From the Greek astronomer Pythagoras' theory of "the music of the spheres" to the concept of using colored lights to present songs to a deaf audience, the idea that we can "see" music or associate physical properties to it has been around for centuries. According to research supported by Saint Joseph's University mathematician Rachel Hall, Ph.D., that idea may not be far from the truth, and geometric delineation of music isn't as counterintuitive as some may think.
PHILADELPHIA (May 21, 2008) – Of the 56 Pennsylvania students who applied for the Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship, Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors (PAPME) honored only one recipient, recent Saint Joseph's University graduate and English major David King, with a cash award at a public banquet earlier this month.
Junior psychology major Edward O'Brien is not interested in the average college experience. His hard work on Hawk Hill has landed him a slot at the Erasmus Institute summer program at the University of Notre Dame this summer. The Cherry Hill, N.J., native is one of only 12 students selected through a competitive application process from applicants throughout the country.
PHILADELPHIA (May 19, 2008)—Eighty Saint Joseph's University students are putting their summer plans on hold and traveling across the country to volunteer their time and efforts for Collegiate Challenge, a summer immersion trip.
Saint Joseph's University students traveled to New Orleans, La., in April to present research in the field of chemistry to some of the best scientific minds in the country and to their peers at the American Chemical Society's National Meeting and Exposition.
One constant has remained through Saint Joseph's move to coeducation, its recognition as a University and the physical expansion of its campus: the presence of James W. Moore, S.J., associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Now, after 45 consecutive years of hard work and dedication to the University, Fr. Moore is retiring from his position, effective at the end of June.
PHILADELPHIA (May 2, 2008)—Award-winning filmmaker Deron Albright, M.F.A., associate professor of fine and performing arts at Saint Joseph's University, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Ghana, West Africa, for the 2008-09 academic year.
Some of the best and brightest of SJU's 2008 graduating class are featured in the Office of University Communications' Commencement Newsroom at http://www.sju.edu/news/commencement.
The site features a variety of student, from triplet business majors to a former Washington Post Iraqi correspondent.
For information specific to commencement weekend, visit http://www.sju.edu/commencement.
PHILADELPHIA (April 22, 2008) – Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nation's largest private supporter of science education, has awarded Saint Joseph's University $1 million to fund multiple initiatives in the biology and physics departments, including interdisciplinary efforts between the two departments, undergraduate student research, faculty, curriculum and laboratory development and outreach programs.