University News Archive

  • 05/23/2024
    University Celebrates Donning of the Stole Ceremony
    The University of Scranton held its annual Donning of the Stole Ceremony, honoring members of its class of 2024.
  • 05/22/2024
    Class of 2024 Graduate Chooses Long Term Service
    Mitchell Sporing of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 committed to post-graduation long-term service through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
  • 05/22/2024
    Scranton Graduates Commissioned as Second Lieutenants
    Seven members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.
  • 05/21/2024
    Thousands of Items Donated During Move Out
    The End of the Year Drive is in full swing with Scranton students donating thousands of items to help those in need and to help reduce waste.
  • 05/21/2024
    Outstanding Master’s and Doctoral Graduates Awarded
    The University of Scranton recognized outstanding master’s and doctoral degree graduates at its 2024 commencement events.
  • 05/21/2024
    Students Making a Difference as They Leave Campus
    Graduates take lessons learned with them as they leave campus by reselling or donating items to reduce waste.
  • 05/20/2024
    Outstanding Graduates Recognized at Class Night
    University of Scranton class of 2024 graduates were recognized for academic excellence, leadership and service at Class Night.
  • 05/19/2024
    University Confers Master’s and Doctoral Degrees
    The University of Scranton conferred more than 465 master’s and doctoral degrees at its graduate commencement ceremony May 19.
  • 05/19/2024
    Scranton Conducts Undergraduate Commencement
    The University of Scranton conferred more than 775 bachelor’s degrees at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 19.
  • 05/17/2024
    Quick Facts: Commencement 2024
    Quick facts about The University of Scranton’s Class of 2024 commencement.
  • 05/15/2024
    Accounting Dept. Research Among Most Productive in World
    Scranton Accounting Department and faculty members ranked internationally for volume of education research published in top peer-reviewed journals.
  • 05/14/2024
    Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Named
    Timothy P. Doyle has been named senior vice president for finance and administration at The University of Scranton, effective July 1, 2024.
  • 05/14/2024
    Class of 2024 Commencement Event Schedule
    The University of Scranton will host numerous events to celebrate its Class of 2024 the weekend of May 17-19.
  • 05/13/2024
    Two Students Chosen for Highly-Selective Program
    Scranton students Sarah Boyle and Annalisa Mechanick are among just four in the world chosen to participate in elite leadership program.
  • 05/13/2024
    Sister Elizabeth Johnson Receives Arrupe Award
    The University hosted a lecture with Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., and presented her with its 2024 Arrupe Award.
  • 05/10/2024
    Leahy Clinic for the Uninsured Grand Re-Opening
    Students from across disciplines have opportunity to put theory into practice to serve those in need at Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Clinic for the Uninsured.
  • 05/10/2024
    Scranton Students Win Nursing Challenge
    Nursing students win the 18th annual Jeffery Allan Walp Student Nurse Challenge that poses questions similar to those they will encounter on the nursing licensure exam.
  • 05/09/2024
    Student Wins Integrated Campaign Advertising Award
    University students were recognized at American Advertising Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania Award Competition.
  • 05/07/2024
    Three Individuals to Receive Honorary Degrees
    The University will bestow three honorary degrees at its 2024 undergraduate commencement ceremony May 19.
  • 05/07/2024
    Winners of High School Physics Competition Announced
    High school students test knowledge of physics and engineering at fun, hands-on Hayes Science Competition at The University of Scranton.
  • 05/07/2024
    Students Inducted into National Honor Societies
    Hundreds of University of Scranton students were inducted into national and international honor societies during the 2024 spring semester.
  • 05/07/2024
    Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society
    Seventy-five Scranton students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities.
  • 05/07/2024
    Organist Janet Sora Chung To Perform May 10
    Organist Janet Sora Chung to perform on the University’s historic 3,178-pipe Austin Opus 301 organ, which was built in 1910.
  • 05/07/2024
    GCSOM Hosts Schemel Forum Collaborative Program
    'Ragtime: The Mind and Music of Scott Joplin' was presented by the Schemel Forum and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
  • 04/30/2024
    Impact of Transformational Relationships Celebrated at Scranton
    The University of Scranton celebrates the renaming of its College, Commons and Faculty/Student Research Program.
  • 04/30/2024
    Adapted Cars Presented to Area Children May 5
    Go Baby Go project opens a world of possibilities to University Occupational Therapy students as they adapt toy mobile cars for children with limited mobility.
  • 04/30/2024
    Unprecedented Number of Program Articulation Agreements Formed
    University of Scranton and Lackawanna College formed program pathways for qualified students to transfer credit to earn bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 fields.
  • 04/26/2024
    Students Medal at Pennsylvania FBLA Competition
    Scranton students medal at Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference and advance to national FBLA conference this summer.
  • 04/25/2024
    World Premiere Composition Series Concert May 4
    Audiences will experience two original works, exactly as the composer intended, under the baton of the composer, at World Premiere Concert.
