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University Announces Spring Semester Events

The University of Scranton announces calendar of events for the 2018 spring semester.
January 22, 2018

Feb. 2 through Mar. 9           Art Exhibit: “Berenice D’Vorzon: Works on Paper.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 2             5 p.m. Gallery Lecture: “The Berenice D’Vorzon Collection at The University of Scranton” presented by Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director, Hope Horn Gallery. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception follows at the Hope Horn Gallery. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 3             1 p.m. 18th Annual Northeast PA Brain Bee sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at The University of Scranton. Snow date Feb. 10. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-4324 or email robert.waldeck@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 5 through Apr. 23         Art Exhibit: “Distinguished for Their Talents – Theatrical Portraits by Scranton Master Penman P. W. Costello, 1905-1930.” Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free during library hours. Call 570-941-6341 or email archives@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 9             noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “The Citizen’s Share” presented by Joseph Blasi, Ed.D., J. Robert Beyster Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations and Rutgers Business School. Kane Forum, Leahy Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 10            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring Michael Davis and The New Wonders with an appearance by The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 18            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Mark Kosower, cello, and Jee-Won Oh, piano. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 20           7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “Cinco dias sin Nora” Mexico 2008. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7778 or email yamile.silva@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 24           10 a.m. “Ignite Student Leadership Conference.” Leadership development program

open to Northeast Pennsylvania college students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. $25 fee for non-University students includes program materials, refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-6233 or visit www.scranton.edu/leadership.

 

Mar. 1             5:30 p.m. Art Presentation: PUSH/PUSHBACK: The Guerilla Girls on Tour! “Where Do Ideas Come From?” featuring The Guerilla Girls. Co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program; the Department of World Languages and Cultures; the Jane Kopas Women’s Center; the Multicultural Center; the Art and Music Program; Schemel Forum; and the Hope Horn Gallery at The University of Scranton. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Mar. 1-4          8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Performance: “The Moors” presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

 

Mar. 3             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Marg Davis, harp, and Jon Shadle, trumpet. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Mar. 5             noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Understanding the Americans Who Joined ISIS” presented by Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, Ph.D., research director, program on extremism, George Washington University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Mar. 7             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “General Recital” featuring The University of Scranton Performance Music students. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Mar. 19           noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Shared Past, Divergent Courses: Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism, Part 3, The Israel-Palestinian Conflict, 1979-Present” presented by: David N. Myers, Ph.D., president/CEO of the Center for Jewish History and Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History, UCLA; and Hussein Ibish, Ph.D., senior resident scholar, Arab Gulf States Institute, Washington, D.C. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Mar. 20           7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “Orfeu Negro” Brazil 1959. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7778 or email yamile.silva@scranton.edu.

 

Mar. 22           6 p.m. Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association “Using Children’s Literature to Teach for Social Justice” presented by Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean, Panuska College of Professional Studies, The University of Scranton. Room 227, Leahy Hall. Call 570-941-6305 or email diane.muniz@scranton.edu.

 

Mar. 23           9 a.m. Computer Programming Contest for high school students. Loyola Science Center. Registration required. Call 570-941-7774 or email robert.mccloskey@scranton.edu.

 

Mar. 24           9 a.m. Preview Day for accepted students to The University of Scranton’s class of 2022. Various locations on campus. Call 570-941-7540 or email admissions@scranton.edu.

 

Mar. 25           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The Mannes School of Music Brass Ensembles, Mark Gould, director with The University of Scranton Singers and organist Timothy E. Smith. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Mar. 27           6 p.m. Art Exhibit Reception: “Distinguished for Their Talents – Theatrical Portraits by Scranton Master Penman P. W. Costello, 1905-1930.” Thomas Costello, P. W. Costello’s great-grandson, will speak on Costello’s career and Michael Friedman, Ph.D., professor of English, The University of Scranton, will speak on Shakespearean performance at the turn of the 20th century. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free. Call 570-941-6341 or email archives@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 3              noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “JFK, LBJ and the Paradox of Vietnam” presented by Fredrik Logevall, Ph.D., Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 5              5 p.m. 23rd Annual ACHE Healthcare Symposium. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Includes dinner, presentation and panel discussion. Fees vary. Call 570-614-3705 or email louis.finnerty@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 6              10:30 a.m. “College/University Veterans Educational Representative Conference” with keynote speaker, Jared Lyons, president and CEO, Student Veterans of America, Washington, DC.  The Forum, Leahy Hall. $12. Call 570-941-4343 or email robert.zelno@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 9              4 p.m. Henry George Lecture: “Crony Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics” presented by Chang-Tai Hsieh, Ph.D., University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-4048 or email aram.balagyozyan@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 10             8:30 a.m. Hayes Family Competition in physics and engineering for high school students. Byron Complex. Registration required. Call 570-941-7509 or email laurie.mccoy@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 10              5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and The University of Scranton Department of History Collaborative Program: “Czechoslovak Exile to the U.S. after 1948” presented by Martin Nekola, Ph.D., Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Free. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 11             noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Resisting Threats to Democracy: Lessons from Machiavelli” presented by Erica Brenner, Ph.D., fellow in political philosophy, Yale University; and fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 12-14       8 p.m. Thursday through Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. “Legally Blonde” presented by The Liva Arts Company. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. $5 admission. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 14            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “35th Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert” featuring composer/conductor Brandon Lee performed by The University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 17            11 a.m. Earth Day Fair with interactive games, presentations and information related to the environment and sustainable practices. DeNaples Center Patio. Free. Call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 17             7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “Ixcanul” Guatemala 2016. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7778 or email yamile.silva@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 19             5 p.m. Jay Nathan Lecture: “The Rise of Romania: History. Culture. Economy.” Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.  

