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    University Announces February Events

    The University of Scranton announces calendar of events for February.
    January 9, 2020

    Feb. 1       1 p.m. 20th Annual Northeast PA Brain Bee sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at The University of Scranton. Snow date Feb. 8. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-4324 or email robert.waldeck@scranton.edu.

    Feb. 7 through Mar. 6                       Art Exhibit: “Sharon Cosgrove: A Change of Vision.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

    Feb. 7       5 p.m. Art Gallery Lecture: “A Change of Vision” presented by Sharon Cosgrove, exhibiting artist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception to follow at the Hope Horn Gallery. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

    Feb. 7        7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet, and Rossano Sportiello, piano. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Feb. 14            noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “How to Save Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism” presented by Alex Thier, founder of Triple Helix, a strategic consulting and advisory firm and senior associate at Overseas Development Institute in London. Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Feb. 18            noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “Covering Crisis as a Woman” presented by University of Scranton alumna Nicole Young, producer of 60 Minutes. Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Feb. 22           10:30 a.m. “IGNITE Student Leadership Conference.” Leadership development program open to Northeast Pennsylvania college students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. $25 fee for non-University students includes program materials, refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-6233 or visit www.scranton.edu/leadership.

    Feb. 22           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble with special guest soloists – four high school music teachers who taught, mentored and inspired a number of members of the student jazz ensemble: Laurie Burdett (Scranton School District); Mike Lesnesky (Valley View School District); Ken Luckey (Tunkhannock School District); and Elaine Ort (Western Wayne School District). Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Feb. 28-March 1 & Mar. 6-8            8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “Carrie: the musical” by Lawrence D. Cohen presented by the University Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4353 or email players@scranton.edu.

    Schemel Forum Courses

    Wednesdays: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 & Mar. 4, 11          6 p.m. Schemel Forum Evening Course: “Bob Dylan: From Rolling Stone to Nobel Laureate” presented by Catherine Johnson, senior student in the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program majoring in English and philosophy and Editor-in-Chief of Esprit: the University’s review of arts and letters, and Stephen Whittaker, Ph.D., professor, Department of English and Theatre, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Thursdays: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 & Mar. 5, 12     6 p.m. Schemel Forum Evening Course: “States of Emergency: Lessons from Latin American History” presented by Aiala Levy, Ph.D., assistant professor of Latin American history, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Mondays: Feb. 10, 17, 24 & Mar. 2, 9, 23                6 p.m. Schemel Forum Evening Course: “Frederick Douglass’s America” presented by Adam Pratt, Ph.D., associate professor of American history, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

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