Press Releases

  • Saint Joseph's University Announces 2012 Commencement Speakers

    03/22/2012 <p>PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) &ndash; Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University will grant honorary degrees to James J. Martin, S.J., author and culture editor of America,the national Catholic, Jesuit magazine, and Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries of Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in the nation, at the University&rsquo;s 2012 Commencement ceremonies, which are set for Saturday, May 12. The graduate, doctoral and College of Professional and Liberal Studies ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., and the undergraduate ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held on the University&rsquo;s Maguire Campus.</p>
  • High School Basketball Sensation Reflects on Life with Autism

    03/28/2012 <p>Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will feature a lecture by Jason McElwain to mark the University&rsquo;s 8th Annual Autism Awareness Day, on Thursday, April 12.&nbsp; McElwain made national headlines in 2006 when, as the manager of his high school basketball team, he was called off the bench to play in the final minutes of the game and scored twenty points.</p>
  • SJU Student Group to Host Exhibit Promoting Mental Health

    03/22/2012 <p>PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) &mdash; Picture 1,100 backpacks, spread out across a stretch of lawn on campus. Then realize that they represent the lives of the 1,100 college students across the country lost to suicide each year.</p>
  • Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army (Ret.) to Lecture on National Security

    03/09/2012 <p>PHILADELPHIA (March 9, 2012)&ndash;As part of the Karen and Ronald Thomas Lecture Series, Saint Joseph&rsquo;s Department of Political Science will host a lecture given by retired U.S. Army General Barry McCaffrey. Titled &ldquo;Our National Security Feature: The Five Stories You Need to Know,&rdquo; it will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center, located on the University&rsquo;s Maguire Campus.</p>
  • Saint Joseph's University Names Gillespie Its 27th President

    11/10/2011 <p>PHILADELPHIA (November 10, 2011) &ndash; The Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University Board of Trustees today elected C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Ph.D. as its 27th president. A Saint Joseph&rsquo;s alumnus (&rsquo;72) who currently serves as associate provost for University Centers of Excellence at Loyola University Chicago, he will be introduced to SJU students, faculty and staff at a special gathering of the campus community tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 a.m. in the Campus Commons on the University&rsquo;s Maguire Campus.</p>
  • Academy of Food Marketing Announces Appointment of Six New Members

  • Research: Celeb-Sponsored Tweets Don't Always Pay

    07/10/2012 <p>Reality stars like Kim Kardashian and Lauren Conrad are using their star power to promote consumer brands and products on Twitter. But do these celebrity-sponsored tweets really help to market a product?&nbsp;New research from Saint Joseph&#39;s University in Philadelphia explores this trend and its effectiveness in marketing to young adults between the ages of 18 and 27.</p>
  • Health Commissioner Awards Saint Joseph’s for its Support of Nursing Mothers

  • Bioethics Institute Develops Sustainable Water Filter

    08/07/2012 <p>The World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to a safe and adequate water supply. To help address this public health crisis, a team of students, faculty and fellows associated with Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="">Institute of Catholic Bioethics</a>&nbsp;has developed an inexpensive and sustainable slow-sand water filter for use by less-developed nations.</p>
  • SJU Gallery to Feature Paintings by Meghan Cox