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Zotero Saves Time When Creating a Bibliography!

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 25, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

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With the end of the spring semester rapidly approaching, with papers due and exams looming, students are stressed. So we asked our librarians (who were once students themselves) to recommend helpful resources. Below is the first response we received and it is certainly timely.

Barbara Quintiliano, Nursing/Life Sciences and Instructional Services librarian, recommends Zotero as a useful tool for both students and faculty. Quitiliano says, “Save time! Zotero lets you save references with a single click and then create bibliographies in the documentation style.” At this time in the academic year, anything that saves time while writing those last minute papers or projects is wonderful.

Not only does Zotero save time, but it is easy to install and intuitive to use. To install Zotero, go to https://library.villanova.edu/research/topic-guides/zotero-installation/
Photo of Barbara QuintilianoFor assistance, contact Barbara Quintialiano. Contact information:  office, room 225, telephone 610-519-5207.

 

 

 


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Peek at the Week: April 24-28

  • Posted by: Hunter Houtzer
  • Posted Date: April 24, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

 

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Quote of the Week:

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Much like essays and selfies and finals (photo from Pixabay.com)


 

This Week at the Library: 
Monday, April 24
Intensive Pedagogy Seminar for New Graduate Student Teachers, Room 204, 9:00-1:45 p.m.
Lunch and Learn – Graduate Programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Room 205, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture: Paul Danove, Idea Accelerator, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 25
Intensive Pedagogy Seminar for New Graduate Student Teachers, Room 204, 9:00-6:00 p.m.
VITAL Workshop, Room 205, 1:00-3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26 
PADLA – PA Distance Learning Assoc., Speaker’s Corner, 9:15-11:45 a.m.
Intensive Pedagogy Seminar for New Graduate Student Teachers, Room 204, 9:00-6:00 p.m.
Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL, Room 206, 11:30-12:45 p.m.
Amy Way Reservation, Room 206, 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 27 
Intensive Pedagogy Seminar for New Graduate Student Teachers, Room 204, 9:00-6:00 p.m.
Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL, Room 206, 11:30-12:45 p.m.

Friday, April 28 
Intensive Pedagogy Seminar for New Graduate Student Teachers, Room 204, 9:00-3:45 p.m.
2017 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony, Room 205, 9:00-1:00 p.m.
Philosophy & Theology Professionalism Series: Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Life, Room 204, 1:45-3:45 p.m.
Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club: Regular Group Meeting, Speaker’s Corner, 2:30-4:30 p.m.


Save the Date:
Tuesday, April 25
Agape Latte, St. Rita’s Community Room


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Dept. at the Falvey Memorial Library. She is working toward an MA in Communication at Villanova University, and on finishing a paper that’s due at midnight. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!


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Paul L. Danove, PhD – Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture Today

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton and Darren Poley
  • Posted Date: April 24, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Today, April 24, Paul L. Danove, PhD, STL, MDiv, BS, professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), will present the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Research Award lecture at 1 pm in the Idea Accelerator in Falvey Memorial Library. His lecture is titled “Semantic and Narrative Study of the Bible.” Dr. Danove will discuss some discoveries of his research on the Greek grammar of the Bible and his narrative studies of the Gospel of Mark. Dr. Danove has been a Villanova faculty member since 1994.

The award recognizes “individuals who have established a national and international scholarly reputation in their field as evidenced by their publications in highly cited journals, invited presentations at national and international symposia, leadership in research consortia and centers, invited academic colloquium presentations, and similar scholarly activities that indicate stature in their field.” Dr. Danove received the Outstanding Faculty Research Award for his research and rhetorical analysis of biblical texts, as well as his research on the semantics of the Greek of the Septuagint and the New Testament.

The Outstanding Faculty Award lecture is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Office of the Provost. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Dig Deeper:

Books by Dr. Danove

Edited volumes with essays by an international array of scholars; Dr. Danove is a contributor:

The Language of the New Testament:  Context, History and Development

Rhetorical Criticism and the Bible

Useful databases for discovering Dr. Danove’s numerous articles and those of other scholars of the New Testament and its interpretation:

ATLA New Testament Abstracts online.

Index Religiosus.

 

Photograph of Darren PoleyDarren Poley, assistant director of Academic Integration, prepared this “Dig Deeper.” Contact information: office, room 230; telephone 610-519-6371.

 

 

 

Dr. Danove’s photograph courtesy of Villanova University. Darren Poley’s photograph by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing.

 


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Take a Tree Tour for Earth Day

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 22, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News
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American Sycamore Image from Digital Library@Villanova University

Today, Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. Villanova University, however, has been celebrating Earth Week with a variety of events: clothing swap, tree tours, Day of Action, a Sustainability Fair and Farmers Market and more, ending with Sunday’s Earth Day of Service.

