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Celebrate Student Research at Villanova on Friday, Nov. 11

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Mark your calendars! Friday, November 11, 2022,  is an important day on campus as we celebrate excellence in graduate and undergraduate research at Villanova University!

The Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF) invites all to attend the Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, November 11th from 1-4 p.m. in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center! Undergraduates from all colleges who engaged in research will share their work with you and the Villanova community through poster and oral presentations on a variety of topics. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the research happening in our community. The fourth volume of Villanova’s peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal, Veritas: Villanova Research Journal (VVRJ), will also be available at the symposium for all to enjoy. For more information on the event, please visit our webpage or contact crfresearch@villanova.edu.

Grad CLAS Symposium

The Office of Graduate Studies (CLAS) invites the Villanova Community to support and celebrate the research of graduate students on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. Oral presentations will take place in the Connelly Cinema followed by poster presentations in the Art Gallery.

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. For this symposium, students were invited to use the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) format to submit a three-minute video about their work. Students were instructed to prepare to address a broad, non-specialist audience. The symposium will feature live oral and poster presentations from the top submissions along with a meet and greet with the presenters and graduate faculty. Refreshments will be served and we look forward to seeing you there!

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

Please be sure to help us honor the outstanding work of both our undergraduate and graduate students at Villanova!


 


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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.

 


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Save the Date: The 32nd Annual Gender & Women’s Studies Conference


Back from a two-year hiatus, Villanova’s 32nd Annual Gender & Women’s Studies (GWS) Conference will take place on Friday, March 25, from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Connelly Center. Join Villanova GWS for an exciting day full day of panels and performances by Villanova undergraduate and graduate students from across the university. Additionally, complimentary breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be available throughout the day.

This year’s keynote luncheon will feature a lecture by Dr. Erin Murphy of Boston University, entitled “Amazons and Zombies: Margaret Cavendish’s Soldiers, Gender, and the Paradoxes of War.” You can pre-register for the keynote luncheon and view the full day schedule here. The GWS Conference counts as an official University absence, which means that students have permission to miss classes in order to attend.

If you are interested in volunteering on the day of the conference, please email gws@villanova.edu.

Looking for more GWS resources? Explore the GWS research guide or contact Jutta Seibert, Director of Research Services & Scholarly Engagement, GWS Librarian, for a research consultation.


 


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