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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 1, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Philosophy Talk: Job Market. Faculty, staff and students from the Department of Philosophy will be discussing aspects of the job market. 1:00-3:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: Nik Fogle

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club Meeting. 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first floor lounge. Students will gather to play games and to socialize in a fun and relaxing environment. Questions? Contact: Matthew Pasquale


Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture. April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner, Falvey Memorial Library.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for the Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Richard N. Juliani, PhD.

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.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, 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!

Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture Series: 4/4-4/9                                                                                The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is proud to present “Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture” Series from April 4-9. April 4: Film screening of “Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime” by Xavier Robles. 6:30-8:45pm in Driscoll Hall Auditorium (132). $5 Suggested donation for entry. 50% of the entrance fees through donations of the screening are for the students of Ayotzinapa. April 5: “Building Bridges: Cultural Activities that Bring Communities Together” by Ana Flores, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Center Mexican Cultural Center. 6:30-7:45 p.m. in Falvey Library Room 205. Attendees will learn about Mexico and the Mexican community in the Greater Philadelphia area. April 7-9: “Paint a Mural with Us: Mexican Social Movements” where a mural will be painted by Villanova students and local high school students. We hope you will join us for these wonderful events! Questions? Contact: Raul Diego Rivera Hernandez

Center for Business Analytics – Networking Reception: 4/5                                                                                               Please join our Graduate and Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Advisory Council, and Business Colleagues for informal networking and to recognize the winners of the 2015 Undergraduate Data Mining Competition. Hosted by the Center for Business Analytics (CBA). April 5, 5-7 p.m., VSB, Nydick Family Commons, Bartley Hall, 1st Floor. To attend, please register at: Questions? Contact: Sharon Ballard

Closing the Pay Gap and Beyond: 4/5                                                                                                                                            April 5, 6 p.m., PwC Auditorium, Bartley Hall. Don’t miss this presentation and discussion by Elise Gould, PhD. Senior Economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gould will discuss her work on closing the gender pay gap and speak about the recent Women’s Economic Agenda: Creating an Economy That Works for Everyone:, put forth by EPI. There will be refreshments and time after her presentation to meet and mingle with old and new friends. Questions? Contact: Angela Layne

Last week in Villanova history.  Campus Ministry and True Gentlemen Society advertised “Jello Wrestling. All proceeds go to Balloon Day.” The event was held in Butler Annex, 2-4 pm, Sunday, March 24, 1991. The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 17, March 22, 1991, p. 17. Bound volumes are housed in the University Archives.


Today is April Fool’s Day. Do you know the origins of April Fools’ Day? Well, you can read this TIME article! But did you know that one (controversial) origin is connected to Geoffrey Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales? “The line in question is ’32 March,’ which was thought to be a joke because there is no March 32, but there are some medievalists who claim it was a misprint” [source]. Misprint or not (editors note: I prefer to think Chaucer was a funny dude and intended the 32!), it’s a mighty good story – and not dissimilar to the March 31st joke from Parks and Recreation (for those in the know, as it were).

That said, today is April Fools’–double check your sources on those craaaaazy stories today! Any burning April Fools’ confusion can be sorted out by our lovely subject librarians. Seriously. They know everything. And they’re quite proficient in Google-fu when they don’t.


“April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.”Mark Twain




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