SAVE THE DATE…
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!
Behind Zootopia: Today!
Join the Department of Communication for a special one-hour behind the scenes look at Disney’s next animated feature Zootopia due in theaters March 4. Directors Rich Moore and Byron Howard will be on-hand to answer questions about the animation presentation and the filmmaking and animation process. The event takes place in Connelly Cinema Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Questions? Contact: Sandra Kearney
Film–GRINGO TRAILS—Back by Popular Demand: 2/24
Must See Film Before Spring Break! GRINGO TRAILS, Wednesday, Feb 24, 4:30 p.m., Old Falvey 104 (Entrance near Mendel). Are tourists destroying the planet—or saving it? How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed? From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand, and from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali, to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, GRINGO TRAILS traces stories over 30 years to show the dramatic long-term impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment. Sponsored by the Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric and the Cultural Studies Program. Questions? Contact: Karyn Hollis
Microfinance Targeting the World’s Poorest: 2/24
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in Bartley 1011, Tom Shaw, CRS’ Senior Advisor for Microfinance, will share his experience and insights on how Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) are creating economic opportunities for more than 1.5 million people living in the world’s most impoverished areas. SILC is helping community members (especially women) form groups, pool their savings, and make loans to each other. Shaw will share his experience with current microfinance projects in Madagascar and discuss with students job opportunities in international development in general and with CRS. Questions? Contact: Suzanne Toton
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Black History Month
Scott Joplin (1867-1917) was a famous ragtime composer. His most well-known pieces are probably “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer.” Overall, he wrote an impressive 44 ragtime pieces. But did you know that Joplin was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976? This followed the 1975 Broadway production of Joplin’s ragtime opera Treemonisha (VHS available in our stacks). In addition to the video previous linked, you can check out a great Scott Joplin biography. Check out a clip from the 1977 movie Scott Joplin below.
“Syncopations are no indication of light or trashy music, and to shy bricks at ‘hateful ragtime’ no longer passes for musical culture.” – Scott Joplin
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