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General
Jun 02, 2020

Scranton Isolation 'Informance,' Episode 8

This week, Performance Music's Isolation 'Informance' features Mark Kosower.

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General
Jun 01, 2020

Royal News, Summer Schedule

The Royal News newsletter will now publish on a summer schedule, with updates continuing daily on the website.

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Student
May 31, 2020

Campus Gateway Named in Honor of Class of 2020

The University of Scranton renames its recently renovated St. Thomas façade the Class of 2020 Gateway.

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Student
May 31, 2020

University Holds Virtual Undergraduate Celebration

The University of Scranton conferred more than 875 bachelor’s degrees at its virtual undergraduate celebration on May 31.

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Student
May 30, 2020

University Confers Master’s and Doctoral Degrees

The University of Scranton conferred more than 600 master’s and doctoral degrees at a virtual graduate celebration on May 30.

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Student
May 29, 2020

Outstanding Graduates Recognized at Class Night

University of Scranton class of 2020 undergraduates were recognized for academic excellence, leadership and service at Class Night.

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General
May 29, 2020

Student Veterans Organization (SVO) to Host Fundraiser

The University of Scranton Student Veterans Organization (SVO) is hosting a fundraiser to raise money for the SVO as well as for Student Veterans of America. The fundraiser started Friday, May 22, 2020, and will continue till Dec. 31, 2020.

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Faculty
May 29, 2020

Virtual Travel Class Includes International Dialog

Professors adapt planned travel course into a virtual format that includes interaction with international students and experts.

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General
May 29, 2020

PCPS Newsletter: To the Class of 2020

The Panuska College of Professional Studies shares its biweekly newsletter featuring stories of those who answer the "call to care" during the COVID-19 crisis. You can read the entire May 29 issue here.

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General
May 29, 2020

Summer Yoga Flow 4-week Series

Summer Yoga Flow 4-week Zoom series begins June 2nd (6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23), Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m.

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Community
May 28, 2020

Thousands Virtually Hear About the Autistic Brain

Registration for the ACCE Virtual Town Hall Meeting with author Temple Grandin, Ph.D., capped at 3,000 for the Zoom webinar held on May 19.

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Student
May 28, 2020

CSA Keeps Campus Community Alive Online

Students compose articles about life on campus during the pandemic for a media writing course during the spring 2020 semester.

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Student
May 28, 2020

Some Scranton Students Stay Isolated on Campus

Students compose articles about life on campus during the pandemic for a media writing course during the spring 2020 semester.

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Faculty
May 27, 2020

Professor Terrence Sweeney Weighs in on Undergrad Physiology Boom

Terrence Sweeney, Ph.D., professor and physiology program director, weighs in on the undergraduate physiology boom in The American Physiological Society's The Physiologist Magazine.

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Staff
May 27, 2020

Jeff Gingerich Participates in Panel on 'What Comes Next for Higher Education'

Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs, asks: “Can we keep that spirit of innovation moving along? That’s my hope, that we can keep that creativity moving.”

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General
May 27, 2020

The University of Scranton Earns Landmark Conference Presidents’ Trophy for First Time

For the first time in the history of its athletics program, The University of Scranton was awarded the 2019-20 Landmark Conference Presidents’ Trophy, conference commissioner Katie Boldvich announced on Tuesday afternoon.

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General
May 27, 2020

Messages to our Class of 2020

Read messages from members of our University community to the Class of 2020 and submit one by visiting scranton.edu/gradmessage.

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Alumni
May 27, 2020

Eileen Parinisi Dimond '85: The Role of National Cancer Institute During the Pandemic

"NCI doesn’t stop even when a pandemic hits the globe. Our mission in cancer research continues and, in fact, NCI has been tapped to use its unique resources and breadth of experience to address aspects of the pandemic," said Dimond.

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Alumni
May 27, 2020

Maura Regan ‘13 G’14 Named New York Post's Hero of the Day

Maura Regan ‘13 G’14, an Acute Care Occupational Therapist at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation, is guiding COVID-19 survivors through their post-ventilator recoveries. She was named New York Post's "Hero of the Day" on May 26, 2020.

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Community
May 26, 2020

Second Virtual Community Dialogues Announced for June 3

A follow up virtual community dialogues will be offered on June 3 to explore personal values and new possibilities for our community.

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Student
May 26, 2020

2020 Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize Winners

The Weinberg Memorial Library is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize competition. 

