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Register for the Intersectional Reflections Dinner Discussion on 3/20!


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This spring semester the Office of Graduate Studies in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has presented a series of community discussions titled “Intersectional Reflections.” Events in the series have celebrated the diversity in Graduate Studies and invited us to explore the influence of our own identities along our academic journeys and how we can be allies to those who do not share our identities.

The third Intersectional Reflections Dinner and Discussion, which will take place on Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. in the Grad Center Lounge in Vasey Hall, will focus on First Generation Student Identity. Join us as we enjoy a delicious meal and hear about the academic journeys of a panel of faculty, staff, and graduate students who come from backgrounds where they were the first in their family to navigate the realm of higher education. Graduate students, staff, and faculty of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.

Seating is limited, and registration is required for planning purposes. Registration for this event is open now but will close on Monday, March 18 at 9 a.m., or when capacity is reached.

Learn more about the Intersectional Reflections series here. This event is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.



Join us for the CLAS Graduate Research Symposium on Friday, Oct. 27

Research is an essential part of the graduate student experience in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova. Ranging from Biology and Chemistry to History and Philosophy, CLAS graduate students pursue a wide variety of fascinating research projects. The symposium will feature live oral and poster presentations along with a meet and greet with the presenters and graduate faculty. Please join the CLAS Office of Graduate Studies to support and celebrate graduate research on Friday, Oct. 27. Oral presentations will take place at 1 p.m. in the Dougherty Hall East Lounge followed by poster presentations at 3 p.m. in the Connelly Center Art Gallery. Refreshments will be served, and we look forward to seeing you there!

This ACS approved event, sponsored by the CLAS Office of Graduate Studies and co-sponsored by Falvey Library and the Center for Graduate Research and Education, is free and open to the public.



2022 CONCEPT Journal Release: Recognizing Excellence in Graduate Student Scholarship

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In April, a virtual event was held to celebrate the release of the 2022 edition of CONCEPT,  the scholarly journal of graduate students in the Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). This year’s edition of CONCEPT marks the 45th volume in the series.

Hosted by Emory Woodard, PhD, Dean, Graduate Studies in CLAS, the virtual recognition ceremony served as an opportunity to learn more about the multi-faceted process of getting CONCEPT prepared for publication. From enlisting faculty and graduate students to serve as editors and peer reviewers, carefully evaluating the many student submissions, and painstakingly editing student work—there are many steps involved in this great undertaking. At the event, students and faculty discussed their experiences working on production of the journal. You can view the event here.

CONCEPT accepts papers from graduate students in the arts and sciences and seeks to feature exceptional interdisciplinary work. It is published in partnership with the Office of Graduate Studies in CLAS and Falvey Library.

This year’s edition features papers covering a wide range of subjects, including Theatre, Psychology, English, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Human Resources Development, and Classical Studies.

We would like to especially highlight the work of two outstanding graduate student employees at Falvey Library: Emily Poteat and Ethan Shea. Poteat, a history major, is a graduate assistant for Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement and Villanova’s Irish Studies Program. Her paper is titled, “Operation Barbarossa and Hitler’s War on the Eastern Front.” Shea, an English major, is a graduate assistant for the Communication and Marketing department. His piece is titled “The Unracing of Whiteness in Heart of Darkness.”

We are also proud to recognize the efforts of Library staff member Dave Uspal for his technical support of the journal. He is a member of the Technology Services department at Falvey Library.

Check out the article by Graduate Studies CLAS to learn more about the virtual event and to learn more about papers featured in the current issue, which is available in digital and print formats.

Falvey would like to congratulate the many faculty, staff, and students that made CONCEPT 2022 possible!

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Regina Duffy is a Communication and Marketing Manager on the Communication and Marketing team in Falvey Memorial Library.




Last Modified: June 13, 2022

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