Saint Joseph's University is a major beneficiary of an international agreement in 2005 between King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and President George W. Bush designed to increase the exchange of students and dialogue between the two nations.
Hebrew Bible scholar Bruce Wells, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, has been awarded a $52,000 Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his research on Neo-Babylonian trial procedure. The government of Germany established the Foundation to promote international research, and to foster long-term collaboration among researchers.
The Corporation for National and Community Service has placed Saint Joseph's University on the 2007 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.
Many people write in daily journals, preferring to keep their thoughts, comments and personal reflections private. However, Patrick Samway, S.J., professor of English, recently published a journal he kept while assisting Sudanese refugees several years ago in the hopes that readers would learn about the "genocidal war in Darfur," as he refers to it, and the experiences he had, sometimes quite personal, in setting up and running three primary schools in the Chadian desert.
PHILADELPHIA (February 22, 2008) – For many, the State of Israel stands at the center of how the Jewish people perceive themselves – both as individuals and as a collective group. On Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m., Saint Joseph's University's Jewish-Catholic Institute will host an interfaith dialogue to explore Jewish identity with the Biblical promised land in "Israel at 60: 'Promised Land' for Jews AND Christians," in the Haub Conference Center in McShain Hall. A reception at 6:30 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (February 22, 2008) — The Comey Institute of Industrial Relations at Saint Joseph's University in association with the Philadelphia AFL-CIO is launching a progressive program for the Institute by offering six new classes beginning on March 3, 2008.
The revitalization of the Comey Institute comes with a new director, Thomas Paine Cronin, who is excited about the many advancements that the new curriculum will offer.
PHILADELPHIA (February 22, 2008) - For most students, spring break is a chance to escape to tropical locations or simply lounge at home, disconnected for a moment from the responsibilities of college. But for more than 300 Saint Joseph's University students, the week is a chance to participate in the Appalachian Experience, the University's largest single community service program.
What: Irish Ambassador to the United States H.E. Michael Collins will speak with students and faculty of Saint Joseph's University on the peace process in Ireland. The event is brought to Saint Joseph's by the Irish American Business Chamber and Network of Philadelphia.
When: Friday, Feb. 22 10 a.m.
Where: Saint Joseph's University Mandeville Hall, Wolfington Teletorium 54th Street and City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131
Food industry to share new strategies in competing for consumer attention
PHILADELPHIA (February 14, 2008) – "Food on demand" is a popular trend in the food industry with workdays getting longer and families getting busier. With the prevalence of ready-made food available in an array of retail stores, restaurants and supermarkets, food is being marketed in every possible venue and creating an ever - expanding job market for food industry leaders.
The University Student Senate (USS) has created a new position on their Executive Board, the Vice President for Mission, which will be a crucial link between the ideals of Saint Joseph's University and its main student organization.
Elise Baker '10 is the first Vice President for Mission. She was appointed to the job after an interview process among current student senate members.