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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (11/18)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

CLAS Lunch and Learn: “Admission Tips and Funding Opportunities.” 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in room 205. Questions? Contact: Linda Buonanno


SAVE THE DATE…

Stress Relief at Falvey! Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11. Falvey Memorial Library will be co-sponsoring a series of events in order to help students relieve stress during finals time. Events will include an open house featuring games and free snacks and refreshments, therapy dogs, stress-relieving workshops organized by POWER (Peers Offering Wellness Education and Resources) as well as free massages courtesy of the Campus Activities Team.


POTENTIALLY ANNOYING APP OF THE WEEK…

Notify

You know us, we’re a sucker for a new app. So we couldn’t help but download the new app from the folks at Facebook, called Notify. This was an urge we couldn’t suppress despite others’ reviews calling it ‘annoying’. Notify allows you receive notifications on your lock screen from sources you select. They promise to be ‘timely’ and ‘relevant’ so who could ask for more! Besides must-haves such as the New York Times and CNN, you can receive noteys from the Weather Channel from the zip code of your choice or even a PLL (Pretty Little Liar) Watch from Seventeen magazine. You can even Keep Up With the Kandidates with Mashable. Opting in for ten or more of these could be the best thing ever if you’re a news junkie like us. With fashion, sports or even foodie options, there’s something for everyone. Or it might be incredibly annoying….we’ll let you know!


NEW MEDIA NEWS

return of ordinary capitalismAccording to the OUP website, the author of The Return to Ordinary Capitalism: Neoliberalism, Precarity, Sanford Schram, argues “that each economic shift produces its own path [of] dependency even as it represents yet another iteration of what he (somewhat ironically) calls “ordinary capitalism,” where the changes in market logic inevitably produce changes in the structure of the state.” With neoliberalism as the new normal, “economic actors, especially financiers” have a heightened role in shaping public policy. Wendy Brown, University of California, calls the book “clear, unpretentious and unafraid” and proclaims it “a work for Occupy’s next round.”

 


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today is the birthday of Mickey Mouse. How does a cartoon character have a birthday? Well, gosh! It’s not completely arbitrary. November 18, 1928 was Mickey’s first appearance in Steamboat Willie.

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” – Walt Disney


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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