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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan Launched

July 2022

A new plan is released to support the Strategic Plan’s goal of building an inclusive community.

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The University releases its new campus-wide plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Helping First-Generation College Students Achieve Endless Possibilities

July 2022

“THR1VE brings a sense of belonging and community for those who identify as first-gen at Scranton. It helps break down the feeling of imposter syndrome and fear of being a first-gen student at a university where many students are not.”

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Students, staff and administrators celebrate National First-Generation College Student Day this past fall. Front row: THR1VE Advisory Board Member Damain Morris ’23 Back row: Gu1de Peer Mentor Maame Addison ’23 and Shannon Murphy Fennie, assistant dean of students.

Student-Led Investing Pays Off

July 2022

The PRISM student group has successfully managed a portion of the University’s endowment from $100,000 to nearly $1 million in 23 years.

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From left: Tom Csehovics and Hanna Guarnuccio, PRISM student leaders, and John Ruddy, Ph.D. ’91, PRISM moderator.

‘A Fire that Kindles Other Fires’: The Inauguration of Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J.

Fall 2021

The sun shone on the Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., as he strolled up the Commons in full academic regalia, waving to students on the way to his Inauguration as the 29th president of The University of Scranton in the Byron Recreation Complex on Sept. 24.

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From left: Tom Csehovics and Hanna Guarnuccio, PRISM student leaders, and John Ruddy, Ph.D. ’91, PRISM moderator.

The First 100+ Days of a Presidency

Fall 2021

When Fr. Marina was inaugurated he'd been on the job for just over 100 days. Here are some highlights from those days.

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This summer, Fr. Marina met his new colleagues and University community members, settled into his new home on campus and got to work, all amidst a global pandemic. Nonetheless, he began his tenure with grace and purpose. Here are some highlights from his first few months on the job.

Now Launching: Budding Scientists

Fall 2021

A ham radio enthusiast involves his students in work for NASA and the National Science Foundation.

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From left: Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., Veronica Romanek and Simal Sami in the new ham radio station on campus.

Recent Alumni Find Purpose and Balance Post-Pandemic

Fall 2021

Despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of it, recent University graduates have found purpose, flexibility and balance in their young careers.

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From left: Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., Veronica Romanek and Simal Sami in the new ham radio station on campus.

‘One Foot Raised for the Journey’

Spring - April 2021

Members of the University community take stock of their losses and prepare for a springtime “rebirth.”

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From left: Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., Veronica Romanek and Simal Sami in the new ham radio station on campus.

A Special Section on Father Pilarz: ‘A Pastor and Teacher to the End’

Spring - April 2021

Father Pilarz drew on the words and lessons of Jesuits, poets and philosophers to shape and share his worldview, inspiring countless others and forever changing the face and soul of the University he dubbed the ‘miracle in the mountains.’

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From left: Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., Veronica Romanek and Simal Sami in the new ham radio station on campus.

Remembering Father Pilarz: A Timeline

Spring - April 2021

Highlights from Father Pilarz's life and tenures as the University's 24th and 27th president are featured in this timeline.

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On March 21, 2017, Fr. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., happily accepts his second appointment as the 27th president of The University of Scranton.

Remembering Father Pilarz: Video

Spring - April 2021

Highlights from Father Pilarz's tenures at Scranton are featured in these videos.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president, after his return to Scranton in 2018.

Remembering Father Pilarz: Memorial Site

Spring - April 2021

On March 17, the University launched a memorial website to honor the life and service of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., The University of Scranton’s 24th and 27th president, who passed away on March 10, 2021.

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Inauguration of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as the 27th president of The University of Scranton, September 21, 2018.

Remembering Father Pilarz: Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. Scholarship Fund

Spring - April 2021

Donations to the Pilarz Scholarship fund provides financial support to students at Scranton.

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University of Scranton president, Rev. Scott R. Pilarz (1959-2021), greets undergraduate students on stage at graduation 2019.

Photo Essay: Campus Photographer Dies, Leaving University with Countless Memories

Spring - February 2021

Terry Connors, who chronicled more than 50 years of campus life, passes away. See some of the moments he captured in this gallery.

