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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: March 10, 2016
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OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. in Room 205. Questions? Contact: Michael J Pennington

OUS: Guest Speaker Ellen Mossman, Esq. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Michael J Pennington


Tomorrow! Join the Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge of Falvey Memorial Library for some fun. The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation. Participants gather to play video games in a safe and fun environment. The VEEC is always accepting new members. Open to all. Come join in for games and fun.



Intrigued by the growing popularity of emerging scholarly communication channels such as,, Social Science Research Network and Mendeley, Falvey Library is planning a brown bag panel discussion on the Perils and Promise of Scholarly Social Networks. Interested faculty will be invited to attend on Wednesday, March 16th, 12 – 1:30, room 204. We are hoping to exchange ideas about why researchers use these scholarly social networks, which ones are preferable, what features and attributes are beneficial or unfavorable, and perhaps even broach some of their more controversial aspects. A librarian will preface the discussion with a very a brief presentation on the origins of academic social networking sites and the collaborative tools they offer. Brown bag lunch, beverages and cookies provided.


Happening @ ‘Nova

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

Lockdown Drill Announcement: Today!
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

Russian Area Studies Talk- 3/14
Join us in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner today at 3 pm for a lecture by Angela Brintlinger on “The Genre of Human Voices: Svetlana Alexievich.” In her talk, Brintlinger will focus on the unique genre of Alexievich’s work and how she channeled the voices of Soviet and post-Soviet people, creating “monuments” in words. This talk is presented by Russian Area Studies, the Department of English and Global and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Questions? Contact: Fr. Joseph Loya


Looking for something fun, nearby and inexpensive to do this weekend?

Art and Architecture Tours of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts are free.

“Come for an in-depth look at the Kimmel Center’s architecture. This walk along the Avenue of the Arts allows you to view the Center in the context of the cityscape. Tour artworks on display throughout the Kimmel Center, including the Moore Galleries and the recently installed Percent for Art collection. This tour is approximately 90 minutes in duration. Call ahead to schedule your tour.”

Also, check out these Free at the Kimmel events.


How do you show support for VU?! These students went all out back in 2002! #NovaNation #MakeUsProud

2002 yearbook, villanova pride, school spirit, students 2002, #4 caption


You’ve heard of March Madness, but have you ever placed bets on a wildlife bracket? Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal to find out all about how some interesting animals tangle in head-to-head combat. The fun yet educational competitive endeavor has some solid animal science behind it, too, and uses factors from size and body mass to temperament to calculate possible outcomes from matchup to matchup. In the article you’ll find the 2016 Mammal March Madness bracket for your own prediction purposes.


This week in Villanova history. 

Jim Sears, 1991 baseball team captain

Jim Sears, 1991 baseball team captain

It’s spring and baseball has begun. “Baseball sprints to 6-2 start.” The Villanovan reported that, while the team lost their first two games, they won their next six and “the ‘Cats … are hoping to participate in the College World Series …”  The Villanovan, Vol 66, No. 16 (March 15, 1991), p. 36. Bound volumes are housed in the University Archives in Falvey.

Women’s History Month

Last July, Dr. Jennifer Welter became the first female NFL coach. With 14 seasons of women’s pro football and a gig as a running back for the Texas Revolution (a men’s professional football indoor league), Dr. Welter has the athletic experience – but on top of that, she also has a master’s degree in sports psychology and a PhD in psychology! (By the way, if you’re interested in sports psychology, check out our holdings.) As for her NFL experience, she coached inside linebackers for the Arizona Cardinals’ training camp and preseason.

“I’ve thought of all the reasons why I might be the wrong person to do this. ‘You’re too small, you’re too this, you’re too that.’ The truth is if I can change the game, literally, for any of those girls, it’s worth it. Because it’s really not about me. It’s about them and the future of the sport.”

– Dr. Jennifer Welter



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