The University of Scranton is a private, co-educational Catholic and Jesuit university, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States, in the northeast region of the state. The school was founded in 1888 by Most Rev. William O'Hara, the first Bishop of Scranton, as St. Thomas College. It was elevated to university status in 1938, taking the name the University of Scranton. The institution was operated by the Diocese of Scranton, and later the Lasallian Christian Brothers, from 1888 to 1942. In 1942, Bishop William Joseph Hafey invited the Society of Jesus to take charge of the university. Today, The University of Scranton is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and is served by the Scranton Jesuit Community. The university is composed of four colleges: The College of Arts and science, The Kania School of Management, The Panuska College of Professional Studies, and The College of Graduate and Continuing Education . Wikipedia.
News Article | April 19, 2017
Paolo Giobatti is the first Major League Baseball star from the Italian League. He's nursing an ailing back along the shores of the Mediterranean when, thanks to modern technology, both he and his archrival Eli Kohn, witness a stunning moment at the hands of a Syrian refugee struggling for survival. Thus begins their journey from Italy's beaches and America's baseball diamonds, to the beating heart of Jerusalem. A culture clash ensues and the three do battle until the fearless heart of a woman named Fatima reshapes their destinies forever. Bonacci, who once walked a provocative 20-year journey of her own as the vice president of marketing and broadcasting for the Cleveland Indians, recalls her moment of inspiration while visiting Italy in 2012. "A young refugee was peddling jewelry along the beach. He was powerfully built, yet moved with the grace of a pro athlete. I had a flashback to my days as the General Manager of a team where half of the roster could not speak English – just one of many challenges facing foreigners in a new land," said Bonacci. "I couldn't help wondering about the boy's hopes and dreams. If he'd been born in the States, would he be a baseball star? I whispered a prayer for him, and the rest nearby like him. It was the seed that would later sprout into my novel." FATIMA AND THE SONS OF ABRAHAM is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, along with Q&As, book club questions, and more at ValBonacci.com. Bonacci is a former executive for the Cleveland Indians, where she spent 17 years with the franchise. She is a graduate of Ohio University's top ranked Sports Administration Masters Program where she received the Year 2000 Distinguished Alumnus award. She now resides in Scranton, Pennsylvania where she has been an adjunct professor at Keystone College and The University of Scranton since marrying her husband in 2004.
News Article | April 24, 2017
Paolo Giobatti is the first Major League Baseball star from the Italian League. He's nursing an ailing back along the shores of the Mediterranean when, thanks to modern technology, both he and his archrival Eli Kohn, witness a stunning moment at the hands of a Syrian refugee struggling for survival. Thus begins their journey from Italy's beaches and America's baseball diamonds, to the beating heart of Jerusalem. A culture clash ensues and the three do battle until the fearless heart of a woman named Fatima reshapes their destinies forever. Bonacci, who has walked a provocative journey of her own, including a stint as the vice president of marketing and broadcasting for the Cleveland Indians, recalls a moment of inspiration while visiting Italy in 2012. "A young refugee was peddling jewelry along the beach. He was powerfully built, yet moved with the grace of a pro athlete. I had a flashback to my days as the GM of a Minor League team where half of the roster couldn't speak English – just one of many challenges facing foreigners in a new land," said Bonacci. "I couldn't help wondering about the boy's hopes and dreams. If he'd been born in the States, would he be a baseball star? I whispered a prayer for him, and the rest nearby like him. It was the seed that would later sprout into my novel." Ask for FATIMA AND THE SONS OF ABRAHAM at your favorite bookseller or purchase online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Q&As, book club questions, and more available at ValBonacci.com. Bonacci is a former executive for the Cleveland Indians, where she spent 17 years with the franchise. She is a graduate of Ohio University's top ranked Sports Administration Masters Program where she received the Year 2000 Distinguished Alumnus award. She now resides in Scranton, Pennsylvania where she has been an adjunct instructor at Keystone College and The University of Scranton since marrying her husband in 2004. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/popes-visit-to-fatima-portugal-puts-to-question-whether-motherhood-could-deliver-worldwide-brotherhood-300444170.html
News Article | February 28, 2017
MastersinAccounting.info, a leading career and education website focused on graduate programs in accounting and finance, has released its ranking of the Top Online Master’s in Accounting Programs. To be considered for the list, schools with an online master’s in accounting program were checked for not-for-profit status and accreditation from one of the six regional accreditation agencies in the US recognized by the US Department of Education. The online degrees from the schools on the list are also the same degrees granted to traditional, on-campus students. The rankings were based on factors measuring academic quality, student experience, and graduate success. The ranking uses a unique methodology that considers such factors as the average tuition cost per online credit hour; program accreditation by the AACSB, ACBSP, or IACBE; the average mid-career pay of alumni; and school rankings according to US News & World Report in the regional, national, and online categories. Rob Voce, founder of MastersinAccounting.info, said about the list: “Enrollment in online degree programs is increasing and schools are responding by offering more distance education programs at the graduate level - which can be particularly convenient for those who are already working full-time. Our ranking is designed to help these prospective students learn about and compare first-rate online master’s in accounting programs that offer long-term value.” Overall, 37 schools with online master’s in accounting programs satisfied the inclusion requirements and ranked on this list. Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama, captured the top spot on the list, followed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the second spot. As well as providing schools’ results on ranking factors, the Top Online Master’s in Accounting Programs list includes detailed information on schools’ admissions statistics and requirements as well as tuition comparisons. For the top-ranking schools the list also provides: The top schools on this year’s list are: 1. Auburn University Raymond J. Harbert College of Business (Auburn, AL) 2. University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School (Chapel Hill, NC) 3. University of Connecticut School of Business (Storrs, CT) 4. University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management (Amherst, MA) 5. Pennsylvania State University World Campus (State College, PA) 6. University of Southern California Marshall School of Business (Los Angeles, CA) 7. Emporia State University School of Business (Emporia, KS) 8. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Business School (New Brunswick, NJ) 9. Colorado State University College of Business (Fort Collins, CO) 10. University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business (Birmingham, AL) 11. University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Business (Richardson, TX) 12. St. John’s University Peter J. Tobin College of Business (Jamaica, NY) 13. Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration (Statesboro, GA) 14. Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business (Boston, MA) 15. DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (Chicago, IL) 16. Golden Gate University Edward S. Ageno School of Business (San Francisco, CA) 17. Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education (Hooksett, NH) 18. California State University, Sacramento College of Business Administration (Sacramento, CA) 19. University of Scranton Kania School of Management (Scranton, PA) 20. Syracuse University Martin J. Whitman School of Management (Syracuse, NY) 21. University of Hartford Barney School of Business (West Hartford, CT) 22. University of Miami School of Business Administration (Coral Gables, FL) 23. George Mason University School of Business (Fairfax, VA) 24. University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business (Vermillion, SD) 25. Florida Atlantic University College of Business (Boca Raton, FL) 26. Stetson University M.E. Rinker Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy (DeLand, FL) 27. Rider University College of Business Administration (Lawrenceville, NJ) 28. New England College School of Graduate and Professional Studies (Henniker, NH) 29. Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, UT) 30. Indiana Wesleyan University DeVoe School of Business (Marion, IN) 31. Plymouth State University College of Business Administration (Plymouth, NH) 32. Bellevue University College of Business (Bellevue, NE) 33. Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business (Chicago, IL) 34. Franklin University Ross College of Business (Columbus, OH) 35. Nova Southeastern University Huizenga College of Business (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 36. Saint Mary’s University Graduate School of Business and Technology (Winona, MN) 37. Baypath University School of Science & Management (Longmeadow, MA) *See the full rankings and program details here: http://www.mastersinaccounting.info/online-masters-in-accounting/ About MastersinAccounting.info: MastersinAccounting.info is a free online resource focused on providing accurate and up-to-date information on degrees, programs, and schools for prospective master’s in accounting students. The site also provides additional resources such as career outlooks, graduate student guides, scholarships, and more. MastersinAccounting.info’s goal is to be best in class.
Tully P.,University of Scranton
Christian Bioethics | Year: 2016
A rather commonplace observation about contemporary moral discourse is that while there seems to be at least some settled ground at the level of general principles (see e.g. the UN Charter of Human Rights) significant disagreements emerge as attention turns to certain concrete practices. Among these morally contested practices are many that concern human beings at their earliest stages of life. Producing and consuming human embryos in biomedical research, prenatal genetic screening and editing in assisted-reproduction projects and euthanizing suffering and defective newborns are some of the practices whose moral legitimacy is a matter of dispute. Related debates concerning the moral status of human embryos, fetuses, and newborns, and the issue of the obligations that others (parents, researchers, political, and communities) have to them, also go on and on. The persistence of disagreement in this area may lead one to conclude that resolution is beyond the reach of our morally serious but pluralistic community. This article offers a case that this conclusion is not (yet) warranted because there is good reason to believe that contemporary Natural Law theory offers a not-yet-exhausted way forward toward consensus on at least some morally contested beginning-of-life practices. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press, on behalf of The Journal of Christian Bioethics, Inc. All rights reserved.