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Black and white photograph (dated December 1983) of the University of Scranton's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. In this photograph, students are caroling by candlelight outside Gunster Memorial Student Center.

Financial Aid, Student Retention Thrive as Strategic Enrollment Plan Develops

Spring - February 2021

In 2020, just two years after its launch, the SEP has brought about change, directly benefitting students and families and helping to advance the University’s mission and commitment to cura personalis, or care for the whole person.

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Black and white photograph (dated December 1983) of the University of Scranton's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. In this photograph, students are caroling by candlelight outside Gunster Memorial Student Center.

Coping Beyond Their Years

Spring - February 2021

Students get through a year of instability by learning how to lean on others.

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Bailey Mclaughlin '21 relied on the Center for Service and Social Justice and the Counseling Center during this year of instability

Expert Opinion: The Pandemic and What Can We Expect as We Head into 2021?

Fall - December 2020

Hospital epidemiologist and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Penn (and Scranton alumnus) weighs in on how to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 through the holidays and what we can expect in the new year.

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Bailey Mclaughlin '21 relied on the Center for Service and Social Justice and the Counseling Center during this year of instability

Parenting During the Pandemic Has Been ‘One Wild Ride’

Fall - December 2020

Achieving balance in daily life as parents is difficult even in normal times, but stay-at-home orders, virtual schooling and even illness threw off any semblance of it in 2020.

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Bailey Mclaughlin '21 relied on the Center for Service and Social Justice and the Counseling Center during this year of instability

University Publishes 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

Fall - December 2020

“No doubt, the strategic plan we crafted together is lofty in its aspirations, and we launch it at a significant crossroads for higher education." - Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of The University of Scranton

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Bailey Mclaughlin '21 relied on the Center for Service and Social Justice and the Counseling Center during this year of instability

Class of 2020 Gateway Lightings This Year

Fall - December 2020

On most evenings, the Class of 2020 Gateway was lit in honor of our health care heroes. However, it was lit to celebrate various holidays and events throughout the year.

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Bailey Mclaughlin '21 relied on the Center for Service and Social Justice and the Counseling Center during this year of instability

The Heart of Health Care

Fall - October 2020

The Year of the Nurse provides a challenge met by Scranton nursing alumni and students.

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Nurses from the Class of 2013 on the frontlines during the pandemic.

The Class of 2020 Perseveres

Fall - October 2020

When the pandemic upended their senior year, they did what they learned to do at Scranton: come together as a community.

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Class of 2020 on Move-in Weekend, 2016.

Sameera Desai Sullivan ’05, G’06: Not Just by the Numbers

Fall - October 2020

An alumna turns her accounting degree into a global career in fashion and fitness.

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Class of 2020 on Move-in Weekend, 2016.

Humanities in Action

Spring 2020

The Slattery Center for Humanities opens up a new avenue for the exchange of ideas on campus.

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The new Slattery Center has laid out themes to ensure the University community can explore the possibilities of the humanities. Read the list of themes at the bottom of the page.

Two Hometowns

Spring 2020

Scranton’s international graduates change the world for the better, at home and abroad.

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The new Slattery Center has laid out themes to ensure the University community can explore the possibilities of the humanities. Read the list of themes at the bottom of the page.

‘I Decided to be Undecided.’

Spring 2020

At Scranton, students are encouraged to explore their interests before choosing a major, led by advising teams in the schools and experts in the career center.

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As a first-year student, Brooke Devers ‘21 relied heavily on the advisors in CAS and the Center for Career Development to find her major. She "decided to be undecided."

Alumni Bound by Mission in the Hudson Valley

Fall 2019

Health care administrators and nurse alumni practice at a 10-hospital network in New York’s Hudson Valley, all with a shared mission that harks back to their Scranton days.

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Pictured, from left, are, Marie Yezzo ‘01, Jack Burtis ‘15, G’18 and Elissa Chessari ‘02.

