University Announces Fall Calendar of Events

09-01-11

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 volunteers@scranton.edu.

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 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. 16            10 p.m. Latin Explosion, A kick-off celebration of Latin Heritage Month featuring the music of Rumba Con Son, a nine-piece band, salsa dancers and more. First floor, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-5904.

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. Aula, 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            9 p.m. Documentary film “La Barda: The Fence” Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-5904.

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.

Oct. 1             7:30 p.m.  “In Concert” The New York Trumpet Ensemble, Mark Gould, director. Aula, Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

Oct. 4             noon  Schemel Luncheon Series: “Global Health Disparities: Past, Present and Future” presented by Raymond A. Smego, Jr., M.D., professor of medicine, infectious diseases and global health, The Commonwealth Medical College. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Oct. 5            8 a.m.  10th Annual Northeastern U.S. disAbility Conference: “Transition Planning In School, To Work, For Life.” DeNaples Center. Fees vary. Pre-registration required. Call 941-7819.

Oct. 6            6:30 p.m. President’s Business Council 10th Annual Awards Dinner honoring Mary Beth Farrell with the President’s Medal. The Pierre, New York City.  Proceeds form the dinner support the University’s Presidential Scholarship Fund. Tickets required to attend. Call 941-5837.

Oct. 7            5 p.m.  Exhibit Lecture: Taiwan Sublime: Four Photography Masters’ Visions of the Treasure Island presented by Jeremy Hu, co-founder/curator, the Works Gallery, New York, N.Y. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 941-4214.

Oct. 11             7 p.m.A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965” series. Raconteur and cabaret artist Ricky Ritzel will present “The Genre and its Place in the History of American Music” in story and song sponsored by the Schemel Forum and Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free. Call 941-7816.

Oct. 12             7:30 p.m.  “In Recital” The University of Scranton Performance Music student musicians. Aula, Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

Oct. 23             Open House for high school juniors and seniors. various campus locations. Call 1-888-SCRANTON.

Oct. 24 through Nov. 18             Exhibit: “The Sherwin Series: Works by Joelle Dietrick” displays paintings, prints and animations that remix images of foreclosed homes and Sherwin-Williams 2007 Color Forecast paints. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 941-4214.

Oct. 25             noon  Schemel Luncheon Series: “Leo Castelli, the First Global Gallerist” presented by Annie Cohen-Solal, Ph.D., visiting professor of art, New York University. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Oct. 28-30 & Nov. 4-6             8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday  “The Clean House” by Sarah Ruhl, presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fee varies. Call 941-4318.

Oct. 29             Depart time TBA. The Schemel Forum bus trip “Discover Newark: Its Art, Its History, Its Future.”  Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Oct. 29             7:30 p.m.  “Halloween Concert” presented by The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free, if in costume. Call 941-7624.

Nov. 1-Nov. 3             7 p.m.  Fifth Annual East German Film Festival. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-4014.

Nov. 3             10 a.m. Diversity Fair: “Move It! The Exploration of Human Rights Movements.”  McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-6645.

Nov. 3             7 p.m.  Diversity Fair Lecture: “What Would You Do?” presented by Emmy award winning journalist John Quiñones, ABC News correspondent, and host of Primetime: What Would You Do? Co-sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium, The University of Scranton Office of Equity and Diversity and The University of Scranton Programming Board. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-6645.

Nov. 4             5 p.m. Exhibit Lecture: “The Sherwin Series” presented by Joelle Dietrick, artist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 941-4214.

Nov. 4             7:30 p.m.  “In Concert” presented by the University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

Nov. 6             Open House for high school juniors and seniors. various campus locations. Call 1-888-SCRANTON.

Nov. 9             7:30 p.m.  Henry George Lecture featuring Daron Acemoglu, Ph.D., Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economic, M.I.T. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7475.

Nov. 10-13             8 p.m.  Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. The Liva Arts Company Performance. Jefferson Auditorium, Leahy Hall. Fees vary. Call 941-7401.

Nov. 12             7:30 p.m.  “In Concert” The University of Scranton Symphonic Band. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

Nov. 18             7:30 p.m.  “In Recital” Caleb Hudson, trumpet, presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton. Free. Call 941-7624.

Nov. 20             7:30 p.m.  “Generations Sing!” 20th Anniversary Concert. The University of Scranton Concert Choir joins with The Catholic Choral Society and other regional choirs to perform a concert in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the “Generations Sing!” collaborations. St. Peter’s Cathedral, Wyoming Ave. at Linden St. Free. Call 941-7624.

Nov. 28-Dec. 9            Exhibit: 26th Annual University of Scranton Juried Student Exhibition. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

Dec 1-4            8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday  “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 941-4318.

Dec. 2           6 p.m.  Public Reception: 26th Annual University of Scranton Juried Student Exhibition. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Call 941-4214.

Dec. 2           6 p.m.  Men and Women For Octaves: A Cappella Holiday Concert. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7401.

Dec. 3           8 p.m.  44th Annual Noel Night presented by the University of Scranton Singers, String Orchestra, and Chamber Ensembles. Doors open at 7 p.m., prelude from 7:05 p.m. Free. Call 941-7624.

Dec. 9           noon. Schemel Luncheon Series: “America Behind the Scenes in Ireland, South Africa and the Middle East” presented by Padraig O’Malley, Ph.D., distinguished professor of peace and reconciliation, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Dec. 9           7:30 p.m.  Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert. Admission: new toy or piece of child’s clothing. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

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.

Wednesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 9             6 p.m. Seminar Series: Nietzsche’s Influence on 20th Century American Political Thought: Left and Right presented by Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of philosophy, The University of Scranton.  Room 303, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required.  Fees vary. 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.

Tuesdays, Oct. 18-25             6 p.m.  Seminar Series: The Man and the Times: Lincoln and the Civil War: “The Impact of the Civil War on Lincoln’s Evolving Approach to Emancipation” presented by Kathryn S. Meier, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of history, The University of Scranton. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Nov. 8             6 p.m.  Seminar Series: The Man and the Times: Lincoln and the Civil War: “The Man and the Times.” Attorney Morey Myers and Dr. Kathryn Meier will moderate an informal discussion guided by the interests and insights of the group.  Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.


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The University of Scranton
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