March 2011

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Apr 01, 2011

Scranton Student Represents Pennsylvania as National Truman Scholar

A triple major who maintains a 3.98 grade point average while participating in The University of Scranton’s rigorous Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program, is one of just 60 students from 54 colleges in the nation – and the only scholar to Pennsylvania – selected as a 2011 Truman Scholar.

Mar 31, 2011

Expert on Jewish Ethics and Interfaith Relations to Lecture at The University of Scranton

The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute of The University of Scranton welcomes Eugene Korn, Ph.D., a scholar and teacher in the fields of Jewish ethics and law, theology and interfaith relations.

Mar 31, 2011

Carnival of Chinese Opera Comes to Scranton

Area middle and high school students can learn about Chinese Opera through a free, interactive “carnival” offered by the world-renowned Taiwan Bangzi Opera Company at The University of Scranton.

Mar 31, 2011

University of Scranton Goes Mobile

Smartphone users can connect more easily with The University of Scranton thanks to a new app and mobile website designed for the iPhone and Android.

Mar 29, 2011

Mahatma Gandhi’s Grandson to Speak at Scranton

As part of its 2010 – 2011 Education for Justice theme of peace and reconciliation, The University of Scranton will host a lecture by Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and past president of Initiatives of Change International.

Mar 29, 2011

Professor Vinson’s Research Shows Walnuts as ‘Top Nut’ for Heart-healthy Antioxidants

A new scientific study by University of Scranton Chemistry Professor Joe Vinson, Ph.D., positions walnuts in the No. 1 slot among a family of foods that lay claim to being among Mother Nature’s most nearly perfect packaged foods: tree and ground nuts.

Mar 29, 2011

University to Present Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award to Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J.

The University of Scranton will present its annual Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministries to Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and chief executive officer of Homeboy Industries, at a University assembly in the Rose Room of Brennan Hall on Thursday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m.

Mar 28, 2011

Economist who Sees Business as Agent for Positive Social Change to Speak at Scranton

A leading proponent of the transformational role business can play in world affairs will deliver the Henry George Lecture at The University of Scranton on Monday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. Glenn Hubbard, Ph.D., dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and the Russell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance, will present “Business Knowledge and the Good Life” in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center. The lecture is presented free of charge.

Mar 25, 2011

Asian Studies Presents Cultural ‘Tour’: India, Nepal, Bhutan

The Asian Studies Concentration will continue its yearlong “Tour of Asia” through a series of events that celebrate the cultures of India, Nepal and Bhutan on March 30 and 31. All events are free and open to the public.

Mar 25, 2011

Liva Arts Company Takes the Stage with ‘Rent’

The University of Scranton’s student-run musical theatre group, the Liva Arts Company, will present Jonathan Larson’s musical “Rent” April 14 – 17 in the Jefferson Auditorium of Leahy Hall.

Mar 24, 2011

Students from One of the Nation’s Premier Music Conservatories to Perform with Scranton Singers

The Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra will present a concert in conjunction with The University of Scranton Singers on Sunday, April 3. The concert, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in the Houlihan-McLean Center beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Mar 21, 2011

Scranton Among ‘America’s Best Graduate Schools’

The University of Scranton will be among “America’s Best Graduate Schools” listed in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report guidebook, to be published April 5, 2011.

Mar 21, 2011

University of Scranton Presents Sursum Corda Awards

The University of Scranton presented Sursum Corda (Lift Up Your Hearts) Awards to three staff members at a convocation held recently on campus.

Mar 21, 2011

Schemel Luncheon Series Serves ‘World Affairs Briefings’

Schemel Luncheon Series Serves ‘World Affairs Briefings’

Mar 18, 2011

25th Annual Student Exhibit Celebrates Creativity

Each year, The Hope Horn Gallery sponsors a juried exhibition featuring works by students enrolled at The University of Scranton.

Mar 10, 2011

Chinese Opera Headlines Series of Cultural Events at The University of Scranton

Shakespeare goes east – Far East – as The University of Scranton presents a performance of “Bond,” an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” by the Taiwan Bangzi Opera Company.

Mar 11, 2011

James Bond as an All American Hero Discussed at Scranton

“James Bond, All-American Hero” is the title of a lecture by Jonathan Nashel, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Indiana University, South Bend, Ind, scheduled for Monday, March 14, at 4:30 p.m.

Mar 10, 2011

University of Scranton April Calendar of Events

University of Scranton April Calendar of Events

Mar 10, 2011

Elementary School Students Visit University to Learn about Art and History

The beautiful paintings of Honesdale artist Jennie Brownscombe, currently on display at The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery, were used to “illustrate” interpretations of history in art during a recent hands-on workshop and gallery tour for students at St. Stanislaus Elementary School, Scranton.

Mar 10, 2011

Underground Railroad Exhibit and Book Signing Planned at University

The exhibit entitled “The Place I call Home: A Story of the Underground Railroad in NEPA” will be on display at the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library from Thursday, March 10, to Friday, March 18.

Mar 10, 2011

University Offers New Resource for Parents

Not sure when commencement starts? Need to know where to park on move-in day? Don’t worry, help is here.

Mar 08, 2011

Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to Deliver Education for Justice Lecture

As part of its 2010 – 2011 Education for Justice theme of peace and reconciliation, The University of Scranton will host a lecture by Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and past president of Initiatives of Change International.

Mar 04, 2011

Renowned Violinist to Perform at The University of Scranton

Performance Music at The University of Scranton will host a recital by renowned violinist Annamae Goldstein, accompanied by pianist Christopher Oldfather, on Sunday, March 13.

Mar 04, 2011

University of Scranton Plans Award for New York Times Best-selling Author

The University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library will honor Steve Berry, a New York Times Best-Selling author, with the 2011 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award on Saturday, March 19.

Mar 04, 2011

The University of Scranton Garners Four Advertising Awards

The University of Scranton received four Educational Advertising Awards in a national competition sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.

Mar 04, 2011

University of Scranton Adds Electronic Master’s and Honors Theses Collection

The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library has added a new Electronic Master’s and Honors Theses Collection to serve as a digital home for master’s and honors student scholarship.

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