University of Scranton Establishes Humanities Center on Campus


(WBRE/WYOU-TV) A Humanities Center will soon open on the campus of the University of Scranton thanks to the generous donation of a graduate.  

 The center will have a scholars program which will provide scholarship support for humanities majors. It will also include a humanities forum, a digital humanities laboratory, and more. University President Reverend Scott Pilarz stresses the history of the Humanities in Ignatius learning and the importance demonstrated from Albert Einstein to Apple’s Steve Jobs.

  “It’s very important in these times where liberal arts institutions are under a lot of financial pressure to put a lot of attention into the humanities,” Said James Slattery, Benefactor the University of Scranton

  “From the very beginning, Jesuit Education has been and continues to be firmly grounded in the humanities,” Noted Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, President, the University of Scranton.

 The Center for Humanities is named for James Slattery’s parents, Gail and Francis Slattery. It’s scheduled to open in a Victorian home on the corner of Mulberry Street and Clay Avenue in the fall.

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