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  • To Negotiate or to Retaliate: Conflict Resoution in Russia

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    Many observers of the recent suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport were surprised that despite the carnage, the airport remained open for business. While some claimed that this response was an example of Russian toughness and stoicism in the face of a crisis, Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., chair and professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, believes that something else was at work.

  • Abandoned Architecture: An Artist’s Inspiration at SJU Gallery

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 3, 2011) - Deteriorating buildings that were once forgotten have become the inspiration of painter Morgan Craig. A collection of his oil paintings – “A Grave Site: Explorations in Architecture and Identity” – that exemplifies Craig’s vision of these buildings as a catalyst for human memory and emotion, will be exhibited at Saint Joseph's University Gallery Feb. 21 – March 25. An artist’s reception will be hosted on Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m.

  • ACESJU Teacher Training Program Joins National Network

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (February 3, 2011) — The Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University (ACESJU), a two-year graduate education experience with the aim of training quality educators and principals to serve Catholic schools, was recently accepted into The University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE). UCCE is a partnership of university programs joined by this common mission of recruiting and training faith-filled, energetic teachers.

  • SJU Confers Honorary Degree on World Interfaith Leader

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    His Eminence Walter Cardinal Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, received the degree of Honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology (honoris causa) from Saint Joseph’s University, in the Vatican, on Jan. 11, 2011.

  • Saint Joseph’s University Names O’Keefe Its 27th President

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (January 24, 2011) – The Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees today elected Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J., as the University’s 27th President. Currently the dean of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, Father O’Keefe will take office May 18, 2011. He will succeed Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who is leaving at the end of the current academic year to become president of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

  • Italian Program Sponsors Grant-funded Spring Workshops

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Paola Giuli, Ph.D., associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, has secured a grant from the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia to fund four workshops on “Teaching Italian Today: Language, Culture and Technology.” The courses will address the cultural, linguistic, and pedagogical aspects of teaching Italian in middle school and high school, cover the latest trends in language teaching, and provide an updated image of Italy – not just as the cradle of western civilization but also

  • Grad Student is Humanitarian Without Borders

    Friday, January 14, 2011

    “Being a good person is not about just feeling sorry for people in bad situations but actually doing something,” says Ben Guillaume RN, BSN, MSc, who is pursuing an MS in Nurse Anesthesia through a Saint Joseph’s University program offered in conjunction with Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia.

  • Songs and Service: SJU Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Friday, January 14, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 14, 2011) – Though Jan. 17 kicks off the first week of the spring 2011 semester at Saint Joseph’s University, no classes will be held Monday. Instead, student-athletes and faculty will come together in service to others as part of SJU’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. The 2011 holiday marks the 25th anniversary of the holiday’s national observance – it was first officially celebrated on Jan. 18, 1986.

  • Arrupe Center Director Named McShain Chair in Ethics

    Thursday, January 13, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (January 13, 2011) - John McCall, Ph.D., director of the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics and professor of management and philosophy, is the new John McShain Chair in Ethics at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • Marketing Students Earn Top Spot in Product (RED) Competition

    Friday, January 7, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (January 7, 2011) - A team of Saint Joseph’s University Erivan K. Haub School of Business students recently clinched the top spot in a nationwide marketing competition benefiting Product (RED).