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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 10, 2016
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Tomorrow! Digital Scholarship Brown Bag Conversation. 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!

CFAP Society Philadelphia Suburban Special Event: Today!
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

Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award: 2/15
The Center for Peace and Justice Education is pleased to announce General Roméo Dallaire as the 2015 Adela Dwyer/St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award recipient. His lecture “Are All Humans Human?” will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Villanova room. Questions? Contact: Sharon Discher



In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.


This Week in Villanova History. Actually, it is once again “this month,” but given the recent weather, this clipping seems appropriate. “Delightful Outing:  Rev. Father Geraghty, OSA, rector of the Mission band, prior to setting out on an extended missionary tour, kindly tendered the novices a very enjoyable sleigh ride, followed by a dainty supper…” The group traveled in a sleigh named “Bryn Mawr,” pulled by four horses, and it took them three hours to reach the Indian Rock Hotel in Fairmount Park where they ate supper. They returned to Villanova after riding through Conshohocken. The Villanova Monthly, Vol.V, No. 2 (Feb. 1897), p. 93. Bound volumes are housed is the University Archives.

Geraghty Hall is named for the Rev. Martin J. Geraghty (1867-1914), OSA, DD, who served as the Provincial for three terms and raised funds for the construction of the current St. Rita Hall.


Ava DuVernay, born in Long Beach, California in 1972, became the first African American female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe in 2015. She is famous for her film Selma, which focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s efforts in equal voting rights, particularly highlighting the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. In addition to her Golden Globe nomination for Best Director, DuVernay also became the first African American female director to have a film nominated for an Academy Award when Selma was nominated for Best Picture.


“If you’re doing something outside of dominant culture, there’s not an easy place for you. You will have to do it yourself.” – Ava DuVernay



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