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Falvey Scholars 2022: Addison Drone ’22 VSB

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Addison Drone ’22 VSB, 2022 Falvey Scholar (Photo by Andrew McKeough)

The Falvey Scholars Program is an annual program established by Falvey Library to recognize outstanding undergraduate research. Now in its 20th year, the program is a collective initiative of the Library and the Center for Research and Fellowships. The recipients of this award are selected from a pool of candidates nominated by Villanova faculty and reviewed by Library staff and faculty.

This year, eight students received awards, their work reflecting the breadth and depth of undergraduate research at the University as well as the support the Library, its resources and staff, provide student-scholars.

This blog is the third of seven installments, which will introduce our scholars and cover their research in their own words. Look for additional coverage of the Falvey Scholars in the fall issue of Mosaic.

Congratulations to all of our Falvey Scholars, past and present!

Scholars Summary

Addison Drone ’22 VSB

  • Project Title: “50 Years of Sports Teams in Work Teams Research: Missed Opportunities and New Directions for Studying Team Processes”
  • Faculty Mentor: Narda Quigley, PhD, Associate Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management and Operations, Villanova School of Business
  • Hometown: Summit, N.J.
  • Other Honors: Presidential Scholarship, Honors Program

Describe your research in your own words.
We conducted a literature review on sports teams studies over the last 50 years. We looked at what topics have been covered, what has not been covered, and how these outcomes/findings within sports samples can be applied to broader work teams.

How did the Library’s staff impact your research and academic experience?
I worked with the Library staff during both the research and within my academic career through my Competitive Effectiveness course. They made sure that I knew how to utilize the databases and helped me get started with research ideas.

How did Falvey’s resources and databases impact your research?
I utilized Falvey’s database library to conduct a thorough scan of the existing literature on the topic. Ultimately, we found over 250 applicable articles covering over 270 applicable studies.

What’s next for you?
Working postgrad at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, a Japanese investment bank, within New York City.

Will you continue this research direction or has it inspired you to new research interests?
While my professional career is within a finance field and not sports/management, this remains an interest that I will continue to foster as I enter my postgraduate career.


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Falvey Scholars 2022: Christopher DiLullo ’22 CLAS

Christopher DiLullo ’22 CLAS, 2022 Falvey Scholar (Photo by Andrew McKeough)

The Falvey Scholars Program is an annual program established by Falvey Library to recognize outstanding undergraduate research. Now in its 20th year, the program is a collective initiative of the Library and the Center for Research and Fellowships. The recipients of this award are selected from a pool of candidates nominated by Villanova faculty and reviewed by Library staff and faculty.

This year, eight students received awards, their work reflecting the breadth and depth of undergraduate research at the University as well as the support the Library, its resources and staff, provide student-scholars.

This blog is the second of seven installments, which will introduce our scholars and cover their research in their own words. Look for additional coverage of the Falvey Scholars in the fall issue of Mosaic.

Congratulations to all of our Falvey Scholars, past and present!

Scholars Summary

Christopher DiLullo ’22 CLAS
Hometown: Farmington, Conn.
Other honors: 2022 CLAS Medallion Recipient, Department of Communication; Phi Beta Kappa; Lambda Pi Eta; and Sigma Delta Pi.

Project: “Media on Media: How Media Trade Publications View Streaming Services Compared With Legacy Media”

Faculty Mentor: Allyson Levin, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor, Communication


Describe your research in your own words (as simply as possible):

My research was an examination of how the media industry has reacted to the evolution of the industry itself since streaming was introduced in 2007. This was performed through an analysis of the coverage of the media industry by media trade publications.

How did the Library’s staff impact your research and academic experience?

I worked with former Falvey Social Studies Librarian Deborah Bishov to develop a greater understanding of LexisNexis (now known as Nexis Uni), a resource I accessed through Falvey Library in order to collect all of the articles I used in my research.

How did Falvey’s resources and databases impact your research?

Falvey’s resources helped me immensely with the literature review portion of my research. Without Falvey’s subscriptions to various academic journals, I would not have been able to complete the comprehensive literature review that served as the foundation for my research. Furthermore, Falvey’s resource of LexisNexis is what helped me collect all of the articles included in my sample and overall population. LexisNexis made the article collection process of my research incredibly easy, and without using LexisNexis courtesy of Falvey, I would have spent countless more hours collecting each article included in my time frame individually from the trade publication websites themselves.

What’s next for you?

I have been admitted to a Master’s in Media Studies program at Syracuse University. However, I am still exploring options, and I hope to pursue a career in the media industry.

Will you continue this research direction or has it inspired you to new research interests?

I am interning at The Walt Disney Company for their Disney+ Content Programming team.

In the future, I would like to continue this research, although slightly changing the direction. I would love to analyze the evolution of the media industry through the eyes of the media-consuming public, potentially performing an analysis of content posted on social media to gauge this reaction. I would also love to analyze the programming developed by media companies since the introduction of streaming to understand how media channel programming has changed as a result of industry evolution.


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Photo Friday: 2022 Falvey Scholars

Photograph featuring the 2022 Falvey Scholars.

