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Ayad Akhtar Honored with Distinguished Author Award image
Community
Nov 30, 2022

Ayad Akhtar Honored with Distinguished Author Award

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and playwright Ayad Akhtar received the University’s Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award.

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Student
Nov 30, 2021

Scranton Holds Annual Henry George Lecture

Yuliy Sannikov, Ph.D., presented The University of Scranton’s 35th Henry George Lecture on “The Value of Money: Currencies, Bonds, Bitcoin.”

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General
Nov 29, 2021

Advent Daily Devotional

The Jesuit Center invites you to enjoy daily inspiration and reflection this holiday season!

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General
Nov 23, 2021

A Special Event Honoring Native American Heritage Month

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join a special luncheon event celebrating Native American Heritage Month featuring a presentation by Mr. Curtis Zunigha, co-founder and co-director of The Lenape Center, NYC.

Christmas Season Begins with Noel Night Concert image
Community
Nov 23, 2021

Christmas Season Begins with Noel Night Concert

The University’s Christmas season will kick off with its 54th annual Noel Night concert on Saturday, Dec. 4.

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Community
Nov 22, 2021

Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Lecture Held

The Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Humanities hosted the Inaugural Sondra and Morey Myers Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Lecture.

The Fall 2021 Issue of The Scranton Journal is Here image
General
Nov 22, 2021

The Fall 2021 Issue of The Scranton Journal is Here

The latest issue of The Scranton Journal is here. Flip through and read it on the website.

Royal Review: Jessica Hoffmann Registers All-Time Program Best Finish at NCAA Championships image
Athletics
Nov 22, 2021

Royal Review: Jessica Hoffmann Registers All-Time Program Best Finish at NCAA Championships

Senior Jessica Hoffmann of The University of Scranton women's cross country team registered an all-time program-best finish at the NCAA Championships, while the women's swimming and diving team remained unbeaten on the season with a dominant victory over Hartwick. Elsewhere, the women's soccer team saw an incredible 18-1-1 season come to an end with a setback against TCNJ in the Sweet 16.

Fortune Ranks Scranton in Best Part-Time MBA List  image
Alumni
Nov 22, 2021

Fortune Ranks Scranton in Best Part-Time MBA List

In its first national ranking of part-time MBA programs, Fortune ranked The University of Scranton at No. 55 in America.

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Held at Scranton image
Community
Nov 22, 2021

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Held at Scranton

The University holds its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive through which 125 food baskets were given to area families in need.

STEM and the Mission: Science is a Human Endeavor image
Faculty
Nov 22, 2021

STEM and the Mission: Science is a Human Endeavor

Michael Fennie, Ph.D. writes about science as a human endeavor in this article published by Conversations magazine.

Unstable Analogies: Talk by Dr. Jay Sosa via Zoom image
General
Nov 22, 2021

Unstable Analogies: Talk by Dr. Jay Sosa via Zoom

Students, faculty and employees are invited to the talk: Unstable Analogies: LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law in Brazil and the (Non) Intersectionality of Human Rights.

Meet the New Fulbright Teaching Assistants and Visiting Instructors image
Faculty
Nov 22, 2021

Meet the New Fulbright Teaching Assistants and Visiting Instructors

The University of Scranton World Languages and Cultures Department is proud to introduce five new Fulbright Teaching Assistants and Visiting Instructors.

University Students Explore Local Cafes in First-Ever CSA Java Journey  image
Community
Nov 19, 2021

University Students Explore Local Cafes in First-Ever CSA Java Journey 

Scranton’s cafes hosted University of Scranton students during the Commuter Student Association’s Java Journey event.  

Scranton Gives Royal Welcome to Brian Baumgartner  image
Student
Nov 19, 2021

Scranton Gives Royal Welcome to Brian Baumgartner

The Office cast member and author Brian Baumgartner receives a Royal welcome at The University of Scranton on Nov. 18.

Royal Review: Sweet 16 Bound! Women's Soccer Still Dancing image
Athletics
Nov 17, 2021

Royal Review: Sweet 16 Bound! Women's Soccer Still Dancing

It was once again a very exciting weekend for the Royals who saw the women's soccer team advance to the Sweet 16.

Brian Baumgartner Q and A and Book Signing Nov. 18 image
Student
Nov 17, 2021

Brian Baumgartner Q and A and Book Signing Nov. 18

Welcome to Dunder Mifflin author and The Office cast member Brian Baumgartner to visit campus for Q and A with students and a book signing.

Passion Project for Staff Member Becomes Learning Experience for Students image
Staff
Nov 17, 2021

Passion Project for Staff Member Becomes Learning Experience for Students

Christina Lenway, the University's reading specialist and director of the Gonzaga Program, talks to communication students about her music, and they get hands-on experience as a result.

