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April 20, 2010

University of Scranton Awarded Grant for Health-Profession Education

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $95,000 grant to The University of Scranton to support a health-profession education and training initiative that targets the local community, as well as international partnerships. The funding stems from grants made available through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2009.
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Scranton Student Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

University of Scranton biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major Maria A. Gubbiotti of Falls is among just 278 sophomore and junior college students in the nation awarded a highly competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2010/2011 academic year.
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Original Composition to Premiere in Scranton

Scranton will be the site of the world premiere of two compositions by composer and arranger Joshua Freilich. The University of Scranton Concert Band and Choir will perform the new works, commissioned by the University, at the 27th Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert on Saturday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center.
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Earth Week 2010: Sustaining Scranton Major Sponsors

The University of Scranton and Scranton Tomorrow have organized a weeklong series of events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
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Earth Day 2010: Taking Strides for a Greener Scranton

The Scranton community will take strides to reduce its carbon footprint by participating in the Downtown Scranton Earth Day Walk Thursday, April 22.
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University to Present Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award April 29

The University of Scranton will present its annual Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministries to Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J. at a University Assembly in the DeNaples Center on Thursday, April 29.
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Education for Justice Teach-in Examines Social, Economic and Political Issues Surrounding Food

The University of Scranton’s 2009-10 Education for Justice programming will sate the appetite of attendees wanting to take an active role in learning about the social, economic and political issues surrounding food.
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Translating a Novel into Film

Author of The Last Station, Jay Parini discussed how his novel about Russian author Leo Tolstoy became a film at a University of Scranton Schemel Forum Luncheon held recently on campus in the Rose Room of Brennan Hall.
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