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    University Announces Fall Semester Events

    The University of Scranton announces calendar of events for fall semester of 2018.
    August 28, 2018

    Sept. 1      6:30 p.m. Performance Music: Pre-concert MusicTalk; 7:30 p.m. “In Concert” with Loren Schoenberg and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars present “Tribute to Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young,” featuring The Michael Kanan Quartet, with saxophonist Larry McKenna. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 6    11:30 a.m. Celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit for members of the University community. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu 

    Sept. 7 through Oct. 5                      Art Exhibit: “Liquid Earth: Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 7      5 p.m. Gallery Lecture: “Liquid Earth: Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture” presented by Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director, Hope Horn Gallery, The University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception follows at the Hope Horn Gallery. Held in conjunction with Scranton’s First Fridays. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.                 

    Sept. 7      7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring guitarist Matt Munisteri. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu

    Sept. 11      11 a.m. Volunteer Fair for area nonprofit agencies offering volunteer opportunities for students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-7429 or email ellen.judge@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 12           5:30 p.m. Interdependence Day Lecture: “Interdependence and Civic Activism” with panel discussion and reception. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Free with registration. Call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 13           7 p.m. Ignatian Values in Action Lecture. Keynote speaker: James O’Connell, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and founding leader of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Byron Recreational Complex. Free. Call 570-941-7659 or email teresa.grettano@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 14           11 a.m. Town Hall. Keynote speaker: James O’Connell, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and founding leader of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Loyola Science Center, room 133. Call 570-941-7659 or email teresa.grettano@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 15           8:45 a.m. Schemel Forum “University for a Day.” Topics discussed: “The Real Road to Serfdom;” “Monumental Questions: Race, Memory, and Monument in America Today;” “The Supreme Court at the Intersection of Law and Politics;” and “An American Art Story: 1880s to 1920s.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. $25. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 18           Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Why College?” presented by William M. Sullivan, Ph.D., senior scholar at New American Colleges and Universities and visiting professor at the Center for the Study of Professions at Oslo Akerskhus Universities in Norway. Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 21-23                 The University of Scranton Family Weekend 2018. Various campus locations. Call 570-941-4222 or email familyweekend@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 21           11 a.m. Inauguration Ceremony of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as the 27th President of The University of Scranton. Byron Recreation Complex. Free. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 22          4 p.m. Family Weekend Mass celebrating the Inauguration of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as the 27th President of The University of Scranton. Byron Recreation Complex. Free. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 22          7:30 p.m. Performance Music presents Family Weekend President’s Concert: Celebrating the Inauguration of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as the 27th President featuring The University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir with special guest Wycliffe A. Gordon, H. ’06. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 27          5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Collaborative Program: “Music and Medicine: Leonard Bernstein” presented by Richard Kogan, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and artistic director, Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program. Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Reservation required. $25. Call 570-344-1111 or 888-669-8966 for tickets.

    Oct. 1      Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Democracy Dies in Darkness” presented by Elzbieta Matynia, Ph.D., professor of sociology and liberal studies and director of the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies at the New School for Social Research. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 2       5:30 p.m. Asian Studies presents “Sound and Tea Meditation” with Buddhist Venerables from the Dharma Drum Retreat Center, New York, and reception following. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6312 or email ann.pang-white@scranton.edu.                        

    Oct. 4       6:30 p.m. President’s Business Council 17th Annual Award Dinner honoring Scranton alumni Linda McGowan, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Joseph L. Sorbera Jr., president, JLS Cost Management Systems Inc., at The Pierre, New York City. Proceeds from the dinner support the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund. Tickets required. Call 570-941-5837 or email PBC@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 11        8:30 a.m. 17th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility “Everyday Tools: Technology for Accessing Education, Employment and Life.” McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free for general public with $25 fee for registrants interested in CEU credit. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 11            4:30 p.m. Keynote Address by Bern Gavlick and Bill Ziegler titled “Working Through the System” in conjunction with the 17th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 12-14 & 19-21     8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 pm. Sunday. “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman and The Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project presented by The University Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for Literary Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4353 or email players@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 12            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Juilliard graduate Alexander Pittorino, organ. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.    

