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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/19)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 19, 2016
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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Green Gigawatt Workshop. 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Liesel Schwarz 

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…

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?”34632


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

Jummah (Muslim) Prayer: Fridays on Campus
Jummah is a congregational prayer that Muslims hold on Friday afternoons; beginning this semester, prayers will take place weekly on campus. Muslims and non-Muslims are welcome to attend. Co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association and Campus Ministry. Questions? Contact: Julia Sheetz

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

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


This Week in Villanova History. “VU Singers to Tour Europe” is a headline. The story says that this will be the first time the singers, directed by Father Denis Wilde, will make a three weeks tour through Poland and West Germany. They will be accompanied by the Lady Cliff College Chorale of Highland Falls, N.Y. The Villanovan, Vol. 55, No. 17 (Feb 15, 1980), p. 9. Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives. The Rev. Denis G. Wilde, OSA, PhD, graduated from Villanova’s A & S in 1965.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Toni Morrison, author, Nobel Laureate, and all-around amazing person was born in 1931 in Ohio. Known for her novels Beloved, Sula, The Bluest Eye, and more, few writers can capture and express character and dialogue like Morrison. Her work offers emotional depth that is impossible to forget long after the book is closed. In addition to contributing her own work to the genre of African American literature, Morrison also served as an editor for Random House, where she worked to bring black literature “into the mainstream, editing books by authors such as Henry Dumas, Toni Cade Bambara, Angela Davis, and Gayl Jones” [source]. As both a novelist and an editor, Morrison is immensely influential to the history and future of black literature. You can find her works in our collection.

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No one ever talks about the moment you found that you were white. Or the moment you found out you were black. That’s a profound revelation. The minute you find that out, something happens. You have to renegotiate everything.” – Toni Morrison


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/18)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 18, 2016
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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in Room 205. Questions? Contact: Gabriele Bauer

OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 p.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Michael J Pennington


SAVE THE DATE…

Tomorrow! Join the Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) from 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


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

The First BRIDGE Society Mentoring and Networking Event: TODAY!
Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m., The Villanova room.  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students interested in business and financial careers should register for this professional development event, designed with their career needs and interests in mind. They may RSVP with this link: https://goo.gl/mozf7j Questions? Contact: Kathryn Szumanski

Green Lab Workshop: TODAY!
Achieve your New Year’s resolution of getting Green Lab certification! Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., attend a Green Lab workshop in Mendel 103. Bring your laptop and we will help answer questions as you walk through the certification process and checklist. Food will be provided. All labs registered before May 1 will be invited to a dessert party!
Questions? Contact: Liesel Schwarz

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. No previous experience with centering prayer or meditation is necessary. Questions? Contact: John P. Edwards


DID YOU KNOW this shortcut?

Falvey’s homepage provides an easy way to find support for a specific discipline, such as history or engineering. Click one of the three “Guides” links:
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Then, on the “subject guides” page, click the discipline/link to find scholarly resources and contact info for that discipline’s subject librarian.


#TBT
Check out our #TBT! We were on top of our basketball game, even back in 1975! Go ‘Nova!

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PUT SPACE ON YOUR WALLS!

NASA has released full-sized spacey prints for your decorative pleasure. These are some seriously attractive pieces of art! Which one is your favorite?

Here’s Earth!

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And here’s the lovely Jupiter!

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QUOTE OF THE DAY
Black History Month

Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father. No, I am your father! 

Remember who you are. You are my son, and the one true king. Remember. 

Chances are you now have the inimitable sound of the booming James Earl Jones on the brain. Jones, born 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, is an American acting staple. But did you know that as a child, Jones had a stutter? He has long since overcome the trait and has one of the Best Voices Ever (Anywhere, of All Time). If you’d like to read a James Earl Jones biography, James Earl Jones: Voices and Silences by Penelope Niven is available in our stacks. Its only downfall is that it is not narrated by James Earl Jones himself.

