PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2010) – The Saint Joseph’s University Alumni Association will present Pa. State Sen. Michael A. O’Pake, Esq. ’61, with its most prestigious honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, at its annual Alumni Gala on Friday, Nov. 5 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. A Berks County native, O’Pake was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1968, and has been a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate since 1972.
PHILADELPHIA - (July 29, 2010) – Joseph Harrison and Matthew Fadus, two Saint Joseph’s University Summer Scholars, are exploring how innovations in health care – telemedicine and concierge medical care – are affecting health care consumers. Both students are engaging in hands on research with medical and legal professionals, and both studies will be submitted for publication when complete.
PHILADELPHIA (July 22, 2010) - In four weeks, 23-year-old cancer survivor Phil Bayliss will complete an improbable 4,300-mile bike tour across the U.S. which began in San Diego and will end August 21, in Sea Isle City, N.J. Bayliss, who is riding alongside his best friend, Jon Triantafyllou, is expected to raise $30,000 for cancer research.
PHILADELPHIA (July 19, 2010) - The names of the plants are whimsical, evoking ancient mythology and folklore: Venus’ looking glass, enchanter’s nightshade, Asian dayflower, Dianthus armeria. Growing alongside the dainty wildflowers are pernicious invasive species: mile-a-minute weed, porcelainberry, Japanese knotweed, common mullein.
PHILADELPHIA (July 13, 2010) – Saint Joseph’s University has announced the appointments of four new members to its Board of Trustees: Gerianne Tringali DiPiano ’92 (M.B.A.), Ambassador David F. Girard-diCarlo ’70, John J. Griffin Jr. ’78 and Joseph J. McLaughlin, Jr. ’81. Representing a wide range of expertise in business, education, health care and government, these four new trustees bring a breadth of experience to the board.
PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2010) -- It was 1971 when women first took their seats as undergraduate day students at Saint Joseph’s University. Today, members of that first groundbreaking class, and those who followed, are recognized leaders in their respective fields. In celebration of these women, and 40 years of co-education at the University, the Haub School of Business (HSB) has developed an executive lecture series, “The Spirit of Women.”
PHILADELPHIA (July 12, 2010) — Saint Joseph's University's Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is taking steps to help students with Asperger's syndrome or high-functioning Autism find their way to college (and not just college at SJU). The Kinney Center seeks to be a national model for assisting students with Autism at the college level.
PHILADELPHIA (June 24, 2010) – Two sophomores from Saint Joseph's University have earned critical language awards that will allow them to study foreign languages and cultures abroad. Paul Orner, an Asian Studies and International Relations major, has been awarded a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Mandarin in China.
PHILADELPHIA (October 25, 2010) — Everyone knows the game. Turn out the lights, pass around a dried apricot and it’s easy to believe it’s a human earlobe. Peel some grapes and in the dark they feel just like human eyeballs. It’s a game that tricks the senses and it’s something that psychologist Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., has been doing in his lab for the last several years.
PHILADELPHIA (June 16, 2010) — For children, the break from the day-to-day school routine during the summer months provides extra time to hone skills, try a new sport or make new friends. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support believes those same opportunities should be available to children on the autism spectrum.