Collaborative Programs

                                                                    October 17, 2023

With the Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities

Myers Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Humanities and Civic Engagement Lecture

The Sondra and Morey Myers Distinguished Visiting Fellowship in the Humanities and Civic Engagement advances the University's efforts to bring renowned scholars, artists, and thinkers to Scranton to share their work and enrich cultural and civic activity at the University and in Scranton. This year, we welcome Dr. Dale Jamieson, a scholar of environmental ethics and animal rights, and an expert on contemporary climate change discourse. 

Dale Jamieson, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies; Director, Center for Environmental and Animal Protection; Affiliated Professor of Law, Medical Ethics, and Bioethics; Founding Director of Environmental Studies Program; and former Chair of the Environmental Studies Department, and Professor of Philosophy

Brennan Hall, Rose Room, 509 ⋅ 5:30 p.m. ⋅ Lecture and Reception ⋅ Complimentary & Open to the Community, Courtesy of the Myers Distinguished Visiting Fellow Endowment

                                                                   October 30, 2023

With the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library

Book Bans and Censorship

Join us for an insightful talk on book banning and censorship in the U.S., presented by Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director of the American Library Association. Ms. Hall will address the history, implications, and current state of book censorship in the United States, showcasing the essential role of libraries in safeguarding democratic values and free speech. Following the lecture, engage in further discussions over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at a reception. Join us for this opportunity to explore the intersections of literature, censorship, and freedom while supporting a worthy cause. 

Tracie D. Hall, Distinguished Executive Director of the American Library Association, author, curator, and advocate for the arts. She is one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2023. 

Loyola Science Center, PNC Auditorium ⋅ 6:00 p.m. ⋅ $40 per person ⋅ $10 remote only


For more information and to register for programs, contact: 

Kym Fetsko
Schemel Forum Events Coordinator
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