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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (October 19, 2007) - Images from and of the past are featured in the next professional gallery exhibit at Saint Joseph's University. Award-winning photographer Johanna Inman's Faded, Cracked and Torn, a collection of 16 photographs of antique lantern slides and old, disregarded books and postcards will be on display Nov. 5 – Dec. 10, 2007. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 6 – 8 p.m.
The Executive-In-Residence for the College of Arts and Sciences, James J. Nealis III '69, former executive vice president of human resources for construction materials giant Lafarge North America, visited campus for the day on Wednesday, October 17. Now retired, Nealis and his wife recently established the Bernadette B. and James J. Nealis '69 Program in Asian Studies with their gift of $2.5 million. The interdisciplinary program will be housed within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Approximately 250 members of the Saint Joseph's University community will come together on Saturday, October 27 for the second annual SJU Community Day, a program uniting students, faculty and staff in an effort to help the neighborhoods around the University.
As technology continues to become a ubiquitous facet of our daily lives, members of the Saint Joseph's University community regularly look for ways to improve the academic experience through computing. In the 10th Annual Technology Open House, held October 11 in the Haub Executive Center, faculty, staff and administrators gathered to assess their progress and look to the future.
Saint Joseph's University alumnus Archbishop John Foley '57 was one of 23 priests named as new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church today by Pope Benedict XVI. The archbishop will be officially elevated in a ceremony at the Vatican on November 24.
PHILADELPHIA (October 12, 2007) — Halloween is a time for dressing up like a favorite comic book character or movie star. But for Saint Joseph's University students, no costumes will be necessary to act as heroes for approximately 400 elementary school students this month, when University will host a series of holiday events to ensure a safe Halloween experience.
The Institute for Violence Research and Prevention at Saint Joseph's University hosts forum with grass roots leaders seeking solutions to violence in the city
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 12, 2007) — Community leaders from more than a dozen grass roots organizations throughout the city have been invited to a "think-tank" discussion of violence in Philadelphia, hosted by the Institute for Violence Research and Prevention (IVRP) at Saint Joseph's University.
PHILADELPHIA (October 10, 2007) — Three Saint Joseph's University professors have been selected for Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA) Innovation in Teaching Awards.
The awards, which were judged by faculty of LaSalle University's education department, carry a $1,000 stipend and expenses paid to the MAACBA Conference. The faculty were presented with the awards on October 5-7 during the annual conference at Niagra University.