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SJU Honors Leaders, Tackles Issues in Catholic Education

01/15/2014

PHILADELPHIA (January 14, 2014) — In recognition of Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 26-Feb. 1), Saint Joseph’s University’s Center for Catholic and Urban Education (CCUE) will host a lecture and awards ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A reception will precede the event at 5:30 p.m.


Chemist Awarded ACS Petroleum Research Fund Grant

01/10/2014

PHILADELPHIA (January 10, 2014) — Peter Graham, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, was recently awarded a $65,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, which supports fossil fuel research at institutions in the United States and other countries. The award will support his research that analyzes methods of developing new catalysts for carbon dioxide utilization.


Saint Joseph's University Announces New Dean

01/08/2014

Amanda McCombs Thomas, Ph.D., a psychologist and administrator from Loyola University Maryland, a fellow Jesuit institution in Baltimore, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University. She will assume her new position on July 1, 2014.


Grants and Contracts Affirm SJU’s Commitment to Early Childhood Education

01/02/2014

PHILADELPHIA (December 18, 2013) — Saint Joseph’s University’s Early Childhood Development and Education Laboratory (ECDEL) was recently awarded substantial contracts to continue research and training in early childhood education and to embark on a new endeavor with the Philadelphia Please Touch Museum.


Faces in the Wood: Artist Creates New Sculptures for SJU Exhibit

12/18/2013

PHILADELPHIA (December 18, 2013)  — Jay Walker, a Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist, will showcase his work in Saint Joseph’s University Gallery from Dec. 20 - Feb. 4. His exhibit, titled “Testaments,” will feature drawings and freestanding wooden sculptures created specifically for this exhibit.  A reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 5-7 p.m.


Photo: Cardozo

From Hercules to Superman: Ancient Heroes Inspire Modern Comics

12/11/2013

Carl Cardozo ’15, history and ancient studies double major, was one of four undergraduate students selected via blind submission to present a research paper at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) in Philadelphia this fall


Associate Dean of Huzhou University in China Conducts Research at SJU

12/09/2013

PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 4, 2013) – For more than ten years, Benjamin Liebman, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of economics, has researched the steel industry and its impact on world trade. Part of Liebman’s focus is on China, the top producer and consumer of coal, and the export tariffs China formerly placed on metallurgical coke, a derivative of coal, and a key ingredient used to make steel.


Tickled Pink: Prof Turns Flamingo Research into Children’s Book

12/06/2013

Psychologist Matthew Anderson, Ph.D., can give you plenty of reasons why the study of flamingos is relevant to his field and to understanding other species — humans included. His research on the iconic bird has been published in Journal of Ornithology, Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition and many other peer-reviewed journals.


Graduate Food Marketing Names New Director

11/21/2013

PHILADELPHIA (November 21, 2013) – Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business welcomes Bryant Wynes of Abingdon, Md., as the new director of the executive food marketing graduate program. He replaces Christine Hartmann, who assumed the role of director of the Haub School's professional MBA program.


Haub Degree Completion Student Awarded Gold Leaf Scholarship

11/12/2013

PHILADELPHIA (November 12, 2013) – Denise Mann, a resident of Belmont Hills, Pa., recently received the Main Line Chamber of Commerce Gold Leaf Scholarship, which is awarded to female students who exhibit outstanding leadership qualities. She received this $4,000 scholarship, sponsored by Mike Buongiorno, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Main Line Health, during the Main Line Chamber of Commerce Gold Leaf Luncheon on Sept. 24.


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