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    Fall Semester Events Planned at University

    The University of Scranton announced events planned for the fall semester. For the most current information about campus access, visit Royals Back Together webpage.
    September 14, 2021

    Note: Access to the campus is currently limited to members of the University community, invited guests, spectators at athletic events and others as listed in the Royals Back Together plan. Campus access and other health and safety information will be updated throughout the semester and can be seen on the Royals Back Together webpage. 

    Sept. 14           Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Arguing at the Supreme Court in a Time of Conflict” presented by Neal Katyal, partner at Hogan Lovells and the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Remote presentation. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 18           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring Port Mande Quartet, Mark Dover, clarinet and Jeremy Ajani Jordan, piano. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 20          Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Biden and the World” by presented by Trudy Rubin, Worldview columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Remote presentation. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 24      11 a.m. The Inauguration of Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., as the 29th President of The University of Scranton. Dionne Campus Green. Invited guests and University community members only. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@Scranton.edu.

    Sept. 25     4 p.m. Inauguration Mass. Byron Recreation Complex. Invited guests, University community members and Family Weekend guests only. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@Scranton.edu.

    Sept. 25      7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Family Weekend President’s Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir with surprise guest artists. Houlihan-McLean Center. Invited guests, University community members and Family Weekend guests only. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 28          Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “The 2020 Pennsylvania Presidential Election Litigation” presented by Dan Brier and Donna Walsh, partners, Myers, Brier and Kelly, LLP. Remote presentation. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 1      3 p.m. Lecture: “Muslims and the Making of America” by author Amir Hussain, Ph.D., professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 4       7:30 p.m. Ignatian Values In Action Lecture by author Yohuru Williams, Ph.D., G’93, as part of the Royal Reads program 2021-2022 book “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin. Byron Recreation Complex. First-Year students only. Lecture will be live streamed for others University community members and guests in LSC 133, BRB 228 and TDC 401. Call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 7       Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Jane Jacobs’ First City: What Comes Next?” presented by Paige Cognetti, mayor, City of Scranton. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 14     8:30 a.m. 20th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY “Exploring Autism Across the Spectrum: Building Inclusive Communities. Year III.” This virtual conference will include daylong live events as well as pre-recorded session offerings. Free. Registration opens mid-September. Call 570-941-7819 or visit www.scranton.edu/disabilityconference.

    Oct. 15            Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Democracy in America? An Outsider’s View” presented by Fintan O’Toole, columnist for The Irish Times and the Leonard L. Milberg Lecturer in Irish Letters, Princeton. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 15            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Alexander Pattavina, organ. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 20            4:30 p.m. Asian Studies Lecture: “Moral Psychology of Confucian Shame: Shame of Shamelessness” presented by Bongrae Seok, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, Alvernia University. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. No registration required. Free. Call 570-941-6312 or email ann.pang-white@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 23            7:45 a.m. Schemel Forum bus trip “Back to Gotham! NYC!” $150. Registration required to reserve a spot by Oct. 1 as spaces are limited. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 24            9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. Various locations on campus. Registration required. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 24            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Bach for Humanity” featuring Mark Kosower, cello. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 26            Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “The Holocaust and Jewish-Christian Relations” presented by Dr. Carol Rittner, RSM, distinguished professor emerita of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman Professor Emerita of Holocaust Studies at Stockton University, New Jersey. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu

    Oct. 30            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra with guest artist John-Morgan Bush, horn. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 4      Noon. Schemel Forum and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Collaborative Program: “This Community’s Medical College: How advances in pedagogy and technology, and the pandemic, have shaped medical education in the 21st century” presented by Steven Scheinman, M.D., president and dean, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; executive vice president and chief academic officer, Geisinger. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 7      9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. Various locations on campus. Registration required. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 9      5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Collaborative Program: “Beethoven’s Deafness: Psychological Crises and Artistic Triumph” presented by Richard Kogan, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and artistic director, Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program. Reception to follow. Scranton Cultural Center at Masonic Temple. Registration required. $30. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 12           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Benny Benack III, voice and trumpet. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 18-20      8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. “The Addams Family” presented by Liva Arts Company. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. $7. Call 570-941-7401 or email joelle.cote@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 20           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Symphonic Band. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Dec. 4       8 p.m. (Prelude begins at 7:05 p.m.) Performance Music: “54th Annual Noel Night” featuring The University of Scranton Singers, Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, and pianist Ron Stabinsky. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu

    Dec. 12           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Recital.” Performance music student musicians perform solo, duet, trio, and small group renditions of a variety of Christmas favorites. Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission: one new unwrapped toy, new toiletry items, or a monetary donation. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Schemel Forum Courses

    Wednesdays: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 10      6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “Social and Moral Issues in Information Technology” presented by Kevin Nordberg, Ph.D., professor emeritus, philosophy and Latin American studies, 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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