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Dallas, September 29 High School ⚽ Game Notice

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School expansion makes room for students and staff

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A local public charter school that’s been thriving for a decade has addressed a major need, creating enough space for students and teachers. It’s only fitting oversized scissors were used to cut a ceremonial ribbon where an overcrowded problem once existed at Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School. “It was […]
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A new home for single mothers at Misericordia University

DALLAS, Pa. — The doors at Anne's House on Lake Street in Dallas are now open to single mothers and their children in Misericordia University's Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program. "Our program embraces the idea that when we lift families out of poverty and help them succeed...

‘Rocco’s Grandpop’ reads to 4-year-old preschoolers

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. On Tuesday morning Judge Correale Stevens wasn’t using his title as Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge. Instead, he was simply Rocco’s Grandpop. And, a dozen pre-school children started to quack like ducks during his storytime visit. And, this reporter couldn’t...

Howard Gardner school dedicates new building

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A northeastern Pennsylvania public charter school is meeting a growing need for hundreds of its students. Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School on Scranton’s East Mountain held a dedication ceremony Wednesday morning. The event recognized a recent expansion project at the charter school which has existed since 2012. The addition […]
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With tears and smiles, Misericordia dedicates fourth Women With Children house

DALLAS TWP. —If anyone questioned the life-changing impact a new Women with Children house — Misericordia University’s fourth — could have, doubts were likely swept away during dedication of “Anne’s House” when Amirah Muhammed-Coney spoke. She broke into tears explaining how much being part of the program altered the trajectory of her life, and the future of her 5-year-old daughter Amaiyah.

Joseph Brague, Ph.D.

Joseph C. Brague, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Biology. He received a B.S. in Neuroscience and Biology from The University of Scranton and his Ph.D. in Integrative Biology, Neuroscience from Lehigh University, where he examined the role of TrkB and BDNF in governing steroid mediated copulation in the Syrian Hamster; Plasticity of Gap Junctions; Circadian and Sex Differences of TrkB Labeled Cells in the MPN mag of the Syrian Hamster. He a was also a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, where he researched the Mechanisms Underlying Dopamine-Mediated Striatal Plasticity that Normalizes Motor Function in Parkinson’s Disease. As a side note, Dr. Brague’s undergraduate research at The University of Scranton was supervised by Dr. Maria Squire, Interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Misericordia University Names Brennan O’Donnell, Manhattan College President Emeritus, to its Board of Trustees

O’Donnell received an honorary degree from Misericordia in 2019 and both his mother and aunt are alumni of the northeastern Pennsylvania university. Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president emeritus and professor of English at Manhattan College, has been appointed as one of three new board of trustees members at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania.

Professor Daniel Jackowitz

Daniel M. Jackowitz is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science. He received a B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Software Engineering from The University of Scranton. Prof. Jackowitz also received a M.S. in Computer Science from Yale University. He was a Software Engineer – Distributed Messaging for The New York Times; a Senior Software Engineer – Core Data Engineering; Senior Software Engineer – Event Platform, Query; Senior Data Engineer II – Data Platform. In spring 2022, Prof. Jackowitz was an adjunct faculty member in the Computing Sciences Department at The University of Scranton. He designed and taught the departments “Introduction to Big Data Platforms” graduate course. This course introduced students to the challenges of large-scale data processing and provided them with hands-on experience using industry-standard tools to solve representative problems using real-world datasets.

Anthony Betancourt, Ph.D.

Anthony C. Betancourt, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology. He received a B.S. in Psychology from The University of Scranton, a Master’s in General Theoretical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the City University of New York. Dr. Betancourt is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ABLE Research LLC, Lawrenceville, NJ. ABLE Research produces scientific reports, news articles, podcasts, videos, educational workshops and consulting services addressing bullying, scientific racism, learning disabilities and economic inequality.

Professor Katherine Cummings

Kate Cummings is Assistant Professor and Research and Instruction Librarian for Business at the Weinberg Memorial Library. Kate was formerly the Library Director at Luzerne County Community College and held previous positions at the University of Maine and Wilkes University. Kate holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Wilkes University. Prior to her graduate education, she earned a B.S. in Business Administration – Accounting from the University of Maine. Kate’s research interests include diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries, and librarian identity.

Professor Elizabeth Vento

Elizabeth Vento is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. Prof. Vento earned a B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing with a minor in Gender Studies from State University of New York, Purchase, an M.S. Ed. in Multilingual Multicultural Education from The College of New Rochelle; a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Psychology from Columbia University; and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at St. John’s. Prof. Vento has also served as a Volunteer Counselor at Forsyth Satellite Academy, as a Suicide Hotline Counselor for Trevor Project Lifeline, and as a Lactation Counselor for Heart Science Midwifery.

Professor Kenneth Dudeck

Kenneth E. Dudeck is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University. Prior to coming to The University of Scranton, Professor Dudeck was an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton. In addition to his teaching, Professor Dudeck has served as an Industrial Consultant for the Naval Air Warfare Center, Patuxent River, Maryland and since 1989, operated his own consulting firm providing electrical engineering consulting services to local manufacturing industries.

Uzoamaka Melissa Anyiwo, Ph.D.

Uzoamaka Melissa Anyiwo, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of History. She received a B.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies and Politics from University of Wales Swansea in the United Kingdom before coming to the United States. Her dissertation provided an analysis of the lifecycles of the dominant stereotypes of African American women—the Jezebel and the Mammy. She has served as an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she also held the HH Battle Professorship in African American Studies and served as Coordinator of Black Studies Minor. In 2007, she took a position at Curry College where she was promoted to Full Professor and served as Coordinator of the Black Studies Minor. In 2020 she received an NEH: Humanities Initiatives Grant to fund an Immersive Black History Project.

Ran An, Ph.D.

Ran An, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance. She earned her PhD in Communicative Disorders from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Prior to her work at the University of Scranton, she taught courses for undergraduate students in Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette as a graduate assistant and she researched languages and distance education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for two years as a visiting researcher. She was a full-time faculty member at a university in China for 16 years and was named an associate professor in 2013. Dr. An has taught English, Japanese, and Chinese to diverse populations in academic, industrial, and community settings since 2002. Her current research interests include multiculturalism and multilingualism, child language disorders, fluency disorders, speech sound disorders, and autism spectrum disorders, focusing on underrepresented populations such as women and bilingual and multilingual populations.