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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (10/23)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

English Department Fall Reception. 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Open house event for students looking to pursue a major or minor in the subject area. Snacks will be served. Questions? Contact: Michael Berthold

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC). 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge. The VEEC is always accepting new members. Open to all. Come join in for games and fun. Questions? Contact: Laura Matthews


SAVE THE DATE…

Cultural Studies Food and Justice Week: Laurie Foote on Fair Trade Chocolate. Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. in room 204. Educate your palate and your mind during the 3rd annual Cultural Studies Food and Justice Week involving tastings and talks on food justice around the world. Laurie Foote will describe the Central American origins of Equal Exchange’s many varieties of fair trade chocolates. Delicious food samples will be provided at this ACS-approved event!


Did you know—

The Lexis Nexis Academic database may seem less user-friendly than other databases. This video shows how to search within or browse a publication that’s in the Lexis Nexis Academic database:


DIGITAL LIBRARY CONTENT ROUNDUP

One of the many cool things about snooping through archived newspapers is price-comparing household goods. Nothing gives you more of a culture shock (or time period shock!) than seeing a full-sized refrigerator for 12 bucks! Check out new digital library additions for the week here, and more vintage and digitized newspapers from The Catholic Standard and Times here.

refrigerator sale content roundup


HEADLESS

GOT SPOOKY PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND?

This time of year, you may encounter scary delights wherever you turn! Even during a seemingly innocent walk down Kelly Drive, you may come upon a strange alchemic lovechild of Frederic Remington’s Cowboy and Washington Irving.  Is it a ghostly apparition, a frat prank or a real decoration? No matter – act fast and get a selfie with it before the squirrels discover it too!


NEW EMOJIS! NEW EMOJIS!

iOS 9.1 is here and it brings to the world some shiny new emojis, including a taco, a hunk of cheese, and a robot face, which is really convenient, y’know, because how else are you going to tell your cheesy taco-loving dinner guest that your robot companion is lactose intolerant without sounding crude? Thanks, Apple. You are truly looking out for us. [cue person raising both hands in celebration emoji…]

praise hands emoji


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Grant Imahara is 45 today, and his birthday comes on the tail of the announcement that Mythbusters is coming to an end in 2016. Imahara has a degree in electrical engineering and he’s an electronics expert well-known for co-hosting the aforementioned Discovery Channel series. He’s also worked on the sets of films such as Jurassic Park and Terminator 3 in the visual effects department. And, with Star Wars hype running high, it’s very cool to note that Imahara is an “official Artoo technician,” having worked on the R2-D2 robots for the prequel trilogy.

Grant Imahara working on “Geoff Peterson,” the sassy robot sidekick featured on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” via npr.com

“I have a secret weapon. And it could have something to do with special robot knowledge.” – Grant Imahara


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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