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   Volume III, Issue 1
October 2006   

Cultural Events in Falvey Memorial Library

Events (First Floor Lounge)

  • A quodlibet and open house: Jeanne Schindler and Gene McCarraher, two Humanities professors, will debate the question of “Local Community and Cosmopolitan,” followed by a “meet and greet” reception with the faculty from the Humanities and Augustinian Traditions department. 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19.
  • If you are an English major or considering majoring in English, you are invited to the English department reception, featuring significant food and drink. Talk with faculty, hear about new courses and programs, and socialize with some of the most interesting students on campus. 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20.
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    Homecoming Weekend
    : Villanova University welcomes alum Nancy Connolly ’73 to talk about The Wildcats: A History of Villanovans in Professional Sports, written by her late husband, Michael P. Connolly ’72. Copies of the book will be on sale, and proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund for students in financial need after the death of a parent. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21.
  • Local author and alum Celeste Morello ’00 will talk about her research for her books on the Philadelphia Mafia, Before Bruno: the History of the Philadelphia Mafia. A student of history and criminal justice, she will reveal the inside story about organized crime in the Philadelphia area. A book signing will follow her talk. 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24.
  • Falvey Memorial Library presents English professor Lisa Sewell reading from her latest book of poetry, Name Withheld (Four Way Books, 2006). 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30.
  • Augustine scholar and Saint Louis University professor Kenneth B. Steinhauser will present the Augustinian Tradition lecture, followed by a reception on the second floor of the Library, adjacent to the two ongoing Augustinian exhibitions. 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, 2006.
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    English professor Jean Lutes
    will talk about her new book, Front-page Girls: Women Journalists in American Culture and Fiction, 1880-1930 (Cornell UP, 2006), part of the Scholarship @ Villanova series. 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8.
  • Father Ray Jackson Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: Campus Ministry is sponsoring an information session for this year’s special events, highlighted by a library display. Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, Falvey Memorial Library, first floor lounge.
  • During Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, moral theologian Mark Graham will lead a discussion on "God, Good Land, and Gratitude" as part of the Scholarship @ Villanova series. Graham, from the department of theology and religious studies, recently published Sustainable Agriculture: A Christian Ethic of Gratitude (Pilgrim Press, 2005). 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16.

Exhibits (2nd floor)

  • "Commemorating 500 Years of the Complete Works of Saint Augustine: From the 1506 Amerbach Edition to the Internet.” Through Monday, Nov. 20. Sponsored by the Augustinian Historical Institute and Falvey Special Collections.
  • "Celebrating the 750th Anniversary of the Grand Union of the Augustinian Order: From medieval Italy to modern Villanova,” Through Monday, Nov. 20. Sponsored by the Augustinian Historical Institute and Falvey Special Collections.