In the run-up to Earth Day 2021, faculty and staff are invited to a series of sustainable living conversations where peers will share their experiences and answer questions. These conversations will be held over Zoom and will last a half hour.

On Wednesday, April 14 at 12 p.m. a conversation on “Mastering a Vegetarian Diet” will be led by Deena Weisberg, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Steven Goldsmith Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment.

Please register here for this and other sustainable living conversations for faculty and staff.

For a full list of Earth Day events, please click here.

 

 
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021, at 12:30 PM in Zoom

Please join us on Wednesday, April 14 from 12:30- 1:30 p.m. for a virtual workshop on course materials assistance programs offered at Villanova University. Existing and emerging financial limitations, COVID-19, and the pivot to online learning has exposed challenges that many students face securing the course materials they need to succeed. The Affordable Materials Project (AMP) is hosting this workshop for faculty and academic support staff to learn about strategies and resources available across the university to reference whenever a student discloses being in need of course materials. The workshop will run for approximately 30 minutes with time for Q&A afterwards.

​​​​​Please REGISTER HEREOnce registered, you will be sent a link to this workshop.

For more information about the Affordable Materials Project, please visit: https://library.villanova.edu/amp/index.html

 

In the run-up to Earth Day 2021, students are invited to a series of sustainable living conversations where peers will share their experiences and answer questions. These conversations will be held over Zoom and will last a half hour.

On Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. a conversation on “Eating Vegan or Vegetarian on Campus” will be led by Amelia Robinson, '21 Psychology and Jameson Parker, '21 Finance.

Please register here for this and other sustainable living conversations for students.

This conversation is open to any Villanovan, but please note that it is part of a series of conversations that include student peer conversation leaders.

For a full list of Earth Day events, please click here.

 

 
Thursday, April 15th, 2021, at 5:00 PM in Zoom

Please join us on Thursday, April 15 at 5 p.m. for a virtual reading and talk by the 2021 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair for Irish Studies, Hannah Khalil, one of the Literary Festival's featured speakers.

Palestinian-Irish writer and playwright, Hannah Khalil holds the Charles Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies for Spring 2021 at Villanova University. Her work for stage includes A Museum in Baghdad, which opened at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in 2019, Interference for The National Theatre of Scotland, The Scar Test for Soho Theatre and Scenes from 68* Years for the Arcola. She is currently under commission to write new work for Shakespeare's Globe, Chichester Festival Theatre, The Kiln and Golden Thread San Francisco. Alongside her theatre work, Khalil has written numerous radio plays, including The Unwelcome, Last of the Pearl Fishers and The Deportation Room all for BBC Radio 4. Television work includes multiple episodes of the Channel 4 drama Hollyoaks. Khalil’s first short film, The Record, won the Tommy Vine screenplay award at the Underwire film festival, and went on to be made. It was selected at London Palestine Film Festival and Almagro Festival as well as Filmets Badalona. It was a finalist in the Tolpuddle Radial Film Festival. 

This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Honors Program, the Department of Theatre, Africana Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, the Center for Irish Studies, and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.

*Register in advance for this event: https://villanova.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlduyrrTkoGNAw5I3RwpJAxEU9dI3CzNyM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

 

In the run-up to Earth Day 2021, faculty and staff are invited to a series of sustainable living conversations where peers will share their experiences and answer questions. These conversations will be held over Zoom and will last a half hour.

On Friday, April 16 at 12 p.m. a conversation on “Exploring Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home” will be led by Christopher Kilby, Professor of Economics and Scott Dressler, Professor of Economics.

Please register here for this and other sustainable living conversations for faculty and staff.

For a full list of Earth Day events, please click here.

 
Monday, April 19th, 2021, at 9:00 AM in Zoom

Join Tim Horner, DPhil, teaching professor in the Center for Peace and Justice Education and the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program, Mondays during the spring semester for the GlobalSmackDown series. During each Zoom video recording, Dr. Horner will discuss timely and important international news and issues. Dr. Horner’s videos will be available for viewing each Monday via Campus Currents and Wildcat Newswire. The GSD is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, VSB's Moran Center for Global Leadership and Falvey Library.

