University Announces Fall Semester Events

08/20/14

Sept. 4             7:45 p.m. Downtown Outdoor Movie – College Night. Scranton Tomorrow and Lackawanna County colleges and universities join together for a special movie showing or “Iron Man 3.” Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. Free. Call 570-963-5901 or email leslie@scrantontomorrow.org.

 

Sept. 8 through Oct. 10        Art exhibit: “Object and Image: Sculptures and Prints by Herbert Simon. 1960-2014.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 9             11 a.m. Volunteer Fair for area nonprofit agencies offering volunteer opportunities for students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-7429 or email ellen.judge@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 12           5 p.m. Exhibit lecture: “Object and Image: Sculpture and Prints by Herbert Simon.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 16           7 p.m. International Film Series: “Philomena” by director Stephen Frears. Discussion will follow showing of the Irish film. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6330 or email sharon.finnerty@scranton.edu

 

Sept. 18           7 p.m. Ignatian Values in Action Lecture: “Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge” by author Jay Sullivan. Byron Recreation Complex. Free. Call 570-941-4399 or email rebecca.haggerty@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 19-21      The University of Scranton Family Weekend 2014. Various campus locations. Call 570-941-4222 or email parents@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 19-21, 26-28        8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “Table Manners” by Alan Ayckbourn, presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 20           8:45 a.m. Schemel Forum “University for a Day.” Topics discussed: “From Democracy to Oligarchy? Self Love and the Future of America;” “The Rise of Constitutional Veneration;” “Novel Perspectives on Our New World;” and “A Quest for Truth in Twitter Time.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. $25. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 20          7:30 p.m. In concert: The New York Trumpet Ensemble with Mark Gould, director, presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 27          7:30 p.m. Performance Music presents “What Makes It Great? The Great American Songbook” featuring conductor, composer and commentator Rob Kapilow with soprano Magdalyn E. Boga. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 30          noon  Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Japanese Interment: A Shameful Ghost that Still Haunts Us” presented by Morey Myers, Of Counsel, Myers, Brier and Kelly, LLP. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 1             7 p.m. Lecture: “Stories from Inside Prison.” Formerly incarcerated youth associated with Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop, Inc., share their life stories and poetry. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-7498 or email mary.goldschmidt@scranton.edu.

Oct. 3 through Nov. 26        Art exhibit: “Through the Lens: A Compassionate Look Back at Our Future,” photography by Linda Panetta, founder of optical realities. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free during library hours. Call 570-941-6341 or email michael.knies@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 6              7 p.m. Lecture: “Latin America Through the Lens: A Compassionate Look Back at Our Future” featuring Linda Panetta, founder of optical realities. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-5904 or email paul.porter@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 7              noon  Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “The World through Arab Eyes” presented by Shibley Telhami, Ph.D., professor, international relations and Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 8              7:30 p.m. “In Recital” featuring The University of Scranton Performance Music students. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 9              6:30 p.m. President’s Business Council 13th Annual Awards Dinner honoring Ralph J. DiRuggiero with the President’s Medal. The Pierre, New York City. Proceeds from the dinner support the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund. Tickets required. Call 570-941-5837 or email timothy.pryle@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 11            7:30 a.m. Schemel Forum: Bus Trip to New York City includes admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. $70. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 16            7 p.m. Hoban Lecture with Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukranian Ambassador to the United Nations, McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-4419 or email community@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 18            4 p.m. Book signing: Colum McCann, The 2014 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award recipient, 4th floor lobby, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 18            5 p.m. The 2014 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award reception honoring author and scholar Colum McCann, McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Tickets required, prices vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 18            7:30 p.m. In concert: “Andrew Gonzalez and Friends” featuring Yurie Mitsuhashi, violin; Andrew Gonzalez, viola; Gi-Young Lee, cello; Christine Wu, piano. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 19            9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. Various locations on campus. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 21            7 p.m. International Film Series: “Beauty and the Beast” by director Jean

Cocteau. Discussion will follow showing of the French film. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6330 or email sharon.finnerty@scranton.edu

 

