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  • University Adds New Academic Programs

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Saint Joseph’s University has added nine new majors and minors. The College of Arts and Sciences will now offer major programs in biology and secondary education (double major), information technology, linguistics, and secondary education, as well as minors in creative writing, educational studies, and justice and ethics in the law. The Haub School of Business has added a major in entertainment marketing and a minor in pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing (for non-business students).

  • Morris Grants Support Faculty Research

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Ten faculty members will advance their research and scholarly endeavors this academic year courtesy of the Michael J. Morris '56 Grants for Scholarly Research. Disciplines represented include the sciences, business and the humanities.

  • Interfaith Expert Elected President of International Council of Christians and Jews

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (August 26, 2014) —The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) announced that Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations (IJCR) of Saint Joseph’s University was elected its president effective immediately.

  • First-Year Students Experience Service and the City with PSIP

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    SJU’s Philadelphia Service Immersion Program brought 132 first-year students to campus four days earlier than their classmates for a service immersion and introduction to Philadelphia.
  • Chinese High School Students Experience University Life

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    On Monday, July 14, a group of Chinese high school students and their teachers arrived on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for an immersion into life in Philadelphia. The Summer Academy, a week-long camp and pilot program, was designed by Juan Julie Yu, Ph.D., director of Chinese programs, with the help of Cary Anderson, Ed.D., vice president for student life and associate provost, and David Carpenter, Ph.D., director of the Asian Studies Program.

  • University Opens Office of Veterans Services

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (August 19, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University has opened a new Office of Veterans Services to serve as a central place for student veterans to meet with trained staff for academic and specialized support.

  • ‘Science on the Hill’ Encourages Neighborhood Conversations on Topical Science

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (August 16, 2014) — Science cafés bring scientific knowledge out of research labs and lecture halls and into neighborhood venues. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) recently awarded a three-year, $6,000 grant to fund “Science on the Hill,” Saint Joseph’s version of the brainy but breezy community gathering.

  • Saint Joseph’s University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. Announces Plans to Step Down

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Saint Joseph’s University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. ’72 announced today his plans to step down at the end of his term in June 2015. The Board of Trustees will form a representative committee of students, faculty, alumni and staff to conduct a national search for his successor, one that will be conducted during the 2014-15 academic year.
  • SJU Awarded NSF Grant to Research STEM Teacher Retention

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    SJU has received a $299,552 NSF grant from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program for research seeking to influence teacher retention rates in STEM disciplines.
  • Biology Student Receives Gilman Scholarship to Study in Australia

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (August 6, 2014) — Stephany Loaiza ’16, a biology major, has received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support her study abroad during the fall semester at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

    Loaiza, who is interested in biological diversity and animal studies, will use her time in Sydney to continue her study of the living world in a rich biotic environment.

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