The 8:30: Things to know before you go (1/22)
SAVE THE DATE…
Replacement Parts. The Ethics of Procuring and Replacing Organs in Humans. Friday, January 29 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 205. Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Arthur L. Caplan, PhD; The Rev. James J. McCartney, OSA; and Daniel P. Reid ‘14 CLAS. Dr. Caplan, an internationally recognized bioethicist, along with co-editors Father McCartney and Reid, will discuss their collection of essays from medicine, philosophy, economics and religion that address the ethical challenges raised by organ transplantation. Questions? Contact: Sally Scholz
Happening @ ‘Nova
Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus during the next few weeks!
Women’s Basketball vs. Georgetown 1/24
Women’s Basketball takes on the Georgetown Hoyas this Sunday, Jan. 23rd, at the Pavilion. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Admission is free for faculty/staff so come out and support your Wildcats. Go Nova! Questions? Contact: Haleigh Simon
Microfinance in Madagascar, Africa & the Middle East: 1/25
On Monday, Jan. 25, 4:30–5:30 p.m., in Bartley 2011, Tom Shaw, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) senior technical advisor for Microfinance, will share his experience developing and delivering several unique models of microfinance–including an Islamic savings group model–in Madagascar and other parts of Africa and in the Middle East. He’s happy to discuss job opportunities in international development and with CRS.
Questions? Contact: Suzanne Toton
VLS Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: 1/26 and 1/28
Villanova University School of Law will mark its annual commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with two events as part of a University-wide celebration. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 4:30-6 p.m., the Law School presents its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP. This year’s featured speaker Yasser Payne, associate professor of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware, will talk on “School-to-Prison Pipeline in the 21st Century: Understanding the Educational Experiences of The Streets of Black America.” On Thursday, Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m., the Law School will host a screening of “Pull of Gravity,” a documentary that follows three North Philadelphia men in different stages of reentry from prison to society.
Questions? Contact: Chelsea Gerrard
Center for Business Analytics Practitioner Lecture: 1/29
Center for Business Analytics Practitioner Lecture – “Sport Analytics – Applied Research on Performance, Development and Injury Prevention” by Jo Clubb, Applied Sports Scientist, Buffalo Sabres Jo Clubb is currently an Applied Sports Scientist in the Performance Department at the Buffalo Sabres NHL team. Previously, she worked in English football for five years with the Chelsea Football Club and a year at Brighton and Hove Albion. Jo graduated from Loughborough University with a First Class Honours Degree in Sport and Exercise Science and is currently pursuing a distance learning Masters Degree in High Performance Sport from Australian Catholic University. Friday, Jan. 29, 1:30 p.m., Driscoll Hall, Auditorium 132. Questions? Contact: Sharon Ballard
Art Exhibit Opens. Are you aware that Villanova University has its own art gallery on campus? The gallery is on the second floor of Connelly Center. The latest exhibit, “Russian America – The Alaskan Native Spiritual Legacy,” opens Friday, Jan. 22, with a reception from 5-7 pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. If you miss the opening, the exhibit will continue through May 16.
800 YEARS OF WRITING…
We’re loving 10 over 75: A Reading List of the Old and Wise that LitHub published yesterday. Triggered by the release this month of Herman Wouk‘s 24th book, Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year Old Author, the list celebrates recent works of authors who are all over the age of 75. The post is very inspirational, and as its author Bethanne Patrick asserts, proves that “artistic drive doesn’t necessarily wane as years pass.” Find a nice assortment of Wouk’s works and more in our catalog.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Snow! Snow! Snow? Have you heard about all the snow!? You probably have by now. Are you familiar with the surge in amateur/non-news-affiliated meteorological forecasting on the interwebs? Is meteorology something you have passing or intense interest in? Check out the books in our stacks today – maybe you’ll be the next Facebook meteorologist!
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” – John Ruskin
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