Sung P.S.,University of Scranton
Gait and Posture | Year: 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the kinematics of the shoulder and pelvis based on range of motion (ROM), angular velocity, and relative phase (RP) values during trunk axial rotation. Nineteen subjects with recurrent low back pain (LBP) and 19 age-matched control subjects who are all right limb dominant participated in this study. All participants were asked to perform axial trunk rotation activities at a self-selected speed to the end of maximum range in a standing position. The outcome measures included ROM, angular velocity, and RP on the shoulder and pelvis in the transverse plane and were analyzed based on the demographic characteristics between groups. The LBP group demonstrated decreased ROM (p=0.02) and angular velocity (p=0.02) for the pelvis; however, there was no group difference for the shoulder girdle. The ROM difference between the shoulder and pelvic transverse planes had a significant interaction with age (F=14.75, p=0.001). The LBP group demonstrated a higher negative correlation between the shoulder (r=-0.74, p=0.001) and pelvis (r=-0.72, p=0.001) as age increased while no significant correlations were found in the control group. The results of this study indicated that there was a difference in pelvic rotation in the transverse plane between groups during axial trunk rotation. It would be important to coordinate postural stability between the shoulder and pelvic girdles during ambulation; however, the pattern of trunk movement decreased with age due to possible pelvic stiffness in subjects with recurrent LBP. Therefore, improved pelvic flexibility for coordinated trunk movement patterns would help subjects with recurrent LBP. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
Nolan J.M.,University of Scranton
Environment and Behavior | Year: 2010
Since May 24, 2006 millions of people have seen the movie "An Inconvenient Truth." Several countries have even proposed using the film as an educational tool in school classrooms. However, it is not yet clear that the movie accomplishes its apparent goals of increasing knowledge and concern, and motivating people to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.Two studies are reported, one with a sample of community moviegoers, and one with a sample of students. Across the two studies, results show that watching "An Inconvenient Truth" does increase knowledge about the causes of global warming, concern for the environment, and willingness to reduce greenhouse gases. However, the results of Study 2 suggest that willingness to take action immediately following movie viewing does not necessarily translate into action 1 month later. Recommendations are made for how the movie could be used to create behavioral change. © 2010 Sage Publications.
University of Scranton | Date: 2011-11-01
A high efficiency solar cell for creating current from incident radiant energy, comprising a concentrator for concentrating the incident radiant energy into concentrated radiant energy, a refraction element for receiving the concentrated radiant energy and splitting the radiant energy into a plurality of bands of radiant energy, each band of the plurality of bands having a frequency range and impinging on an area, and a plurality of band solar cells, each band solar cell disposed to receive one of the plurality of bands impinging on an area and also tuned to absorb the frequency range of the one of the plurality bands.
University of Scranton | Date: 2014-03-14
A solar energy system for collecting and converting solar energy to electricity using photovoltaic devices. The system further includes reflective panels to concentrate incident solar energy onto an array of solar panels, as well as an automated sun tracking system to rotate the solar and reflective panels to follow the sun.
University of Scranton | Date: 2015-02-12
A control system and method for controlling a tracking device based on the position of a celestial object, such as the sun, the moon, or any heavenly body. The control system includes a tracking device configured to follow movement of the celestial object based on astronomical data for the celestial object, motor for moving the tracking device, and a computer for controlling the motor. The computer is configured to obtain the astronomical data; calculate an amount of movement for the tracking device; and reposition the tracking device in order to track the movement of the celestial object. The tracking device may include solar applications, cameras, antennae, satellite dishes, or any device envisioned to track celestial objects.
University of Scranton | Date: 2011-09-27
An apparatus for demonstrating the beneficial effects of elastic arteries comprising an input port connected to a one-way valve, the input port having an input cross sectional area; an expandable member having an input and an output, the input of the expandable member communicatively coupled with the input port and the one-way valve for allowing fluid to flow into the expandable member, and the expandable member capable of varying in volume based on a pressure exerted at the input port; and an output port communicatively coupled with the expandable member at the output for allowing fluid to flow out of the expandable member, the output port having an output cross sectional area that is smaller then the input port cross sectional area; and a method of demonstrating the beneficial effects of elastic arteries comprising providing an arterial elasticity simulator and analogizing concepts of cardiovascular physiology with the arterial elastic simulator.