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Men's  and Women's Soccer Programs Garner USC Team Academic Awards image
Student
Sep 30, 2020

Men's and Women's Soccer Programs Garner USC Team Academic Awards

The University of Scranton men's and women's soccer teams both garnered the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 school year as announced by the organization on Thursday afternoon.

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Student
Sep 30, 2020

On-Campus Instruction Resumes at Scranton

University of Scranton will resume in-person classes on Wednesday, Sept. 30, after a two-week pause.

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Community
Sep 29, 2020

University Students Get Ready to Vote in 2020 Elections

The University prepares students for upcoming elections in November.

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Student
Sep 29, 2020

Project Allows Students to Work with Real Client

Students in a social media communication class are working on a community-based learning project with the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

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Community
Sep 29, 2020

Schemel Forum Fall Courses Offered Via Zoom

Schemel Forum virtual fall courses will explore Latin American authors and the COVID-19 pandemic from a philosophical perspective.

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Student
Sep 29, 2020

Senior Christine Anzelmi Finds a New Way to Help

Christine Anzelmi '21 spearheads a fundraiser to send gift bags to nursing home residents.

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Staff
Sep 29, 2020

The Countdown is on for...Cybersecurity Month!

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a national program to help create awareness of the many ongoing threats we face whenever we are online.

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Community
Sep 28, 2020

SBDC Wins Center Excellence and Innovation Award

The University’s SBDC won the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award.

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Alumni
Sep 28, 2020

University of Scranton Names Four New Trustees

The University of Scranton names four new members, including two alumni, to its board of trustees.

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General
Sep 28, 2020

Artistic Manifestations of Life Transitions

Join us for a Schemel Forum World Affairs Seminar.

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General
Sep 28, 2020

A Conversation with New York Times Senior Writer Eric Schmitt

The Gail & Francis Slattery Center for Humanities will present "A Conversation with New York Times Senior Writer Eric Schmitt", Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom.

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Student
Sep 28, 2020

Latin American Studies Film Festival Goes Virtual

The Latin American Studies Film Festival is streaming this semester. 

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General
Sep 28, 2020

Virtual Recruitment Opportunities Available for Students

The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development is adjusting their practices in order to bring as many opportunities to our students as possible. 

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Staff
Sep 25, 2020

Katelyn McManamon Joins University of Scranton SBDC

Katelyn McManamon was named special projects coordinator for Scranton’s Small Business Development Center.

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General
Sep 23, 2020

'The Trouble with my Name' Virtual Event

"The Trouble with My Name" blends storytelling, comedy and poetry to shed light on the American Latino experience. This event is open to Scranton faculty, staff, and students only.

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General
Sep 23, 2020

Information Session for Students, Faculty, and Staff on New University Policies

As part of our efforts to communicate with our campus about these policies, the Office of Equity and Diversity will be hosting a series of information sessions regarding the new policies.

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General
Sep 23, 2020

Global Insights Presents Tanzania

Fr. John Sivalon, Ph.D., adjunct faculty in Theology and Religious Studies and Criminal Justice, will present at the next Global Insights Wednesday, October 7, 2020,  11:30 a.m.

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Community
Sep 23, 2020

Conference on disAbility to be Virtual this Year

Autism spokesperson Dr. Temple Grandin will be the keynote speaker at the University’s virtual Conference on disAbility Oct. 6.

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Staff
Sep 23, 2020

James Caffrey Granted Professional Certification

James L. Caffrey, associate vice president for facilities operations, named a Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP).

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General
Sep 22, 2020

Humanities in Action Event: Willie Mays Aikens-An American Life

The Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Humanities in coordination with the Athletic Department and the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology presents an Evening with Willie Mays Aikens.

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Student
Sep 22, 2020

First-year Students Nurture Friendships

Since most activities are virtual now, first-year students are utilizing non-traditional ways to create friendships at Scranton.

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Student
Sep 22, 2020

Royals Get Ready to Vote in 2020 Elections

The University continues voter registration efforts for the upcoming elections in November.

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Community
Sep 22, 2020

Schemel Forum to Host Virtual Seminars This Fall

The Schemel Forum’s virtual World Affairs Seminars will feature six renowned speakers on an array of timely, captivating topics.