Oct. 22            7 p.m. Neighbor Night. Area residents have a chance to hear about university activities. Aula, Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Reservation required. Call 570-941-4419 or email community@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 23            5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum: “The Arts of Healing” conversation presented by Paul Holdengraber, director of public programs at the New York Public Library and Rafael Campo, M.D., poet and author, practicing physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. The Commonwealth Medical College. Free. Reservation required. Call 570-941-6202 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 24            7:30 p.m. “In Recital” featuring organist Timothy E. Smith. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 27            noon  Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Magicians of the Earth, A Legendary Exhibition in Paris and its Global Implications” presented by Annie Cohen-Solal, Ph.D., cultural historian, writer and professor of American studies, Universite de Caen. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 27 through Nov. 21      Art exhibit: “Here and There: Paintings by Nina Davidowits.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 29            7:45 a.m. 13th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility “Faith, Family and Future: Rehabilitation with Results, A Conference on Employment, Transition, and Independent Living.” Speakers include The Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 29            4:30 p.m. Lecture: “Writing with Grace, A Journey beyond Down Syndrome” by author Judy McFarlane in conjunction with the 13th annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 30            7 p.m. The 29th Annual Fall Henry George Lecture: “What Do We Learn from Schumpeterian Growth Theory?” by Philippe Aghion, Ph.D., professor of economics, Harvard University. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-4048 or email janice.mecadon@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 30            7:30 p.m. “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble with guest soloists Peter and Will Reardon-Anderson, woodwinds. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 1             5 p.m. Lackawanna County College Battle of the Bands. Student bands from Lackawanna County colleges and universities perform. First floor stage, The Mall at Steamtown. Free. Call 570-941-4419 or email community@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 2             9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. Various locations on campus. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 6             noon  Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Inside the Hotel Rwanda: The Surprising True Story and Why it Matters Today” presented by Kerry Zukus, co-author of “Inside the Hotel Rwanda.” McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 7             5 p.m. Gallery lecture: “Here and There: Paintings by Nina Davidowitz.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 10           noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “War and Peace: Current Issues” presented by Daniel Serwer, Ph.D., professor of conflict management and senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 11            7 p.m. “Symposium Sustainability: Sustainable Careers Panel Discussion.” Presented by the Office of Sustainability and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6289 or email nicholas.truncale@scranton.edu)

 

Nov. 12           5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum Lecture: “An Uncanny Era: The Underpinnings of Democratic Transformation in Eastern Europe” presented by Adam Michnik, cofounder of the Solidary Movement in Poland and editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza and Elzbieta Matynia, professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research, New York City. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Reservation required. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 14-16, 21-23       8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Theatre: “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, presented by The University of Scranton Players, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 16           7:30 p.m. “In Concert.” The University of Scranton Concert Band with guest soloist Wycliffe Gordon, trombone and trumpet. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 19           7 p.m. International Film Series: “The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun” by director Djibril Diop Mambety. Discussion will follow showing the film from Senegal. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6330 or email sharon.finnerty@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 21           7:30 p.m. “In Concert” The University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 24           noon  Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “The Great Learning Gap and Why We Must Do Something About It” presented by Judith Renyi, Ph.D., executive director, the mayor’s commission on literacy, Philadelphia. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Dec. 4             5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum Lecture: “Philanthropy in America: A Wide-Angle View” presented by Grant Oilphant, president of the Heinz Endowments. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Reservation required. Call 570-941-6202 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Dec. 6             8 p.m. “In Concert: The 47th Annual Noel Night” presented by The University of Scranton singers, chamber choir, and string ensemble. Doors open at 7 p.m. Prelude begins at 7:05 p.m. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Dec. 14           7:30 p.m. “Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert” featuring The Scranton Brass Orchestra. Admission is one new child’s toy or clothing or cash donation. All donations benefit local families in need. Houlihan-McLean Center. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Schemel Forum Courses:

Mondays Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, and 20.           5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series “Peace through Non-Violence? A Study in Film” presented by Dominic Saadi, historian and middle east expert. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Wednesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; Nov. 5.       6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series “American Exceptionalism, Historically Speaking” by David Dzurec, Ph.D., associate professor of history, The University of Scranton. Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Mondays, Oct. 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17, and 24; Dec. 1.   6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series “One Hundred Years of Russian Foreign Relations” by Sean Brennan, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, The University of Scranton. Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 


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