Congratulations to all our Cultural Studies major graduates!
Due to globalization, technological innovations and other factors that directly affect our life interdisciplinary programs are on the rise in institutions of higher learning. Villanova is also moving in this direction by introducing a new major in CULTURAL STUDIES applicable to any geographical area or cultural phenomena, national or transnational in scope.
A versatile interdisciplinary major that complements a disciplinary study giving students an edge to compete in an increasingly tight market for graduate programs, employment, or other forms of intellectual engagement.
Villanova University will host a week of talks and workshops by Pulitzer Prize winning journalists September 24-28, 2012.
Dr. Jonathan Steinberg Why Italian Unification Failed in 1861: The Experience of a Young Nationalist
Alumnae Spotlight: Eileen Sullivan (VU grad ’99) will deliver the opening keynote address Monday, September 24th, 7PM, Driscoll Auditorium, 132. Click here for more information about Eileen Sullivan.
Eileen Sullivan (VU grad ’99)
Susan Snyder, co-lead reporter, Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer, with the inside scoop on his paper’s prize winning-series, “Assault on Learning,” about violence in Philadelphia public schools, Wednesday, September 26th, Connelly Center Cinema, 7 PM. Click here for more information about Stan Wischnowski and here for more information on the Inquirer series.
Susan Snyder, co-lead reporter
Pulitzer Workshops: Learn from Inquirer editorial staff, reporters, and photographers about investigative reporting, photojournalism, interviewing, story ideas, and editing strategies. Falvey 205
Pulitzer Prize week at Villanova University is sponsored by the Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric, the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society, the Department of English, the Department of Communication, the Center for Peace and Justice Education, the Cultural Studies Program, the Department of Education and Counseling, Falvey Library, and the Writing Center.
MONDAY, Sept. 24
3:00 to 4:15 p.m. at Falvey 205 – A session by Eileen Sullivan, AP reporter, VU ’99, on interviewing techniques and other reporting tips.
4:30 to 6 p.m. at Falvey 205 -- A session specific on Jeff Gammage’s reporting at South Philadelphia High School, how he was embedded in the school confronted with racial tensions and the challenge of writing that story so masterfully. Combined with perspective from Principal Otis Hackney and photographer Ron Tarver. (Presenters – Reporter Jeff Gammage, Photographer Ron Tarver, South Philly Principal Otis Hackney)
TUESDAY, Sept. 25
3 to 4:30 at Falvey 205-- A session on the photojournalism that went into the project. (Presenters – Photo Editor Michael Mercanti, Photographers Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel, David Swanson and Ron Tarver).
4:30 to 6 at Falvey 205-- A session on the editing structure of a project of this magnitude. (Presenters – Projects Editor Rose Ciotta and Copy Editor Thom Guarnieri).
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26
3 to 4:30 at Falvey 205-- A session on the reporting/writing/interviewing/data analysis used for the project. (Presenters – Reporters Sue Snyder, Jeff Gammage, Dylan Purcell, Kristen Graham).
THURSDAY, Sept. 27
3 to 4:30 at Falvey 205-- A session on the complexities of the multimedia effort. (Presenters – Projects Editor Rose Ciotta, Multimedia Editor Frank Wiese, Reporter Dylan Purcell, Page Designer Sterling Chen and Graphics Artist Mike Placentra).
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Cultural Studies Program are celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month with the following lecture by Dr. Carmen Peraita:
“Early Modern Multimedia Publications from Valencia to Cuzco”
October 1st Monday at 1:00 pm. Falvey Library, Room 205.
Open and free for the public!
American Indian Enviroment and Identity
Monday, November 5 4:30 p.m., Driscoll Hall Auditorium.
Philadelphia Inquirer's Pulitzer Prize Series on School Violence.
One Week in November.
Blacks and Jews: An Invitation to Dialogue: 9/7Shlomo Neguse Molla, the deputy speaker of the Knesset (the legislative branch of Israeli government, akin to our congress) is coming to Villanova on Sept. 7, from 4 until 5:30 p.m. in Driscoll Hall Room 134. Mr. Molla is a black Ethiopian who has risen to the highest levels of Israeli government while fighting for equality and pluralism in Israel and against racism and trafficking in women. Mr. Molla will offer introductory remarks then engage Q and A mostly around his experiences with special emphasis on how he negotiates the dual perils of racism and anti-Semitism in a town hall format.