News

  • Representatives from MARS visit a food chemistry class.

    Food Chemistry: Where Business, Science and Chocolate Collide

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    When eating chocolate is on the syllabus, you can bet no one skips class. Students enrolled in Chem. 112 and 112L, a chemistry course for food marketing majors, packed into a Science Center classroom on Tuesday, November 9, for a visit from MARS Chocolate’s North American Headquarters. In the food chemistry course, business students learn about the nutritional makeup of foods and cover hot topics in the industry related to food composition.
  • Red christmas present

    Deck the Aisles: Expert Tips on Selecting the Perfect Gift

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    ’Tis the season to create wish lists, stock up on stocking stuffers and obsesses over selecting the right presents. Ernest Baskin, Ph.D., assistant professor of food marketing and gift giving expert, notes the importance of focusing on practicality over desirability during the gift selection process.
  • Student Persistence Rates Rise

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Saint Joseph’s University has recorded two of the highest persistence rates in its history, for first-year students returning for a second year and for the six-year graduation rate of undergraduate day students, based on available data.

  • Children and gender norms

    Baby Dolls or Dump Trucks? Kids, Toys and Gender Norms

    Monday, December 5, 2016

    Assistant Professor of Psychology Clare Conry-Murray, Ph.D., published research in Merrill-Palmer Quarterly revealing that children are influenced by gender norms in potentially harmful ways: They do not recognize unequal opportunities available to boys and girls.
  • Aer Lingus and Kenney Center Collaboration

    Aer Lingus and the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Announce Visual Guide for Air Travel that Assists Individuals with Autism

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Aer Lingus and the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support have partnered to develop a visual guide that helps individuals with autism and related disorders prepare for and experience air travel. Believed to be the first of its kind offered by an airline, the guide is now available for families and caretakers to access via Aerlingus.com.
  • Barbelin in snow flurries.

    ’Tis the Season to be Jolly: Holiday Happenings on Hawk Hill

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Last week, Saint Joseph’s University’s holiday festivities kicked off with the Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Drive. Members of the faculty and staff collected baskets full of ingredients to donate to local families for their Thanksgiving dinners. During this special season, join with your SJU friends and colleagues to celebrate at the many events planned on Hawk Hill.
  • Richard N. Gioioso, Ph.D.

    Castro's Death and Cuba's Path Forward

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Cuba expert Richard N. Gioioso, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science offers his thoughts on how the death of Fidel Castro will affect the island nation.
  • Crowdsoursing image

    Uber, Yelp and Marketing Decision-Marking: The Future of Crowdsourcing

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Recent research by Mark Lang, Ph.D., assistant professor of food marketing, proposes how crowdsourcing, the fuel behind today's sharing economy, can benefit more than just consumers — it can also accurately predict market outcomes and trends that affect profitability for major companies.
  • An image of the earth with people around it

    International Business Students Present On Issues Of Sustainability

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Saint Joseph’s Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics presents “Sustainability in the International Arena,” a competition of international business students, on Thursday, December 1, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall.
  • RecyleMania Award

    SJU Recycling Efforts Honored with Pennsylvania State Resolution

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Pa. State Rep. Lynwood Savage on Nov. 17 presented SJU with a citation for its 2016 RecycleMania Grand Champion (Pennsylvania) title. SJU achieved a 48.9 percent recycling rate, the highest in the state.