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  • Posted by: Joanne Quinn
  • Posted Date: January 27, 2016
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IGR Brown Bag Lunch. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Brighid Dwyer

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


2016 Literary Festival featuring Daniel Torday. Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Daniel TordayDaniel Torday is the author of the novel The Last Flight of Poxl West, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and an Best Debuts of 2015. His novella,The Sensualist, won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction. Torday’s stories and essays have appeared in Esquire Magazine, n+1, The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily and Tin House. A former editor at Esquire, Torday serves as an editor at The Kenyon Review. He is Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College. At the event, Torday will read from his most recent novel The Last Flight of Poxl West. Questions? Contact: Alan Drew

Happening @ ‘Nova
Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

Award-Winning Travel Writer: Today!
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

Sports, Violence and Equality: Current Issues in Title IX Compliance, Featuring Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman: 1/29
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded programs, continues to influence the educational landscape. The Law School will host “Sports, Violence and Equality: Current Issues in Title IX Compliance,” bringing together regional and national experts to explore the issues. The event takes place on Friday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m-3:45 p.m. in room 101 at the Law School. It is co-sponsored by The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance, The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law and The Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation. 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 Gallery Exhibit- RUSSIAN AMERICA: 1/22-5/16
Alaskan Art Exhibit “RUSSIAN AMERICA – The Alaskan Native Spiritual Legacy” celebrates the various Native American peoples of Alaska, their culture and the spiritual legacy of the Russian Orthodox Church. Jan. 22-May 16, Art Gallery ~ Connelly Center ~ 2nd floor. Questions? Contact: Annetta Stowman

The Vivian J Lamb Lecture Series: 2/2
Noreen Herzfeld, Saint John’s University Outsourcing Memory: Is the computer interchangeable with our memory? What does our reliance on technology affect how we relate to one another and how we understand ourselves? Professor Herzfeld will examine how our increasing dependence on computers as our outsourced memory alters not only our recollection of the past but the present as well, affecting how we relate to one another and how we understand ourselves. February 2, 4:30 p.m., Connelly Cinema. This event is ACS Approved. Questions? Contact: Anna Misticoni

Spring Career Fairs: 2/2 & 2/3
The Career Center is hosting the 2016 Spring Career Fairs on 2/2 and 2/3. Tuesday, Feb. 2: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Communication, Marketing & Media; Tuesday, Feb. 2: 3–6 p.m. Finance, Accounting & Consulting; Wednesday, Feb. 3: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Engineering, Science, & Technology. All fairs are held in The Villanova Room. Questions? Contact: Sheila Doherty

A Discussion of the Iowa Caucuses and Key Election Issues: 2/3
As the first major event of the 2016 Presidential electoral process, the Iowa Caucuses serve as an early indicator of each political party’s candidates as they march toward the nominating conventions this summer. Please join Jim Brown ’73 CLAS, chief of staff for US Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr., and Charlie Gerow ’80 VLS, chief executive officer of Quantum Communications, on Wednesday, February 3 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Driscoll Hall Room 132 for a discussion of the results of the Iowa Caucuses and key election issues as campaign activity enters high gear. The discussion will be moderated by Jack Johannes, PhD, professor of Political Science, and the event is sponsored by the Villanova University Public Policy Society. Questions? Contact: Christopher Kovolski

This week in Villanova’s history. Actually, it is this month because the Villanova Monthly (the predecessor to The Villanovan) was, as noted in its title, published monthly. “Immigration” is a rather long article which discusses how immigration should be restricted. Does this sound familiar? The author, M.A. Tierney, ’93, concludes, “Immigration properly regulated and restricted would, by no means, be dangerous or undesirable, for our country has broad fields and ample means of employment for all those who, with honest heart and willing hands, seek her shores.” Villanova Monthly 1893, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 3. University Archives houses the bound volumes.


Today in 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded. The founders and initial members of the National Geographic Society were “a diverse group of geographers, explorers, teachers, lawyers, cartographers, military officers and financiers” [source]. A nonprofit organization promoting science, education, geography, archeology, world cultures, and more, the NGS is now one of the largest nonprofit science and education institutions ever. You are probably familiar with their very popular publication, the National Geographic. If you want to check out some issues, we have National Geographic available as an e-resource. We also have recent issues of the glossy magazine available on the first floor.


“My only wish would be to have 10 more lives to live on this planet. If that were possible, I’d spend one lifetime each in embryology, genetics, physics, astronomy and geology. The other lifetimes would be as a pianist, backwoodsman, tennis player, or writer for the National Geographic.” – Joseph Murray



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