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Sunday, January 31, 2010
As part of the 12th annual Villanova Literary Festival, novelist Arthur Phillips will be reading from his recent novel, The Song Is You, on Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 pm in SAC 300. His other critically acclaimed novels include Prague, The Egyptologist, and Angelica.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
We have now scheduled our first annual Thesis and Field Exam Symposium for February 6th at 10:00a.m in the SAC. Dr. Hicks will send out a formal call for submission in January. The plan is to have two consecutive one hour sessions, in which students offer brief presentations of their research. We intend to structure the event so that there will be plenty of time for comments and questions by audience members and other presenters. After the second session, there will be a catered lunch provided by the Office of Graduate Studies. This is a great opportunity to get valuable feedback on all of your hard work and we hope to see you there!
There are research fellowships available for the Summer of 2010 for current graduate students! The deadline for your application is Friday, January 15, 2010. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please discuss your proposal with a faculty member in your area of study who will be willing to sponsor your efforts!