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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 2, 2016
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IGR Brown Bag Lunch. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Room 205. Questions? Contact: Brighid Dwyer

SAVE THE DATE…Red border surrounds the picture, a skyline covers the bottom and plane flies in the right frame of the photo. A picture of Daniel Torday is on the right side of the poster towards the bottom. Text describing the event fills the page

2016 Literary Festival featuring Daniel Torday. Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Poetry reading and talk given by Daniel Torday, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Questions? Contact: Alan Drew




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: Today!
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

Festival of Forgiveness: 2/2 and 2/3
All are welcome to partake in Villanova’s Festival of Forgiveness – 20 Hours of Adoration & Reconciliation – next Tuesday and Wednesday (February 2 and 3) – beginning with a short Night Prayer in the church at 9 PM on Tuesday. The church will be open all night for private prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and priests will be available in the church the entire time to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation or just to talk. The Festival concludes with Mass in the church at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Questions? Contact: Joshua Perry

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

Zero Waste Game: 2/3
Would you like to attend the Creighton-Villanova men’s basketball game? Help the Villanova Wildcats and Sustainability at Villanova divert the waste stream to recycling, composting and Terra-cycling at the 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! Sign up below to help shrink Villanova’s carbon footprint. Questions? Contact: Liesel Schwarz


You might want to download this colouring book from the Bodleian Library, Oxford University. It’s “full of illustrations from the Bodleian Libraries’ Polonsky Project and John Johnson Collection!” The Bodleian encourages you to “print this book [and] have fun colouring in.” You can share your results on Twitter from February 1-5 using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and @bodleianlibs in the text. A Magic (Wild)Cat is included!



Today, the second day of Black History Month, we recognize Matt Baker (1921-1959), the first commercially successful black comic artist. Baker studied art at the Cooper Union School of Engineering, Art, and Design in New York City’s East Village. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2009. You can learn more about Baker here!

Comic artist Al Feldstein on Matt Baker: “…he was a rare phenomenon in an industry almost totally dominated by white males. However, he was extremely talented, and it was his talent that overcame any resistance to his presence based on racial bias. But I feel that Matt, personally, was acutely aware of the perceived chasm that separated him from the rest of us. And it may be that because of that perceived problem there is little known about Matt Baker, aside from his stunning artwork that speaks for himself.” [source]




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