University Announces Fall Semester Events

August 26, 2015

Sept. 10                     5:30 p.m. Hoban Lecture “The U.S. Role in the World: Challenges and Responsibilities” by Senator George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and author of “The Negotiator: A Memoir,” presented by the Schemel Forum and the Lackawanna Bar Association. Book signing to follow. Elm Park United Methodist Church. Free. Reservation requested. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Sept. 11                      7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring Professor Cunningham and His Old School. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Sept. 14 through Oct. 9        Art exhibit: “(Im)Perfect Specimen: Photographs by Lisa Hinkle.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Sept. 15                      11 a.m. Volunteer Fair for area nonprofit agencies offering volunteer opportunities for students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-7429 or email ellen.judge@scranton.edu.

Sept. 17                      noon  Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Mark Rothko: Immigrant, Artist, Pioneer” presented by Annie Cohen-Solal, Ph.D., cultural historian, writer and professor of American studies at Université de Caen. Book signing to follow. McDonnell Room, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Sept. 18                      10 a.m. Dedication of the University’s new building on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street. Tours follow dedication. Free. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

Sept. 18-20                 The University of Scranton Family Weekend 2015. Various campus locations. Call 570-941-4222 or email familyweekend@scranton.edu.

Sept. 18-20, 25-27       8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket” by Peter Parnell, presented by The University of Scranton Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

Sept. 19                       7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Band and Concert Choir with special guests Wycliffe Gordon, trombone, and Loren Schoenberg, saxophone. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Sept. 21                       7 p.m. Ignatian Values in Action Lecture: “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the U.S.” by author Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J. Byron Recreation Complex. Free. Call 570-941-4399 or email rebecca.haggerty@scranton.edu.

Sept. 22                       7 p.m. Dorothy Day Commemoration movie screening: “Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6631 or email phillip.yevics@scranton.edu.

Sept. 26                       8:45 a.m. Schemel Forum “University for a Day.” Topics discussed: “Remember that Old New York Was Once New Amsterdam: The Dutch Roots of American Pluralism;” “The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of our Constitutional Republic;” “Wright Spaces: Citizenship Learning in Liquid Times;” and “Suis-Je Charlie? The Rhetoric of Solidarity in Civic Responses to 21st Century Terrorism.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. $25. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Sept. 30                       7 p.m. Dorothy Day Commemoration Lecture: “Encounters with Dorothy Day” presented by Robert Ellsberg, editor of the published diaries and letters of Ms. Day and former editor of the Catholic Worker. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6631 or email phillip.yevics@scranton.edu.

Sept. 30                       7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Matt Hoffman, vibraphonist. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu

Oct. 2                           5 p.m. Gallery Lecture: “(Im)Perfect Specimens” featuring Lisa Hinkle, exhibiting artist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception to follow. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Oct. 8                           6:30 p.m. President’s Business Council 14th Annual Awards Dinner honoring Francis J. Pearn ’83, P’16, managing director and chief administrative officer of global compliance at J.P. Morgan Chase with the President’s Medal. The Pierre, New York City. Proceeds from the dinner support the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund. Tickets required. Call 570-941-5837 or email timothy.pryle@scranton.edu.

Oct. 9                           noon  Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Genomic Science, Politics and Race: Can They Coexist Comfortably?” presented by Jennifer Hochschild, Ph.D., Henry LaBame Jayne Professor of Government and professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Oct. 11                        7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “What Makes It Great? The Music of Duke Ellington” featuring Rob Kapilow and Kyle Athayde Dance Party. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Oct. 13                        7 p.m. Dorothy Day Commemoration documentary screening: “Dorothy Day: Don’t Call me a Saint.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6631 or email phillip.yevics@scranton.edu.

Oct. 14                        5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum, Panuska College of Professional Studies and WVIA-TV Collaborative Program: “Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth” presented by Avi Melamed, Israel-Middle East strategic intelligence analyst, fellow of Middle East security and affairs for the Eisenhower Institute, and author of “Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth.” Book signing to follow. The Forum, Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Hall. Free. Reservation required. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Oct. 14                        7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “General Recital” featuring University of Scranton student musicians. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Oct. 17 through Nov. 12       Art Exhibit: “Northeast Biennial Twenty Fifteen” juried by contemporary art dealer Hal Bromm. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Oct. 21                        7:45 a.m. 14th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility “You’re Hired! Vocational Rehabilitation Works!” Speakers include Lauren Owens, president of TansCen. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

Oct. 21                        noon  Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Who Was the Greater American, George Washington or Abraham Lincoln?” presented by Morey Myers, Of Counsel at Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Oct. 21                        4:30 p.m. Town Hall Meeting by Rebecca Alexander, author of “Not Fade Away” in conjunction with the 14th annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

Oct. 22                        7 p.m. Dorothy Day Commemoration Lecture: “Memories of My Grandmother, Prophet and Catholic Peace Activist” presented by Martha Hennessey, Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6631 or email phillip.yevics@scranton.edu.