If you were unable to attend one of the tree tours celebrating Earth Week at Villanova, Falvey is offering you its own version, one you can enjoy from the comfort of your home, residence hall or apartment. The Arboreana Collection was compiled by Laura Bang, Digital and Special Collections curatorial assistant, and is housed in Falvey’s Digital Library. From 2010-12, Bang documented 60 of the trees on the Villanova campus. She recorded five photographs of each tree – two full views from different angles, a close-up of the foliage, a close-up of the bark, and a close-up of its label. If the tree had flowers or fruit, she also photographed those.

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Laura Bang

Bang says, “I was inspired to start documenting the trees on campus because I love trees and photography. It was fun to be able to take a camera outside and stroll around campus for work. I also thought it was a good way to document some of the other types of collections on Villanova’s beautiful campus… Of course, the landscape has changed over the years, so these photos also provide a visual record of what the campus looked like at a particular moment in time. … I am not a botanist … so I only took photos of the trees on campus that had labels. Being a librarian, however, I double-checked the information on the labels with various sources, indicated in the Arboreana collection description.”

This is just one of many fascinating collections in the Digital Library. The Digital Library also includes classroom projects, hosted projects and online exhibits. For information about the Digital Library contact Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator, 610-519-5185, or Laura Bang, Digital and Special Collections curatorial assistant, room 235, 610-519-6390.

 


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Foto Friday: Relay for Life Banners Are All Around Campus

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 21, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News
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One of the purple banners promoting the Relay for Life event

Relay for Live is a walk to be held on campus Saturday, April 22, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Purple banners are advertising the event all over campus.

Photograph by Alice Bampton, Communication and Marketing Dept.


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Announcing the 2017 Falvey Scholars!

  • Posted by: Regina Duffy
  • Posted Date: April 21, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

Falvey Scholars is an annual program that recognizes outstanding undergraduate research at Villanova University. It is a collaborative initiative of the Library and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. Winners of the Falvey Scholar award are selected from a pool of candidates that is generated by applications submitted by a senior Villanova University student or a group of students working on a senior project together with the recommendation of the advisor to the senior thesis or capstone project completed for academic credit.

We are proud to announce that the following students have been selected as our 2017 award winners: Stephen Purcell, Anna Briker, Danielle Sens-Castet, Emma Max, Kathleen Boyce and Ryan Zalla.

Each winning student will give a short presentation on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of their thesis or creation of their project report at an event on Friday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public.

Find the schedule of presentations here.

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The 2016 Falvey Scholars pictured with University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD.

Falvey Scholars is one of the keynote events of the annual Villanova Spring Research Exposition, or EXPO Week. EXPO is a week-long series of events that celebrates the scholarly achievements of Villanova’s researchers – undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. The EXPO showcases a year’s worth of undergraduate research and student accomplishment in innovation and creativity, as well as, research done by our graduate students and faculty.

Digital copies of the winning papers are maintained in Falvey’s Digital Library.

 

 


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Literary Festival Tonight with Author Jennifer Haigh

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 20, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

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On Thursday evening, April 20, at 7 pm, author Jennifer Haigh presents a reading and lecture in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner at 7 pm. A native of western Pennsylvania, Haigh holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has written novels, short stories and articles which have been published in Good Housekeeping, Alaska Quarterly Review, Idaho Review and other periodicals. She is the author of five novels:  Mrs. Kimble (2003), Baker Towers (2005), The Condition (2008), Faith (2011) and most recently, Light and Heat (2016) as well as News from Heaven (2013), a collection of short stories. Haigh has received a Fulbright Fellowship, a James A. Michener Fellowship, a Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for Mrs. Kimble, and the PEN/L.L. Winship Award for Baker Towers.

Light and Heat, Haigh’s topic for this evening, examines a community divided by the controversy over fracking.

This Literary Festival event is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of English, Gender and Women’s Studies, African Studies, Irish Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Honors College and The Writing Center. It is free and open to the public.

Dig Deeper:

News from Heaven (2013) A collection of short stories by Haigh

Jennifer Haigh website

Michaud, Jon. “Heat & Light is the best fracking novel ever.” The Washington Post, May 2015.

 

Dig Deeper- Fracking:

Bamberger, Michelle, and Robert Oswald. The Real Cost of Fracking:  How America’s Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food. (2014) A book on the fracking controversy.

Gold, Russell. Boom:  How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World. (2015) Book on the history of fracking.

Gasland:  Can You Light Your Water on Fire? DVD on fracking.

Jerolmack, Colin, and Nina Berman. “Fracking Communities.” (2016) A photo-essay on a Pennsylvania fracking community from Public Culture.

McDermott-Levy, Ruth, and Nina Katkins. “Fracking, the Environment, and Health:  New energy practices may threaten public health.” Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Villanova College of Nursing.

