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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 19, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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IGR Brown Bag Lunch. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact:

Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture featuring Robert Traver, PhD.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Idea Outstanding Faculty Award promotional poster
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 at this public lecture. 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. Questions? Contact:

Digital Scholarship Project Launch: Remembering WWI. 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in room 204. Dr. Deb Boyer’s Fall 2015 graduate Digital History class delved into personal accounts of the First World War — including scrapbooks, postcards, and more — to bring the war to life and explore how individuals chose to remember such a momentous event. This event will provide an overview of the class and a walk-through of the site. Questions? Contact:

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Friday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m. room 205.

2016 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation & Reception Ceremony. This ceremony is one of the keynote events of EXPO ’16 week, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate research from across Villanova’s campus. At this event, award recipients will give short presentations on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or in the creation of the project report. Provost  Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD will open the event. The event will be emceed and awards will be presented by University Librarian Millicent Gaskell. Presentations will be followed with a closing by University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS, in which he will focus attention on the importance of both undergraduate and graduate research on campus.

Happening @ ‘Nova

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

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?: Today!
Join us Tuesday, April 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Falvey Memorial Library Room 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? Come late or leave early as needed. Bring your lunch and thoughts, snacks will be provided.Questions? Contact

Earth Week: Campus Tree Tours: April 19 and 20
Spring is here, and the cherry trees are blooming. Enjoy a walk around campus, while learning about tree species, care and maintenance. Two different tree tours will be held. First tour is on Tuesday, April 19 at 1 p.m. and the second on Wednesday, April 20, 10 a.m. For both tours meet at Corr Hall arch. Questions? Contact


On this day in 1897, the first Boston Marathon was held. Yesterday was Marathon Monday, and you can view the leader boards from yesterday’s 2016 Marathon right here. What sparked the creation of the now ever-popular Boston Marathon? That would be the very first modern Olympics, held in Athens, Greece just the year before in 1896. Inspired by the marathon run in the first modern Olympics, John Graham — a member of the Boston Athletic Association and a U.S. Olympic team manager — wanted to put a long race right in the streets of Boston. Only 10 people finished the first Boston Marathon–but only 15 people ran it to begin with! About 30,000 runners participated in yesterday’s iconic run. Quite a growth spurt! You can check out our holdings on marathon running here.


“If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek



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