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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 12, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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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 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. 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!

POWER Meeting: Today!                                                                                                                                                                  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. This network of churches, synagogues, mosques and other groups is working to bring a fair funding formula to Pennsylvania public schools and to raise the minimum wage. Questions? Contact:

Social Identity at Work–Exploring Multiculturalism in the Workplace: Today!                                                               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. The panelists will share stories, reflections and advice about how to navigate the world of work through the lens of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, ability and sexual orientation. Questions? Contact:

NOVA Poetry Slam: Today and Tomorrow!                                                                                                                                Back by popular demand, the NOVA Poetry Slam will be held April 12 and 13 in the Belle Air Terrace. Register ahead of time online at (preferred), or on site at 6 p.m. Preliminary rounds begin at 7 p.m. Finals will be held on April 13 following the conclusion of the prelims.  ACS-approved. For competition guidelines please visit the website. Questions? Contact:


On this day in 1861, the Civil War began with Confederate fire on Fort Sumter. The war would last over four years, ending May 9, 1865. The Civil War determined the preservation of the United States as one united nation and ended the institution of slavery in the nation. You’ll never be short of Civil War resources in our stacks!


“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.” – Abraham Lincoln’s Lyceum Address




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