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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/11)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: March 11, 2016
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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…Science and the Soul Collage

 

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.


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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.

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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


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/10)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: March 10, 2016
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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. in Room 205. Questions? Contact: Michael J Pennington

OUS: Guest Speaker Ellen Mossman, Esq. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Michael J Pennington


SAVE THE DATE…

PS3-controller-300x220Tomorrow! Join the Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge of Falvey Memorial Library for some fun. 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.


 

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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.

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Happening @ ‘Nova

Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

Lockdown Drill Announcement: Today!
Thursday, March 10, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the University will be conducting a live, campus-wide lockdown drill. The drill is being conducted as part of our continuing effort to enhance the safety and security of the Villanova campus. The drill is expected to take approximately 30 minutes and will involve a minimal disruption to the University community. Please go to the link below for further information and instructions.
For additional information:
http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/publicsafety/emergency-procedures
/LockdownDrillAnnouncement.html
Questions? Contact: John Shuter

Physics Colloquium: 3/11
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

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


DID YOU KNOW—

Looking for something fun, nearby and inexpensive to do this weekend?

Art and Architecture Tours of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts are free.

Kimmel Center architecture
“Come for an in-depth look at the Kimmel Center’s architecture. This walk along the Avenue of the Arts allows you to view the Center in the context of the cityscape. Tour artworks on display throughout the Kimmel Center, including the Moore Galleries and the recently installed Percent for Art collection. This tour is approximately 90 minutes in duration. Call ahead to schedule your tour.”

Also, check out these Free at the Kimmel events.


#TBT

How do you show support for VU?! These students went all out back in 2002! #NovaNation #MakeUsProud

2002 yearbook, villanova pride, school spirit, students 2002, #4 caption


AS MAD AS A MARCH HARE

You’ve heard of March Madness, but have you ever placed bets on a wildlife bracket? Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal to find out all about how some interesting animals tangle in head-to-head combat. The fun yet educational competitive endeavor has some solid animal science behind it, too, and uses factors from size and body mass to temperament to calculate possible outcomes from matchup to matchup. In the article you’ll find the 2016 Mammal March Madness bracket for your own prediction purposes.

rabbit


This week in Villanova history. 

Jim Sears, 1991 baseball team captain

Jim Sears, 1991 baseball team captain

It’s spring and baseball has begun. “Baseball sprints to 6-2 start.” The Villanovan reported that, while the team lost their first two games, they won their next six and “the ‘Cats … are hoping to participate in the College World Series …”  The Villanovan, Vol 66, No. 16 (March 15, 1991), p. 36. Bound volumes are housed in the University Archives in Falvey.


QUOTE OF THE DAY
Women’s History Month

Last July, Dr. Jennifer Welter became the first female NFL coach. With 14 seasons of women’s pro football and a gig as a running back for the Texas Revolution (a men’s professional football indoor league), Dr. Welter has the athletic experience – but on top of that, she also has a master’s degree in sports psychology and a PhD in psychology! (By the way, if you’re interested in sports psychology, check out our holdings.) As for her NFL experience, she coached inside linebackers for the Arizona Cardinals’ training camp and preseason.

Coach Jen Welter stands alongside Arizon Cardinals football players

Christian Petersen / Getty Images

“I’ve thought of all the reasons why I might be the wrong person to do this. ‘You’re too small, you’re too this, you’re too that.’ The truth is if I can change the game, literally, for any of those girls, it’s worth it. Because it’s really not about me. It’s about them and the future of the sport.”

– Dr. Jennifer Welter


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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

IGR Brown Bag Lunch. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Room 205. Questions? Contact: Brighid Dwyer

“Transgender in the Nineteenth Century” presented by Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University). 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Room 205. Dr. Rachel Mesch received her BA from Yale College (1993), her MA from Columbia University (1995), and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania (2000). A specialist in nineteenth century French literature, Dr. Mesch’s main areas of research and teaching include naturalism and decadence, women writers, gender studies, the French Enlightenment, and the Belle Epoque. She has published articles on women writers of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, and is the author of The Hysteric’s Revenge: French Women Writers at the Fin De Siècle. Questions? Contact: Joyce Harden

Tolle Lege Literary Society. 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m in the Learning Commons Lounge. All are welcome. Questions? Contact: Adam Vincent


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2016 US Presidential Election Panel. Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Several elite Villanova scholars will present on various aspects of the 2016 United States Presidential election. Billie Murray, PhD, Department of Communication, will respond to “Does Social Movement Rhetoric Matter in Elections?” Heidi Rose, PhD, Department of Communication, will speak on “Style, Substance and the Performance of Presidential Candidates.” Camille Burge, PhD, Department of Political Science, will answer the question “How Might Emotions Shape the 2016 Election?”


