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Learn How to Cut Costs on Class Materials @ Textbook Tuesday!


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Have you felt overwhelmed by the cost of course materials and options for getting the books you need? You’re not alone. Join us virtually on Tuesday, May 30 from 6-7 p.m. to share tips with your peers and learn how Falvey Library can help. Nicole Daly, Social Sciences librarian, is hosting “Textbook Tuesday” to explore different ways to save money on class materials. Attendees will be able to use their newfound knowledge to check out options for sourcing their course materials with a librarian’s assistance.

This event is free and open to Villanova students, parents, faculty, and staff who are interested!




Announcing Mindfulness Mondays

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The Villanova community is cordially invited to join us for a taste of mindfulness meditation on Mondays from 1-1:30 p.m. this fall. This virtual series began with the first meditation on Monday, Aug. 29, and will run on Monday afternoons throughout the semester until the last session on Monday, Dec. 19.

Mindfulness Mondays will offer a comfortable space where you are guided and encouraged to stop and focus on the “here and now.” Mindfulness is proven to reduce stress and enhance well being, which can be beneficial to all faculty, staff, and students.

Sessions will take place each week via Zoom. Please follow this link to join each week:

Mindfulness Mondays are presented by Campus Ministry and co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library. Registration is not required. All are welcome to attend these ACS-approved events! Please join us!

Dig Deeper
To learn more about the practice and benefits of mindfulness meditation, we invite you to read some of the following e-books which are part of Falvey Library’s collection:

These e-books are available to any student, faculty, or staff with a valid Villanova email address.

Please also check out these helpful resources being offered by Campus Ministry:

For FREE guided meditations, please see UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center website.

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




Attention Villanova Students: Join us for a Netflix Film Launch with Celebrity Guests!

You are invited to a night you will not forget! To celebrate the launch of his prank comedy film, Bad Trip, join Eric Andre and friends for a one-night-only event.

Through this event, Villanova students will be invited to an exclusive experience filled with behind-the-scenes content, chats with the stars, and special surprises. While the film may not suit every taste, this is a valuable opportunity for aspiring filmmakers, media executives, writers, and many others to gain insights into the process of content production and distribution through one of the premiere streaming platforms. Along the lines of the Borat franchise, the hidden camera comedy also creates a space for interesting social commentary.

The ACS-approved launch event will take place on Thursday, March 25, beginning at 7:10 p.m., via Zoom.

Click HERE to RSVP with your college email address as this event is exclusively for Villanova students. All attendees will need to register with their college email address and login at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to ensure entry.

Please note that this film is a little blue and carries an R-rating.

From the producer of Jackass and Bad Grandpa, Bad Trip is a hidden camera comedy that follows two best friends who go on a cross-country road trip full of hilarious, inventive pranks, pulling its real-life audience into the mayhem. The film will be led by Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show, The Lion King), Lil Rel Howery (Uncle Drew, Get Out), and Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, Night School). Bad Trip is directed by Kitao Sakurai (The Eric Andre Show) from the minds of Dan Curry, Kitao Sakurai, and Eric Andre. The movie is produced by Jeff Tremaine, Dave Bernad, and Ruben Fleischer.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Communication and Falvey Memorial Library. Space is limited so be sure to respond soon to reserve a spot!

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Join us for Falvey Fridays this Semester!

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Join us for “Falvey Fridays,” a workshop series drawn from our popular brown bag lunch sessions. Each workshop will provide new and exciting information on research methods, tools, and pedagogies for researchers of all levels. Registration is free and open to the Villanova community.

Please register for workshop sessions below. Once registered, you will be sent a Zoom link to the event.

Understanding and Negotiating Publisher Contracts: What to Look for Before You Sign (Friday, March 12; 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)

Workshop led by Sarah Wipperman, Scholarly Communication Librarian.

You wrote an article, and it was accepted! The publisher sends you a publishing agreement to sign, but what does that agreement actually say? What rights are you giving away, and what rights do you retain? Can you post your article to your website? Can you use it in the classroom? Can you send it to colleagues? This workshop will look at a variety of agreements across different disciplines; give you tools to understand general journal policies on when and how you can post articles; show you ways that you can negotiate with publishers to retain more rights to your work; and discuss ways that you can share your work more widely.

Please REGISTER at the following link:

Tabula: Extracting Tables from PDFs (Friday, March 26; 11 a.m.–12 p.m.)

Workshop led by Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian.

If you’ve ever tried to do anything with data provided to you in PDFs, you know there’s no easy way to copy-and-paste rows of data from tables out of PDF files. Come learn more about Tabula, an open source tool for extracting data tables locked inside PDFs and how to import that data easily into a CSV or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Please REGISTER at the following link:

Citation Management using Zotero (Friday, April 9; 11 a.m.–12 p.m.)

Workshop led by Sarah Hughes, Nursing & Life Sciences Librarian.

Serious research projects call for no-nonsense tools for taming citations. Learn how to use Zotero to save, organize, and share references.

Please REGISTER at the following link:

Policy Map/Social Explorer (Friday, April 23; 11 a.m.–12 p.m.)

Workshop led by Deborah Bishov, Social Sciences & Instructional Design Librarian and Merrill Stein, Social Sciences Librarian.

Explore features of two easy-to-use, online demographic data mapping tools which draw on a combination of governmental, proprietary and open resources.  Map data of interest and export and save visualizations for research or teaching. Knowledge of GIS (geographical information systems) is not required.

Please REGISTER at the following link:


Register Now for Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” College Filmmaker Presentation on Feb. 24!

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Villanova faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6-7 p.m., for an exciting virtual presentation by the co-directors of Disney’s upcoming animated film, Raya and the Last Dragon. Paul Briggs and John Ripa will discuss their experiences directing the feature to be released on March 5 on Disney+ and in select theaters. They will offer insights into the production process and provide valuable tips on how to navigate the film industry for aspiring filmmakers.

Raya and the Last Dragon is an action/adventure film that has a PG rating. Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world—it’s going to take trust as well. (Disney)

Please REGISTER by following this link:

Once registered, you will have access to the Zoom link.

This ACS-approved event is co-sponsored by Graduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Communication and Falvey Memorial Library.


Register for The Bible and Black Lives Matter Event on Feb. 7th!

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Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 4:00-6:00 pm for a virtual talk and conversation led by The Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart and Black Campus Ministry Students on the “Bible and Black Lives Matter.” Dr. Washington-Leapheart is an adjunct professor in Villanova’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies. She also directs the Villanova Gospel Choir.

Last summer, in a press conference, NBA athlete Jonathan Isaac cited the gospel as the reason he refuses to kneel or wear a t-shirt in solidarity with Black Lives Matter during a game. Reactions to his comments reignited the ongoing debate about the compatibility of the Movement for Black Lives with Christian faith. Is there a biblical basis for participating in this global movement? We’ll talk about this and more in this interactive session. Come prepared to engage with other participants!

This ACS-approved event, which is co-sponsored by Black Campus Ministry students, Campus Ministry, and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to Villanova faculty, staff, and students.

Please REGISTER for the event by following this link:

Once you have completed and submitted the short registration form, the Zoom link for the gathering will be sent to you.


We Believe Black Lives Matter and Jesus is the Lord


For full listing of Black History Month programs, please see The Office of Intercultural Affairs’ events page:



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






Last Modified: February 2, 2021

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