. Writing the chapter was “cathartic” for Rowling, as it was the “culmination of 17 years’ work.” What’s your favorite Potter chapter?

hp deathly hallows


Today in 1917, influential jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie was born. A key figure in the history and growth of bebop and jazz, Gillespie’s style was so “harmonically complex” that few have been able to mimic it. Music fans might also be familiar with Gillespie’s upturned horn, which – according to music myth – was the result of an accident at a gig, but – according to instrument workmanship – is an actual trumpet model. The first explanation is much more fun!


“I don’t care much about music. What I like is sounds.” – Dizzy Gillespie


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