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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.

 

 

 


 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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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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Emily Dickinson

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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Open Mic Event on Tuesday, April 18, at Noon

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 17, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News
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One of last year’s readers

The annual Open Mic event, sponsored by the Department of English and Falvey Memorial Library, will occur on Tuesday, April 18, from noon until 1:30 pm in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner. Join students and members of the Villanova University community who will share original works and favorite poems of all types. If you have a favorite poem or creative writing excerpt to share, please join the Open Mic, or just come to listen and enjoy a celebration of creative writing and poetry.

 

Photograph by Laura Hutelmyer, Electronic Resources and Special Acquisitions Coordinator.


We are committed to accuracy and will 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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Peek at the Week: April 17-21

  • Posted by: Hunter Houtzer
  • Posted Date: April 17, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Quote of the Week:
It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
-Mark Twain

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Spring quotes/pictures have recently become my favorite thing to google (photo from pixabay.com) .


This Week at the Library: 

  • Tuesday, April 18th,
    Brown Bag Lunch Meeting, Room 207, 11:15-1:00 p.m.
    Open Mic, Speaker’s Corner, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Vital Workshop, Room 207, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 19th, 
    Amy Way Reservation, Room 206, 10:30-12:30
    Brown Bag Lunch Meeting, Room 205, 11:15- 1:00 p.m.
    Digital Humanities Event, Room 204, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Vital Workshop, Room 207, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 20th, 
    Admitted Senior Panel – College of Nursing, Room 204, 9:45-11:00 a.m.
    CONCEPT Reception, Room 205, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
    Literary Festival 2017: Jennifer Haigh, Speaker’s Corner, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 21th,
    Theology & Religious Studies: Dies Academicus, Room 204, 10:00-2:00 p.m.
    Faculty Teach-In Series, Room 205, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club, Speaker’s Corner, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
    ACS Writing Awards Reception, Speaker’s Corner, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Save the Date:
Thursday, April 20th 

Sustainability Fair & Farmer’s Market, Oreo and Connelly Plaza, 11:00-12:00 p.m.


 #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 drinking the daily recommended amount of water. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!


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Library hours for Easter Monday, April 17

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 17, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Falvey Memorial Library will open at 2 pm and remain open until midnight today, Easter Monday. Holy Grounds Cafe and the Dugan Polk Family Reading Room will have 24 hour access using your Wildcard.

 


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Library hours for Easter Sunday, April 16

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 16, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

 

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Falvey Memorial Library is closed Sunday, April 16. The Dugan Polk Family Reading Room and the Holy Grounds Cafe are accessible by your Wildcard.

Falvey Memorial Library wishes everyone a Happy Easter Sunday!

 

 

Image from Pixabay.com

 

 


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Library hours for Saturday, April 15

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 15, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News
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Have a Happy, Hoppy Easter – He’s on the way!

Falvey Memorial Library hours:  CLOSED. Holy Grounds Café and the Dugan Polk Family Reading Room are accessible with Wildcard.

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Foto Friday: Good Friday

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 14, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Good Friday is the day when most Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Christ. Romans only crucified the worst criminals. Christ was crucified with two criminals, hence the three crosses in this image.

 

The Library is closed today.

 

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com.


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