  • 04/25/2024
    National Biomechanics Day Held at University
    Wallenpaupack high school students participate in hands-on demonstrations of sophisticated biomechanical measurement equipment at Scranton.
  • 04/23/2024
    Shabana Basij-Rasikh to Speak at 2024 Commencement
    The co-founder and president of the first and only boarding school for Afghan girls will speak at the 2024 undergraduate commencement ceremony.
  • 04/23/2024
    University Hosts Neuroscience Conference
    More than a dozen students will present research posters at The University of Scranton Neuroscience Conference on April 27.
  • 04/23/2024
    NSF Noyce Scholars Begin as STEM Student Teachers
    Five Scranton students named as National Science Foundation Noyce Scholars begin as STEM student teachers at four local high schools.
  • 04/22/2024
    2024 Earth Day Essay Contest Awards Announced
    A record number of students in grades five to 12 participated in The University of Scranton Earth Day Essay Contest this year.
  • 04/22/2024
    Library Hosts Environmental Art Show
    Artist lecture by Theresa O’Connor opens Environmental Art Show at the Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library.
  • 04/22/2024
    Precarious State of World Discussed at Schemel Forum Luncheon
    Former CNN correspondent Jill Dougherty concludes Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar series with “The World in Disarray” presentation.
  • 04/16/2024
    Student Earns Perfect Score on LSAT
    Accounting major Sarah Boyle accomplishes feat earned by less than half of one percent of American Bar Association (ABA) applicants, a perfect LSAT score.
  • 04/16/2024
    Economics of Obesity Discussed at Seminar
    Economist John Cawley, Ph.D., discusses “The Economics of Obesity” at The University of Scranton’s 29th Henry George Seminar.
  • 04/16/2024
    Sustainable Living Practices Highlighted at Fair
    University students, faculty and staff and area residents learned about sustainable living practices and products at the annual Earth Day Fair.
  • 04/16/2024
    Student Receives Eastern Psychological Association Award
    University of Scranton student selected for a highly-competitive Eastern Psychological Association Diversity Travel Fund Award
  • 04/12/2024
    Sustainability on Display April 18
    The Evening of Environmental Science will showcase the nearly 350 Earth Day Essays received from area middle and high school students.
  • 04/09/2024
    U.S. News Ranks Scranton Graduate Programs Among Best
    Three University of Scranton graduate programs ranked in the top 30 nationally in U.S. News 2024-2025 Best Graduate Schools listing.
  • 04/09/2024
    Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., The University of Scranton’s 21st President Dies
    The 21st president of The University of Scranton, Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., H’84, passed away at the age of 96.
  • 04/09/2024
    Cellists Mark Kosower and Mingyao Zhao Performances Set
    Cellists Mark Kosower and Mingyao Zhao will perform twice at University of Scranton and premiere Nate Sparks’ new composition for strings.
  • 04/09/2024
    Scranton Professor Leads NASA-Selected Eclipse Study
    A NASA-selected, ham-radio-leveraged eclipse research project of Scranton physics professor Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., spanned the globe in coverage.
  • 04/08/2024
    Groundbreaking for Building with Groundbreaking Potential
    Scranton breaks ground for building designed for ‘groundbreaking’ development of collaborations between the University and the greater Scranton community.
  • 04/02/2024
    Mock Trial Team Wins 'Best of' and Honorable Mention Awards
    University of Scranton students win awards at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Competition in Washington, D.C.
  • 04/02/2024
    Earth Day Events Planned at Scranton
    Nearly a dozen Earth Day events are planned that center around the theme: Sustainable Living, Caring for Creation.
  • 04/02/2024
    Familiar Names Honored in New Ways by University
    The University of Scranton will rename a College and its Commons to honor longtime benefactors Edward and Patricia Leahy and former President Rev. J.A. Panuska, S.J.
  • 03/27/2024
    Graduate Open House Set for April 10 at Scranton
    Area residents, alumni and students can learn about the more than 30 advanced degrees offered at The University of Scranton at its Graduate Open House on April 10.
  • 03/26/2024
    Professor Wins Second National Accounting Ethics Award
    A research article that offers a model for building a career-long ability to fend off fraud wins national ethics award, making professors at Scranton the top recipients of this notable prize.
  • 03/26/2024
    Economic Impact of Risky Health Behaviors Analyzed
    Research that weighs in on the economics of obesity to be discussed at the University’s Henry George Seminar April 8.
  • 03/26/2024
    Ignatian Colleagues Program Executive Director Visits Scranton
    Faculty, staff and administrators hear how all contribute to shared Jesuit and Catholic mission at discussions with AJCU’s Ignatian Colleagues Program executive director.
  • 03/25/2024
    Opportunities for All Majors at Career Expo
    Jumpstart your career at a University Career Expo that has representatives from more than 100 organizations participating.