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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.

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Happening @ ‘Nova

Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

Learning to Pray Series: Today!
Please join us for our Learning to Pray Series. March 9 we will concentrate on Visio Divina. March 30 we will pray by walking the Labyrinth. April 6 we will practice Lectio Divina. Each prayer practice will be a mixture of instruction and actual practice. They will be held on Wednesdays, 12:45-1:30 p.m., in St. Rita Hall Community Room. Our next offering, Visio Divina, is a new spiritual discipline (a tool to encourage deeper intimacy and relationship with Christ) that is offered in hopes of helping you to see and perceive, learn and listen to what God would say to you through images, including paintings, icons, sculpture or any other visual expression. We will be using Rembrandt’s painting of the Prodigal Son as a focus of our meditation.
Questions? Contact: Linda Jaczynski

Innovation and Design “Yard Sale”: Today!
Join Villanova’s Innovation and Design class in the Idea Accelerator on Wednesday, March 9, 6:30-8 p.m., for an art gallery style presentation. We want your input to help us design a new program that will foster more creativity here at Villanova. Bring your own creativity and intuition with you as we brainstorm and discuss this exciting new opportunity. This is open to all faculty, staff, and students. The more input we get, the more capable we will be in building this new ICE experience. There will be food, interesting people, great conversation, and hopefully some inventive ideas. For additional information: http://www.villanovaice.com. Questions? Contact: ice@villanova.edu

Centering Prayer – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Our gathering times for the spring semester are Wednesdays 8:30-9AM &Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:45-1:15 p.m. in the St. Rita Hall Community Room. Centering prayer is space for quiet, meditative prayer that cultivates a place of rest and attentive presence in the midst of our busy and distracted lives. We gather in a small group and sit quietly together. No previous experience with centering prayer or meditation is necessary. Questions? Contact: John P. Edwards


WE’RE ALL MAD HERE

On Monday, March 21 at 5:30 in the ICE Center (basement of Falvey), the English Department will present an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Celebrating 150 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Venture forth for tea, cake, games, and dramatic readings. Costumes optional! Check out the English Department page for more.


DID YOU KNOW—

Looking for something fun, nearby and inexpensive to do this weekend? Free daily recitals on the world’s largest pipe organ are just a train ride away.
Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
Free daily recitals on the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ—lasting 45 minutes—are held throughout the year! Tickets and reservations are NOT required. Visitors are invited to see the console and meet the organist after the recitals!


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Do you know the origins of the “@” symbol? In computing, the symbol was chosen from a host of other symbols already included on a typewriter in 1971 to go between usernames and destination servers. But how about before then? “In 2000, the Italian academic Giorgio Stabile observed that many nations use different words for the @ symbol that describe how it looks. In Turkish it means “rose”, while in Norwegian it means “pig’s tail”. In Greek it is “duckling”, while in Hungarian it is “worm”.” Go figure! Read more from the BBC here.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

This Women’s History Month, let’s talk firsts: in 2010 (quite recently!), Kathryn Bigelow won an Oscar for best director for her film The Hurt Locker. Bigelow is indeed the first female director to win an Oscar, but far from the first female director. Check out Bigelow’s feature in the Conversations with Filmakers series, available online through Falvey.

kathryn bigelow

“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.”
– Kathryn Bigelow

Photograph by Joe Mabel


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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

OUS: Seton Hall Presentation. 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in Room 205. Questions? Contact: Michael J. Pennington


SAVE THE DATE…

To Strike for Freedom. Monday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Easter Rising commemoration ceremony. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, an important event in Ireland’s fight for independence. To commemorate this historic event, we will be hosting a celebration of Irish culture featuring readings and music performed by members of the Villanova community.


Perils and Promise of Scholarly Social Networks…

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!

