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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 15, 2016
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2016 US Presidential Election Panel. Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Several elite Villanova scholars will present on various aspects of the 2016 United States Presidential election. Billie Murray, PhD, Department of Communication, will respond to “Does Social Movement Rhetoric Matter in Elections?” Heidi Rose, PhD, Department of Communication, will speak on “Style, Substance and the Performance of Presidential Candidates.” Camille Burge, PhD, Department of Political Science, will answer the question “How Might Emotions Shape the 2016 Election?”

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

Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award: TODAY!
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

Annual Faith and Reason Lecture: 2/16
The Department of Humanities Presents, THE 2016 FAITH & REASON LECTURE title: By the Renewal Of Your Mind…How to Practice Your Education in Everyday Life. Speaker: Dr. Kevin Hughes, Chair, Department of Humanities; Associate Professor, Department of Theology. Date: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Location: Bartley Hall 1011 Refreshments will be provided after the lecture in the Bartley Atrium.
Questions? Contact: Luisa Ruggieri

2016 Startup Opportunity Fair: 2/17
Please join the Career Center and the ICE Institute for our Startup Opportunity Fair! Startups less than 10 years old with under 50 employees will be there looking to hire for internships, externships, full and part time projects. Please sign up, wear business casual and bring a few copies of your resume, as we anticipate that many of these startups will be looking for potential hires! Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m. in Driscoll Auditorium. Click here for additional information: Questions? Contact:

This Month in Villanova History.  This selection seems appropriate with the extremely cold weather encouraging us to stay indoors. “Someone once wrote, ‘That is a good book that is opened with expectation and closed with profit.’ He who knows the value of a good book is rarely able to praise it sufficiently. … [B]ooks will live always; … The more one learns, the more will he cherish them…” M.T. Kennedy, ’99 [1899]   Villanova Weekly, Vol. V, No. 2 (Feb. 1897), pp. 77-78.  Bound volumes are housed in the University Archives.


Have you ever wondered what social media companies do when a major ethical issue takes off like wildfire on their internet platform? Twitter has decided to enact precautionary, regulated measures for just that type of situation with their brand new Trust and Safety Council. The council, according to Patricia Cartes, head of global policy outreach, is a “new strategy to ensure that people can feel safe when they express themselves on Twitter” [source – read more!]. The council of forty is made up of mental health advocates, scholars, experts on children, advocates for grassroots movements, and even experts in media literacy.


Black History Month

Evelyn Ashford, born April 15, 1957, is an African American athlete who has claim to some very special moments of history-making: she was the first woman to run 100 meters in less than 11 seconds (a world record), the oldest woman to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field, and she won five Olympic medals in her athletic career. In 2005 she was entered into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.


“The fastest way to get me to go out and do something is to tell me no way I can do it.” – Evelyn Ashford

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