Cultural Events Calendar

The events listed on this calendar are "ACS Approved." The list is not exhaustive, and there are other events that take place on campus that might satisfy the Cultural Event credit requirement. STUDENTS: If you are not sure if an event will count for Cultural Event credit, please consult with your professor.

Title of Event Date of Event Start Time Location
Brief Description of Event Sponsor(s)
Scholarship@Villanova Lecture featuring Jill A. McCorkel, PhD 9/16/2014 2:30 PM Room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library Dr. McCorkel will be talking about her recently published book, Breaking Women: Gender, Race and the New Politics of Imprisonment. Falvey Memorial Library
WWI Anniversary Talk featuring Jeffrey Johnson, PhD 9/23/2014 4:00 PM Room 204 of Falvey Memorial Library Jeffrey Johnson, PhD, professor of history, will give a talk titled “From the Pistol of June to the Guns of August 1914: Beginning the Self-Destruction of Imperial Europe.” This talk is being held in honor of the 100th anniversary of World War I. Falvey Memorial Library & the Department of History
Not Alone: Sexual Assault at Villanova 9/24/2014 6:00 PM Connelly Cinema This panel will highlight Villanova’s support for survivors; how the University has addressed shortcomings that the White House report has identified; a call to action to Villanova students to prevent, intervene and report sexual assault. Gender & Women's Studies, Office of Health Promotion
St. Thomas of Villanova Lecture - Wes Moore 9/25/2014 7:00 PM Pavilion Wes Moore, author of One Book Villanova selection The Other Wes Moore,  will be coming to campus as part of the annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day celebration. Office of the President and the One Book Villanova Committee
The Vivian J. Lamb Lecture Series on Augustinian Thought and  The Sciences. 9/25/2014 4:30 PM Bartley 1011 Because of the high interest in the thinking about evolution and the idea of a multiverse, this lecture will use Hawking’s “The Grand Design” and Augustine’s commentary on Genesis as the bases for a conversation about the origin of the world(s), about evolution and about religion The Augustinian Institute
Alumni Author Lecture: James Hedtke, PhD, ’73 MA 9/29/2014 2:30 PM Room 204, Falvey Memorial Library Dr. James Hedtke, professor of history and political science at Cabrini College will be giving a talk titled “They Never Grew Old: The Freckleton, England Air Disaster of 1944.” Falvey Memorial Library
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation 9/30/2014 5:30 PM Driscoll Auditorium A nurse at CHOP led a journey that exposed industrial pollution causing a cancer cluster in a picturesque Jersey Shore town.  A book chronicling the story has received this year’s Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction. College of Nursing
Ruth Wilson Gilford “Mass Incarceration Today: Understanding the Present Conjuncture” 10/6/2014 4:30 PM Bartley 1011 Gilford is Professor of American Studies at CUNY. She is the 2014 GPWSC Scholar-in-Residence and will be discussing the economic and human costs of mass incarceration in the US. GWS
Strategies for Building A Quality and Safety Culture 10/20/2014 7:30 PM Connelly Center Annual distinguished lecture with a topic that will add to students' abilities to promote achieve quality and safety competencies in their practice. College of Nursing
Paying for the Party 10/21/2014 6:30 PM Bartley 1011 Following a group of college women from the residence hall floor to a year post-graduation, Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong will discuss the party pathway as perpetuated by social hierarchies based on appearance, race, wealth and men's perceptions of women; heavy alcohol use; and a culture of hooking up. Health Promotion, Gender & Women's Studies, Student Development
The Mystery of Edwin Drood 10/21-25/2014 8:00 PM St. Mary's Auditorium Villanova Student Musical Theatre presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical mystery based on an unfinished Charles Dickens novel. Characters must solve the crime, though many are also suspects! Where Dickens left off, audiences vote to determine an end to the story. Working on English Dept. Sponsorship
Sustainable Careers 10/22/2014 5:00 PM Driscoll 132 Panel of Villanova Alumni who have used your degree to create a sustainable career. Representatives from the College of Arts and Science, Engineering and Business will be on the  panel. Office of Sustainability
