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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 21, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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CONCEPT Reception. 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Room 205. 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 also be served! Questions? Contact:

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TOMORROW! 9:00 a.m. in Room 205.

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.

The following students will be presenting:

9:30 a.m. – Tara Malanga, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on “Does Nitrogen Addition Irreversibly Alter Soil Microbial Community Composition and Function?” Mentor: Dr. Adam Langley

10:00 a.m. Chloe DeEntremont,College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on “Patriarchally Ever After?: Disney’s Perpetration of Male Dominance through Animals Sidekicks’ Interactions with Princesses and Princes” Mentors: Dr. Sherry Bowen and Dr. Heidi Rose

10:30 a.m. – Molly Purnell, College of Nursing on “The Intergenerational Cycle of Obesity: Nursing Implications and Interventions” Mentor: Dr. Meredith MacKenzie

11:00 a.m. – Meghan Barker, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on “Bumptious Bodies: Analyzing Pregnant Space in Contemporary Artwork” Mentors: Dr. Sherry Bowen, Dr. Maghan Keita  and Dr. Timothy McCall

11:30 a.m. – Thomas Cox, Villanova School of Business/College of Engineering on “Measuring the Adoption and Deployment Rates of Disruptive Technologies” Mentor: Dr. Stephen Andriole

Presentations will be followed with a closing by the Rev. Fr. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, University President, in which he will focus attention on the importance of both undergraduate and graduate research on campus.

For more information about Falvey Scholars:

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

2016 Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium: 4/22
The 2016 Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium will take place on Friday, April 22, in the Villanova Room. Undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of science and engineering are invited to present their research in poster form at the symposium. Questions? Contact

Student-Led Passover Seder: 4/22
The Student Board of Villanova Hillel will host a Seder with delicious, traditional, catered Passover-style food 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, April 22, in SAC 300. If you have questions, please contact Hillel Board representative George Russell or faculty adviser Dr. Winer ( This event is sponsored by Hillel of Greater Philadelphia.

The Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies’ Senior Thesis Defense: 4/23
The Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies proudly presents our Senior Thesis Defense Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in Garey Hall Cafe. Graduating students will showcase their mastery of interdisciplinary scholarship, in addition to their research skills, through a series of presentations on various disciplines. This event is open to the public. Please consider joining us! Questions? Contact


Did you hear the big news yesterday? Harriet Tubman will be replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. This calms rumors that Hamilton would be replaced on the $10 bill (as many fans of the huge new hit musical Hamilton are relieved to know).  The bills should be changed by 2020 — as there are currently 8.6 billion Jackson $20 bills in circulation.




According to tradition, today is the date recognized as the day Rome was founded in 753 B.C.. The most popular foundation legend of Rome is the story of Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of the war god Mars, the former of whom founded Rome after slaying his brother. You can read The Foundation of Rome by Augusto Fraschetti online today via Falvey.


“A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.”
– Benjamin Disraeli



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