Please join us on Wednesday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for the Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Father Michael Di Gregorio, OSA, Prior Provincial.
Father Di Gregorio will present “The Birth of a Mission to South Philadelphia Italians: A Friars’ Tale.” The talk will focus on addressing the formation of the Italian-Augustinian Mission to the immigrants of Philadelphia at the start of the 20th Century—all of the challenges, opportunities and achievements. The talk will represent an aspect of Father Di Gregorio’s article: “The Mission of the Italian Augustinians in the United States, The First Thirty-Five Years: Laying the Foundation,” in Analecta Augustiniana, Vol. LXXVIII, 2015.
The Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series began in 2009 and celebrates Italian-American history and culture. It is made possible by the generous support of Alfred S. Mannella, ’58 VSB.
This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Please join us on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for a reading and talk given by Reginald Dwayne Betts, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Betts is the author of a memoir and two books of poetry. His memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison (Avery/Penguin, 2009), was awarded the 2010 NAACP Image Award for non-fiction. His books of poetry are Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James, 2010) and Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books, 2015). Betts is a 2010 Soros Justice Fellow, 2011 Radcliffe Fellow, and 2012 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. In 2012, Betts was appointed to the Coordinating Council of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention by President Obama. He is a graduate of Prince George’s Community College, the University of Maryland, the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College, and is currently a student at Yale Law School.
This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of English, Gender and Women's Studies, Africana Studies, Irish Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Honors College and The Writing Center, is free and open to the public.
The Department of English and Falvey Memorial Library’s annual Open Mic event will take place on Tuesday, April 18, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the library’s Speakers’ Corner. Class of 2017 Creative Writing Contestants, other 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 and Falvey Memorial Library invite you to enjoy this entertaining and memorable celebration of poetry and creative writing.
The event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of English, is free and open to the public.
Please join us in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library on Thursday, April 20 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 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 visit: http://concept.journals.villanova.edu
Please join us on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for a reading and talk given by Jennifer Haigh, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Haigh's newest book, the novel Heat and Light, looks at a community divided by the controversy over fracking. She is the author of the short story collection News from Heaven and four other critically-acclaimed novels: Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers and Mrs. Kimble. Her books have won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction, the Massachusetts Book Award and the PEN/L.L. Winship Award for outstanding book by a New England author, and have been published in sixteen languages. Haigh's short fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Granta, The Best American Short Stories and many other places. Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, she now lives in Boston.
This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of English,Gender and Women's Studies, Africana Studies, Irish Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Honors College and The Writing Center, is free and open to the public.
Paul L. Danove, PhD, STL, MDiv, BS, professor of New Testament Studies, will highlight the extensive research that led him to win the coveted Outstanding Faculty Research Award at a public lecture on Monday, April 24, 1 p.m. in the Idea Accelerator, Falvey Memorial Library. Dr. Danove, a 22-year member of Villanova’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies, is an internationally recognized expert on the semantic study of the Greek Old Testament and New Testament and the narrative study of the Gospel of Mark. Dr. Danove’s talk is titled “Semantic and Narrative Study of the Bible.” He will discuss some discoveries of his research on the Greek grammar of the Bible and his narrative studies of Mark’s Gospel. Light refreshments will be served. This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Office of the Provost, is free and open to the public.
Please join us in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library on Friday, April 28 at 9:00 a.m. for the Falvey Scholars 2017 Awards presentation and reception ceremony. This ceremony is one of the keynote events of EXPO ’17 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.
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This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, is free and open to the public.
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