PSC related news, events and resources: 9/20 – 9/24

Celebrate 1842 Day: Tomorrow

1842 Day, Villanova’s fifth annual day of giving, is Tuesday, Sept. 21. Celebrate all that makes Villanova great with special events at the Riley Ellipse throughout the day and a festival, free food and beer garden (21+) at night! Watch the 1842 Day Livestream starting at 9 a.m., culminating in a primetime special with University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, and Jay Wright, the William B. Finneran Endowed Head Coach, at 7 p.m. Learn more and make your gift online.

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2021 Virtual Law School Fair

Tue, Sep 21, 4:00pm – 7:00pm EDT

Join us for the Virtual 2021 Law School Fair Fair hosted on Handshake! The event is open to Villanova University students and alumni of all years and majors. This event attracts law schools from across the country as well as LSAT and GRE preparation companies.

Questions: Contact Christina Butler, Pre-Law Advisor

Undoing Racism Day Virtual Event

Wednesday, September 22nd | 8:30 – 10:30 AM

It’s time to register for 2021 “Undoing Racism” Day, which is usually held on campus but will be offered via Zoom this year. Sponsored by Villanova, the event is co-presented with CoSaTIDE (Council of Students Advocating for Transparency, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity), a nonprofit formed by Main Line public school students. Dr. Anthony Stevenson, Radnor ES principal and Lower Merion Township commissioner; and the Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller, senior pastor, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, join student moderators and panelists. The Wednesday, Sept. 22, event features youth/student voices on manifesting the beloved community in schools.

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The LePage Center Presents: Turning Points in History

Wednesday, September 22nd | 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

Topic: Indigenous Perspectives On Climate Change

Indigenous peoples around the world are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. How have Indigenous scholars’ historical and cultural perspectives contributed to conversations about climate change? How do Indigenous perspectives powerfully shape national and international climate justice movements?

  • Dr. Clint Carroll, Associate Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies at University of Colorado-Boulder.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California Berkeley.
  • Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Professor and Director of the Environmental Research Studies Center, Haskell Indian Nations University.

Moderated by Dr. Paul Rosier, Mary M. Birle Chair in American History, Department of History at Villanova University.

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Department of Geography and the Environment
Fall 2021 Colloquium

Thursdays at 5:30PM (unless otherwise noted)
In-Person (Mendel 154) and Virtually

Date: Thursday, September 23rd 

Location: Mendel 154 or Zoom 

Title: UN Climate Change Report: Time to Act


  • Stephen Strader, Geography & the Env.
  • Ruth McDermott Levy, School of Nursing
  • Jonathan Doh, Global Business Leadership
  • Deborah Seligsohn, Political Science
  • Virginia Smith, Civil and Env. Engineering

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PSC related news, events and resources: 9/13 – 9/17

Scholarship@Villanova Book Talk

Tuesday, September 14th | 5:00 pm

Join us Tuesday, September 14th, at 5:00 PM in Falvey Library’s Speakers’ Corner for a Scholarship@Villanova talk featuring Dr. Mark Schrad on his book Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition. “Schrad argues that temperance wasn’t ‘American exceptionalism’ at all, but rather one of the most broad-based and successful transnational social movements of the modern era” (Oxford University Press, 2021). This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Russian Area Studies and Falvey Library, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will follow the talk.

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Human Trafficking, Immigration and Healthcare Intersections Webinar

Wednesday, September 15th | 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

The Fitzpatrick College of Nursing’s Center for Global and Public Health welcomes Lindsey Mossor, Esq., staff attorney, Nationalities Service Center when she discusses “Human Trafficking, Immigration and Healthcare Intersections” on Wednesday, September 15th, from 2–3 p.m. during this month’s Public Health on the Go webinar. This event is free and open to the community.

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PSC related news, events and resources: 09/07 – 09/10

Falvey Forum Workshop Series: Introduction to Google My Maps

Join Digital Scholarship Librarian Erica Hayes on Wednesday, September 8th, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. for a virtual workshop, titled “Introduction to Google My Maps.” You have likely used Google Maps to find places and get directions, but have you heard of Google My Maps? This workshop will introduce the basic functions of web mapping using Google My Maps, an online platform for creating custom Google Maps with your own location points, photos and links that can be shared with others.

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Department of Geography and the Environment: Fall 2021 Colloquium

Thursdays at 5:30 (unless otherwise noted)
In-person (Mendel 154) and virtually

Date: Thursday, Sept 9th
Location: Mendel 154 or Zoom
Speaker: Cecil Rodrigues, Regional Counsel at US Environmental Protection Agency
Title:Challenges in Realizing Environmental Justice

Villanova Remembers 9/11: Twenty Years Later

Two decades have passed since the September 11 terrorist attacks, which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people, including 15 alumni. On this 20th anniversary, we invite all on campus to learn about, remember and explore the legacy of these tragic events. 

All events are sponsored by the Office of the President, Mission and Ministry, and Student Life. Find the schedule of events on the link below.

Click here to view the full schedule of events.