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Faculty
Sep 22, 2020

Dean Pellegrino Presents at NEPA Learning Conference

Dr. Debra Pellegrino, dean of The University of Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies (PCPS), served as a panelist for the virtual NEPA Learning Conference that was held on Thursday, Sept. 17.

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Alumni
Sep 21, 2020

Kelly Loughlin '14 Blocks COVID-19 Spread in Honolulu

A former Scranton volleyball standout fights the pandemic in Hawaii.

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Staff
Sep 21, 2020

Staff Senate Elections

A friendly reminder that the Staff Senate Elections are open.  If you have not already voted, please do so no later than 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Community
Sep 21, 2020

Best Selling Author to Speak at University Oct. 6

Book highlights the real-life friendship between two fathers — one Israeli and one Palestinian —united by loss.

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General
Sep 21, 2020

University Announces Virtual Events for Fall

The following is a list of University of Scranton virtual events that are open to the public for fall 2020.

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Faculty
Sep 16, 2020

Faculty and Staff Weigh in on Election Topics

Several University faculty and staff have weighed in on the 2020 presidential election over the past several months.

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Community
Sep 16, 2020

University Participates in PCN’s Election Coverage

Pennsylvania Cable Network’s (PCN) Election College Panel program from The University of Scranton will air Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

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Faculty
Sep 16, 2020

American Academy of Nursing Fellow Named

Nursing professor Mary Jane Hanson, Ph.D., was named as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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Community
Sep 16, 2020

Collaborative Community Conversations to Address Racism in October

Greater Scranton MLK Commission partners with higher education to offer community conversations addressing systemic racism

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Alumni
Sep 15, 2020

Planned October Commencement Events Cancelled

The University of Scranton cancelled its planned October commencement events for its class of 2020.

Scranton 'Informance' 15: Music As A Healing Art image
General
Sep 15, 2020

Scranton 'Informance' 15: Music As A Healing Art

Please join Boga and her co-host Joseph Link and their guests as they discuss the effects of music on health and healing.

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General
Sep 15, 2020

Join the University Community for Livestreamed Sunday Mass

The 7 p.m. Sunday Mass will be livestreamed for members of the University community on Sept. 20 and 27.

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Community
Sep 15, 2020

University to Celebrate Constitution Day

The University of Scranton will celebrate Constitution Day with a number of events on Sept. 17.

U.S. News Ranks Scranton No. 6 in 2021 Guidebook image
Alumni
Sep 14, 2020

U.S. News Ranks Scranton No. 6 in 2021 Guidebook

U.S. News ranked Scranton among the top 10 ‘Best Regional Universities in North’ for 27th consecutive year.

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Student
Sep 14, 2020

Virtual Pet Therapy Week, Sept. 14-18

Thank you for everyone who submitted photos and stories for our Virtual Pet Therapy Week, Sept. 14-18.

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General
Sep 11, 2020

President Pauses On-Campus Instruction for 2-weeks

University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announces classes will be conducted remotely for two-weeks.

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General
Sep 09, 2020

Students, Faculty, Staff: Information Session on New University Policies

Over the course of the past summer, the University has updated two policies overseen by the Office of Equity and Diversity – the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, and the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy.

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General
Sep 09, 2020

Global Insights Opens with Japan

Minori Koga, BA, MA, Fulbright scholar and graduate student studying for her second master’s degree in Secondary Education (English), leads the first Global Insights of the semester.

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General
Sep 09, 2020

Online Aquinas Officially Launches

The Aquinas student newspaper has officially relaunched online this semester with Editor-in-Chief Kelsey Wynn's coverage of University students in quarantine or isolation.

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Alumni
Sep 09, 2020

President Updates Campus on Pandemic Response

University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., provided an update on the University's pandemic response in a video message.

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Student
Sep 09, 2020

Group Counseling Sessions Provide Comfort During Uncertain Times

The University Counseling Center has formed three specific groups around the uncertainties and adjustments as they relate to COVID-19.

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Student
Sep 09, 2020

Student Activities Fair Set for Saturday, Sept. 12

Students can learn about nearly 80 student clubs and organizations at the University's virtual Activities Fair on Sept. 12.

