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Smashing the Liquor Machine Book Talk

On Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m., Dr. Mark Lawrence Schrad will give a book talk on Smashing the Liquor Machine in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner. The event is free and open to the public. All visitors to campus, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks inside campus buildings. 

About Mark Schrad, PhD 

Mark Lawrence Schrad is an Associate Professor of Political Science in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Russian politics and history, post-communist democratization, comparative politics, international law, international organizations, and globalization. 

About Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition 

In a new book, Smashing the Liquor Machine (Oxford University Press, 2021), Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD, offers an international history of alcohol prohibition—redefining it as a progressive, global, pro-justice movement that affected virtually every significant world leader from the 18th through the early 20th centuries.  

Smashing the Liquor Machine offers a wide-ranging, revisionist history of the effort to ban the predatory liquor traffic—and corrects distortions about those who supported Prohibition across the centuries. He examines anti-alcohol movement around the globe through the experiences of pro-temperance leaders like Vladimir Lenin, Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and anti-colonial activists across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In addition, he places temperance in a global context, showing how the movement often aligned with progressivism, social justice, liberal self-determination, democratic socialism, labor rights, women’s rights, and indigenous rights. 

Smashing the Liquor Machine gives voice to minority and subaltern figures who resisted the global liquor industry, and further highlights that the impulses that led to the temperance movement were far more progressive and variegated than American readers have been led to believe. 

More About Temperance 

If you are interested in learning more about the temperance movement, check out this Special Collections and Digital Library exhibit on the 19th century writings of Samuel Alanson Lane. Lane was a strong supporter of the temperance movement and traveled the country talking at various temperance conventions. The exhibit includes writings from Lane as well as temperance propaganda, advertisements, and pledges.  

Other Books by Mark Lawrence Schrad 

Schrad, M. L. (2014). Vodka politics: Alcohol, autocracy, and the secret history of the Russian state. Oxford University Press. 

Schrad, M. L. (2010). The political power of bad ideas: Networks, institutions, and the global prohibition wave. Oxford University Press. 


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


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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: https://villanova.zoom.us/j/98337578849

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.

GET TO KNOW GALE’S BRITISH LIBRARY NEWSPAPERS (Tuesday, April 13, 12 p.m.)

  • 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: https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cbyS0ENvSwmKq8Ntdsas0w

COURSE MATERIALS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AT VILLANOVA WORKSHOP (Wednesday, April 14, 12:30 p.m.)

  • 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: https://villanova.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpceCgrDMsEtKvuA9QzKv4VNbD9YiOODkQ
  • For more information about the Affordable Materials Project, please visit: https://library.villanova.edu/amp/index.html

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

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  • 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: https://villanova.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlduyrrTkoGNAw5I3RwpJAxEU9dI3CzNyM

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: https://explore.villanova.edu/register/CLAS_Concept_Apr22_21
  • For more information about CONCEPT, please visit: http://concept.journals.villanova.edu/

FALVEY FRIDAYS—POLICY MAP/SOCIAL EXPLORER (Friday, April 23, 11 a.m.)

  • 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: https://villanova.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscOGtqTwuGN1SqGzFYONpmNA65dIQ5H_h

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: https://villanova.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvceyvrDwiH9S3DIipMf5IBH_3VsfEUfrf

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

 

 


 


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Scholarship@Villanova Event: Roundtable Discussion on “We Have Been Here All Along: Gender, American Literature, and White Supremacy”

Join us on Tuesday, March 16, 7:30-9 p.m., to celebrate the publication of Gender in American Literature and Culture—the latest addition to a new Cambridge University Press series that seeks to understand the cultural forces that have brought us to our vexed contemporary moment—by attending this virtual roundtable discussion with the book’s co-editor and three contributors. Examining texts from early America to the present, the volume demonstrates how rigid inscriptions of gender have perpetuated a legacy of violence and exclusion in the United States.

Speakers include Travis Foster, PhD, Associate Professor of English and Academic Director of Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS), Villanova University; Jean M. Lutes, PhD, Professor of English, Villanova University; Brigitte Fielder, PhD, Associate Professor of the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Seulghee Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and English Literature at the University of South Carolina.

