Fall - October 2020

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In This Issue

The Year of the Nurse provided a challenge met by Scranton nursing alumni and students. PLUS: The Class of 2020 Perseveres, 50 years of computing sciences is celebrated and an alumna turns her accounting degree into a global career in fashion and fitness. *Digital-only issue

Sameera Desai Sullivan ’05, G’06: Not Just by the Numbers banner image Feature Oct 2020

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

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

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Ask the Experts

A collection of videos from various members of the Scranton community on ways you can deal with issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KSOM: Graduating in a Challenging Economy

Hear from University of Scranton KSOM alumni who graduated in a challenging economy.

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Remote and In-Person Classes - Fall 2020

Students describe their experiences with a combination of remote and in-person education over the first two weeks of the fall 2020 semester.

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State of Scranton with Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti

Scranton mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti joins Julie Schumacher Cohen, assistant vice president for community engagement and government affairs, to discuss the state of the city.

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The Class of 2020 Perseveres

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

Esprit | Spring 2020 Reading banner image Web Exclusive Oct 2020

Esprit | Spring 2020 Reading

A reading of the Spring 2020 edition of Esprit, The University of Scranton's literary magazine.

University Community Shows Outpouring of Love for Father Pilarz banner image Web Exclusive Oct 2020

University Community Shows Outpouring of Love for Father Pilarz

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., will step down as president of Scranton at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year. He received an outpouring of support from the University community after his announcement.

Engaging Digitally While Distancing: The New Normal  banner image Alumni News Oct 2020

Engaging Digitally While Distancing: The New Normal

When the pandemic hit, the University embarked upon a number of digital initiatives designed to strengthen the purple tie that binds the alumni community together.

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5.06.20: Royals Rise Up

Despite a worldwide pandemic, more than 3,000 donors shattered our previous participation record as they rose up to raise more than $300,000 for The University of Scranton on 5.06.20, the University’s sixth annual Day of Giving.

The Heart of Health Care banner image Feature Cover Story Oct 2020

The Heart of Health Care

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

Light the Way to a Better Tomorrow    banner image Alumni News Oct 2020

Light the Way to a Better Tomorrow

Join the Estate Society today to support future generations of Scranton students.

A Spring Without Sports Breeds Commitment banner image Athletics Oct 2020

A Spring Without Sports Breeds Commitment

Three University student-athletes discuss a spring without sports.

Prof. Paul M. Jackowitz ’77, P’11, ‘16: Celebrating 50 Years of Computing Science banner image Alumni Profiles Oct 2020

Prof. Paul M. Jackowitz ’77, P’11, ‘16: Celebrating 50 Years of Computing Science

A student turned professor reflects on the history of computer science at Scranton.

University President Stepping Down in May banner image On the Commons Oct 2020

University President Stepping Down in May

University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced in a video to the campus community in August his intention to step down at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.

University Updates Campus Community on Actions to Combat Racism and Discrimination banner image On the Commons Oct 2020

University Updates Campus Community on Actions to Combat Racism and Discrimination

Fr. Pilarz announces the launch of a Diversity and Inclusion website and provides a consolidated overview and access point for resources and educational efforts pertaining to Diversity and Inclusion across campus.

COVID-19 Royal Response Timeline banner image On the Commons Oct 2020

COVID-19 Royal Response Timeline

A walk through the sequence of events, post-COVID-19, at The University of Scranton.

New Strategic Plan Approved banner image On the Commons Oct 2020

New Strategic Plan Approved

At its meeting on Sept. 25, the Board of Trustees unanimously and enthusiastically approved a new University-wide strategic plan.

Royals Get Ready to Vote in 2020 Elections banner image On the Commons Oct 2020

Royals Get Ready to Vote in 2020 Elections

A voting resource hub is created to prepare as a University community for the upcoming election and encourage students to vote.

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The University Garners Accolades from Several Outlets

The University earned accolades in various categories from a number of media outlets in 2020.

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Program News

Get a roundup of program news from the spring, summer and fall 2020 here.

Meet the New Members of our Board of Trustees banner image On the Commons Oct 2020

Meet the New Members of our Board of Trustees

The University of Scranton named four individuals to its Board of Trustees: James F. Cummings, M.D., ’88, H’15; Rev. Richard G. Malloy, S.J.; John P. “JP” Sweeney P’08, P’13, P’20; and Nicole Young ’00.

Q and A with New Dean of CAS banner image One-on-One Oct 2020

Q and A with New Dean of CAS

Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Ph.D. joined The University of Scranton as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on July 1. Hear from her, here.

Welcome to the Class of 2024 banner image On the Commons Oct 2020

Welcome to the Class of 2024

University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., welcomed the Class of 2024 and all other students back to campus with a video message that was sent to members of the University community on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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Temple Grandin Featured in Two Virtual University Events, Drawing Thousands

Thousands heard from Dr. Temple Grandin, author of the book The Autistic Brain, at a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on May 19 and a few months later at the Virtual 19th Annual U.S. disABILITY Conference.

All Souls Name Submission Form 2020 banner image On the Commons Oct 2020

All Souls Name Submission Form 2020

Send us the names of those to be remembered in our Masses throughout the month of November. It is our privilege to pray for those you love.

Focus on Faculty banner image Focus on Faculty Oct 2020

Focus on Faculty

Read news and highlights about faculty from the spring and early fall 2020 semesters.

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