University of Scranton Announces Spring Events

01/14/11

February 4 through March 8
Exhibit: An Ideal Subject: The Art of Jennie Brownscombe. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

February 4, 5:00 p.m.
Gallery Lecture: Jennie Brownscombe, Sally Talaga, executive director, Wayne County Historical Society. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception to follow: Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 941-4214.

February 12, 1:00 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.

February 13, 7:30 p.m. 
Love Songs featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

February 16, 7:00 p.m.
Education for Justice Lecture: The Voice of Witness presented by Carolyn Forché, award winning poet, essayist and human rights advocate. Brennan Hall, Pearn Auditorium. Free. Call 941-4051.

February 19, 7:30 a.m.
Schemel Forum New York City bus trip to the New York public library exhibit Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. $50. Pre-registration required. Call 941-7816.

February 20, 7:30 p.m.
Third Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert featuring the Wycliffe Gordon Quintet. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

February 21, 4:30 p.m.
“Abrahamic Faiths in Dialogue: Resources and Obstacles.” Panel discussion with representatives from Jewish Christian and Muslim faiths followed by a question and answer session. Fifth floor, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-4546.

February 21, 7:30 p.m.
“In Love with Islam, Believing in Jesus,” lecture by Rev. Paolo Dall’Oglio, S.J., founder and director of a Catholic monastery in Syria with the primary spiritual vocation of pursuing Muslim-Christian peace and mutual understanding. Pearne Auditorium of Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-4546.

February 22, Noon
Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: Recentering the American Story: An Ode to Black History Month featuring Clement A. Price, professor of African American Studies and founding director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Pre-registration required. Fees vary.  Call 941-7816.

February 25-27 & March 4-6, 8:00 p.m.  Friday and Saturday; 2:00 p.m. Sunday
Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam, directed by Bob E. Gasper, presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Also March 4-6. Fees vary. Call 941-4318.

March 5, 8:00 a.m.
Third Biennial Conference on Women and History in NEPA featuring Linda Shopes, oral historian and former president of the Oral History Association. Brennan Hall. Pre-registration required. Luncheon fee: $10. Call 941-4016.

March 8, Noon
Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: The State of Gender Equality in the World Today featuring Mary Ellen McNish, president and CEO of The Hunger Project. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

March 9, 7:30 p.m.
In Recital featuring The University of Scranton Performance Music student musicians. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

March 13, 7:30 p.m.
In Recital featuring Annamae Goldstein. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

March  15-16
PIAA District II Sportsmanship and The University of Scranton Bochicchio Sport Character Initiative Workshop: Schools Shaping the Culture of Sport. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Pre-registration required. Call 607-237-9263.

March 16, 7:00 p.m.
National Panel: Values, Character and Sport in the U.S.A. with University of Scranton alumnus John A. Walsh, executive vice-president and executive editor of ESPN; John Skipper, senior vice-president of ESPN; Steve Vacendak, executive director, NC Beautiful; and moderator, Donnie Collins, sports writer, Scranton Times-Tribune. DeNaples Center. Free. Call 607-237-9263.

March 19, 4:30 p.m.
Weinberg Memorial Library book signing with New York Times bestselling author Sever Berry, recipient of the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award. Free. DeNaples Center. Call 941-7816.

March 19, 5:00 p.m.
Weinberg Memorial Library’s Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award presentation to New York Times bestselling author Sever Berry. Ticket prices vary. DeNaples Center. Call 941-7816.

March 29, Noon
Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: Civil Liberties in the Age of Facebook. YouTube, and the Ubiquitous Social Networks featuring Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

March 31, 7:00 p.m.
Education for Justice Teach-In on Peace and Reconciliation featuring keynote speaker Rajmohan Gandhi. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-4051.

April 1 through April 15
Exhibit: 25th Annual Student Exhibition. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

April 1, 6:00 p.m.
Public Reception: 25th Annual Student Exhibition. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 941-4214.

April 2, 9:00 a.m.
Preview Day for students accepted to The University of Scranton. Various locations on campus. Call 941-7540.

April 3, 7:30 p.m.
In Concert The Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra and The University of Scranton Singers, under the direction of Mark Gould and Cheryl Boga. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Henry George Lecture featuring Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia University’s graduate school of business. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7475.

April 5, Noon
Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: Facing Disaster in the Middle East: Are There Only Bad Options? presented by Stephen Kinzer, author and visiting professor, Boston University. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

April 7, 9:00 a.m.
Seventh Annual Kane Competition for high school students. Byron Recreation Complex. Pre-registration required. Call 941-7509.

April 7, 11:30 a.m.
The 2011 Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center.  Free. Open to the public. Call 941-7500.

April 8, Noon
Annual High School Computing Contest. St. Thomas Hall. Registration required. Call 941-7774.

