News

  • Bioethics Institute Announces Research Fellows Program

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute of Catholic Bioethics recently established the Allen and Dolores Gustafson Distinguished Research Fellows Program to support interdisciplinary bioethics research. The program was made possible by a $100,000 donation by Institute board member Allen M. Gustafson and his sister, Linnea Gustafson Rutkowski.

  • A New Voice at the New School: Baritone Vocalist Aims for Opera Career

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    <p>Asked to name his favorite opera, senior classics major Jonathan Mortensen &rsquo;12 at first shakes his head, daunted by the magnitude of the question. But then he settles.</p> <p>&ldquo;It has to be Otello,&rdquo; he says, referring to Giuseppe Verdi&rsquo;s four-act work based on Shakespeare&rsquo;s Othello. &ldquo;Specifically the character Iago. It&rsquo;s the best bass role.&rdquo;</p>
  • Twin Sisters, Dual Passion: Where Family Business Meets Beach

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    <p>To U.S. citizens, the idea of starting a family business, setting your own hours and working for yourself is a slice of the American dream. For twins Arrial and Gaelan Finnerty &rsquo;12, that dream is a reality. For many, being an entrepreneur is a full-time job. For others, being a full-time student is a full-time job. As food marketing majors at SJU, the twin-sister team has managed to build and grow a business while simultaneously pursuing their undergraduate degrees &mdash; not to mention their status as food marketing student ambassadors, the leadership positions they hold for Hawks Against Hunger and the fact that Arrial was just inducted into Alpha Iota Delta, the international honor society in decision sciences and information systems.</p>
  • From Hawk Hill to the Ivy League, Chemical Biology Grad Heads to Yale

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Video

    <p>&ldquo;I read while I walk, I take pride in wearing a lab coat, and my glasses are held together by paperclips,&rdquo; says Stephen Capuzzi &rsquo;12 of Marple, Pa., a self-proclaimed &ldquo;nerd,&rdquo; whose thirst for knowledge and commitment to helping others have fueled his love of the sciences.</p>
  • SJU Theater Company to Present Mark Twain's "Is He Dead?"

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    <p>The SJU Theatre Company will be the first college or professional group in Philadelphia to present Is He Dead?, a comedy recently rediscovered from the archives of legendary American humorist Mark Twain. The show runs in Bluett Theatre for only one week, Wednesday, April 18 through Sunday April 22.</p>
  • Business Honor Society Awarded Gold

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    <p>PHILADELPHIA&nbsp; (April 25, 2012)&shy; - Saint Joseph&#39;s University&#39;s Haub School of Business&#39; (HSB) collegiate chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has been selected as the Gold Chapter Award winner for 2012. The student chapter competed against 504 collegiate chapters around the globe. Beta Gamma Sigma will present Saint Joseph&#39;s with this prestigious award at its annual conference in San Diego, Calif. on April 29.</p>
  • Sixth Annual Candlelight Vigil Remembers Homicide Victims of 2011

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    <p>PHILADELPHIA (April 23, 2012) &ndash; In the last several months, national attention has been called to the impact of senseless violence on communities through the ongoing Trayvon Martin case unfolding in Sanford, Fla. In Philadelphia, 324 victims lost their lives to homicide in 2011 &ndash; an increase from 2010&rsquo;s 306. On Thursday, April 26, Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University students and members of the community will remember these victims at their sixth annual Candlelight Vigil, held in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial at 7 p.m.</p>
  • Students Promote Water Justice With Water Awareness Week

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    <p>PHILADELPHIA (April 18, 2012) &ndash; Every day, many college students take for granted the fact that their water is clean, regulated and available. For more than a billion of the Earth&#39;s inhabitants, however, there is no guarantee of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Saint Joseph&#39;s students have initiated a week of programming to bring attention to this important global issue. Water Awareness Week 2012 will take place on Saint Joseph&#39;s campus from April 16 &ndash; 20 and will offer college students practical steps they can take to influence change around this issue.</p>
  • Anti-Violence Center Helps Local Kids See Documentary 'Bully'

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence, in conjunction with The Bully Project, is sending more than 1,200 Philadelphia students this week to see the documentary Bully. The film, directed by Sundance and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, offers a look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families.

  • Workshop Supports Siblings of Individuals with Autism

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (April 16, 2012) - Siblings play an important role in the lives of individuals with autism, and they also face a unique set of challenges. To address the needs of this essential population, The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University began offering Sibshops, workshops designed to help brothers and sisters talk about their struggles and successes, learn to serve as role models, and manage common situations.