Past Cultural Events

Event Date Time Location Description of Event Sponsor(s)
The Values, Virtues, and Challenges of a Liberal Arts Education 1/19/18 3:00 PM Villanova Room A discussion with Dr. Robert P. George and Dr. Cornel West. Matthew J. Ryan Center
MLK Keynote Address “My Life as a Civil Rights Activist:  From Jail in Jackson to the Distinguished American Award” 1/24/18 7:00 PM Villanova Room Nash’s work included the first successful campaign to integrate lunch counters (Nashville), the Freedom Riders who desegregated interstate travel, and the co-founding of the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Freedom School 2018 1/25/18 10:00 AM Connelly Center As part of our annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Freedom School offers concurrent hour-long sessions (10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm) that are hosted by various faculty members, staff, and students.  CPJE
Villanova Literary Festival 1/30/18 7:00 PM Falvey Library & Connolly Center This is the annually Villanova Literary Festival.  We're bringing on three fiction writers and two poets over the spring semester to offer public readings on campus. Among the authors visiting is last year's Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Tyehimba Jess.  English, Creative Wrtiing Program, Falvey Library, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Leslie Savan Journalism Talk 1/31/18 1:30 PM Bartley 23A Leslie Savan, author, journalist, and three-time Pulitzer nominee. In “What’s Going to Save Journalism?” she evaluates the free press during Donald Trump’s administration. She discusses net neutrality, “fake news,” and other struggles that journalists have been facing throughout this presidency. Writing and Rhetoric Department