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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: March 16, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Crystal Lucky Faculty Research Presentation. 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM in room 205. Questions? Contact: Joyce Harden

Promise & Perils of Scholarly Social Networks. 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM in room 204. Questions? Contact: Nik Fogle

Arab & Islamic Studies Event.  4:30 PM – 6:00 PM in room 204. Dr. Duque will  be giving a talk, titled “Shared Saint Veneration among Muslims and Christians in Medieval Spain.” The 10th century is emblematic of Spain’s negotiation of its relation between Islamic rulers and the Spanish Christian tradition. His presentation will discuss the existence of rituals of shared veneration among Christians and Muslims in Syria, Morocco and Spain, from the 10th to the 21st centuries. Questions? Contact: Joyce Harden

Latin American Studies Event. 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM in room 205. Dr. Wendy Vogt (Purdue University) will be presenting a talk, titled “Crossing Mexico: Violence and the Commodification of Central American Migrants.” Questions? Contact: Joyce Harden

Africana Studies Event. 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in Speakers’ Corner. Africana Studies and the Edward Collymore Honor Society welcome Tiffanie Stanard, Founder & CEO Prestige Concepts, LLC as she gives a talk titled “Creativity as the Key to Longevity in Entrepreneurship.” Tiffanie Standard speaks on the unique challenges women face in setting up their own business. This presentation will focus on developing creative ideas for entering and growing in any industry. Questions? Contact: Joyce Harden



2016 US Presidential Election Panel. Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00 AM in Speakers’ Corner. Several elite Villanova scholars will present on various aspects of the 2016 United States Presidential election. Billie Murray, PhD, Department of Communication, will respond to “Does Social Movement Rhetoric Matter in Elections?” Heidi Rose, PhD, Department of Communication, will speak on “Style, Substance and the Performance of Presidential Candidates.” Camille Burge, PhD, Department of Political Science, will answer the question “How Might Emotions Shape the 2016 Election?”

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

Special Mentoring Event for Students Studying Languages: Today!
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

Restorative Justice Conference: Practices for Healing: 3/18
Join us for a daylong conference to explore restorative justice principles and implementation. There will be a keynote speaker and various breakout sessions ranging from Mural Arts to Restorative Conferencing. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about restorative justice and connect with others who are concerned with improving the criminal justice system. Free for students, $10 general admission. For more information click here. Questions? Contact: Sharon Discher

This week in Villanova history. “The long, winding road to the 1991 Final Four” is a headline in the sports section of The Villanovan. It goes on to say, “The major question in everyone’s mind this entire basketball season is can anyone beat UNLV? So far no one has gotten close …”  The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 16 (March 15, 1991), p. 33. Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives. Digitized copies are available through the Digital Library.


Try the new online Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts to discover how the Bible figures into “specific literary, visual, and musical artists, types of works, and periods (e.g., Bach, Johann Sebastian; Shakespeare, William; Children’s Bibles and Literature; Christian Visual Art, Early).”






On this day in 1802, the U.S. Military Academy was established in West Point, New York. While West Point of course offers majors in more directly military-related fields such as Defense and Strategic Studies and Mechanical Engineering, did you know that they also offer curriculums in art, philosophy, and literature, as well as psychology and politics? You can view a full list of their majors here. Check out our U.S. Military Academy holdings here.


“‘Duty, Honor, Country’ — those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.” – General Douglas MacArthur



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