Library Book Sale This Weekend

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Saturday, April 25 9:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.

Sunday, April 26 noon – 4:00p.m.

 Heritage Room (Fifth Floor)

(A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 24, for Friends’ members and Schemel Forum members.)

Cash, check and credit card payments accepted.

Library Research Prize Deadline Approaches

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Did you work on a research project in either Intersession or Spring 2015? Did you use the library’s resources, services, collections, or spaces in order to complete your research? Then the Weinberg Memorial Library Research Prize is for you!

Two prizes of $500 each are awarded every year to the winning Undergraduate and the winning Graduate submission. All you need to do is write a 500-word essay describing your research process and how you used the library in completing the project. Click here for some tips on how to craft the best 500-word essay you can about your research.

Then, submit the application materials for your project through the Library Research Prize website by the Intersession and Spring 2015 deadline: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by 4:00 pm.

Research projects can be individual or group projects, though winning group projects will receive one $500 prize for the group.

A statement of faculty support from the instructor who assigned the research project is also required for each submission.

Details on how to apply, what to include in a completed application, and what the selection criteria are, can be found at the Library Research Prize website. Any additional questions can be sent to Prof. Bonnie Oldham, Information Literacy Coordinator (

We look forward to hearing about your research!


Community Advisory


Date: April 16, 2015

University Police are investigating a series of reported thefts occurring in the Weinberg Memorial library.

Seven University students have reported to University Police that their property was stolen while in the library. Most incidents occurred while property was left unattended, sometimes for an extended period of time. Reported missing is a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a set of headphones and four wallets.

The only suspect description is a college-aged male who was reportedly acting suspicious. The Weinberg Memorial library has a posted policy stating that personal property is not to be left unattended. All students are encouraged to never leave anything of value out or unattended even for a brief period of time.

Remain vigilant and report anything suspicious by immediately calling University Police at 570. 941.7777.

If anyone witnessed this incident or has any further information, contact University Police at 570.941.7888.  Information may also be provided confidentially using the University Police Silent Witness link at:

Community Advisories will remain posted for 48 hours.
University Police, 820 Mulberry Street
University Parking and Public Safety Pavilion
Dial 570.941.7777 for emergency assistance or to report an incident in progress.
Dial 570.941.7888 for information or for 24-hour Safety Escort Service.
This advisory is issued by University Police for the information of The University of Scranton community under the provisions of the United States Campus Security Act and shall remain posted until April 18, 2015

Spotlight on Student Workers: Janis Segura

An interest in movies motivated Janis Segura to apply for work in Media Resource/EdLab, and the Library would like to thank her for her hard work and dedication. A senior majoring in Finance, Janis is from Red Bank, New Jersey. She chose The University because the values of social justice and service appealed to her.

Janis is friendly and helpful to all Library patrons. She quickly became proficient in using Sierra and when patrons need assistance, she can quickly point them in the direction of films or books that will best meet their needs. Her favorite things about working in the library are the friendly staff and getting to see the new films that arrive. Her advice for other students is to borrow materials from Media Resources because it offers a variety of feature films in addition to educational material. Her favorite books are the Maze Runner Series and her favorite films are the Dark Knight Trilogy and Whiplash. Her favorite professor is Keith Yurgosky.

In addition to her studies and work in the Library, Janis volunteers with The SMART Program at Scranton High School, and she will begin volunteering with Junior Achievement in a local grade school this month. Her career goals are to work in finance and eventually become a math teacher.

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation Janis! We wish you all the best!


Marvin Ammori to Speak on Net Neutrality

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On Monday, April 13th at 7PM in the Moskovitz Theater (Denaples Center), Marvi Ammori will join us virtually to share his research on Net Neutrality. He will speak about both the substance and the politics of net neutrality from his point of view as one of the key leaders in DC ensuring network neutrality remains the law of the land.

Marvin Ammori is a thought leader in Internet law, best known for his work opposing SOPA and defending network neutrality. Time Magazine calls him “a prominent First Amendment lawyer and Internet policy expert” and the San Jose Mercury News calls him “a well-known advocate for Internet freedom.”

