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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 1, 2016
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Join the Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. this Friday, February 5 in the first-floor lounge of Falvey Memorial Library for some fun. The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation. Participants gather to play video games in a safe and fun environment. The VEEC is always accepting new members. Open to all. Come join in for games and fun. Questions? Contact: Matthew Pasquale

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

The Vivian J Lamb Lecture Series: 2/2
Noreen Herzfeld, Saint John’s University Outsourcing Memory: Is the computer interchangeable with our memory? 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

IGR Brown Bags-Save the Date
Save these dates for the IGR brown bags for this semester: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Falvey Memorial Library Room 204. The topic will be generally open, with some discussion about the fall semester actions of standing for peace and against violence on Fridays. Questions? Contact: Brighid Dwyer

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

Zero Waste Game: 2/3
Would you like to attend the Creighton-Villanova men’s basketball game? 2nd Annual Zero Waste Game, Wednesday, Feb. 3. Besides standing courtside for free as the ‘Cats take on the Blue Jays, you’ll also receive a free t-shirt for helping us divert trash from the incinerator! Questions? Contact: Liesel Schwarz

This Week in Villanova History.  The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association awarded track star Don Paige, a senior, the Outstanding Amateur Athlete of 1979 at a dinner held earlier. Bridgid Leddy, a member of the women’s track team was “honored as an outstanding woman athlete.” The Villanovan, Vol. 55, No. 15, Feb. 1, 1980, p. 1. (Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in University Archives.


Book cover for novel The Girl with the Dragon TattooYou might love bingeing series on Netflix (who doesn’t?), but have you ever tried bingeing on a book series? Huffpost has a list of 11 “binge-worthy’ book series for your perusal. You can find The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott, The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson in our collection today!


While this interview is a little dated, it never gets old! Read a portion of a chat with famous author Neil Gaiman and his relationship with libraries here. If you don’t have a moment, here’s a cute quote about Gaiman’s discovery of interlibrary loan:

“I discovered that librarians were not scary people, which got incredibly important, because as a kid, I was obsessed with Gilbert and Sullivan. There were Gilbert and Sullivan plays that I had never read, and that you couldn’t find, and I discovered the interlibrary loan, which means that if your library doesn’t have the book, they will find it for you. And that was power!”

Heh, talk about a library fan!


February is Black History Month, a month to celebrate and commemorate achievements, contributions, people, and events in the African diaspora. Among many other fantastic holdings in our library collection you can find a book recently made available online through JSTOR called Black on Black: Twentieth-Century African American Writing about Africa by John Cullen Gruesser.


“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela

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