University of Scranton Plans Spring Events

02/05/10

University of Scranton Plans Spring Events

Feb. 5-March 12 Exhibit: Ashcan Humanists: John Sloan and Jerome Myers, Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

Feb. 8 - April 25 Exhibit featuring the contemporary art of Ritsuko Sato of Japan. Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Free during library hours. Call 941-6341.

Feb. 12   7:30 p.m. Performance Music presents The Second Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert featuring Mark Gould and Joseph Boga, trumpets, Ted Rosenthal, piano, Matt Rybicki, bass, and Carmen Intorre, drums. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

Feb. 13 1 p.m. Annual Northeast Pennsylvania Brain Bee sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at the University of Scranton and Northeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Pre-registration required.  Call 941-7630.

Feb. 15 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “The Origins and Evolution of the Celebration of Chinese New Year” by University of Scranton History Professor Shuhua Fan, Ph.D., followed by showing of the feature film “The Big Shot (Da Wan).”  Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-6312.

Feb. 17 noon  Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: Global Politics and Economics: A 21st Century View presented by Parag Khanna, senior research fellow and director of the Global Governance Initiative at the New America Foundation  Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7619.

Feb. 17 4:30 p.m. Lecture: “Chinese Business Dynasty: Family Survival Strategies in War and Revolution” by Cornell University Hu Shih Professor of Chinese History Sherman Cochran, Ph.D., as part of Celebration of Chinese New Year series. Collegiate Hall of Redington Hall. Free. Call 941-6312.

Feb. 18 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “The Confucian Come-back: Tradition, Modernity, and Ideology in Contemporary China” by Pennsylvania State University History Professor On-Cho Ng, Ph.D., as part of Celebration of Chinese New Year series. Room 407A DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-6312.

Feb. 19 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Confucianism, Modernization, and Family: An Introduction” by University of Scranton Philosophy Professor Ann Pang-White, Ph.D., followed by feature film presentation “Eat, Drink, Man, Woman,” as part of Celebration of Chinese New Year series. Pearn Auditorium, of Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-6312.

Feb. 20 2 p.m. Chinese New Year Party with a lion dance, crafts, ribbon dancing, music and snacks. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Reservations required. Call 941-5525.

Feb. 20 5:30 p.m.  20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Dinner sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, United Colors Organization, and The Council for Community Affairs, featuring well-known social commentator and scholar Boyce Watkins, Ph.D., finance professor at Syracuse University who is a frequent guest on CNN, NPR, MSNBC and other national news broadcasts. Rose Room, Brennan Hall.  Reservations required. Call 941-5904.

Feb. 21 2 p.m. Feature film presentation of “Kung Fu Panda” as part of Celebration of Chinese New Year series. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-6312.

Feb. 26 noon  Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: Enigma and Dilemma: Our Fraught Relationship with Afghanistan and Pakistan presented by Alex Thier, director for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Institute of Peace. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7619.

Feb. 26-28 & March 5-7   8 p.m.  Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.  University of Scranton Players present The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Ticket prices vary. Call 941-4318.  

March 3 7:30 p.m.  Performance Music presents In Recital, The University of Scranton student musicians in solo, duo, trio and small ensemble. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

March 5 noon  Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: Who Runs Russia?  Deciphering Moscow’s Centers of Power featuring Jill Dougherty, foreign correspondent for CNN. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7619.

March 10 5:30 p.m.  In-service: Character Development Through Sport featuring Matt Davidson founder, president and director of education for the Institute for Excellence and Ethics. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Call 941-7440.

March 10 7:30 p.m.  Performance Music presents In Concert, the Antonio Ciacca Trio.  Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

March 26 7:30 p.m.  Performance Music presents In Recital, Dr. Frederick Hohman, organist, performing on the recently rebuilt historic 1910 Austin Opus 301 Symphonic Organ. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

March 27 9 a.m.  Preview Day for Accepted Students. Various locations on campus.  Free. Registration required. Call 941-7540.

March 30 9 a.m.  Seventh Annual Kane Competition for high school students. Byron Recreation Complex. Registration required. Call 941-7509.

March 31 noon  Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: Corruption: Global Virus or Weapon of Mass Destruction? featuring Miklos Marshall, regional director for European and Central Asia for Transparency International, the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7619.