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“When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.” – James Earl Jones


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/17)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 17, 2016
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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in Room 205. Questions? Contact: Gabriele Bauer


disgruntledSAVE THE DATE…
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.


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

2016 Startup Opportunity Fair: TODAY!
Please join the Career Center and the ICE Institute for our Startup Opportunity Fair! Startups less than 10 years old with under 50 employees will be there looking to hire for internships, externships, full and part time projects. Please sign up, wear business casual and bring a few copies of your resume, as we anticipate that many of these startups will be looking for potential hires! Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m. in Driscoll Auditorium. For additional information click here. Questions? Contact: ice@villanova.edu

The First BRIDGE Society Mentoring and Networking Event: 2/18
Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m., the Villanova room.  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students interested in business and financial careers should register for this professional development event, designed with their career needs and interests in mind. They may RSVP with this link: https://goo.gl/mozf7j Questions? Contact: Kathryn Szumanski

Green Lab Workshop: 2/18
Achieve your New Year’s resolution of getting Green Lab certification! Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., attend a Green Lab workshop in Mendel 103. Bring your laptop and we will help answer questions as you walk through the certification process and checklist. Food will be provided. All labs registered before May 1 will be invited to a dessert party!
Questions? Contact: Liesel Schwarz


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“Stunningly comprehensive, The Urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright presents a radically new interpretation of the architect’s work and offers new and important perspectives on the history of modernism.” The book contains hundreds of drawings and photographs of Wright’s work in the United States and abroad, including a full-color drawing of the Master Plan for the City of Baghdad from 1956.


This Month in Villanova History. Athletic facilities were evidently much appreciated then as well as now, although the facilities were on a very different scale in 1895. “A 220-yard cinder path will be made in the campus as soon as the snow disappears. A good running path is something that has been a long-felt want, and will be highly appreciated by the athletes. A dressing room, adjoining the shower bath, is being fitted up for the use of the ball-players.”  Villanova Weekly, Vol. V, No. 2 (Feb. 1897), p. 102.  Bound volumes are housed in the University Archives.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

The very first published African American poet is the famous Phillis Wheatley, whose collection Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, went to print in 1773. Wheatley is considered the founder of African American literature. She was enslaved in 1761 but was educated by her slave master’s wife. Wheatley did eventually obtain freedom in England. You can read all about Wheatley in our collection – of particular interest is Vincent Carretta’s Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage.

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“Aurora hail, and all the thousand dies,
Which deck thy progress through the vaulted skies:
The morn awakes, and wide extends her rays,
On ev’ry leaf the gentle zephyr plays;
Harmonious lays the feather’d race resume,
Dart the bright eye, and shake the painted plume.”

from “A Hymn to the Morning” by Phillis Wheatley


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/16)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 16, 2016
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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 p.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Michael J Pennington


SAVE THE DATE…

Friday! Join the Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) from 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


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

Annual Faith and Reason Lecture: TODAY!
The Department of Humanities Presents, THE 2016 FAITH & REASON LECTURE title: By the Renewal Of Your Mind…How to Practice Your Education in Everyday Life. Speaker: Dr. Kevin Hughes, Chair, Department of Humanities; Associate Professor, Department of Theology. Date: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Location: Bartley Hall 1011 Refreshments will be provided after the lecture in the Bartley Atrium. Questions? Contact: Luisa Ruggieri

2016 Startup Opportunity Fair: 2/17
Please join the Career Center and the ICE Institute for our Startup Opportunity Fair! Startups less than 10 years old with under 50 employees will be there looking to hire for internships, externships, full and part time projects. Please sign up, wear business casual and bring a few copies of your resume, as we anticipate that many of these startups will be looking for potential hires! Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m. in Driscoll Auditorium. For additional information click here. Questions? Contact: ice@villanova.edu

The First BRIDGE Society Mentoring and Networking Event: 2/18
Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m., The Villanova room.  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students interested in business and financial careers should register for this professional development event, designed with their career needs and interests in mind. They may RSVP with this link: https://goo.gl/mozf7j Questions? Contact: Kathryn Szumanski


