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SAVE THE DATE…Science and the Soul Collage

Reading Villanova: Science and the Soul. Tuesday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Several prominent Villanova scholars present: “Science and the Soul” as part of the Reading Villanova series. Douglas E. Norton, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mary-Angela Papalaskari, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Computing Sciences, Heidi Rose, PhD, Department of Communication will share their thoughts with us at this event, which is the first event this semester in the Reading Villanova series.

Happening @ ‘Nova

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

Learning to Pray Series: 3/9
Please join us for our Learning to Pray Series. March 9 we will concentrate on Visio Divina. March 30 we will pray by walking the Labyrinth. April 6 we will practice Lectio Divina. Each prayer practice will be a mixture of instruction and actual practice. They will be held on Wednesdays, 12:45-1:30 p.m., in St. Rita Hall Community Room. Our next offering, Visio Divina, is a new spiritual discipline (a tool to encourage deeper intimacy and relationship with Christ) that is offered in hopes of helping you to see and perceive, learn and listen to what God would say to you through images, including paintings, icons, sculpture or any other visual expression. We will be using Rembrandt’s painting of the Prodigal Son as a focus of our meditation.
Questions? Contact: Linda Jaczynski

Lockdown Drill Announcement: 3/10
Thursday, March 10, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the University will be conducting a live, campus-wide lockdown drill. The drill is being conducted as part of our continuing effort to enhance the safety and security of the Villanova campus. The drill is expected to take approximately 30 minutes and will involve a minimal disruption to the University community. Please go to the link below for further information and instructions.
For additional information:
Questions? Contact: John Shuter

Physics Colloquium: 3/11
Dr. Paul Halpern, from the University of the Sciences of Philadelphia, will be giving a talk entitled “Einstein and Schrodinger’s Pursuit of a Unified Field Theory “: The talk will be on Friday, March 11, 2:30 p.m., Mendel 341, 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome! Questions? Contact: Christine Ciocco

Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Institute (ICE) in Falvey!
The Idea Accelerator, which is located on the lower level of Falvey Memorial Library, has been designed to promote increased, cross-college interaction within the Villanova community and a multidisciplinary approach to generating and advancing new ideas.

Through programs and initiatives as well as general space for gathering individuals from all corners of campus, we will intensify the collision of knowledge and information to spawn new solutions for social issues, commercial ventures, student organizations, academic research, curricular programs, and more.

Make sure to watch out for exciting ICE events in Falvey!


“Not a list of the world’s indispensible literary criticism, but only my own, and only so far…”

Have you ever moved…and have you ever moved books? Do you swear to yourself that you will never. ever. buy. another. book? Ever? Or, do you, like Jonathan Russell Clark, feel that the “weight is worth the lifting?” A very respectable list of the literary criticism volumes on his shelves graces his latest column. Many reside on our shelves as well, and there’s always ILL for the rest!

This week in Villanova history. Actually, this event was during Spring Break, 1991, twenty-five years ago. Thirty seven Villanova students volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Circleville, West Virginia, where they spent the week “in a dusty, one-room shelter.” For recreation they visited a local cave and climbed Seneca Rocks.


Happy birthday to race car driver Janet Guthrie, 79, the first female to qualify for and compete in the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500. Guthrie was originally an aerospace engineer before turning to race car driving full time.  One of the first elected to the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame, Guthrie’s helmet and suit are on display through the Smithsonian. This women’s history month, if you would like to learn more about women’s history in sports, check out Crossing Boundaries: An International Anthology of Women’s Experiences in Sport, available in our stacks.


“It (racing) is a matter of spirit, not strength. It is a matter of doing your best each little moment. There’s never a break. You must have desire, a very intense desire to keep going.”
– Janet Guthrie

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