This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, and the Department of English, is free and open to the public.

Please REGISTER by following this link:

https://villanova.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdeqvrTwpEtwTh7gsQVFOEU6NpsfgRbw4

Once registered, you will be sent a link to this event. Interested in purchasing the book? Use code GALC20 for 20% off this title from Cambridge University Press.

Looking for more GWS resources? Check out the Women’s History Month blog curated by Susan Turkel, Social Sciences Librarian. For help with your research, please contact the GWS Librarian Jutta Seibert. Explore the panelists’ scholarship before the event with resources made available to you by Falvey Memorial Library:


Sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, Scholarship@Villanova events are dedicated to recognition of the scholarly publications, ongoing research, and other intellectual contributions of faculty members from all six colleges of Villanova University. Growing out of a longstanding tradition of faculty research and book talks in Falvey, Scholarship@Villanova developed in the spring of 2004. Falvey hosts several lectures in the series per year, including a talk by the Outstanding Faculty Research Award recipient.  


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

 

 


 


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Cat in the Stax: Connecting Virtually

College is all about meeting and connecting with new people from all over the country that normally you wouldn’t get an opportunity to interact with if you stayed in your small town. Unfortunately, the last year has made it really difficult to form and maintain those relationships. Below are some ways to stay safe, mask up, but still connect with friends, new and old.

Virtual Study Sessions
This was one idea my undergraduate roommate had as a way for us to spend time together despite the fact we were both super busy in grad school and hundreds of miles apart. We pick a time that works well for both of us, find our own, safe study space, then hop in a Zoom room to study at the same time. Our fields couldn’t be more different, but the important part is being able to spend time together, like we used to when we had study sessions back at Delaware. 

Attending NEW Events
Walking into a room full of people you don’t know to hear a speaker on a topic you’re unfamiliar with can be super intimidating. However, with Zoom events, you can feel free to leave your camera off and no one will even know you’re there! And who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new topic you enjoy learning more about or see the name of someone you have a class with also at the event and make a new connection!

To view a list of upcoming events hosted by Falvey click here. To check out the latest Villanova Theatre production, Songs for a New World, click here

Fresh Air
Going for walks, masked up, around Villanova’s beautiful campus is another way to connect with new and old friends while still staying safe. Swing by the library to pick-up some books, grab some food, loop around campus, and then go your separate ways back to your building or house. Being outdoors is a safer way to connect and is a great way to take a break from studying (if you don’t believe me, read any of my stress reliever blogs from last semester). 

What new ways have you been able to connect with people this past year that you’ve never thought of before?

 


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


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Join us for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Virtual Series Events

By Regina Duffy

In the run-up to Election Day on Nov. 3, Falvey Memorial Library is working with a group of campus partners to present a lineup of virtual events that’s intended to spark meaningful dialogue within the Villanova Community. This election cycle falls during a pivotal moment for the United States; not only are grappling with a global pandemic, but also we are confronting many issues of social justice as a nation. Our virtual events will feature several faculty experts from across Villanova who will explore topics related to the contentious presidential race during this unsettling time. Join us to learn more and be a part of the conversation.

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Camille Burge, PhD, on “Examining the Roles of Race and Emotions in the 2020 Election”

First up in the series is Camille Burge, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, who will discuss “Examining the Roles of Race and Emotions in the 2020 Election” on Thursday, Oct. 8, 1-2 p.m. During the talk, Dr. Burge will address how we’re all feeling during this pandemic as well as our collective emotional reactions to a number of issues, including police brutality, #BlackLivesMatter, protests, #MeToo, hyperpolarization, and more.

Zoom join link for event attendees: https://villanova.zoom.us/j/94050688544

Note: Attendees must be logged into a Zoom account to be able to access this webinar.

 

 

 

Matthew R. Kerbel, PhD,  on “The State of the Contest, Election Day, and What Happens Next”

Next, please join us for a talk by Matthew R. Kerbel, PhD, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Professor, Department of Political Science, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 1-2 p.m., for Matt Kerbel Headshotan update on the state of the contest and a discussion of what things could look like on Election Day and during the weeks afterwards. Dr. Kerbel will describe how in the midst of a pandemic and with an incumbent casting doubt on the legitimacy of the vote, Americans are going to the polls to decide an election that could have more far-reaching consequences than any in our lifetime.

