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University  of Scranton Ranked for Student Engagement, Outcomes
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranked The University of Scranton No. 232 among the 801 "Top U.S. Colleges" included in its 2020 listing. Scranton's highest scores were in the area of student engagement, where it placed at No. 104 in the nation. Scranton also ranked at No. 195 for student outcomes, scoring well for salaries of graduates, adjusted for student, location and other characteristics, and graduation rates.  read more

U.S. News Ranks Scranton No. 6 in 2020 Guidebook

U.S. News & World Report has ranked The University of Scranton among the top 10 "Best Regional Universities in the North" for the 26th consecutive year. U.S. News ranked Scranton No. 6 in the 2020 edition of the "Best Colleges" guidebook. read more

 Humanities Focus

   From the White  House to the Work Force: A Conversation on November 13

The Humanities in Action Lecture Series, hosted by the new Gail & Francis Slattery Center for Humanities at The University of Scranton, will host a conversation with Denis McDonough, former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. The lecture will take place Wednesday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the McIlhenny Ballroom on the fourth floor of The Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center.  read more

   Sondra and Morey Myers Fellowship Established 

The University of Scranton established t he Sondra H'87 and Morey Myers H'12 Distinguished Visiting Fellowship in the Humanities and Civic Engagement , which was formally announced at a two-day  event  on campus Oct. 24-25 that included a keynote speech and panel discussions. Tributes to the Myers were presented by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., Lonnie Bunch III, the 14 th  secretary of the Smithsonian, and Rev. William J. Byron, S.J, the 21 st  president of The University of Scranton, among others.  read more

Civic Dialogue

"Faith & Politics: A Conversation" to be Held November 18

The rule of not discussing politics and religion will be broken at an event co-hosted by The University of Scranton together with several community partner organizations on Monday, Nov. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. "Faith and Politics: A Conversation" will involve facilitated small group dialogues that will take place at the Scranton Cultural Center. Reservations are required to attend the event, which is free of charge and open to the public. For more information and t o register, go to   and watch this segment on PA Live

Education Collaboration  

November  14th Film Screening Preview to Highlight New Prison Program
Join the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Scranton and WVIA on November 14 at 7 p.m. for a special preview of the upcoming film College Behind Bars, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A about the forthcoming University of Scranton/SCI Dallas Prison Education Initiative with panelists Dr. Harry Dammer, Dr. Chris Haw, Michael Goyne and moderated by Chris Norton. RSVP to

Community Impact 

Global Tastes of Scranton Events Raise Funds for Local Refugees
Four Global Tastes of Scranton events held since spring 2016 celebrating and honoring the food, culture and stories of local Syrian, Congolese, and Bhutanese-Nepali refugees have raised $9,000 in support of local resettlement. Read more about past events. 

Save the date for "Global Tastes of Scranton: Latin America" coming in Fall 2020. 

More November Events

Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.  Bernard Schanzer, M.D., and Henry Schanzer, J.D., will present  "A Twin Tale of Survival in the Holocaust"  for Scranton's Judaic Studies Institute Lecture, PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Call  570-941-7956 or email

Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: "In Concert" featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email 

Nov. 15-17 & 22-24, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. "Men on Boats" by Jaclyn Backhaus presented by The University Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4353 or email

Nov. 21-23, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" presented by Liva Arts Company. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. $5. Call 570-941-7401 or email

Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: "The Vaclav Nelhybel Centennial Concert" featuring The University of Scranton Symphonic Band with special guests. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email