He serves as counsel to the Internet Freedom Business Alliance, a group of companies including reddit, Etsy, Kickstarter, Tumblr, and Vimeo supporting an open Internet. He has also represented Google, Dropbox, eBay, Automattic, Tumblr, Twitter, and others. While serving as the general counsel for the advocacy group Free Press in 2008, he authored the seminal network-neutrality complaint against Comcast for interfering with the use of BitTorrent software and led the case from its inception to conclusion. He served as a 2014 Future TenseFellow at the New America Foundation and is an Affiliate Scholar of the Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society. He currently serves on the boards of the nonprofit advocacy groups Fight for the Future and Demand Progress, and also on the Board of Engine Advocacy, a national organization that gives startups a voice in DC. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School.

Immediately following the presentation, Joseph Casabona, Adjunct Professor of Computing Sciences, will lead a Question and Answer period with Mr. Ammori. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

This event is made possible through the Marywood University and University of Scranton Cooperative Grant.


The International Film Series Presents ”The Visitor”

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Image courtesy of Starz Media.

Please join us on Tuesday May 12th at 7 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater in The DeNaples Center for a free presentation of “The Visitor”. “The Visitor” tells the story of an economics professor, Walter Vale, who after losing his wife has lost his passion for teaching. When Walter’s college sends him to a conference in Manhattan, he is surprised to discover that a young couple has moved into his seldom-used apartment in the city. Tricked in a real estate scam, the couple, Tarek and Zainab, have nowhere to go. Walter allows the couple to stay in his apartment and unexpectedly develops a connection to them that invigorates his mundane life.  When Tarek is arrested and taken to a detention center, Walter is compelled to help which gives new focus to his life.

A New York Times Critics Pick, “The Visitor” is directed by Tom McCarthy and stars Richard Jenkins. “The Visitor” is in English.

This film is open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Please email for more information.


Thursday, April 9: WWII Exhibit Reception and Presentations by Dr. Sean Brennan and Dr. Frank Homer

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Millions of young Americans served in the armed forces from 1941 to 1945, including many students and alumni of The University of Scranton.  To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the formal conclusion of World War II, the Heritage Room is featuring an exhibit, Cornerstone of Victory, as a tribute to all of the men and women, particularly our veteran alumni, who went into harm’s way to serve their nation.  The exhibit is based on materials from the Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections and the University Archives. Although the McHugh Special Collections does not specifically collect material on World War II, a number of collections have relevant material that highlight the impact that this tragic event had on the University, our nation, and the world.

Two presentations and an exhibit reception will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 6pm in the Library’s fifth floor Heritage Room. This event is free and open to the public, but registrations are encouraged.

For more information, and/or to register, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

“From Harvard to Nuremberg: Father Fabian Flynn and His Service with the 26th Infantry Regiment 1943-1946″ by Dr. Sean Brennan.

Fr. Fabian Flynn was an American priest from the Passionist order who spent the years of 1943 to 1962 in Europe and who served as a military chaplain during World War II.

Dr. Sean Brennan is an Associate Professor of History at The University of Scranton. He specializes in the History of 20th Century Europe, especially in the 1940s and 1950s.

The Impact of World War II on The University of Scranton by Dr. Francis X. J. Homer

The University of Scranton underwent a transition from Christian brothers to Jesuit stewardship in 1942. Besides the change from the Christian brothers to the Jesuits, the University was significantly affected by the war, as were all other institutions of higher learning as young men went to war instead of University.

Dr. Frank Homer is a Professor of History Emeritus and serves as The University of Scranton Historian.

A memorial to alumni and students who were Gold Star Veterans of World War II, which is permanently on display in the foyer of Madonna della Strada Chapel. There is also a second plaque commemorating those who died in Vietnam

A memorial to alumni and students who were Gold Star Veterans of World War II. The plaque is permanently on display in the foyer of Madonna della Strada Chapel. A second plaque hangs next to it commemorating those who died in Vietnam.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

Click here for more information about the exhibit, which is on display in the Heritage Room until Sunday, April 26, 2015 during normal library hours.

For additional information, please contact Michael Knies, Special Collections Faculty Librarian, (570) 941-6341 or