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Upcoming Events at Falvey Memorial Library

Thursday, September 13th, 2018, at 12:00 PM in Room 205

On September 13th Falvey Memorial Library will give away free orchids as part of its ORCID identifier registration drive. Tracking an author’s academic publications can be difficult: multiple authors with the same names or initials, inconsistent formatting across platforms, tracking publication histories in an ever-changing online landscape. These issues are addressed by ORCID identifiers.

ORCID is an international not-for-profit organization made up of hundreds of partner universities and research organizations dedicated to providing scholars with a persistent online identification number that allows researchers, publishers, and funders to access an author’s entire professional portfolio in one central location.

Valuing transparency, trust, and continuity, ORCID identifiers are unique, persistent, and free. The ORCID identifier remains constant throughout a researcher’s professional career similar to a Social Security number. ORCID identifiers also tie in seamlessly with existing research verification systems and social platforms (e.g., ResearchID, LinkedIn, Scopus Author ID). Simply sign up for your unique ORCID identifier and populate your secure page with the information you wish to share (such as a personal biography, contact info, full publication listing, current and past employment info, and professional affiliations).

Come to room 205 in the Library to set up your identifier in less than ten minutes and pick up your FREE ORCHID (while supplies last). Librarians will be on hand to assist you with registration and to answer your questions.


Please join us on Tuesday, October 2, at 1:00 p.m. at Falvey Memorial Library for a talk by Claudia Consolati, PhD. Dr. Consolati, who teaches film history at the University of the Arts and at the University of Pennsylvania will be giving a talk titled, “The Madwoman in Italian Cinema” as part of our annual Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Lecture series.

Emblems of both oppression and rebellion, madwomen are enigmatic subjects in Italian cinema, revealing the truth about Italian society and culture by challenging its conventions. This talk will highlight the controversial presence of the madwoman in works by such directors as Fellini, Rossellini, and Pasolini all the way to contemporary film in order to define her significance for Italian cinema then and today.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Ciao Philadelphia, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Please join us on Monday, October 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner for a Scholarship@Villanova talk featuring Luca Cottini, PhD, Associate Professor of Italian Studies, Coordinator of the Italian Studies Program, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Villanova University. The Art of Objects explores the experimental encounter of arts and industry in Italy at the turn of the 20th century, tracing the origins of the Italian culture of design in the social and aesthetic construction of the age's most iconic industrial objects.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Ciao Philadelphia, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Please join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library for a talk by Tom Sexton ’65 CLAS. Sexton will share the “Seven Principles Essential to Team Formation in Sports and In Life” and discuss why some teams come together and function more smoothly and more effectively than others. This talk will be insightful to anyone who is part of a sports team, collaborative group or position of leadership.

A high school English teacher of 37 years and a head coach of a high school cross country team for over 50 years, Sexton shares his experiences in the book Creating a Team Like No Other: Strategies for Successful Coaching in Sports and in Life.

This event is ACS approved and is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program (ACSP), Athletics and the Office of Alumni Relations. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served!

More information about Tom Sexton and his book: https://ateamlikenoother.com/about/


Looking for a venue to host your event or meeting? All events in Falvey are organized by the Library's Communications Department. If you have any questions regarding events, please email: libraryevents@villanova.edu.



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