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poster announcing Black History Month Film Series
Jan 25, 2023

'Moonlight' to Open Black History Month Film Series Feb. 1

Dr. Anthony Betancourt, assistant professor in the Psychology Department, and Dr. Melissa Anyiwo, associate professor in the History Department, will introduce and contextualize each film in the series presented by The Louis Stanley Brown Black Student Union and The University of Scranton's Weinberg Memorial Library.

Marzia Caporale, Ph.D., professor in the department of World Languages and Cultures, joined The University of Scranton faculty in 2007.  She earned her first degree equivalent to a master's from University of Florence, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Dec 12, 2022

Faculty Profile: A Conversation With Marzia Caporale

Dr. Marzia Caporale shares information about her background and experiences as a professor in the World Languages and Cultures department at the University.

Dr. Peter Andersen with several students from his Introduction to Marketing course who are taking part in the NASA's Technology Transfer University (T2U)
Nov 28, 2022

Business Students Discover Real-world Uses for NASA Tech

Scranton is one of three schools in Pennsylvania to collaborate on NASA’s Technology Transfer University (T2U) project.

From left: Gerard Dumancas, Ph.D.; Christopher Hauser, Ph.D.; Adam Pratt, Ph.D.; and Brian Snee, Ph.D.; received University of Scranton faculty development intersession grants for January 2023.
Dec 14, 2022

Intersession Grants Awarded for January 2023

Four University of Scranton faculty members received faculty development intersession grants for 2023.

Research by John Deák, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry at The University of Scranton, published in the Journal of Molecular Liquids shows that commonly used assumptions of shape of a microscopic structure at a certain scale range were incorrect. Dr. Deák said his study shows that “we cannot assume shapes of nanostructures. We must determine the shapes and develop techniques to enable us to do this.”
Dec 13, 2022

Research Shows Shape Matters at Nano Level

Research by chemistry professor John Deák, Ph.D., shows error in long-accepted assumed shape of a nanostructure.

Cyrus P. Olsen III, D.Phil., associate professor of theology and religious studies at The University of Scranton, is co-director for a three-year interdisciplinary research project that was awarded a $500,000 Templeton Grant. Dr. Olsen in pictured in Mweya, Uganda.
Dec 07, 2022

Professors Study Impact of Social Network on Health

Professor Cyrus P. Olsen III, D.Phil., is part of an inter-disciplinary team of professors awarded a six-figure Templeton research grant.

Two men in front of wall with posters featuring Polish words.
Nov 02, 2022

FACULTY PROFILE: A Conversation with Professor John Wiercinski

Professor John Wiercinski, a Faculty Specialist in Health Administration and Human Resources, talks about how the University's Jesuit mission has affected his time here, his personal teaching philosophy and the greatest points of his career.

Fulbright scholar teaching assistants and visiting instructor in the World Languages and Cultures Department for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Nov 28, 2022

Meet World Languages Fulbright Teaching Assistants and Visiting Instructor

A video interview introduces The University of Scranton World Languages and Cultures Department Fulbright Teaching Assistants and Visiting Instructors for the 2022-2023 academic year.

A biology professor interested in the field of bird behavior, Dr. Cara Krieg, shown at left, talks about her time in the University's biology department and her hands-on experience with wild animals living in their natural environment.
Oct 26, 2022

FACULTY PROFILE: A Conversation with Dr. Cara Krieg

A biology professor interested in the field of bird behavior, Dr. Cara Krieg talks about her hands-on experience with wild animals living in their natural environment.

University of Scranton appointed 21 new faculty members for the fall 2022 semester.
Nov 04, 2022

University of Scranton Appoints New Faculty Members

The University has appointed 21 new full-time faculty members for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Janette M. Scardillo '05, G'06, DPT'09, incorporates a high-fidelity mannequin into patient simulations for students in the department of Physical Therapy at the Panuska College of Professional Studies. This allows them to gain skills appropriate for inpatient physical therapy settings.  Formal simulations have been incorporated into the Advanced Patient Management and Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy courses within the DPT curriculum.
Oct 25, 2022

Faculty Profile: A Conversation with Janette Scardillo '05, G'06, DPT'09

Director of Clinical Education in the department of Physical Therapy Janette Scardillo '05, G'06, DPT'09, talks about patient simulations, 'Cura Personalis,' and National Physical Therapy Month.