Now What? How a Little Planning Goes a Long Way Toward a Fulfilling Retirement

Fall 2019

Scranton professors and alumni offer their top tips for living your best life in retirement

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Robert Hirsch, Ph.D. ‘69

Expanding Scranton’s Pre-Law Program

Fall 2019

New law school affiliations, a legal studies concentration, a successful mock trial team, and more, mean better opportunities for Scranton students interested in the law.

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Robert Hirsch, Ph.D. ‘69

Campus Update: St. Thomas Hall’s Façade

Fall 2019

The façade of St. Thomas Hall facing Linden Street will have a new, modern design, which incorporates locally quarried stone with a lit glass wall that spans the center of the four-story building and features the University seal.

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Rendering of the facade

Community Partnerships: Wolfer Honors the Muddle

Spring 2019

A community commitment nearly always guarantees some disarray, but Loreen Wolfer, Ph.D., professor of sociology, criminal justice and criminology, is among those who welcome and honor the muddle, now being relieved, in part, by the new office.

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Rendering of the facade

Pilgrim Travelers. Enlivened Educators.

Spring 2019

Faculty and staff follow in the footsteps of St. Ignatius and other important Jesuits to enrich their own lives and others.

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Faculty and staff at the Sanctuary of Loyola in Azpeitia, Spain.

Community Partnerships Bring Coursework to Life

Spring 2019

Community-Based Learning courses, now supported in part by the strategic plan and a new office, are “win-win” opportunities for students and the community.

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Faculty and staff at the Sanctuary of Loyola in Azpeitia, Spain.

Winning the Jesuit Way

Spring 2019

Two alumni team up to examine the culture of Royals athletics.

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Faculty and staff at the Sanctuary of Loyola in Azpeitia, Spain.

A Political Bubble, Burst

Fall 2018

In the Jesuit tradition, students practice listening to understand in a recent civic engagement initiative to bridge the political divide.

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Faculty and staff at the Sanctuary of Loyola in Azpeitia, Spain.

Joyous Return to Scranton

Fall 2018

The Inauguration of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as Scranton’s 27th president took place on Sept. 21.

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Faculty and staff at the Sanctuary of Loyola in Azpeitia, Spain.

Mind, Body, Spirit

Spring 2018

Students “stress-less” thanks to programs across the University that focus on healthy and balanced lifestyles.

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Students, faculty and staff practice yoga at one of CHEW’s Weekly Wellness classes, which include Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga.

The University Players Call McDade ‘Home’ for 25 Years

Spring 2018

Players alumni reflect on how their experiences in the theatre shaped their minds and their careers.

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Acting in "On the Verge" are, from left: Jessica Lucas '07, Shannon Munley, DPT ’07, G’08, Ashley Teatum ’09 and Anthony Mercado ’09.

The Jesuit Seven

Spring 2018

Scranton planted the initial seed for a Jesuit vocation for seven alumni.

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Top row, from left: • The Rev. Stephen L. Surovick, S.J. ’96 (Political Science) • Adam Rosinski, S.J. ’07 (Theology and Counseling/ Human Services) • Doug Jones, nS.J. ’10 (International Studies and Political Science/SJLA) • Brian Konzman, S.J. ’08 (Chemistry and Philosophy/SJLA)  Bottom row, from left: • William Woody, S.J. ’11 (Theology/Religious Studies/SJLA) • The Rev. Angelo (A.J.) Rizzo, S.J. ’03 (Biology/Philosophy/ SJLA) • Carl Caceres, nS.J. ’11 (Philosophy/SJLA and Theology/ Religious Studies)

Scholars for and with Others by Christa Howarth '17

Fall 2017

One recent Scranton graduate writes about how she and several other undergraduate Honors Program students have served their ‘neighbors.’

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Class of 2017 researchers are pictured, from left: Kaitlyn Jones, Kathleen Reilly, Kyle Rodgers and Christa Howarth.

Writing as Release, Teaching for Humanity

Fall 2017

Student volunteers open up a sacred space for creative expression for women at a local prison.

