The work of SJU geneticist Scott McRobert, Ph.D., was profiled on “The Science of Sleep,” a two-part 60 Minutes program about recent findings in sleep research. McRobert’s work focuses on the effects of sleep deprivation in Drosophila melanogaster, more commonly referred to as the fruit fly. McRobert was interviewed by veteran CBS reporter Lesley Stahl.
PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2008)—Hand an average teenager a camera and you can expect to get back a series of arm's length self-portraits suitable for posting on MySpace or Facebook. But give cameras to 15 motivated high school students from different areas in Philadelphia and you get a picture of the best and worst of what the city's school system has to offer.
PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2008) – The Saint Joseph's University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, will host the 19th annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 18 at Saint Joseph's University in Campion Student Center. Over 200 undergraduate and graduate students from across the northeast will present their research in poster form in the fields of mathematics, computer science, engineering and the natural and social sciences.
A crowd of more than 3,000 students, faculty, staff, community members and city officials filled Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse on April 6 to hear Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmon Tutu give an inspiring lecture entitled "Creating a Community of Peace." Archbishop Tutu drew comparisons between his homeland and Philadelphia, saying that if peace could be achieved after South Africa's struggle with apartheid, the city could stem its problem with urban violence.
Saint Joseph's will hold its eighth annual Take Back The Night Vigil on Wednesday, April 9, in an initiative that aims to end the silence about sexual violence and promote strategies for prevention. The event will be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial at 7 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2008) – Saint Joseph's University's Finance Team recently won the Top Portfolio Team Award for the Core Style of Management at the Undergraduate Level at the Eighth Annual Global Student Investment Forum 2008 in Dayton, Ohio.
PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2008) -- The Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having the No. 1 part-time M.B.A. program in Pennsylvania. This is the fourth time in six years that the Haub School's professional (part-time) M.B.A. program has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report's survey as one of the top 25 part-time programs in the nation.
PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2008) – People say the pharmaceutical industry is out to make money. And health care expert Edward Balotsky, Ph.D., agrees: "It's true;" he said, "and particularly in response to Medicare Part D coverage, concern has been raised that pharmaceutical companies might raise prices for drugs that are most often used by the elderly."
PHILADELPHIA (April 1, 2008) – Kander and Ebb's Chicago, the Tony Award-winning musical theater sensation, opens in Saint Joseph's University's Bluett Theater on Thursday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (March 31, 2008) – Noted theologian James H. Cone, Ph.D., founder of Black Liberation Theology, will present a lecture titled "Wrestling with the Cries of the Oppressed"at Saint Joseph's University on Fri., April 4, from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Presidents' Lounge of Campion Student Center. The event commemorates the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.