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University of Scranton Student Earns Fulbright Award

May. 24, 2017

For soon-to-be University of Scranton graduate Albena Ivova Gesheva, the world is a vast highway full of opportunities available for the taking. So she plans to take full advantage of her next on-ramp, one that will take her to Germany as the recipient of a 2017-18 Fulbright Study/Research Grant.
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University of Scranton Awards $250,000 in Strategic Initiative Funds

May. 22, 2017

Fourteen projects reaching across 7,000 miles and encompassing a range of academic disciplines, community initiatives and international education programs received 2016-17 Strategic Initiatives Funding awards from The University of Scranton.
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Students Inducted into National Honor Societies at University

May. 24, 2017

Students have been inducted into national honor societies represented at The University of Scranton throughout the 2017 spring semester. Lists of students inducted into some of the University’s honor societies can be seen below.
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All You Need to Know About Commencement, Including a New Tradition

May. 22, 2017

The big day is almost here! Learn about a new tradition below and visit our commencement page (scranton.edu/commencement) for a listing of commencement-related activities and assembly/robing locations for commencement events.
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University Team Participates In District Student Advertising Competition

May. 22, 2017

The University of Scranton’s 2017 student advertising team competed against students from colleges in Pennsylvania, New York and Washington, D.C., in the District 2 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The district competition took place in April in New York City.
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Students Inducted into National Jesuit Honor Society

May. 22, 2017

Nearly 70 University of Scranton students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities, at a ceremony held recently on campus during the spring semester.
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University Names Athletics Campus in Honor of President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

May. 16, 2017

The University of Scranton’s Board of Trustees has named Scranton’s south side athletics campus in honor of the Jesuit school’s 25th president, Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., who will leave that position at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.
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The University of Scranton and Villanova University Enter Law Degree Affiliation

May. 17, 2017

A new affiliation between The University of Scranton and Villanova University School of Law will provide automatic admission and scholarship support to the law school for Scranton students who meet program requirements.
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Mary Engel, Ph.D., Named University of Scranton Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year

May. 16, 2017

Mary F. Engel, Ph.D., director of health-professional school placement and fellowship programs and associate professor of English and theatre at The University of Scranton, was named the 2017 Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year.
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University Honors Senior Student-Athletes at Annual Luncheon

May. 16, 2017

Seventy-seven senior student-athletes were honored on Saturday at The University of Scranton's 26th annual Senior Student-Athlete luncheon, held in the McIlhenny Ballroom in the DeNaples Center.
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Weinberg Memorial Library Announces Prize Winners

May. 17, 2017

Charles E. Kratz, dean of the Library and Information Fluency, awarded the 2017 Library Research Prize for Undergraduate students to Kathleen Reilly, a senior history and philosophy major with a women's studies concentration, and the 2017 Library Research Prize for Graduate students to Christina Gavalas and Marjorie Toron, graduate students in the occupational therapy department. The Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton inaugurated the prize in 2011 to recognize excellence in research projects that show evidence of significant knowledge of the methods of research and the information gathering process, and use of library resources, tools, and services.
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Scranton Goldwater Scholar is Model Scientist of the Future

May. 10, 2017

The University of Scranton’s newly minted Goldwater Scholar Matthew Reynolds can easily discuss hydrophobins, cilia and microtubule doublets with the same unbridled enthusiasm that other college students may express for the first warm, sunny days of spring.
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University Engineering Students Place in Regional State Competition

May. 10, 2017

University of Scranton students took first, second and third place awards in competitions at the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 2 Student Activities Conference, which was held in the spring semester at Rowan University in New Jersey. Twenty-five Scranton students participated in contests that included robotics, physics, design and student paper and ethics competitions, as well as leadership training.
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Grant Supports Extension of Leahy Clinic's Services

May. 10, 2017

The University of Scranton’s Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured received a $20,000 grant from The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation to support the expansion of services offered through clinic to area residents in need.
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High School Students Participate in Science and Writing Competitions at University

May. 10, 2017

The Kane Competition and the Earth Day Essay Contest were recently held at The University of Scranton.
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5.06 Returns

May. 01, 2017

Once upon a time, 'Schoolhouse Rock!' taught Saturday morning cartoon viewers that three is a magic number. This weekend, The University of Scranton will test that hypothesis during 5.06 Weekend in the hope that its third annual Day of Giving will inspire Royals and friends to support its commitment to the Jesuit spiritual vision and tradition of excellence.
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Scranton Announces New Doctor of Business Administration Degree

May. 02, 2017

The University of Scranton will offer a new doctor of business administration (DBA) degree, starting in the fall of 2017, that seeks to address a critical need for qualified accounting teachers at accredited universities in the U.S.
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Business Leader Hall of Fame Honorees Offer Students Advice

May. 03, 2017

“The world needs more listeners. One thing I learned here is to listen. Listen to your professors, your students, your colleagues. Understand what makes individuals who they are,” said Ted Jadick ’61, vice chairman of Heidrick and Struggles in New York, at the panel discussion for Kania School of Management’s Business Leadership Hall of Fame. Jadick joined Susan Swain ’76, co-chief executive officer and president of C-SPAN, and George V. Lynett, Esq. G’71, former publisher of the Scranton Times-Tribune and former chief executive officer of Times-Shamrock Communications, in the panel discussion at Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall April 29. They, along with former Scranton School District educator Katherine Reilly ’53, were inducted into the Business Leader Hall of Fame.
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University Announces O’Hara Award Recipients

May. 01, 2017

The University of Scranton will honor seven alumni at this year’s O’Hara Celebration June 9.
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University of Scranton Players to Present ‘Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play’

May. 01, 2017

The University of Scranton Players will present Anne Washburn’s dark comedy “Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play,” directed by José Zayas, Friday through Sunday, April 28, 29 and 30. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Joseph M. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts on the University’s campus.
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AllOne Foundation Grant Supports University’s Leahy Clinic

May. 01, 2017

The University of Scranton’s Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured has received a $75,000 grant from the AllOne Foundation and Charities.
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Alumni Spotlight: Jason Mascitti ‘80

May. 01, 2017

Julian Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes, once wrote, 'Ten decisions shape your life – you’ll be aware of five, about.' While deciding to attend The University of Scranton isn’t an extraordinarily unique decision for a high school student to make, Jason Mascitti ’80 said his interest in Scranton sprung from an unlikely source: hockey.
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World Premiere Concert with Erica von Kleist April 29 at Scranton

Apr. 26, 2017

Renowned woodwind performer, composer, arranger and educator Erica von Kleist will be featured as the guest composer/conductor for The University of Scranton’s 34th annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert on Saturday, April 29.
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Professor Emerita Ellen Miller Casey, Ph.D., among Three to Receive Honorary Degrees at Commencement Ceremonies

Apr. 26, 2017

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Leahy Hall Awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certification

Apr. 26, 2017

The University of Scranton’s 117,420-square-foot Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, silver-level certification.
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Scranton Registrar Appointed to Editorial Board

Apr. 26, 2017

University of Scranton Registrar Julie Ferguson was recently selected to the editorial board College and University, an educational policy and research journal published four times a year through the nonprofit American Association of Collegiate Registrar’s and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).
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