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  • Math Anxiety: Dealing with the Problem

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    As children of all ages head back to school, many will be burdened with the added challenge of math anxiety. “It’s a problem that usually starts at an early age, and if it isn’t addressed in grade school, math anxiety can hinder students throughout their education and beyond,” says Agnes Rash, Ph.D., professor of mathematics at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • A Good Night’s Sleep: The Most Important School Supply

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    For kids, the summer months are packed with vacations, camps, week-to-week schedule changes and lots of late nights. It’s no wonder that getting back to the school year routine can be difficult. Returning to regular sleep schedules can be even harder. According to sleep expert and Saint Joseph’s University Professor of Psychology Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., the end of the summer is the time to reset kids’ biological clocks.

  • The Effect of Mergers on Big Pharma

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    To cope with projected revenue loss due to increased FDA regulation and blockbuster drugs going off-patent, pharmaceutical companies have consolidated significantly over the past five years. Organizations like Pfizer/Wyeth, Merck/Schering Plough, and Schering Plough/Organon BioSciences have merged forces to improve efficiencies and increase the number of drugs brought to market.

  • U.S. Trade Deficit Shakes Consumer Confidence

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    As the U.S. and European economies destabilize under the pressure of debt, the global economy is leaning heavily on China.

    “Consumers — historically and especially during times of economic decline — value price over quality,” says Karen Hogan, Ph.D., professor of finance. “China offers the U.S. and European economies cheap labor and affordable imports; we’re hooked on it.”

  • Haub School Revamps MBA Curriculum

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 24, 2011) - Graduate business students will benefit from a revised MBA curriculum this academic year. The new program was structured in response to an evolving job market and an increased student need for flexibility.

  • Exposing a Model of Success in Bolivia’s Schools

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 24, 2011) – What if it were possible to quantify the success of an education model and share it with struggling schools to help them thrive? Assistant Professor of Management John Neiva, Ph.D. and his co-author Miguel Marca Barrientos are seeking to do just this for a network of schools in Bolivia.

  • School starts early for Service-Minded SJU Freshmen

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (August 22, 2011) - Now in its fifth year, Saint Joseph's University's Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP) will bring nearly 100 first-year students to campus four days prior to the arrival of their peers for a pre-orientation experience that immerses them in the cultural life of the city and the Ignatian values that guide the University's mission.

  • PLS Welcomes New Associate Dean

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (August 23, 2011) - Patricia Griffin '81 is now the Associate Dean of Saint Joseph's University's College of Professional and Liberal Studies. Griffin has served adult undergraduate and graduate students at Saint Joseph's for more than 27 years and will continue to serve nontraditional undergraduates in her new role at the University.

  • School Starts Early for Service-Minded SJU Freshmen

    Monday, August 22, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (August 22, 2011) - Now in its fifth year, Saint Joseph's University's Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP) will bring nearly 100 first-year students to campus four days prior to the arrival of their peers for a pre-orientation experience that immerses them in the cultural life of the city and the Ignatian values that guide the University's mission.

  • Grant Brings Professional Development to District Math Teachers

    Friday, August 19, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (August 19, 2011) - In an effort to boost student achievement in mathematics in the School District of Philadelphia, math education specialist Tetyana Berezovski, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics at Saint Joseph's University, applied for and was awarded a highly competitive Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The three-year award provides professional development for high school math teachers in the District.