Slattery Center Hosts Inaugural Lecture  image
Community
Nov 16, 2021

Slattery Center Hosts Inaugural Lecture

The founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Cultures to speak Nov. 18 at inaugural humanities lecture series.

The University Advent Mass and Tree Lighting image
General
Nov 16, 2021

The University Advent Mass and Tree Lighting

Campus Ministries is happy to announce that the annual University Advent Mass will take place on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. in the Byron, to be followed by the Tree Lighting on the Dionne Green.

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General
Nov 16, 2021

Worship Schedule for Thanksgiving Week 2021, Nov 22 – Nov 28

Find the Mass schedule for Thanksgiving week/break here.

December Roundtable to Explore Aspirations for Scranton and Nation image
Community
Nov 16, 2021

December Roundtable to Explore Aspirations for Scranton and Nation

Scranton’s role in the nation’s progress will be explored in a special “Scranton’s Story, Our Nation’s Story” event.

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General
Nov 16, 2021

The Mass of Remembrance: Praying for our Departed Loved Ones

It has been a long-standing tradition in the Catholic Church to remember those who have died during the month of November.

IEW Spotlight: Visiting Research Scholar from Colombia image
General
Nov 16, 2021

IEW Spotlight: Visiting Research Scholar from Colombia

The Office of Global Education would like to highlight the benefits of international education through the work of a visiting research scholar from Colombia, Ms. Lina Maria García.

Symphonic Band to Perform Nov. 20 image
Community
Nov 16, 2021

Symphonic Band to Perform Nov. 20

University of Scranton’s Symphonic Band to perform on Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Students Present Research at National Conference image
Student
Nov 15, 2021

Students Present Research at National Conference

Undergraduate students present their research at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry’s 69th annual conference.

Professor Named to Digital Humanities Institute image
Faculty
Nov 15, 2021

Professor Named to Digital Humanities Institute

Professor accepted to NEH and United Kingdom’s Arts and Humanities Research Council Spanish Paleography and Digital Humanities Institute.

Veterans Day Observed at Scranton image
Community
Nov 11, 2021

Veterans Day Observed at Scranton

The University of Scranton observed Veterans Day at on- and off- campus events.

Three Teams Head to NCAA Tournament image
Athletics
Nov 10, 2021

Three Teams Head to NCAA Tournament

The women's soccer, women's volleyball and field hockey teams are all headed to the NCAA Tournament.

First-Generation College Students Celebrated image
Student
Nov 10, 2021

First-Generation College Students Celebrated

On Nov. 8, The University joined hundreds of institutions across the country in celebration of first-generation college students for the National First-Generation College Celebration. 

Student Voter Engagement Increases Significantly in 2020 image
Community
Nov 09, 2021

Student Voter Engagement Increases Significantly in 2020

University of Scranton college-student registration and voting saw significant increase in 2020 along with nationwide uptick in 2020, a new report finds.

History Professor Publishes Book  image
Faculty
Nov 09, 2021

History Professor Publishes Book

History Professor Roy Domenico, Ph.D., publishes new book on Catholic cultural politics in Italy from 1948 until 1974.

Fulbright TA  Teaches Crepes Cooking Class image
General
Nov 09, 2021

Fulbright TA Teaches Crepes Cooking Class

Make delicious crepes for yourself on Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor of DeNaples.

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General
Nov 09, 2021

Reminder: Mass of Remembrance

On Sunday, Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m., the annual Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated in Madonna della Strada Chapel. 

Student Reflects on The Mystery Retreat image
Student
Nov 09, 2021

Student Reflects on The Mystery Retreat

What I thought would just be another uneventful weekend sitting in my room became a key moment in my faith journey with amazing new friends.

Asian Studies Lecture Held image
Student
Nov 05, 2021

Asian Studies Lecture Held

Bongrae Seok, Ph.D., discusses “Moral Psychology of Confucian Shame” at Asian Studies Lecture on campus.

Class of 2020 Graduates Successful at Career Goals image
Alumni
Nov 05, 2021

Class of 2020 Graduates Successful at Career Goals

Ninety-nine percent of the University’s class of 2020 graduates earning a bachelor’s degree were successful in obtaining their career goal, and 98 percent of class of 2020 members at the graduate level reported being successful in their choice of career path of either employment or pursuing additional education within 12 months of graduation.

Benny Benack III to Perform Nov. 12 image
Community
Nov 04, 2021

Benny Benack III to Perform Nov. 12

Trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III slated for Nov. 12 Performance Music concert at The University of Scranton.

Award Winning Trans Poet, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, to present Nov. 11 image
General
Nov 04, 2021

Award Winning Trans Poet, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, to present Nov. 11

University Reading Series features award winning trans poet Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Nov. 11.