Learning to Pray Series: 3/9
Please join us for our Learning to Pray Series. March 9 we will concentrate on Visio Divina. March 30 we will pray by walking the Labyrinth. April 6 we will practice Lectio Divina. Each prayer practice will be a mixture of instruction and actual practice. They will be held on Wednesdays, 12:45-1:30 p.m., in St. Rita Hall Community Room. Our next offering, Visio Divina, is a new spiritual discipline ( a tool to encourage deeper intimacy and relationship with Christ) that is offered in hopes of helping you to see and perceive, learn and listen to what God would say to you through images, including paintings, icons, sculpture or any other visual expression. We will be using Rembrandt’s painting of the Prodigal Son as a focus of our meditation.
Questions? Contact: Linda Jaczynski

Lockdown Drill Announcement: 3/10
Thursday, March 10, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the University will be conducting a live, campus-wide lockdown drill. The drill is being conducted as part of our continuing effort to enhance the safety and security of the Villanova campus. The drill is expected to take approximately 30 minutes and will involve a minimal disruption to the University community. Please go to the link below for further information and instructions.
For additional information:
http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/publicsafety/emergency-procedures
/LockdownDrillAnnouncement.html
Questions? Contact: John Shuter

Fashion Forward: Lessons in Law and Business for Fashion Entrepreneurs: 3/11
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


Fun, nearby and inexpensive!

Looking for something fun, nearby and inexpensive to do this weekend? Try Open Mic Night at the New Leaf Club in nearby Bryn Mawr. Local musician Adam Monaco hosts Open Mic every Thursday at 8 p.m.

Ashley Leone - a junior at Germantown Academy, seen here with Butch Serianni, a junior at GA, Mitch Beer, a GA graduate - will perform at New Leaf Club on Sept. 6. Photo by Derek Brad.

The next Open Mic occurs this Thursday, March 10. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m.; music goes until about 10 p.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public at the New Leaf Club, 1225 Montrose Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

It’s close to the Rosemont train station (just one stop away from the Villanova train station) or a 1-mile walk along Lancaster Ave.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today is National Proofreading Day. While they have fallen out of today’s educational curriculum (who proofreads print anymore? Screen = Green!), standard proofreading symbols are always good to know! In fact, we have a Handbook for Proofreading available in the stacks, and you can check out a list of common symbols care of The Chicago Manual of Style below. Happy editing!

CMOSproofmarks

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 


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SAVE THE DATE…Science and the Soul Collage

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.


Happening @ ‘Nova

Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

Learning to Pray Series: 3/9
Please join us for our Learning to Pray Series. March 9 we will concentrate on Visio Divina. March 30 we will pray by walking the Labyrinth. April 6 we will practice Lectio Divina. Each prayer practice will be a mixture of instruction and actual practice. They will be held on Wednesdays, 12:45-1:30 p.m., in St. Rita Hall Community Room. Our next offering, Visio Divina, is a new spiritual discipline (a tool to encourage deeper intimacy and relationship with Christ) that is offered in hopes of helping you to see and perceive, learn and listen to what God would say to you through images, including paintings, icons, sculpture or any other visual expression. We will be using Rembrandt’s painting of the Prodigal Son as a focus of our meditation.
Questions? Contact: Linda Jaczynski

Lockdown Drill Announcement: 3/10
Thursday, March 10, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the University will be conducting a live, campus-wide lockdown drill. The drill is being conducted as part of our continuing effort to enhance the safety and security of the Villanova campus. The drill is expected to take approximately 30 minutes and will involve a minimal disruption to the University community. Please go to the link below for further information and instructions.
For additional information:
http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/publicsafety/emergency-procedures
/LockdownDrillAnnouncement.html
Questions? Contact: John Shuter

Physics Colloquium: 3/11
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


Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Institute (ICE) in Falvey!
The Idea Accelerator, which is located on the lower level of Falvey Memorial Library, has been designed to promote increased, cross-college interaction within the Villanova community and a multidisciplinary approach to generating and advancing new ideas.

Through programs and initiatives as well as general space for gathering individuals from all corners of campus, we will intensify the collision of knowledge and information to spawn new solutions for social issues, commercial ventures, student organizations, academic research, curricular programs, and more.

Make sure to watch out for exciting ICE events in Falvey!

Ice, polar bear, ICE events, winter


“Not a list of the world’s indispensible literary criticism, but only my own, and only so far…”

man moving booksHave you ever moved…and have you ever moved books? Do you swear to yourself that you will never. ever. buy. another. book? Ever? Or, do you, like Jonathan Russell Clark, feel that the “weight is worth the lifting?” A very respectable list of the literary criticism volumes on his shelves graces his latest column. Many reside on our shelves as well, and there’s always ILL for the rest!


