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  • Student Entrepreneur Speaks at International Conference

    Thursday, November 19, 2009

    With sweaty palms, Joseph Mirarchi grips the podium positioned at the front of a conference room at NYU Stern’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Just two days prior, he learned he was the only undergraduate student presenting at the 6th Annual Conference of Social Entrepreneurs on Nov. 4. Poised in front of the room of distinguished academics, Mirarchi is composed and articulate, despite his sweaty palms, as he addresses the crowd.

  • New Food Distribution Model Tackles Hunger in Philadelphia

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Thanks to the hard work of Saint Joseph’s University students and faculty a new Community Food Center will launch this month, giving Philadelphia’s hungry access to food in a non-traditional way.

  • To Avoid Spreading Germs, Expert Recommends Hand Washing

    Thursday, November 5, 2009

    Fears of contracting the H1N1 virus this flu season have people steering clear of strangers with coughs and scolding friends who don’t sneeze into their crooked elbows. With everyone trying to stay germ free, hand sanitizer has become a popular means of protection. But although a quick pump from a Purell dispenser is the most convenient form of hand cleaning, is it the best?

  • Endangered Species: America's Heartland

    Thursday, November 5, 2009

    According to Saint Joseph’s University sociologist Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., the heartland of America’s greatest export is no longer corn and wheat, but rather its young and talented people.

    With one out of every five Americans still living in non-metropolitan areas, and considering that those areas now face natural decline with more deaths than births, the problem of the youth exodus from rural America is one that simply cannot be ignored.

  • 12-21-2012: Apocalypse Now, Later or Never?

    Thursday, November 5, 2009

    Will the year 2012 spell the end of life on Earth as we know it?

    Columbia Pictures’ upcoming disaster movie 2012 suggests that it will. Based loosely on interpretations of the Mayan long count calendar, which ends its 5,125-year cycle on December 21, 2012, the movie’s trailer features the tagline, “Mankind’s earliest civilization warned us this day was coming.”

  • Decoding the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

    Thursday, November 5, 2009

    On Nov. 21, 2009, Americans with a genetic medical condition will no longer live in fear of discrimination from their employers because of their unique genetic code. On that date, The Genetic Information Nondiscrimation Act (GINA) goes into effect, prohibiting employers from discriminating in terms of hiring, promotion, firing or any other terms and conditions of employment based on an individual’s genetic code.

  • What is the Business Value of Fair Trade?

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 26, 2009) -- On Friday, Oct. 30, Saint Joseph’s University will host a one-day event focusing on the business value of Fair Trade. Titled, “Examining Fair Trade: Good Will and Good Business?,” the symposium will take place on campus in Mandeville Hall’s Wolfington Teletorium® between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • 'Grease' is the Word for Cap and Bells

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Students at Saint Joseph's University will trade in hip-hop and sneakers for the Stroll and saddle shoes this November as Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society presents Grease. The show opens Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 15.

  • Endangered Species: America's Heartland

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    According to Saint Joseph's University sociologist Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., the heartland of America's greatest export is no longer corn and wheat, but rather its young and talented people. A new book out this month, co-authored with Patrick Carr, Ph.D. (Rutgers University), entitled Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America, explores the mass exodus of youth from rural America and how that migration is affecting the areas they're leaving behind.

  • The Blurring Lines Between Man and Machine on Display at SJU Gallery

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2009) –  “digital, analog, analogues,” an exhibition of digitally crafted drawings and brightly colored sculptures by Chad D. Curtis will be featured in the next show at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Monday, Nov. 9 through Friday, Dec. 11. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 - 8 p.m.

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