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  • Saint Joseph’s Remembers the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    On October 26, 1967, a crowd of 3,400 in Saint Joseph’s fieldhouse heard a stirring address by Dr. King. He criticized the Johnson administration for being more concerned about winning “an unjust war in Vietnam than in winning the war on poverty here at home” and explained the importance of enforcing civil rights legislation, despite criticisms that laws could not change people’s hearts. See photos from the event and listen to excerpts from Dr. King's speech.
  • SJU Honors Leaders, Tackles Issues in Catholic Education

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (January 14, 2014) — In recognition of Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 26-Feb. 1), Saint Joseph’s University’s Center for Catholic and Urban Education (CCUE) will host a lecture and awards ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A reception will precede the event at 5:30 p.m.

  • Chemist Awarded ACS Petroleum Research Fund Grant

    Friday, January 10, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (January 10, 2014) — Peter Graham, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, was recently awarded a $65,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, which supports fossil fuel research at institutions in the United States and other countries. The award will support his research that analyzes methods of developing new catalysts for carbon dioxide utilization.

  • Saint Joseph's University Announces New Dean

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    Amanda McCombs Thomas, Ph.D., a psychologist and administrator from Loyola University Maryland, a fellow Jesuit institution in Baltimore, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University. She will assume her new position on July 1, 2014.
  • Remembering Thomas Patrick Melady, 1927-2014

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    Thomas Patrick Melady, who served as Saint Joseph’s University’s first executive vice president from 1973 to 1976, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014.

    His academic career included stints as a professor at St. John’s and Fordham universities in New York; he left Saint Joseph’s to assume the presidency of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., a position he held from 1976 to 1986.

  • Grants and Contracts Affirm SJU’s Commitment to Early Childhood Education

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (December 18, 2013) — Saint Joseph’s University’s Early Childhood Development and Education Laboratory (ECDEL) was recently awarded substantial contracts to continue research and training in early childhood education and to embark on a new endeavor with the Philadelphia Please Touch Museum.

  • Faces in the Wood: Artist Creates New Sculptures for SJU Exhibit

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA (December 18, 2013)  — Jay Walker, a Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist, will showcase his work in Saint Joseph’s University Gallery from Dec. 20 - Feb. 4. His exhibit, titled “Testaments,” will feature drawings and freestanding wooden sculptures created specifically for this exhibit.  A reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 5-7 p.m.

  • Color Christmas Red and Green-er

    Monday, December 16, 2013

    While choosing a real or artificial tree ultimately often depends on lifestyle, overall, buying a real Christmas tree is a great way for an average person to make a positive difference in terms of climate change, according to plant biologist Clint Springer, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology.
  • Photo: Cardozo

    From Hercules to Superman: Ancient Heroes Inspire Modern Comics

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    Carl Cardozo ’15, history and ancient studies double major, was one of four undergraduate students selected via blind submission to present a research paper at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) in Philadelphia this fall
  • Associate Dean of Huzhou University in China Conducts Research at SJU

    Monday, December 9, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 4, 2013) – For more than ten years, Benjamin Liebman, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of economics, has researched the steel industry and its impact on world trade. Part of Liebman’s focus is on China, the top producer and consumer of coal, and the export tariffs China formerly placed on metallurgical coke, a derivative of coal, and a key ingredient used to make steel.

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