This week in Villanova history. Actually, this event was during Spring Break, 1991, twenty-five years ago. Thirty seven Villanova students volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Circleville, West Virginia, where they spent the week “in a dusty, one-room shelter.” For recreation they visited a local cave and climbed Seneca Rocks.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Happy birthday to race car driver Janet Guthrie, 79, the first female to qualify for and compete in the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500. Guthrie was originally an aerospace engineer before turning to race car driving full time.  One of the first elected to the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame, Guthrie’s helmet and suit are on display through the Smithsonian. This women’s history month, if you would like to learn more about women’s history in sports, check out Crossing Boundaries: An International Anthology of Women’s Experiences in Sport, available in our stacks.

race car driver janet guthrie poses for a photo with her race car

“It (racing) is a matter of spirit, not strength. It is a matter of doing your best each little moment. There’s never a break. You must have desire, a very intense desire to keep going.”
– Janet Guthrie

image via indycar.com


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2016 US Presidential Election Panel. Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Several elite Villanova scholars will present on various aspects of the 2016 United States Presidential election. Billie Murray, PhD, Department of Communication, will respond to “Does Social Movement Rhetoric Matter in Elections?” Heidi Rose, PhD, Department of Communication, will speak on “Style, Substance and the Performance of Presidential Candidates.” Camille Burge, PhD, Department of Political Science, will answer the question “How Might Emotions Shape the 2016 Election?”

 


Happening @ ‘Nova
Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

Men’s Basketball vs. DePaul: 3/1
Tickets have become available to purchase for the low price of $20 to the Men’s Basketball game vs. DePaul at the Pavilion on Tuesday, March 1. Faculty and staff will have two ways to purchase these tickets, at the Athletics Ticket Office in the Jake Nevin Field House or via the link below (enter promo code “CAMPUS” to purchase tickets online). Go Nova! For additional information: http://www.villanova.com/promo
Questions? Contact: tickets@villanova.edu

“Romans Decomposed: Senescence and Decline in the New Italian Cinema”: 3/17
The Italian Studies Program presents a lecture by Dr. Brendan Hennessey SUNY (Binghamton) March 17, 5 p.m., Idea Accelerator (Falvey Library) “Romans Decomposed: Senescence and Decline in the New Italian Cinema” Questions? Contact: Anne-Marie Joyce

Restorative Justice Conference: Practices for Healing: 3/18
Join us for a daylong conference at Villanova University to explore restorative justice principles and implementation. There will be a keynote speaker and various breakout sessions ranging from Mural Arts to Restorative Conferencing. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about restorative justice and connect with others who are concerned with improving the criminal justice system. Free for students, $10 general admission. For more information see: https://ce.iirp.edu/philadelphia-restorative-justice-conference/ Questions? Contact: Sharon Discher


Headshot of Ivan Turgenev

Turgenev

This Week in Villanova History.  “Generation Gap explored by ‘Nova Theatre,” was the headline for the brief announcement that the Villanova Theatre would perform “Nothing Sacred” on Feb. 20-24, 1991. The play was part of the theatre’s 1990-91 “Season of Masks and Mazes.” “Nothing Sacred,” written by George F. Walker, was adapted from Ivan Turgenev’s 1862 novel, Fathers and Sons.

 


WHAT’S THE SECRET TO STILL DANCING AT 106?

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News from Washington, D.C. doesn’t usually become the highlight of our day, but we want to share this item released about 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin’s visit to the White House this week. In order to illustrate the changes that have occurred during the ten decades of Virginia’s life, particularly for African-American women, The Guardian released a list of black women who created the world that made it possible for Virginia to live long enough to see the first African American president and first lady. As writer Syreeta McFadden put it, “To watch 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin’s pure elation in meeting the nation’s first African American president and first lady is more than just confection. For black women born early in the 20th century, when the nation suppressed the civil, social and economic liberties of African Americans, when American society actively resisted the humanity of African Americans, to be alive and witness this particular historical moment – McLaurin’s dance of joy is celebration hard earned and won.”

It’s well worth your time to watch the video and experience Virginia’s joy – it just might make your day!


