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September 2008   
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Events & Exhibits

Exhibit celebrates two Augustinian anniversaries
Volume II, Issue 1
Featuring ancient and new editions of St. Thomas's Sermons, art produced in honor of St. Nicholas, as well as print reproductions of the shrine at Tolentino. > Full story
Falvey Cultural Calendar
Volume II, Issue 1
Falvey Cultural Calendar
Volume II, Issue 2
Reliving Antiquity with Special Collections and Core Humanities
Volume II, Issue 2
View changing depictions of St. Augustine, travel narratives, historical novels and George Washington seated on Zeus's throne. > Full story
Hispanic Heritage Month: Of poets and politics
Volume II, Issue 2
Faculty from the department of classical and modern languages and literatures share new publications, a poetry collection and a commemoration of Chile's September 11, 1973. > Full story
Falvey helps promote One Book Villanova University program
Volume II, Issue 2
Reading the signs of the times: Dr. Bernard P. Prusak latest book, The Church Unfinished, stimulates discussion of the Roman Catholic Church’s past and future
Volume II, Issue 2
The latest in the Falvey Faculty Book Talk series > Full story
You’re invited: Falvey book group selects intriguing titles
Volume II, Issue 3
March 1 book discussion on Fahrenheit 451 > Full story
A forgotten Founding Father? Falvey’s Scholarship @ Villanova presents Dr. James J. Kirschke
Volume II, Issue 3
Gouverneur Morris's accomplishments in the face of adversity > Full story
Class Poet Award 2006
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Are you a senior? Are you a poet? If so, you could be named Class Poet of 2006! > Full story
Falvey presents “"Sing a Song: A Celebration of Traditional Music of Ireland and Elsewhere in Print”
Volume II, Issue 3
Selections from the private collection of Villanova Law School professor Lewis Becker will be on display from March 13 to April 27. > Full story
Mary Desmond presents her award-winning research in Falvey’s Scholarship @ Villanova series
Volume II, Issue 4
Chicks, mice and humans or how basic science can lead to medical discoveries > Full story
Whidden on Rimbaud: Scholarship @ Falvey series features
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French professor's edition of visionary poet's works > Full story
Falvey's Cultural Calendar: upcoming exhibits and events
Volume II, Issue 3
Irish music exhibit and events, Women's History Month book talks, Faculty Research Award talk, Scholarship@Villanova series and more > Full story
Ellison and Augustine
Volume II, Issue 4
Mark Shiffman notes connections between Invisible Man and The Confessions > Full story
"Life and Culture in an 18th Century Augustinian Monastery"
Volume II, Issue 4
Women’s History Month faculty book talks
Volume II, Issue 5
History professors Catherine Kerrison and Rebecca Winer discuss their new books, one featuring Southern women in early America and the other, women's roles in a multi-ethnic medieval town. > Full story
Sing a Song: Photos from the Irish exhibit's events
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A celebration of traditional music of Ireland & elsewhere in print: Items from Professor Lewis Becker's collection > Full story
Invisible Man made visible
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Falvey's Black History Month series: Scholars respond to the classic novel > Full story
Seth Koven and "slumming" in Victorian London
Volume II, Issue 5
Sebastian Barry by Rev. David Cregan, OSA
Volume II, Issue 5
An Irish Festival Week event highlights the noted Irish playwright > Full story
Open mike poetry reading
Volume II, Issue 5
University poets share their work; Senior Class Poet named > Full story
Students debate important leadership issues in the African-American community
Volume II, Issue 4
Catholicism, evolution and intelligent design
Volume II, Issue 4
Late pope honored and thorny issues addressed at library lecture > Full story
Open mike poetry reading in Falvey
Volume II, Issue 4
Senior poets have poems posted in the Library > Full story
Seth Koven on “Slumming” in Victorian London
Volume II, Issue 4
"The often surprising relationship between benevolence and sex, rich and poor, in Victorian London" > Full story
Library hosts panel of authors on Augustine and Politics
Volume II, Issue 4
Barrett book delves into Congress’s posture toward the CIA in the agency’s early years
Volume II, Issue 4
Take a glimpse at Falvey's past
Volume II, Issue 5
Villanova’s Library: Revisiting its Past, Envisioning its Future > Full story
On exhibit: Celebrating and commemorating two important anniversaries
Volume III, Issue 1
2006 marks two significant anniversaries for Villanova University—the 750th of the Grand Union of the Augustinians and the 500th anniversary of the first publication Augustine's complete works. > Full story
Cultural Events in Falvey Memorial Library
Volume III, Issue 1
