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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 22, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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2016 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation & Reception Ceremony.
9:00 a.m. in Room 205.

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: Adam Langley, PhD

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: Sherry Bowen, PhD, and Heidi Rose, PhD

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

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

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

Presentations will be followed with a closing by University President the Rev. Father Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS, in which he will focus attention on the importance of both undergraduate and graduate research on campus.

For more information about Falvey Scholars:


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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 – Today!
The 2016 Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium takes 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: Tonight!
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. Questions? Contact

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

DaffodilThis week in Villanova history.  From “Scope” in The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 20 (April 19, 1991), p. 13. “Have you noticed the changes on campus – the ones that happened close to the ground?  It takes about 500 hours a week to keep ‘Nova looking healthy and ‘green.’ ”  (Original photo was black and white.)

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


Today is Earth Day! In 1970, the very first Earth Day took place in the United States and was celebrated by 20 million Americans, predominantly on college campuses via environmental education and protests. Today, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day internationally [source]. A common practice on Earth Day is to plant trees, perhaps because of Earth Day’s proximity to Arbor Day. If you’d like to see what public events are happening near you, check out the interactive map on Visit our stacks to learn more about Earth Day and Environmentalism.


“On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations.”
– Sen. John Hoeven



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