  • 03/25/2024
    Landscapes from the University Art Collection Displayed
    Our Common Home: Landscapes from the University of Scranton Art Collection features nature paintings connected to Pennsylvania. The exhibit opens April 5.
  • 03/19/2024
    Students Volunteer To Serve During Spring Break
    University of Scranton students participate in spring break service trips to Kentucky and Arizona.
  • 03/19/2024
    Health and Safety Respiratory Virus Update
    Campus Health and Safety information regarding COVID-19 exposure and isolation has been updated to reflect most recent CDC recommendations.
  • 03/19/2024
    Playing Soccer to Teach Sports Management
    Soccer tournament guarantees games for middle and high school players while teaching sports management concepts to University of Scranton undergraduates.
  • 03/19/2024
    University Singers and Scranton Brass Orchestra Concert Set
    University student singers to perform with professional 28-member brass and percussion ensemble for a free concert on Sunday, March 24.
  • 03/18/2024
    Meet Scranton Stories Participants and Project Organizers
    Meet area residents who shared their stories as part of Scranton’s Story: Our Nation’s Story, as well as the project organizers, at a public reception on April 4.
  • 03/15/2024
    April Events Planned at University
    An exhibit of Landscapes from the University of Scranton Art Collection and a lecture on The Economics of Obesity are among events planned for April 2024 at Scranton.
  • 03/08/2024
    Genius of Abraham Lincoln and Louis Armstrong Discussed
    Loren Schoenberg, noted musician and scholar of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, discusses the contribution of Abraham Lincoln and Louis Armstrong.
  • 03/08/2024
    Grant Supports Student/Faculty Product Innovation Research
    University of Scranton student and chemistry faculty member receive NSF Innovation Corps grant to develop technique to determine the purity of egg whites.
  • 03/06/2024
    Role of Ethics in Healthcare Discussed at University
    A new initiative at The University of Scranton, Ethics Across the Curriculum, hosted a lecture on “The Role of Ethics and Ethics Committees in Healthcare.”
  • 03/05/2024
    Research Presented at Eastern Psychological Association Conference
    Undergraduate students, recent graduates and faculty members presented research at the Eastern Psychological Association conference in Philadelphia.
  • 03/01/2024
    Let the Academic Games for Area Students Begin at Scranton
    The University of Scranton will host multiple academic competitions for middle and high school students during the spring semester.
  • 03/01/2024
    March Events Planned at University
    The following is a list of University of Scranton events planned for March 2024.
  • 02/29/2024
    Efforts To Develop Future Accountants Nationally Noted
    Scranton’s outreach and initiatives to broaden interest and increase support for future accountants was nationally recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • 02/27/2024
    DPT Students Present Research at National Conference
    More than 40 Doctor of Physical Therapy students presented research at the premier national physical therapy conference.
  • 02/27/2024
    University of Success Now Accepting Applications
    A free, four-year, pre-college mentoring program is now accepting applications from area students currently in the eighth grade.
  • 02/23/2024
    Winners of 2024 Brain Bee Competition Announced
    Students attending high schools in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Binghamton, New York, place first, second and third at the Neuroscience Brain Bee.
  • 02/22/2024
    Jazz Musician Loren Schoenberg to Perform March 2
    Grammy-award winning jazz musician and noted historian Loren Schoenberg to perform, lecture and screen new documentary at Scranton.
  • 02/22/2024
    High School Physics Competition Registration Open
    Fun, hands-on learning emphasized for area high school students at upcoming Hayes Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students.
  • 02/20/2024
    Four Receive Sursum Corda Awards at Scranton
    Spring Convocation recognized staff members who joined the University during the past year and presented four staff members with Sursum Corda Awards.
  • 02/20/2024
    Agreement with Xavier School of Management in India Signed
    The University of Scranton signs an agreement of cooperation with a top-ranked, highly- competitive AACSB-accredited Jesuit business school in India.
  • 02/20/2024
    Schemel Forum Collaborative Programs Slated for March and April
    Schemel Forum plans collaborative programs with the Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
  • 02/20/2024
    Asian New Year Traditions Taught at Interactive Workshop
    The Year of the Dragon celebrated at The University of Scranton’s Asian New Year Festival and Workshop.
  • 02/16/2024
    The Future of Journalism in Scranton Discussed
    Rethinking Local Journalism in Scranton was the topic of a University of Scranton Schemel Forum presentation conveying the importance and power of the storyteller.
  • 02/13/2024
    Exhibit Shows Development and Final Pieces of Artist's Work
    Art exhibit and lecture examine the mind of artist Ora Lerman - thinking critically and creatively – showing the stages of the development, as well as finished pieces of her work.
  • 02/13/2024
    University Student Teachers Begin at Area Schools
    University of Scranton undergraduate and graduate education students have begun serving as student teachers at 12 local schools this semester.
