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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (10/28)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

A spoonful of brown sugar into a cup of coffee

A spoonful of brown sugar into a cup of coffee

The Villanova Community is invited to educate their palates and their minds during the 3rd annual Cultural Studies Food and Justice Week involving tastings and talks on food justice around the world. At the third event of the week, Megan Haupt will recount the brutal history of sugar, how sugar compares to artificial sweeteners and the way sugar affects the human body. The talk will take place today, Wednesday, October 28, at 6:00 p.m. in room 204 of Falvey Memorial Library. Food samples will be provided at this ACS-approved event.

This event, co-sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.


SAVE THE DATE…

Cultural Studies Food and Justice Week: Raul Rivera Hernandez on “The Politics of Maize and the Tortilla in Mexico” on 10/29

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 at 6:00 PM in Bartley 2001

foodEducate 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. For the final event in the series, Villanova Assistant Professor Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández, PhD, will discuss “The Politics of Maize and the Tortilla in Mexico.” The talk will take place on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. in room 2001 of Bartley Hall. Delicious food samples will be provided at this ACS-approved event!

This event, co-sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.


NEW MEDIA NEWS

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If you’re a fan of documentaries, and you want to know more about real people serving sentences in the Philadelphia prison system, then watch the video, Pull of Gravity, which describes how three men are trying to break free of the vicious cycle of crime. “As part of the 700,000 prisoners released into society every year, they find themselves faced with a chilling outlook: 67% of ex-offenders re-offend within three years. What explains this invisible force that keeps former inmates in a seemingly unending cycle of incarceration?” (Image from the Pull of Gravity website.)


Did you know—

For reasons unknown, planners in the 1960s designed Falvey Memorial Library without a first-floor public restroom.

library-interiorThat deficiency remained until the renovation of the Library’s first floor in 2004.


WHAT GENERATION Z LIKES TO SNAP, GRAM & FAV…

First the good news – you’ll be glad to hear that Generation Z – i.e., those aged 12-24, still prefers ‘real life’ over the digital kind, with 88% of respondents admitting to taking intentional digital detox breaks according to a recent survey conducted by Wildness, a research and consulting firm that specializes in marketing to younger audiences. Despite that, Gen Zers report taking in content roughly 18 hours of their day in one form or another – and not in front of the TV. Wildness reports that if left with only one device, zero out of ten would choose their television, with only 50% ever having cable, preferring to watch YouTube instead.

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This new website, Kittify, turns all of your written content into cat puns. I really don’t have much more to meow othepurr than this is purrobably the most impurrtant invention in the history of mankind.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today is National Chocolate Day, the best day of the year for chocoholics everywhere. Sure, we’ve been eating chocolate all month, all year – but now we have an excellent excuse! Chocolate holidays, however, come in countless variations, including Chocolate Cake Day (January 27), National Chocolate Chip Day (May 15), and National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day (December 16), so our opportunities to celebrate abound. As luck would have it, today is also Fair Trade Coffee Day through dining services, so enjoy your chocolate with a twenty-five cent coffee!

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“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz


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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Last Modified: October 28, 2015