April 12, Noon 
Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: Israel and the U.S. – and the Rest of the World featuring Itamar Rabinovich, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., currently Distinguished Global Professor, New York University. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

April 14, Noon
Taiwan’s Bangzi Opera: Carnival of Chinese Opera. Hands-on demonstration and performance to introduce area students to Chinese Opera. DeNaples Center. Free, but reservations are required to attend. Call 941-7200.

April 15, 7:30 p.m.
28th Annual World Premiere Composition Series featuring the University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir premiering two new works by guest composer/conductor Ted Nash. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

April 15, 7:30 p.m.
Bond, Taiwan’s Bangzi Opera adaptation of The Merchant of Venice. Scranton Cultural Center. Tickets required. Free. Call the Scranton Cultural Center box office at 346-7369.

April 16-18, Times vary.
National Debate Coaches Association’s National Championships for high school students. Various campus locations. Call 941-7401.

April 16, 9:30 a.m.
26th Annual Psychology Conference. Brennan Hall. Registration required. General public $10; University of Scranton students, faculty staff free. Call 941-4266.

April 27, 3:00 p.m.
Math Integration Bee. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Call 941-6113.

April 28, 4:30 p.m.
Campus Take Back the Night Pre-Rally. Dionne Campus Green. Call 941-6194.

April 28, 8:00 p.m.
Take Back the Night March and Rally at Lackawanna County Courthouse calls for an end to sexual violence in our community. Free. Call 941-6194.

April 29, 7:30 p.m.
In Concert featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

April 29-May 1, May 6-8, 8:00 p.m.  Friday and Saturday; 2:00 p.m. Sunday
A Man’s a Man by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Eric Bently, directed by Michael O'Steen, presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 941-4318.

April 30 - May 1, 9:00 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 30, Time: TBA.
Gospel Extravaganza, Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center.  Free.  Call 941-7401.

May 1 through May 13
Viewpoints: Works by the University of Scranton Photography Club, Hyland Hall, Hope Horn Gallery. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

May 6, 6:00 p.m.
Public Reception: Viewpoints: Works by the University of Scranton Photography Club. Awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free.  Call 941-4214.

May 7, 7:30 p.m.
In Concert featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture: Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-7956.

May 12-14, 8:00 p.m.
New Director’s Workshop. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Ticket prices vary. Call 941-4518.

May 14, 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Commencement Concert featuring The University of Scranton Symphonic Band and Singers. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

May 29, 11:00 a.m.
Graduate Degree Commencement. Byron Complex. Call 941-7768.

May 30, Noon
Undergraduate Commencement. Wachovia Arena. Call 941-7768.

Sustaining Scranton: Go Green and Save Green Earth Week 2011 Events

April 15   10:00 a.m.
Earth Week keynote address by Peter Bardaglio, Ph.D., senior fellow at Second Nature. TBA. Free. Call 941-7520 for more information.

April 15   1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Earth Week Fair Trade Vendors’ Fair. Free. Dionne Campus Green. Call 941-7520 for more information

April 16  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Earth Week Hill Section Street Sweep organized by The University of Scranton Student Government. Call 941-7520 for more information.

April 16   Time TBA.
Earth Week downtown Scranton walk. Free. Call 941-7520 for more information.

April 19    10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Earth Day Fair with interactive games and information related to the environment, sustainable practices and faculty/student projects related to environmental issues. Local green businesses and organizations will also participate. Dionne Campus Green. Free. Call 941-7520 for more information.

 

 

Schemel Forum Courses

 

Mondays Feb. 7 through March 14        5:00 p.m. 
Seminar Series: Italian Film Making: How it Influenced World Cinema featuring Joseph Rettura. Moskovitz Theater (film) and 405 (lecture following film), DeNaples Center. Pre-registration required. Session fees vary. Call 941-7816.

 

Wednesdays Feb. 9-Feb. 23         5:00 p.m. 
Seminar Series: Politics and Prose: The End of Politics? featuring William Rowe, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Pre-registration required. Session fees vary. Call 941-7816.

 

Wednesdays March 2-March 16         5:00 p.m. 
Seminar Series: Politics and Prose: The Ends of Political Novels featuring Joseph Kraus, Ph.D., associate professor of English and theater, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Pre-registration required.  Session fees vary. Call 941-7816.

 

Wednesday March 30          5:00 p.m. 
Seminar Series: Politics and Prose open discussion featuring William Rowe, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, and Joseph Kraus, Ph.D., associate professor of English and theater, The University of Scranton. Pre-registration required. Session fees vary. Call 941-7816.

 

Thursdays March 17-April 14          6:00 p.m. 
Seminar Series: The Bible as Book: The Physical Development of the Bible from Hebrew Scroll through Victorian Family Bible featuring Michael Knies, associate professor and special collections librarian, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Pre-registration required. Session fees vary. Call 941-7816.

 


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