BOOKENDS

tubmanHarriet Tubman went by many names: Conductor, Moses, General, Civil War Scout, Suffragette, to name a few. Each of them represent the critical roles she had freeing slaves, leading troops in the Civil War, as a civil rights activist and as a devout Christian. Harriet Tubman : slavery, the Civil War, and civil rights in the nineteenth century by Kristen T. Oertel is a “vivid, concise narrative supplemented by primary documents” that shows Tubman as an “icon of heroism” who continues to inspire.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

John Chavis (1763-1838) was the first African American to graduate from a college or university in the United States. A free African American, Chavis fought in the Revolutionary War, worked as a tutor, and enrolled in the college later to be known as Princeton University. He then transferred to what was then called Liberty Hall Academy in Virginia (now known as Washington and Lee University), the institution from which he graduated. You can read an article about John Chavis here.

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“John Chavis’ influence on both whites and African Americans as a preacher as well as a teacher was far reaching. Few free African Americans in the South equaled John Chavis in literacy or financial status. He was a dedicated opponent of slavery as well as an influential civil rights leader in the South.” – excerpt via North Carolina Freedom Monument Project


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/15)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 15, 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!

Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award: TODAY!
The Center for Peace and Justice Education is pleased to announce General Roméo Dallaire as the 2015 Adela Dwyer/St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award recipient. His lecture “Are All Humans Human?” will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Villanova room. Questions? Contact: Sharon Discher

Annual Faith and Reason Lecture: 2/16
The Department of Humanities Presents, THE 2016 FAITH & REASON LECTURE title: By the Renewal Of Your Mind…How to Practice Your Education in Everyday Life. Speaker: Dr. Kevin Hughes, Chair, Department of Humanities; Associate Professor, Department of Theology. Date: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Location: Bartley Hall 1011 Refreshments will be provided after the lecture in the Bartley Atrium.
Questions? Contact: Luisa Ruggieri

2016 Startup Opportunity Fair: 2/17
Please join the Career Center and the ICE Institute for our Startup Opportunity Fair! Startups less than 10 years old with under 50 employees will be there looking to hire for internships, externships, full and part time projects. Please sign up, wear business casual and bring a few copies of your resume, as we anticipate that many of these startups will be looking for potential hires! Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m. in Driscoll Auditorium. Click here for additional information: Questions? Contact: ice@villanova.edu


This Month in Villanova History.  This selection seems appropriate with the extremely cold weather encouraging us to stay indoors. “Someone once wrote, ‘That is a good book that is opened with expectation and closed with profit.’ He who knows the value of a good book is rarely able to praise it sufficiently. … [B]ooks will live always; … The more one learns, the more will he cherish them…” M.T. Kennedy, ’99 [1899]   Villanova Weekly, Vol. V, No. 2 (Feb. 1897), pp. 77-78.  Bound volumes are housed in the University Archives.


TWITTER’S NEW TRUST AND SAFETY COUNCIL

Have you ever wondered what social media companies do when a major ethical issue takes off like wildfire on their internet platform? Twitter has decided to enact precautionary, regulated measures for just that type of situation with their brand new Trust and Safety Council. The council, according to Patricia Cartes, head of global policy outreach, is a “new strategy to ensure that people can feel safe when they express themselves on Twitter” [source – read more!]. The council of forty is made up of mental health advocates, scholars, experts on children, advocates for grassroots movements, and even experts in media literacy.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY
Black History Month

Evelyn Ashford, born April 15, 1957, is an African American athlete who has claim to some very special moments of history-making: she was the first woman to run 100 meters in less than 11 seconds (a world record), the oldest woman to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field, and she won five Olympic medals in her athletic career. In 2005 she was entered into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.

