University Announces September Calendar of Events


Sept. 3             9 p.m.  The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble will perform at “La Festa Italiana.” Court House Square, Scranton. Free. Call 941-7624.
Sept. 8             7:30 p.m.  Lecture: “Christian versus Secular Bioethics: Incompatible Visions of Morality and Reality” presented by Tristram Engelhardt, Ph.D., M.D., professor of philosophy Rice University and former Rosemary Kennedy chair at the Kennedy Institute Center for Bioethics at Georgetown University. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-4545.
Sept 9              Celebration of Service: in honor of the Inauguration of Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as the 25th President of The University of Scranton, students, faculty and staff will volunteer at area nonprofit organizations. Various locations off-campus. Call 941-7429 or email
Sept. 11             3 p.m.  Interdependence Day and Asian Moon Festival Performance: A Musical Journey to the East, “Silk and Bamboo (Sizhu)” featuring the internationally acclaimed Chai Found Music Workshop Ensemble. Sponsored by Asian Studies, Performance Music, the Office of Equity and Diversity, and the Schemel Forum at the University of Scranton, The Taiwan Council of Cultural Affairs, and The Taipei Cultural Center of TECO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office), New York. Houihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-6312.
Sept. 12             1 p.m.  Chai Found Music Workshop with presentation, performance and hands-on demonstration of traditional Taiwanese and Chinese music and instruments for area elementary and high school children presented by the internationally acclaimed six-member ensemble. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Free. Preregistration required. Call 941-4094.
Sept. 12 through Oct. 7             Exhibit: Taiwan Sublime: Four Photography Masters’ Visions of the Treasure Island featuring the photography of Chi Po-lin, Liu Chen-hsiang and Chen Chih-hsiung. The show is co-sponsored by the Taipei economic and Cultural Office, New York, N.Y., and the Asian Studies Program at The University of Scranton. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.
Sept. 13            11 a.m.  Volunteer Fair for area nonprofit agencies offering volunteer opportunities for students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Pre-registration required. Call 941-7429.
Sept. 13            Noon  Schemel Luncheon Series: “The Face of the Middle East: Change or Continuity?” presented by David Myers, Ph.D., professor of history and history chair, UCLA. Redington Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.
Sept 13             7:30 p.m.  Inauguration Lecture: in celebration of the Inauguration of Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as the 25th President, the University will present “A Jesuit Perspective on Making Human Rights and Religion Friends, Not Foes” by human rights attorney Rev. Frank Brennan, S.J., professor of law at the Australian Catholic University and chair of the Australian National Human Rights Consultation Committee. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7401.
Sept. 15             4 p.m.  Inaugural Eucharist: in celebration of the Inauguration of Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as the 25th President of The University of Scranton. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 941-7401.
Sept. 16.            11:30 a.m.  The Inauguration of Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as the 25th President of The University of Scranton. Byron Recreation Complex. Free. Call 941-7401.
Sept. 17             8:45 a.m.  Schemel Forum “University for a Day: America and the World” Topics to be covered include America’s unwritten constitution, globalization, environmental justice and the literature of Philip Roth. Pearn Auditorium (228), Brennan Hall. Registration required. $25.00 non-member fee. Call 941-7816.
Sept. 17             7:30 p.m.  President’s Inauguration Event: Concert featuring The University of Scranton Performance Music Student Ensembles in celebration of the inauguration of Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. as the 25th President of The University of Scranton, with guest composer/guest conductor Lawrence Wolfe. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

Sept. 20             noon  Schemel Luncheon Series: “America’s Future in the Middle East” presented by Trudy Rubin, foreign affairs columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Sept. 22            6 p.m.  “A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965” series performance by The Swing Set presented by the Schemel Forum and Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free. Call 941-7816.
Sept. 23-25 & Sept. 30-Oct 2              8 p.m.  Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday  “Wait Until Dark” by Frederick Knott, presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 941-4318.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2             The University of Scranton Family Weekend 2011. Various campus locations. Call 941-4222.
Schemel Forum Courses                      
Mondays, Sept. 19-Oct. 31             6 p.m.  Seminar Series: “Exploring the Universe: Stars, Galaxies, and Beyond” presented by Jeremy Sepinsky, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of physics and electrical engineering, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. (Please note that there is no session on Oct. 10.) Call 941-7816.
Tuesdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 11            6 p.m.  Seminar Series: The Man and the Times: Lincoln and the Civil War: “Lincoln Speaks on Slavery and Race” presented by Morey M. Myers, of counsel, Myers, Brier & Kelly. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7618.

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Stan Zygmunt
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The University of Scranton