Spring 2019 Collaborative Programs


Wednesday, February 13

The Schemel Forum in collaboration with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resiliency: The Long Term Health, Legal and Societal Consequences

ACEs were described in 1999 by Dr. Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda. They showed long term effects of many common health problems and a shortening of life expectancy. Subsequent studies have shown that there are also increases in learning disabilities, incarceration and other psychosocial issues. The traumatic events that make up ACE include physical and sexual abuse, familial dysfunction and, importantly, the separation of a child from the care giver. Recent news makes awareness of these factors crucially important. 

Dennis Dawgert, M.D.

5:30 p.m., The DeNaples Center, Room 405
Reception to follow. Free Event, RSVP required

RSVP Here

Resources:

ACEs and Toxic Stress in Childhood

ACE study and resources can be found here  

AAP Resiliency Project focused on recognizing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences here

National Prevalence found here

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation efforts on ACEs

Ted Talk: how do we stop Childhood Adversity from becoming a lifelong sentence. Click here

Nadine Burke Harris Burke: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetmie. Click here

Pediatrics:

From the American Academy of Pediatrics

Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science Into Lifelong Health

The film "Paper Tigers" which is available on Amazon Prime


Thursday, March 28

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The Schemel Forum in collaboration with the Humanities Initiative, The University of Scranton

Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World

Professor Miller will offer a short reading from his book to indicate its scope and give a flavor of its literary style, followed by a Q and A and book signing.

James Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Politics and Liberal Studies and Faculty Director of Creative Publishing & Critical Journalism, The New School for Social Research

5:30 p.m., Weinberg Memorial Library, Heritage Room, 5th Floor
Book Signing Reception to follow. Free Event, RSVP required


Thursday, April 4

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The Schemel Forum in collaboration with the Political Dialogues Campus Working Group, The University of Scranton

Democracy and the Rhetoric of Demagoguery

Dr. Roberts- Miller will discuss her recent books on demagoguery: offering a clear definition of demagoguery, surveying its history, reviewing its predictable patterns, and suggesting ways we may combat it in our current contexts. 

 

Patricia Roberts- Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of the University Writing Center at the University of Texas at Austin

5:30 p.m., Weinberg Memorial Library, Heritage Room, 5th Floor
Book Signing Reception to follow. Free Event, RSVP required


Monday, April 8

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The Schemel Forum in collaboration with The Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections at the Weinberg Memorial Library, The University of Scranton and the Friends of the Weinberg Library

American Passionist Priest Martyrs in China, 90th Anniversary 1929-2019: Remembering the Chinese Catholic Witness of Faith

In the 1920s Passionist missionaries went to China to convert the Chinese. Throughout the twentieth century, missionaries and Chinese Catholics were witnesses to suffering and hope. What does the death of three Passionists in 1929 continue to teach us about sufferings and hope of contemporary Catholics in China? The event is in conjunction with the exhibit "Life, Death and Memory: Art and Artifacts from the Passionist China Collection."

Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D., Passionist Historian/Adjunct Professor of History, The University of Scranton

5:30 p.m., Weinberg Memorial Library, Heritage Room, 5th Floor
Book Signing Reception to follow. Free Event, RSVP required


Thursday, May 2

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The Schemel Forum in collaboration with the Weinberg Memorial Library

While Reason Slept

His book, While Reason Slept, examines the relationship between democratic erosion and the declining belief in the power of reason.

Thomas Brier, Jr., JD, Attorney at Blank Rome LLP in Philadelphia

 

5:30 p.m., Weinberg Memorial Library, Heritage Room, 5th Floor
Book Signing Reception to follow. Free Event, RSVP required

Fall 2018 Collaborative Programs

The Humanities: Now More Than Ever 
Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., President, The University of Scranton
Watch the Lecture Here


 

 



To register for programs, contact:   
Alicen Morrison
Schemel Forum Assistant
570-941-6206
alicen.morrison@scranton.edu
For more info on the Schemel Forum, contact:
Sondra Myers
Schemel Forum Director
570-941-4089
sondra.myers@scranton.edu