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Student
May 26, 2020

Scranton Celebrates Class of 2020

The University of Scranton will celebrate its class of 2020 with virtual events in May and with a commencement ceremony in October.

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Faculty
May 26, 2020

Emotional Intelligence Discussed in Podcast

Accounting professor discusses his research about emotional intelligence in an Institute of Management Accountants podcast.

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General
May 21, 2020

Connection and Creativity Event for All

Join Drs. Tiffany Bodonada & Sonja Lund, assistant professors in the Department of Counseling & Human Services, for an evening of conversation to connect and create! All faculty, staff, students and alumni are welcome to attend on May 26, 2020.

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General
May 20, 2020

May 29-31 Graduation Events Announcement

A note from Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., The University of Scranton's provost and sr. vice-president for Academic Affairs regarding virtual commencement.

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Student
May 20, 2020

Watch the Virtual Senior Student-Athlete Celebration

Joined by almost 300 spectators live on Zoom, The University of Scranton Department of Athletics honored the Class of 2020 (and all student-athletes) with their first-ever Virtual Senior Student-Athlete Celebration on Thursday evening.

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Faculty
May 20, 2020

Schemel Forum Update, Faculty to Speak

A note from Sondra Myers, director of the Schemel Forum. The Forum will feature several faculty members this fall.

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Student
May 20, 2020

Four to Receive Honorary Degrees from University

University will present four honorary degrees at its commencement ceremony.

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General
May 19, 2020

Scranton Isolation 'Informance,' Episode 7

This week, Performance Music's Isolation 'Informance' features legendary musical artist Dr. Wycliffe A. Gordon. To watch, follow Performance Music on Facebook.

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Student
May 19, 2020

2020 Commencement Speaker Announced

Alumna Susan M. St. Ledger, president, worldwide field operations for Splunk, will be the principal speaker at the October 2020 commencement.

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Community
May 19, 2020

University Physical Therapy Students Create Community Resource

Physical Therapy students transition Community Based Learning to virtual community resource.

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Faculty
May 19, 2020

KSOM Professor of the Year Named

Accounting professor Ashley L. Stampone ’10, G’11, was named Kania School of Management Professor of the Year.

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Alumni
May 19, 2020

Nursing Alumnae Connect at One NYC Hospital

While most are keeping their distance during the pandemic, three Scranton alumnae remain in close proximity to one another in New York City. 

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General
May 15, 2020

PCPS Newsletter: 'Be the Helpers, Look for the Helpers'

The Panuska College of Professional Studies has created a biweekly newsletter to share the stories of those who answer the "call to care" during the COVID-19 crisis. You can read the entire May 15 issue here.

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General
May 13, 2020

Spring 2020 Reading of Esprit

Join the staff and writers of Esprit for their reading, which will premiere on May 14 at 8 p.m. 

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Student
May 13, 2020

Remote Royals, Week 7

Student Life shared a new #RemoteRoyals Newsletter to highlight opportunities for students to connect with others. Find the May 12 issue here.

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Community
May 12, 2020

University to Offer Virtual Kids Activities and Resources

University students maintain connection with area K-12 school students by creating educational and fun videos for children and sharing as a community resource.

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Student
May 12, 2020

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Chris Baldwin

Meet Chris Baldwin, a member of the Class of 2020!

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Student
May 12, 2020

Tips for Studying for Virtual Finals

A current student gives advice on how to make the most of studying at home during an unusual Dead Week and finals period.

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General
May 12, 2020

Scranton Isolation 'Informance,' Episode 6

This week, Performance Music's Isolation 'Informance' features organist Alexander Pattavina.

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Student
May 12, 2020

Department of Athletics to Host Virtual Senior Student-Athlete Celebration May 14

The University of Scranton department of athletics is pleased to announce that they will honor and recognize all graduating senior student-athletes on Thursday, May 14 in a virtual awards presentation that will be broadcast live on Zoom beginning at 7 p.m.

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General
May 11, 2020

Virtual Trivia Night!

The Occupational Therapy Graduate Class of 2020 Spring Fling Committee is hosting a Virtual Trivia Night to support America's VetDogs!

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Faculty
May 11, 2020

Faculty in the News

Several faculty members are quoted in recent news stories on topics related to COVID-19.

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Student
May 11, 2020

Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

Hundreds of University students were inducted into national honor societies during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Student
May 11, 2020

Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

Scranton students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities.