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LEAP student volunteers. Front, from left: Shelby Karboski, Ruth Martin, Emily Errickson, Kieran Myles, Germaine Mendonca, Michaela Kleppinger, Christa Howarth, Erin Alexander. Back, from left: Regina Fasano, Sarah Bachman, Tatiana Velazquez, Catherine Bruno, Virginia Vermylen, Colleen Boyle, Peter Shaver, Laura Bopp, Amy Fotta, service director in Campus Ministries' Center for Service and Social Justice, and Emily Pocius.

Student Experience, Improved

Fall 2017

Now that the Strategic Plan 2015-2020: An Engaged, Integrated, Global Student Experience has been in place for a couple of years, what do we have to show for it? Well, you be the judge!

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LEAP student volunteers. Front, from left: Shelby Karboski, Ruth Martin, Emily Errickson, Kieran Myles, Germaine Mendonca, Michaela Kleppinger, Christa Howarth, Erin Alexander. Back, from left: Regina Fasano, Sarah Bachman, Tatiana Velazquez, Catherine Bruno, Virginia Vermylen, Colleen Boyle, Peter Shaver, Laura Bopp, Amy Fotta, service director in Campus Ministries' Center for Service and Social Justice, and Emily Pocius.

Saying 'Siempre Adelante' To Scranton's 25th President

Fall 2017

Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., who guided the University through important expansions and implemented a new strategic plan, steps down.

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Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

Hand in Hand

Spring 2017

Scranton’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Center helps female small-business owners get their start, and in turn supports the local economy and community.

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Patricia Dickert-Nieves stands (at left, in green) at Terra Preta, the restaurant she started thanks in part to a class she took through the Women’s Entrepreneurship Center

A 30-Year Journey

Spring 2017

Students have been volunteering in Micronesia since the late ’80s, and, three decades later, the University has nine students from Micronesia and a long list of alumni.

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First-year student Bailechesel “OJ” Tumechub, from Palau (an island of sunshine and palm trees), came to Scranton after hearing about it from a Jesuit priest in his country and his uncle, who is a University alumnus.

Residential Learning Communities Make a Difference

Spring 2017

Students in Residential Learning Communities find support in one another, reinforcing the University’s overall sense of community.

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Michael Friedman, Ph.D. (left), professor of English, and David Polhemus ’20, a student in Friedman’s first-year seminar, connect in and out of the classroom thanks to the Celebrate the Arts Living Learning Community. In class, they talked about the Midland Revolt and Occupy Wall Street and thought deeply about Jesuit values. In the student residence hall, Dr. Friedman held a dinner to teach the students about social injustice.

The Silver Tsunami

Fall 2016

Alumni and faculty discuss the aging of Baby Boomers and how to help people ‘age well.’

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Michael Friedman, Ph.D. (left), professor of English, and David Polhemus ’20, a student in Friedman’s first-year seminar, connect in and out of the classroom thanks to the Celebrate the Arts Living Learning Community. In class, they talked about the Midland Revolt and Occupy Wall Street and thought deeply about Jesuit values. In the student residence hall, Dr. Friedman held a dinner to teach the students about social injustice.

Battlefield Breakthroughs

Fall 2016

Wartime lessons in medicine link two alumni trauma surgeons.

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Dr. Grabo and his team operating in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The State of Scranton: A Resilient City

Fall 2016

A newly launched seminar series informs the University ‘gown’ about its beloved town, opening discussions to further engage faculty, staff and students.

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Dr. Grabo and his team operating in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

A Partnership That has Transcended Time

Spring 2016

The University’s MHA study-abroad program is a model for global graduate education.

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Dr. Grabo and his team operating in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The Bottom Line

Spring 2016

The ADPAC ensures that University accounting students are at the top of their game.

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Nearly 70 high school students from six states attended Scranton’s first Future Accountants Leadership Conference on campus. The conference included an interactive experience with members of the Kania School of Management’s faculty, the Accounting Department Professional Alumni Council (ADPAC) and students from the Business Leadership Honors Program and Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society.

In Solidarity with Syria

Spring 2016

The University community brings attention to the Syrian and broader global refugee crisis.

