News

  • What's Behind Rising Food Prices, Beyond the U.S. Drought

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    <p>Consumers see buying from area farmers and producers as a good way to keep money and jobs close to home, improving the local economy while protecting American jobs.&nbsp;But does buying local really make a significant economic difference?</p>
  • Sleep Expert Urges Students to Hit the Sack before the School Bells Ring

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    <p>As preparations for a new school year get under way, Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University psychologist and sleep expert Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., reminds parents and kids not to forget the most important school supply of all: sleep.</p>
  • New School Year, New School: Helping Kids Cope with Catholic School Restructuring

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    <p>Although many Catholic schools received reprieves from impending closings and mergers, hundreds of students will be affected by Catholic school restructuring this September.</p>
  • SJU Freshmen Immerse Themselves in Service and the City

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    <p>One hundred-plus first-year students from the Class of 2016 arrived at Saint Joseph&rsquo;s four days earlier than their classmates to participate in the Philadelphia Service Immersion Program</p>
  • Five Tips for a Successful Roommate Relationship

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    <p>For many first-year college students, living in a residence hall may be the first time they have to share a room with another person. It can be an exciting, but at times trying experience.</p>
  • SJU Gallery to Feature Paintings by Meghan Cox

    Friday, August 10, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 10, 2012) – The work in “Posey,” a collection of paintings by Philadelphia artist Meghan Cox on exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Monday, Aug. 20, thru Friday, Sept. 21, features subjects caught in moments of ambiguous action. The exhibit opens the 2012-13 academic year for the SJU Gallery. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6-8 p.m.

  • Bioethics Institute Develops Sustainable Water Filter

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Video

    <p>The World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to a safe and adequate water supply. To help address this public health crisis, a team of students, faculty and fellows associated with Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/bioethics/index.html">Institute of Catholic Bioethics</a>&nbsp;has developed an inexpensive and sustainable slow-sand water filter for use by less-developed nations.</p>
  • Health Commissioner Awards Saint Joseph’s for its Support of Nursing Mothers

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 2, 2012) – On August 2, the Philadelphia Health Commissioner and Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity Donald Fr. Schwarz, M.D., MPH, awarded Saint Joseph’s University a "Breastfeeding Friendly Employer" certificate for its initiatives in support of nursing mothers. Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology who served on a committee responsible for the introduction of a lactation room on campus, accepted the award of behalf of the University.

  • SJU Offers New Graduate Degrees in Theology and Education

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    Saint Joseph’s University is expanding its graduate programs in fall 2012 with a Master of Arts in Theology and Society and an Online Master of Science in Educational Leadership with a focus on Catholic school education.

  • Research: Celeb-Sponsored Tweets Don't Always Pay

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    <p>Reality stars like Kim Kardashian and Lauren Conrad are using their star power to promote consumer brands and products on Twitter. But do these celebrity-sponsored tweets really help to market a product?&nbsp;New research from Saint Joseph&#39;s University in Philadelphia explores this trend and its effectiveness in marketing to young adults between the ages of 18 and 27.</p>