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“The fastest way to get me to go out and do something is to tell me no way I can do it.” – Evelyn Ashford


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/12)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 12, 2016
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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

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 

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

Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award: 2/15
The Center for Peace and Justice Education is pleased to announce General Roméo Dallaire as the 2015 Adela Dwyer/St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award recipient. His lecture “Are All Humans Human?” will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Villanova room. General Dallaire commanded the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide. His courage and leadership during this ill-fated mission have earned him recognition, affection, and admiration from around the globe. In recent years he has turned his attention to the use of child soldiers. General Dallaire will receive the 2015 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award for his work to raise awareness about and eradicate the use of children as weapons of war. Questions? Contact: Sharon Discher

Jummah (Muslim) Prayer: Fridays on Campus
Jummah is a congregational prayer that Muslims hold on Friday afternoons; beginning this semester, prayers will take place weekly on campus. Muslims and non-Muslims are welcome to attend. Co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association and Campus Ministry. Questions? Contact: Julia Sheetz

Annual Faith and Reason Lecture: 2/16
The Department of Humanities Presents, the 2016 Faith and Reason Lecture, titled “By the Renewal Of Your Mind: How to Practice Your Education in Everyday Life.” Speaker: Dr. Kevin Hughes, Chair, Department of Humanities; Associate Professor, Department of Theology. The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. in Bartley Hall, room 1011 Refreshments will be provided after the lecture in the Bartley Atrium. Questions? Contact: Luisa Ruggieri


excellent daughtersNEW MEDIA NEWS

The author of Excellent Daughters, Katherine Zoepf, has “lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West did not exist in the Middle East. There were only children and married women. Today, young Arab women outnumber men in universities, and a few are beginning to face down religious and social tradition in order to live independently, to delay marriage, and to pursue professional goals.” How does this compare to the experience of young women in the United States or in Third World countries?


This Week in Villanova History. A wish for spring and looking towards Valentine’s Day, this selection seemed appropriate.

 “Arbutus,” a poem by John I. Whelen, ’95 [1895]. “A sprig of the trailing arbutus/Its flower a tint of the rose;/Sweet harbinger of the springtime,/Growing beneath the snows./ … I bring thee the blossom beloved,/That the blush of its bloom may impart/The story of fondest affection/I hold for thee deep in my heart;/ … Forever my love will endure. …” The Villanova Monthly, Vol.V, No. 2 (Feb. 1897), p. 77. Bound volumes are housed in the University Archives.


GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DETECTED!

Did you hear the big astronomy news? Scientists and astronomers have officially detected gravitational waves: “Einstein in 1916 proposed the existence of gravitational waves as an outgrowth of his ground-breaking general theory of relativity, which depicted gravity as a distortion of space and time triggered by the presence of matter. Until now scientists had found only indirect evidence of their existence, beginning in the 1970s” [source – read more!]. The discovery, which has researchers absolutely excited, should have a big impact on how us wee humans study the universe from here on out. Be sure to read up on the discovery – there are colliding black holes and everything! Move over, J.J. Abrams.

distant galaxies like snowflakes on a black sheet via hubble


QUOTE OF THE DAY
Black History Month

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) was an American civil aviator who stopped at nothing to achieve her dream of piloting. While Coleman was working in a barbershop in Chicago, she heard many stories about flying in WWI from her veteran patrons. Unfortunately, at the time, no American flight school would accept Coleman, and not even black U.S. aviators would train her. Determined to follow through with her dream to fly, Coleman learned French and went to Paris to learn to pilot. She became the first African American female pilot and the first Native American woman to hold an aviation license. She was also the first woman of African American and Native American heritage to obtain an international aviation license.