  • 02/08/2024
    Dennis Lichtman and Mona’s Hot Five to Perform Feb. 16
    Dennis Lichtman and Mona’s Hot Five, known for the famed Tuesday night trad-jazz session at the iconic New York bar Mona's, set to perform Feb. 16 on campus.
  • 02/07/2024
    Online Programs Ranked Among Best by U.S. News
    Scranton’s online graduate programs in business and MBA are among the best in nation according to U.S. News.
  • 02/06/2024
    Area Residents Complete Nonprofit Leadership Program
    Emerging leaders of area charitable organizations complete The University of Scranton’s Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program.
  • 02/05/2024
    Luis Canales Brings Personal Immigration Story to Scranton
    Guest speaker’s Luis Canales discussion of his journey “From Asylum Seeker to Immigration Attorney” moved audience members to tears.
  • 02/05/2024
    Earth Day Essay Contest Explores Sustainable Living
    Area students in grades five to 12 can explore sustainable living topics by participating in The University of Scranton Earth Day Essay Contest free of charge.
  • 02/01/2024
    Black History Month Marked at University
    For Black History Month, the University has planned multiple events for students, faculty and staff, with some events open to the general public.
  • 01/30/2024
    Online Graduate Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation
    Online graduate programs for international business MBA, health informatics and master of accountancy were ranked in the top six in nation.
  • 01/30/2024
    Luncheon Seminars Feature Prominent Speakers
    Schemel Forum World Affairs Seminars to feature six prominent speakers discussing art, history, journalism, democracy, politics and war.
  • 01/26/2024
    Scranton Students Offer Free Income Tax Assistance
    University of Scranton Accounting students will assist local residents with their tax returns for free as part of the VITA program beginning Feb. 5.
  • 01/24/2024
    Spring Events Planned at University Announced
    The following is a list of University of Scranton events planned for spring 2024.
  • 01/23/2024
    University of Scranton Announces Plans for New Building
    The University announced plans for a four-story, approximately 80,000-square-foot center for workforce development, applied research and outreach.
  • 01/22/2024
    University Announces Fall 2023 Dean’s List
    Students were named to The University of Scranton Dean’s List for the 2023 fall semester.
  • 01/22/2024
    Schemel Forum Courses Offer Nourishment for the Mind
    The University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum spring courses cover prominent African American entertainers, identity politics and the sitcoms of Norman Lear.
  • 01/12/2024
    Scranton President's Message for MLK Day
    University President Joseph G. Marina, S.J., sent “A Message for Martin Luther King Jr. Day” to the University community.
  • 01/11/2024
    Dean of Scranton’s College of Arts and Sciences Named
    University of Scranton President Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., announced Carolyn McNamara Barry, Ph.D., will serve as dean of its College of Arts and Sciences.
  • 01/09/2024
    Artistic Genius ELEW Live Performance Set for Jan 28
    Hear acclaimed pianist and artistic genius ELEW, the creator of Rockjazz and Counterbop, in a live concert setting to open the Performance Music Spring Concert Season at Scranton.
  • 01/08/2024
    MLK Celebration and Award Dinner Set for Jan. 14
    The Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission will hold its annual MLK celebration and awards presentation Jan. 14 at The University of Scranton.
  • 01/02/2024
    Intersession Grants Awarded for January 2024
    Six University of Scranton faculty members received faculty development intersession grants for 2024.
  • 12/19/2023
    University Presented Rose Kelly Awards
    The University recognized students and their high school teachers, who they credit for contributing to their success.
  • 12/19/2023
    Students Recognized for Academic Achievement
    Outstanding University of Scranton students received Frank O’Hara awards in recognition of their academic achievement.
  • 12/18/2023
    Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company Supports University of Success
    Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company provided $5,000 to support the University of Success, a multi-year, pre-college program for high school students.
  • 12/13/2023
    Christmas Gift Drives Held at Scranton
    Annual giving programs provide hundreds of gifts to local children at Christmas.
  • 12/07/2023
    MHA Graduate Students Present Research in Slovakia
    Students pursuing master of health administration degrees present research at international hospice and palliative care conference in Slovakia.
  • 12/05/2023
    Scranton President Visits Universities in Taiwan
    Taiwan’s Ministry of Education hosts Scranton delegation for meetings at a dozen universities to explore mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • 12/05/2023
    Students Participate in PwC Case Competition at Scranton
    More than 60 students actively learned about real-world business scenarios by participating in PwC’s Case Competition at Scranton in November.
  • 12/05/2023
    Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert Set for Dec. 10
    Audience member donations for admittance to the Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert will benefit local families in need this holiday season.
  • 11/30/2023
    Lecture by Acclaimed Author Concludes Scranton Story Project
    Harvard professor and acclaimed author Danielle Allen, Ph.D., spoke at the “Scranton’s Story, Our Nation’s Story” project final event in November.