Photo courtesy of Andrew McKeough ’19 CLAS; design by Joanne Quinn, ’15 MA, ’84 CLAS, Director of Communication and Marketing.


Falvey Memorial Library and the Center for Research and Fellowships are proud to celebrate the 2022 Falvey Scholar Award Winners: Nadjulia Constant, Christopher DiLullo, Addison Drone, Nicole Garcia, Alec Henderson, Daryl Jucar, Mai Khuc, and Erica Mallon. These outstanding senior scholars were chosen for completing exemplary scholarship and research in their respective fields while utilizing vital Falvey Library resources. The Falvey Scholars presented their work at our annual Falvey Scholars Research Presentation and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 22. You can learn their project titles and faculty mentors here. Digital copies of the winning papers are maintained in the Digital Library.

Each Monday, Falvey Library will feature an award winning project and in-depth interview with the scholar(s) on the Library blog so you can learn more about their projects. Read the first interview with Nadjulia Constant ’22 CON and Daryl Jucar ’22 CON here.



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Falvey Scholars 2022: Nadjulia Constant CON and Daryl Jucar CON

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Daryl Jucar ’22 CON and Nadjulia Constant ’22 CON, 2022 Falvey Scholars (Photo by Andrew McKeough)

The Falvey Scholars Program is an annual program established by Falvey Library to recognize outstanding undergraduate research. Now in its 20th year, the program is a collective initiative of the Library, Honors Program, and the Center for Research and Fellowships. The recipients of this award are selected from a pool of candidates nominated by Villanova faculty and reviewed by Library staff and faculty.

This year, eight students received awards, their work reflecting the breadth and depth of undergraduate research at the University as well as the support the Library, its resources and staff, provide student-scholars.

This blog is the first of seven installments, which will introduce our scholars and cover their research in their own words. Look for additional coverage of the Falvey Scholars in the fall issue of Mosaic.

Congratulations to all of our Falvey Scholars, past and present!


Scholars Summary

Nadjulia Constant (NC) ’22 CON
Hometown: Orange, NJ
Other honors: Villanova University Presidential Scholarship and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

Daryl Jucar (DJ) ’22 CON
Hometown:
Portland, Oregon
Other honors:
Villanova University Presidential Scholarship, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, and 2021 Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellowship grantee


 

Project: “Minority Stress and Effects on Cardiovascular Health in African Americans”

Faculty Mentor: Theresa Capriotti, DO, MSN, RN, CRNP. Clinical Professor

Research, in brief: Nadjulia and Daryl conducted a literature review focused on how minority stress affects cardiovascular health outcomes in African Americans within the Black community. Their research adds to the growing literature showing the tangible impacts of racism on health care disparities in the Black community.

 


 

How did the Library’s staff impact your research and academic experience?

NC: While we used the online Library resources to conduct this research, whenever I visited the Library for other academic needs, the staff has always been helpful. You can tell they genuinely love lending a hand and never mind answering questions.

DJ: I took advantage of Library tools, such as the Nursing Subject Guide, meeting with the Nursing Subject Librarian Sarah Hughes, and Citation Resources. The staff has always been willing to assist me with my research and academic endeavors.

How did Falvey’s resources and databases impact your research?

Utilizing the Nursing databases CINAHL and PubMed, over 40 different scholarly articles pertaining to the project were reviewed. We found articles over-viewing the phenomenon of minority stress as it affects marginalized persons across many identities (i.e. ethnic, gender, sexual orientation); however, due to the extensive results, we narrowed down a review of the literature to the effects of minority stress as it specifically relates to African Americans in the Black community. We integrated findings and summaries from the articles we found to create an outline and subsequently the manuscript.

What’s next for you both?

NC: On Undergraduate Nursing Scholar’s Day, I presented scholarly work on The Use of Social Marketing Theory to Increase the Consumption of Vegetables Among College Students. In May, I traveled with the Global Medical Brigade to do volunteer work in Panama. After graduation, I will be working as a New Grad Nurse Resident at Children’s National Hospital in the Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center.

DJ: I will be a Nurse Resident at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. on a Medical/Surgical Intermediate Care Unit.

Will you continue this research direction or has it inspired you to new research interests?

NC: I am really interested in clean eating and I know that many Black communities do not have the same access to healthier foods as other communities. This is largely due to economic disparities and food deserts. So, this research experience has inspired me to investigate what research is out there about the contributing factors and what interventions are currently being used to combat this.

DJ: Our manuscript is slated to be published in a nursing journal this fall, so we are very excited for that. This work showed me how I can utilize nursing research to highlight persisting inequities within healthcare in a concrete manner, and I now want to pursue a career in research in the future to ensure the quality of healthcare is sufficient for all.


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Peek at the Week: April 19

By Jenna Renaud

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Word of the Week: Type II Fun 

Maybe you’re thinking, “I know what fun is,” but did you know that there are different types of fun?  

Type II fun usually feels terrible while you’re doing it, like climbing up a mountain in the freezing cold, running an ultra-marathon, or standing in line at Disney World in the blazing sun, but when it’s over, your memory erases the miserable parts, and you would do it again for fun.  

