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'Jesuit' is the Focus of New Student Business Alliance

02/04/2014

PHILADELPHIA (February 4, 2014) — With a 400-year tradition, the value of a Jesuit business education has withstood the test of time. There are currently 1.9 million alumni, representing 28 Jesuit colleges and universities, throughout the United States. Graduates include former governors, a CIA director, and scores of authors, CEOs and entrepreneurs.


University Gallery Exhibits Art on Social Justice in Philadelphia

01/21/2014

In accordance with SJU’s commitment to social justice, the University Gallery will showcase the work of four Philadelphia artists — Daniel Heyman, Glen Sacks, Sarah McEneaney and Susan Hagen ­— who examine social justice issues in their work.


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.


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