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Nearly 70 members of the University of Scranton’s class of 2024 participated in the Donning of the Stole Ceremony as part of the University’s commencement events held the weekend of May 17-19.
Student
May 23, 2024

University Celebrates Donning of the Stole Ceremony

The University of Scranton held its annual Donning of the Stole Ceremony, honoring members of its class of 2024.

University of Scranton President Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., offers a blessing for Mitchell W. Sporing, Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, a member of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024, who has committed to long-term post-graduation service through Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Sporing was recognized at the Jesuit university’s Class of 2024 Baccalaureate Mass.
Student
May 22, 2024

Class of 2024 Graduate Chooses Long Term Service

Mitchell Sporing of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 committed to post-graduation long-term service through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Seven members of The University of Scranton’s Class of 2024 were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 18 on campus. Front row, from left, are: 2nd Lt. Jenna L. Leonhardt; 2nd Lt. Allison N. Palmer; and 2nd Lt. Joseph X. Lynch. Second row: 2nd Lt. Jay H. Kapadia; 2nd Lt. Aidan T. Szabo; 2nd Lt. Gary G. Geinitz; and 2nd Lt. Ryan V. Lally.
Student
May 22, 2024

Scranton Graduates Commissioned as Second Lieutenants

Seven members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

More than a dozen University of Scranton student volunteers helped staff from the Center for Service and Social Justice at its annual end-of-the-year drive. Together they collected, sorted and delivered to area agencies thousands of items donated by University students as they move out at the semester’s end. Pictured are some of the student volunteers, first row, from left: Abigail F. Casal, an early and primary education major from South Abington Township; and Sophia C. da Costa, a neuroscience major from Ambler. Back row: Patrick A. George, an operations management major from Endicott, New York; Thomas E. Marine, a biochemistry major from Cockeysville, Maryland; Samuel N. Peters, an environmental science major from West Hartford, Connecticut; and Brian L. White, a biology and philosophy double major from Brooklyn, New York.
Student
May 21, 2024

Thousands of Items Donated During Move Out

The End of the Year Drive is in full swing with Scranton students donating thousands of items to help those in need and to help reduce waste.

The University of Scranton recognized outstanding master’s and doctoral degree graduates at its 2024 graduate commencement events the weekend of May 17-19. Outstanding student award recipients from the Leahy College of Health Sciences (formerly the Panuska College of Professional Studies) pictured with Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., dean of the Leahy College of Health Sciences (standing far right) include, Seated, from left: Helen Amanda Wrazien, Pittston; Jennifer E. LaViola, Horseheads, New York; and Marisa D. Tosi, Dallas. Standing: Joseph T. O'Driscoll, Peckville; Kyle J. Yahn, South Abington Township; Nicholas M. Mohr, Milltown, New Jersey; Scarlet J. Alexander, Dupont; Sybil A. Keris, South Abington Township; Jessica L. Opsal, Rockaway, New Jersey; and Elijah J. Emmons, North Abington Township.
Student
May 21, 2024

Outstanding Master’s and Doctoral Graduates Awarded

The University of Scranton recognized outstanding master’s and doctoral degree graduates at its 2024 commencement events.

The University of Scranton recognized outstanding master’s and doctoral degree graduates at its 2024 graduate commencement events the weekend of May 17-19. Outstanding student award recipients from the Leahy College of Health Sciences (formerly the Panuska College of Professional Studies) pictured with Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., dean of the Leahy College of Health Sciences (standing far right) include, Seated, from left: Helen Amanda Wrazien, Pittston; Jennifer E. LaViola, Horseheads, New York; and Marisa D. Tosi, Dallas. Standing: Joseph T. O'Driscoll, Peckville; Kyle J. Yahn, South Abington Township; Nicholas M. Mohr, Milltown, New Jersey; Scarlet J. Alexander, Dupont; Sybil A. Keris, South Abington Township; Jessica L. Opsal, Rockaway, New Jersey; and Elijah J. Emmons, North Abington Township.
Student
May 18, 2024

Students Making a Difference as They Leave Campus

Graduates take lessons learned with them as they leave campus by reselling or donating items to reduce waste.

Fifty-six members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2024 were recognized for academic excellence, leadership and service at Class Night on May 17. Students with the highest GPA in each of the University’s three undergraduate colleges were presented Frank J. O’Hara Awards for General Academic Excellence. Seated, from left, are: Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; and Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Standing are: Aidan R. Corrigan, O’Hara Award recipient for the Leahy College of Health Sciences (formerly named the Panuska College of Professional Studies); Sarah G. Boyle, O’Hara Award recipient for the Kania School of Management; Tabitha R. Berger, O’Hara Award recipient for the College of Arts and Sciences; Madalyne R. Buhler, O’Hara Award recipient for the Kania School of Management; and Charles C. Sylvester, O’Hara Award recipient for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Student
May 20, 2024

Outstanding Graduates Recognized at Class Night

University of Scranton class of 2024 graduates were recognized for academic excellence, leadership and service at Class Night.