April 7-April 30 Exhibit: Colini: Remembrances of Places Past.  Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

April 7 7:30 p.m.  Sixth Annual J.J. Quinn Memorial Lecture: Shakespeare and the Drama of Love featuring Joan Homer, Ph.D. Houlihan-McLean Center Free. Call 941-7500.

April 8-10 The 24th annual Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Conference 2010. Various locations on campus. Registration required. Call 941-7401.

April 9 noon Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: The Last Station:  How a Novel Became a Film featuring Jay Parini, author of The Last Station, novelist, poet, political activist and professor of English at Middlebury College. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7619.

April 9   5 p.m.  Gallery Lecture: Collini: Remembrances of Places Past featuring Darlene Miller-Lanning, director Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 941-4214.

April 14 7:30 p.m.  Performance Music presents In Concert, The University of Scranton Jazz Band. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624. 

April 15 - 18 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday. Musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” presented by the LIVA Arts Club. Jefferson Auditorium, Leahy Hall. General admission $10. Call 941-4266.

April 17 9:30 a.m.  25th Annual Psychology Conference. Brennan Hall. Registration required. General public: $10. Call 941-4266.

April 20     10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Earth Week Fair and Education for Justice Teach-in with interactive games and information related to the environment, sustainable practices and faculty/student projects related to environmental issues concerning food. Local green businesses and organizations will also participate. Dionne Campus Green and DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7520.

April 21     Time TBA. Earth Week and Education for Justice guest lecture by Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Don Winkelmann, Ph.D. Location TBA. Free. Call 941-7520.

April 23 Time TBA. Fair Trade Fair organized by the United Students for Fair Trade Club. DeNaples Patio. Call 941-7520.

April 23-25 & April 30-May 2   8 p.m.  Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. University of Scranton Players present Flora the Red Menace, book: David Thomson, music: John Kander, and lyrics: Fred Ebb. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts.  Fees vary. Call 941-4318.  

April 24-25 9 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Annual Book and Plant Sale. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library.  Call 941-4078.

April 24 8  p.m.  Performance Music presents 27th Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert featuring The University of Scranton Concert Band and Choir with guest conductor, Mark Gould, performing a new work by guest composer, Joshua Freilich.  Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

April 29 11:30 a.m.  Presentation of the 2009 Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry to Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J., professor of theology and ethics at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center.  Free. Call 941-7500.

April 29     4:30 p.m. Campus Take Back the Night Pre-Rally, Dionne Campus Green. Call 941-6194.

May 1 7:30 p.m.  Performance Music presents In Concert, The University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

May 3 - May 7 Exhibit: Twenty-Fourth Annual Student Exibition, Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

May 6        4 p.m.  Henry George Seminar: Microfinance and Economic Justice featuring Jonathan Morduch, professor of Public Policy and Economics, New York University. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-7475.

May 7 6 p.m.  24th Annual Student Exhibit Public Reception. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 941-4214.

May 8 7:30 p.m.  Performance Music presents In Concert The University of Scranton Singers and Symphonic Band. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.  

May 11 7:30 p.m.  In Concert, The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute Civic Symphony Orchestra, Jerome Campbell, Director. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624. 

May 13-15 8 p.m. University of Scranton Players present the New Director’s Workshop.  McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 941-4318

May 29 11 a.m. Graduate Degree Commencement. Byron Complex. Call 941-7768.

May 30 noon Undergraduate Commencement. Wachovia Arena. Call 941-7768.

Schemel Forum Courses

Mondays, Feb. 8-March 22 6 p.m.   Seminar Series: The Nature and Value of Friendship: Philosophical Perspectives presented by Richard Klonoski, Ph.D., professor of Philosophy. Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Session fees vary. (Please note that there is no Session March 15.)  Call 941-7816.

Tuesdays, Feb. 16-March 9 Film & Seminar Series: Shakespeare on Film: The Bard and the Directors presented by Michael Friedman, Ph.D., professor of English. Film viewing at 3 p.m.; discussion at 6.30 p.m. DeNaples Center. Registration required. Session fees vary. Call 941-7619.

Thursdays, April 8-April 22 6 p.m.  Preserving and Democratizing Knowledge: The History of the Medieval  Book, 500-1500 presented by Michael Knies, Associate Professor-Special Collections Librarian. Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Session fees vary.  Call 941-7619.

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