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Director Learns Chinese as Asian Studies Program Expands

11/12/2007

"Asia has always fascinated me," said David Carpenter, Ph.D., associate professor of theology. Carpenter has taught history of religions -- chiefly Hinduism and Buddhism -- for 21 years at Saint Joseph's. He has been the director of the Asian studies program for the past 18 months, which has been an exciting time for the faculty and students involved with the minor and certificate program. The Bernadette B. and James J.


A Virtual Reality for SJU

10/05/2007

Why, in the middle of a waning housing market, has Saint Joseph's University decided to invest in real estate?

The University recently purchased two "islands" in the vibrant universe of Second Life. The Haub School of Business is the campus' first investor in the project, which will eventually culminate in the construction of a number of buildings on campus in this virtual world.


Journalism Students Enter Foreign Territory

11/05/2007

If given the chance to travel into a foreign war zone to see how a western journalist effectively covers the chaotic events of warfare, would you?


Faculty Experts Available for Comment on Democratic Debate

10/30/2007

Saint Joseph's University faculty experts from four fields – history, sociology, economics and marketing – are available to speak about issues facing presidential candidates who are converging on Philadelphia for the Democratic debate.

The tips have been collected on the University's website, at http://www.sju.edu/vote08/. The site will be used throughout election season to highlight important voter issues.


Diversity Initiatives Continue, Expand on Campus

10/29/2007

In a message to the University community last week, Valerie Dudley, Ph.D., director of the Office of Institutional Diversity, provided a review and an update on diversity-focused events and initiatives for students, faculty and staff.


Students Receive Award for Forensic Accounting Case Study

10/29/2007

Recent scandals in the news have focused public attention on corporate fraud. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has called for more emphasis on fraud education, recommending the development of fraud-related course materials and cases for students to explore the field of forensic accounting.


Cinematic Classics Hit the Silver Screen…Again

10/29/2007

Stepping into the already dimming movie theater, you scramble to an open seat in the first several rows. Getting comfortable, you dip your hand into your popcorn and look up at the screen to see the murky opening scene of…Jaws?


SJU Celebrates Annual Ignatian Week

10/29/2007

The Saint Joseph's University community is celebrating Ignatian Week from Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 with events for students, faculty and staff to reflect on the Jesuit and Catholic ideals of the University.


SJU Joins Regional Effort to Promote Emergency Preparedness

10/23/2007

PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2007)— Taking into account the impact that disasters have on communities, and using events such as the terrorist attacks of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina as examples, the City of Philadelphia's Emergency Preparedness Review Committee (EPRC) released an evaluation of the city's preparedness and detailed more than 200 recommendations.


Women and Absenteeism

10/23/2007

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 23, 2007) — It's Monday morning and you just woke up to a coughing, sneezing child burning with fever from the flu. In families with two working parents an important decision needs to be made: Who stays home? New research says that it's considered more socially acceptable for mom, rather than dad, to be absent from work.


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