Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series – Mongolia: History, Culture & Transformation


Please register at: www.regonline.com/2015JayNathanLecture

Free & Open to the Public

The Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

The Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series invites international scholars from economically challenged and politically suppressed nations to visit the University of Scranton to address issues that will enlighten and benefit students, faculty and the community-at-large. Its purpose is to enrich the intellectual life or share a cultural exposition in the arts or music for both The University of Scranton and our Northeastern Pennsylvania community. This annual lecture initiative will highlight the research and contributions of guest scholars of international repute who will visit the University to discuss timely and timeless subjects. While visiting campus, scholars will deliver presentations on topics of interest to the academic community and meet informally with attendees, students and faculty.

New Technology Series for Students

The Reilly Learning Commons will be hosting brand new technology sessions demonstrating the new software available on the high-end PCs and Macs. The sessions will be taught by student technology consultants that work in the Learning Commons Tech Support office. Each session will last 45 minutes with demonstration and time for questions.

Audacity_Logo.svgHave Some Audacity:

Join us Thursday, March 5th at 4pm in room 124I of the Reilly Learning Commons at the Weinberg Memorial Library for a technology demonstration on one of the library’s new application: Audacity.  Learn how to create, record, import, edit, and mix audio.  Audacity is the perfect tool to edit sound files, record live audio, and add effects to your audio files.  ​

RSVP to ReillyLearningCommons@scranton.edu or just drop in!

Stay tuned for future sessions on iMovie, Photoshop and More! Or if there is a topic you would like covered, please let us know!

The International Film Series Presents: Shadow Magic


shadpicsThe International Film Series is proud to present a touching story of the introduction of motion pictures to China in the early 20th century. In Shadow Magic photographer Liu Jinglun (Xia Yu) is intrigued by the talk of westerner Raymond Wallace (Jared Harris) about “moving pictures”. Liu unintentionally defies the traditions of his culture as he tries to bridge the gap between western technology and his Chinese community. The film follows the internal struggle of Liu as he deals with cultural conflict, loyalty to his family and friends, and trying to improve his social standing so that he can be with the woman he loves.

 Directed by Ann Hu Shadow Magic is in Mandarin and English with English subtitles.

 Please join us on Wednesday March 25th at 7pm in the Moskovitz Theater in The DeNaples Center for this free event.Dr. Shuhua Fan will lead a discussion after the film.

 This film is open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Please email Sharon.finnerty@scranton.edu for more information.

 Film series sponsored by a University of Scranton Diversity Initiative Grant through the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Environmental Art Show – Call for Art!

call for art_2015The library is seeking submissions for the 5th annual Environmental Art Show. The art show will be held from April 13th until the 20th.

The purpose of the Environmental Art Show is to promote the natural beauty of our environment and the ideal practice of sustainable living through artworks of all types, including painting, photography, repurposed goods, sculpture, and more. The show is comprised entirely of University of Scranton student, staff, and faculty submissions, so please consider contributing!

The deadline for submissions is set for Friday, April 10, 2015. All works of art can be dropped off at either the circulation or reference desks of the library. All artwork is returned after the exhibit has closed.

For photos from the past Environmental Art Shows see the following links:

EAS 2011 — EAS 2012 — EAS 2013 — EAS 2014

Freedom Quilt Stained Glass Art Exhibit and Lecture


Honoring and celebrating Black History Month, The University of Scranton, in collaboration with The Center for Anti-slavery Studies, is pleased to welcome the Glass Artisans Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen to the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room.  The Glass Artisans will share their creative process in designing an exhibit titled: The History of the Freedom Quilts and the Underground Railroad in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Students, faculty, staff, along with Scranton area residents, are invited to a lecture/reception/book-signing on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sherman and Cindy Wooden, founders of the Center for Anti-Slavery Studies will lead us with a lecture along with Dr. Pedro Anes of the Glass Artisans who will explain their creative process in designing the spectacular stained-glass “Freedom Quilt” Art Exhibit.

This project is supported by a Lackawanna County Community Arts and Culture Grant, a program of the Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick O’Malley. The event is hosted by The Office of Equity and Diversity, Education for Justice, The Jesuit Center, Office of Community and Government Relations, Peace and Justice and the History Departments of The University of Scranton.

The exhibit is on display in the Library’s Heritage Room until Wednesday, February 25, and the evening lecture will be held in the Heritage Room on Tuesday, February 24 from 5:00 to 6:30pm.

For more information, contact the Office of Equity & Diversity, 570-941-6645