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Presenting The University of Scranton’s Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry, are, from left; Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; Arrupe Award recipient Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.; and Daniel Cosacchi, Ph.D., vice president for mission and ministries.
May 13, 2024

Sister Elizabeth Johnson Receives Arrupe Award

The University hosted a lecture with Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., and presented her with its 2024 Arrupe Award.

The University of Scranton and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine hosted a grand re-opening ceremony and open house for the Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Clinic for the Uninsured. From left: Julie Byerley, M.D., president, Geisinger College of Health Sciences; Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; Olivia Zehel, first-year medical student, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and 2023 graduate of The University of Scranton; Edward R. Leahy, University benefactor; Victoria Castellanos, Ph.d., dean of the Leahy College of Health Sciences, The University of Scranton; and Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, The University of Scranton.
May 10, 2024

Leahy Clinic for the Uninsured Grand Re-Opening

Students from across disciplines have opportunity to put theory into practice to serve those in need at Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Clinic for the Uninsured.

Berwick High School team three placed first in the team competition at The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated from left: Rachel Frissell, faculty specialist for the University’s Physics and Engineering Department, team coach Matthew Shrader and student Emma Czychowski. Standing from left, are students: Chris Bowman, Nate Hook, Skye Terrones ad Makayla Brown.
May 7, 2024

Winners of High School Physics Competition Announced

High school students test knowledge of physics and engineering at fun, hands-on Hayes Science Competition at The University of Scranton.

In Recital: Janet Sora Chung, organ, presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, in the Houlihan-McLean Center. The concert is open to the public, free of charge. Chung will perform on the University’s historic 3,178-pipe Austin Opus 301 organ, which was built in 1910.
May 7, 2024

Organist Janet Sora Chung To Perform May 10

Organist Janet Sora Chung to perform on the University’s historic 3,178-pipe Austin Opus 301 organ, which was built in 1910.

From left, are: Julie Byerley, M.D., president, Geisinger College of Health Sciences and executive vice president and chief academic officer, Geisinger; Richard Kogan, M.D., professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and artistic director of Weill Cornell Music and Medicine; George Aulisio, Ph.D., Dean of the Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton, and Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Ph.D., provost, and senior vice president for academic affairs at The University of Scranton.
May 7, 2024

GCSOM Hosts Schemel Forum Collaborative Program

'Ragtime: The Mind and Music of Scott Joplin' was presented by the Schemel Forum and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

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April 28, 2024

CSA To Offer Annual Restaurant Fest 

The Commuter Student Association promotes downtown Scranton restaurant business to university students.

The University of Scranton celebrated the naming of the “Rev. J.A. Panuska, S.J., Commons” and the “Rev. J. A. Panuska, S.J., Faculty/Student Research Program,” in honor of its longest-serving President; and the renaming of the Panuska College of Professional Studies the “Leahy College of Health Sciences,” in honor of long-time University benefactors Edward ’68, H’01 and Patricia Leahy, and their son, Edward, Jr. At the celebration ceremony are, from left, Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of the University, Patricia and Edward Leahy, and Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., dean of the Leahy College of Health Sciences.
April 30, 2024

Impact of Transformational Relationships Celebrated at Scranton

The University of Scranton celebrates the renaming of its College, Commons and Faculty/Student Research Program.

University of Scranton and Lackawanna College formed program articulation agreements to provide pathways for qualified Lackawanna graduates to transfer credits toward earning bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 programs at Scranton.
April 30, 2024

Unprecedented Number of Program Articulation Agreements Formed

University of Scranton and Lackawanna College formed program pathways for qualified students to transfer credit to earn bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 fields.

Two new works by Juilliard-trained composer, pianist and bandleader Nate Sparks will be performed by The University of Scranton’s Concert Band and Concert Choir at the 41st Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center. Presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton, the concert is open to the public, free of charge.
April 27, 2024

World Premiere Composition Series Concert May 4

Audiences will experience two original works, exactly as the composer intended, under the baton of the composer, at World Premiere Concert.

Students from Wallenpaupack Area High School participated in hands-on demonstrations of sophisticated biomechanical measurement equipment as part of National Biomechanics Day at The University of Scranton.
April 25, 2024

National Biomechanics Day Held at University

Wallenpaupack high school students participate in hands-on demonstrations of sophisticated biomechanical measurement equipment at Scranton.