Open houses for prospective majors; book talks on VU athletes, poetry, St. Augustine, women journalists and the Philadelphia mafia; and Hunger and Homelessness Week events > Full story
Holocaust studies expert shares his insight on Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal
Volume III, Issue 1
Mark Weitzman on Wiesenthal's accomplishments and legacy > Full story
Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month: Testaments of modern anguish and religious edification
Volume III, Issue 1
Dr. Mercedes Juliá discusses her work on Jimenez's "Tiempo" and Dr. Carmen Peraita describes a popular 17th century work on St. Thomas of Villanova. > Full story
Alumna Celeste Morello on the Philadelphia Mafia
Volume III, Issue 2
Falvey's cultural calendar
Volume III, Issue 2
Blood Done Sign My Name author to sign books in Falvey Jan. 24, the life and work of Wendy Wasserstein on Feb. 1, "Christmas in Special Collections" and more... > Full story
Jean Lutes on the antics and aspirations of women reporters
Volume III, Issue 2
Front Page Girls is Lutes's new book > Full story
Villanova pro sports figures; Alumni writers highlighted
Volume III, Issue 2
Lisa Sewell reads from her latest collection of poems, Name Withheld
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“Wildcats Past and Present: Moments from the History of Sports at Villanova”
Volume III, Issue 3
On exhibit until May 21 on Falvey's second floor > Full story
Cultural calendar: Events and exhibits
Volume III, Issue 3
“Songs of the Black American Experience": Celebrating Black History Month
Volume III, Issue 4
For 19th century African Americans, the songs expressed not only spiritual healing and faith but also contained coded messages about escape attempts and the Underground Railroad. > Full story
Reaching an underserved population : Dr. Suzanne Smeltzer and the Health Promotion for Women with Disabilities Project
Volume III, Issue 4
"Women with disabilities are in greater need of wellness information than the rest of the female population." > Full story
One Book essay contest winners!
Volume III, Issue 4
Molly Grace's paper on the media's portrayal of lynching and Andrew Moriarty's take on racial blindness. > Full story
Dr. Suzanne Toton and "Justice Education": Addressing the origins of social problems or treating the symptoms?
Volume III, Issue 4
"We should look for opportunities to build relationships, not only with the poor, but with those who are organized and already engaged in the struggle for justice.” > Full story
Cultural Calendar: Upcoming public events & ongoing exhibits at Falvey
Volume III, Issue 4
"Open mic" poetry reading by students and faculty: Celebrating National Poetry Month
Volume III, Issue 5
A love of work: Patricia Ranft speaks on the theology of work in the medieval era
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Augustinian history now online
Volume III, Issue 5
The fall 2006 exhibits are at your fingertips. > Full story
"Men and Women Are From Eden" topic of John Paul II Legacy lecture
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What does a poem look like? "Signing the Body Poetic"
Volume III, Issue 5
Scholarship @ Villanova features Dr. Heidi Rose > Full story
Fifth annual Falvey Scholars program
Volume III, Issue 5
Seniors present their award-winning research: From community organizing in Philadelphia to Kenneth Burke and "Middlemarch." > Full story
"Bound to Catch an Eye: Decorative American book covers, 1830-1910" now on display
Volume IV, Issue 1
With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, more people began to buy books. Publishers soon realized that sales improved when interesting covers caught the eye of potential buyers. > Full story
Events and exhibits calendar
Volume IV, Issue 1
You're invited... > Full story
Falvey welcomes new faculty and international students
Volume IV, Issue 1
Receptions held at the beginning of the school year introduce Falvey's services and policies. > Full story
Rabbi Lazar is World Religions Day guest speaker
Volume IV, Issue 2
What's high and holy about the High Holy Days? > Full story
Cultural calendar for Falvey Memorial Library
Volume IV, Issue 2
A complete listing of exhibits and upcoming events > Full story
“How technology is changing communication”
Volume IV, Issue 2
Dr. Leonard Shyles presents at the Scholarship @ Villanova series. > Full story
Philadelphia's "Little Italy" topic of Scholarship lecture
Volume IV, Issue 2
Dr. Richard Juliani's new book centers on the life and work of Rev. Antonio Isoleri, pastor of the first U.S. church established for Italian Catholics. > Full story
Dr. Mercedes Juliá presents her latest book
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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month: Dr. Juliá examines approaches to the historical novel in postmodern times. > Full story
The meaning of “Hispanic”: A student forum
Volume IV, Issue 2
Dr. María Gladys Vallières and Dr. Carlos Trujillo led this wide-ranging discussion. > Full story
Wildcats exhibit now online!
