Schemel Forum Sets Spring Semester Programs

01/25/11

         What do the Bible, Facebook, gender equality and the Golden Age of Italian cinema have in common? All of these subjects – and others – will be explored through programs offered by the Schemel Forum at The University of Scranton during the spring semester.

         The Schemel Forum’s spring courses are “Italian Filmmaking: How it Influenced World Cinema” taught by film editor Joseph Rettura; “The Bible as Book: The Physical Development of the Bible from Hebrew Scroll through Victorian Family Bible” taught by Michael Knies, special collections librarian at The University of Scranton; and a two part course “Politics and Prose” (“The End of Politics?” and “The Ends of Political Novels”), which explores political and literary works and will be taught by University of Scranton professors Joseph D. Kraus, Ph.D., and William V. Rowe, Ph.D.

         The Schemel Forum Luncheon Seminar Series: World Affairs Briefings, which begin at noon on campus, will bring in distinguished speakers to discuss “Recentering the American Story: An Ode to Black History Month” on Feb. 22; “The State of Gender Equality in the World Today” on March 8; “Civil Liberties in the Age of Facebook, YouTube and the Ubiquitous Social Networks” on March 29;  “Facing Disaster in the Middle East: Are There Only Bad Options?” on April 5; and “Israel and the U.S. – and the Rest of the World” on April 12.

         The Schemel Forum will also host a one-day bus trip to New York City on Saturday, Feb. 19, for a guided tour of the exhibit “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.”

         To register for the programs, contact Kym Fetsko, events coordinator, at (570) 941-7816. For more information on programs and memberships, contact Sondra Myers, director of the Schemel Forum at The University of Scranton, at (570) 941-4089.

Schemel Forum Spring

The Schemel Forum’s spring courses include “Italian Filmmaking: How it Influenced World Cinema;” “The Bible as Book: The Physical Development of the Bible from Hebrew Scroll through Victorian Family Bible;” and a two part course “Politics and Prose” (“The End of Politics?” and “The Ends of Political Novels”), which explores political and literary works and will be taught by Joseph D. Kraus, Ph.D., associate professor of English and theater (left), and William V. Rowe, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at the University (right), who are pictured with Sondra Myers, director of the Schemel Forum (center).



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