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Nearly 70 high school students from six states attended Scranton’s first Future Accountants Leadership Conference on campus. The conference included an interactive experience with members of the Kania School of Management’s faculty, the Accounting Department Professional Alumni Council (ADPAC) and students from the Business Leadership Honors Program and Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society.

Emboldened by Pope Francis

Fall 2015

University experts weigh in on the importance of the pope's encyclical.

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Nearly 70 high school students from six states attended Scranton’s first Future Accountants Leadership Conference on campus. The conference included an interactive experience with members of the Kania School of Management’s faculty, the Accounting Department Professional Alumni Council (ADPAC) and students from the Business Leadership Honors Program and Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society.

2015-2020 Strategic Plan - Engaged, Integrated, Global

Fall 2015

A vision set forth by University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., challenges the community to reimagine what it means to be a Catholic and Jesuit institution today.

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University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., on Inauguration Day in 2011.

New Building, Unlimited Possibilities

Fall 2015

Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall, an ideal space for active learning, opens its doors to the University community.

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Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

A Walk With the Martyrs: Lecture by Oscar Torres

Spring 2015

Oscar Torres, screenwriter of "Innocent Voices," gave a lecture as part of the week of 25th anniversary of commemorative events. His lecture can be viewed below.

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Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

A Walk With the Martyrs: 'The Bridges' Program

Spring 2015

Rev. Brendan Lally, S.J. ’70, former campus minister and rector of the University, was inspired to lead the Scranton community to El Salvador. He talks more about his experience below.

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Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

A Walk With the Martyrs: Lecture by Dr. Will Cohen

Spring 2015

Will Cohen, Ph.D., associate professor of theology/religious studies, gave a talk about the history of the civil war in El Salvador and the martyrs. Read it below.

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Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

A Walk With the Martyrs: Rev. Brackley on El Salvador

Spring 2015

After the six Jesuit priests were murdered, the late Dean Brackley, S.J., went to San Salvador to teach at the UCA.

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Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

Coming Full Circle: Alumni Return as Professors

Spring 2015

Alumni faculty members testify to what makes their alma mater, now workplace, so special.

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Several of the 60 faculty members who are also alumni of the University. Pictured in the front row (from left): Julie Nastasi, OTD ’00, Kathleen Iacocca, Ph.D. ’07, Joseph Cimini, Esq. ’70, Ronald Grambo, Ph.D. ’73, G’76, David Salerno, Ph.D., CPA ’97 G’04, Kevin Norris ’83, Donna Witek G’13, John Ruddy, CPA ’91; and in the back row (from left): Richard Klonoski, Ph.D. ’74, Deborah J. Gougeon, Ph.D. ’73, G’74, Brian Carpenter, Ph.D. ’82, Robert McKloskey, Ph.D. ’84, Paul Fahey, Ph.D. ’64 and Paul Jackowitz ’77.

Modernizing Dharavi

Fall 2014

This article is based on a study by Dr. Abhijit Roy, co-authored with Mousumi Roy, Ph.D., independent scholar: “Modernizing Dharavi: if you build, will they come?”

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Dharavi is one of the largest slums in Asia and is located in Mumbai.

A Campus Hub

Fall 2014

The Weinberg Memorial Library just got loud, and the librarians aren’t even complaining. Construction on the first floor contributed to the clamor this summer, but — going forward — the Reilly Learning Commons will be abuzz with activity: a campus hub, complete with a computer lab and the latest software.

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Seating areas like these are a feature in the Weinberg Memorial Library’s new Reilly Learning Commons.

Following a Jesuit Tradition in the 21st Century

Fall 2014

University of Scranton professors serve refugee communities through Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins.

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Welongo Muzabel in Kakuma, a refugee camp in Kenya.

A Deeper Dialogue

Fall 2014

Scranton alumni in broadcast reveal the benefits and challenges of the 24-hour news cycle.

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Matt DeNinno ’00 at the nationally syndicated television magazine Inside Edition, where he has worked for 14 years.

