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Upcoming Events at Falvey Memorial Library

Thursday, March 15th, 2018, at 3:00 PM in West Lounge, Dougherty Hall

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Department of Romance Languages at Villanova University will present Nicolás Wey Gómez, PhD, Department of History, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to give a talk on What Columbus Discovered.” The talk will take place from 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th in the West Lounge, Dougherty Hall.

For five centuries, the voyages of Christopher Columbus have inspired heated debate over the true nature of his Indies enterprise. Did Columbus believe he had reached Asia or a continent unknown to his European contemporaries? And what did he intend to accomplish once he crossed the Atlantic?

In this talk, Wey Gómez will explore some of the facts and fiction surrounding Columbus’ geographical surveys of the Bahamas and Caribbean Basin. He will show how the navigator's discoveries revolutionized old ideas about the globe, and how science, faith and politics shaped the momentous encounter between Europe and the Americas.

This ACS approved event is co-sponsored by the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Program in Africana Studies, Department of History, Department of Humanities, Program in Latin American Studies and Falvey Memorial Library

 
Thursday, March 15th, 2018, at 7:00 PM in Connelly Center

Please join us on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Presidents’ Lounge in the Connelly Center for a reading and talk given by poet Colette Bryce, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Bryce is an award-winning poet from Northern Ireland and the author of four poetry collections. Her most recent collection is titled Selected Poems.

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

 
Thursday, April 5th, 2018, at 7:00 PM in

Please join us on Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for a reading and talk given by author Zinzi Clemmons, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Clemmons, a Philadelphia local, is the author of What We Lose, co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee journal, and Contributing Editor to LitHub.com.

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

 
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, at 7:00 PM in Speakers' Corner

Please join us on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for a reading and talk given by author Ariel Levy, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Levy is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. She is the author of Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture and the memoir The Rules Do Not Apply.

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

 

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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