Oct. 25                        9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. Various locations on campus. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

Oct. 25                        7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Adam Birnbaum, pianist. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Oct. 28                        5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and The Commonwealth Medical College Collaborative Program: “Lessons from Our Most Vulnerable Patients: Why We Should Treat Without Prejudice” presented by Pedro J. Greer Jr., M.D., professor and founding chair of department of humanities, health and society, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. First floor auditorium, The Commonwealth Medical College. Free. Reservation required. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Nov. 1                          7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Jazz Band” with guest artist Aaron Diehl. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Nov. 4                          7:30 p.m. The 30th Annual Fall Henry George Lecture. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-4048 or email janice.mecadon@scranton.edu.

Nov. 5                          noon  Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Why Not Just Forget About the Middle East?” presented by Trudy Rubin, Worldview columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Nov. 6-8, 13-15           8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “The Baltimore Waltz” by Paula Vogel, presented by The University of Scranton Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

Nov. 7                          7:30 a.m. Schemel Forum Bus Trip: “What’s New in Old New York?”

Includes visiting the Whitney Museum of American Art; viewing The Humans, a play by Scranton-native Stephen Karam, presented by the Roundabout Theater Company. $100. RSVP by October 2. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Nov. 8                          9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. Various locations on campus. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

Nov. 8                          7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Greg Zelek, organist. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Nov. 10                        7:30 p.m. “Fall Sustainability Symposium: Keynote and Panel Discussion, Pope Francis’s Laudato Si’ Encyclical, Climate Change a Call for Action.” Presented by the Office of Sustainability and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

Nov. 12                        9 a.m. “From the Clinic to the Classroom: An Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Students with Special Needs.” Topics discussed Treatment of Children with Developmental Disorders: Science, Non-science, and Nonsense;” “What’s So Special About Genetics? Practical Implications of Genetic Diagnoses for Children with Special Needs;” and “Resources and Strategies for Children with Complex Communication Needs.” The Forum, Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall. Free. Registration required https://www.regonline.com/fromtheclinictotheclassroom. Call 570-941-6305.

Nov. 12                       noon  Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “History at the End of the World” presented by Rosalind Williams, Ph.D., Bem Dibner Professor of the History of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Nov. 14                         7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring University of Scranton concert band. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Nov. 18                         noon  Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “When There Were Two Europes: Islam and Christendom” presented by David Lewis, Ph.D., Julius Silver University Professor and professor of history emeritus, New York University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Nov. 18                         7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring University of Scranton string orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Nov. 22                         7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Generations Sing!” featuring University of Scranton concert choir with their hosts Catholic Choral Society and other guest choirs. St. Peter’s Cathedral. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Dec. 3                          5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and the Office of Community and Government Affairs Collaborative Program: “Strategizing Scranton’s Recovery” presented by Henry Amoroso, budget consultant to the City of Scranton and member of the firm Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Reservation required. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Dec. 4                          3 p.m. Panuska College of Professional Studies Blessing of the Books donated by members of the University community. Lobby, Leahy Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6305.

Dec. 5                          8 p.m. (prelude from 7:05 p.m.) Performance Music: “48th Annual Noel Night” featuring University of Scranton singers and chamber ensembles. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Dec. 13                        7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert” featuring the University of Scranton Brass Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission: one new toy or piece of children’s clothing or cash donation. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Schemel Forum Courses

Mondays: Oct. 5, 12, 26 & Nov. 2, 9, 16                             6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “The Six Years That Defined the German Century” presented by Sean Brennan, Ph.D., associate professor of history, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Wednesdays: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Nov. 4, 11                      6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “Bernard Shaw and the Making of the Modern World” presented by John McInerney, Ph.D., professor emeritus of English literature, The University of Scranton and member and former officer in The International Shaw Honor Society. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Thursdays: Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 & Nov. 5, 12                          5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “Keep it Reel: New Directions in Non-Fiction Film” presented by Jamie Trnka, Ph.D., associate professor of world languages, The University of Scranton; and Andrew Oppenheimer, Ph.D., independent scholar. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

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