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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 3, 2016
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Digital Scholarship Brown Bag Conversation. Thursday, February 11 @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Room 205
Digital scholarship (formerly ‘digital humanities’) is one of the most prominent trends in the humanities and social sciences in recent years. What is it exactly, and what does it mean for research and teaching at Villanova? Bring your lunch, and your ideas, for a conversation with library staff about the state of the art of digital scholarship on campus. Coffee and tea will be provided. Drop in and out anytime from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Questions? Contact: Nikolaus Fogle

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

Festival of Forgiveness:  Today!
All are welcome to partake in Villanova’s Festival of Forgiveness – 20 Hours of Adoration & Reconciliation – 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

A Discussion of the Iowa Caucuses and Key Election Issues: Today!
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: Today!
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



Caucus! Say it enough times and it starts sounding really funny. Actually, we take that back – say it once and it sounds really funny. What are the origins of this very strange word? Debatable. (BA-DUM-TSS!) Find out more about the word caucus caucus caucus caucus here.



Get out your pens, pencils, crayons, and markers, because it’s your turn to draw Will. Get on it! Will-D-Cat-card

This Week in Villanova History. “Third Annual RSA [Resident Students Association] Valentine Semi-Formal, Friday, February 15, 1980. St. Mary’s cafeteria. Tickets $5.00 per couple, $3.00 per person.” How do those prices compare to ticket prices today? The Villanovan, Vol. 55, No. 15, p. 1. (Feb. 1, 1980)  Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives.


Dr. Mae C. Jemison is the first African American woman astronaut and in 1992 became the first African American woman in space. Before pursuing one of her life-long goals to become an astronaut, Jemison earned her B.S. in chemical engineering, attended medical school to earn her M.D., and later worked as a general practitioner and a Peace Corps medical officer. To learn more about Dr. Jemison, check out her website.


“The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin even, or even different parts of the same continuum, but rather, they are manifestations of the same thing. The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity.” – Mae Jemison



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