In the Spotlight: Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Drill - March 24
You're Invited! Upcoming Events & Opportunities
Noteworthy Dates and Campus Events - March,
April and May 2012
Recent News from Campus
Villanova in the Media
Useful Links for Neighbors & Friends
Dear Neighbors and Friends:
Welcome to the March 2012 issue of
Villanova University's Neighbors Update.
This newsletter is meant to inform you about
events, campus initiatives and ways to be involved in the life of
the University. Please
let us know if you have
any comments or ideas for future issues.
& Emergency Preparedness Drill - March 24
Villanova University will conduct a full scale
disaster and emergency preparedness drill on
Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Conducted in cooperation with local emergency
responders and hospitals, the drill will
simulate a mass casualty incident in The
Pavilion. The exercise will allow emergency
responders throughout the area to practice their
skills in a simulated mass casualty scenario. It
will also serve as a way to test the
University’s emergency response procedures in a
large scale incident. Pease be advised that there will be a
significant amount of activity around The
Pavilion, Villanova Stadium and the athletic
complex during this time. More information can
be found on the
Public Safety website.
**Please note that the Davis Center will be closed Saturday,
March 24 to minimize pedestrian/vehicular traffic in this area. The Farley and Stanford fitness centers will remain open
as will Butler Annex, Nevin Gym, and St. Mary’s gym/pool.**
You're Invited! Upcoming Events & Opportunities
The Center for Campus
Ministry coordinates the daily and weekly
celebration of Mass on campus. All are welcome
to attend, regardless of faith. Check
website for a Lenten schedule and the Office of
Mission and Ministry website for a collection of
daily Lenten reflections
prepared by members of the Villanova community.
TODAY: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans' Levee
The Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering (VCASE)
presents Dr. Robert Traver, professor, director of VCASE and director of the
Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership, on Friday, March 16 at 1 p.m. in CEER 205.
He will present “Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of the New Orleans Levy System
– What Did We Learn?” Immediately following the 2005 hurricane,
the American Society of Civil Engineering commissioned an External Review
Panel to oversee the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers investigation into the
causes of the levy system failure. Dr. Traver served as a member of this panel, and
will discuss his experiences, the causes of the failure, and what was learned.
Conference to Explore
Experts from across the United States and beyond
will gather at Villanova March 19 and 20 for a
conference to discuss
Catholic Social Teaching and Human Rights.
Speakers will consider
some of the most pressing issues on the global
agenda, including education, international
rights, and women and human rights, and how
principles of Catholic Social Teaching can be
applied. The event is free, and the public is
welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.
Preregistration is required.
Events Highlight WWII Experiences of
As part of One Book Villanova, Lane Ryo
Hirabayashi, PhD, professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA,
will discuss the impact and implications of the
internment of Japanese American citizens during
World War II on Tuesday, March 20 at 4 p.m. in
Driscoll Hall 132. On Friday, April 20 at 1:30
p.m. in Bartley Hall 1011, A.H. Nishikawa, PhD,
a local Japanese American citizen who grew up in
an internment camp, will share his family's
experiences. Please visit the
One Book Villanova website for more information.
Ancient Maya View of Time and 2012
The calendar of the ancient Maya is sometimes
said to end its current cycle on December 21,
2012, which some have feared might herald the
end of the world. How did the Maya understand
time, and what did they expect in the future?
What do we? Please join us in a discussion of
this by Lowell Gustafson, Ph.D., associate dean
of Humanities and Social Sciences, on Wednesday,
March 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Bartley Hall Room 1011.
Nova Feis: Celebration of Irish History & Culture
Please join us in
Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner, on
Thursday, March 22, at 5 p.m. for a lively event to celebrate the
library’s recent digitization of the musical archives of the
Philadelphia Ceili Group. The event will also honor Irish-American
Heritage Month and the University’s Irish Studies program and
will feature music by the Philadelphia Ceili
Group, dances by the Villanova Irish Step
Dancers, and poetry readings and songs by
Villanova University faculty.
Dance Clinic for Children Ages 4 - 13
The Villanova Dance Team is holding a Dance Clinic
for all children ages 4-13 on March 24 in Jake Nevin
Field House. Visit the
Dance Team website for more details and to
register for the event.
Center for Peace & Justice Education Presents Maria Bello
Maria Bello '89 A&S returns to campus Tuesday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m. in
the Connelly Center Cinema
to share her journey from Villanova
student to acting and activism, including her co-founding of
an organization that empowers women throughout Haiti. Tickets are $2
for students and $5 for
faculty/staff/public. They can be
purchased online in advance
and all proceeds go to WE ADVANCE.
Villanova Theatre Presents
Villanova Theatre will present Rodgers and
Hammerstein’s Carousel from March 27 to
April 1 and April 10 to April 22. Directed by
Valerie Joyce, the powerful musical
fable of passion and redemption features such
unforgettable songs as “If I Loved You,” and the
show-stopping “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The
full schedule and ticket information can be
found at the
TEDxVillanovaU Brings Dynamic Speakers
On March 28, TEDxVillanovaU will explore igniting change through dynamic
talks and presentations—each less than 18
minutes long. It is part of the TEDx program of local,
self-organized events that bring people together
to share ideas. Borrowing the template from the
world-renowned TED conference, TEDxVillanovaU
aims to bring a TED-like experience to Villanova
University. Talks will be held from 1-5 p.m. in
the Connelly Center’s Villanova Room. A
reception will follow.
