September 2011

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September 28, 2011

University Announces October Calendar of Events

Through Oct. 7 Exhibit: Taiwan Sublime: Four Photography Masters’ Visions of the Treasure Island featuring the photography of Chi Po-lin, Liu Chen-hsiang Chen Chih-hsiung. The show is co-sponsored by the Taipei economic and Cultural Office, New York, N.Y., and the Asian Studies Program at The University of Scranton. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

September 28, 2011

University of Scranton Asian Studies Concentration Receives Pennsylvania’s K-16 Collaboration Award

The University of Scranton’s Asian Studies concentration, along with the Abington Heights School District, were selected to receive the Commonwealth’s 2011 “Bringing the World to Pennsylvania: K-16 Collaboration Award” for their innovative cooperation on Chinese language and cultural instruction.

September 28, 2011

Scranton Student Leaders Discover Their Roles and Themselves at the Royal Summit

The University of Scranton’s Center for Student Engagement hosted its first annual Royal Summit recently at the Bryn Mawr Mountain Retreat and Convention Center. Twenty-nine student leaders along with three staff members took part in the event intended to hone individual leadership skills as participants networked with other student leaders and engaged in teambuilding exercises.

September 28, 2011

Grigorescu Named Director of Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at The University of Scranton

September 23, 2011

New York Trumpet Ensemble Scheduled to Perform at The University of Scranton

The New York Trumpet Ensemble, directed by acclaimed trumpeter Mark Gould, along with jazz pianist Adam Birnbaum and bassist Phil Keuhn, will perform at The University of Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free, and the performance is open to the public.

September 21, 2011

Tenth Annual President’s Business Council Dinner Honors Mary Beth Farrell

Mary Beth Farrell of The University of Scranton’s class of 1979 and former executive vice president of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company will be presented with the Jesuit university’s President’s Medal at the President’s Business Council (PBC) Tenth Annual Award Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at The Pierre in New York City.

September 19, 2011

Scranton disAbility Conference Celebrates a Decade of Impact and Growth

It’s no accident that The University of Scranton’s Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a powerful magnet for leaders and leading-edge research – helping people with disabilities maximize their quality of life.

September 19, 2011

Collaboration and Learning Part of Summer Vacation at Scranton

While many members of The University of Scranton community spent the past summer pursuing noteworthy internships, research, travel and other projects, a small sampling of such summer projects of students, faculty and staff includes a pair of internships, two international trips and a research project.

September 16, 2011

The University of Scranton Inaugurates Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as President

In a celebration of The University of Scranton’s tradition and accomplishments, as well as its future as a leading Jesuit university in the 21st century, the University conducted its Inauguration Ceremony for its 25th president, Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

September 16, 2011

Quick Facts: The Inauguration Ceremony of Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as The University of Scranton’s 25th President

Inauguration Date: September 16, 2011

September 13, 2011

U.S. News Ranks The University of Scranton in Top 10 Best Regional Universities

U.S. News & World Report ranked The University of Scranton among the top 10 “Best Regional Universities in the North,” among “Great Schools at a Great Price,” and among just 45 “up and coming” colleges in the nation.

September 12, 2011

A Celebration of Service Begins Weeklong Series of Inauguration Events

More than 750 University of Scranton students, faculty and staff joined the University’s new president, Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., to volunteer at nearly a dozen area nonprofit organizations at the first of a weeklong series of events planned to celebrate the Inauguration of the 25th president of the University.

September 9, 2011

Gift to The University of Scranton Supports Scholarship and Lecture

Recent gifts of $100,000 from Mrs. Eleanor Volpe and $100,000 from her son, Charles J. Volpe, Jr., Esq., a 1982 graduate of The University of Scranton, generously increase their scholarship endowment established in the name of their husband and father, respectively.

September 7, 2011

University of Scranton Faculty Awarded Summer Grants

A dozen members of The University of Scranton’s faculty were selected by the Faculty Development Board to receive research grants for the summer 2011.

September 7, 2011

Nine University of Scranton Students Receive Summer Research Awards

Nine University of Scranton students received 2011 President’s Fellowship for Summer Research Awards

September 6, 2011

The University of Scranton Nationally Ranked Among Service-Oriented Colleges

The University of Scranton is among the nation’s leading service-oriented colleges according to a ranking published in the 2011 September/October issue of Washington Monthly.

September 1, 2011

University Announces Fall Calendar of Events

Sept. 8 7:30 p.m. Lecture: “Christian versus Secular Bioethics: Incompatible Visions of Morality and Reality” presented by Tristram Engelhardt, Ph.D., M.D., professor of philosophy Rice University and former Rosemary Kennedy chair at the Kennedy Institute Center for Bioethics at Georgetown University. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-4545.

September 1, 2011

Workshop Teaches Students About Taiwanese and Chinese Music, Culture

The Asian Studies Concentration at The University of Scranton will host area elementary, middle and high school students for an interactive educational performance by the Chai Found Music Workshop, an internationally acclaimed Chinese and Taiwanese chamber music ensemble from Taipei, Taiwan.

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