McDermott-Levy, Ruth, and Victoria Garcia. “Health Concerns of Northeastern Pennsylvania Residents Living in an Unconventional Oil and Gas Development County.” Public Health Nursing. Dr. McDermott-Levy is an assistant professor in the Villanova College of Nursing. Victoria Garcia, ’09 CLAS, received her BSN from the College of Nursing.

 

Photograph of Alfred Fry Alfred Fry, Science and Engineering librarian, prepared this “Dig Deeper-Fracking” bibliography. His office is room 224; telephone 610-519-4283.

 

 

 


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Concept Celebration Today in Room 205

  • Posted by: Regina Duffy
  • Posted Date: April 20, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Please join us in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library on Thursday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m., 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.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Graduate Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public.

For more information about CONCEPT, please visit: http://concept.journals.villanova.edu


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’Cat in the Stacks: Celebrating Earth Week at ’Nova

CAT-STAX4I’m William Repetto, a first-year graduate student at Villanova University. This is the “‘Cat in the Stacks” column. I’m your ‘cat. I’ll be posting about college life, about learning and growing here at Villanova, and, of course, about the Falvey Memorial Library’s role.


Yesterday marked the beginning of a weeklong celebration of Earth Day organized around Villanova’s campus (photo of events below). An increasingly important celebration as we tackle the challenges of the 21st century, Earth Day can be commemorated through a number of activities.

If you’re a leisurely stroller, it sounds as though the Tree Tour might be for you. If you think the answer to environment-related issues lies in academics and research, I’d encourage you to attend Dominic Frongillo’s Thursday keynote. It even sounds like by making posters, attending the March for Service and participating in the Earth Day of Service you could display your activist side.

Take a look at all the activities available for you to celebrate Earth Week!

Take a look at all the activities available for you to celebrate Earth Week!

Regardless of how you decide to mark Earth Day this year, I recommend that you make sure to celebrate all of your various environments here at Villanova. The optimists among the Falvey staff like to believe that you Wildcats spend the majority of your time in three particular environments: the dorm, the classroom and, of course, the library.

The classroom might be a tough environment for a student to navigate, let alone take care of or control. But, speaking of 21st-century issues, perhaps this can best be accomplished by showing mutual understanding and respect to fellow students. The dorm room, depending on one’s roommates might be similarly difficult to control, but we’ve all heard the term fengshui and know that a relaxed outer environment can promote a stress-free psyche.

We all also know that finals week can get ugly. As we get to those final weeks of the semester, including finals week itself, let’s all make sure we take care of the library as well. Now, the Falvey staff is not against finding the occasional undergraduate strewn out across couches taking a quick nap but let’s all commit to keeping the place clean and ready for the next person to zone in on his/her studies.

The March for Science is on Saturday. Unfortunately, I'm a lazy grad student, but hopefully you'll see my landscaping skills from downtown.

The March for Science is on Saturday. Unfortunately, I’m a lazy grad student (who will actually be spending Saturday writing papers), but hopefully you’ll see my landscaping skills from downtown.

Let’s also remember that this week really is about the environment! While college comes with lots of intriguing environments (numerated above) with personalities of their own, Mother Nature demands our full attention this week regardless of political leanings.

I know I am not alone among the Falvey staff in encouraging you to participate in as many of these activities as you can. After all, a college campus represents the best environment for doing so; you will not find many places in the world willing to dedicate so much time to celebrating a single day as you will with ‘Nova and Earth Day this week.


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Article by William Repetto, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Team at the Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.


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“A Quiet Passion” – A New Look at the Life, Loves, Struggles and Poetry of Emily Dickinson

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton and Sarah Wingo
  • Posted Date: April 18, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

 

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A new film, “A Quiet Passion,” examines the life of the American poet, Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886). “A Quiet Passion” will be released in limited theaters on April 14. For a brief view, see “A Quiet Passion” Trailer. Because Dickinson is a significant figure in the history of American poetry, we are mentioning this film and providing a “Dig Deeper” compiled by Sarah Wingo, English Literature and Theatre librarian, to help our readers discover more about her.

Dig Deeper:

Terence Davies interview…” Geoffrey Macnab. Independent. Davis is the director and screen writer for the film.

Emily Dickinson Archive (EDA) provides high-resolution images of Dickinson’s poetry manuscripts along with transcriptions and annotations from selected historical and scholarly editions.

Books by Dickinson in Falvey’s collections

Biographical books about Dickinson

Emily Dickinson Journal This is an academic, not personal journal.

Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson 

 

Head shot of Sarah WingoSarah Wingo, English Literature and Theatre librarian, is the author of this “Dig Deeper.” Contact her if you need help with questions related to English Literature or Theatre. Contact information:  office – room 223, telephone 610-519-5183.

 

Wingo’s photograph by Alice Bampton, Communication and Marketing Dept.


 We are committed to accuracy and make appropriate corrections. We apologize for any errors and always welcome input about news coverage that warrants correction. Messages can be e-mailed to alice.bampton@villanova.edu or call (610)519-6997.

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