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  • Students Spend Fall Break Serving Local Community

    Monday, October 8, 2007

    With Fall Break quickly approaching, many students anxiously await the four-day weekend, their families and their beds no longer a hazy vision in their distant future. A select few Saint Joseph's students, however, will be forgoing those comforts in favor of immersing themselves in the local community for a new service trip.

  • President Highlights Priorities, Campaign at Fall Convocation

    Monday, October 8, 2007

    University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided at the annual Fall Convocation last Wednesday, October 3, in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall.

  • A Virtual Reality for SJU

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    Why, in the middle of a waning housing market, has Saint Joseph's University decided to invest in real estate?

    The University recently purchased two "islands" in the vibrant universe of Second Life. The Haub School of Business is the campus' first investor in the project, which will eventually culminate in the construction of a number of buildings on campus in this virtual world.

  • Gray Wolves, Grizzly Bears and Bald Eagles

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    2007 has been a big year for removal of protected animals from the endangered species list. Three species native to North America that were among the first to be listed after the passage of the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966 have been recovered and no longer need protection. In February, Canis lupus was delisted in certain areas of its range; in March, Ursus arctos horribilis was delisted; in July Haliaeetus leucocephalus was delisted, making headlines.

  • Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia will host a landmark exhibit chronicling the late Pope John Paul II's life and legacy of improving dialogue between Catholics and Jews. "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People," will be at The Kimmel Center free of admission. The exhibit comes to Philadelphia after stops in Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Chicago, and New York.

  • Clarence Thomas' "My Grandfather's Son:" Deja Vu All Over Again?

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    The first Monday in October means it's back to work for the highest justices of the land, and the U. S. Supreme Court has already accepted 43 cases for the current term.

  • Saint Joseph's University To Hold "Teach-In" For Myanmar

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    What: In response to the crisis in Myanmar and in support of efforts by the U.S. Campaign for Burma to organize a nation-wide student Day of Action for Burma, Saint Joseph's University will hold an information session for students, faculty and staff to raise awareness about the issues surrounding the conflict.

    When: Friday, October 5, noon.

    Where: Saint Joseph's University Barbelin Hall (City Avenue and Cross Walk), Greaton Room

  • From First Lady to President?

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination certainly has Americans and the world talking. Her historic move also speaks volumes about the ever-growing role of women in politics. As a former First Lady, does Clinton have some advantages? One Saint Joseph's University historian says yes.

  • SJU Kicks off $150 Million Comprehensive Campaign

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (October 5, 2007) — Saint Joseph's University will embark on the public phase of the most comprehensive capital campaign in University history — an ambitious $150 million effort focusing on six University priorities.

  • Making Halloween Healthier

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    At Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Joseph Cifelli, Ed.D., assistant professor of science education, recently surveyed his undergraduate students about their preferences in Halloween treats. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups was the hands down most popular choice, followed by Snickers, Swedish Fish, Twix and Skittles. "It's clear that our students reflect the national consumer trend and candy is still the number one Halloween treat," says Dr. Cifelli.

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