While students and faculty customarily look upon the end of the year with stress and frustration due to final examinations and deadlines, the Saint Joseph’s University community is reminded with a slew of spirited holiday events what the season is truly about.
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 29, 2012) — While most of the blame for childhood obesity is placed on the marketing practices of food manufacturers, research by Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, suggests that more attention should be given to the in-store marketing activities of food retailers, especially those that directly target children.
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 28, 2012) — In light of the Harvard cheating scandal, in which 125 students improperly collaborated on a take-home examination last spring, the debate on the effectiveness of honor codes has taken the media by storm. The general consensus seems to be that unless a code is embedded in the right culture — one that is student-led and student-enforced — the code is useless. Many wonder if there is a way to foster such a culture.
Given recent extreme weather events – the summer’s brutal heat and subsequent drought, followed by Superstorm Sandy’s disastrous path – newly green-conscious consumers may be wondering how to lessen their carbon footprint this holiday season.
With the President's reelection and the Supreme Court's ruling last June, it is clear that the Affordable Care Act will soon come to fruition. Stakeholders in U.S. healthcare delivery gathered on Saint Joseph's campus Friday, Nov. 16, to discuss its implementation during a conference hosted by the Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act.
On Friday, Nov 30, Carmen Croce, director of the Scholarly Press and Curator of the University Art Collection, will give a brief presentation on the latest exhibit on display at the Post Learning Commons of Drexel Library. The presentation will begin at noon in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room, 2nd floor Post Learning Commons, and a light lunch will be served afterwards.
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 13, 2012) - Celebrating National Philanthropy Day and Guinness World Records Day, the Saint Joseph's Hawk will lead up to 1,000 SJU students, faculty, staff and alumni in an attempt to set a world record for the longest simultaneous "group flap." Rally-goers will flap continuously for at least five minutes to show gratitude to supporters of a new scholarship initiative at the University during a rally dubbed "Flapitude 2012."
What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence will host “Fighting Crime and Seeking Justice in the City of Brotherly Love: An Evening with Deputy Commissioner Richard J. Ross, Jr.,” a Q&A style session with Deputy Commissioner Ross.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012
Where: Doyle Banquet Hall North, Campion Student Center
Off City and Cardinal Avenues
A record number of U.S. Student Fulbright recipients from Saint Joseph's University have placed the institution among the top master's institutions nationwide in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students, 2012-13.
PHILADELPHIA (November 8, 2012) — As the autism population expands, so too have service options, especially for children. But a growing number of individuals with autism are adults, or are approaching adulthood. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University is adding two programs with the aim of improving quality of life for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2012)- For Saint Joseph’s sophomore Gabriella “Gabby” Kenny, it started when she was daydreaming in class. The psychology major was worrying about how her family and friends back home in Fair Haven, N.J., a town in the north central part of the state that was hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy, were coping with the devastating aftermath of the superstorm.
The final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney briefly addressed a topic that Patrick Saparito, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, says has been weighing on the minds of family business owners: the fiscal cliff.
The College of Professional and Liberal Studies (CPLS) at Saint Joseph’s University has relaunched the former Early Responders Distance Learning Center (ERDLC) as the newly enhanced Center for Domestic Leadership and Preparedness (CDLP) to better meet the demands both regionally and nationally to prevent and respond to disasters of all kinds.
There’s no doubt that the economy is the deciding factor for many voters. Americans are looking to presidential candidates for a fast remedy, but the reality will be far less immediate, according to Saint Joseph’s University economist Benjamin Liebman, Ph.D.
For many Americans, health care is a paramount issue when weighing their choices for the presidency, and rightly so. Currently the United States spends nearly $9,000 per capita annually for health care, which far exceeds any other nation in the world. In addition to that statistic, America has disappointing infant mortality and life expectancy rates when compared to other developed nations. It’s clear to see that Americans have much at stake.
Economics is everywhere. Its principles permeate just about every facet of our day-to-day lives. But what about the hereafter? Milica Z. Bookman, Ph.D., professor of economics at Saint Joseph’s University, poses serious and thought-provoking questions about the intersection of economics and the afterlife in her newly published book Do They Take Credit Cards in Heaven?
PHILADELPHIA (November 2, 2012) – The Saint Joseph's University Alumni Association will present Michael J. Hagan ’85 with its highest honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, at the 32nd Annual Alumni Gala on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. Recognized as Forbes magazine’s "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2006, Hagan is currently President and CEO of LifeShield, Inc.
Though the four debates of the presidential election ignored any talk of policies that could mitigate climate change, Hurricane Sandy’s disastrous path brought the issue front and center during the final week of the campaign.
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 2, 2012) — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has granted Saint Joseph’s University’s special education program the Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement for a four-course, 12-credit specialization. Saint Joseph’s University is one of nine select universities that have received this Endorsement from the PDE.