The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/11)
TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…
Department of English Spring Reception. 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Open house for students looking to pursue a major or minor in the subject area. Questions? Contact: Michael Berthold
Philosophy Talk: Networking. 2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Nik Fogle
Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge. The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation. Participants gather to play video games in a safe and fun environment. The VEEC is always accepting new members. Open to all. Come join in for games and fun. Questions? Contact: Matthew Pasquale
SAVE THE DATE…
Reading Villanova: Science and the Soul. Tuesday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Several prominent Villanova scholars present: “Science and the Soul” as part of the Reading Villanova series. Douglas E. Norton, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mary-Angela Papalaskari, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Computing Sciences, Heidi Rose, PhD, Department of Communication will share their thoughts with us at this event, which is the first event this semester in the Reading Villanova series.
Intrigued by the growing popularity of emerging scholarly communication channels such as Researchgate.com, Academia.edu, Social Science Research Network and Mendeley, Falvey Library is planning a brown bag panel discussion on the Perils and Promise of Scholarly Social Networks. Interested faculty will be invited to attend on Wednesday, March 16th, 12 – 1:30, room 204. We are hoping to exchange ideas about why researchers use these scholarly social networks, which ones are preferable, what features and attributes are beneficial or unfavorable, and perhaps even broach some of their more controversial aspects. A librarian will preface the discussion with a very a brief presentation on the origins of academic social networking sites and the collaborative tools they offer. Brown bag lunch, beverages and cookies provided.
Happening @ ‘Nova
Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!
Physics Colloquium: Today!
Dr. Paul Halpern, from the University of the Sciences of Philadelphia, will be giving a talk entitled “Einstein and Schrodinger’s Pursuit of a Unified Field Theory “: The talk will be on Friday, March 11, 2:30 p.m., Mendel 341, 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome! Questions? Contact: Christine Ciocco
Fashion Forward: Lessons in Law and Business for Fashion Entrepreneurs: Today!
The Law School hosts the Second Annual Fashion Law Symposium, Fashion Forward: Lessons in Law and Business for Fashion Entrepreneurs, Friday, March 11, 12-3:45 p.m. in room 102. This year’s event explores fashion entrepreneurship, trademark and licensing issues and the importance of business relationships when building and monetizing a brand. Open to the Villanova Community and the public, this symposium brings together fashion experts and trendsetters in the industry, including Lori Kinkade, VP Corporate Counsel and Compliance at David’s Bridal. Questions? Contact: Chelsea Gerrard
Russian Area Studies Talk- 3/14
Join us in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner today at 3 pm for a lecture by Angela Brintlinger on “The Genre of Human Voices: Svetlana Alexievich.” In her talk, Brintlinger will focus on the unique genre of Alexievich’s work and how she channeled the voices of Soviet and post-Soviet people, creating “monuments” in words. This talk is presented by Russian Area Studies, the Department of English and Global and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Questions? Contact: Fr. Joseph Loya
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Paul McCartney became Sir Paul McCartney on this day in 1997. Queen Elizabeth II knighted McCartney at Buckingham Palace in Central London. The reason for his knighthood? His service to music, of course! Even non-fans of The Beatles have to admit the huge influence they’ve had on rock and modern music. You can check out Paul McCartney: From Liverpool to Let it Be from our stacks today.
“I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn’t weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird.”
– Sir Paul McCartney