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    University Announces Virtual Events for Fall

    The University of Scranton announces calendar of virtual events for the fall.
    September 21, 2020

    Through Nov. 6         Hope Horn Gallery Art Exhibit: Women in Art: Selections from the Everhart Museum. Scheduled appointments Only. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 23          7 p.m. “An Evening with Willie Mays Aikens” presented by The Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Humanities in coordination with The University of Scranton Athletic Department and Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology. The evening will cover topics of prison sentencing reform, America's drug laws, race, sports, spirituality, and friendship. The virtual zoom panel will be moderated by: Michael Jenkins, Ph.D. '06, criminal justice chair, Joel Kemp, Ph.D., former theology professor and David Martin, athletics director. ZOOM. Free. Registration required at https://scranton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9psA400CRs2RyVSy4Jr0hg.

    Sept. 28          Noon. Lunchtime Seminar: “COVID-19 and the Economy” featuring Satyajit Ghosh, Ph.D., professor of economics, Kania School of Management. Co-sponsored by The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center and The Office of Community Relations. ZOOM.  Registration required. Free. Call 570-941-6667 or email elizabeth.geeza@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 30          5 p.m. The Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Humanities: “A Conversation with New York Times Correspondent Eric Schmitt” with Adam Pratt, Ph.D., history professor and Paige Cognetti, Scranton mayor. A Q and A session will conclude the event. ZOOM. Free. Registration required at https://scranton.alumniq.com/index.cfm/events:register/home/eventId/93.

    Oct. 1      Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Seminar: “Artistic Manifestations of Life Transitions” presented by Harmar Brereton, M.D. ZOOM. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 1, 8, 15      5:30 p.m. “Talking About Racism – A Community Conversation.” The Greater Scranton MLK Commission in conjunction with various higher education partners including The University of Scranton, is hosting a series of presentations that will include a Questions and Answer segment. ZOOM. Registration required. Free. Call 570-941-4419 or email carolyn.bonacci@scranton.edu.  

    Oct. 6      9 a.m. 19th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY “Exploring Autism Across the Spectrum: Building Inclusive Communities – Year II.” ZOOM. Registration required. Free. Visit www.scranton.edu/disabilityconference or email disabilityconference@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 6      5 p.m. “Virtual Book Talk” presented by Colum McCann, author and founder of international story exchange organization Narrative 4, on his new book Apeirogon. Special guests are Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan, members of Parents Circle-Palestinian and Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace. ZOOM. Registration required. Free. Call 570-941-4419 or email community@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 8  7 p.m. President’s Business Council 19th Award Celebration honoring Margaret Quinn Mariotti, Au.D., P’10, Mariotti Audiology, John R. Mariotti, D.M.D., ’75, P’10, Quinn, Mariotti, Abod Orthodontics, and Msgr. Joseph G. Quinn, J.D., J.C.L., ’72, Diocese of Scranton. Proceeds support the Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund, James P. Sweeney, S.J., Family Outreach Fund for students facing unexpected financial hardship, and Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Scholarship a need-based scholarship established in 2011 by the Sorbera Family. Free. Event link will be made available at www.scranton.edu/PBCcelebration.

    Oct. 18            9 a.m. Virtual Open House for prospective students and their families. ZOOM. Registration required. Free. Call 1-888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 23            Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Seminar: “The Politics of Maps: Cartographic Constructions of Israel/Palestine” presented by Christine Leuenberger, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University. ZOOM. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 29            4 p.m. Schemel Forum World Affairs Seminar in collaboration with the Jesuit Center: “Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save the Country” presented by E.J. Dionne, syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, contributor on MSNBC and NPR, professor, Georgetown University, and visiting professor at Harvard University. ZOOM. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu

    Nov. 1      9 a.m. Virtual Open House for prospective students and their families. ZOOM. Registration required. Free. Call 1-888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 5      Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Seminar: “What Democracy Requires: The 2020 Election in Historical Perspective” presented by Fred Logevall, Ph.D., Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University. ZOOM. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 13 to Nov. 20    Hope Horn Gallery Art Exhibit: Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat: The Second Decade Preview. Scheduled appointments only. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 20           Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Seminar: “Antisemitism Past, Present and Future” presented by David N. Myers, Ph.D, Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History, UCLA, and president, New Israel Fund. ZOOM. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Schemel Forum Courses

    Mondays: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2, 9       6 p.m. Schemel Forum Virtual Course: “Inverted America: Great Stories from Latin America” presented by Yamile Silva, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, The University of Scranton. ZOOM. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Thursdays: Oct. 15, 22; Wednesday, Oct. 28; Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19            6 p.m. Schemel Forum Virtual Course: “Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis: A Philosophical Perspective” presented by Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, The University of Scranton. ZOOM. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

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