 

Apr. 19              6 p.m. Earth Day “Evening of Environmental Science” with University student-run interactive science experiments and exhibit of University of Scranton Earth Day Essay Contest submissions. Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-7669 or email stan.zygmunt@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 20 through May 4         Art Exhibit: “The University of Scranton Student Exhibition.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 20               6 p.m. Hope Horn Gallery Reception. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 20-22 and 27-29            8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Performance: “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” by Rachel Sheinkin, directed by Michael O’Steen presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 21                2 p.m. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration “Holi: The Indian Festival of Color.” Dionne Green, Campus. Free. Call 570-941-7434 or email shuhua.fan@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 21                7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Band with special guest soloist Frank Vignola, guitar. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 25                4:30 p.m. Math Integration Bee. Calculus based competition for both high school and college divisions. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Registration required. Call 570-941-4493 or email thomas.shimkus@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 26                 noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Strengthening the Global Health System: Lessons Learned from Africa” presented by Felix C. Rwabukwisi, M.D., assistant professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 26                  5 p.m. Campus Take Back the Night Pre-Rally. Dionne Green. Free. Call 570-941-6194 or email maria.marinucci@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 26                 7 p.m. Campus Take Back the Night Speak Out. Alumni Memorial Green. Free. Call 570-941-6194 or email maria.marinucci@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 28-29           9 a.m. Saturday; Noon Sunday. Friends of the Library Book Sale. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Apr. 28                3 p.m. Festival of Nations. Dionne Green. Free. Call 570-941-4160 or email jose.sanchez@scranton.edu.

 

May 1                 5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum with Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library: “Bricklayer Bill: The Untold Story of the Workingman’s Boston Marathon” presented by Lawrence W. Kennedy, Ph.D., professor of history, The University of Scranton. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Free. Call 570-941-6202 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

May 2                1 p.m. “17th Annual Celebration of Student Scholars.” Displays and presentations of undergraduate and graduate student research and other creative efforts. Atrium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-6353 or email tabbi.miller-scandle@scranton.edu.

 

May 3                 7:30 p.m. Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Lecture: “Modern Myths of Muslim Anti-Semitism” presented by Professor Mark R. Cohen, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, emeritus, and professor of Near Eastern studies, emeritus, at Princeton University. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7956 or email marc.shapiro@scranton.edu.

 

May 4                  7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “10th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert” featuring Kako Miura, violin, with an appearance by The University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

May 5                  7:45 a.m. Schemel Forum Bus Trip to Newark, New Jersey. $95. Registration required by Apr. 7. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

May 5                 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra with guest soloist Kako Miura, violin. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

May 10               7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Pre-Commencement Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Symphonic Band and Concert Choir. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

May 13               7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Alexander Pattavina, organ. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

May 26               10:45 a.m. Graduate Degree Commencement. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

 

May 26                4 p.m. Commencement Baccalaureate Mass. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

 

May 27                noon. Undergraduate Commencement. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Wilkes-Barre. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

 

Schemel Forum Courses

Tuesdays: Feb. 13, 20, 27 & Mar. 6, 20, 27             6 p.m. Schemel Forum Evening Course: “Artificial Intelligence: Science Fiction or Science Fact?” presented by Andrew LaZella, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, The University of Scranton. Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Wednesdays: Mar. 7, 21, 28 & Apr. 4, 11, 18           6 p.m. Schemel Forum Evening Course: “The Sixties: Making Sense of a Formative Era” presented by David Friedrichs, distinguished professor of sociology, criminal justice and criminology, The University of Scranton, and faculty members from other academic disciplines. Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Mondays: March 19, 26 & Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30              6 p.m. Schemel Forum Evening Course: “The Habsburg Monarchy 1519-1918” presented by Sean Brennan, Ph.D., associate professor of history, The University of Scranton. Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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