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  • MacLean Chair Hopes to Harness Students' Creativity

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009

    Dennis Leder, S.J., has come a long way to join the Saint Joseph's community as the Donald I. MacLean, S.J. Chair for the spring semester.

    A Bergen County, N.J., native, Fr. Leder has spent the last 20 years in Central America, first living amongst Salvadoran refugees in Honduras and currently serving as the director of arts at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala City.

  • Students Spend Inauguration Week in Nation's Capital

    Monday, February 2, 2009

    Alicia Plummer, a senior public administration major, hopes to one day have a career in government. The South Philadelphia native and graduate of Girls High saw an opportunity to be immersed in American political history and government when she heard about a program for academic credit offered by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

  • Lectures, Cultural Events Mark African American History Month

    Monday, February 2, 2009

    Saint Joseph's University will celebrate hundreds of years of African American history this month with several events focused on the cultural and political contributions of African Americans.

  • Lifting the Excommunications of the Lefebvrite Bishops

    Monday, February 2, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2009) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations will host a briefing and panel discussion on Pope Benedict XVI’s recent decision to lift the excommunications of four bishops ordained by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). The panel will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in room 264 of Barbelin Hall.

  • Hess Corporation Supports Business Education at SJU

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (January 21, 2009) – Hess Corporation recently donated $25,000 to Saint Joseph's University to support student scholarships and the Erivan K. Haub School of Business' annual business policy competition.

  • Photographing the Pacific Rim of North America

    Tuesday, January 13, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (January 12, 2009) - Over the last five years, David Freese has traveled the northeastern quadrant of the Pacific Rim – referred to as the “Ring of Fire” by geologists – to photograph six thousand miles of seacoast. A collection of his digitally toned photographs, titled “From Bering to Baja: The Pacific Rim of North America,” will be featured at Saint Joseph’s Univerty Gallery from Tuesday, Jan. 20 to Friday, Feb. 13. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, Jan.

  • Reflecting on Vatican II, 50 Years Later

    Wednesday, January 7, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (January 7, 2009) – William Henry Cardinal Keeler, J.C.D., D.D., Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore, will present a lecture on the date of the 50th anniversary of the calling of Vatican II as part of Saint Joseph's University's Catholic Intellectual Series. The lecture, "Reflections on the Sacred Council of Our Time," will be held on Sunday, January 25, at 3 p.m. in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall.

  • Contemporary Questions about Covenants and Conversion

    Tuesday, January 6, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA  (January 6, 2009) – In recent years, official relations between Jews and Catholics have been shaken by disputes over the biblical concept of covenant within the Jewish and Catholic traditions, and how these understandings affect their interrelationship.

  • Newcombe Scholarship Provides Financial Relief for Women in University College

    Monday, December 8, 2008

    Working women and mothers have taken advantage of the flexibility of Saint Joseph's University College since 1946. The program plays a pivotal role for adult and part-time students who want to continue their studies through undergraduate or accelerated degree programs. Now, even more women have the opportunity to pursue their academic ambitions in the University College through the Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students program.

  • Connecting the Campus, One Country at a Time

    Tuesday, December 2, 2008

    Over the past decades, Saint Joseph's has significantly increased its diversity efforts, thanks in part to a determined University administration. But one SJU student, junior English and Asian Studies double major Karrin Randle, has taken matters into her own hands by founding an English language conversation group that aims to unite international and local SJU students and, ultimately, foster the understanding of different cultures.

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