A New Way of Thinking

Fall 2014

University of Scranton young engineers’ focus on sustainable energy benefits local and global communities.

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A fuel cell bus designed by Greg Marx and the HybriDrive team, operating in Palm Springs, California.

A Friendly Oasis

Spring 2014

Scranton PT & OT students enriched by service to Navajo Nation.

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A fuel cell bus designed by Greg Marx and the HybriDrive team, operating in Palm Springs, California.

The Politics of Transformation

Spring 2014

Learning is an accretive process, a gradual building up of knowledge over time. Transformation, however, is sudden, dramatic, a lightning strike that makes a person completely new. Transformation is what comes to mind when students of Dr. Gretchen Van Dyke’s “PS 331: The European Union” talk about the experience.

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Gretchen Van Dyke, Ph.D., (seated, third from left) is joined by members of the first EU class of 1996 representing Sweden. From left: (1st row) Gregor Weeks, John Leardi, Dr. Van Dyke, Daniel Feliciano; (2nd row) Heather Kelsall, Heather Leo, Michelle Mauro, Joan Sugrue, Nora Deveau, Meagan Schaefer, Sandra Lewis, Lauren McCarthy; (3rd row) Peter Swift, Jason LeBoeuf, Brian Saemann, Matthew Henry.

Faith in its Principals

Spring 2014

Three Scranton alumni preserve Jesuit model of education.

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Tom Every, principal, leads the Gonzaga College High School graduation procession.

Celebrating 125 Years

Fall 2013

Gratitude for the past and confidence in the future were the main themes sounded as the University's 125th anniversary year officially began with a Eucharistic celebration on Aug. 12.

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Tom Every, principal, leads the Gonzaga College High School graduation procession.

The Office Gets Memorable Scranton Send Off

Fall 2013

Fans from around the world joined the University in bidding farewell in grand style to the cast and producers of “The Office,” the NBC TV series set in Scranton that aired its final episode on May 16.

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Tom Every, principal, leads the Gonzaga College High School graduation procession.

Reconnecting at Reunion

Fall 2013

This year, more than 1,300 alumni and guests came home for Alumni Reunion Weekend in June to celebrate their years on campus and reconnect with those people who made the University so special.

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Tom Every, principal, leads the Gonzaga College High School graduation procession.

Surviving Sandy

Spring 2013

In the days and months following Hurricane Sandy, countless Royals embraced their alma mater’s refrain of “being men and women for others,” assisting neighbors, friends and often strangers get back on their feet.

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This image, taken by Brian Wilton '97, shows the extensive flooding around Lake Como in Belmar, N.J.

'Nobody Can Picture It Until They're There'

Spring 2013

A small group of University faculty and students spent 13 days in Uganda during intersession as part of the “Christianity in Africa” course.

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A small group of University faculty and students spent 13 days in Uganda during intersession as part of the “Christianity in Africa” course. The course is designed to teach students the history of the Ugandan martyrdoms of the late 1800s, but it taught so much more. (For more photographs, visit our 'Web Exclusive Photos' link below.)

To the Extreme

Spring 2013

Earning three credits has never been more breathtaking. The photographs you see are a sampling of images provided by the participants in the University’s intersession travel course “BIOL 395 – Extreme Physiology.”

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Not all classrooms are created equal. During her intersession course, “Extreme Physiology,” Michelle Graham ’15 takes in a spectacular view in Sedona, Ariz. Photo taken by classmate Alexander “Bow” Arrow ’14. (Don't miss our other striking images! Click on the 'Web Exclusive Photos' link below.)

Forever Intertwined

Spring 2013

Dating back to August 1888, The University of Scranton and the city for which the institution bears its name have been connected.

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It’s clear that The University of Scranton’s presence in Northeastern Pennsylvania makes a positive economic impact on the region. In a dollar amount, the figure stands at $404,077,660 for the 2011-2012 academic year.

University News

Fall 2012

The following articles highlight the many news items involving the University and its students, faculty and staff.

