University Announces February Calendar of Events

Jan 13, 2012

February 3 through March 2             
Exhibit: “Sacred Birch” paintings by Koval Grippo. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

February 3, 5 p.m. 
Gallery Lecture: ‘”Sacred Birch” by guest artist Koval Grippo. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall.  Free. Call 941-4214.

February 8, noon
Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: “Small Change: Why Big Business Won’t Change the World” presented by Michael Edwards, author, activist and senior fellow at Demos. Book signing follows lecture. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

February 11, 1 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 941-4266.

February 12, 7:30 p.m.
“In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Band, Valentine’s Day Concert. Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

February 17, noon
Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: “Can We Feed the Planet Without Destroying It? Our Global Challenge” presented by Tim Searchinger, research scholar and lecturer, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Brennan Hall, Pearn Auditorium. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

February 18, 9:30 a.m. registration
“Ignite: Student Leadership Conference.” Leadership development program open to northeast Pennsylvania college students. DeNaples Center. $25 fee for non-University of Scranton students includes program materials, refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration required. Call 941-6233 or visit

February 18, 7:30 p.m.
The 4th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert featuring The New York Trumpet Ensemble, Mark Gould, director. With Mark Gould, Caleb Hudson, Joseph Boga and Mat Jodrell, trumpets; Adam Burnbaum, piano; Phil Kuehn, bass. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

February 24-26 & March 2-4, 8 p.m.  Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday
“Fuddy Meers” by David Lindsey-Abaire, directed by Sheila Stasack, presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Ticket prices vary. Call 941-4318.

Schemel Forum Courses

Mondays February 6 through March 12, 5:30 p.m.
Seminar Series: “’I’m A Big Liar:’  The Films of Federico Fellini” presented by Joseph Rettura, cameraman and film editor with a master’s certificate from New York University’s film school. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Wednesdays February 8 through March 21, 6 p.m.
Seminar Series: “Occupy the Political Economy: The Financial Crisis and the American Future” presented by David Friedrichs, professor of sociology and criminal justice and distinguished university fellow, The University of ScrantonWeinberg Memorial Library. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. (Please note: there is no class on March 14.) Call 941-7816.

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