University Announces February Calendar of Events

01/17/13

Feb. 1 through March 15    
Exhibit: “Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat: The First Ten Years.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

Feb. 1, 5 p.m.
Gallery Lecture: “Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat: The First Ten Years” by Josephine Dunn, Ph.D., professor of history. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at 6 p.m. at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Part of downtown Scranton’s First Fridays. Free. Call 941-4214.

Feb. 9, 1 p.m.
Annual Northeast Pennsylvania Brain Bee sponsored by the neuroscience program at The University of Scranton. Loyola Science Center. Free. Pre-registration required. Call 941-7630 or email robert.waldeck@scranton.edu.

Feb. 11 through April 14.
Exhibit: “Penmen, Artists and Educators: 125 Years of the Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Company.” Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free during library hours. Call 941-6341.

Feb. 13, noon.
Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: “Democracy as a Political Project: Reflections from Palermo and Colombia” presented by Aldo Civico Ph.D., co-founder and director of the International Institute for Peace and professor of anthropology, Rutgers University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m.
Lecture and reception: Sally Wiener Grotta “From Hand to Heart to Mind,” in connection with her exhibition “American Hands.” Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free. Call 941-7816.

Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Performance Music presents “In Concert” featuring Ted Nash, saxophone, with Frank Kimbrough, piano. Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Spanish Film Club Series: “From the Land to Your Table.”  Documentary depicts the perspectives of seven Ibero-American filmmakers as they capture the conditions and diversity of produce markets in their individual countries. The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States universities. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-7448.

Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. registration.
“Ignite: Student Leadership Conference.” Leadership development program open to northeast Pennsylvania college students. DeNaples Center. $25 fee for non-University of Scranton students includes program materials, refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration required. Call 941-6233 or visit www.scranton.edu/leadership.

Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Performance Music presents The 5th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert. The University of Scranton Jazz Band will perform with guest soloists. Houlihan McClean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

Feb. 27, noon.
Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: “Embers of War: Why Were We in Vietnam?” presented by Fredrik Logevall, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, professor of history and director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Book signing follow lecture. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.
“In Recital.” University of Scranton Performance Music students. Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

Black History Month Events

Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.
“The Status of African American Women.” Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Jane Kopas Women’s Center. DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-5904.

Feb. 12, noon.
Brown Bag Lunch: “Myths about Soul Food” featuring Clancy Harrison, lecturer, exercise science and sport. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-5904.

Feb. 12, 5 p.m.
Real Talk: “Interracial Romance” presented by Meghan Rich. Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-5904.

Feb. 19, 5 p.m.
Real Talk: “Racial Stereotypes: A Discussion of Behavior and Consequence” Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-5904.

Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
Movie Night: “No! The Rape Documentary” Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Jane Kopas Women’s Center. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-5904.

Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
“Changing Perceptions of Minorities in the Media” featuring author and St. Petersburg Times journalist Eric Deggans. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Communication Department. Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 941-5904.

Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
“The Black/Jew Dialogues.” Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and The University of Scranton Programming Board. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-5904.

Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Movie Night: “Frontline: A Class Divided” Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-5904.


Press Release Contact:
Stan Zygmunt
Director of News & Media Relations
The University of Scranton
(570)-941-7662