The University of Scranton announced medalists of its Earth Day Essay Contest for students in grades 5 to 12 at an Evening of Environmental Science event on campus in April. From left: Earth Day Essay Contest first place medalists Edie Hann, grade 9, Scranton Preparatory School; Colin Sickles, grade 5, St. Clare/St. Paul’s Elementary School; and Mark Murphy, director of the Office of Sustainability at the University.
April 22, 2024

2024 Earth Day Essay Contest Awards Announced

A record number of students in grades five to 12 participated in The University of Scranton Earth Day Essay Contest this year.

Jill Dougherty discussed wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as ‘simmering tensions’ over Taiwan in her presentation, “The World in Disarray,” at The University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar in April on campus.
April 22, 2024

Precarious State of World Discussed at Schemel Forum Luncheon

Former CNN correspondent Jill Dougherty concludes Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar series with “The World in Disarray” presentation.

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April 15, 2024

Students Participate in Advocacy Day at the State Capitol

On Tuesday, April 9, The University of Scranton sent a group of students and staff to Harrisburg for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) annual Student Aid Advocacy Day to advocate for state grants for higher education.

John Cawley, Ph.D., presented “The Economics of Obesity” at The University of Scranton’s 29th Henry George Seminar on Apr. 8 on campus. A professor in the Department of Economics and the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, at Cornell University, Dr. Cawley’s research interests include the economics of risky health behaviors; in particular, those that relate to obesity.
April 16, 2024

Economics of Obesity Discussed at Seminar

Economist John Cawley, Ph.D., discusses “The Economics of Obesity” at The University of Scranton’s 29th Henry George Seminar.

The University of Scranton will host its annual Evening of Environmental Science on Thursday, Apr. 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Loyola Science Center. Winners of the Earth Day Essay Contest for students in grades 5 through 12 will be announced at the event.
April 12, 2024

Sustainability on Display April 18

The Evening of Environmental Science will showcase the nearly 350 Earth Day Essays received from area middle and high school students.

Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., H’84, the 21st president of The University of Scranton, passed away on Apr. 9 at the age of 96.
April 9, 2024

Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., The University of Scranton’s 21st President Dies

The 21st president of The University of Scranton, Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., H’84, passed away at the age of 96.

Acclaimed cellists Mark Kosower and Mingyao Zhao will perform In Recital on Sunday, Apr. 14, at 7:30 p.m., and as featured guests with The University of Scranton String Orchestra on Thursday, Apr. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton, the performances will take place in the Houlihan-McLean Center. The concerts are open to the public, free of charge.
April 8, 2024

Cellists Mark Kosower and Mingyao Zhao Performances Set

Cellists Mark Kosower and Mingyao Zhao will perform twice at University of Scranton and premiere Nate Sparks’ new composition for strings.

University of Scranton officially broke ground for new four-story, roughly 90,000 square-foot center for workforce development, applied research and outreach at a ceremony on Apr. 8. From left are: Laura Gilette-Mills, Hemmler and Camayd architects; University trustees John P. (JP) Sweeney and Vincent Reilly, Esq., chair; John Norcross, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Scranton; Ed Steinmetz, senior vice president for finance and administration;  Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Scranton Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti; Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright; University student Maria Manno, a biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major from Blue Bell; Lauren Rivera, J.D., M.Ed., vice president for student life and dean of students; Michael Jenkins, Ph.D., professor and chair of the University’s Department of Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity and Sociology; and Ken Ruby, Hemmler and Camayd architects.
April 10, 2024

Groundbreaking for Building with Groundbreaking Potential

Scranton breaks ground for building designed for ‘groundbreaking’ development of collaborations between the University and the greater Scranton community.

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April 1, 2024

Pennsylvania Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

All eligible individuals should mark their calendars and ensure they register to vote before the deadline on April 8, 2024. Missing this deadline means forfeiting the opportunity to participate in the April 23, 2024 primary election.

The University of Scranton will host numerous events in recognition of Earth Day during the month of April. Most of the events are offered free of charge and are open to the public.
April 2, 2024

Earth Day Events Planned at Scranton

Nearly a dozen Earth Day events are planned that center around the theme: Sustainable Living, Caring for Creation.

The University of Scranton will rename its Commons the “Rev. J.A. Panuska, S.J., Commons” and its Faculty/Student Research Program the “Rev. J. A. Panuska, S.J., Faculty/Student Research Program,” in honor of its longest-serving president; and will rename the Panuska College of Professional Studies the “Leahy College of Health Sciences,” in honor of long-time University benefactors Edward ’68, H’01 and Patricia Leahy, and their son, Edward, Jr.
April 3, 2024

Familiar Names Honored in New Ways by University

The University of Scranton will rename a College and its Commons to honor longtime benefactors Edward and Patricia Leahy and former President Rev. J.A. Panuska, S.J.