Fifty-six members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2024 were recognized for academic excellence, leadership and service at Class Night on May 17. Students with the highest GPA in each of the University’s three undergraduate colleges were presented Frank J. O’Hara Awards for General Academic Excellence. Seated, from left, are: Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; and Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Standing are: Aidan R. Corrigan, O’Hara Award recipient for the Leahy College of Health Sciences (formerly named the Panuska College of Professional Studies); Sarah G. Boyle, O’Hara Award recipient for the Kania School of Management; Tabitha R. Berger, O’Hara Award recipient for the College of Arts and Sciences; Madalyne R. Buhler, O’Hara Award recipient for the Kania School of Management; and Charles C. Sylvester, O’Hara Award recipient for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Student
May 22, 2024

University Confers Master’s and Doctoral Degrees

The University of Scranton conferred more than 465 master’s and doctoral degrees at its graduate commencement ceremony May 19.

Fifty-six members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2024 were recognized for academic excellence, leadership and service at Class Night on May 17. Students with the highest GPA in each of the University’s three undergraduate colleges were presented Frank J. O’Hara Awards for General Academic Excellence. Seated, from left, are: Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; and Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Standing are: Aidan R. Corrigan, O’Hara Award recipient for the Leahy College of Health Sciences (formerly named the Panuska College of Professional Studies); Sarah G. Boyle, O’Hara Award recipient for the Kania School of Management; Tabitha R. Berger, O’Hara Award recipient for the College of Arts and Sciences; Madalyne R. Buhler, O’Hara Award recipient for the Kania School of Management; and Charles C. Sylvester, O’Hara Award recipient for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Student
May 19, 2024

Scranton Conducts Undergraduate Commencement

The University of Scranton conferred more than 775 bachelor’s degrees at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 19.

The University of Scranton will confer more than 1,250 undergraduate and graduate degrees at two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 19.
Student
May 17, 2024

Quick Facts: Commencement 2024

Quick facts about The University of Scranton’s Class of 2024 commencement.

The recently released 2023 Brigham Young University Accounting Rankings have placed The University of Scranton Accounting Department among the most productive accounting education research institutions in the world. The prestigious report also ranked Douglas M. Boyle, D.B.A., professor and chair of the Accounting Department and director of the Ph.D. program, No. 5 (tie) in the world, and James F. Boyle, D.B.A., associate professor of accounting and director of the Master of Accountancy program, No. 25 (tie) for accounting education publication productivity in the past six years.
Faculty
May 16, 2024

Accounting Dept. Research Among Most Productive in World

Scranton Accounting Department and faculty members ranked internationally for volume of education research published in top peer-reviewed journals.

Timothy P. Doyle has been named senior vice president for finance and administration at The University of Scranton, effective July 1, 2024.
Staff
May 15, 2024

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Named

Timothy P. Doyle has been named senior vice president for finance and administration at The University of Scranton, effective July 1, 2024.

The University of Scranton will celebrate members of its class of 2024 at several commencement events planned May 17-19. Many of the events will be live streamed as well.
Student
May 14, 2024

Class of 2024 Commencement Event Schedule

The University of Scranton will host numerous events to celebrate its Class of 2024 the weekend of May 17-19.

University of Scranton students Sarah Boyle ’24 and Annalisa Mechanick ’23, G’24 were among the four students in the world selected for the Institute of Management Accountants’ (IMA) 2023-2024 “Jimmie Smith” Student Leadership Experience. They are the fifth and sixth Scranton students to participate in this highly-selective program.
Student
May 13, 2024

Two Students Chosen for Highly-Selective Program

Scranton students Sarah Boyle and Annalisa Mechanick are among just four in the world chosen to participate in elite leadership program.

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.
Community
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.
Community
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.

A team of six University of Scranton nursing students won the 18th annual Jeffery Allan Walp Student Nurse Challenge, which poses questions similar to those they will encounter on the nursing licensure exam. From left, are Scranton nursing students Sarah McGovern, Kalindi Maggs, Sierra Giranda, Aimee Bouchat and Rylee Gabrielson. Samantha Hoffmann was absent from the photo.
Student
May 10, 2024

Scranton Students Win Nursing Challenge

Nursing students win the 18th annual Jeffery Allan Walp Student Nurse Challenge that poses questions similar to those they will encounter on the nursing licensure exam.

