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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/15)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: March 15, 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 has been CANCELLED.) 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


GIS PANEL Science and the SoulReading 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.



To Strike for Freedom. Monday, March 21st, 2016, at 4:00 PM in Speakers’ Corner. Join us for a special Easter Rising commemoration ceremony. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, an important event in Ireland’s fight for independence. To commemorate this historic event, we will be hosting a celebration of Irish culture featuring readings and music performed by members of the Villanova community.


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

How to Start a Career in Public Service: Today!
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

“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 Memorial Library) “Romans Decomposed: Senescence and Decline in the New Italian Cinema” Questions? Contact: Anne-Marie Joyce

passion for societyNEW MEDIA NEWS

Many questions are asked and answered in Iain Wilkinson’s A Passion for Society. “What is the meaning of human suffering for society? How has this meaning changed from the past to the present? In what ways does “the problem of suffering” serve to inspire us to act with care for others? How does our response to suffering reveal the moral state of our humanity and our social condition?”

This new addition to the library collection was paid for by the Michael J. Mannella Endowed Library Fund donated by Alfred S. Mannella, ’58.

Women’s History Month

Pearl S. Buck (1892 – 1973) was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Having spent her early years through adulthood in China, Buck’s works explore peasant life in China in “rich” and “epic” ways [source]. Even after returning to the United States later in life, she continued to write and advocate for women’s rights and minority groups. Pearl S. International continues humanitarian efforts in her name. You can read about Buck and read works by Buck in our stacks today!


“You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.” – Pearl S. Buck

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