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Student Awarded Arthur N. Caple Foundation Scholarship


Bhumi Shah, a Master of Science in Financial Services student from Gujarat, India, received her award at the opening ceremony of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc. (NAGDCA), Conference.

SJU Receives $10K Grant to Support Recovering Students


Transforming Youth Recovery, a national nonprofit organization that supports educators, parents and communities assisting students in recovery, has selected Saint Joseph’s University to receive a $10,000 grant.

Interfaith Dialogue: Strengthening the Bonds Between Jews and Christians


To mark the upcoming canonizations of the two remarkable popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, who both worked to eliminate religiously based hostility to Judaism, Saint Joseph’s University’s <a href="" target="_blank">Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations</a> will host the series, &ldquo;The Popes and the Jewish People: The Story of a Transformed Relationship.&rdquo;

Judaism, Christianity and the Crucifixion Lecture at SJU


PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2009) – Prominent New Testament scholar Rabbi Michael Cook, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture entitled "Judaism, Christianity, and the Crucifixion: Coexistence vs. Anti-Semitism on Medieval Parchment" at the Erivan K. Haub Executive Center at Saint Joseph's University on Thursday, March 19, from 7:30-9 p.m.

Contemporary Questions about Covenants and Conversion


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.

Lifting the Excommunications of the Lefebvrite Bishops


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.

SJU Confers Honorary Degree on World Interfaith Leader


His Eminence Walter Cardinal Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, received the degree of Honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology (honoris causa) from Saint Joseph’s University, in the Vatican, on Jan. 11, 2011.

SJU, Bureau of Labor Statistics Launch Pilot Partnership


A thriving internship program offered through the University’s economics department has led to a pilot program with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). SJU sends two students per year for internships at the BLS, and beginning this semester, SJU will expand that partnership to host a series of meet and greets and lectures aimed at bringing students and economists together.

Sacred Sounds: World Premiere of Parciak’s “Mass in F Minor”


May 5, 2014, was a red-letter day in the life of music major Keara Parciak ’14. That evening, she had the unique opportunity to attend the world premiere performance of her “Mass in F Minor” in the Chapel of St. Joseph – Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, in three different capacities: as the composer; as a featured vocal soloist; and for one movement, as the conductor.

Chinese High School Students Experience University Life


On Monday, July 14, a group of Chinese high school students and their teachers arrived on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for an immersion into life in Philadelphia. The Summer Academy, a week-long camp and pilot program, was designed by Juan Julie Yu, Ph.D., director of Chinese programs, with the help of Cary Anderson, Ed.D., vice president for student life and associate provost, and David Carpenter, Ph.D., director of the Asian Studies Program.