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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 20, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Russell Kirk Spring Lecture. 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Questions? Contact: Antonio Triggiano

Tolle Lege Literary Society. 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons Lounge. Questions? Contact: Adam Vincent –


Thursday, April 21. 12:00 p.m. in room 205.
2016 CONCEPT Release Celebration. Join us as we celebrate the publication of CONCEPT: Villanova University’s Interdisciplinary Journal of Graduate Studies. Editors, authors and peer-reviewers involved in the project will be recognized for their contributions. Light refreshments will be served.

CONCEPT promotional banner

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

Earth Week: Campus Tree Tours: Today!
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

ICMA Chapter Event: Careers in Local Government: Today!
Join the Villanova International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Student Chapter TODAY, Wednesday, April 20, 4 p.m., in Bartley 1011, for an engaging panel discussion about career paths in local government! The event is open to the public. Reception to follow in the Bartley’s Nydick Family Commons. Register with Michele Griffin at Questions? Contact

Villanova Law Celebrate Diversity Reception: Today!
Please join the Inclusiveness Committee, APALSA, BLSA, HALSA, JLSA and OUTLaw for Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s Annual Celebrate Diversity Reception. The event takes place TODAY, Wednesday, April 20, 4-6 p.m., in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons at the Law School and is open to the entire Villanova Community. No registration is required. Attire is business professional. For more information, please contact Professor Michele Pistone ( or Professor Jessica Webb (

This week in Villanova history.  From “On Campus.”  “What are you going to miss most about Villanova?” was answered by Joe Key, a senior electrical engineering student. His reply, “Tailgating and Villanova basketball games.” The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 20 (April 19, 1991), p.9. Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives.

Joe Key, sr. electrical engineering stldent


Today is National Look Alike Day. Unlike some dubious “national holidays,” this holiday has a pretty interesting (if not slightly underwhelming) creation story. Picture this–TV news reporter Jack Etzel needs a fluff piece, pronto. He sees a guy walking down the street who looks like Humphrey Bogart, so he talks to him. And then he goes on to talk to other people about their supposed look alikes and bam, next day he submits the day to the Chase’s Calendar of Events so he can reuse his fluff concept every year (story via the National Day Calendar). Kind of genius, really. But even if you look like someone else, you’re still the only you there ever was and ever shall be! Feel like reading about doppelgängers today? Check ’em out.


“I have a personal philosophy in life: If somebody else can do something that I’m doing, they should do it. And what I want to do is find things that would represent a unique contribution to the world – the contribution that only I, and my portfolio of talents, can make happen. Those are my priorities in life.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson




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