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Alumni
May 11, 2020

Reunion is Postponed. Friendship is not Canceled.

Freshman year roommates James Kompany '95 and Dr. Vince Carsillo '95, who are both navigating unfamiliar territory during the pandemic, will miss reconnecting this summer at Reunion. But they are reminded of what Scranton gave them.

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Student
May 08, 2020

Celebrate your Graduation -- Order your Free Yard Sign by May 17

The University has designed yard signs to celebrate the Class of 2020, which you can order and have shipped to your house for free.

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Student
May 08, 2020

Students Can Pursue Remote, Paid Internships

New partnership allows students to pursue paid micro-internships in a variety of fields that can be completed remotely.

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Faculty
May 08, 2020

Article Lists Self-Care Tips for the Pandemic

TA recently published article by a psychology professor and a Scranton alumna offered self-care tips specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Student
May 06, 2020

Remote Royals, Week 6

Student Life shared a new #RemoteRoyals Newsletter to highlight opportunities for students to connect with others. Find the May 5 issue here.

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Alumni
May 06, 2020

5.06.20: Royals Rise Up

Celebrate Scranton's sixth annual Day of Giving.

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Alumni
May 05, 2020

Alumni Class Notes, May 2020

Share your story with your Royal Family.

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Student
May 05, 2020

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Kim Baxter

Meet Kim Baxter, a member of the Class of 2020.

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General
May 05, 2020

Scranton Isolation 'Informance': Episode 5

Episode 5 of the Scranton Isolation "Informances" features composer, arranger, performer, bandleader and educator. Kyle Athayde with student hosts Matt Didelot ’20 and Evelina Smietana ’21.

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Faculty
May 05, 2020

Professor’s Book Wins International Award

University Professor Oliver Morgan, Ph.D., received national recognition by winning an Independent Press Award for his book.

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Alumni
May 06, 2020

Nurses Day: Collection of Stories

It's Nurses Day. We value the hard work of our RoyalRNs every day, but today, this year, we want to send them a special thank you. We have gathered some of our recent Royals Respond stories featuring nurses below. 

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Faculty
May 05, 2020

Virtual TA Talks Feature Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants

Every year for over a decade, The University of Scranton has hosted a TA Talks event featuring Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants from all over the world.

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Student
May 05, 2020

Psychoeducational Presentations

The University's Counseling and Human Services Department will offer two series via Zoom of psycho-educational presentations for students titled: The New Normal: Coping with Change and Coping during COVID-19: How to Deal with Isolation during a Time of Social Distancing. 

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Faculty
May 05, 2020

Coffee and Conversation for Staff and Faculty

The Center for Health Education & Wellness-Employee Wellness Program invites you to Coffee & Conversation on Thursday, May 7 at 12:30 pm.

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Staff
May 03, 2020

Staff Senate Roundtable

The Staff Senate invites you to join us for a virtual round-table discussion providing you with the opportunity to share ideas, raise topics of interest, voice concerns, and learn about issues pertinent to our group and the University.

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General
May 03, 2020

Donning of the Kente Stole Ceremony Application

The Multicultural Center is excited to announce its inaugural Donning of the Kente Ceremony, which follows from our Graduation Ceremony last year.

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General
May 03, 2020

Women’s Spirituality Luncheon

Please join us for a Zoom meeting to discuss how our faith communities have adjusted to face the new realities of our time. 

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General
May 03, 2020

Solidarity with our Community and World

Our series of conversations about service, justice and solidarity continues with Domestic Outreach and International Service Program partners in the U.S. and abroad.

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General
May 01, 2020

PCPS Community Comes Together

The Panuska College of Professional Studies has created a biweekly newsletter to share the stories of those who answer the "call to care" during the COVID-19 crisis. You can read the entire May 1 issue here.

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Alumni
May 01, 2020

Alumna Establishes Meals for Medics in Scranton

Alyssa Muchisky '16, a medical school student, established Meals for Medics to donate hot meals to local health care workers.

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Faculty
May 01, 2020

Faculty Member Applies Chemistry in Murder Case

University of Scranton chemistry Professor David Rusak, Ph.D., is featured in a new Forensic Files II episode.

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Community
May 01, 2020

Area Residents Asked to Share Stories of Strength

University faculty, staff, and community partners lead an effort to collect and share residents’ stories of resiliency and strength.

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