CEO of the Panama Canal Authority To Speak on
The College of Engineering welcomes
Alberto Alemán Zubieta,
chief executive officer of
the Panama Canal Authority, on Friday, March 30 as part of the
Patrick J. Cunningham and Susan Ward ’80 Endowed Lecture Series in
Engineering. Mr. Alemán will discuss the Panama Canal Expansion
Project and share insights into the impact it will have on world
maritime commerce. Initiatives include the construction of two new
sets of locks, one each on the Pacific and Atlantic sides of the Canal;
widening and deepening of existing navigational channels;
and four dry excavation projects in order to open a new 6.1 km-long
access channel to connect the Pacific locks to the Culebra Cut.
He will also discuss how the project will accommodate advancements
in the shipping industry while ensuring that the Canal continues
to serve as a source of national pride and significant revenue.
His talk begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Connelly Center Cinema.
Villanova Student Arts Festival
On Saturday, March 31, join student artists and musicians from Villanova
and other local colleges as they exhibit their work during the University’s
day-long Student Arts Festival in Connelly Center.
New Exhibits in Villanova University Art Gallery
“Ray Sternbergh – a Retrospective,”
which features never before publicly seen landscapes, seascapes,
portraits, still lifes, sculptures, and more by
the late artist, runs through April 11.
“Objects and Elements, Sculpture by Carol Cole”
runs from April 20 to June 9. A reception to
meet the artist will take place on Friday, April
20, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the
Art Gallery located in the Connelly Center.
Business Analytics Thought Leader Lecture Series
Villanova Center for Business Analytics Thought
Leader Lecture Series continues on April 13 with
Bill McDermott, co-chief executive officer of SAP AG.
He will speak on the current use of analytics by SAP and SAP customers,
and future trends on the use of analytics. SAP is the world’s leading
provider of business software and is at the forefront of the
integration of transactional systems and analytics.
The lecture will take place in the Villanova Room at the
Connelly Center at 1:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.
Attendance is free, but registration is required. Visit the
for more information and to register.
Refer to this
map of campus
(in PDF format) to find the locations for these
Noteworthy Dates and Campus Events -
March, April and May 2012
Attached for your reference is a list of
noteworthy dates and campus events scheduled to
take place through May 2012, including on-campus
home games for Villanova's nationally ranked
men's lacrosse team. The full schedules for every varsity team can be
Additional Upcoming Noteworthy
- Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Drill: March 24
- Davis Center Closed: March 24
- Easter Recess: April 5 - April 9
- Spring Semester Final Day of Classes:
- Spring Semester Final Day of Exams:
- Commencement Weekend: May 18 - 20
Recent News from Campus
Villanova Stadium Lights Update
The lights in Villanova Stadium continue to be turned off
each night by 9:15 p.m. The only exceptions are varsity
games/matches. We have been working to adjust, where possible,
start times for some of these events which would make use
of the Stadium past 9 p.m. Accordingly, the start time for
the women’s lacrosse game on March 27 has been moved up
to 6 p.m. For events that will end past 9 p.m., the lights will
be turned off as soon as possible once it is safe to do so.
Please refer to
www.villanova.com for updated men’s and
women’s varsity lacrosse schedules.
FYI: Exterior Maintenance Planned for Church
The University is planning some exterior maintenance of St. Thomas
of Villanova Church in preparation for the 125th Anniversary of
its dedication. It is anticipated that work will begin in mid-May
and be completed over the summer. The work includes painting the
wood trim on the steeples, windows and doors; replacing the
protective plexiglas over the stained glass windows; minor roof
repairs; and caulking the front steps. No scaffolding will be
used and ladders will be removed at the end of each work day.
No work will be performed on weekends and funerals will be
accommodated as best as possible.
Digital Exhibit Captures Chaos in the Streets
As part of an ongoing series of digital exhibits,
Falvey Library’s has created
in the Streets: The Philadelphia Riots of 1844.” A
hotbed of religious and ethnic prejudice, most notably
toward Catholics and the Irish, 1840s Philadelphia saw
some of its most violent days and neared a breaking point.
The collection features letters and journals with firsthand
account of the riots, which give visitors a close look
at policing the city more than 150 years ago.
Partnering Organizations Needed For Day of
Villanova University’s annual
St. Thomas of
Villanova Day of Service will take place
Saturday, September 22, 2012. Each year, more
than 4,000 Villanova students, faculty, staff,
alumni and friends perform community service across the
Greater Philadelphia area, including many sites
in and around Radnor Township. Please contact
Quisenberry if you know a local
organization who would like to participate in
this year's Day of Service.
New Approach to Treating Prostate Cancer
This year alone, one in six men who learn they
have prostate cancer will be at risk for a
terminal prognosis, according to the American
Calvin Li, PhD, is working to reduce that risk.
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, Dr.
Li, assistant professor of Mechanical
Engineering, is exploring the combined effect of
thermotherapy and radiotherapy for late-stage
Padres CEO Makes Landmark
Gift to Law School
At the recent
Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal
Symposium “Moneyball and its Impact on
Business and Sports”, it was announced that Jeffrey Moorad ’81 VSL,
vice chairman and CEO of the San Diego Padres
and one of the event’s headliners, had committed $5 million to create the
Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports
Law. VSL’s new Center will prepare
students for careers in amateur and professional
sports through rigorous academic study,
innovative programs, internship opportunities,
scholarship and research.
Villanova in the
Ties With CRS Helps Villanova Make Connections to World
Catholic News Service - January 30,
Villanova Opens New Learning Commons
Campus Technology - February 17, 2012
Villanova Class Explores Slowly Emerging Diversity
Philadelphia Inquirer - February 22, 2012
Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation Bash Proves a Winner
Main Line Media News - March 6, 2012
Villanova Law Student Win's Super Lawyers' Pro Bono Award
Daily Local News - March 9, 2012
Villanova's Wayns Thinking NBA Draft
Philadelphia Daily News - March 15, 2012
Useful Links for Neighbors
Neighbors & Friends website
Villanova University Walking Trail
Villanova.com, the official
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