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“I refused to take no for an answer.” – Bessie Coleman


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/11)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 11, 2016
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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…
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2016 Literary Festival featuring Daniel Torday. 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Reading and talk given by Daniel Torday, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Daniel Torday is the author of the novel The Last Flight of Poxl West, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and an Amazon.com Best Debuts of 2015. His novella,The Sensualist, won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction. Torday’s stories and essays have appeared in Esquire Magazine, n+1, The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily and Tin House. A former editor at Esquire, Torday serves as an editor at The Kenyon Review. He is Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College. At the event, Torday will read from his most recent novel The Last Flight of Poxl West. Questions? Contact: Alan Drew

Digital Scholarship Brown Bag Conversation. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in room 205. Digital scholarship (formerly ‘digital humanities’) is one of the most prominent trends in the humanities and social sciences in recent years. What is it exactly, and what does it mean for research and teaching at Villanova? Bring your lunch and your ideas for a conversation with Library staff about the state of the art of digital scholarship on campus. Coffee and tea will be provided. Drop in and out anytime. Questions? Contact: Nik Fogle


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

Residence Life Blood Drive: Today!
There is currently a critical shortage of blood products and you can help out by donating on Thursday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the West Lounge of Dougherty Hall. Make your appointment today at www.redcrossblood.org Sponsor Code: villanovareslife
Questions? Contact: Jennifer Liberato

Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award: 2/15
The Center for Peace and Justice Education is pleased to announce General Roméo Dallaire as the 2015 Adela Dwyer/St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award recipient. His lecture “Are All Humans Human?” will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Villanova room. General Dallaire commanded the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide. His courage and leadership during this ill-fated mission have earned him recognition, affection, and admiration from around the globe. In recent years he has turned his attention to the use of child soldiers. General Dallaire will receive the 2015 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award for his work to raise awareness about and eradicate the use of children as weapons of war. Questions? Contact: Sharon Discher

Centering Prayer – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Our gathering times for the spring semester are Wednesdays 8:30-9 a.m. & 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


interpreting foodtea culture in chinaBOOKENDS

It might be hard to decide which book you want to browse first, Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites or The Rise of Tea Culture in China. As the publisher (of both books) notes, “food is such a friendly topic that it’s often thought of as a “hook” for engaging visitors to museums and historic sites.” Interpreting Food by Michelle Moon certainly hooked us into taking a second look. And tea connoisseurs might be drawn to the book by Bret Hinsch that dispels stereotypes about the culture and meaning of drinking tea in China. Either book you choose could whet your appetite for the other.


#TBT

Feelin’ springtime vibes yet? Check out our throwback pic from the 1958 Villanova Yearbook. Students enjoyed a lively  game of horseshoes in Mendel Field.

1958 Villanova yearbook, horeshoe game, Mendel field

Caption from the 1958 Villanova University yearbook, Mendel field, horeshoe game


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was an American author who challenged the status quo in the science fiction writers’ world as a female and as an African American. Her novels engaged “elements of science fiction and African American spiritualism” [source]. She was the first science fiction writer to receive the MacAuthor Fellowship, and received many Hugo and Nebula awards. You can find Butler’s novels, including Kindred, Parable of the Sower, Dawn: Xenogenesis, and Fledging, among other writings, in our collection.

Octavia E. Butler with science fiction book shelf

“Tolerance, like any aspect of peace, is forever a work in progress, never completed, and, if we’re as intelligent as we like to think we are, never abandoned.” – Octavia E. Butler

Photograph by Joshua Trujillo/AP


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/10)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 10, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News
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SAVE THE DATE…

Tomorrow! Digital Scholarship Brown Bag Conversation. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in room 205. Digital scholarship (formerly ‘digital humanities’) is one of the most prominent trends in the humanities and social sciences in recent years. What is it exactly, and what does it mean for research and teaching at Villanova? Bring your lunch and your ideas for a conversation with Library staff about the state of the art of digital scholarship on campus. Coffee and tea will be provided. Drop in and out anytime. Questions? Contact: Nik Fogle


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

CFAP Society Philadelphia Suburban Special Event: Today!
Wednesday, Feb. 10 5 p.m. VSB’s Finance Department is partnering with CFA Society Philadelphia for a suburban special event – “The Evolving Role of Large Institutional Investors in Reshaping Modem Markets”. Come to hear our panel of experts debate the impact that large institutional investors have on the debt and equity marketplaces. Questions? Contact: Angela Layne

