University Announces October Calendar of Events

The University of Scranton has released its calender of events for the month of October, which includes the following events and activities:

Through Nov. 16     
Exhibit: “The Lackawanna Iron Furnaces of Scranton, Pennsylvania: History, Art, Heritage” featuring an exhibition of nineteenth-century paintings, drawings, maps, and photographs. This project is produced in partnership with the Lackawanna Historical Society and Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

Oct. 1 – 5:30 p.m. 
Taiwanese Film and Cultural Festival: “The Moon Also Rises,” based on the novel “The Lotus in the Western Paradise” followed by discussion with author, Ang Li, on whose novel the film is based. Presented by the Taipei Cultural Center, Asian Studies Program at The University of Scranton, in collaboration with the Schemel Forum and Women’s Studies. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-6333. 

Oct. 2 – 5:30 p.m. 
Taiwanese Film and Cultural Festival: “The Song of Cha-Tian Mountain,” follwed by a discussion with director Yu-shan Huang. Presented by the Taipei Cultural Center, Asian Studies Program at The University of Scranton, in collaboration with the Schemel Forum and Women’s Studies. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-6333.

Oct. 4 – 6:30 p.m.  
President’s Business Council 10th Annual Awards Dinner honoring the Lynett/Haggerty family with the President’s Medal. The Pierre, New York City. Proceeds from the dinner support the University’s Presidential Scholarship Fund. Tickets required to attend. Call 941-5837.

Oct. 5 – 6 p.m.
In conjunction with “The Lackawanna Iron Furnaces of Scranton, Pennsylvania: History, Art, Heritage” Nighttime Illumination of the Scranton Iron Furnaces at the Diva Theater; concert by Cabinet at Scranton Iron Furnaces and Hayrides by Brookvalley Farm from Iron Furnaces to University. Free. Call 941-4214.

Oct. 5 – 7 p.m.  
Tours of the Scranton Estate held in collaboration with the Hope Horn Gallery, the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces. Free. Call 941-7214.

Oct. 5-7 – (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday)  
“Prelude to a Kiss” by Craig Lucas, presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 941-4318.

Oct. 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Performance Music presents New York Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Mark Gould. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

Oct. 10 – 7:30 p.m. 
“In Recital” by University of Scranton Performance Music students. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624. 

Oct. 11 – noon 
Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “How Cities Make the World Better: Past, Present and Future” presented by Owen D. Gutfreund, Ph.D., associate professor of urban affairs and planning, Hunter College. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Oct. 20           
Schemel Forum Bus Trip “New York North: the Bronx & Harlem.” Registration required. Fee $75.00. Call 941-7816.

Oct. 21 – 9:30 a.m.
Open House for high school juniors and seniors. Various locations on campus. Call 1-888-SCRANTON.

Oct. 22 – noon 
Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Why We’re Like This: The American Impulse to Intervene” presented by Stephen Kinzer, author and visiting professor, Boston University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Oct. 22 – 7:30 p.m.
Henry George Lecture by Edward Glaeser, Ph.D., professor of Economics at Harvard University. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-4048.

Oct. 25 – 5:30 p.m. 
Weinberg Memorial Library 20th Anniversary Lecture: “Libraries and the Moral Life” by Carolyn Brown, director of the Library of Congress’ Office of Scholarly Programs.  Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Reservations required. Call 941-7816.

Oct. 25 – 7:30 p.m.
The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Lecture “Pope John Paul II and the Jews” by David Dalin, Ph.D., scholar of American Jewish History and Politics and Jewish-Christian relations and professor at Ave Maria University. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-7956.

Oct. 30 – 5:30 p.m.
Weinberg Memorial Library 20th Anniversary Lecture: “Native Son: Stephen Karam in Conversation with Paul Holdengraber.” Karam is a prize-winning playwright and Holdengraber is director of public programs at the New York Public Library and "LIVE from the NYPL." McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Free. Call 941-7816.

Schemel Forum Courses

Wednesdays Oct. 3-Nov. 7  – 6 p.m. 
Seminar Series: “Chaucer’s Chivalry: Knights and the Ladies Who Love Them” presented by Rebecca Beal, Ph.D., professor of English at The University of Scranton. Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816. 

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