Volume IV, Issue 2
Frank Henninger’s personal journey
Volume IV, Issue 2
"Seven Life Lessons Learned on Mount Rainier" featured in Community Author event > Full story
Helping People Survive HIV/AIDS
Volume IV, Issue 3
AIDS Awareness Week event highlights Catholic Relief Services in Kenya > Full story
Dr. Robert Caverly on recent improvements in wireless communication
Volume IV, Issue 3
Dick Tracy’s wristwatch and the communicators used in Star Trek sparked Dr. Caverly’s early interest in two-way radio communication. > Full story
Catholic Relief Services in Rwanda
Volume IV, Issue 3
A One Book event: A personal account, before, during and after -- The impact of the genocide > Full story
Connecting everyday life and iconic historical events
Volume IV, Issue 3
Paul Steege on the Berlin blockade in his book, Black Market, Cold War: Everyday Life in Berlin, 1946-1949 > Full story
Game Night @ Your Library
Volume IV, Issue 3
The event featured “Guitar Hero,” “Rock Band,” “Halo 3” and a Wii for sports like tennis and bowling. All are invited to the next Game Nights on Feb. 22 and March 14. > Full story
Three women who challenged the collapse of Reconstruction in South Carolina
Volume IV, Issue 3
"Rehearsal for Freedon": Black History Month lecture features noted scholar Darlene Clark Hine > Full story
Falvey unveils new projects at gala dinner
Volume IV, Issue 4
Introducing the Community Bibliography & companion Faculty Fulltext collection, bringing the "cultural footprint" of the University to a broader audience > Full story
Living large: Tackling the life and thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Volume IV, Issue 4
Her forthcoming biography is Dr. Lori Ginzberg's personal attempt to reconcile Stanton’s controversial positions in the women’s rights movement. > Full story
Richard Spinello and a "bold Christian humanism": John Paul II legacy lecture
Volume IV, Issue 4
Noted ethicist lays out the late pope’s “grand vision of the human person, truth and freedom” at third annual Pope John Paul II legacy lecture > Full story
Poetry festivities: You're invited to celebrate National Poetry Month
Volume IV, Issue 4
April is the coolest month, with apologies to T.S. Eliot. Attend the open mic reading and Arthology publication party. Read poems by Senior Class Poet contestants posted in the library. > Full story
What's new? Events and exhibits
Volume IV, Issue 4
Third Annual Falvey “Open Mic” Poetry Reading
Volume IV, Issue 5
One by one, poets of various backgrounds, ages and experiences shared their work. > Full story
Scholarship @ Villanova presents Paul Pasles on Benjamin Franklin
Volume IV, Issue 5
Pasles' book "provides nourishment for those skilled in the niceties of math" > Full story
Outstanding Faculty Research Award recipient Ahmad Hoorfar speaks at Falvey
Volume IV, Issue 5
“The power of evolutionary programming is that it is not intuitive but it works.” > Full story
Peas, Bees, Gender and Blue Eyes
Volume V, Issue 1
Falvey brings to the Mendel celebration a Special Collections display, “Mendel in Falvey,” which showcases, through manuscripts, significant journal articles and books, key writings on heredity. > Full story
Ronald Hill Promotes Corporate Social Responsibility
Volume V, Issue 1
A better world would promote “consumption adequacy,” providing greater opportunities for people of all nations. > Full story
Upcoming Events in Falvey
Volume V, Issue 1
Presidential Election series, Scholarship @ Villanova talks and Conscience of the Holocaust > Full story
Photo Gallery: Meeting and Greeting
Volume V, Issue 1
New faculty attend a breakfast reception. Library staff from St. Joe's, LaSalle and Villanova gather at Falvey. > Full story