Area residents, alumni and current students can learn about the more than 30 advanced degrees offered at The University of Scranton at its Graduate Open House on Apr. 10. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the DeNaples Center.
April 2, 2024

Graduate Open House Set for April 10 at Scranton

Area residents, alumni and students can learn about the more than 30 advanced degrees offered at The University of Scranton at its Graduate Open House on April 10.

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March 25, 2024

'Heat Pumps and Heat Pump Water Heaters' Discussion April 16

University to offer Earth Day Event regarding heat pumps and heat pump water heaters that can help the climate and save money.

John Cawley, Ph.D., will present “The Economics of Obesity” at The University of Scranton’s 29th Henry George Seminar on Monday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center on campus. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. A professor in the Department of Economics and the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, at Cornell University, Dr. Cawley’s research interests include the economics of risky health behaviors; in particular, those that relate to obesity.
March 26, 2024

Economic Impact of Risky Health Behaviors Analyzed

Research that weighs in on the economics of obesity to be discussed at the University’s Henry George Seminar April 8.

Joe DeFeo, Ph.D., executive director of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and University’s (AJCU) Ignatian Colleagues Program, discussed “In This Together: How Everyone Contributes to Our Jesuit and Catholic Mission,” at a luncheon on campus hosted by The University of Scranton’s Jesuit Center. From left are, Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University, Dr. DeFoe and Ryan Sheehan, J.D., executive director of the University’s Jesuit Center. Nearly 70 faculty and staff members attended the luncheon.
March 26, 2024

Ignatian Colleagues Program Executive Director Visits Scranton

Faculty, staff and administrators hear how all contribute to shared Jesuit and Catholic mission at discussions with AJCU’s Ignatian Colleagues Program executive director.

An exhibit inspired by Pope Francis’ call to “Care for Our Common Home” features twentieth and twenty first century representations of landscape and nature connected to eastern Pennsylvania from The University of Scranton’s art collection. The exhibit, “Our Common Home: Landscapes from the University of Scranton Art Collection,” opens with a gallery lecture and public reception on April 5. Shown here is “Lackawanna Valley” by Earl Lehman.
March 25, 2024

Landscapes from the University Art Collection Displayed

Our Common Home: Landscapes from the University of Scranton Art Collection features nature paintings connected to Pennsylvania. The exhibit opens April 5.

In Concert: The University of Scranton Singers with Scranton Brass Orchestra, presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton, will take place Sunday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center. The concert is open to the public, free of charge.
March 19, 2024

University Singers and Scranton Brass Orchestra Concert Set

University student singers to perform with professional 28-member brass and percussion ensemble for a free concert on Sunday, March 24.

Area residents can meet with participants of Scranton’s Story: Our Nation’s Story who shared their stories, as well as organizers of the two-year, multifaceted project that was supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant, at a Meet and Greet public reception at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library. The reception is offered free of charge, however, registration is required to attend.
March 18, 2024

Meet Scranton Stories Participants and Project Organizers

Meet area residents who shared their stories as part of Scranton’s Story: Our Nation’s Story, as well as the project organizers, at a public reception on April 4.

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March 10, 2024

New Clinic Directors Proud To Serve Students and Community

Medical Director Susan Russell, M.D., and Administrative Director Maria L. Vital G’11, Ph.D., spent the past few months juggling the many responsibilities that came with getting The University of Scranton’s Edward R. Leahy Jr. Clinic for the Uninsured up and running.

The University’s Weinberg Memorial Library is requesting volunteers and book donations for its annual book sale set for Apr. 27-28. All proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Endowment, which supports library collections and services. Seated from left: Rosemary Shaver, president of Friends of the Library; George Aulisio, dean of Weinberg Memorial Library; Melisa Gallo, chair of the library book sale committee; Kevin Kocur, interlibrary loan coordinator; and Geri Botyrius, committee member. Standing: Grace Dawgert, committee member; Kym Fetsko, Weinberg Library administrative assistant; Rebecca Dzikowski, cataloging assistant; Sylvia Orner, assistant professor; Ian O’Hara, assistant professor; Peter Tafuri, committee member; and Pat Savitts, circulation services coordinator.
March 10, 2024

University Library Book Sale Set for April 27-28

The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library is accepting book, CD and DVD donations for its annual book sale the last weekend of April.

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