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Postgraduate Advising Meeting. 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Room 205. Questions? Contact: Kurt Davies

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


TOMORROW! 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!

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

6th Annual Spotlight on Leadership w/ Dr. Darryl Ford: 2/8
The Office of Student Involvement invites you to attend the 6th Annual Spotlight On Leadership themed, “Servant Leadership in the Augustinian Tradition,” with Darryl Ford, PhD. Dr. Ford will highlight his experiences being a (servant) leader within the education system for over 25 years. He has a seasoned perspective of leadership and is a proponent for being a servant first and exhibits the idea that leadership begins with being a servant to those that you lead. Class groups are welcome to attend this ACS APPROVED event. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Ford back to Villanova on Monday, Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m., in the Villanova Room, Connelly Center. Student, faculty and staff tickets are free; however, registration is required at Questions? Contact: DeVon Jackson

Jummah (Muslim) Prayer: Fridays on Campus
Jummah is a congregational prayer that Muslims hold on Friday afternoons; beginning this semester, prayers will take place weekly on campus. Muslims and non-Muslims are welcome to attend. Co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association and Campus Ministry. Questions? Contact: Julia Sheetz

Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award: 2/15
The Center for Peace and Justice Education is pleased to announce General Roméo Dallaire as the 2015 Adela Dwyer/St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award recipient. His lecture “Are All Humans Human?” will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Villanova room. General Dallaire commanded the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide. His courage and leadership during this ill-fated mission have earned him recognition, affection, and admiration from around the globe. In recent years he has turned his attention to the use of child soldiers. General Dallaire will receive the 2015 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award for his work to raise awareness about and eradicate the use of children as weapons of war. Questions? Contact: Sharon Discher


In cold times such as these, it’s nice to dream about the warmer days to come. Check out this pic from the 1980 yearbook. A group of students took advantage of the warm weather with a friendly game of touch football!


This week in Villanova history. The predecessor to The Villanovan, the Villanova Monthly, began publishing in January 1893. In Vol. 1, No. 1, page 1, the editor says, “The present scholastic year … with its increased attendance, together with all the good spirits, energy and vim which augumented numbers will bring to any educational institution, has made the publication of a college journal a necessity.”  The author goes on to say, “It appeals to those of literary taste, to those interested in training the young, to seekers after knowledge; in fine, to all who look upon education as the means to a great end, namely, the improvement of a people, physical, moral and mental.” The Villanova Monthly is available online through Falvey’s Digital Library or in the University Archives (bound volumes).


librarians of color

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Newly released by editors Rebecca Hankins and Miguel Juárez is a book entitled Where are all the Librarians of Color?
The Experiences of People of Color in Academia. If you are interested in the topic of diversity in the academic workforce, this title explores questions from job retention and satisfaction to toxicity in the workplace. According to Library Juice, it “offers a comprehensive look at the experiences of people of color after the recruitment is over, the diversity box is checked, and the statistics are reported.” You can read more about the book here.


Today is National Fun at Work day! How do you celebrate such an occasion, you ask? Well, if you work at the library or are doing homework in the library, you can certainly indulge in a fun book or two! Perhaps you want to dig into a humorous book like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy or Tina Fey’s Bossypants. Or maybe now is as good a time as any to take out some graphic novels (though many are more serious than fun) or even a Superman comic.


“It’s like Forrest Gump said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates.’ Your career is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. But everything you get is going to teach you something along the way and make you the person you are today. That’s the exciting part – it’s an adventure in itself.” – Nick Carter

This week in Villanova history. In the Villanovan, Vol. 55, No. 14 (Jan 25, 1980), page 1, is the headline, “Communications Major Approved.” The story goes on to explain that Communication Arts had previously been a concentration in the College of Arts and Sciences. The change from concentration to major was “initiated by Warren Richardson, chairman of the new communication department…”



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