Zoom join link for event attendees: https://villanova.zoom.us/j/92278872069

Note: Attendees must be logged into a Zoom account to be able to access this webinar.

 

 

 

Faculty Panel on “The Meaning of an Election in a Pandemic Year”

Finally, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.,  join us for a panel of faculty experts who will discuss the meaning of the election in a pandemic year. Billie Murray, PhD, Associate Collage of Billie Murray, Danielle Gadson and Tim HornerProfessor, Department of Communication, will discuss how the recent movement for Black lives has influenced the 2020 election, and how such movements can also work to transcend electoral politics. Danielle N. Gadson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, will talk about how fodder for single-issue politics in past elections, the ubiquitous effects of public health policy will be a critical consideration this election year for every voting demographic. Tim Horner, DPhil, Teaching Professor, Center for Peace and Justice Education, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program, will give us a global perspective of the upcoming election.

Zoom join link for event attendees: https://villanova.zoom.us/j/97949390141

Note: Attendees must be logged into a Zoom account to be able to access this webinar.

 

This ACS-approved event series is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library in collaboration with the Center for Peace and Justice Education, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Communication, the Department of Public Administration, and Let’s Vote Nova. Join us and make sure that you get out and vote!


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Regina Duffy is a Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: Celebrate Black History Month on Campus

By Kallie Stahl

Flyer of Black History Month events.


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


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Halloween tricks and treats with Distinctive Collections staff

Distinctive Collections staff hosted a Halloween Open House yesterday, with spooky treasures on display in the Rare Book Room and treats in Room 206 across the hall. Laura Bang, Distinctive Collections Librarian, and Rebecca Oviedo, Distinctive Collections Coordinator, welcomed visitors in the Rare Book Room while Beaudry Rae Allen, Preservation & Digital Archivist, dished up treats in Room 206. Our featured treat was a Prohibition-era mocktail called the St. Augustine. We also had people point out spooky spots on a campus map. It was a spooktacular event! (Click the images below to see them larger.)

Halloween event sign next to the door.

The entrance to the Rare Book Room.

Two students looking at material in cases.

We had spooky treasures on display in cases and on a table in the Rare Book Room.

Four people looking at books on a table.

Three students looking at books on a table.

Meanwhile, across the hall in Room 206, we had lots of treats.

Beaudry served up our featured treat, the St. Augustine mocktail (vanilla ice cream, vanilla and strawberry syrups, and club soda).

Visitors added stickers to a map of Villanova to mark haunted spots on campus.

The map with spooky spots. Beware!

Library staff in costumes, left to right: Chris Hallberg, Sarah Wingo, Kallie Stahl, Laura Bang, Rebecca Oviedo, Beaudry Rae Allen, Shawn Proctor.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by! You can find many of the materials that were on display in the Rare Book Room in our Digital Library.

Photos in this post were taken by Laura Bang, Annabelle Humiston, Rebecca Oviedo, and Daniella Snyder.


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E-book Summit: Wednesday

The Falvey Library Professional Development Committee invites you to attend a virtual summit hosted by Library Journal on eBooks on Wednesday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the instruction room. Highlights of the program include:

  • *An address by Ray Kurzweil, inventor of the optical character recognition, voice recognition programs and music synthesizer and author of many books on how to live a long, healthy life
  • *Panel on how Ebooks impact libraries
  • *Discussion of the academic track on the Google book settlement.

Cookies and beverages will be served. For additional information:
http://ebook-summit.com/program/

If you have questions, please contact: linda.hauck@villanova.edu


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Upcoming Library Events

There are several exciting library events approaching!

Want to know who the next president will be?  Lara Brown has some ideas, today at 4:00pm in the Falvey cafe/lounge.

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Falvey Library Open House – Students can enter to win an iPad, Kindle, or Sony Reader!

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Dr. Mercedes Julia will be discussing her new book!

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Need some business skills?  These workshops are offered in Bartley Hall!  Communication majors may be especially interested in the workshop on advertising, offered October 18th and 20th.

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Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391


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