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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 17, 2016
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Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in Room 205. Questions? Contact: Gabriele Bauer

disgruntledSAVE THE DATE…
2016 Literary Festival & Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring Asali Solomon, PhD. Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with Villanova University’s 18th Annual Literary Festival presents the Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring author Asali Solomon, PhD. Dr. Solomon is the author of the novel Disgruntled.  She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for her stories collected in Get Down, her first book; the volume was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2007 she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Dr. Solomon teaches English at Haverford College. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. At the event, Dr. Solomon will read selections from her novel Disgruntled.


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

2016 Startup Opportunity Fair: TODAY!
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. For additional information click here. Questions? Contact:

The First BRIDGE Society Mentoring and Networking Event: 2/18
Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m., the Villanova room.  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students interested in business and financial careers should register for this professional development event, designed with their career needs and interests in mind. They may RSVP with this link: Questions? Contact: Kathryn Szumanski

Green Lab Workshop: 2/18
Achieve your New Year’s resolution of getting Green Lab certification! Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., attend a Green Lab workshop in Mendel 103. Bring your laptop and we will help answer questions as you walk through the certification process and checklist. Food will be provided. All labs registered before May 1 will be invited to a dessert party!
Questions? Contact: Liesel Schwarz


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“Stunningly comprehensive, The Urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright presents a radically new interpretation of the architect’s work and offers new and important perspectives on the history of modernism.” The book contains hundreds of drawings and photographs of Wright’s work in the United States and abroad, including a full-color drawing of the Master Plan for the City of Baghdad from 1956.

This Month in Villanova History. Athletic facilities were evidently much appreciated then as well as now, although the facilities were on a very different scale in 1895. “A 220-yard cinder path will be made in the campus as soon as the snow disappears. A good running path is something that has been a long-felt want, and will be highly appreciated by the athletes. A dressing room, adjoining the shower bath, is being fitted up for the use of the ball-players.”  Villanova Weekly, Vol. V, No. 2 (Feb. 1897), p. 102.  Bound volumes are housed in the University Archives.


The very first published African American poet is the famous Phillis Wheatley, whose collection Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, went to print in 1773. Wheatley is considered the founder of African American literature. She was enslaved in 1761 but was educated by her slave master’s wife. Wheatley did eventually obtain freedom in England. You can read all about Wheatley in our collection – of particular interest is Vincent Carretta’s Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage.


“Aurora hail, and all the thousand dies,
Which deck thy progress through the vaulted skies:
The morn awakes, and wide extends her rays,
On ev’ry leaf the gentle zephyr plays;
Harmonious lays the feather’d race resume,
Dart the bright eye, and shake the painted plume.”

from “A Hymn to the Morning” by Phillis Wheatley



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