Sanofi Summer Research Awards to Student image
Student
Nov 04, 2021

Sanofi Summer Research Awards to Student

Five students received Excellence in STEM Program Sanofi US Summer Research Awards.

PA Redistricting Advisory Council Listening Session Nov. 4 image
General
Nov 03, 2021

PA Redistricting Advisory Council Listening Session Nov. 4

The Pennsylvania Redistricting Advisory Council has rescheduled a listening session in Scranton for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton.

Spring Break Service Trip Info Sessions image
Student
Nov 03, 2021

Spring Break Service Trip Info Sessions

Learn more about participating in service trips at the upcoming info sessions.

A Celebration of Saints and Native Americans image
General
Nov 03, 2021

A Celebration of Saints and Native Americans

On Nov. 1, the University president, Joseph Marina, S.J., sent a message to the University community celebrating both the Solemnity of All Saints and National Native American Heritage Month.

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Student
Nov 03, 2021

Students in the Halloween Spirit

Student groups across campus dressed up for Halloween. Get the link to the album here.

University Announces Several Regional Christmas Events image
Alumni
Nov 03, 2021

University Announces Several Regional Christmas Events

The University has announced Christmas events in Philadelphia and Boston.

NEW Updated Toolkit for Inclusionary Recruitment image
Faculty
Nov 03, 2021

NEW Updated Toolkit for Inclusionary Recruitment

The Office of Equity and Diversity posts a new resource for faculty search committees.

The Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Planning Committee Seeking Input image
General
Nov 03, 2021

The Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Planning Committee Seeking Input

“Reflect and understand the diversity of the world by demanding that diversity be a priority as we build an inclusive community and campus culture, develop and deliver our education, and shape our student experience.”

November 2021 Meg Cullen Brown Magis Award Winner image
Staff
Nov 03, 2021

November 2021 Meg Cullen Brown Magis Award Winner

The Meg Cullen-Brown Magis Award Winner for November 2021 is Tara Seely, administrative assistant to the Board of Trustees.

Staff Voluntary Time Donation Policy Approved image
Staff
Nov 03, 2021

Staff Voluntary Time Donation Policy Approved

Staff Senate collaborated with Human Resources to develop a policy that puts a fair and equitable process in place to support other staff during times of extended absence due to a personal or family medical emergency.

Scranton Professor Awarded Six-figure NSF Grant  image
Faculty
Nov 03, 2021

Scranton Professor Awarded Six-figure NSF Grant

Biology professor received a $198,265 National Science Foundation grant to research impact of plastic debris on freshwater microorganisms.

Fail Forward Panel Set for Nov. 9 image
Student
Nov 03, 2021

Fail Forward Panel Set for Nov. 9

Students can learn to “fail forward” from the real-life stories of four members of the University community.

Free T-Shirts, Fall Food, and Fun! image
General
Nov 03, 2021

Free T-Shirts, Fall Food, and Fun!

Join the THR1VE Program in celebrating the successes of our first-generation students, faculty, staff and alumni during The University of Scranton’s National First-Generation College Celebration Fall Festival, Monday, Nov. 8.

Fall 2021 State of Scranton Seminar to Focus on State of Housing in Scranton image
Community
Nov 03, 2021

Fall 2021 State of Scranton Seminar to Focus on State of Housing in Scranton

Challenges and opportunities, equity and access, and economic and community development best practices surrounding housing in Scranton will be explored by panelists and participants in November’s State of Scranton Seminar.

PBC To Offer Virtual Celebration Honoring Jack Brennan Nov. 18 image
Alumni
Nov 02, 2021

PBC To Offer Virtual Celebration Honoring Jack Brennan Nov. 18

Virtual celebration to honor Brennan in memoriam.

University Book Club Selection Bears Familiar Name image
Alumni
Nov 02, 2021

University Book Club Selection Bears Familiar Name

Book club to read "He Leadeth Me: An Extraordinary Testament of Faith" by Walter Ciszek, S.J. H'76.

University To Offer New Jersey Service Project Dec. 4 image
Alumni
Nov 02, 2021

University To Offer New Jersey Service Project Dec. 4

Serve your community with your fellow Royals.

University Announces Philadelphia Christmas Events image
Alumni
Nov 02, 2021

University Announces Philadelphia Christmas Events

Celebrate the season with your Royal Family in the City of Brotherly Love.

University Announces Boston Christmas Stroll Dec. 11  image
Alumni
Nov 02, 2021

University Announces Boston Christmas Stroll Dec. 11

Take a historical holiday stroll along the Freedom Trail with your Royal Family.

Alumni Class Notes, November 2021 image
Alumni
Nov 02, 2021

Alumni Class Notes, November 2021

Share your story with your Royal Family.

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