Residence Life Blood Drive: 2/11
There is currently a critical shortage of blood products and you can help out by donating on Thursday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the West Lounge of Dougherty Hall. Make your appointment today at www.redcrossblood.org Sponsor Code: villanovareslife
Questions? Contact: Jennifer Liberato

Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award: 2/15
The Center for Peace and Justice Education is pleased to announce General Roméo Dallaire as the 2015 Adela Dwyer/St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award recipient. His lecture “Are All Humans Human?” will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Villanova room. Questions? Contact: Sharon Discher

 


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In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

 


This Week in Villanova History. Actually, it is once again “this month,” but given the recent weather, this clipping seems appropriate. “Delightful Outing:  Rev. Father Geraghty, OSA, rector of the Mission band, prior to setting out on an extended missionary tour, kindly tendered the novices a very enjoyable sleigh ride, followed by a dainty supper…” The group traveled in a sleigh named “Bryn Mawr,” pulled by four horses, and it took them three hours to reach the Indian Rock Hotel in Fairmount Park where they ate supper. They returned to Villanova after riding through Conshohocken. The Villanova Monthly, Vol.V, No. 2 (Feb. 1897), p. 93. Bound volumes are housed is the University Archives.

Geraghty Hall is named for the Rev. Martin J. Geraghty (1867-1914), OSA, DD, who served as the Provincial for three terms and raised funds for the construction of the current St. Rita Hall.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ava DuVernay, born in Long Beach, California in 1972, became the first African American female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe in 2015. She is famous for her film Selma, which focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s efforts in equal voting rights, particularly highlighting the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. In addition to her Golden Globe nomination for Best Director, DuVernay also became the first African American female director to have a film nominated for an Academy Award when Selma was nominated for Best Picture.

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“If you’re doing something outside of dominant culture, there’s not an easy place for you. You will have to do it yourself.” – Ava DuVernay


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/9)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 9, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News
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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Phi Sigma Pi Table Fundraiser: Win a Bae Basket for Valentine’s Day! First floor entrance area from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Questions? Contact: Lauren Kloss

Agape Latte. 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the first-floor lounge. Questions? Contact: Alicia Dunphy-Culp


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2016 Literary Festival featuring Daniel Torday. Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Daniel Torday is the author of the novel The Last Flight of Poxl West, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and an Amazon.com Best Debuts of 2015. His novella,The Sensualist, won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction. Torday’s stories and essays have appeared in Esquire Magazine, n+1, The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily and Tin House. A former editor at Esquire, Torday serves as an editor at The Kenyon Review. He is Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College. At the event, Torday will read from his most recent novel The Last Flight of Poxl West. Questions? Contact: Alan Drew

 


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

CFAP Society Philadelphia Suburban Special Event: 2/10
Wednesday, Feb. 10 5 p.m. VSB’s Finance Department is partnering with CFA Society Philadelphia for a suburban special event – “The Evolving Role of Large Institutional Investors in Reshaping Modem Markets”. Come to hear our panel of experts debate the impact that large institutional investors have on the debt and equity marketplaces. Questions? Contact: Angela Layne

Residence Life Blood Drive: 2/11
There is currently a critical shortage of blood products and you can help out by donating on Thursday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the West Lounge of Dougherty Hall. Make your appointment today at www.redcrossblood.org Sponsor Code: villanovareslife
Questions? Contact: Jennifer Liberato

Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award: 2/15
The Center for Peace and Justice Education is pleased to announce General Roméo Dallaire as the 2015 Adela Dwyer/St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award recipient. His lecture “Are All Humans Human?” will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Villanova room. General Dallaire commanded the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide. His courage and leadership during this ill-fated mission have earned him recognition, affection, and admiration from around the globe. In recent years he has turned his attention to the use of child soldiers. General Dallaire will receive the 2015 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award for his work to raise awareness about and eradicate the use of children as weapons of war. Questions? Contact: Sharon Discher