KIDS, DOGS, AND READING

The Humane Society of Missouri has a very cool program: the Shelter Buddies Reading Program. The purpose? Socialize shy dogs and help kids read to an audience that will never judge them. The goal for the kids is to gain reading confidence; the goal for the dogs is to encourage them to approach humans more willingly at the front of their kennels to increase their chances of adoption – and, more generally, to improve their overall socialization with little humans. Read more here!

little boy reads to shy shelter dog through the glass.

Photo (c) Humane Society of Missouri


QUOTE OF THE DAY
Black History Month

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, born April 16, 1947, is an all-time leading scorer in the NBA. Abdul-Jabbar played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the L.A. Lakers. He has also coached, authored, and acted – all in addition to being a record six-time NBA MVP! As a best-selling author, Abdul-Jabbar wrote several books, including Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement, with Alan Steinberg, What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African American Inventors with Raymond Obstfeld, and Mycroft Holmes.

kareem abdul-jabbar spins a basketball atop his pen

AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano

“I’m not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


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2016 Literary Festival & Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring Asali Solomon, PhD. Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with Villanova University’s 18th Annual Literary Festival presents the Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring author Asali Solomon, PhD. Dr. Solomon is the author of the novel Disgruntled.  She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for her stories collected in Get Down, her first book; the volume was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2007 she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Dr. Solomon teaches English at Haverford College. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. At the event, Dr. Solomon will read selections from her novel Disgruntled.


Happening @ ‘Nova
Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

Men’s Basketball vs. DePaul: 3/1
Tickets have become available to purchase for the low price of $20 to the Men’s Basketball game vs. DePaul at the Pavilion on Tuesday, March 1. Faculty and staff will have two ways to purchase these tickets, at the Athletics Ticket Office in the Jake Nevin Field House or via the link below (enter promo code “CAMPUS” to purchase tickets online). Go Nova! For additional information: http://www.villanova.com/promo
Questions? Contact: tickets@villanova.edu

Special Mentoring Event for Students Studying Languages: 3/16
March 16, 4-6 p.m., Dougherty West Lounge. Alumni and working professionals looking to give back to the University will visit campus to mentor our undergraduate students who are studying languages and literatures at Villanova. They’ll participate in engaging and informative discussions with fellow students, alumni, and area working professionals, all in an effort to share knowledge and best practices for exploring career and internship opportunities. They may RSVP with this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/romance-languages-and-literatures-alumni-and-student-mentoring-event-tickets-19894452844 Questions? Contact: Kathryn Szumanski

“Romans Decomposed: Senescence and Decline in the New Italian Cinema”: 3/17
The Italian Studies Program presents a lecture by Dr. Brendan Hennessey SUNY (Binghamton) March 17, 5 p.m., Idea Accelerator (Falvey Library) “Romans Decomposed: Senescence and Decline in the New Italian Cinema” Questions? Contact: Anne-Marie Joyce


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There is never a shortage of school spirit in ‘Nova Nation! Our throwback pic this week is from the 1996 yearbook. Throw up your \\//!

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BOOKENDS

Whether you’re heading home or heading to the beach, take some popular fiction with you! Try The Girl who slept with God if you want something inspirational. Or maybe you want a romance that’s off the beaten path, like Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders. You’ll find these new titles and more on the Popular Reading shelves on the first floor near the front desk.


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Black History Month

Nat King Cole (1919-1965) began his music career as a jazz pianist, quick to become a popular and now legendary jazz vocal artist. He is famous for hits like “Unforgettable,” “Autumn Leaves,” and, of course, “The Christmas Song.” He has been inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame, and awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. But did you know he was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his influence on early rock and roll and the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame for his influence on Latin music? In our stacks you’ll find Driving the King: A Novel, a 2015 book by Ravi Howard that reimagines the civil rights era and features Nat King Cole as a character.

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“I’m an interpreter of stories. When I perform it’s like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories.” – Nat King Cole


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/24)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 24, 2016
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2016 Open Mic Event. The Department of English and Falvey Memorial Library’s annual Open Mic event will take place on Wednesday, April 20, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in the library’s Speakers’ Corner. Class of 2016 Creative Writing Contestants, other students and members of the University community will share original work and favorite poems, ranging from the humorous to the thought-provoking to the sublime.  Whether you have a poem or a creative-writing excerpt you’d like to share or you just want to listen, the Department of English and Falvey Memorial Library invite you to enjoy this entertaining and memorable celebration of poetry and creative writing.

