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November 9, 2010

“Neighborhood” and Green Views Already Seen in Unified Science Center

Signs of the desired collaborations among the sciences, students and faculty are already evident in the early stages of construction of The University of Scranton’s unified science center. Pictured are Joseph Dreisbach, Ph.D. (left), interim associate provost for academic affairs, and George Gomez, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, standing where the facility's rooftop observatory will be located.
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Veteran to Discuss Experience Serving in Segregated Army and Liberating Nazi Concentration Camp

Dr. Leon Bass, an African-American World War II veteran who helped liberate the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp, will speak at The University of Scranton’s McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.
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Renowned Shakespearean Expert to Lecture at The University of Scranton

A lecture on the portrayal of the most famous negative Jewish stereotypes in the theater will be presented by Barry Edelstein, director of the Shakespeare Initiative at the Public Theater in New York City, at The University of Scranton on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
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Education for Justice Workshop Aims to Motivate Peace, Nonviolence Efforts

Sr. Patricia McCarthy, a member of the Congregation of Notre Dame, United States Province, will lead a workshop on Monday, Nov. 15, exploring peaceful conflict solving and one’s capacity to make a difference.
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Tour of Asia Continues at Scranton

Students and faculty filled Brennan Hall’s fifth-floor boardroom for a discussion ranging from Hiroshima to Honda, from Confucian philosophy to Korean lifestyles — all while snacking on mini eggrolls and dumplings. The workshop, held Oct. 19, was the part of October’s “tour” of Asia, a yearlong series sponsored by the new Asian Studies Concentration at the University.
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Afghani Social Activist to Speak at Schemel Forum’s Luncheon Seminar Series

Area residents who attend the next offering of the Luncheon Seminar Series: World Affairs Briefings at The University of Scranton will savor a hearty helping of food for thought. Offered by the Schemel Forum at the University, the seminar will be presented by Suraya Pakzad, founder and executive director of the Voice of Women Organization, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center.
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An Inside View of the New Face of Rwanda

Most Americans may not think of Rwanda as one of the most stable and promising African countries in terms of economic growth. Americans’ perception of Rwanda is plagued by the nation’s past difficulties with genocide, war and corruption.
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