Please join us on Tuesday, March 26 in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library as we celebrate the opening of an exhibit that looks at the 248-year history of the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland. Founded in Philadelphia in 1771, the Society is the second-oldest, continuously meeting Irish organization in the United States. The Society has made a number of contributions to Villanova University and recently partnered with the Library’s Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement department to digitize their historical materials.

We will have some Irish music beginning at 5pm and the event will formally begin at 6pm, with talks from Laura Bang (Distinctive Collections Librarian/Archivist), Dr. Joseph Lennon (Emily C. Riley Director of Irish Studies), and Joseph P. Heenan (Past President of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and current Chair of the Scholarship Committee and Chair of the Society’s Historical Records). Light refreshments will be served.

Selections of the Society’s historic papers and artifacts will be on display in the exhibit cases near Speakers’ Corner through the end of May and digitized materials may be accessed online through the Digital Library@Villanova University: https://digital.library.villanova.edu/

You can find more information about the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick on their website: https://friendlysons.com/

 

Please join us on Wed., March 27, at 2:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s room 205 for the second Diversity Resource Guide Student Group Series featuring Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) Local 75. Formerly known as Villanovans Against Sweatshops, SLAM is a student-run group dedicated to protecting workers' rights and upholding Villanova's values through education and direct action. Join SLAM for an information session on March 27, and learn how you can get involved.

As a community composed of diverse perspectives and viewpoints, we believe that Falvey Memorial Library is a welcoming place where students can engage with each other and share their unique voices, ideas and stories. By supporting multicultural and service student groups and giving them a platform to spread their message, we believe we can help to create an inclusive environment that nurtures an understanding and appreciation for diversity among the Villanova University community. Join us March 27, to learn about the amazing work SLAM is doing right here on campus.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and SLAM, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Contact SLAM on Instagram, @vu_slam; Twitter, @vu_slam; Facebook, @VillanovaUSAS; or by email at villanova.usas@gmail.com. Please contact libraryevents@villanova.edu if your student group is interested in hosting an information session at the library.

 
Thursday, March 28th, 2019, at 5:00 PM in Speakers' Corner

Please join us on Thursday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for a panel discussion titled, “STEMing Diversity: A Conversation with Latin@ Professors at Villanova.” Panelists include: Alexander Diaz-Lopez, PhD; Wilma Febo-Ayala; Diego Fernandez-Duque, PhD; David Cereceda, PhD; and Carla Narvaez-Diaz. This event, co-sponsored by Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honor Society, Gender and Women's Studies Program, College of Engineering, CLAS Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Chemistry Department Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.

 
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019, at 1:30 PM in Room 205

Please join us in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m. for the 2019 Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture featuring Jonathan Doh, PhD, Associate Dean of Research, Co-Faculty Director Moran Center for Global Leadership, Rammrath Chair in International Business, Villanova School of Business. Dr. Doh will give a presentation titled “Adapting to Grand Societal Challenges through Collective Entrepreneurship” that will highlight the extensive research that led him to win the coveted Outstanding Faculty Research Award.

Grand challenges such as climate change pose major threats to societal well-being. Drawing from research on cross-sectoral partnerships and environmental entrepreneurship, Dr. Doh proposes collective environmental entrepreneurship (CEE) as a strategy to facilitate adaptation to changing global systems. He will explain how cross-sectoral partnerships involving business, government, and nonprofits can overcome some of the constraints facing individual sectors in developing innovative adaptations to grand environmental challenges.

Be sure to join us to honor Dr. Doh on his remarkable achievement. This ACS approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Office of the Provost, is free and open to the public.

 
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019, at 4:30 PM in Speakers' Corner

Please join us on Wednesday, April, 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner, Falvey Memorial Library, for a poetry reading presented by four faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Poets include: Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Department of English; Jill Kress Karn, Department of English; Anne Patricia Minicozzi, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program; and Catherine Staples, Departments of English and Honors. Each panelist will read five to seven poems from their own work. This ACS approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of English, and the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program, is free and open to the public.

