News

  • SJU Among Top 10 in U.S. News’ 2012 Rankings

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 13, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University has moved into the top 10 – at No. 8 – among 193 master’s universities in the north in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of Best Colleges. The rankings, which were released on Sept. 13, placed Saint Joseph’s in the top tier in its region for the fourteenth consecutive year.

  • What’s in Your Bag? Gallery Exhibit Takes a Look

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 13, 2011) - Imagine a perfect stranger peeking into your personal bag to examine its contents. Provided their intentions were voyeuristic rather than criminal, how would you feel?

  • New Majors, Minors Added to College of Arts and Sciences

    Monday, September 12, 2011

    The range of educational opportunities and career pathways for undergraduate students has expanded this fall, with the addition of three new majors and four new minors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Now boasting 20 departments, 34 majors and 42 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences provides educational opportunities for students of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences. At the graduate level, two programs expand online offerings.

  • Haub School Develops Leadership Program for Undergraduates

    Monday, September 12, 2011

    The Haub School of Business introduced a leadership development program for undergraduate students in the Fall 2011 semester. Spearheaded by Ronald Dufresne, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, and Vana Zervanos ’07 (MBA), associate dean, the new program will teach students about the Jesuit framework of leadership as each student explores his or her own projected role in business and the community in which they live.

  • Fall Career Fair Attracts 150 Employers to Campus

    Monday, September 12, 2011

    Hundreds of students and more than 150 employers representing an array of internships and job opportunities will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for the Fall Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 22.

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

  • SJU Offers Tuition Discount to City Employees

    Thursday, September 8, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 8, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS) recently announced its membership to the City of Philadelphia’s Returning to Learning Partnership, which offers a 25 percent tuition discount to City employees who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

  • 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.”