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  • Posted by: Laura Matthews
  • Posted Date: April 11, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Teacher Training Seminar. 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact:


Thursday, April 14. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner.
2016 Literary Festival & Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring Asali Solomon, PhD. 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 novelDisgruntled.  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. At the event, Dr. Solomon will read selections from her novel Disgruntled.

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

Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series Inaugural Speaker Dr. Gisela Storz: Today!                                         The Program in Biochemistry welcomes Dr. Gisela Storz from the National Institutes of Health, the inaugural speaker in the Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series (made possible by a kind gift to the program), at 4 p.m., April 11, in the Connelly Center Cinema. Her talk is titled “The Genes That Were Missed: Intricate Regulation Provided by Small RNAs and Small Proteins.” Questions? Contact

POWER Meeting: 4/12                                                                                                                                                                       Please join us 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in HSB 200 for a rescheduled meeting of Villanova’s chapter of Interfaith POWER Metro. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Kate at the email address below by Monday, April 11. POWER Metro is bringing 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 into suburban areas.  Questions? Contact:

Social Identity at Work–Exploring Multiculturalism in the Workplace: 4/12                                                                The Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Career Center present a panel discussion, “Social Identity at Work: Exploring Multiculturalism in the Workplace,” 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in Dougherty West Lounge. Professionals from a variety of industries, including Vanguard, Aramark, Campbell’s Soup Co., Verizon Wireless and Villanova, will discuss how their own cultural and social identities have informed and impacted their work lives. Questions? Contact:


falvey haul splash

What is a Falvey Haul, you ask? Anything you drag in, out, or around our Library. Got a backpack full of books and a Kindle? Sweet! Show us! Got a gym bag with a laptop and a half-eaten apple? Show us that too! Whether you’re lugging around a box full of 27 newly checked-out Falvey books (looking at you, grad students!) or you’re balancing your Chromebook in one hand and a longboard in the other, we wanna see your haul. Take a picture and post it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and #hashtag it with #FalveyHaul! If we pick you, you can win some sweet Falvey Memorial Library swag – including the chance to win a private study space for you and a few friends during finals week – and some awesome internet attention.

In order to win, you must:

1: Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

2: Post yourself with your haul.

3: Use the hashtag #FalveyHaul

4: Tag THREE (3) friends!

Happy Hauling!

This week in Villanova history. Front page headline:  “Biden lectures on media and politics.” “Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (-Del.), presented a lecture entitled ‘Running for President in the Mass Media Age’ on April 3 in the Connelly Center Cinema.” (Biden is currently the vice president of the United States.) The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 18, April 5, 1991, p. 1.  Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives.


Today is National Barbershop Quartet Day! In the first nineteen years of the twentieth century, barbershop quartet music became all the rage. A barbershop consists of a lead singer who carries the melody, a bass, a tenor, and a baritone. But barbershop music doesn’t always have to be sung by only four people; four parts can be split in a barbershop chorus. Did you know that Villanova professor Michael Hollinger wrote a musical all about women in the face of barbershop quartet culture called A Wonderful Noise?

“With the a cappella groups, every voice is like one string on a guitar, one note on the piano, or one cymbal, and you don’t have the luxury of falling back on anything.” – Ben Folds


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