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

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: March 30, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Tolle Lege Literary Society Meeting. 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons Lounge (Second Floor). The Tolle Lege Literaty Society is a book club on campus organized by students. Questions? Contact: Adam Vincent


SAVE THE DATE…

Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture featuring Robert Traver, PhD. Tuesday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the Idea Accelerator, Falvey Memorial Library.

Robert G. Traver, PhD, PE, WRE, professor of engineering, will highlight the extensive research that led him to win the coveted Outstanding Faculty Research Award at a public lecture on Tuesday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the Idea Accelerator, Falvey. Since 1981, Villanova University annually presents the Outstanding Faculty Research Award to a member of the faculty who demonstrates the highest standards of excellence in their research, scholarship, and contributions to their field.Robert Traver, Outstanding Faculty Research Award, lecture, 2016

Dr. Traver, a 20-year member of Villanova’s Water Resources and Environment Engineering Program, is a nationally recognized expert on stormwater management.  He founded the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) and as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers External Review Panel (ERP), Dr. Traver played a significant role in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ investigation of the failure of the New Orleans Hurricane Protection System during Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Traver’s talk is titled “Sustainable Stormwater at Villanova.” He will discuss the challenges of storm water sustainability in the built environment, and Villanova’s use of the campus for scholarship, teaching and as an agent for change.

Light refreshments will be served at this ACS approved event.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Office of Research and Graduate Programs, is free and open to the public.


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

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

College of Nursing 27th Annual Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony: 4/2                                                                    April 2 the College of Nursing celebrates its 27th Annual Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. in the St. Thomas of Villanova Church. All are invited to attend. The College’s Medallion will be bestowed upon Margaret Robins Garrett ’72 BSN, JD, senior counsel, practice group leader and senior director of Risk Management, Patient Care, Regulatory and Ethics for the Johns Hopkins Health System Legal Department and a former member of the College’s Board of Consultors; Christina Larson Kelly ’74 BSN, MSN, founder and president of Larson Financial Planning, Inc. and a former member of the College’s Board of Consultors; and Janet Nash ’08 MSN, PhD, vice president, Patient Care Services for Paoli Hospital, Main Line Health System. The College will also honor Catherine Loper McDonald ’00 BSN, PhD, assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, with its Emerging Scholar Award. Questions? Contact: Holly Cicala

Fireside Chat with Provost Maggitti: 4/4                                                                                                                                      The Mission and Social Justice Committee of the Student Government Association will host the first-ever Fireside Chat with the University provost 4-6 p.m., April 4, in the President’s Lounge of the Connelly Center. Questions? Contact: Brian P. King


princeton irelandNEW MEDIA NEWS

The recent Easter Rising commemoration event may have piqued your interest in Irish history. Lucky for you we have a new scholarly book on the topic. And although the publisher of The Princeton History of Modern Ireland promises “fresh perspectives on topics ranging from colonialism and nationalism to political violence, famine, emigration, and feminism,” the Irish Times review warns that it’s “not a book for the neophyte, the reader seeking an introduction to the history of modern Ireland. It addresses the informed, preferably disputatious, adult. Such a reader will find a great deal to savour in this fine collection.”


QUOTE OF THE DAY
Women’s History Month

1st Lieutenant Kristen Griest and Captain Shaye Haver are the first combat-ready female Army Rangers in United States history. They graduated the grueling Ranger school in summer 2015. If you are interested in learning more about women in the military, check out our holdings on the subject.

haver and griest pose in portraits form the us military academy

“I do hope that, with our performance in Ranger School, we’ve been able to inform those making decisions that we can handle things mentally and physically on the same level as men.” – Kristen Griest

Photos via the U.S. Military Academy


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