Gray Wolves, Grizzly Bears and Bald Eagles


2007 has been a big year for removal of protected animals from the endangered species list. Three species native to North America that were among the first to be listed after the passage of the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966 have been recovered and no longer need protection. In February, Canis lupus was delisted in certain areas of its range; in March, Ursus arctos horribilis was delisted; in July Haliaeetus leucocephalus was delisted, making headlines.

Bioethics Institute Develops Sustainable Water Filter


<p>The World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to a safe and adequate water supply.

Land Management Workshop Explores Stormwater Strategies


PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 23, 2012) – Stormwater, which is created by runoff of excess rainwater and melted snow, causes downstream flooding, stream bank erosion, sewer overflows and habitat destruction. To help address these conditions, Saint Joseph’s University and the Lower Merion Conservancy will present “Stormwater Strategies: A Technical Workshop,” in the Campion Student Center on Tues., March 6, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public; registration is required.

SJU Welcomes New John P. McNulty Scholars


PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty have announced the third cohort of young women to receive the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. The three scholars, Maria Galassi of Allentown, Pa., Alexa Garrison of Edison, N.J., and Lianette Pappaterra of Landing, N.J., will each receive a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarship and will participate in an intensive mentoring and research program.

Accomplished Alumna to Present Fall McNulty Scholars Lecture


Mary Lynn Fecile, ’88, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the fall installment of the McNulty Scholars Lecture Series. Entitled “Listen to Your Life,” the lecture will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in the SJU Science Center, Room 200.

Science on Display: GeoKids Celebrate Science Education


PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2011) - More than 300 Philadelphia elementary school students who completed GeoKids LINKS, a hands-on science education collaboration involving Saint Joseph’s University (SJU), the Wagner Free Institute of Science (WFIS) and the School District of Philadelphia, will gather at SJU’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena for a year-end celebration on Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. The students who participated in the program are from Gesu, Kearny, Meade and Reynolds schools.

Student Awarded Two National Research Fellowships


PHILADELPHIA (April 29, 2011) - Lena Lupey, a junior biology major from Harrisburg, Pa., has been awarded a $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year. The scholarship program, created to encourage academically outstanding students to enter the science and mathematics fields, awards rising juniors and seniors coverage of undergraduate tuition, room and board, books and fees.

SJU Biologist Earns Grant to Study Science of Cancer and Aging


PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 24, 2009) – The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 27 centers and institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $163,000 grant to Julia Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, to pursue a research initiative into the science of cancer and aging.  Her research will focus on the maintenance of chromosome ends — called telomeres — and how telomeres function in both the aging process and the growth of cancer cells.