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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/14)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 14, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Getting Started with Zotero for EndNote Users. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in room 204. This workshop is for those transitioning from EndNote to Zotero. Come learn the Zotero basics: how to move your existing EndNote library and attached PDFs into Zotero in only minutes, and how to use Zotero’s Word integration. Bring your laptop for on-the-spot assistance. Questions? Contact: Robin.Bowles@Villanova.edu

Meet Browzine! 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Griffon Room. The grand old days of the Journal Reading room may be gone but there’s a new way to stay informed and keep up with your scholarly reading. Meet Browzine, the new visual academic journals interface for iPad, Android, or desktop that allows you to make and share your own personal bookshelves of essential journals, get updates when new articles are published, and easily save and download PDFs of articles that interest you all from one, simple, standardized interface. Perfect for researchers, teachers, graduate and doctoral students, and anyone who wants to stay in-the-know in their field. Questions? Contact: Robin.Bowles@Villanova.edu

ASALI SOLOMON evite

TODAY! 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!

Travis Manion Foundation Presents “Character Does Matter”: Today!
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. Register here. Questions? Contact: Pam Kokkalis

The Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow Public Lecture: Today!
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. Questions? Contact: anna.misticoni@villanova.edu

National Expert on Substance Use and Abuse Trends on College Campuses: 4/15
Please join the Office of Health Promotion and the Dean of Students Office at a specialized training on substance use and abuse trends on college campuses, 10-11:30 a.m., Friday, April 15, in Driscoll 134. Dr. Beth DeRicco, a nationally renowned expert and practitioner who now serves as the Higher Education Outreach Director for Caron Treatment Centers, will discuss the most commonly used and abused substances among college students, as well as the ways in which faculty and staff can promote a healthy campus. Questions? Contact: healthbytes@villanova.edu

 


#TBT

It’s been a bit over a week since ‘Nova’s epic NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship win, but it’s hard not to still feel the sheer excitement lingering in the air. Check out this #TBT pic from our 1987 yearbook. This group of students is still “radiating spirit” after the ’85 win!

1987 Belle Air, Students, Villanova, School spirit

Caption 7

 


NEW MEDIA NEWS

spill simmerWhen spring comes along and we get a little extra light each day, it leaves room for reading under the trees and on the benches in front of the Library. The evening light might remind us of Ireland, of a misfit man and his dog. It could be this dog. It could be an occasion to read this book, Spill simmer falter wither.

“This captivating story follows — over the course of four seasons — a misfit man who adopts a misfit dog. It is springtime, and two outcasts — a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life — find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small, seaside town suddenly takes note of them, falsely perceiving menace where there is only mishap; the unlikely duo must take to the road.”

 


QUOTE OF THE DAY

On this day in 1866, Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s teacher, was born. She studied at Perkins School of the Blind  before taking on her most famous student. If you would like to check out the play for television about Sullivan and Keller, you can borrow The Miracle Worker from our stacks today.

helen keller and anne sullivan

“People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.” – Anne Sullivan

image via Perkins.org


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