University of Scranton students were recognized at American Advertising Federation Northeastern Pennsylvania Award Ceremony recently. From left, are: Stacy M. Smulowitz, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication and Media; and University students Claudia Campo Mirabent ’24, Claire Lodger ’24, Francesca Ragusa ’24 and Mia Familetti ’25.
Student
May 9, 2024

Student Wins Integrated Campaign Advertising Award

University students were recognized at American Advertising Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania Award Competition.

Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the co-founder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA); Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., the president of Marywood University; and Joseph M. Vaszily ’95 former University of Scranton trustee; will receive honorary degrees from The University of Scranton at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19.
Student
May 7, 2024

Three Individuals to Receive Honorary Degrees

The University will bestow three honorary degrees at its 2024 undergraduate commencement ceremony May 19.

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.
Community
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.

Hundreds of University of Scranton students were recognized for their academic achievements through inductions into national and international honor societies during the 2024 spring semester.
Student
May 7, 2024

Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

Hundreds of University of Scranton students were inducted into national and international honor societies during the 2024 spring semester.

University of Scranton President Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., speaks at the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Seventy-five University of Scranton junior, senior and graduate students were inducted into the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities.
Student
May 1, 2024

Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

Seventy-five Scranton students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities.

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.
Community
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.
Community
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.

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.
Community
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.

Forty University of Scranton occupational therapy and mechanical engineering students adapted 11 motorized toy vehicles for area children with limited mobility as part of Scranton’s Go Baby Go chapter. The adapted cars will be unveiled to the children at a special community event on May 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Byron Recreation Complex.
Student
April 30, 2024

Adapted Cars Presented to Area Children May 5

Go Baby Go project opens a world of possibilities to University Occupational Therapy students as they adapt toy mobile cars for children with limited mobility.

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.
Community
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.

A dozen University of Scranton students participated in the 2024 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference, which was held in Harrisburg in April. Eight students won medals and qualified to compete at the national leadership conference this June in Florida. Participants at the conference include, kneeling, from left, David Mahalak, D. Eng., a faculty specialist in the Operations and Analytics Department and club moderator, and University student Chaz Dellacorte. Standing are: University students Paige Knutsen, Michael Castellino, Colin Merriman, Joseph Kulikowski, Todd Monahan, Gary Mrozinski, Kyrianna Nemitz, Mallory Woodland, Kaeli Romanowski, and Erin Gretsky.
Student
April 26, 2024

Students Medal at Pennsylvania FBLA Competition

Scranton students medal at Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference and advance to national FBLA conference this summer.

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.
Community
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.
Community
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.

Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the co-founder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA), will serve as the principal speaker at The University of Scranton’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 19. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre.
Student
April 24, 2024

Shabana Basij-Rasikh to Speak at 2024 Commencement

The co-founder and president of the first and only boarding school for Afghan girls will speak at the 2024 undergraduate commencement ceremony.

The Neuroscience Program at The University of Scranton and the Scranton Neuroscience Society will sponsor a Neuroscience Conference on campus on Saturday, Apr. 27. More than a dozen University of Scranton undergraduates will present poster research at the conference.
Student
April 23, 2024

University Hosts Neuroscience Conference

More than a dozen students will present research posters at The University of Scranton Neuroscience Conference on April 27.

Five University of Scranton graduate students who were selected as National Science Foundation Noyce Scholars are student teaching this semester at four area school districts. The NSF Noyce Scholar program at Scranton is supported by a five-year grant awarded to Gerard Dumancas, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry Scranton, which provides training and financial support to University secondary education majors in STEM fields who wish to teach at high schools in high-need school districts. From left are Dr. Dumancas and Scranton’s NSF Noyce Scholars Jacob Vituszynski, Matthew Byrnes, Nina Bowen, Makenzie Bell and Gracie Silva.
Student
April 24, 2024

NSF Noyce Scholars Begin as STEM Student Teachers

Five Scranton students named as National Science Foundation Noyce Scholars begin as STEM student teachers at four local high schools.

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.
Community
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.

At the opening of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Environmental Art Show are, from left: Marleen Cloutier, assistant professor at cataloging and metadata librarian at the University; guest artist Theresa O’Connor; and George J. Aulisio, Ph.D., dean of the Weinberg Memorial Library.
Staff
April 22, 2024

Library Hosts Environmental Art Show

Artist lecture by Theresa O’Connor opens Environmental Art Show at the Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

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.
Community
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.

Sarah Boyle, a member of The University of Scranton’s Class of 2024, scored a perfect 180 on her Law School Admission Test (LSAT). She prepared for more than 10 months for the standardized test that is used for admission to law schools.
Student
April 16, 2024

Student Earns Perfect Score on LSAT

Accounting major Sarah Boyle accomplishes feat earned by less than half of one percent of American Bar Association (ABA) applicants, a perfect LSAT score.

