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Leigh Anne Tiffany '15

SJU Graduate Receives New York Women in Communications Scholarship

05/05/2015

Saint Joseph’s University senior Leigh Anne Tiffany of Blue Bell, Pa., was one of 18 young women selected to receive the highly competitive New York Women in Communications Scholarship, and one of two chosen to receive support for graduate school.


From the Hawks’ Nest to Print

03/02/2015

The two nesting red-tailed hawks who made Hawk Hill their home is now documented in “Crimson and Gray: The Red-Tailed Hawks of Saint Joseph’s University.”


A Withering Challenge: Scholar Studies Leaf Scorch

08/04/2010

PHILADELPHIA (August 4, 2010) – With more than a month until the official start of fall, some leaves are already withering on the campus of Saint Joseph’s University. But it’s not the unusually intense summer heat that is shriveling the campus’s green foliage. It is the plant bacteria Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), which causes the disease known as leaf scorch.


Not Humbug: Christmas Trees and Climate Change

11/28/2012

Given recent extreme weather events – the summer’s brutal heat and subsequent drought, followed by Superstorm Sandy’s disastrous path – newly green-conscious consumers may be wondering how to lessen their carbon footprint this holiday season.


John P. McNulty Scholars Welcomed to Saint Joseph’s

09/26/2012

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 26, 2012) - Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty announced the fourth cohort of young women to receive the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. The three scholars, Christina Freeman of Hatboro, Pa.; Heidi Kurn, of Troy, Mich.; and Kathleen Logan of Springfield, Pa., will each receive a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarship and will participate in an intensive mentoring and research program.


To Avoid Spreading Germs, Expert Recommends Hand Washing

11/05/2009

Fears of contracting the H1N1 virus this flu season have people steering clear of strangers with coughs and scolding friends who don’t sneeze into their crooked elbows. With everyone trying to stay germ free, hand sanitizer has become a popular means of protection. But although a quick pump from a Purell dispenser is the most convenient form of hand cleaning, is it the best?


Decoding the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

11/05/2009

On Nov. 21, 2009, Americans with a genetic medical condition will no longer live in fear of discrimination from their employers because of their unique genetic code. On that date, The Genetic Information Nondiscrimation Act (GINA) goes into effect, prohibiting employers from discriminating in terms of hiring, promotion, firing or any other terms and conditions of employment based on an individual’s genetic code.


How Many More Species Will Go the Way of the Dinosaur?

04/07/2010

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is the oldest and largest global environmental network, governments have failed to meet targets to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. Their recent message says we are now witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago.


Scientists Awaiting the Mutation of H1N1

10/05/2009

Infectious disease experts are awaiting an infinitesimal event of momentous importance: the mutation of the novel H1N1 influenza virus. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization are constantly monitoring the virus as it spreads,” says John Tudor, Ph.D., a microbiologist at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, “but there is no way to predict where, when or if mutation will occur.”


Oil Spill 101: What Have We Learned?

09/09/2010

Though the recent oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the BP/Deep Water Horizon oilrig explosion is no longer leading headlines, this fall, the disaster will be a major topic of conversation and study in environmental science classrooms around the country.


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