April 2010

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April 6, 2010

Surrealist Artwork Featured in Exhibit

Vojen Cech Colini, who was born in Kolin, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic), was influenced by German Expressionism and Surrealism.

April 26, 2010

Social Investment Is Focus of Economic Discussion at Scranton

“Social Investment: New possibilities for business and philanthropy” will be the topic of The University of Scranton’s spring Henry George Lecture by Jonathan Morduch, Ph.D., professor of public policy and economics at the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

April 22, 2010

Scranton Among ‘America’s Best Graduate Schools’

The University of Scranton is among “America’s Best Graduate Schools” listed in the 2011 Edition of the U.S. News & World Report guidebook, published April 20, 2010.

April 22, 2010

University of Scranton May Calendar of Events

University of Scranton May Calendar of Events

April 22, 2010

Scranton High School Student Recognized at 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Dinner

Steven De Jesus, a senior at Scranton High School, is 2010 recipient of the Robert S. Mitchell Sr. Award, which is presented each year to an outstanding African-American high school student who resides in Lackawanna County.

April 21, 2010

Weinberg Memorial Library Book Sale

Members of the committee planning The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library annual Book and Plant Sale

April 21, 2010

Prisons and Drug Policy Forum to be held at Scranton

The Pennsylvania Prison Society will hold a public forum on Prisons and Drug Policy: the Need for Change at The University of Scranton on Wednesday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to noon in Collegiate Hall of Redington Hall. The forum is free of charge.

April 20, 2010

Original Composition to Premiere in Scranton

Scranton will be the site of the world premiere of two compositions by composer and arranger Joshua Freilich. The University of Scranton Concert Band and Choir will perform the new works, commissioned by the University, at the 27th Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert on Saturday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center.

April 19, 2010

O’Malley Honored for Commitment to Coaching Education, Sportsmanship

In appreciation of his continued commitment to athletics and sportsmanship in northeastern Pennsylvania, John J. O’Malley, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology and chairman of Bochicchio Sport Character Initiative, garnered two awards recently, including an Honorary Membership Award from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association (PSADA).

April 19, 2010

Education for Justice Teach-in Examines Social, Economic and Political Issues Surrounding Food

The University of Scranton’s 2009-10 Education for Justice programming will sate the appetite of attendees wanting to take an active role in learning about the social, economic and political issues surrounding food.

April 16, 2010

University to present Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award April 29

The University of Scranton will present its annual Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministries to Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J., at a University Assembly in the DeNaples Center on April 29.

April 15, 2010

Earth Week 2010: Sustaining Scranton Major Sponsors

The University of Scranton and Scranton Tomorrow have organized a weeklong series of events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

April 15, 2010

University of Scranton Awarded Grant for Health-Profession Education

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $95,000 grant to The University of Scranton to support a health-profession education and training initiative that targets the local community, as well as international partnerships. The funding stems from grants made available through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2009.

April 15, 2010

Earth Day 2010: Taking Strides for a Greener Scranton

The Scranton community will take strides to reduce its carbon footprint by participating in the Downtown Scranton Earth Day Walk Thursday, April 22.

April 14, 2010

Scranton Student Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

University of Scranton biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major Maria A. Gubbiotti of Falls is among just 278 sophomore and junior college students in the nation awarded a highly competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2010/2011 academic year.

April 12, 2010

Schumann Remembered at Schemel Forum Concert

The University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of classical composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856) with a recital by pianist Jeanette Micklem, one of Zimbabwe’s leading musical artists.

April 9, 2010

Students Present Interactive Arabic Puppet Show at The Mall at Steamtown

University of Scranton students, faculty and staff will present an original, interactive Arabic puppet show titled “Leila and the Mythical Sandbox” at Timmy’s Town Center at The Mall at Steamtown Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11.

April 9, 2010

Poet, Teacher and Human Rights Activist to Give Principal Address at Undergraduate Commencement 2010

Carolyn Forché has witnessed some of the most devastating social events of the 20th century. By commenting on these circumstances so eloquently in the language of poetry, she has fused the political with the personal and solidified her place as one of America’s most important and aware poetic voices.

April 9, 2010

Earth Week 2010: Go Green and Save Green

The University of Scranton has partnered with Scranton Tomorrow to organize a weeklong series of events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

April 8, 2010

Liva Arts Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Performance

The tradition of University of Scranton students performing through Liva Arts is now two decades old. In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Liva Arts Company will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee April 15 to 18.

April 6, 2010

Brand New Concert Tickets Now Available

The University of Scranton Programming Board (USPB) has announced the alternative rock band Brand New will perform at The John J. Long, S.J., Center on Saturday, April 24, at 7 p.m.

April 6, 2010

Weinberg Memorial Library Book Sale

The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library will hold its annual Book and Plant Sale on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Sunday, April 25, from noon until 4 p.m.

April 6, 2010

Scranton Students Place Second at Philadelphia Investment Competition

A team of five students from The University of Scranton placed second at the Investment Research Challenge competition sponsored the CFA Society of Philadelphia.

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