UNPRINTABLE FICTION

Have you heard of the new e-book experiments in designing unprintable fiction? A fascinating challenge to reading in the new millennium, unprintable fiction is quite literally stories that cannot be printed, for they use choice-making and physical location and other such technology-dependent methods of storytelling and narrative progression. Since new stats suggest that 92% of students prefer print books to e-books, the unprintable fiction initiative is surely a way to maximize the creative potential, and not the redundancy, of digitalized literature.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

The first black author to win a Pulitzer Prize, Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was a Chicagoan poet with a prolific bibliography. A child poet turned university poetry professor, Brooks was not only the first black Pulitzer winner, but also the first black woman to serve as poetry consultant for the Library of Congress. You can find a dozen and a half holdings by Brooks (and even more about Brooks!) in our collection today.

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“A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

image from poetryfoundation.com


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

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 8, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News
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SAVE THE DATE…

Digital Scholarship Brown Bag Conversation. Thursday, 2/11 at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in room 205. Digital scholarship (formerly ‘digital humanities’) is one of the most prominent trends in the humanities and social sciences in recent years. What is it exactly, and what does it mean for research and teaching at Villanova? Bring your lunch and your ideas for a conversation with Library staff about the state of the art of digital scholarship on campus. Coffee and tea will be provided. Drop in and out anytime. Questions? Contact: Nik Fogle


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

6th Annual Spotlight on Leadership w/ Dr. Darryl Ford: Today!
The Office of Student Involvement invites you to attend the 6th Annual Spotlight On Leadership themed, “Servant Leadership in the Augustinian Tradition,” with Darryl Ford, PhD. Class groups are welcome to attend this ACS APPROVED event. 4:30 p.m., in the Villanova Room, Connelly Center. Student, faculty and staff tickets are free; however, registration is required at www.villanovatix.com Questions? Contact: DeVon Jackson

CFAP Society Philadelphia Suburban Special Event: 2/10
Wednesday, Feb. 10 5 p.m. VSB’s Finance Department is partnering with CFA Society Philadelphia for a suburban special event – “The Evolving Role of Large Institutional Investors in Reshaping Modem Markets”. Come to hear our panel of experts debate the impact that large institutional investors have on the debt and equity marketplaces. Questions? Contact: Angela Layne

Residence Life Blood Drive: 2/11
There is currently a critical shortage of blood products and you can help out by donating on Thursday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the West Lounge of Dougherty Hall. Make your appointment today at www.redcrossblood.org Sponsor Code: villanovareslife
Questions? Contact: Jennifer Liberato


VILLANOVA HISTORY FROM THE ARCHIVES…
“Anent the Library:  The reading-room [not the current Falvey Hall/Old Falvey reading room] with its choice collection of standard works is certainly an alluring spot at the present time, still its frequenters show a decided inclination to ignore the contents of its well-filled cases and eagerly devour the columns of current papers and magazines. This is wrong. …” [A wee bit judgmental, aren’t we?] The Villanova Monthly, Vol.V, No. 2 (Feb. 1897), p. 58. Bound volumes are housed is the University Archives.


YOU WANNA BE IVY LEAGUE?

Well, you can come pretty close now that comparative collegiate reading lists are at your disposal. As Sparky Sweets, PhD of “Thug Notes” says, “Save a few hundred g’s and hit up that library, son!” The Open Syllabus Explorer will tell you what those Ivy League kids are reading and I promise you, we have them all here at Falvey.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY
Black History Month

Amelia Boynton Robinson was an important figure in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s in Selma, Alabama. She was a champion for African American voting rights and was the first black woman to run for Alabama congress. In March of 1965, Boynton participated in the infamous Bloody Sunday protest, a demonstration that led to violent suppression but brought the Civil Rights movement to national attention. If you are a filmgoer, you might already know that Boynton is played by actress Lorraine Toussaint in the 2014 Ava DuVernay film Selma.

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“It’s important that young people know about the struggles we faced to get to the point we are today. Only then will they appreciate the hard-won freedom of blacks in this country.” – Amelia Boynton Robinson

image via Biography.com


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