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New Students Immersed in Service and Culture of Philadelphia

08/29/2008

PHILADELPHIA (August 28, 2008) - Forty-eight incoming students from Saint Joseph’s University’s largest freshman class in history are taking part in an opportunity to actively learn about the city of Philadelphia. The University’s Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP), a five-day pre-orientation program that runs from Aug. 27 31, introduces students to the culture of the City of Brotherly Love - from serving lunch in soup kitchens to visiting W.E.B.


Guest Speakers Bring Real-Life Experience to Polisci Course

02/02/2010

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 2, 2010) - In a new spin on an established class, students enrolled in Joe Powers’ ’71 state and local government course will spend the spring 2010 semester not just learning about the people and processes of our three-tiered government system, but learning from them. The goal of the five-guest series, says Powers, is to foster a greater understanding and knowledge of what government service, specifically at the state and local level, actually entails.


SJU Receives $413,000 Grant to Enhance Microscopy

08/28/2008

PHILADELPHIA (August 26, 2008) - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $413,000 grant to Saint Joseph’s University to fund the purchase of a laser scanning confocal microscope and live cell observation chamber. The microscope will be used for faculty research and the research training of biology master’s students, and undergraduate students in biology and physics.


Japanese Ambassador to Washington, D.C., to Visit SJU

01/28/2010

PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 28, 2010) - The Honorable Ichiro Fujisaki, Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, will visit Saint Joseph’s University to speak to students on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. The lecture, which will focus on U.S. – Japanese relations, will be held in the Haub Executive Center on the 5th floor of McShane Hall. The event is free and open to the public.


Largest Freshman Class to Move In Labor Day

08/28/2008

What: Saint Joseph’s will officially welcome the University’s largest freshman class in history on Monday, Sept. 1. Lugging milk crates, laundry baskets and backpacks filled with back-to-school essentials, some 1,500 freshmen will be moving into campus housing for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Highlight: Students will move in with the help of University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who will distribute water bottles to help families cope with the summer heat.


SJU Microbiologist John J. Tudor Receives Carski Award

01/28/2010

PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 28, 2010) – Microbiologist John J. Tudor, Ph.D., professor of biology at Saint Joseph’s University, has been named the 2010 laureate of the Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. Administered by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the award honors an educator for outstanding teaching of microbiology to undergraduate students and for encouraging them to subsequent achievement.


Saint Joseph’s Responds to Haiti Earthquake

01/21/2010

PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 20, 2010) – Soon after receiving news of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., sent a message to the SJU community outlining how to support the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere during this crisis. His message was informed by a conversation he had with another member of the Jesuit community.


Education Forms Three Departments; Poised for National Accreditation

01/19/2010

Equipped with a new associate dean and a revamped structure, the education department, which is currently the College of Arts and Sciences’ largest concentration and home of its only doctoral program, is now better positioned for continued growth and success.


SJU Enters Transfer Agreement with BCCC

01/15/2010

PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 15, 2010) – Officials at Saint Joseph’s University and Bucks County Community College (BCCC) signed a new transfer agreement that allows students at the two-year school to transfer more seamlessly to complete a bachelor’s degree.


Faculty Experts Comment On 2008 Election Issues

08/22/2008

Saint Joseph's University faculty experts from a variety of fields weigh in on the national and local landscape of the 2008 Presidential election on the Office of University Communications' Election '08 Newsroom at http://www.sju.edu/vote08.

The site will be updated throughout the campaign to highlight important issues facing the electorate.


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