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Lin Manuel Miranda, composer of the "STAR WARS: The Force Awakens" cantina music.

Could New Music Add New Force to the Star Wars Franchise?

12/10/2015

J.J. Abrams partnered with Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the widely acclaimed musical “Hamilton”, to write new “Star Wars” cantina music, perhaps in an attempt to revitalize the franchise says David Allan, Ph.D.’99, professor of music marketing


"Star Wars" game day gear for sale at the Saint Joseph's University bookstore.

It’s beginning to look a lot like “Star Wars” — A case of co-branding success

12/10/2015

Brands in virtually every market are capitalizing on the impending release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” From COVERGIRL cosmetics to Duracell batteries; General Mills cereals to Chrysler Fiat models, “the Force” is all around us. Janée N. Burkhalter, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing, weighs in on what makes STAR WARS co-branding successful.


Child sleeping.

Silent Night: Helping Children Get Proper Sleep During the Holidays

12/04/2015

As the holidays approach, Saint Joseph’s University sleep expert Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., recommends that no matter what date the calendar indicates, parents need to keep their children’s bedtime hour consistent.


Children and gender norms

Children and Gender Norms This Holiday Season: Dolls or Dump Trucks?

12/03/2015

Assistant Professor of Psychology Clare Conry-Murray, Ph.D., published research in Merrill-Palmer Quarterly revealing that children are influenced by gender norms in potentially harmful ways: They do not recognize unequal opportunities available to boys and girls.


Dr. Lucy Ford

Making Time for Family: Will the U.S. Adopt Paid Family/Medical Leave?

11/02/2015

It’s a reality that most Americans will face at one time or another: the necessity to suspend work to care for a new baby or an adopted child, an ailing spouse or a parent, or to receive medical treatment for themselves. Yet, “the United States is the only developed country in the world without legislation for paid leave,” says Lucy R. Ford, Ph.D., director of the Managing Human Capital program and professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.


Popular Music and Political Campaigns

09/10/2015

A feud between Neil Young and Donald Trump broke out this summer over the Republican candidate’s use of the singer’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” during oneof his rallies. This week, R.E.M. singer used strong words in telling Trump not to use the band's music to promote himself, sparking renewed conversation about the inclusion of popular music in political campaign strategies.


Stephanie Tryce, Ph.D.

From the World Cup to the World’s Stage: The Future of Women’s Soccer

07/09/2015

On Sunday, July 5, the United States women’s soccer team defeated Japan 5-2 in the 2015 FIFA World Cup – the most watched soccer game in U.S. history, with 25 million viewers. A media onslaught and a nationwide social media celebration featuring celebrities, athletes and politicians, has continued since then, raising the questions – how long will the hype last, and could this be a turning point for women’s sports?


Diane Phillips, Ph.D.

The Influence of "Laudato si" on Sustainability in the U.S.

06/18/2015

Diane Phillips, Ph.D., professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, is available to comment on Pope Francis’s anticipated climate change encyclical, “Laudato si,” (Praised Be).


"Laudato si" is a Call for Justice

06/18/2015

Associate Professor of Biology Clint Springer, Ph.D., comments on Pope Francis's encyclical, "Laudato si."


Pope Francis and Catholic Philadelphia

06/01/2015

Katie Oxx, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, discusses a brief history of Catholicism in Philadelphia and shares her thoughts on how it will inform Pope Francis' visit.