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  • Recession Retail: Big Changes Coming to America's Apparel

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    No segment of the economy has been immune from the economic downturn, but U.S. clothing retailers have had a particularly rough time.

    Now, even as the economy makes its slow climb back, the apparel industry isn’t out of the woods. They’re facing another set of challenges: retaining customers as new competitors with game-changing ideas fight to break into the market.

  • Accounting Debate Illustrates Challenge Over International Standards

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    While many companies worldwide use the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to determine what’s listed as an asset or liability, the United States is one of the few countries that still uses its own accounting standards (U.S. GAAP).

    Recently, there has been pressure to get a single set of international accounting standards for every company to follow, regardless of where it’s based. But that’s easier said than done.

  • “Super Cool” Research at SJU

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 8, 2012) - John Berberian, Ph. D., professor of chemistry, has received a $302,228 Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation for his proposal, “The Study of Molecular Motion in Simple Glass-Forming Liquids.”

    Berberian hopes to further understand the forces involved in the behavior of simple glass- forming materials above and near the glass transition temperature, and points to practical applications for the research.

  • Audacious Games: The Future is Redeemed in 'Cloud Atlas'

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Movie lovers are buzzing about a star-studded film with a dizzying plot that opens Oct. 26. Perhaps one of the most challenging book-to-movie translations to date, Warner Brothers' Cloud Atlas features Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant, and is helmed by A-list directors Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix and V for Vendetta) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run and The International).

  • Presidential Election Headed for a Photo Finish

    Monday, October 8, 2012 Video

    With the 2012 presidential election gearing up for the final weeks of the campaign, it’s inevitable that some voters – particularly those who supported then-Senator Barack Obama four years ago – would compare this cycle to the 2008 election, and might be feeling nostalgic for days gone by.

  • Film Office’s Pinkenson to be Recognized with Marketer of the Year Award

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 2, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will honor Sharon Pinkenson with the annual Marketer of the Year Award on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the Campion Student Center’s Doyle Banquet Hall.

  • Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Hosts Fall Carnival

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    What: The Kinney Center will host a carnival for families and donors, the SJU community, and the local autism community. The carnival is one of many events celebrating the official inauguration of C. Kevin Gillespie S.J. ’72 as 27th president of Saint Joseph’s University. The carnival will feature games and activities, food, and face painting for all ages.

    When: Monday, Oct. 8, 2012  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine

  • SJU Reads Selection Brings Diversity Issues to the Forefront

    Friday, September 28, 2012

    SJU Reads, Saint Joseph's community-wide, yearlong reading program brings Dave Eggers' 2009 award-winning non-fiction book Zeitoun to campus. Zeitoun chronicles the plight of a Syrian-born American citizen who chooses to stay in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Interdisciplinary programming for SJU Reads includes a film series, lectures and panel discussions that explore and illuminate topics raised by the book.

  • SJU to Inaugurate C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Ph.D. ’72 as its 27th President

    Friday, September 28, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 1, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University will inaugurate C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Ph.D. ’72 as its 27th president on Friday, Oct. 12, the culmination of a weeklong series of events in celebration of his inauguration.

    The inaugural ceremony will take place in the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena on the Saint Joseph’s campus, with the procession starting at 10:30 a.m. and the ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. 

  • SJU Theatre Company Springs into 85th Season with "Spring Awakening"

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 27, 2012) - The SJU Theatre Company is set to begin its 85th anniversary season with a production of the gripping musical Spring Awakening, which opens Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre and runs through Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. Performances continue Oct. 18-20.