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  • 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.

  • SJU Partners with Anti-Defamation League

    Monday, October 26, 2009

    Saint Joseph's has taken important steps in fostering the growth of a more accepting University community. In the wake of two incidents of racial graffiti on campus last semester, the University entered into a partnership with the regional branch of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an organization that "builds bridges of understanding and respect between diverse groups," according to Randi Boyette, the associate regional director of the ADL in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

  • SJU Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Martyred Jesuits

    Monday, October 26, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 23, 2009) -- Rodolfo Cardenal, S.J., former provost of the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador, will present “The Message of the UCA Martyrs in Today’s Reality” at Saint Joseph’s University on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m., to commemorate the murders of six Jesuit priests and their two colleagues at UCA in 1989.

  • Haub School Recognized for Ethical Leadership

    Thursday, October 22, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 22, 2009) -- Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business has been recognized by a global survey for its leadership in integrating ethical issues into its graduate business curricula.

    The Haub School was ranked as one of the Top 100 business schools in the world by the Aspen Institute’s 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey of business schools.

  • SJU Dedicates Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    A new era of Saint Joseph's basketball officially began on Saturday, Oct. 17, with the dedication of the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by more than 1,000 Hawk supporters, with many former players and coaches taking part, including Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay '49.

    The ceremony also marked the beginning of the Centennial Celebration of Saint Joseph's Basketball, as the 1909-10 season was the inaugural campaign of Hawk basketball.

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