This is all based on the “fun scale,” typically used by outdoor enthusiasts. You can read more about it in this article from REI. But in summary the other types of fun are: 

Type I Fun – Enjoyable when it’s happening. Simply fun. Eating good food with good friends. Celebrating birthdays or holidays with family. Movie nights.  

Type III Fun – Not actually fun at all. While you’re doing it or in retrospect. Maybe you’re waiting for the Type II fun effect to hit, but it never does. 

For many people, Type II fun is the sweet spot. It’s challenging but isn’t actually putting your life at risk. With finals right around the corner, consider planning some Type II adventures for this summer. 


This Week at Falvey  

NOW–Wednesday, Jun. 15th  

“That Fairyland of Ice”: Polar Exploration in Mind and Memory Exhibit | Falvey First Floor & Virtual | Free & Open to the Public 

Tuesday, April 19th  

Polar Voyaging and the Humanities | 4–5 p.m. | Virtual | https://villanova.zoom.us/j/98337578849 

Wednesday, April 20th   

2022 Falvey Forum Workshop Series: Capturing the Web – Introduction to Web Archiving | 12–1 p.m. | Virtual | Register Here 

“The Politics of the Irish Harp Symbol from Henry VIII to Brexit” Lecture & Harp Performance with Mary Louise O’Donnell | 4 p.m. | Speakers’ Corner | Learn More Here 

Thursday, April 21st 

2022 Literary Festival: Tiphanie Yanique | 7–8:30 p.m. | Speakers’ Corner | Free & Open to the Public | Find more info here 

Friday, April 22nd  

Villanova Gaming Society Meeting | 2:30–4:30 p.m. | Speakers’ Corner | Free & Open to the Public 

2022 Falvey Scholars Virtual Research Presentation and Awards Ceremony | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Register Here 

2022 Concept Virtual Recognition Ceremony | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | Register Here 


This Week in History 

April 22nd, 1970 – First Earth Day was celebrated 

Earth Day is an annual event used to demonstrate support for environmental protection and bring awareness to a wide range of environmental issues. 2022 marks the 52nd celebration of the holiday.  

Earth Day was started by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, an environmentalist who wanted to increase awareness and provide unity to the environmental movement. “The objective was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment so large that it would shake the political establishment out of its lethargy,” Senator Nelson said, “and, finally, force this issue permanently onto the national political agenda.” 

Earth Day has contributed to the passage of the Clean Water and Endangered Species Act. Each year the holiday is recognized by 192 different countries. 

Read more from History.com. 


Jenna Renaud is a graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a graduate student in the Communication Department.


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Join Us For the 2022 Falvey Scholars Virtual Research Presentation and Awards Ceremony

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2022 Falvey Scholars Virtual Research Presentation and Awards Ceremony

The Villanova community is cordially invited to join us on Friday, April 22 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the 2022 Falvey Scholars Virtual Research Presentation and Awards Ceremony.

This program will provide the opportunity to recognize outstanding undergraduate research by the senior students who were selected as the 2022 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 share a video where they provide a brief 10-minute presentation 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. 5 minutes of live Q&A will take place after each student presentation.

REGISTER HERE

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Center for Research and Fellowships, is free and open to the public. Join us to recognize some of Villanova’s finest senior scholars!

**Please note that this event will be recorded and photographed. **

Digital copies of the winning papers are maintained in the Digital Library. View the 2021 Falvey Scholars Awards virtual booklet.


Falvey Memorial Library and the Center for Research and Fellowships are proud to announce the 2022 Falvey Scholar Award Winners:

Nadjulia Constant and Daryl Jucar

  • Project Title: “Minority Stress and Effects on Cardiovascular Health in African Americans”
  • Faculty Mentor: Theresa Capriotti, PhD

Christopher DiLullo

  • Project Title: “Media on Media: How Media Trade Publications View Streaming Services Compared With Legacy Media”
  • Faculty Mentor: Allyson Levin, PhD

Addison Drone

  • Project Title: “50 Years of Sports Teams in Work Teams Research: Missed Opportunities and New Directions for Studying Team Processes”
  • Faculty Mentor: Narda Quigley, PhD

Nicole Garcia

  • Project Title: “Metal-catalyzed synthesis of isoprene polymers with optimized isomer distribution”
  • Faculty Mentor: Deanna Zubris, PhD

Alec Henderson

  • Project Title: “Mapping Habitat Suitability of the American Chestnut in Pennsylvania: Can we Restore this Foundational Tree to our Forests?”
  • Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Santoro, Professor, and Peleg Kremer, PhD

Mai Khuc

  • Project Title: “Cost Estimation Tools for Data Center Two-Phase Cooling with Vapor Recompression-based Heat Recovery”
  • Faculty Mentor: Aaron Wemhoff, PhD

Erica Mallon

  • Project Title: “Dsk2 interacts with polyubiquitinated substrates to reciprocally induce sedimentation”
  • Faculty Mentor: Daniel Kraut, PhD

 


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