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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 5, 2016
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Competitive Effectiveness Research Workshop. 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Room 207. Questions? Contact: Linda Hauck

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) Club Meeting. 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge. Questions? Contact: Matthew Pasquale 


2016 Literary Festival featuring Daniel Torday. Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Reading and talk given by Daniel Torday, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Daniel Torday is the author of the novel The Last Flight of Poxl West, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and an Best Debuts of 2015. His novella,The Sensualist, won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction. Torday’s stories and essays have appeared in Esquire Magazine, n+1, The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily and Tin House. A former editor at Esquire, Torday serves as an editor at The Kenyon Review. He is Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College. At the event, Torday will read from his most recent novel The Last Flight of Poxl West. Questions? Contact: Alan Drew


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

Digital Scholarship Brown Bag Conversation: 2/11
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 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 11, Falvey 205. Questions? Contact: Nikolaus Fogle

Residence Life Blood Drive: 2/11
There is currently a critical shortage of blood products and you can help out by donating on Thursday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the West Lounge of Dougherty Hall. Make your appointment today at Sponsor Code: villanovareslife
Questions? Contact Jennifer Liberato

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

Centering Prayer – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Our gathering times for the spring semester are Wednesdays 8:30-9AM &Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:45-1:15 p.m. in the St. Rita Hall Community Room. Centering prayer is space for quiet, meditative prayer that cultivates a place of rest and attentive presence in the midst of our busy and distracted lives. We gather in a small group and sit quietly together. No previous experience with centering prayer or meditation is necessary. Questions? Contact: John P. Edwards

This Week in Villanova History. “IFC Elects Woman President.” Leslie Palmer, “the first female president of the Interfraternity Council,” said, “I find it super challenging because I’m a female leader in a typically male role.” There were eleven Greek organizations in 1980. The Villanovan, Vol. 55, No. 15, p. 9. (Feb. 1, 1980). Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in University Archives. The Villanovan may also be accessed through the Digital Library.


In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American Congresswoman. She represented New York in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven years. She had been initially assigned to the House Forestry committee, but demanded reassignment. From Forestry she moved to Veterans’ Affairs and later to the Education and Labor committee. She even made a bid for the U.S. Presidency in 1972! She also authored two books, The Good Fight and Unbought and Unbossed, both of which can be found in our collection.


Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.” – Shirley Chisholm

image by By Thomas J. O’Halloran, U.S. News & World Reports



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