Schemel Forum Programs, April 8 and May 2

Two Schemel Forum programs will take place in the coming weeks. Find out more below!
Schemel Forum Programs, April 8 and May 2

Monday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m.

The Schemel Forum, in collaboration with The Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections at the Weinberg Memorial Library, The University of Scranton and the Friends of the Weinberg Library, presents
Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D., Passionist Historian/Adjunct Professor of History, The University of Scranton.

American Passionist Priest Martyrs in China, 90th Anniversary 1929-2019: Remembering the Chinese Catholic Witness of Faith

In the 1920s Passionist missionaries went to China to convert the Chinese. Throughout the twentieth century, missionaries and Chinese Catholics were witnesses to suffering and hope. What does the death of three Passionists in 1929 continue to teach us about sufferings and hope of contemporary Catholics in China? The event is in conjunction with the exhibit "Life, Death and Memory: Art and Artifacts from the Passionist China Collection."

Weinberg Memorial Library, Heritage Room, 5th Floor
Free Event, Reception to follow. 

To RSVP contact:
Alicen Morrison
Phone: 570-941-6206

Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Weinberg Memorial Library, Heritage Room, 5th Floor, Book Signing and reception to follow

The Schemel Forum in collaboration with the Weinberg Memorial Library

While Reason Slept

  • Thomas Brier, Jr., JD, Attorney at Blank Rome LLP in Philadelphia

  • His book, While Reason Slept, examines the relationship between democratic erosion and the declining belief in the power of reason.

Free Event, RSVP required to Alicen Morrison, Email:, Phone: 570-941-6206

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