Fall 2021 Virtual Career Fair

Thursday, September 9th | 4:00pm – 7:00pm EDT Join us for the Virtual 2021 Fall Career Fair hosted on Handshake! The event is open to Villanova University students and alumni of all years and majors. This event draws employers from a variety of industries who seek leadership program, intern and full-time candidates.

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Trailer for Professor Mark Schrad’s upcoming book “Smashing the Liquor Machine”

The book will be released by Oxford University Press on September 10th, 2021.

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In Memoriam: Priscilla Hopkirk

Priscilla Hopkirk passed away on June 22, 2021 at the age of 98. She taught American Politics at Villanova for twenty-seven years from 1967 to 1994. She was the first female member of the department and served as its chair from 1978 to 1988. Her obituary elaborates on her many professional and civic accomplishments and particularly the challenges she faced as a women.

Priscilla Marguerite Greeley Hopkirk
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Student podcast with Northern Ireland peace process leader Monica McWilliams

Assistant Professor Cera Murtagh organized a podcast with students (four of whom are PSC) as a follow-up to the Northern Ireland symposium that took place in March. Episode 6 of the podcast features Monica McWilliams, who is a leading figure in the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Please click the video below to listen to their conversation!

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PSC related news, events and resources: 5/24 – 5/28

Virtual Student Federal Service Internship Event
Thursday, May 27th, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST
Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Do you want to gain career experience and connections in government? The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) might be right for you! VSFS offers part-time, virtual internships at over 70 federal agencies for the duration of the academic year. Join an information session on May 27th from 3:00 -4:00 PM to learn more about VSFS opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year and how to #ApplyinJuly. Hear from fellow Villanova student Grace Lundell about how her VSFS internship with the U.S. Embassy in Ireland helped her gain new skills and connections. 
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PSC related news, events and resources: 5/17 – 5/21

An Inside Look at the Presidential Transition
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST
Join us for a conversation about the presidential transition with Yohannes Abraham, Executive Director of the Biden-Harris transition, and David Marchick, Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation and former Director of The Public Partnership’s Center for Presidential Transition. The conversation will be moderated by Diana Doukas ’05 CLAS.  
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News from the Department
PSC senior Jordan McMeans and PSC alumni Amira Guy have received service awards for outstanding community and involvement in the Student Advisory Council. Congratulations Amira and Jordan!

PSC senior Sophie Grant has won the Best Paper Award for her paper “Still Standing? The Determinants of Fragmented Confederate Monument Removal.” Congratulations Sophie!

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PSC related news, events and resources: 5/3 – 5/7

Villanova Africana Studies Presents:“African Masculinities: New Approaches”
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Join us for a discussion of new scholarly approaches to African masculinities and their public import, featuring:

  • Kwame Otu, Assistant Professor of African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. Trained as an anthropologist, Otu’s research focuses on sexual citizenship, queer of color theory, and critical human rights studies. His book manuscript is entitled Amphibious Subjects: Sassoi and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making in Neoliberal Ghana. Otu wrote and starred in the short film “Reluctantly Queer.”  
  • Siphiwe Dube, Senior Lecturer in Political Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. A scholar of African political theory, religion and politics, gender, and critical theory, Dube has written on topics ranging from ex-gay ministry, Black men in post-apartheid South Africa, masculinities in popular film, and transitional justice. He received his doctorate from the University of Toronto and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pretoria.
  • With discussant Norman Ajari, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. Ajari is a scholar of the philosophy of race, decolonial theory, and Continental philosophy, and he is the author of Dignity or Death? The Ethics and Politics of Race. He received his doctorate from the University of Toulouse and is a frequent commentator in French media on questions of race.

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News from the Department

PSC senior Sophie Grant has been recognized as a finalist for the Center for Peace and Justice Education’s St. Catherine of Siena Research Award for her paper “Still Standing? The Determinants of Fragmented Confederate Monument Removal.” Congratulations Sophie!

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PSC related news, events and resources: 4/26 – 4/30

NYC & DC Law School Admission Panel
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm EDT
Hear from admissions deans and representatives from New York City and Washington D.C. based law schools speak about the most recent law school application cycle and how COVID-19 impacted the law school admissions process and landscape of the legal field. Admissions deans and representatives will be speaking from Fordham, George Washington, Brooklyn, and American Law Schools.
Click here to register!

Study Abroad First Step Virtual Information Session
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | 12:30pm – 1:00pm EDT
If you are interested in studying abroad, take the first step and learn more about your study abroad options! Attendance at a First Step Information Session is required before an individual appointment with a study abroad advisor may be scheduled. 
Click here to register!

Race & Christianity Symposium:”Is Christianity the Source of Racism?”
Friday, April 30th, 2021 | 2:00 PM EST
The Connelly Chair in Religion and the Africana Studies Program at Villanova is excited to announce the upcoming symposium on race and Christianity. Dr. Denise Kimber Buell (Cluett Professor of Religion, Williams College) and Dr. Terence Keel (Department of African American Studies, UCLA) will address the question: “Is Christianity the Source of Racism?” Doctoral student Andre Price and Associate Professor Katie Grimes from the Department of Theology will also participate in the symposium.
Please click here to register!
Please email Jillian Langford with questions

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