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Save the Date: Join Us For The Final Events of the 2021 Spring Semester

Hey, Nova Nation! Join us for the final events of the 2021 spring semester. All events will stream via Zoom and are open to the Villanova community.

Mindfulness Meditation (Mondays during the spring semester at 1 p.m.)Mindfulness Mondays

  • Mindfulness Mondays will offer a virtual, comfortable space where you are guided and encouraged to stop and focus on the “here and now.” Mindfulness is proven to reduce stress and enhance well-being, which can be beneficial to all faculty, staff, and students. The series, presented by Campus Ministry and co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is ACS approved!
  • Please follow this link to join. Registration is not required:

GLOBALSMACKDOWN SERIES (Mondays during the spring semester via the campus newswires)

  • Join Tim Horner, DPhil, Teaching Professor in the Center for Peace and Justice Education and the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program, Mondays during the spring semester for the GlobalSmackDown series. During each Zoom video recording, Dr. Horner will discuss timely and important international news and issues. Dr. Horner’s videos will be available for viewing each Monday via Campus Currents and Wildcat Newswire. The GSD is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, VSB’s Moran Center for Global Leadership and Falvey Library.

Villanova University Earth Week 2021 (4/19-4/24)

  • Check out the lineup of upcoming campus events here.


  • Join us for a webinar to learn more about a new Gale primary source collection available at Falvey Memorial Library: British Library Newspapers. Enhance your understanding of regional life and culture in Britain across parts of three centuries with a trove of local newspaper coverage and first-hand accounts with British Library Newspapers. This resource provides researchers with the most comprehensive collection of national and regional newspapers of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century Britain. Taken directly from the extensive holdings of the British Library, the selected publications provide coverage of well-known historic events, cultural icons, sporting events, the arts, culture, and other national pastimes.
  • Register here:


  • Join us for a virtual workshop on course materials assistance programs offered at Villanova University. Existing and emerging financial limitations, COVID-19, and the pivot to online learning has exposed challenges that many students face securing the course materials they need to succeed. The Affordable Materials Project (AMP) is hosting this workshop for faculty and academic support staff to learn about strategies and resources available across the university to reference whenever a student discloses being in need of course materials. The workshop will run for approximately 30 minutes with time for Q&A afterwards.
  • ​​​​​Register here:
  • For more information about the Affordable Materials Project, please visit:

2021 LITERARY FESTIVAL EVENT: HANNAH KHALIL (Thursday, April 15, 5 p.m.)

Hannah Khalil
  • Join us for reading and talk by the 2021 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair for Irish Studies, Hannah Khalil, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Palestinian-Irish writer and playwright, Hannah Khalil holds the Charles Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies for Spring 2021 at Villanova University. Her work for stage includes A Museum in Baghdad, which opened at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in 2019, Interference for The National Theatre of Scotland, The Scar Test for Soho Theatre and Scenes from 68* Years for the Arcola. She is currently under commission to write new work for Shakespeare’s Globe, Chichester Festival Theatre, The Kiln and Golden Thread San Francisco. Alongside her theatre work, Khalil has written numerous radio plays, including The Unwelcome, Last of the Pearl Fishers and The Deportation Room all for BBC Radio 4. Television work includes multiple episodes of the Channel 4 drama Hollyoaks. Khalil’s first short film, The Record, won the Tommy Vine screenplay award at the Underwire film festival, and went on to be made. It was selected at London Palestine Film Festival and Almagro Festival as well as Filmets Badalona. It was a finalist in the Tolpuddle Radial Film Festival.
  • This ACS-approved event is co-sponsored by the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Honors Program, the Department of Theatre, Africana Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, the Center for Irish Studies, and Falvey Memorial Library.
  • Register here:

2021 CONCEPT VIRTUAL RECOGNITION CEREMONY (Thursday, April 22, 3:30 p.m.)

  • Join us as we celebrate the official launch of the 2021 issue of CONCEPT: Villanova University’s Interdisciplinary Journal of Graduate Studies. The ceremony will recognize this year’s top submission along with all of the student editors, faculty editors, and peer reviewers. This event is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Graduate Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Register here:
  • For more information about CONCEPT, please visit:


  • Join Deborah Bishov, Social Sciences & Instructional Design Librarian, and Merrill Stein, Social Sciences Librarian, for a workshop entitled “Policy Map/Social Explorer.” Explore features of two easy-to-use, online demographic data mapping tools which draw on a combination of governmental, proprietary, and open resources. Map data of interest and export and save visualizations for research or teaching. Knowledge of geographical information systems is not required.
  • Register here:

2021 Falvey Scholars Virtual Research Presentation and Awards Ceremony (Friday, April 30, 9 a.m.)

  • This program will provide the opportunity to recognize outstanding undergraduate research by the senior students who were selected as the 2021 Falvey Scholars from across Villanova’s campus. The event also serves as a recognition of the dedication of faculty in supporting undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. During the event, award recipients will provide brief 10-minute presentations to highlight their overall research process and showcase a summary of their winning project. Presentations will emphasize the use of Library resources, which may include one-on-one librarian consultations, reference workshops, library books and journals, access to Interlibrary Loan, databases, and even quiet study space. Five minutes of Q&A will take place after each student presentation.
  • This event is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Center for Research and Fellowships.
  • Register here:

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. 






Last Modified: April 12, 2021

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