  • 11/30/2023
    The Literary Lives of Nuns Discussed
    Author and editor Nick Ripatrazone studies the relationship between nuns and poetry to acknowledge and remember an overlooked literary genre.
  • 11/28/2023
    University Hosts 37th Henry George Lecture
    Economist Robert Feenstra, Ph.D., presented The University of Scranton’s 37th Henry George Lecture.
  • 11/27/2023
    Noel Night Concert Set for Dec. 2
    The 56th annual Noel Night concert featuring student Performance Music ensembles will include works sung in English, Chinese, Latin, Russian and Zulu.
  • 11/21/2023
    University Holds Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
    One hundred fifty food baskets were provided to area families in need through the The University of Scranton’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.
  • 11/21/2023
    Students Place Second and Third in Cyber Security Competition
    Students majoring in cybercrime and homeland security placed second and third in a cyber security simulation student competition hosted by Endicott College in Massachusetts.
  • 11/21/2023
    Professor Emerita Receives Excellence Award for Book
    Professor emerita Margarete L. Zalon’s book received a 2023 International Book Award from Sigma Theta Tau.
  • 11/16/2023
    Scranton Remembers Martyrs of El Salvador
    Remembrances dedicated to the Martyrs of El Salvador can be found throughout The University of Scranton campus.
  • 11/14/2023
    Scranton Makes Princeton Review Green College List
    The Princeton Review included The University of Scranton among the 522 schools listed in its 2024 Guide to Green Colleges.
  • 11/14/2023
    Area Women Complete Business Startup Program
    Area women complete a SBDC WEC certificate program designed to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to start their own businesses.
  • 11/13/2023
    Violinist Kako Miura Boga To Perform Nov. 18
    Acclaimed violinist Kako Miura Boga to perform at Nov. 18 Performance Music concert with The University of Scranton String Orchestra.
  • 11/10/2023
    University Ham Radio Station Equipment Installed
    Forty-foot antenna and equipment installation on the rooftop of Loyola Science Center give student Amateur Radio Club and HamSCI research new horizons.
  • 11/07/2023
    Students Named Sanofi Excellence in STEM Scholars
    Five University of Scranton students named as Sanofi Excellence in STEM Scholars and received support for summer research projects.
  • 11/07/2023
    Author Discusses Book ‘A Molecule Away From Madness’
    University of Pennsylvania clinical neurologist discusses research on how molecules function to help – or hurt – the human brain.
  • 11/06/2023
    Q and A with FBI Intelligence Analyst Nov. 9
    Scranton alumna Danielle Smallcomb ’93 will discuss her 20-plus year career at the FBI at a Q and A on campus Nov. 9.
  • 11/03/2023
    Students Learn Firsthand About Emergency Preparedness
    Scranton computing sciences and physics and engineering students participated in a Luzerne County emergency management drill.
  • 11/02/2023
    Scranton Stories Displayed at Hope Horn Gallery Through Nov. 17
    Scranton Stories portraits and oral histories exhibit of 25 Scranton residents tell a story of the city and nation on display as part of First Fridays Nov. 3 and through Nov. 17 during gallery hours.
  • 11/02/2023
    University Hosts Nathan Lecture Oct. 26
    The University of Scranton hosted the Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Lecture Series with Danish Ambassador and Cultural Diplomacy Advisor.
  • 10/31/2023
    Symphonic Band Concert Set for Nov. 4
    University Symphonic Band to perform works by Julie Giroux, Charles Ives, Philip Sparke, Frank Ticheli and others at Nov. 4 concert.
  • 10/30/2023
    Class of 2027 Students Begin Magis Honors Program
    Thirteen members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2027 entered the Jesuit school’s Magis Honors Program in STEM.
  • 10/30/2023
    Incoming Students Join Business Honors Program
    Thirty-two members of The University of Scranton’s incoming class of 2027 entered the Frank P. Corcione Business Honors Program.
  • 10/30/2023
    Living in the Anthropocene Discussed at Scranton
    Speaker says resiliency will be key in coping with future environment at Myers Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Humanities and Civic Engagement Lecture.
  • 10/30/2023
    Acclaimed Author to Discuss Who We Are as a Nation
    Harvard professor and acclaimed author to speak at final event produced by “Scranton’s Story, Our Nation’s Story” project.
  • 10/27/2023
    Catholic Choral and University Concert Choir to Perform
    University of Scranton to host Catholic Choral Society 75th anniversary season kick-off performance: Generations Sing!
  • 10/26/2023
    Annual Conference on Disability Held at University
    The University of Scranton’s 22nd Annual U.S. Conference on Disability highlighted ability-focused advocacy.
  • 10/25/2023
    Scranton Ranked No. 10 for Community and National Service
    Ranking analyzes universities contribution to public good based on calculation of social mobility, research and public service of graduates.
