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  • Avoiding The Spread of Infection – In More Ways Than One

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    It's well known that a primary vector of disease is a germ-laden hand. Mano to mano, much misery in the land of the adenovirus is spread from a handshake. So what can you do when a sniffling colleague heads over to greet you at a holiday party?

  • Series Promotes Understanding of Diverse Faith Traditions

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    SJU Learns, a series dedicated to exploring the diverse faiths of Saint Joseph's students, faculty and staff, will present its latest program, "Kindling the Lights of Hanukah," on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Wolfington Center Conference Room at 4 p.m. The program is the third in the 2007-08 series entitled "The Roads to Spirituality."

  • 'Tis the Season at Saint Joseph's

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Saint Joseph's University, as departments across campus prepare for the holiday season with a number of annual events.

  • University Community Supports United Way

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    Each holiday season for the past decade, Saint Joseph's has led a comprehensive campaign to raise money for the annual United Way appeal. Last year the University raised over $35,000. This year's campaign co-chairs Jeanne Brady, Ph.D., professor of education, and Louis Mayer '79, vice president for financial affairs, optimistically challenge the SJU community to exceed that impressive amount, as well as continue to broaden the level of participation.

  • Professor Wins Fromm Music Foundation Commission

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 3, 2007) – Harvard University's Fromm Music Foundation has awarded contemporary music composer Suzanne Sorkin, Ph.D., a $10,000 commission to write a new composition. The Foundation will also subsidize the ensemble that performs the premiere of the composition.

  • Will Holiday Shoppers Spend More on Food Than Gifts?

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    Whether your holiday tradition involves a buffet brunch or a sit-down dinner with seven fishes, abundant amounts of food will be featured. And with the cost of food outpacing the rate of inflation over the past year, entertaining your crowd will be pricey.

  • A Brave New World for Bullying

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    While the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control recently announced that Internet bullying has increased by 50 percent, the reality is that Internet bullying is still relatively less common than other forms of bullying, according to Sally Black, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, who studies bullying. She cites name-calling, exclusion and physical abuse as more common forms.

  • Are You Smart Enough for Your Company?

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (November 28, 2007) — Wall Street investors are weighing company growth on more than financials these days. An organization's intellectual capital, amassed through strategic data mining, is where companies are investing their resources and the demand for employees with the skills to interpret this data has never been higher.

  • Dinner Dance Brings Thanksgiving With a Twist

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007

    While numerous forms of entertainment media have reduced the popular opinion of Thanksgiving to a stress-filled day of arguments with the in-laws, there are still people who believe in the spirit of togetherness at the holiday. With this in mind, more than 200 Saint Joseph's students and local senior citizens dined on turkey and danced the mashed potato during the University's 31st annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Campion Student Center's Crimson Cafeteria.

  • Teach-Ins Create Added Opportunities for Learning Outside the Classroom

    Monday, November 26, 2007

    Senior international relations major Charles Wester of Omaha, Neb., was talking recently with Ian Petrie, Ph.D., about the political crisis unfolding in Pakistan. Wester realized there was more he wanted to know about the roots of the crisis than could be gleaned from Western news coverage. He also thought there might be others on campus with similar questions.

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