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  • How Winter Snow Will Affect Spring Gardens

    Monday, March 7, 2011

    While beleaguered Americans continued to dig out from record snowfalls, the gardeners among them were secretly thrilled, watching the freezing flakes pile up. “They realized that snow cover can be good for many plants, especially perennial herbs and shrubs, because it provides insulation from freezing temperatures.

  • Should NCAA Tournament Brackets Drive Employers Mad?

    Monday, March 7, 2011

    As NCAA basketball fans begin to research ESPN for information that could prove useful for their brackets – many on company time – employers are voicing concerns that the madness surrounding bracketology will cause declines in productivity. But Claire Simmers Ph.D., chair and professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, believes that if handled correctly, office pools are useful for boosting morale, as long as productivity is balanced.

  • New Center, Institute Formalize Commitment to Improving Education

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    Although educational leadership has been a focus for some time at Saint Joseph’s University, the Educational Unit recently created The Educational Leadership Institute and The Center for Catholic Urban Education to formalize this commitment.

  • Graduate Team Challenged in International Ethics Competition

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 28, 2011) - Students from Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business will compete against students from 25 business schools around the world next month in the Aspen Institute’s 2011 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition. This is the first year the Haub School has been invited to participate in the series of competitive events, which challenge students to explore the significant and positive influence that business can have on society.

  • 500 Students Set Out on Annual Appalachian Experience

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    On Friday, Mar. 4, 500 students, team leaders and participating faculty will gather in the Chapel of St. Joseph – Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial on Saint Joseph’s University’s campus to celebrate the beginning of the University’s annual spring break Appalachian Experience.

  • Investment Finance Team Advances to Philadelphia Finals

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 21, 2011) - A group of five undergraduate students, who make up the Saint Joseph's University Investment Finance team, will compete in the Philadelphia-area Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Global Investment Research Challenge local finals on Feb. 24 at the Union League of Philadelphia.

  • Spring Career Fair Brings 170 Employers to Campus

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (February 21, 2011) - Employers representing an array of industries and organizations, including financial services, retail, food marketing, advertising, non-profits and government agencies will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 24.

    The event, hosted by the University’s Career Development Center, will take place from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., in SJU’s Athletic Center.

  • Saint Joseph's University Remembers Philadelphia’s Fallen

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 21, 2011) — For the fifth year in a row, Saint Joseph’s University will host a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of homicide in Philadelphia over the last year. In 2010, 306 Philadelphians lost their lives to violence. The interdenominational service will be held Thurs., March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial.

  • A Drop in the Bucket Makes Big Impact for Autism

    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 21, 2011) — Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Consider the impact not just on the individual, but their family members, caregivers and educators. From March 7 through May 8, coin collection boxes at registers in Wawa Food Stores across Pennsylvania will be gathering funds to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.

  • Biology Professor, Students Present at AAAS Annual Meeting

    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    A group of Saint Joseph's University students, led by Scott McRobert Ph.D., professor of biology, attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) globally renowned annual conference in Washington, D.C. McRobert presented "Bedtime Stories for Fido: Life in a Biodiversity Laboratory" at Family Science Days, a sub-conference of AAAS on Feb. 19.

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