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  • Posted by: Joanne Quinn
  • Posted Date: January 26, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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OUS: LSAT Presentation. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Michael J. Pennington

Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Room 205. VITAL invites faculty to join the Spring 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

OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Michael J. Pennington

Webinar: Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington on Training Staff to Respond to Racial Climate Challenges. 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Terry Nance




Replacement Parts. The Ethics of Procuring and Replacing Organs in Humans. caplan final-smFriday, 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 soon!

Responding To Racial Climate Challenges: 1/26
How do we prepare ourselves to engage and respond to issues of diversity and inclusion, in a time when race relations are so charged on college campuses? This is an important question as we seek to encourage respectful dialogue and engagement throughout our Villanova community. Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington will share his insights and expertise during a webinar on Jan. 26, 1:30-4 p.m., in Falvey Room 204. Feel free to stay for the whole presentation or for whatever time you have available. Registration is requested: or . Refreshments will be served.
Questions? Contact: Terry Nance

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

Award-Winning Travel Writer: 1/27
Todd Pitock has recently won the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award and the American Society of Journalists & Authors Award. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Best American Science and Nature Writing, Best Travel Writing, Best Jewish Writing, Discover, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has received grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Lily Foundation on Religion, and others. His subjects are wide-ranging; he’s written about why Swedes are crazy about golf, and why a lot of people in the Developing World aren’t. He’s traveled with Tauregs in the Sahara and Bushman in the Kalahari. He’s interviewed global figures like Nelson Mandela and Jordan’s Prince Hassan, celebrity athletes like Diana Nyad and Greg Norman, Fortune 500 CEOs and so on. He’s appeared on MSNBC, CBS, Fox, NPR, Public Radio International and many other broadcasting outlets. Come learn from him, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 4:30 p.m., Old Falvey 104.
Questions? Contact: Karyn Hollis


Okay, sure, libraries often have many signs posted warning you not to bring food and drink near the stacks, and that’s fantastic advice. But book concerns aside, libraries and food can indeed be BFFs! Check out what the San Francisco Public Library is doing – a Biblio Bistro! The Biblio Bistro is a program that utilizes a mobile kitchen  to teach library patrons how to prepare all sorts of food, while also encouraging use of the healthy cookbooks in the library’s collection. See? You can combine food and books!


Library staff member Luisa Cywinski once made haggis for Burns Night Supper, incorporating all sorts of scholarly research in the process. It’s one of many recipes she’s shared on the Library News blog, most of which are sourced straight from our collection!


Today is National Spouses day, so if you have a spouse or know some spouses (who doesn’t?), take the time to appreciate them. Everyone deserves a high-five for the ups and downs a committed relationship can bring. You can also give yourself a pat on the back for being an awesome spouse, but be sure to enjoy and appreciate your spouse, too!


“Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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