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  • Distinguished Biopsychologist to Speak at 23rd Annual Student Research Symposium

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    <p>PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2012) &ndash; The Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is hosting the 23rd annual student research symposium on Friday, April 13. Gordon M. Burghardt, Ph.D., professor of psychology, ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Tennessee, will join the SJU community as keynote speaker and recipient of this year&rsquo;s Christopher Clavius, S.J. Award, an honor that recognizes inspirational and groundbreaking scientists and researchers.<br /> In his presentation titled &ldquo;The Origins and Biology of Play,&rdquo; Burghardt will discuss his work on the controversial and oft-overlooked subject of play behavior among vertebrate species.</p>
  • High School Basketball Sensation Reflects on Life with Autism

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Video

    <p>Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will feature a lecture by Jason McElwain to mark the University&rsquo;s 8th Annual Autism Awareness Day, on Thursday, April 12.&nbsp; McElwain made national headlines in 2006 when, as the manager of his high school basketball team, he was called off the bench to play in the final minutes of the game and scored twenty points.</p>
  • Generous Donation Supports Anti-Violence Center

    Monday, March 26, 2012

    Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence received an anonymous donation in the amount of $10,000. The donation was made in the name of Patrick J. Carr, Ph.D., who served as the first director when the Richard Johnson Center was the Institute for Violence Research and Prevention (IVRP). Carr held the position of director, as well as assistant professor of sociology at SJU until 2005 when he transferred to Rutgers University.

  • Working Hard for the Money...and Our Soldiers

    Sunday, March 25, 2012

    Poised in front of her laptop, Heather Goldsmith anxiously tweaks the final words of her proposal, a request for $180,000. With extra hopeful thoughts and a little bit of nerves, she emails the final draft to her boss. Three weeks later, the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation sends their reply: “Based on your grant proposal, we’re awarding your organization $200,000.” Just another day of work for Goldsmith, who happens to be a junior majoring in English at Saint Joseph's University.

  • Saint Joseph's University Announces 2012 Commencement Speakers

    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    <p>PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) &ndash; Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University will grant honorary degrees to James J. Martin, S.J., author and culture editor of America,the national Catholic, Jesuit magazine, and Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries of Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in the nation, at the University&rsquo;s 2012 Commencement ceremonies, which are set for Saturday, May 12. The graduate, doctoral and College of Professional and Liberal Studies ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., and the undergraduate ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held on the University&rsquo;s Maguire Campus.</p>
  • Haub School Online MBA a "Best Value"

    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) – Saint Joseph's University's part-time MBA program was recognized as a "Top 25 Best Value Online MBA Program" in a recent ranking.

    Business MBA, a national ranking agency, released the "Top 25" ranking on March 21. The Haub School of Business' online MBA ranked No. 11.

  • SJU Student Group to Host Exhibit Promoting Mental Health

    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    <p>PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) &mdash; Picture 1,100 backpacks, spread out across a stretch of lawn on campus. Then realize that they represent the lives of the 1,100 college students across the country lost to suicide each year.</p>
  • SJU Announces 2012 Commencement Speakers

    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to James J. Martin, S.J., author and culture editor of America,the national Catholic, Jesuit magazine, and Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries of Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in the nation, at the University’s 2012 Commencement ceremonies, which are set for Saturday, May 12.

  • Students Named Finalists In Delaware Valley Essay Competition

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    <p>Three Haub School of Business students were finalists in the Delaware Valley Risk Management and Insurance Society&rsquo;s (RIMS) annual college essay competition hosted by Saint Joseph&#39;s University on March 20. Leonard Markert &rsquo;12 and Brian Allen &rsquo;12 placed third in the competition, and Jill Feeney &rsquo;12 placed first in the regional essay competition, earning a $1,000 scholarship.</p>
  • SJU Project Haiti Builds Foundations for Education

    Monday, March 19, 2012

    <p>In the devastating aftermath of the 7.0 scale earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, humanitarian efforts to support the tiny country flowed from all corners of the world in the form of aid workers, food and charitable donations. At Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University &ndash; where the student body was also working to collect basic necessities for donation &ndash; Patrick Samway, S.J., professor of English, Terrance Furin, Ph.D., director of international programs for the SJU education department, Joseph Cifelli, Ph.D., student teaching supervisor and director of teacher certification, and Aimée Terosky, Ph.D., assistant professor of educational leadership, saw an opportunity for large-scale reform of Haiti&rsquo;s infrastructure, beginning with education.</p>