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Pictured (from left) are Rick Malloy, S.J., vice president for university mission and ministry; Maria Marx ’12; Stephanie Russell, Arrupe Award recipient; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president; and Brian Conniff, Ph.D., G’80, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

An Invitation to a Conversation

Fall 2012

Years ago, as a young educator at St. Joseph’s Preparatory in Philadelphia, Ryan Maher, S.J., first learned of the devoted community at The University of Scranton from his former students who returned home from college.

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With support from assistant director Ryan Sheehan, Esq. (left), Ryan Maher, S.J., founding executive director of the University’s new Jesuit Center, hopes to engage University employees in meaningful conversations about religion, life, education and the University's mission.

Without Scranton, ______________

Fall 2012

The beauty of social media is simple. When it’s free of self-promotion and spam messages, there’s a real opportunity to connect with people you know – or hardly know – about a topic you truly care for.

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With support from assistant director Ryan Sheehan, Esq. (left), Ryan Maher, S.J., founding executive director of the University’s new Jesuit Center, hopes to engage University employees in meaningful conversations about religion, life, education and the University's mission.

Scranton’s Fulbright Story Has Many Settings Worldwide

Fall 2012

Now entering its fourth decade, the University's Fulbright Story has many settings across the globe.

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Each flag indicates a country where a University of Scranton graduate has studied through the Fulbright Scholarship program – administered by the Institute of International Education. World domination? We’re close. We’re up to 46 countries right now.

From the Commons to the Classroom

Fall 2012

The parallels between Germantown’s DePaul Catholic School and the 40-foot mural – titled “St. Vincent’s Orchard,” recently completed on the school’s facade – run thicker than a few coats of paint.

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It is no coincidence that muralist Brother Mark Edler chose to make his “St. Vincent’s Orchard” mural bright and lively. Just as the image gives light to the street, DePaul Catholic School – and its faculty, which includes a dozen University of Scranton graduates – is doing the same for its Germantown neighborhood.

Scranton Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Coeducation

Spring 2012

This year The University of Scranton celebrates the 40th anniversary of women studying and living on campus.

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It is no coincidence that muralist Brother Mark Edler chose to make his “St. Vincent’s Orchard” mural bright and lively. Just as the image gives light to the street, DePaul Catholic School – and its faculty, which includes a dozen University of Scranton graduates – is doing the same for its Germantown neighborhood.

Entrepreneurship: Seizing Your Opportunities

Spring 2012

The University's new entrepreneurship minor teaches students to think critically and identify business possibilities.

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Through the entrepreneurship minor, Andrew Torba ’13 landed a marketing internship at APPEK, a mobile app development company in Scranton. It is the ideal internship for an undergraduate fascinated by the technology field.

Los Angeles: The Ideal Classroom

Spring 2012

The University's one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary intersession course takes students outside their comfort zone while visiting Los Angeles, Calif.

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Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J. (third from left), who founded Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention and re-entry program in the nation, was the inspiration behind the University’s “Gangs and Urban Health in LA” course. Scranton students toured Homeboy’s Los Angeles facilities, learning about the program’s numerous educational programs and meeting with current employees – all former gang members. The nursing students conducted a small health fair during the visit.

Scranton Inaugurates Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as President

Fall 2011

In a celebration of The University of Scranton’s tradition and accomplishments, as well as its future as a leading Jesuit university in the 21st century, the University conducted an Inauguration Ceremony for its 25th president, Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., on Sept. 16.

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Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J. (third from left), who founded Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention and re-entry program in the nation, was the inspiration behind the University’s “Gangs and Urban Health in LA” course. Scranton students toured Homeboy’s Los Angeles facilities, learning about the program’s numerous educational programs and meeting with current employees – all former gang members. The nursing students conducted a small health fair during the visit.

Transforming Our Campus

Fall 2011

Since 2003, the University has invested more than $237 million in campus improvements, either completed or under way. Most recently, Scranton completed the first phase of the new Loyola Science Center and a new residence hall/fitness center on Mulberry Street.

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During an Aug. 30, 2011, open house, University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., explained that the Loyola Science Center “will be a place of research, scholarship, teaching and discovery, a place to find God in all.”
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