Fall 2019 Collaborative Programs

Thursday, October 10

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


Music and Medicine: Chopin and the Power of Resilience

Psychiatrist and concert pianist Dr. Richard Kogan will give a lecture/concert that explores how the great Polish composer Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) grappled with pulmonary disease, exile from his beloved homeland and a tempestuous relationship with the novelist George Sand.  The discussion will be illuminated by piano performances of some of Chopin’s most beloved masterpieces.

Richard Kogan, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and Artistic Director, Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program    

5:30 p.m. Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton

Reception to follow. $30 per person. 


Spring 2019 Collaborative Programs

Wednesday, February 13, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resiliency: The Long Term Health, Legal and Societal Consequences
Dennis Dawgert, 
Listen to the Lecture Here

Thursday, March 28, Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World
James Miller, 
Ph.D., Professor of Politics and Liberal Studies and Faculty Director of Creative Publishing & Critical Journalism, The New Shcool for Social Research
Listen to the Lecture Here

Thursday, April 4, Democracy and the Rhetoric of Demagoguery
Patricia Roberts-Miller, 
Ph.D., Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and director of the University Writing Center at the University of Texas at Austin
Listen to the Lecture Here

Monday, April 8, American Passionist Priest Martyrs in China, 90th Anniversary 1929-2019: Remembering their Witness of Faith; Remembering the Chinese Catholic Witness of Faith
Father Rob Carbonneau, 
C.P., Ph.D., Passionist Historian/Adjunct Professor of History, The University of Scranton
Listen to the Lecture Here

Thursday, May 2, While Reason Slept
Thomas Brier, Jr., 
Listen to the Lecture Here

To register for programs, contact:   
Alicen Morrison
Schemel Forum Assistant
For more info on the Schemel Forum, contact:
Sondra Myers
Schemel Forum Director