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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 6, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in room 205. VITAL invites faculty to join the Fall Lunch Discussions. Each month’s topic is offered on two different days to accommodate teaching schedules. The discussions provide a forum for networking and exchanging ideas with colleagues from across the campus. Faculty are invited to bring their lunch. VITAL will provide the venue, dessert and beverages. Questions? Contact:

(Private Event) Peace and Justice Lunch Meeting with VSB. 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in room 204.

(Private Event) Faculty Congress Meeting. 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Reading Room.


Thursday, April 14. 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner.

2016 Literary Festival & Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring Asali Solomon, PhD. Dr. Solomon is the author of the novel Disgruntled.  She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for her stories collected in Get Down, her first book; the volume was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2007 she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Dr. Solomon teaches English at Haverford College. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons.

Happening @ ‘Nova

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

SS United States—the Most Famous Ship that Didn’t Sink: Today!                                                                                   Susan Gibbs, executive director of the SS United States Conservancy, will speak on the history of the great liner, designed by her grandfather, William Francis Gibbs, that achieved the fastest transatlantic speed of any passenger ship ever April 6, 4:30 p.m., Connelly Center Cinema. Ms. Gibbs will also discuss the plans to return the ship to full time service as covered recently in the New York Times, CBS News, and other major media outlets. Questions? Contact: Alexander Varias

Bernie Sanders Biographer: 4/7                                                                                                                                                     Jonathan Tasini, author of The Essential Bernie Sanders, speaks Thursday, April 7, 6 p.m., Garey 102. A frequent Sanders surrogate on TV and radio, Tasini has written for The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Business Week, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times. Sponsored by the Writing & Rhetoric Program. Questions? Contact: Karyn Hollis

Laudato Si and the Jewish Sages: Reflections on Climate Justice: 4/7                                                                               Hear Rabbi Daniel Swartz, chair of Pennsylvania Power and Light, speak about Laudato Si in relation to key Jewish writings from across the centuries. This is the final event in the series, Care for our Common Home: Multi-faith Views on Climate Justice. Thursday, April 7, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. St. Rita Community Room. Light lunch – RSVP to ACS approved. Questions? Contact: Julia Sheetz

This week in Villanova history. “Dance Marathon demands spirit and drive” – headline in The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 18, April 5, 1991, p. 17. The first annual 24-hour dance marathon, from 7 pm on March 22 until 7 pm March 23, was held in the Jake Nevin Field House. Inspired by Penn State’s Thon, Villanova’s had 58 participants and raised $3,800 for Special Olympics.”

Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in University Archives.


We are all still so abuzz with basketball fever that we can’t help but feature Kris Jenkins as our quote of the day! And I think all of us can afford to think a little more like Kris. What did you think about that nailbiter game?


[Referring to his winning shot]: “I think every shot is going in, so that one was no different.” – Kris Jenkins [source]





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