Weekly Events

Date and  Time   
Event

Thursday, April 10, 2014

5:30 PM

Falvey Speaker's Corner

PRAXIS AWARD LECTURE:  VETERANS' TREATMENT COURTS, "A NATION'S PROMISE" Judge Marc Carter, Houston, Texas

Judge Carter has created an alternative criminal justice court for U.S. military veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq who end up struggling to adjust to civilian life and find themselves in front of his court for non-violent offenses.  This alternative court, which offers the interventions necessary to get these service men and women back on the their productive feet as citizens, has now been replicated in at least twenty-five other jurisdictions.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

7:00 PM

2014 VILLANOVA LITERARY FESTIVAL:  AUTHOR JAIME GORDON

National Book Award winning author of of Lord of Misrule, Bogeywoman, and Circumspections from an Equestrian Statue

Thursday, April 10, 2014

4:30 PM

Bartley 1011

BEGINNINGS CONTINUED... :  AUGUSTINE AND GENESIS

Understand the origins of the universe and humanity from a "Big Bang" perspective that reconceptualizes 13.82 billion years into a more comprehensible single calendar year, with the universe starting Janary 1st off with a Big Bang, and humans appearing only six minutes before midnight a on Dec. 31st a year later. In this three-lecture series, meet your hominid ancestors, discover the human origins of culture, and look back on the universe's creation through the eyes of Augustine.

Friday, April 11, 2014

2:00 PM

Bartley 28.32, 1010, 2073, 2074, 3001, 3042

SPEED FAITHING:  JUDAISM, ISLAM, BUDDHISM, HINDUISM, AGNOSTICISM, PAGANISM

6 rooms-6 faiths-15 minutes each. Following the model of speed dating, students witness to thier own beliefs and learn the beliefs of thier peers: Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduisim, Agnaosticism, Paganism are represented.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

3:00 PM

St. Mary's Chapel

THE VILLANOVA VOICES & VILLANOVA SINGERS

The Fauré Requiem with combined choirs, organ, and harp.

Monday, April 14, 4:00

205 Falvey

A CONVERSATION TO HAVE AT HOME: [DIS]PLACING RESPECTABILITY'S VISUAL POLITICS IN TONI MORRISON'S JAZZ

Dr. Herman Beavers of the Universityof Pennsylvania will give the annual ida B. Wells Lecture with a focus on Toni Morrison's fiction.

 

Monday, April 14, Bartley 2001

OUT IN AFRICA: THE STRANGE STORY OF HOW THE WEST MADE IT DIFFICULT TO BE GAY IN MOST OF AFRICA.

Lecture and open discussion with Dr. Tim Horner of Peace and Justice.

 

Monday, April 15, Bartley 1011

VILLANOVA'S TRUE BEAUTY CAMPAIGN

Villanova's True Beauty Campaign is an effort to promote a widespread and diverse concept of beauty. We will challenge many of the stereotypes frequently portrayed in the media and by our peers and urge a more inclusive and natural representation of what "beautiful" is.

 

Tuesday, April 22, Noon

Meet at the Oreo

EARTH DAY CAMPUS TOURS

Villanova students give a tour around campus of Villanova's sustainability features, including LEED buildings, interesting and beautiful ways of managing storm water, and more.  You'll be surprised by how 'green' your campus is!

 

Tuesday, April 22, 5:00 PM, Connelly Cinema

FROM WALL STREET TO WYEBROOK FARM

Dean Carlson is the founder and owner of Wyebrook Farm in Honey Brook, PA.  During and after college, Dean was focused on a career in finance, and worked for 15 years on Wall Street. He came to realize the importance and economic potential of sustainable agriculture, and founded Wyebrook Farm to provide an alternative to the industrial food supply system. Wyebrook Farm provides food produced without artificial fertilizer, pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics to the local community. Dean Carlson will tell the story of his journey from Wall Street to Wyebrook Farm and describe why sustainable agriculture is becoming only more essential to our society.