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All Work and No Play? The Impact of Gamification on ‘Traditional’ Industries

05/21/2015

What do filling out insurance forms, applying for a mortgage, registering for healthcare benefits, completing data entry, or working with thousands of lines of code have in common with playing video games? Perhaps more than you’d think, thanks to a hot trend called “gamification.”


Pope Francis and Servant Leadership

05/12/2015

In advance of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015, Saint Joseph's University experts are sharing their thoughts on a variety of subjects related to Pope Francis and the papacy. In this video, Ronald Dufresne Ph.D., associate professor of management, explores Pope Francis' example of servant leadership. Dufresne, along with SJU colleagues Karin Botto and E.


Pope Francis as Pastor

04/21/2015

In advance of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015, Saint Joseph's University experts are sharing their thoughts on a variety of subjects related to Pope Francis and the papacy. In this video, William Madges, Ph.D., professor of theology and religious studies, discusses Francis in the context of his two immediate predecessors.


Dennis G. Raible, C.P.A., visiting professor of accounting

The Trickiest Tax Season Yet: Advice from an Expert

02/17/2015

“Every year, changes are made to the tax code and annual renewals of proposed deductions or credits,” explains Dennis G. Raible, C.P.A., visiting professor of accounting at Saint Joseph’s University. But this year, a few things will make filing more complicated.


Awaiting the Ads: Super Bowl 50

02/02/2016

This Sunday, the "Big Game" will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Whether you’re an avid football fan, or just a fan of gorging yourself on various chips and dips, it’s likely you’ll be tuning in not only for the big game, but for the ads as well. David Allan, Ph.D., professor of marketing at SJU, weighs in on the advertising strategies of brands and the use of music in Super Bowl commercials.


Cuban Youth Hope for ‘Greater Private Property and Market-Based Activities’

12/22/2014

Cuba scholar Richard Gioioso, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, comments on the historic normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations. An expert in Cuban migration and Cuban youth, whom Gioioso calls “expressly apolitical,” he adds that his research suggests “many Cuban young people would like to see some sort of political change in their country...


Scholars and Experts Available to Comment on Pope Francis, Papal Visit

06/01/2015

The following Saint Joseph’s University faculty and administrators — renowned theologians, scholars and experts — are available to comment on various topics relating to Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015.


Medical Microbiologist Comments on Mutating Ebola Virus

11/03/2014

While the numbers surrounding the Ebola epidemic in West Africa are scary enough — the death toll is nearing 5,000, and a possible infection rate of 50,000 has been forecast — mutation, a single word, may be more worrisome to many than all of the virus's epidemiological statistics put together.


Taking on the Holidays: The Challenge for Interfaith Families

12/09/2011

With the start of every winter holiday season come the mainstays of American Christmas: the toy commercials, 24-hour holiday radio stations, Christmas trees and photos with Santa. Amidst it all, families of minority cultures and religions often struggle to establish themselves in the pervasiveness of secularized Christmas.


Supporting Disabled Veterans in Developing Civilian Careers

10/15/2014

On Oct. 5, President Obama dedicated the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, honoring current and former military members who have suffered while serving their country. In his speech, the president emphasized the country’s duty to care for veterans, saying, “When our wounded veterans set out on that long road of recovery, we need to move heaven and earth to make sure they get every single benefit, every single bit of care that they have earned, that they deserve.”