 


Happening @ ‘Nova
Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

Introduction to Centering Prayer: Today!
Centering prayer is a popular method of contemplative prayer or Christian meditation, placing a strong emphasis on interior silence. Come to a 45-minute introduction to this prayer style in which there will be time for an explanation of the prayer practice as well as time to practice it. Introduction to Centering Prayer will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 12:45-1:30 p.m., in St. Rita Hall Community Room. All are welcome. Questions? Contact: Linda Jaczynski

Microfinance Targeting the World’s Poorest: Today!
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in Bartley 1011, Tom Shaw, CRS’ Senior Advisor for Microfinance, will share his experience and insights on how Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) are creating economic opportunities for more than 1.5 million people living in the world’s most impoverished areas. SILC is helping community members (especially women) form groups, pool their savings, and make loans to each other. Shaw will share his experience with current microfinance projects in Madagascar and discuss with students job opportunities in international development in general and with CRS. Questions? Contact: Suzanne Toton

Men’s Basketball vs. DePaul: 3/1
Tickets have become available to purchase for the low price of $20 to the Men’s Basketball game vs. DePaul at the Pavilion on Tuesday, March 1. Faculty and staff will have two ways to purchase these tickets, at the Athletics Ticket Office in the Jake Nevin Field House or via the link below (enter promo code “CAMPUS” to purchase tickets online). Go Nova! For additional information: http://www.villanova.com/promo
Questions? Contact: tickets@villanova.edu


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THE BOOKS BEHIND THE OSCAR NOMINATIONS

The book is always better, but it’s no secret that movies can stir renewed interest in the books that the films are based on. According to Publishers Weekly, six out of eight of this year’s Best Picture nominations are based on books, as are all of the films that feature the Best Actor nominees. You’ll find a handful of hot items on our shelves, such as Room, Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs and The Big Short. For anything else that may strike your fancy, check out our speedy ILL/E-ZBorrow services!


Michelle Bennett, track star

This Week in Villanova History. “Runners capture the Big East.” “The Wildcats traveled to Syracuse University to compete against their conference rivals … and returned triumphant. ‘Nova outran everyone en route to its eighth championship in the meet’s nine-year history.” Pictured is Michelle Bennett, one of the track stars.  The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 15 (Feb. 22, 1991), p. 36. Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives.

 


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Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931) was one of the first physicians ever to perform open heart surgery in the U.S. He is also responsible for founding the first interracial hospital staffed with interracial workers in 1891. The hospital, Provident Hospital and Training School for Nurses, was also – as its name implies – the first interracial school for nurses in the country.

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“A people who don’t make provision for their own sick and suffering are not worthy of civilization.” – Dr. Daniel Hale Williams


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/23)

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  • Posted Date: February 23, 2016
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2016 US Presidential Election Panel. Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Several elite Villanova scholars will present on various aspects of the 2016 United States Presidential election. Billie Murray, PhD, Department of Communication, will respond to “Does Social Movement Rhetoric Matter in Elections?” Heidi Rose, PhD, Department of Communication, will speak on “Style, Substance and the Performance of Presidential Candidates.” Camille Burge, PhD, Department of Political Science, will answer the question “How Might Emotions Shape the 2016 Election?”

 


Happening @ ‘Nova
Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

Behind Zootopia: Today!
Join the Department of Communication for a special one-hour behind the scenes look at Disney’s next animated feature Zootopia due in theaters March 4. Directors Rich Moore and Byron Howard will be on-hand to answer questions about the animation presentation and the filmmaking and animation process. The event takes place in Connelly Cinema Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Questions? Contact: Sandra Kearney

Film–GRINGO TRAILS—Back by Popular Demand: 2/24
Must See Film Before Spring Break! GRINGO TRAILS, Wednesday, Feb 24, 4:30 p.m., Old Falvey 104 (Entrance near Mendel). Are tourists destroying the planet—or saving it? How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed? From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand, and from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali, to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, GRINGO TRAILS traces stories over 30 years to show the dramatic long-term impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment. Sponsored by the Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric and the Cultural Studies Program. Questions? Contact: Karyn Hollis

