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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: March 29, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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2016 US Presidential Election Series Panel Event. 10:00 AM in Speakers’ Corner. Join us as several elite Villanova scholars 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?”

OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in room 204. Questions? Contact: Michael J. Pennington


Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture featuring Richard N. Juliani, PhD.. Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey.

Dr. Juliani is a Villanova University retired Sociology professor. He has titled his talk, “The Forgotten War: Little Italy in World War I.” The presentation will focus on Italy in the Great War, the American role on the Italian Front, and particularly the participation of Philadelphia’s immigrants in the Italian army against the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Germany and as members of the U.S. Army with the Allies on the Western Front.  Along with examining Little Italy as a distinctive homefront during the course of the war, we shall also consider the long term consequences for the assimilation of Italians in Philadelphia and America. This is the second time Dr. Juliani will be speaking as part of the event series. He was the first official speaker in 2009 when the Mannella series began. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Backpack to Blazer – Decoding Dress for Professional Women: Today!                                                                         If business casual and business professional attire is a mystery to you, then come to this event. Business Etiquette and Fashion Expert Lisa Taylor Richey will be presenting to Villanova’s female students how to dress both professionally and fashionably for internships, career fairs, and the workplace March 29, 5 p.m., the Idea Accelerator, lower level of Falvey Memorial Library. Stay after for food and boutiques from the area will have clothes on display and hairstylists will be in attendance to give personalized advice on completing your look. Open to all students! ACS Approved! Questions? Contact: ICE

 VWPN Work Smart Workshop: Today!                                                                                                                                     Tuesday, March 29, 6-8:30 p.m. Let female students and alumnae know they are invited to a salary negotiation workshop. There, they will gain the tools and techniques to ensure they are paid what they’re worth! $15 registration includes a meal. Questions? Contact: Cheryl Carleton

The 19th Annual Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program Auction: 4/1                                                        The Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) will hold its annual auction on April 1 from 6-10 p.m. at the Law School. This year’s event features hundreds of donated items, including a day of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, The Dr. Oz Show VIP tickets, a night at Lucky Strike Bowling, tickets to the Philadelphia Theatre Company and Opera Philadelphia, box suite seats to a Trenton Thunder baseball game and much more! Admission is free, and all proceeds help provide summer fellowships to VLS students performing public service legal work. Questions? Contact: Chelsea Gerrard

Women’s History Month

Rachel Portman was the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Original Score for the 1996 film Emma. An English composer, Portman was born in Haslemere, England in 1960. She started composing music at the tender age of 14! To hear all of Portman’s work on Emma, you can check out the DVD of the film from our stacks today. For a sneak peek (or listen, rather!), check out the video below.

“I started writing music when I was about 13 or 14. And I decided by the age of 17, quite seriously, that that was my – what I wanted to do. And it was when I was at Oxford that my professor was scathing about writing, you know, music with melody and harmony. And so I started seeking other music and I started doing theater music. And then I did a student film while I was there. And it was the film that immediately caught my attention. I thought, this is what I want to do […] actually, I’m quite grateful to that professor because I now realize that I’ve always wanted to write music that tell stories. And so he sent me on my path without meaning to in a good way.” – Rachel Portman



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