 
Monday, April 19th, 2021, at 1:00 PM in Zoom

We invite the Villanova Community to join us for a taste of mindfulness meditation on Mondays from 1-1:30 pm during the spring semester. Mindfulness Mondays will offer a virtual, 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:

https://villanova.zoom.us/j/98337578849

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

 
Monday, April 19th, 2021, at 4:00 PM in Virtual

Join us on Monday, April 19 from 4-5 p.m. to hear from Villanova University's Charles Widger School of Law professor Todd Aagaard on the state of regulating climate change pollutants in the United States.

In the absence of major climate legislation, federal regulation has addressed climate change on a limited basis using existing statutory authorities.  During the Obama Administration, EPA developed the Clean Power Plan, which regulated carbon emissions from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act.  President Trump campaigned against the Clean Power Plan, and under his Administration EPA repealed the Clean Power Plan and replaced it with the much more lenient Affordable Clean Energy Rule.  In January, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Affordable Clean Energy Rule was invalid.  This decision sets an important precedent that will help shape how the Biden Administration will regulate carbon emissions.

Register for Free today if you are a Villanova student, faculty or staff member.

For a full list of Earth Week events and sponsoring departments/programs, please click here.

 
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021, at 11:00 AM in The Oreo

Tie Dye this year's Earth Day t-shirt for free! Come by Wednesday, April 21 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.outside by the Oreo. Pre-signup is required to manage crowding.

The first 250 people get a free mask to tie dye!

For a full list of Earth Week events and sponsoring departments/programs, please click here.

 

 
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021, at 11:30 AM in Corr Arch

Please join us on Thursday, April 22, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for a Campus Tree Tour where you can learn about all the amazing trees on campus from Villanova's horticulturalist, Hugh Weldon.

Pre-Registration is required. Please meet under Corr Arch.

For a full list of Earth Week events and sponsoring departments/programs, please click here.

 
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021, at 3:30 PM in Zoom

Please join us on Thursday, April 22 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. as we celebrate the official launch of the 2021 issue of CONCEPT: interdisciplinary journal of the Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences​​​​​​​. The ceremony will recognize this year's top submission along with all of the student editors, faculty editors, and peer reviewers.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Graduate Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public.

Please REGISTER here. Once registered, you will be sent a link to the event.

For more information about CONCEPT, please visit: http://concept.journals.villanova.edu/

 

Join us on Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom to hear from renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, an endowed professor in Public Policy and Public Law and co-director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University, as she presents on “Christians, Climate, and our Culture in the US” as a part of Villanova University’s annual Earth Week celebration.

Over the last 50 years, the average global temperature has risen at the fastest rate in recorded history, posing profound challenges for our future. Climate change has triggered intense engagement and reactions from politicians, scholars, organizations and even churches—leading to a misconception that Christianity and science cannot co-exist. Join us to learn more.

This ACS approved event is open to the public, but prior registration is required.

For a full list of Earth Week events and sponsoring departments/programs, please click here.

 
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021, at 9:00 PM in The Oreo

Join us on Thursday, April 22 from 9-10:30 p.m. at the Oreo to enjoy your weekly Quizzo with a green twist. The questions for the night won't be the only thing centered around the Earth Day theme, so will the food and prizes.

For a full list of Earth Week events and sponsoring departments/programs, please click here.

 
Friday, April 23rd, 2021, at 11:00 AM in Zoom

Join Deborah Bishov, Social Sciences & Instructional Design Librarian and Merrill Stein, Social Sciences Librarian, on Friday, April 23, from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. for a workshop entitled “Policy Map/Social Explorer.” 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. This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the Villanova community.

Please register here. Once registered, you will be sent a link to the event.

 
Monday, April 26th, 2021, at 1:00 PM in Zoom

We invite the Villanova Community to join us for a taste of mindfulness meditation on Mondays from 1-1:30 pm during the spring semester. Mindfulness Mondays will offer a virtual, 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:

https://villanova.zoom.us/j/98337578849

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