August 2010

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August 31, 2010

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., to Become President of Marquette University in Summer of 2011

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of The University of Scranton, Tuesday was named the 23rd president of Marquette University.

August 31, 2010

Memo from Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. to the University Community

After a careful discernment process, I announce that my Provincial has given me permission to accept the position of President at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., beginning in summer 2011.

August 30, 2010

Schemel Forum Courses Decipher Two European Artists and American Philosophy

Local residents can gain a deeper understanding of the lives and works of two important European artists and the roots of American philosophy during courses sponsored by the Schemel Forum at The University of Scranton during the fall semester.

August 23, 2010

University Police Transition Complete

After months of extensive training and preparation, The University of Scranton’s Public Safety Department officially began to operate a full service, professional University Police force as of 7 a.m. on Aug. 21, 2010.

August 23, 2010

University of Scranton Ranks 14th in National List of Service-Oriented Colleges

A “different kind of college ranking” – one that measures how well universities are meeting their public obligations of providing research, service and social mobility –ranks The University of Scranton among the nation’s leading service-oriented colleges.

August 23, 2010

Fourteen Receive Faculty Promotions

University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced 14 faculty promotions, including tenure decisions, effective with the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year.

August 20, 2010

Scranton’s Class of 2014 Moves in

The University of Scranton will welcome it incoming undergraduate Class of 2014 of about 970 this weekend.

August 17, 2010



August 17, 2010

U.S. News Ranks The University of Scranton in Top 10 Again

U.S. News & World Report ranked The University of Scranton among the top 10 Best Regional Universities in the North for the 17th consecutive year. Scranton tied for tenth in its category in the 2011 edition of “Best Colleges,” which also recognized Scranton for its commitment to teaching, graduation rates and value.

August 16, 2010

Abstract Urban Photographer Featured in Gallery Exhibition

For Wilkes-Barre resident Carl Backlund, all things came together in New York City, where he lived and worked until his retirement in 1988.

August 13, 2010

Congressman Kanjorski Announces $2.8 Million Funding for SCHOTT/University of Scranton Project

U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski announced $2.8 million in federal funding that enables a global manufacturer from northeast Pennsylvania and The University of Scranton to further the research and development needed to create one of the world’s most powerful lasers—an Exawatt laser (one exawatt is a billion billion watts). The funding provides cutting-edge research opportunities for Scranton students and faculty and keeps – and possibly grows – jobs in northeast Pennsylvania.

August 12, 2010

Forbes Recognizes The University of Scranton Among America’s Best Colleges

The University of Scranton is among the elite universities included in Forbes Magazine’s online listing of “America’s Best Colleges 2010,” published on Aug. 11. Scranton, with a rank of 224, was among just 42 colleges in Pennsylvania and 23 Jesuit universities to make the national ranking of 610 institutions.

August 12, 2010

Scranton Plans to Welcome Class of 2014

The University of Scranton community will welcome formally the Class of 2014 at the New Student Convocation at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Byron Recreation Complex.

August 11, 2010

University of Scranton Names New Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Harold Baillie, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at The University of Scranton, has announced the appointment of Brian Conniff, Ph.D., as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Scranton’s largest undergraduate college that houses programs in the sciences, humanities, theology and social sciences, as well as the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program and the University’s undergraduate Honors Program.

August 3, 2010

Princeton Review Counts The University of Scranton among Nation’s Best 373 Colleges

For the ninth consecutive year, The Princeton Review counted The University of Scranton among the best colleges in North America.

August 3, 2010

Local Students Participate in University of Success

Students attending the University of Success Summer Institute at The University of Scranton participated in hands on projects, presentations and field trips to develop skills needed to successfully finish high school and gain acceptance to college.

August 30, 2010

Local Residents Return to College During Schemel Forum’s University for a Day Program

Area residents will have the opportunity to become college students for the first time or once again through an innovative program offered by the Schemel Forum at The University of Scranton.

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