Fall 2018 Collaborative Programs

Thursday, September 27

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

Music and Medicine: Leonard Bernstein 

Dr. Kogan, pianist and psychiatrist, will illuminate the presentation by performing brief selections of Bernstein's music. 

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. $25 per person. For tickets contact the Box Office at the Scranton Cultural Center, Phone: 570-344-1111 or 888.669.8966.

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Thursday, October 18


The Schemel Forum in collaboration with The University of Scranton Office of the President

The Humanities: Now More Than Ever

In this globalized world it is important to broaden our understanding of others- to know the history and culture of those we will encounter in our personal and professional lives. Fr. Pilarz will discuss the challenges of this new age. 

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., President, The University of Scranton


5:30 p.m., Brennan Hall, Pearn Auditorium, Room 228
Reception to follow. Free Event, RSVP required

Date and Location To Be Announced

The Schemel Forum in collaboration with The University of Scranton Department of History

Democracy in Chains

Nancy MacLean, P.h.D, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University

The author will discuss her book, Democracy In Chains, published 2017.  



Free Event, RSVP Required. Book signing to follow. 


Thursday, December 6


The Schemel Forum in collaboration with The University of Scranton Department of Political Science

A Film by James Demo, The Peacemaker

THE PEACEMAKER follows international peacemaker Padraig O'Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. 

The film takes us from Padraig's isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth – from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq over five years – as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction.  We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.

5:30 p.m., Brennan Hall, Pearn Auditorium, Room 228
Free Event, RSVP required

Spring 2018 Collaborative Programs

Czechoslovak Exile to the U.S. after 1948 
Martin Nekola, P.h.D., Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Watch the Lecture Here

Bricklayer Bill: The Untold Story of the Workingman's Boston Marathon 
Lawrence W. Kennedy, P.h.D., 
Professor of History, The University of Scranton
Watch 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