Press Release

English Professor Receives NEH Fellowship for Thomas Wyatt Scholarship


PHILADELPHIA (December 17, 2014) — Jason Powell, D.Phil., associate professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, has received a $50,400 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to complete the second of a two-volume project on the poetry and prose of Sir Thomas Wyatt. With this award, Powell plans to take a sabbatical during the 2015-16 academic year to focus on Wyatt’s poetry.

Saint Joseph’s Named to President’s Higher Ed Community Service Honor Roll


PHILADELPHIA (December 15, 2014) —Saint Joseph’s University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year. Since 2006, The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has recognized the colleges and universities that are highly committed to volunteering and community service.

They Can See Clearly Now


Frames to Go, an Institute of Catholic Bioethics program, has collected 1,500 pairs of used eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries.

International Experts Engage on Family Business Succession at Saint Joseph’s


PHILADELPHIA (December 3, 2014) — The Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship (IFBE) at the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University will host an event titled Succession: The keys to a successful leadership transition.

Christopher Kelly

SJU Professor Embarks on Government-Sponsored Study of Interrogation


Assistant Professor Chris Kelly is designing a study with the Philadelphia Police Department to investigate how contextual cues can influence the memory, cooperation, and openness of witnesses to serious crime in the city.

Sculptor Lindsay Carone Presents “Gabion” at SJU Gallery


PHILADELPHIA (October 29, 2014) — Derived from the Italian word gabbione, meaning “big cage,” a gabion is a durable box or basket, often made of wire mesh and filled with rocks, concrete, sand or other heavy substances. Used predominantly in civil engineering to combat erosion and in the creation of dams, gabions have recently been incorporated into landscape design as a decorative feature.

CHINA Town Hall Features Live Webcast with Former President Jimmy Carter


PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2014) — China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of all Americans. To help illuminate this important international relationship, Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) will host the National Committee on United States-China Relations’ (NCUSCR) eighth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Interfaith Expert Elected President of International Council of Christians and Jews


PHILADELPHIA (August 26, 2014) —The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) announced that Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations (IJCR) of Saint Joseph’s University was elected its president effective immediately.

SJU Announces Campus Monument to Commemorate 'Nostra Aetate'


PHILADELPHIA (September 19, 2014) — Saint Joseph's University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J.’72, announced recently that in the fall of 2015, the University will mark the golden anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican declaration that ushered in a new era of friendship with the Jewish people, by erecting a monument on its campus.

SJU Workshop Provides Overview, Advice on College Admissions Process


PHILADELPHIA (October 17, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University will host a College Ready Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Cardinal Foley Student Center on the Maguire Campus, for high school juniors or seniors and their families preparing to apply to college.