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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 13, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Spring 2016 Rocco and Gloria Barbieri Lecture featuring Dr. Ely Levine. 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in room 205. 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!

NOVA Poetry Slam: Today!                                                                                                                                                               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. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors. ACS-approved. For competition guidelines please visit the website. Questions? Contact:

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 at Questions? Contact:

The Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow Public Lecture: 4/14                                                                             Gerald P. Boersma, the Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow, will present the lecture “What Does God Look Like From the Back? Augustine and the Vision of God,” at 4:30 p.m., April 14, in SAC 300; ACS-approved. What does it mean to see God? This question animates much of Augustine’s thought, including his exegesis of the Old Testament theophanies, those seemingly primitive accounts in which God visibly appeared to the Patriarchs: dinning with Abraham, wrestling with Jacob and speaking to Moses face to face as to a friend. Augustine’s exegesis of the theophanies offers illuminating insight into the question, “What does it mean to see God?” Questions? Contact: 

This week in Villanova history.  “Team Solarcat to race in Tour de Sol,’ is the headline. The story continues, “Team Solarcat will race their solar car, that they built, from Albany, N.Y., to Boston, Mass … from May 20-26.” The solar car cost $106,000 compared to $285,000 for the previous year’s car. The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 19 (April 12, 1991), p. 3.  Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives.


On this day in 1743, former President Thomas Jefferson was born. A Founding Father, Jefferson was the third United States president and co-authored the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson was born in Virginia and graduated from the College of William and Mary. Did you know that before his gig as the third U.S. president, Jefferson was actually the first Secretary of State under George Washington? You can learn all about Thomas Jefferson in our stacks today.


“I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson

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