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  • SJU Formally Opens Doors to Autism Center

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (September 18, 2009) — The numbers are terrifying – one in 150 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD); one in 94 boys; ten percent of all eight-year-olds. With nearly 70 diagnoses each day, the need for support is unquestionable.

  • CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Present Diversity Lecture

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 15, 2009) -- Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, news anchor and special correspondent for CNN, will talk about “Diversity on TV, Behind the Scenes and in Our Lives” in a special appearance at Saint Joseph’s University on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m.

    Part of SJU’s Diversity Lecture Series, the event will take place in the Banquet Hall of the Campion Student Center on the University’s Philadelphia campus, 5600 City Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

  • University Prepares for Possible Flu Outbreak

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    With the announcement by the World Health Organization that a global pandemic of the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) virus is under way, Saint Joseph’s has been developing plans in the event of an outbreak on campus.

  • At School, It’s Easy Being Green

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    For Kermit the Frog, being green is a burden. But according to Michael McCann, Ph.D., professor of biology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, being green can be easier than it seems for America’s students.

    McCann’s suggestions begin with transportation. He says the most carbon-free way to travel is walking or biking.

  • How Empty Nesters Can Cope with Homesick Students

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    It's natural for first-year students to encounter challenges associated with the transition to college life. For many students the academic demands are great, dorm life may be their first experience sharing a living space, and there is unstructured time to manage. This can also be a difficult transition for parents who feel inclined to comfort their student who is missing home.

  • Health Care Reform A Moral Victory for the U.S.?

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    Despite President Obama’s congressional address on health care, many Americans still lack a true understanding of the proposed changes and what a final bill might look like.

    According to Jack Newhouse, Ph.D., assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, it seems that Congress wants the impossible.

  • 9/11 Commissioner’s Visit Commemorates New Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    Eight years after 9/11, many Americans have recovered, healed.  Safety concerns have been bandaged with new regulations and long security lines at airports. For many, the dust has certainly settled. But John F. Lehman ’64 (B.S.), Ph.D., knows there is still a lot of cleaning up left to do.

  • Researcher Named Food Marketing Endowed Chair

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (September 2, 2009) – With his blonde hair tied back into a low ponytail, Neal H. Hooker, Ph.D., looks like he spent the summer surfing waves rather than researching international food policy and childhood obesity. It just goes to show you – looks can be deceiving.

  • Haub School Programs Among U.S. News ‘Best’

    Saturday, August 29, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (August 28, 2009) – The undergraduate business program at Saint Joseph’s University was included in "U.S.News & World Report America's Best Colleges 2010." The magazine also ranked the University’s marketing program among the nation’s best. This achievement is a first for both Erivan K. Haub School of Business programs.

  • Out of Destruction, Creation: ‘MorningStar’ at SJU Gallery

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (August 25, 2009) –  “MorningStar,” an exhibit of burnt wood sculpture and India ink drawings by Alison Stigora, will open the 2009-10 season at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery. The exhibit will be on display from Monday, Aug. 31 to Friday, Sept. 25. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6-8 p.m.

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