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From Peace to Politics to the Latest Innovations at Villanova, Enjoy a Fascinating Array of Speakers at #NovaReunion16 Events in Falvey

  • Posted by: Joanne Quinn
  • Posted Date: June 9, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News


Reunion Events at the Library!

Falvey Memorial Library is proud to welcome former Wildcats and their families back home to Villanova for Alumni Reunion Weekend 2016The Alumni Association has organized a wonderful lineup of events from Thursday, June 9, to Sunday, June 12th, to help alumni remember why they love Villanova so much. Events range from receptions and picnics to workshops and panels. In fact, Falvey will be hosting several of these events on Friday, June 10th, and Saturday, June 11th, as part of the wider campus schedule of activities. See below for a full list of events that are taking place at Falvey Memorial Library this weekend.

If you just want to visit the library for old time’s sake, we will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. By the way, did you go to school here back when we kept books on the second floor? 🙂

Friday, June 10th

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  • Villanova Authors’ Panel Discussion
    • 10:30-11:30 a.m., Speakers’ Corner, Falvey Memorial Library
    • Three former Villanova alumni authors will discuss the creation of their published or performed works.
  • Creating the Business Model for the Parish of the 21st Century  
    • 2-3 p.m., Room 207, Falvey Memorial Library
    • Charles Zech, PhD, Director, Center for Church Management and Business Ethics, and Professor, Economics, will present this talk.
  • Teaching and Researching in Virtual Worlds at Villanova’s CAVE
  • 2-3 p.m., CAVE, 2nd Floor of Falvey Hall
    • Frank Klassner, PhD, Professor of Computing Sciences, Director of the Center of Excellence in Enterprise, will present this talk on the CAVE, a virtual reality facility housed in Falvey.
  • Making Sense of the 2016 Election
  • 2-3 p.m., Room 205, Falvey Memorial Library
    • Matthew R. Kerbel, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will present this talk.
  • Film Presentation – Room for Peace 
  • 2-3 p.m., Room 204, Falvey Memorial Library
    • Stephen McWilliams, PhD, Director of International Studies/Human Services and Liaison for Students with Physical Disabilities will present “Room for Peace,” the latest film from the Villanova Social Justice Film Program.
  • The Future of Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship at Villanova
  • 2-3 p.m., Idea Accelerator, Lower Level of Falvey Memorial Library
    • Il Luscri, Executive Director, Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute, will present this talk about the new Idea Accelerator in Falvey.
  • Teaching and Researching in Virtual Worlds at Villanova’s CAVE
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m., CAVE, 2nd Floor of Falvey Hall
    • See the description above.
  • An Augustine App-Book: Reading the Confessions in the 21st Century
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m., Room 204, Falvey Memorial Library
    • Father Allan Fitzgerald, OSA, Director, The Augustinian Institute; Kaley M. Carpenter, PhD, Assistant Professor, Augustine & Culture Seminar Program; and Lisa Kemble, Assistant Director, Application Development, UNIT, invite you to discover how St. Augustine meets 21st century students  in a fully loaded “App-Book.”
  • Estate Planning
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m., Room 207,  Falvey Memorial Library
    • Ryan M. Bornstein, Partner, Harvey Ballard & Bornstein, LLC, Professor, Charles Widger School of Law will present a talk.
  • Taking Advantage of Villanova’s New Classification and U.S. News Ranking
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m., Speakers’ Corner, Falvey Memorial Library
    • Ann Diebold, Vice President, University Communication, will discuss how University Communication is amplifying Villanova’s national reputation and how you as alumni can help share this message.

Saturday, June 11

  • Design Concepts for Lancaster Avenue
  • 10– 11 a.m., Speakers’ Corner, Falvey Memorial Library
    • Chris Kovolski ’96, Assistant Vice President for Government Relations and External Affairs will present an overview of the $225 million project currently underway.
  • Inclusion and Diversity Task Force Update
  • 11 a.m. – noon, Idea Accelerator, Lower Level of Falvey Memorial Library
    • Learn about the work of the VUAA Inclusion and Diversity Task Force. Please RSVP to Dana Jacob.

Please be sure to check the Alumni Association’s webpage for information about registration, hospitality needs, answers to frequently asked questions and updates to the Reunion ’16 schedule. You are also invited to call the Alumni Office at 1-800-VILLANOVA (1-800-845-5266) or email with questions as well.

Don’t miss this opportunity to reminisce about your college days, meet up with old friends and learn what Villanova is up to these days. Remember, you are always welcome home!



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