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.
Community
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.

University students presented research projects related to sustainable practices and environmental issues at The University of Scranton’s annual Earth Day Fair.
Student
April 16, 2024

Sustainable Living Practices Highlighted at Fair

University students, faculty and staff and area residents learned about sustainable living practices and products at the annual Earth Day Fair.

University of Scranton undergraduate Gabrielle Jamieson, a psychology major, was among just six students selected to receive an Eastern Psychological Association Diversity Travel Fund Award to support attendance at the association’s conference. She presented three research studies at the 2024 Eastern Psychological Association conference, which took place in Philadelphia Feb. 29 to Mar. 1.
Student
April 16, 2024

Student Receives Eastern Psychological Association Award

University of Scranton student selected for a highly-competitive Eastern Psychological Association Diversity Travel Fund Award

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.
Community
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.

U.S. News & World Report ranked The University of Scranton’s MBA Specialty in accounting No. 19 in the nation, and it’s MBA specialties in business analytics at No. 25; and finance at No. 28 in America in its 2024-2025 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” published online on Apr. 9. U.S. News also ranked several other Scranton programs among the best in the nation.
Student
April 9, 2024

U.S. News Ranks Scranton Graduate Programs Among Best

Three University of Scranton graduate programs ranked in the top 30 nationally in U.S. News 2024-2025 Best Graduate Schools listing.

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.
Community
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.
Community
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.

Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., assistant professor physics and engineering at The University of Scranton, worked with Scranton students and an international network of ham radio operators he developed to collect data and monitor changes in the ionosphere during the total solar eclipse on April. 8. Dr. Frissell’s project was one of just five Citizen Science Investigations selected by NASA for the study of the total solar eclipse.
Faculty
April 9, 2024

Scranton Professor Leads NASA-Selected Eclipse Study

A NASA-selected, ham-radio-leveraged eclipse research project of Scranton physics professor Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., spanned the globe in coverage.

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.
Community
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.

Nineteen students representing The University of Scranton participated in the American Mock Trial Association Regional Competition, which took place at American University, in Washington, D.C., and competed with teams from Yale, Fordham, Swarthmore, American and Catholic University of America, among other colleges and universities. A team of Scranton students won Honorable Mention and two students, Amanda J. Karpiak and Emilia R. Tobey, won Best Witness awards.
Student
April 2, 2024

Mock Trial Team Wins 'Best of' and Honorable Mention Awards

University of Scranton students win awards at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Competition in Washington, D.C.

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.
Community
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.
Community
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.
Community
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.

An article written by Douglas M. Boyle, DBA, chair of The University of Scranton’s Accounting Department and director of the University’s Ph.D. in Accounting program, received the 2024 Curt Verschoor Ethics Feature of the Year Award from the Institute of Management Accountants’ Committee on Ethics and Strategic Finance. This is the second-time Dr. Boyle has received this national award.
Faculty
March 26, 2024

Professor Wins Second National Accounting Ethics Award

A research article that offers a model for building a career-long ability to fend off fraud wins national ethics award, making professors at Scranton the top recipients of this notable prize.

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.
Community
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.
Community
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.

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.
Student
March 25, 2024

Opportunities for All Majors at Career Expo

Jumpstart your career at a University Career Expo that has representatives from more than 100 organizations participating.

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.
Community
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.

Fifteen University of Scranton students participated in spring break service trips to build and renovate homes in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, and to assist women and children experiencing homelessness in Phoenix, Arizona. The service trips were offered by the University’s Center for Service and Social Justice.
Student
March 19, 2024

Students Volunteer To Serve During Spring Break

University of Scranton students participate in spring break service trips to Kentucky and Arizona.

The University of Scranton has updated its Campus Health and Safety webpage regarding exposure and isolation related to COVID-19 to reflect the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
General
March 19, 2024

Health and Safety Respiratory Virus Update

Campus Health and Safety information regarding COVID-19 exposure and isolation has been updated to reflect most recent CDC recommendations.

Registration is open to area middle and high school soccer players at all skill levels for the Scranton Soccer Fest, set for May 4 at The University of Scranton’s Fitzpatick Field. Groups of six to 10 can register to compete in the 6-on-6 tournament in the following age divisions: U12 male; U12 female; U14 coed; high school male; and high school female. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the American Breast Cancer Foundation.
Student
March 19, 2024

Playing Soccer to Teach Sports Management

Soccer tournament guarantees games for middle and high school players while teaching sports management concepts to University of Scranton undergraduates.

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.
Community
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.
Community
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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