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Faculty
Sep 08, 2020

Faculty and Staff: The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola in Everyday Life The Jesuit Center is happy to offer faculty and staff the opportunity to pray the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius beginning in the fall of 2020.

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General
Sep 08, 2020

Scranton Student Veterans Organization Yellow Ribbon 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.

Meg Cullen Brown September Award Winner image
Staff
Sep 08, 2020

Meg Cullen Brown September Award Winner

Congratulations to our September award winner, Bob Liskowicz.

Study Abroad Fair, September 17 image
Student
Sep 08, 2020

Study Abroad Fair, September 17

The annual Study Abroad Fair, featuring programs from around the globe, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17 via Zoom.

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Community
Sep 08, 2020

SBDCs Create Center of Excellence for Agriculture

The University of Scranton SBDC and two SBDC partners receive funding to launch the Pennsylvania Ag (agricultural) Center of Excellence.

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Faculty
Sep 08, 2020

ORSP Summer Raffle Winner, Dr. Christie Karpiak

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has a monthly raffle during the academic year (once during the summer) for members of the University who submit external grant proposals.

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Community
Sep 08, 2020

Upcoming Lunchtime Seminar to Explore COVID-19 and the Economy

Dr. Satyaijt Ghosh, Professor of Economics, to explore local, regional, and national impact of COVID-19 on the economy in upcoming virtual event

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General
Sep 04, 2020

Donating Blood with the American Red Cross

While we are not able to have on-campus blood drives this semester because of our no visitors policy, we would like to encourage everyone to donate blood, by appointment, at the Red Cross Donation Center.

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Faculty
Sep 03, 2020

Faculty Member Named to LASA Executive Council

Yamile Silva, Ph.D., was elected as a member of the Executive Council of the Colonial Section, Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

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Student
Sep 02, 2020

FAQs: Quarantine and Isolation

You may know by now that there's a difference between quarantine and isolation, but what are they exactly? And how do you know how much time you might spend quarantining or isolating? 

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Alumni
Sep 02, 2020

University Book Club Provides Compelling Discussion

Club to discuss "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson Sept. 20.

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Student
Sep 02, 2020

Video: Students Reflect on First Two Weeks on Campus

Students talk about their first couple of weeks in class at Scranton.

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Faculty
Sep 02, 2020

Faculty and Staff: Participate in Dialogues on Racial Healing and Identity

The Cross Cultural Centers started hosting over the summer a dialogue series via Zoom with students of color focusing on conversations around racial healing and identity.

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Student
Sep 02, 2020

Pen Pal Program!

The Center for Service and Social Justice is sponsoring a Pen Pal Program with The NativityMiguel School of Scranton.

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Alumni
Sep 02, 2020

1,000+ 'Mask Up' For Scranton Students

More than 1,000 donors raise more than $33,000 for emergency student aid.

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Alumni
Sep 02, 2020

Medical Alumni Council To Hold Webinar Sept. 12

Join your fellow medical alumni for "Finding Mentors and Maintaining Your Sense of Self in Medicine."

University Launches Post-Scranton Survival Guide 2020 image
Alumni
Sep 02, 2020

University Launches Post-Scranton Survival Guide 2020

Monthly e-newsletter provides resources and advice for new grads.

University To Celebrate 50 Years Of Computing Sciences Sept. 17 image
Alumni
Sep 02, 2020

University To Celebrate 50 Years Of Computing Sciences Sept. 17

Meet up virtually with department faculty, students and fellow alumni.

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Faculty
Sep 01, 2020

University of Scranton Appoints New Faculty Members

The University has appointed 24 new full-time faculty members for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Alumni
Sep 01, 2020

Alumni Class Notes, September 2020

Share your story with your Royal Family.

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Community
Sep 01, 2020

Student Political Dialogue to Focus on 2020 Elections

Upcoming political student dialogue planned to mark Constitution Day by exploring the values that inform how students plan to vote in the November election

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Alumni
Sep 01, 2020

Chemistry Alumna Co-authors Study on COVID-19

Karolyn Teufel, M.D. '98 coauthored a study alongside other George Washington University researchers. The team found five biomarkers associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death in COVID-19 patients.

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General
Sep 01, 2020

Presidential Search Begins

The Board of Trustees has initiated a search for the 28th President of The University of Scranton. 

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