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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/14)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: March 14, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in room 205. (*** This event is officially cancelled as of 3/14.)VITAL invites faculty to join the Spring Lunch Discussions. Each month’s topic is offered on two different days to accommodate teaching schedules. The discussions provide a forum for networking and exchanging ideas with colleagues from across the campus. Faculty are invited to bring their lunch. VITAL will provide the venue, dessert and beverages. Questions? Contact: Gabriele Bauer

Russian Area Studies-Angela Brintlinger on ‘The Genre of Human Voices: Svetlana Alexievich’. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Author Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” In her talk, Prof. 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 free and open to the public. Questions? Contact: Joyce Harden

Art History Lecture: Color and Pigment in Renaissance Italy. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: Jami Arsenich

SAVE THE DATE…Science and the Soul Collage

TOMORROW! 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.



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.


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Have you seen the Colour Your World display outside of Holy Grounds on the first floor? You can get your very own, limited edition, Villanova-exclusive coloring pages! Colored pencils can be obtained from the circulation desk with your Wildcard. Go ahead, unwind! You’re never too old to color your world. Digital sheets will be available starting on 3/20 here on the blog and on our social media accounts. Yippee!

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

Shut Out Trafficking Week of Advocacy: 3/14-3/17
Villanova Athletics, along with a coalition of partners across campus: Center for Peace and Justice, Campus Ministry, Charles Widger School of Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, and the Moorad Center for Sports Law, is hosting a “Shut Out Trafficking Week” of advocacy to raise awareness on issue of Human Trafficking. The week of advocacy will take place between March 14-17. Numerous events will take place throughout the week to address the global, domestic and local issue of Human Trafficking. A member of the End Trafficking Program at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will be on campus throughout the week. More information to follow! Questions? Contact: Allison Venella

How to Start a Career in Public Service: 3/15
Join us on Tuesday, March 15, 3-4 p.m., Bartley 1063! Stop by the Department of Public Administration’s information session “How to Start a Career in Public Service.” Students will hear from panelists about how to connect with public service opportunities, skill sets one should develop, how to access internships, and more! Students should RSVP to Questions? Contact: Bridget Boston

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. Questions? Contact: Kathryn Szumanski

This Week in Villanova History. Department of Communication Arts announced a course offered for fall 1991:  Contemporary Cinema – The 60s and 70s in conjunction with the fall 1991 Cultural Film Series. The series chronicled the social changes of the period, including the counterculture moverment, Vietnam, the women’s movement, civil rights, the political assassinations and charges of government corruption. Among the films considered were Rebel Without a CauseDr. Strangelove, Julia, All the President’s Men and Julia. 


On today’s date in 1879, Albert Einstein was born. Most people know a fair deal about ol’ Al (E = mc 2!) but did you know that 1905 is known as his annus mirabilis, or “miracle year”? This is because Einstein published not one, not two, but five major papers all in one year! Five! Now, whether Al hoarded his discoveries for a theatrical 1905 or 1905 just happened to be one heck of an inspired year is up for further research (which you can do in our stacks).


“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein



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