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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 18, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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2016 Open Mic Reading. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Class of 2016 Creative Writing Contestants, other students and members of the University community will share original work and favorite poems, ranging from the humorous to the thought-provoking to the sublime.  Whether you have a poem or a creative-writing excerpt you’d like to share or you just want to listen, the Department of English and Falvey Memorial Library invite you to enjoy this entertaining and memorable celebration of poetry and creative writing.


TOMORROW! Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture featuring Robert Traver, PhD. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Idea Accelerator. Robert G. Traver, PhD, PE, WRE, professor of engineering, will highlight the extensive research that led him to win the coveted Outstanding Faculty Research Award. Since 1981, Villanova University annually presents the Outstanding Faculty Research Award to a member of the faculty who demonstrates the highest standards of excellence in their research, scholarship, and contributions to their field. Light refreshments will be served at this ACS approved event.

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

“The Self as Software: Transcending and Enhancing the Brain”: Today!
Professor Susan Schneider of The University of Connecticut will present “The Self as Software: Transcending and Enhancing the Brain,” Monday, April 18, 4:30 p.m., Driscoll Hall, room 134. This event is cosponsored by Cognitive Science, Computing Sciences, and Philosophy. All are Welcome! Questions? Contact:

Celebrate Earth Day 2016: This week!
The University community will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day April 18-23 with programming focusing on growing greener communities. Activities include a viewing of the documentary This Changes Everything, campus tree tours, a sustainability fair and farmers market (with tie-dyeing, food tasting, raffles and vendors), keynote panel discussions and a day of service. Questions? Contact:

The Culture of Fear in a Suburban Space: A Protection of Privilege?: 4/19
Join us Tuesday, April 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Falvey 204, for the final IGR Brown Bag of the semester. The topic will be Standing for Peace: The Culture of Fear in a Suburban Space: A Protection of Privilege? During the first 20 minutes Professor Carol Anthony (Center for Peace & Justice) will provide remarks about the culture of fear and the connections to privilege and suburban spaces. The remaining time will be available for conversation about this topic. Come late or leave early as needed. Bring your lunch and thoughts, snacks will be provided. Questions? Contact:

This week in Villanova history. “Core curriculum sparks controversy …” is a front page headline in The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 20 (April 19, 1991). The core curriculum had not been evaluated since 1972 and the proposed new  “core curriculum is the focus of much debate among the faculty.” Science requirement would be increased to three course, a fine arts requirement would be added, statistics would be a mandatory requirement for mathematics and the religious studies, philosophy and English requirements would be reduced from three courses to two each.

Bound volumes of the Villanovan are housed in the University Archives.


Happy birthday to Maria Bello, film actress and Villanovan, who turns 49 today! Bello was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, and was a political science major here at Villanova (A&S ’89). You can read a Villanova feature on Bello here. We have two of Maria Bello’s film in our stacks: A History of Violence and The Company Men.


“I went to Villanova with plans to go to law school afterward. In college, before I ever thought of becoming an actress, I was studying to be a human-rights attorney… During my junior year, I took an acting class. I had to do a monologue, so I picked this song by Bob Dylan about a homeless man who experiences social injustice, and I began to realize the transformative power of art…I could choose art to tell stories that would move people to think.”
– Maria Bello

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