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  • Grammys Honor the Art – Not the Commerce – of Music -

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Entertainment marketing expert Brent Smith, Ph.D., says that, despite the shift toward more popular music genres, the Grammy Awards should still be taken seriously by viewers as an event where artists are recognized for the quality of their work.

    “To some degree, every brand must stay relevant with mainstream audiences,” says Smith. “Yet, the Grammys still represent the most respected awards show in the music industry because the nominees and winners are elected by their peers.”

  • At the Heart of Haiti, a Faith that Carries On

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    In times of crisis, every thought and action becomes a means of answering a basic question: “How will I survive?”

    When the 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and its environs, many nations offered help – sending water, funds and manpower – slowly helping to answer this question for the people affected. Yet it may well be a resource the Haitian people possess within themselves that gets them through the greater turmoil: an unwavering, unquestioning faith.

  • SJU Microbiologist John J. Tudor Receives Carski Award

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 28, 2010) – Microbiologist John J. Tudor, Ph.D., professor of biology at Saint Joseph’s University, has been named the 2010 laureate of the Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. Administered by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the award honors an educator for outstanding teaching of microbiology to undergraduate students and for encouraging them to subsequent achievement.

  • Homeland Security: A Personal Call to Action

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Most Americans leave homeland security efforts to government officials and emergency responders. Paul Andrews, adjunct professor for Saint Joseph's University’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute and a nationally recognized expert in homeland security, has a different view. He suggests individuals must do their own part in protecting our country.

  • Japanese Ambassador to Washington, D.C., to Visit SJU

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 28, 2010) - The Honorable Ichiro Fujisaki, Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, will visit Saint Joseph’s University to speak to students on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. The lecture, which will focus on U.S. – Japanese relations, will be held in the Haub Executive Center on the 5th floor of McShane Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Pepsi Ends Longtime Tradition of Super Bowl Ads

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    David Allan, Ph.D., an entertainment marketing expert and professor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, says the big news this year about Super Bowl commercials is what viewers won’t see.

    Pepsi, which has bought up commercial slots during the Super Bowl for more than 20 years, has opted out this time around, leaving the field open for other companies to make their move.

  • Saint Joseph’s Responds to Haiti Earthquake

    Thursday, January 21, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 20, 2010) – Soon after receiving news of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., sent a message to the SJU community outlining how to support the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere during this crisis. His message was informed by a conversation he had with another member of the Jesuit community.

  • Education Forms Three Departments; Poised for National Accreditation

    Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    Equipped with a new associate dean and a revamped structure, the education department, which is currently the College of Arts and Sciences’ largest concentration and home of its only doctoral program, is now better positioned for continued growth and success.

  • SJU Students Hold Presidency at Model European Union in D.C.

    Friday, January 15, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (January 15, 2010)—A team of 16 SJU students led the most recent proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic European Union (EU) Simulation Consortium held in Washington, D.C., in November. The Consortium consists of 12 colleges and universities that offer an upper-level political science course entailing semester-long study of the EU through the lens of one of its member nations. The SJU team was chosen to represent Sweden, which held the EU Presidency.

  • Student Has Eyes Set on Olympic Skating Competition

    Friday, January 15, 2010

    Saint Joseph's University athletes compete in a variety of sports, but few are involved in a sport as cool as sophomore Baxter Burbank’s - competitive ice dancing.

    Burbank, a native of Fairbanks, Alaska, took up the sport in the sixth grade after being dragged to his younger sister’s early morning practices before school.

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