  • 10/24/2023
    Engineering Students Take First- and Second-Place Medals
    University of Scranton students finish in first or second place in all three events at regional, 14-state engineering competition.
  • 10/24/2023
    Students Rise to Centurion Fitness Challenge
    The Centurion Challenge put University of Scranton students’ physical fitness to the test.
  • 10/20/2023
    China Shock Impact To Be Discussed at Henry George Lecture
    Research that assesses the broader economic impact of the ‘China shock’ to be discussed at the University’s Henry George Lecture Nov. 9.
  • 10/19/2023
    Students Lead Nursing Facility Tour for PA Legislators
    Pennsylvania state legislators tour state-of-the-art nursing facility at Scranton and see “the incredible impact education can have on our community and beyond.”
  • 10/19/2023
    Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Awarded Honorary Degree
    Harvard professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J., receives honorary degree at Slattery Center for Ignatian Humanities Lecture on Comparative Theology.
  • 10/18/2023
    Professor Awarded Nearly Half-Million Dollar Grant
    Biology faculty member’s six-figure National Science Foundation Grant will enable additional student-faculty research projects for years to come.
  • 10/17/2023
    Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace Offered Oct. 17
    University of Scranton joins with faithful across the world to offer prayers for peace in the Holy Land on Oct. 17.
  • 10/17/2023
    Students Offer Advice on Attending Open House
    Current students give tips on attending The University of Scranton Open House events, which are set for Oct. 22 and Nov. 5 this year.
  • 10/16/2023
    Denmark Discussed at Nathan Lecture Oct. 26
    A panel discussion and musical performance will highlight Denmark’s history, economy and culture at the Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series.
  • 10/12/2023
    Saxophonist Chris Lewis to Perform Oct. 28
    Performance Music to present concert with guest artist, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Chris Lewis and the University Jazz Band Oct. 28.
  • 10/12/2023
    November Events Planned at University
    An award-winning violinist performance and an art exhibit portraying stories of Scranton residents are among the list of University events planned this November.
  • 10/11/2023
    A Statement on the Violence in Israel and Gaza
    University of Scranton President Joseph G. Marina, S.J., sent “A Statement on the Violence in Israel and Gaza” to the University community.
  • 10/11/2023
    Scranton Names Class of 2027 Presidential Scholars
    National merit scholars, valedictorians and salutatorians among The University of Scranton class of 2027 Presidential Scholarship recipients.
  • 10/10/2023
    Stories of Scranton to Premiere Oct. 27
    The Oct. 27 premiere of Scranton Stories will feature oral histories and portraits of 25 Scranton residents that tell a story of the city and nation.
  • 10/06/2023
    Engineering Students Gain Valuable Experience This Summer
    Scranton physics and engineering students gain experience through summer internship and research projects locally, across the U.S. and abroad.
  • 10/06/2023
    Future Nurse Anesthetists to Begin Clinical Rotations
    The University of Scranton held a capping ceremony for members of its 2025 graduate nurse anesthetist program.
  • 10/05/2023
    Football, Faith, Antisemitism and the American Dream
    “Dyed in Crimson – Football, Faith, Antisemitism and the American Dream” will be presented at the Judaic Studies Institute Lecture Oct. 31.
  • 10/05/2023
    Award-winning Author Discusses Book
    Living Against the Grain author Timothy Muldoon spoke to students at the Ignatian Values in Action Lecture on campus.
  • 10/04/2023
    Scranton Alumna Dedicates Life to Optimistic Occupation
    Martina Martin ’80 says The University of Scranton’s Socratic approach to education guided her on the path to her vocation and a lifetime of meaningful work in the global and local United Way system.
  • 10/04/2023
    Survey Shows Career Goals Success of Class of 2022
    Ninety-nine percent of the University’s class of 2022 graduates earning a bachelor’s degree were successful in obtaining their career goal.
  • 10/03/2023
    University Appoints 22 New Faculty Members
    The University has appointed 22 new full-time faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • 10/02/2023
    Open House Dates Set for Oct. 22 and Nov. 5
    Prospective students can see all the The University of Scranton has to offer at Open House events on Oct. 22 and Nov. 5. Registration and tours begin at 9 a.m.
  • 09/28/2023
    Grant Supports University Community ESL Program
    University receives Scranton Area Community Foundation critical needs grant to support ESL Program.
  • 09/28/2023
    Acclaimed Pianist to Perform Oct. 14
    Performance Music to host piano recital by ‘gifted virtuoso’ and award-winning pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner Oct. 14.
  • 09/28/2023
    Compelling Talks Slated for Oct. 17 and 30
    Lecture by environmental ethics and animal rights scholar and talk about book censorship by American Library Association executive director set in October.
  • 09/26/2023
    Annual U.S. Conference on Disability Set for Oct. 5
    The 22nd Annual U.S. Conference on Disability returns, in-person, with award-winning documentary director among presenters.
