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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/7)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 7, 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:

OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact:


Thursday, April 14th, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner.
The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with Villanova University’s 18th Annual Literary Festival presents the Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring author 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!

2nd Annual VCASE Symposium: 4/8                                                                                                                                                Mark your calendars for the second annual VCASE symposium, 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., April 8, in Tolentine and CEER halls. The event is free but registration is required. For the agenda and the registration form, visit this website. Questions? Contact: Sonali Joshi

Third Annual Ethics of War Conference: 4/8-4/9                                                                                                                         A project of Villanova University and the United States Military Academy, West Point. Distinguishes speakers, Dr. Claire Finkelstein, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Frances Kamm, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard University, Dr. Dominic Tierney, Swarthmore College and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. April 8-9. Questions? Contact: Peggy Elder

Travis Manion Foundation Presents “Character Does Matter”: 4/14                                                                                 The MBA Alumni Association invites faculty and staff to attend this program, 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14, Idea Accelerator, Falvey Library, Ground Floor, for a night of networking with MBA alumni and to hear a poignant presentation from the Travis Manion Foundation, which strives to inspire veterans and families of veterans to continue on to the next phase of their lives through leadership, honor and a commitment to service. Complimentary light bites and drinks will be available. Register now. Questions? Contact: Pam Kokkalis


This week we are takin’ it all the way back to 1973.  Two students are hard at work in the Falvey stacks! Not much has changed.

students in falvey, 1973, 1973 yearbook



Today in 1920, renowned sitar player Ravi Shankar was born to a Bengali family in Benares, British India. He helped popularize Indian instruments in pop music because of his friendship with the Beatles’ George Harrison — a camraderie that influenced the song “Within You Without You” from the Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” To read more about Ravi Shankar, check out the essay “Ravi Shankar as mediator between a traditional music and modernity” by Stephen M. Slawek from Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History, which can be found in our stacks.

“In the U.K., classical music is composed by individuals and written down. Indian music is based on certain sequences called ragas. When I perform live, 95% of the music is improvised: it never sounds the same twice.” – Ravi Shankar



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