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Competitive Effectiveness Research Workshop. 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Room 207. Questions? Contact: caplan final-smLinda Hauck

Scholarship@Villanova featuring Arthur L. Caplan, PhD; The Rev. James J. McCartney, OSA; and Daniel P. Reid ‘14 CLAS. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. 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


Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC). First meeting of the semester next Friday, February 5 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge. The VEEC is always accepting new members. Open to all. Come join in for games and fun. Questions? Contact: Matthew Pasquale Matthew Pasquale

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

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

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




If you love your Apple iPhone but don’t have quite as much love for Apple’s pre-installed default internet browser Safari – and if, perhaps, your loyalties are a little gray on the Apple and Google continuum – then you’re in luck with Google Chrome’s new iOS app update! Chrome for iOS didn’t always run extremely well due to some third-party browser devs’ non-access to a certain Javascript engine that made Safari run super-amazingly. Well, now Chrome has access, and now it is said to be as “fast and stable” as Safari on iOS – and perhaps 70% faster than it was before! Doing schoolwork and research on your phone has never been easier. Because that’s what you’re using your phone for, right? Right?! Read more here.


This day in 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elected its very first members. Can you guess who? Even those who don’t quite know their sportsball can probably guess Babe Ruth. The Hall of Fame also inducted Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson that day. Believe it or not, spring training is coming faster than you think! To whet your baseball appetite, check out our baseball holdings today.


“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” –Babe Ruth

This Week in Villanova History. In the Jan. 25, 1980, issue of The Villanovan a headline on page one says, “Communications Major Approved.” The story continues, “Villanova University has recently added a communication arts to the College of Arts and Sciences.” Communication Arts was previously a concentration and the change to a major was “initiated by Warren Richardson, chairman of the new communication department.”



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