SAVE 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!
Men’s Basketball vs. DePaul: 3/1
Tickets have become available to purchase for the low price of $20 to the Men’s Basketball game vs. DePaul at the Pavilion on Tuesday, March 1. Faculty and staff will have two ways to purchase these tickets, at the Athletics Ticket Office in the Jake Nevin Field House or via the link below (enter promo code “CAMPUS” to purchase tickets online). Go Nova! For additional information: http://www.villanova.com/promo
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Special Mentoring Event for Students Studying Languages: 3/16
March 16, 4-6 p.m., Dougherty West Lounge. Alumni and working professionals looking to give back to the University will visit campus to mentor our undergraduate students who are studying languages and literatures at Villanova. They’ll participate in engaging and informative discussions with fellow students, alumni, and area working professionals, all in an effort to share knowledge and best practices for exploring career and internship opportunities. They may RSVP with this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/romance-languages-and-literatures-alumni-and-student-mentoring-event-tickets-19894452844 Questions? Contact: Kathryn Szumanski
“Romans Decomposed: Senescence and Decline in the New Italian Cinema”: 3/17
The Italian Studies Program presents a lecture by Dr. Brendan Hennessey SUNY (Binghamton) March 17, 5 p.m., Idea Accelerator (Falvey Library) “Romans Decomposed: Senescence and Decline in the New Italian Cinema” Questions? Contact: Anne-Marie Joyce
There is never a shortage of school spirit in ‘Nova Nation! Our throwback pic this week is from the 1996 yearbook. Throw up your \\//!
Whether you’re heading home or heading to the beach, take some popular fiction with you! Try The Girl who slept with God if you want something inspirational. Or maybe you want a romance that’s off the beaten path, like Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders. You’ll find these new titles and more on the Popular Reading shelves on the first floor near the front desk.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Black History Month
Nat King Cole (1919-1965) began his music career as a jazz pianist, quick to become a popular and now legendary jazz vocal artist. He is famous for hits like “Unforgettable,” “Autumn Leaves,” and, of course, “The Christmas Song.” He has been inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame, and awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. But did you know he was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his influence on early rock and roll and the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame for his influence on Latin music? In our stacks you’ll find Driving the King: A Novel, a 2015 book by Ravi Howard that reimagines the civil rights era and features Nat King Cole as a character.
“I’m an interpreter of stories. When I perform it’s like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories.” – Nat King Cole
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