  • 09/20/2023
    Scranton Answers Pope’s Call to Care for Our Common Home
    The University of Scranton begins a seven-year process for Vatican designation as a Laudato Si’ University.
  • 09/20/2023
    Leading Expert to Discuss Comparative Theology
    Harvard professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J., to Give Slattery Center for Ignatian Humanities Lecture on Comparative Theology on Sept 28.
  • 09/19/2023
    Edward and Patricia Leahy Honored by University
    The University of Scranton honored long-time benefactors Edward and Patricia Leahy with its President’s Medal.
  • 09/18/2023
    Scranton Ranked in U.S. News Top 10 for 30 Years
    U.S. News ranked The University of Scranton in the top 10 “Best Regional Universities in North” for the 30th consecutive year.
  • 09/18/2023
    A Fire That Kindles Other Fires Campaign Announced
    Scranton begins public phase of historic $135 million Fire that Kindles Other Fires campaign to advance mission, access and excellence.
  • 09/15/2023
    University of Scranton Names Four New Trustees
    The University of Scranton names four new members, including three alumni, to its Board of Trustees.
  • 09/15/2023
    Living Against the Grain Author Talk Set for Sept. 21
    Theology professor and award-winning author to discuss “Living Against the Grain” at Ignatian Values in Action Lecture on Sept. 21.
  • 09/14/2023
    Students Study Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan
    University of Scranton students studied Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan this summer with scholarship support they received.
  • 09/13/2023
    Students Find Area Volunteer Opportunities at Fair
    Nearly 60 nonprofit organizations looking for volunteers met with students in search of service opportunities at Scranton’s Volunteer Fair.
  • 09/13/2023
    Concert to Feature 'Living Legends' Wycliffe Gordon and Eric Reed
    The University’s Family Weekend Concert will feature trombonist and vocalist Wycliffe Gordon and pianist Eric Reed on Saturday, Sept. 23. Gordon's arrangement of the theme for NPR’s 'All Things Considered' can be heard daily.
  • 09/12/2023
    Emergency Notification System Test on Sept. 14
    The University of Scranton will test its emergency notification system on Thursday, Sept. 14.
  • 09/12/2023
    University Student Teachers Begin at Area Schools
    University undergraduate education students have begun serving as student teachers at 10 local schools this semester.
  • 09/11/2023
    Wall Street Journal Lists Scranton in Best U.S. Colleges
    The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse included The University of Scranton among its list of the 400 Best Colleges in the U.S.
  • 09/08/2023
    Schemel Forum Offers Range of Stimulating Courses
    The University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum fall courses range from ‘the timely to the timeless.’
  • 09/06/2023
    Student-Run Model Adopted for Free Medical Clinic
    The University of Scranton and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine sign agreement to operate free medical clinic.
  • 09/05/2023
    Scranton Cadets Travel World for Leadership Training
    Ten members of The University of Scranton’s ROTC program participated in selective summer leadership training initiatives.
  • 09/05/2023
    Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., Receives Earl Award
    Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English and theatre, received The University of Scranton’s 2023 John L. Earl III Award.
  • 09/05/2023
    Schemel Forum’s World Affairs Seminars Set for Fall
    The Schemel Forum’s World Affairs Luncheon Seminars for the fall semester will cover a range of timely issues.
  • 08/29/2023
    Fall Semester Events Planned at University
    The following is a list of University of Scranton events planned for the fall semester of 2023.
  • 08/28/2023
    University Announces 2023-2024 Faculty Promotions
    Fourteen faculty members were granted rank and tenure promotions at The University of Scranton.
  • 08/25/2023
    Rob Kapilow Performance Set for Sept. 8
    Rob Kapilow’s 'What Makes It Great? The Great American Songbook' will open the Performance Music fall season on Sept. 8.
  • 08/22/2023
    Scranton Class of 2027 to Move onto Campus
    The University of Scranton to welcome the 1,000-plus members of its incoming Class of 2027 this weekend.
  • 08/22/2023
    Scranton Among Best Colleges in Nation for 22 Years
    Students say “alumni can be counted on to keep looking out for their Scranton successors,” according to Princeton Review Best 389 Colleges.
  • 08/11/2023
    Student Organization Receives National Recognition
    The University’s chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association was awarded Gold Chapter Honors.
  • 08/11/2023
    Students Attend Jesuit Leadership Conference
    Scranton students joined hundreds of students from Jesuit colleges across the country at the National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference.
  • 08/10/2023
    Students Receive Summer Research Fellowships
    Nine University of Scranton undergraduate students were awarded President’s Fellowships for Summer Research in 2023.
  • 08/10/2023
    NIST Releases Funds to Support New Building 
    University to receive $16.62 million from NIST to support construction of a building for workforce development, applied research and outreach. 