Conscience of the Holocaust Talk: Ellen Cassedy 10/22/2014 12:30 PM Room 204, Falvey Memorial Library Ellen Cassedy, speaker, journalist, author of non-fiction books, and Yiddish translator will be present a talk titled, "Remembering the Holocaust in Lithuania: Challenges, Controversies, and Hope for a More Tolerant Future.” Falvey Memorial Library
Freedpeople and Forty Acres:  African Americans and Sherman’s March 10/22/2014 4:00 PM Connelly Center Cinema Anne Rubin will be lecturing on her new book "Through the Heart of Dixie." It is a cultural look at Sherman's March to the sea using various media sources and personal memoirs. History Department
All of Us Home 10/23/2014 5:30 PM Driscoll auditorium A social justice documentary and student panel related to issues surrounding the homeless in Philadelphia. The program includes a film directed and produced by a VU class. College of Nursing
Center for Multicultural Affairs Diversity Programming Fall Speaker Event 10/28/2014 6:00 PM Bel Air Terrace The Diversity Programming Committee welcomes Poet, Professor, and Activist, Dr. Javon Johnson as the guest speaker for our Fall Event. The Center for Multicultural Affairs
Graphic Novels Event 10/30/2014 3:00 PM Room 204, Falvey Memorial Library The co-editors of the all-girls comic anthology Dirty Diamonds, Claire Folkman and Kelly Phillips will give a talk about their experiences in comic book creation/editing. Falvey Memorial Library & The Writing Center
Energy, the Environment, and Our Future: Some Good News 11/4/2014 2:00 PM Connelly Cinema Dr. Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State, will address the path to a sustainable energy future. Using solid science on this subject can give us a larger economy and a cleaner environment, with greater security and insurance against disasters. Center for Energy and Environmental Education
Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture featuring Dr. Joseph Tropea 11/5/2014 7:00 PM Speakers' Corner, Falvey Memorial Library Dr. Tropea, former chairman of the Sociology Department at George Washington University, will present on the Monongah disaster. The talk is titled "First Buried then Married: Flawed Histories of Italian-Americans." Falvey Memorial Library
Crumbling at the Edges: Ice Sheets and Sea-Level Rise 11/5/2014 2:00 PM Connelly Cinema Prof. Richard Alley will discuss the rapid pace of recent discovery around the ices sheets of Greenland and Antarctica which confirms recent modeling exercises are incomplete, and shows that ice-sheet "collapse" remains possible in West Antarctica. Center for Energy and Environmental Education
Gayle Danley Performance Poet 11/6/2014 4:00 PM Cinema Gayle Danley is an internationally recognized Slam Poetry champion. She will be giving a performance. Office of Multi Cultural Affairs; GWS; Honors; English; Cultural Studies; Africana Studies
Faith and Environmental Panel: Empowering the Care for Creation 11/11/2014 5:00 PM Bartley 1011 Discover the connection between Catholicism and sustainability, and empower students to act on the information. Panelist include: Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Climate Covenant, Villanova Student and Admiral David Titley. Villanova office of Sustainability, Center for Peace and Justice, Villanova Center for Energy and Environmental Education
Live-Free Weekend 11/14/2014 12:00 PM N/A This weekend (November 14-16) will challenge students to live an entire weekend free from any substance use and commit to reflection on how alcohol impacts our relationships and social experiences. Will span the entire weekend and will feature a social media contest. Health Promotion, POWER, MOVE above the influence, Choice House
The Clothesline Project on Gender Violence 11/17/2014 4:30 PM Bartley 1011 Susan Rose speaks about challenging global gender violence through the Clothesline Project in which women from around the globe paint t-shirts and hang them on a clothesline as a public display of their feelings after having experienced gender violence. Includes video and interactive discussion. Writing & Rhetoric, Peace and Justice, Cultural Studies, Global Studies
Proof 11/18-22/2014 8:00 PM St. Mary's Theater When Catherine's genius father dies, she must confront her estranged sister, Claire, and a devoted student of her father, Hal. Catherine also must confront her  own mental health; does she share the disease that has plagued her family? Villanova Student Theater
Anjaani 11/22/2014 5:30 PM Villanova Room in the Connelly Center Anjaani is a multicultural show put together by SAMOSA. The show involves a play, dance performances by teams on and off campus, a fashion show, and great food! Through the show, students are exposed to South Asian culture. Student Development