    Oct. 13            5 p.m. Distinguished Author Award Dinner honoring Lorene Cary, who will receive the 2018 Royden B. Davis, S.J. Distinguished Author Award from The University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Reservation required. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 17            Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Translating The Odyssey: How and Why” presented by Emily Wilson, Ph.D., professor, Department of Classical Studies, and chair, Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 18            5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and The University of Scranton Office of the President Collaborative Program: “The Humanities: Now More Than Ever” presented by Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president, The University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. RSVP required. Free event. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 18            6:30 p.m. Reading Series: Department of English and Theatre presents novelist Angie Cruz. McDonnell Room, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7619 or email susan.mendez@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 19            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Jeremy Ajani Jordan, piano, and Mark Dover, clarinet. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 21 through Nov. 16       Art Exhibit: “America in a Trance: Photographs by Niko J. Kallianiotis.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 21            9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. John Long Center. Registration required. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 25            Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “You Can Do Anything” presented by Eric Schnurer, president, Public Works, LLC. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 27            7 a.m. Schemel Forum bus trip to Baltimore, Maryland. $85. Registration required by Sept. 29. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 27            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble with guest soloist Joseph Boga, trumpet/piano. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu  

    Nov. 2    5 p.m. Gallery Lecture: “America in a Trance: Panel Discussion” presented by Niko J. Kallianiotis, exhibiting artist, Luke Wynne, essayist, and Seamus McGraw, essayist. Pearn Auditorium Brennan Hall. Reception follows at the Hope Horn Gallery. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.                           

    Nov. 2      7:30 p.m. Henry George Lecture: “Should We Embrace Protectionism? The Evidence Behind the Case for Free Trade” presented by Dave Donaldson, Ph.D., professor of economics, MIT. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-4048 or email Janice.mecadon@scranton.edu 

    Nov. 4      9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. John Long Center. Registration required. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 6      7:30 p.m. The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Lecture: “Homosexuality: A New, Yet Traditional, Perspective” by Rabbi Chaim Rapoport, author, educator and Judaic scholar, with University of Scranton theology professor Charles Pinches, Ph.D., providing commentary on the Christian perspective. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-7956 or email marc.shapiro@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 7      Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Going to War: Who Calls the Shots?” presented by Morey Myers, L.L.B., of counsel, Myers, Brier and Kelly. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

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

    Nov. 13           Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Cybercrime: A Global Weapon of Mass Destruction” presented by Michael Greenberger, J. D., founder and director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 15           7 p.m. Asian Studies presents “Live Asian Shadow Puppet Show” with live music, a Q & A and a backstage visit. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6312 or email ann.pangwhite@scranton.edu.   

    Nov. 15-17      8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” presented by Liva Arts Company. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. $5. Call 570-941-7401 or email Allison.northrop@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 16           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring The Andrew Gonzalez Trio (with Andrew Gonzalez, viola; Bixby Kennedy, clarinet; Carlos Avila, piano. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 17           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra with guest soloist Andrew Gonzalez. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Dec. 1        8 p.m. (Prelude begins at 7 p.m.) Performance Music: “51st Annual Noel Night” concert featuring The University of Scranton Singers with guest harpist Marg Davis. Prelude by String Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Dec. 6             5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and The University of Scranton Political Science Department Collaborative Program for showing of the film “The Peacemaker” by James Demo. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. RSVP required. Free event. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Dec. 9      7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert” featuring The Scranton Brass Orchestra, The University of Scranton Singers and the Scranton Prep Cavalyrics. Houlihan-McLean Center.  Admission: one new unwrapped toy, new toiletry items or a cash donation. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Jan. 6              7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The Scranton Brass Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Schemel Forum Courses

    Wednesdays: Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3, 10, 17   6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “The Ambivalent Muse: Woody Allen and his Women” presented by Stephen Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English and theatre, The University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Thursdays: Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1, 8, 15           6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “A Reconsideration of the Politics of the Founding Generation in the Age of Donald Trump” presented by David Dzurec, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the History Department, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Tuesdays: Oct. 23, 30 and Nov. 6, 13, 27 and Dec. 4           6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “Homer’s The Illiad and The Odyssey” presented by Harmar Brereton, M.D. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

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