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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: March 17, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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CLAS Lunch & Learn. 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM in Room 205. Dr. Christine Palus, Susan Jacobs and Emily Hatcher will host a Lunch and Learn for Villanova University undergraduates in the CLAS entitled “Admission Tips and Funding Opportunities.” Questions? Contact: Linda Buonanno

Theology & Religious Studies: Dies Academicus. 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Karen Cunningham


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.


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

“Romans Decomposed: Senescence and Decline in the New Italian Cinema”: Today
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

2016 Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Chair Lecture: Today!
Irish novelist, Glenn Patterson, will hold the Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies in the Spring of 2016. He will give a public reading on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, at 7 pm in the Connelly Center Cinema. Questions? Contact Joyce Harden

Restorative Justice Conference: Practices for Healing: 3/18
Join us for a daylong conference at Villanova University 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 see: Questions? Contact: Sharon Discher


easter rising

Five cases, densely packed with materials drawn from the McGarrity Collection housed in Falvey’s Special Collections, and one case with loaned artifacts provide a comprehensive view the 1916 Easter Rising, which occurred in Ireland one hundred years ago on Easter Monday, April 24.

The backstory for the Easter Rising, the subject of the exhibit, dates from the English occupation of Ireland in 1169. Over many years and centuries, the Irish resisted and rebelled, but were always defeated. In 1801 England imposed “The Act of Union” which annexed Ireland as part of the United Kingdom (Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales). The Home Rule party was created as were the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRA) and the Sinn Féin (We Ourselves). There were rebellions in 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916, all aimed at ending British rule. In New York, c.1867, the predecessor to Clan na Gael, an American Irish republican organization was founded. Joseph McGarrity of Philadelphia (the donor of the McGarrity Collection) was a prominent member of the Clan na Gael and a staunch supporter of the IRA.

Anne Fitzpatrick, a history student, Laura Bang, and Michael Foight, with additional research provided by Craig Bailey, PhD, were the principal curators for this exhibit. Joanne Quinn, team leader for Communication and Service Promotion designed the graphics. The exhibit will remain on view until July 1. The digital exhibit is now live and can be viewed here.


Springtime brings out the pure beauty of Villanova’s campus. Check out this pic of Dundale from our 1997 yearbook.  #TBT #Dreaming #IsItSpringYet?

1997 yearbook, yearbook, Belle Aire, Villanova, Dundale Hall 1997, #1 Caption




Want to learn something new this St. Patrick’s Day? Check out this National Geographic article about the Holy Women of Ireland, the female saints of Irish history venerated via water well rituals. You can also learn factoids about St. Patrick himself! Seeking your Irish roots? Don’t forget that Falvey maintains a subscription to Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest), a vast collection of genealogical data that traces the history of millions of individuals going in some cases as far back as 1300. The collection consists of census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. There is even a specific catalog of Irish record collections. But don’t stop there, use the whole resource! Thanks to librarian Merrill Stein for the recommendations!

St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and Irish culture more broadly. While it’s common knowledge that the United States celebrates St. Paddy’s Day a little differently than Ireland and other countries, the U.S. celebratory style — its parades, in particular — has its roots in the establishment of the Irish-American identity.


“Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.” – St. Patrick

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