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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 8, 2016
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Digital Scholarship Brown Bag Conversation. Thursday, 2/11 at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in 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. Questions? Contact: Nik Fogle

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

6th Annual Spotlight on Leadership w/ Dr. Darryl Ford: Today!
The Office of Student Involvement invites you to attend the 6th Annual Spotlight On Leadership themed, “Servant Leadership in the Augustinian Tradition,” with Darryl Ford, PhD. Class groups are welcome to attend this ACS APPROVED event. 4:30 p.m., in the Villanova Room, Connelly Center. Student, faculty and staff tickets are free; however, registration is required at Questions? Contact: DeVon Jackson

CFAP Society Philadelphia Suburban Special Event: 2/10
Wednesday, Feb. 10 5 p.m. VSB’s Finance Department is partnering with CFA Society Philadelphia for a suburban special event – “The Evolving Role of Large Institutional Investors in Reshaping Modem Markets”. Come to hear our panel of experts debate the impact that large institutional investors have on the debt and equity marketplaces. Questions? Contact: Angela Layne

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

“Anent the Library:  The reading-room [not the current Falvey Hall/Old Falvey reading room] with its choice collection of standard works is certainly an alluring spot at the present time, still its frequenters show a decided inclination to ignore the contents of its well-filled cases and eagerly devour the columns of current papers and magazines. This is wrong. …” [A wee bit judgmental, aren’t we?] The Villanova Monthly, Vol.V, No. 2 (Feb. 1897), p. 58. Bound volumes are housed is the University Archives.


Well, you can come pretty close now that comparative collegiate reading lists are at your disposal. As Sparky Sweets, PhD of “Thug Notes” says, “Save a few hundred g’s and hit up that library, son!” The Open Syllabus Explorer will tell you what those Ivy League kids are reading and I promise you, we have them all here at Falvey.


Black History Month

Amelia Boynton Robinson was an important figure in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s in Selma, Alabama. She was a champion for African American voting rights and was the first black woman to run for Alabama congress. In March of 1965, Boynton participated in the infamous Bloody Sunday protest, a demonstration that led to violent suppression but brought the Civil Rights movement to national attention. If you are a filmgoer, you might already know that Boynton is played by actress Lorraine Toussaint in the 2014 Ava DuVernay film Selma.


“It’s important that young people know about the struggles we faced to get to the point we are today. Only then will they appreciate the hard-won freedom of blacks in this country.” – Amelia Boynton Robinson

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