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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 4, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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The Library, including overnight library study areas in the main library and Old Falvey, will close at 9 p.m. today so that staff and students can cheer for Villanova in the NCAA Championship game. GO WILDCATS!!

Getting Started with Zotero for EndNote Users. 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in room 204. For those transitioning from EndNote to Zotero, come learn the Zotero basics, how to move your existing EndNote library and attached PDFs into Zotero in only minutes, and how to use Zotero’s Word integration. Bring your laptop for on-the-spot assistance getting working with Zotero. Questions? Contact: Robin Bowles

Meet Browzine! 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in room 204. The grand old days of the Journal Reading room may be gone but there’s a new way to stay informed and keep up with your scholarly reading. Meet Browzine, the new visual academic journals interface for iPad, Android, or desktop that allows you to make and share your own personal bookshelves of essential journals, get updates when new articles are published, and easily save and download PDFs of articles that interest you all from one, simple, standardized interface. Perfect for researchers, teachers, graduate and doctoral students, and anyone who wants to stay in-the-know in their field. Contact: Robin Bowles

Irish Studies Program: Study Abroad Info Session.  4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in room 205. Students interested in the Galway summer study abroad program will have the opportunity to learn more information about the program. Questions? Contact: Joyce Harden


Open Mic Event. 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Class of 2016 Creative Writing Contestants, other students and members of the University community will share original work and favorite poems, ranging from the humorous to the thought-provoking to the sublime.  Questions? Contact: Regina Duffy

Happening @ ‘Nova

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

Fireside Chat with Provost Maggitti: Today!                                                                                                                                     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. Submit a question on VU Groups for Provost Patrick Maggitti, PhD, at the following website: Contact: Brian P. King

Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture Series: 4/4-4/9                                                                               Presented by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. 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 Memorial 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. Questions? Contact: Raul Diego Rivera Hernandez

POWER Meeting: 4/5                                                                                                                                                                        Please join us next Tuesday, April 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in HSB 200 for a meeting of Villanova’s chapter of POWER Metro. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to by Monday, April 4. POWER Metro is taking POWER Philadelphia’s message of putting faith into action by advocating for public policies that will help expand equality and social justice for citizens throughout the state and bringing it into the suburban areas surrounding the city of Philadelphia and beyond. Questions? Contact: Catharine Giancatarino

Department of Chemistry welcomes Dr. Marion H. Emmert: 4/5                                                                                        The Department of Chemistry’s Professional Development Seminar presents Dr. Marion H. Emmert, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Tuesday, April 5, 4:30 p.m., in Mendel 154. Her presentation is “Breaking Strong Bonds and Recovering Rare Earths: Adventures in Sustainable Chemistry.” All are welcome. Questions? Contact: Margaret Kivitz

This week in Villanova history.  “April Cultural Events Announced”  “Celebration of the Spirit,” an art exhibit by Association Uniting Religion and Art (AURA), April 20-June 8, includes two faculty members, Brother Richard Cannuli, OSA, and Brother Jack Stagliano, OSA.  (Note: Brother Richard is now Rev. Richard Cannuli, a professor of studio art and the director of the Villanova University Art Gallery.)


On this day in 1928, author, poet, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She is perhaps best known for her autographies (which some critics label autobiographical fiction)–I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), Gather Together in My Name (1974), Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas (1976), The Heart of a Woman (1981), All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986), A Song Flung Up To Heaven (2002), and Mom & Me & Mom (2013).  All of these titles can be found in our stacks, as well as numerous other titles by Maya Angelou, including collections of her poetry.


Still I Rise
Maya Angelou, 19282014

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

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