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SJU Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Jesuits Martyred in El Salvador


On Nov. 16, 1989, the Salvadoran army raided the Jesuit Residence at the Universidad Centroaméricana (UCA) in San Salvador, El Salvador, where they murdered six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter. This violence resulted from contentions for social and economic power throughout El Salvador.

SJU’s Student Newspaper Receives ACP Pacemaker Award


The Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) has awarded Saint Joseph’s University’s student newspaper, The Hawk, a 2014 Pacemaker award for excellence in student media. The Hawk is one of 10 universities to receive the award in the “Four Year Non-Daily Newspaper” category.

Key Measures Indicate Strong Financial Performance for Saint Joseph’s University


Saint Joseph’s University finished the 2013-2014 academic year with a net operating margin of $7.2 million, according to the school’s audited financial statements.

Saint Joseph’s posted total operating revenue of $221.7 million against total operating expenses of $214.4 million. Revenue was up more than $6 million, or 2.9 percent over the 2012-2013 year. Expenses were up $4.7 million, or 2.2 percent over the prior year.

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.