  • 08/10/2023
    Fair for Nonprofit Agencies Seeking Volunteers
    The University of Scranton will host a fair for area nonprofit organizations seeking college students as volunteers on Sept. 12.
  • 08/09/2023
    Royal Experience Program Summer Interns 2023
    Seven University of Scranton students participated in the Royal Experience Summer Internship Program for 2023.
  • 08/09/2023
    Professor Emerita Joins PA eHealth Advisory Board
    Professor emerita Margarete L. Zalon, Ph.D., appointed as consumer representative to the Pennsylvania e-Health Partnership Advisory Board.
  • 08/03/2023
    Published Research Articles Recognized by IMA
    Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) nationally recognized research articles by accounting doctoral students, alumni and professor.
  • 08/03/2023
    Twenty-three Area Students Begin University of Success
    Incoming high school students enter the University of Success, a multi-year, pre-college mentorship program at The University of Scranton.
  • 07/31/2023
    Honor Society Awarded Highest Chapter Status
    The University’s Nu Kappa chapter of the Beta Alpha Psi honor society achieved Superior Chapter status for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • 07/28/2023
    Summer 2023 Faculty Development Grants Awarded
    Nine University of Scranton faculty members received faculty development summer grants for 2023.
  • 07/27/2023
    University of Scranton Among Best Values in U.S.
    Money magazine scores Scranton with second highest star rating in its 2023 Best Colleges in America value list of just over 700 colleges in the nation.
  • 07/27/2023
    Class of 2023 Graduates Choose Long-Term Service
    Nine members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2023 committed to post-graduation long-term service projects.
  • 07/26/2023
    Students Graduate from the University of Success
    Area students graduated from The University of Scranton’s University of Success program in 2023.
  • 07/26/2023
    Feast of St. Ignatius Celebrated at Scranton
    University of Scranton President Joseph Marina, S.J., to preside at Mass for the Feast of St. Ignatius.
  • 07/26/2023
    Ten Faculty Members Recognized for Excellence
    Ten University of Scranton faculty members were recognized for teaching, scholarship and service excellence.
  • 07/17/2023
    Scranton SBDC Recognized with Pennsylvania Awards
    University of Scranton SBDC wins multiple awards for excellence in Pennsylvania including the State Gold Award for overall performance.
  • 07/05/2023
    Professors Win NSF Grant to Test Purity of Honey
    Chemistry faculty members awarded National Science Foundation Grant to develop a smartphone and spectrometry purity test for honey.
  • 06/30/2023
    University Announces Spring 2023 Dean’s List
    Students were named to The University of Scranton Dean’s List for the 2023 spring semester.
  • 06/30/2023
    Students Added to Fall 2022 Dean’s List
    Students added to The University of Scranton Dean’s List for the fall 2022 semester.
  • 06/28/2023
    Class of 2023 Honors Program Graduates
    Twenty-three members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2023 graduated from its Undergraduate Honors Program.
  • 06/28/2023
    Class of 2023 Graduates of Magis Honors Program
    Seven members of the University’s class of 2023 graduated from the Jesuit school’s Magis Honors Program in STEM.
  • 06/28/2023
    Class of 2023 Business Honors Program Graduates
    Sixteen members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2023 graduated from its Frank P. Corcione Business Honors Program.
  • 06/28/2023
    2023 Business Leadership Honors Program Graduates
    Seventeen members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2023 graduated from its Robert L. McKeage Business Leadership Honors Program.
  • 06/28/2023
    Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program Graduates
    Forty-two members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2023 graduated from its Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program.
  • 06/27/2023
    Two University Graduates Win Fulbright Awards
    Two University of Scranton graduates, Elise Westhafer and Isaiah Livelsberger, received Fulbright Student Scholarships for 2023/2024.
  • 06/23/2023
    Scranton Area Community Foundation Awards Grants
    The University of Scranton received two grants from Scranton Area Community Foundation to support its SPARK summer enrichment camp for teens.
  • 06/20/2023
    Student Success at Scranton is a Piece of C.A.K.E.
    Summer orientation sessions begin for the 1,000-plus members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2027.
  • 06/15/2023
    Giving to Others in Action
    Homeric effort to salvage goods at move out benefits hundreds of local families in need and enhances sustainability efforts for all.
  • 06/14/2023
    Seton Hall Law Direct Admissions Agreement Signed
    The University of Scranton and Seton Hall University School of Law have entered a direct admissions agreement that begins in the fall of 2023.
  • 06/12/2023
    Founding Schemel Forum Director Sondra Myers
    Founding Schemel Forum Director Sondra Myers stepped down from post at semester’s end.
  • 06/05/2023
    Scranton Graduates Commissioned as Second Lieutenants
    Eleven members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2023 were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.
  • 06/05/2023
    Students Pick 2023 KSOM Professor of the Year
    Operations and Analytics professor David Mahalak, D. Eng., was named 2023 Kania School of Management Professor of the Year.
  • 05/24/2023