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Oct 19, 2022

Fulbright Scholar Will Lead 'Celebrate Argentina' Event Oct. 26

The University community is invited to 'Celebrate Argentina' on Oct. 26 in Leahy Hall 235, the Kane Forum, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Dr. Brian Snee, an Associate Professor in the Communication and Media Department, discusses his emphasis on teaching "practical, marketable skills".
Sep 19, 2022

FACULTY PROFILE: A Conversation with Dr. Brian Snee

Dr. Brian Snee is an Associate Professor in the Communication and Media Department. He talks about the tightly-knit department, meaningful accomplishments, and reasons why students should consider a career in communication and media.

Several Diversity Initiatives Grant programs at The University of Scranton.
Oct 05, 2022

Diversity Initiatives Review Board Now Accepting Applications

The Diversity Initiatives Review Board is accepting applications for grants to support creative, educational programs that promote diversity.

Professor Michele Boland joins The University of Scranton as a new faculty member in the Department of Nursing at the Panuska College of Professional Studies.
Oct 04, 2022

FACULTY PROFILES: A CONVERSATION WITH Professor Michele Boland

Prof. Michele Boland reminds her students at the Panuska College of Professional Studies to explore the diverse fields in nursing.

Faculty Specialist in the Operations & Analytics Department Dr. David Mahalak, left, is shown with Peter Amicucci '22 during his summer internship. Amicucci is currently a Fulbright scholar in Finland pursuing a master's degree focusing on sustainable supply chains.
Oct 27, 2022

Faculty Profile: A Conversation with David Mahalak, Ph.D.

David Mahalak, Ph.D., Faculty Specialist in the Operations & Analytics Department discusses a workplace experience that helped define who he is today, a linear programming class that changed the course of his career, and the best advice he has ever received from a professor.

FACULTY PROFILES: A CONVERSATION WITH Vincent Roccobanner image
Sep 12, 2022

FACULTY PROFILES: A CONVERSATION WITH Vincent Rocco

Faculty Specialist Vincent Rocco discusses his time as a professor in the Operations and Analytics Department and as manager of the Alperin Financial Center, his teaching style, and the university's Jesuit mission.

Photo of Dr. Khristina Gonzalez of Princeton University
Sep 20, 2022

Faculty Development Day: Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Classroom

The Faculty Development Day 'Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Classroom,' Friday, Sep. 23, features Dr. Khristina Gonzalez from Princeton University.

Fulbright Teaching Assistants, Visiting Instructor Share Culturesbanner image
Sep 20, 2022

Fulbright Teaching Assistants, Visiting Instructor Share Cultures

Fulbright Teaching Assistants and visiting instructor share knowledge of their native languages and cultures.

State association elects University Librarian as First VP/President Elect banner image
Sep 13, 2022

State association elects University Librarian as First VP/President Elect

Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) elects Sylvia M. Orner as its First Vice-President/President Elect

Margarete L. Zalon, Ph.D., professor of nursing at The University of Scranton, received the John L. Earl III Award for 2022. From left are: Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., dean of the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; Jacqueline Earl Hurst daughter of the late John Earl; Dr. Zalon,  John L. Earl III Award recipient; Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president; and Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
Sep 14, 2022

Margarete L. Zalon, Ph.D., Receives Earl Award

Margarete L. Zalon, Ph.D., professor of nursing, received The University of Scranton’s John L. Earl III Award.

In her classroom, Nicole Hoskins, Ph.D., helps students to grow in their faiths. She also challenges their thinking so that they might come to “see themselves as active participants in their education.”
Sep 13, 2022

Faculty Profiles: A Conversation with Nicole Hoskins, Ph.D.

In her classroom, Nicole Hoskins, Ph.D., helps students to grow in their faiths. She also challenges their thinking so that they might come to “see themselves as active participants in their education.”

The word cloud depicts several elements of the University Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Policy.
Sep 06, 2022

Volunteers Needed for University Title IX Process

The Office of Equity and Diversity seeks volunteers to assist with processes under the University’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy and federal Title IX regulations.

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