 
Thursday, April 4th, 2019, at 7:00 PM in Connelly Center Cinema

Please join us on Thursday, April, 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Connelly Center Cinema for a reading and talk given by poet Claudia Rankine, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Rankine is founder of the Racial Imaginary Institute and the author of two plays, Provenance of Beauty and The White Card, and five poetry collections including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely and Citizen, which received awards from the LA Times, the NAACP, the National Book Critic’s Circle and PENN. Recipient of a 2016 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant, she teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. This event, co-sponsored by the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Honors Program, Africana Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, The Writing Center, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.

 
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019, at 12:30 PM in Speakers' Corner

The Department of English and Falvey Memorial Library’s annual Open Mic event will take place on Tuesday, April 9, at 12:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner. Celebrating National Poetry Month, students and members of the University community will share original work and favorite poems, ranging from the humorous to the thought-provoking to the sublime. Whether you have a poem or a creative-writing excerpt you’d like to share or you just want to listen, the Department of English, Falvey Memorial Library and the Program in Creative Writing invite you to enjoy this entertaining and memorable celebration of poetry and creative writing. This ACS approved event is free and open to the public.

 
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, at 12:00 PM in Room 205

Please join us in Falvey Memorial Library's room 205 on Wednesday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m., as we celebrate the publication of CONCEPT: Villanova University's Interdisciplinary Journal of Graduate Studies. Editors, authors and peer-reviewers involved in the project will be recognized for their contributions. Light refreshments will also be served! 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.

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

 
Thursday, April 11th, 2019, at 2:30 PM in Speakers' Corner

Please join us on April 11 at 2:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for a talk given by Heimbold Chair, Mike McCormack. Jennifer Joyce, PhD and Jim Murphy, PhD will discuss Irish writing with Heimbold Chair, Mike McCormack. One of the 2019 Villanova University Literary Festival’s featured speakers, McCormack has published two collections of short stories, as well as three novels. He won the 1996 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, and his novel Getting It in the Head was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His book Solar Bones won the Goldsmiths Prize, and in 2018 he won the Dublin Literary Prize. This ACS approved event, co-sponsored by the Center for Irish Studies and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.

 
Thursday, April 25th, 2019, at 7:00 PM in Dougherty Hall, East Lounge

Please join us on Thursday, April, 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Dougherty Hall, East Lounge, for a reading and talk given by poet Julia Kasdorf, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Kasdorf is the author of four books of poetry, including Sleeping Preacher, which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, as well as the Great Lakes College Award and the Conference of Christianity and Literature Book of the Year. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University. This event, co-sponsored by the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Honors Program, Africana Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, The Writing Center, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.

 
Friday, April 26th, 2019, at 9:00 AM in Room 205

Please join us in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library on Friday, April 26 at 9:15 a.m. for the 2019 Falvey Scholars Awards presentation and reception ceremony. This ceremony is one of the keynote events of EXPO '19 week, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate research from across Villanova's campus. At this event, award recipients will give short presentations on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or in the creation of the project report.

For more information about Falvey Scholars: http://library.villanova.edu/about/projects/falveyscholars/

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Center for Research and Fellowships, is free and open to the public.

Faculty can nominate students until March 28 by using this link. Once nominated, students will be asked to apply in order to be considered for the award by using a link on the same page. Faculty mentors who plan to nominate should encourage students to apply.

Villanova students, if you’d like to be considered for the Falvey Scholar award urge your faculty mentor to nominate you by forwarding them the nomination link. (Note: Students MUST be nominated by a faculty mentor before applying in order to be considered for the award.) The deadline for faculty nominations is March 28. The deadline for student applications is April 5.

 
Thursday, August 1st, 2019, at 1:30 PM in First Floor Lounge

Selections from the collection,“Now Far From Home: The 100th Anniversary of the Armistice Ending the Great War,” are now on display on Falvey’s first floor! The exhibit, curated by Michael Foight, director, Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement, features photographs, photo albums, newspapers, newspaper clippings, event and play programs, a game, book plate, scrapbooks, paper toys and other rare remembrances and artifacts from the Great War time period.