Microfinance Targeting the World’s Poorest: 2/24
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in Bartley 1011, Tom Shaw, CRS’ Senior Advisor for Microfinance, will share his experience and insights on how Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) are creating economic opportunities for more than 1.5 million people living in the world’s most impoverished areas. SILC is helping community members (especially women) form groups, pool their savings, and make loans to each other. Shaw will share his experience with current microfinance projects in Madagascar and discuss with students job opportunities in international development in general and with CRS. Questions? Contact: Suzanne Toton


QUOTE OF THE DAY
Black History Month

Scott Joplin (1867-1917) was a famous ragtime composer. His most well-known pieces are probably “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer.” Overall, he wrote an impressive 44 ragtime pieces. But did you know that Joplin was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976? This followed the 1975 Broadway production of Joplin’s ragtime opera Treemonisha (VHS available in our stacks). In addition to the video previous linked, you can check out a great Scott Joplin biography. Check out a clip from the 1977 movie Scott Joplin below.

“Syncopations are no indication of light or trashy music, and to shy bricks at ‘hateful ragtime’ no longer passes for musical culture.” – Scott Joplin



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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/22)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 22, 2016
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SAVE THE DATE…Asali Solomon

2016 Literary Festival & Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring Asali Solomon, PhD. Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with Villanova University’s 18th Annual Literary Festival presents the Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring author Asali Solomon, PhD. Dr. Solomon is the author of the novel Disgruntled.  She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for her stories collected in Get Down, her first book; the volume was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2007 she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Dr. Solomon teaches English at Haverford College. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. At the event, Dr. Solomon will read selections from her novel Disgruntled.

 


Happening @ ‘Nova
Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

What’s the big idea? – IdeaBounce®: Today!
The ICE Institute will host an IdeaBounce® for students, faculty, staff and community members interested in new and innovative ideas Monday, Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m., at the Idea Accelerator in the lower level of Falvey Memorial Library. Come have fun, provide feedback and meet others interested in helping ideas move forward. You don’t need to have an idea to attend. The event and reception are free and open to everyone. If you have an idea that you’d like to discuss, please submit it to the IdeaBounce® website below. Questions? Contact: ice@villanova.edu

Behind Zootopia: 2/23
Join the Department of Communication for a special one-hour behind the scenes look at Disney’s next animated feature Zootopia due in theaters March 4. Directors Rich Moore and Byron Howard will be on-hand to answer questions about the animation presentation and the filmmaking and animation process. The event takes place in Connelly Cinema Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Questions? Contact: Sandra Kearney

Introduction to Centering Prayer: 2/24
Centering prayer is a popular method of contemplative prayer or Christian meditation, placing a strong emphasis on interior silence. Come to a 45-minute introduction to this prayer style in which there will be time for an explanation of the prayer practice as well as time to practice it. Introduction to Centering Prayer will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 12:45-1:30 p.m., in St. Rita Hall Community Room. All are welcome. Questions? Contact: Linda Jaczynski


Greg WoodardThis Week in Villanova History.  “This week’s Villanova Athlete of the Week is Greg Woodard. Woodard, a 6-foot-6-inch junior guard, poured in 25 points against both B.C. and Providence, leading Villanova to two key wins in Big East play.  Woodard is one of the leading three-point shooters in the nation at 48 percent.”  The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 15 (Feb. 22, 1991), p. 31. Bound volumes are housed in the University Archives.


THIS BOOK HAS SO MANY CHARACTERS!

Have you ever read a book or series of books that just has so many characters that you can’t even try to keep up? You’re not alone. Check out this cool infographic. These fifteen books have several hundreds of characters – and some of the featured series present over one thousand! Thousands of named characters… how do you even come up with so many names!? This lovely infographic is via lovereading.co.uk.

infographic featuring fifteen books with several hundreds of characters


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Dr. Patricia E. Bath (b. 1942) is a famous ophthalmologist responsible for the invention of the Laserphaco Probe, an instrument which ablates and removes cataracts. In addition to her invention, Dr. Bath is very active in the prevention and treatment of blindness–she is the cofounder of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness. A veritable groundbreaker, Dr. Bath holds claim to many firsts: first African American resident of ophthalmology, first female chair of a United States ophthalmology residency program, and first African American female doctor with a medical patent. You can learn more about African Americans in ophthalmology by checking out this journal article.

Dr. Patricia E. Bath

“Believe in the power of truth… Do not allow your mind to be imprisoned by majority thinking. Remember that the limits of science are not the limits of imagination.” —Dr. Patricia E. Bath

 

 


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