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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (10/27)


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


Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in room 204. VITAL invites faculty to join the Fall Lunch Discussions. Each month’s topic is offered on two different days to accommodate teaching schedules. The discussions provide a forum for networking and exchanging ideas with colleagues from across the campus. Faculty are invited to bring their lunch. VITAL will provide the venue, dessert and beverages. Questions? Contact: Gabriele Bauer

Gender & Women’s Studies Meet & Greet. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Falvey Hall Lobby. Come join the Gender and Women’s Studies program to meet current students, faculty, and staff and learn about the program and upcoming events.

Reading Villanova: The Global and the Interdisciplinary ‘Gender and Imperialism’. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Amy Way, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Communication; Chiji Akoma, PhD, associate professor, Department of English; and Catherine Warrick, PhD,associate professor, Department of Political Science will share their thoughts with us at this event, which is the second in the Reading Villanova series. Questions? Contact: Maghan Keita

Cultural Studies Food and Justice Week: Laurie Foote on Fair Trade Chocolate. 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 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. This is the second event of the week. 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! Questions? Contact: Karyn Hollis


The final Falvey-hosted Food and Justice Week event is tomorrow! Cultural Studies Food and Justice Week: Megan Haupt on Sugar. 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in room 204. The Villanova Community is invited to educate their palate and their mind during the 3rd annual Cultural Studies Food and Justice Week involving tastings and talks on food justice around the world. Megan Haupt will recount the brutal history of sugar, how sugar compares to artificial sweeteners and the way sugar affects the human body. Food samples will be provided at this ACS-approved event.

Did you know—

When designing Falvey Memorial Library, architects planned a doorway between Falvey Memorial Library’s third floor and Falvey Hall (aka “Old Falvey”).
alcove - 3rd floor

Those plans changed, but a recess in Falvey’s third-floor wall remains. Falvey Hall’s exterior stonework is visible at the back of this niche. A statue of Mary, the mother of Jesus, now occupies that alcove.


pro android gamesI’m not sure how this could have a publication date of 2016 and already be available as a new ebook, but since it’s about futuristic Android games, I guess it makes sense. Pro Android Games : L Edition claims to have “actionable, real-world source code with graphics” and “shows you how to build more sophisticated and addictive Android game apps with minimum effort.” (I wonder if the folks in the Idea Accelerator have tapped into this?)



On this day in 1914, Dylan Thomas was born. Thomas was a Welsh modernist poet perhaps most well-known for his piece “Do not go gentle into that good night.” The poem is a villanelle, nineteen lines divided into five tercets followed by a quatrain. Just yesterday, the BBC reported that a long-lost Dylan Thomas poem has been recovered and will get its “first performance in 70 years” in London on Friday.


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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