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Spring 2013


  • Forever Intertwined

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

  • To the Extreme

    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.”

  • 'Nobody Can Picture It Until They're There'

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

  • Surviving Sandy

    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.

Alumni Profiles

  • Put a Right on It

    With a hand from his former professor, Kevin Berry ’09 pops the question to Stephanie Kazanas ’08

  • A Look Back with Michael McDonald '68

    Wow! I’m actually in the picture here! Having been the chief photographer for The Aquinas and The Windhover, I was usually on the other side of the camera.

  • Adjusting to the Unexpected

    “You know who else likes to read?” a student asked Mark Phelan ’90 not too long ago. “Who?” inquired the teacher willing to play along.

  • On Hand for Medical History

    With more than half a century of hindsight, Victor F. Greco, M.D. ’47 says the solution seems simple – just basic physics. At the time however, it was the final hurdle in a major medical breakthrough.

  • A Passion to Right Wrongs

    For most people in Kathleen Granahan Kane’s position, the evening of Nov. 6, 2012, would have been a call for celebration. Not only had she been elected the first female attorney general in the history of Pennsylvania, but she also received the most votes of any candidate in any race in the state that night.

  • Ending the Cycle of Poverty

    People like John are the reason Kevin Moran ’01 gets out of bed each day.

On the Commons

  • Campus' Reaction to the Appointment of Pope Francis

    What has been our campus’ response to the appointment of Pope Francis? Read our “Note from Scranton Hall,” as well as numerous media reports featuring our faculty.

  • A Jesuit Perspective: The Idea of Hope

    The tragic loss of so many innocent children in the Newtown, Conn., massacre can’t help but make us question how God could permit such senseless violence.

  • Surviving Sandy - Mary Rose '10

    The first time Mary Rose ’10 heard about the impending storm everyone now knows on a first-name basis she was attending a Halloween party with nearly 15 other Scranton alumni.

  • Surviving Sandy - Hoboken, N.J.

    To Matt Lockhart ’07 and Elizabeth Mills Lockhart ’07, it seems only fitting they celebrated their first wedding anniversary – Oct. 29 – in Hoboken with Hurricane Sandy.

  • Surviving Sandy - Staten Island, N.Y., & New Jersey

    Three days after Sandy hit her Staten Island, N.Y., community – sparing her home – Debra Sorrentino Zito ’92 filled her Chevy Tahoe with anything she could pull off the shelves.

  • Surviving Sandy - Long Island & Queens, N.Y.

    Watching many Long Island and Queens, N.Y., neighborhoods – some right in his backyard – succumb to Sandy, Tom Grech ’84 couldn’t sit on his hands.

  • Lending a Hand After Hurricane Sandy (Web Exclusive)

    Dorian Skinner ’15 has several lasting memories from his spring break this March, but the one that stands out is of a woman joyfully weeping at his mere presence at her Oceanport, N.J., home.

  • University News

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

  • Get Social with Scranton

    It's easier than ever to stay connected with everything that's happening at Scranton, thanks to an array of new social networking sites.

Focus on Faculty


  • Road Trip – Grand Rapids, Mich.

    In the spring of 1983, there was no bigger stage than the basketball court at the John J. Long, S.J., Center.

  • Athletics Recap

    Our Scranton student-athletes are shining on the field and in the classroom.

  • Travis Farrell '13

    Travis Farrell ’13 exemplifies what it takes to be a Royal student-athlete: dedication, leadership and hard work. We must also add perseverance to this list.

  • Sara Francisovich '14

    The student-athletes at The University of Scranton are standouts in the classroom and community, as well as on the playing field. Sara Francisovich '14 is an example of just that.

  • Chris Silakoski '14

    Athletics always seems to come down to what’s measurable: wins and losses, distances and yards, and minutes and seconds. But those methods don’t accurately gauge the student-athletes at The University of Scranton like Chris Silakoski '14.

Alumni News


Web Exclusives

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