News Archives

  • Is ‘Anxiety Culture’ a Societal New Norm?

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    For years, there has been research attempting to understand the impact of anxiety on our daily actions. However, SJU’s adjunct professor of philosophy, Michael Schapira, Ph.D., believes that the key to understanding anxiety is to instead view it as a prevalent force of contemporary society and examine it holistically.
  • A view from above of Bruce Springsteen standing on stage, singing and playing guitar.

    From Stage to Stream, "The Boss" Remains a Master Storyteller

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    The new Netflix special “Springsteen on Broadway,” which treats fans to a performance from his year-plus residency at New York’s Walter Kerr Theatre, shows a different side of Springsteen: the skilled rhetorician.
  • A door with a plaque reading "Saint Joseph's University Counseling and Psychological Services"

    Tackling a New Semester with ‘Mindfulness’

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    As with many transitions, the beginning of the semester can bring with it many stresses. A program offered by Counseling and Psychological Services at SJU looks to ease these tensions with mindfulness.
  • A closeup of graph paper, on which is written "Actually I Can"

    Do New Year’s Resolutions Work? Only If We See Every Day as a New Beginning

    Friday, January 4, 2019

    Phyllis Anastasio, Ph.D., professor of psychology, answers questions about the psychology behind New Year’s resolutions.
  • A photo of three priests: on the left is Father Hurtado, at center is Father Percic, and on the right is Father Wildes.

    Visiting Jesuits Bring Ignatian Approach to Important Topics

    Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Three members of the Society of Jesus — Manuel Hurtado Duran, S.J., Janez Perčič, S.J. and Kevin Wildes, S.J. '76 — joined the SJU community this past summer, bringing with them a wealth of expertise in timely topics.
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    What are You Doing New Year’s? What About Your Kids?

    Monday, December 31, 2018

    With late night parties and champagne toasts at midnight, New Year’s Eve is definitely more of an adult holiday. But when are kids old enough to truly ring in the new year?
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    App Improves Communication in Non-Verbal Children with Autism

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    Researchers at the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University have tested a high-tech approach to improving social and communication skills in non-verbal and minimally verbal children with autism.
  • Clint Springer stands in front of some trees.

    May All Your Christmases Be Green

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    If you haven't already purchased your Christmas tree, an SJU environmental scientist suggests that it's not too late to look for a sustainable option.
  • Sensory-friendly toys, including a blue pinwheel, a mini-football and a clear bouncy ball, on a brown table. Inclu

    These Are a Few of Our Favorite Sensory-Friendly Things

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    If you have a loved-one with autism on your holiday gift list, check out these suggestions from the expert staff at The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.
  • Ambassador McFaul

    Former Ambassador Offers Cautiously Hopeful Picture of Russia-U.S. Relations

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Michael McFaul, an ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, presented a speech on relations between the two superpowers last week as part of the Evelyn S. and Anthony M. ’60 Carfagno Endowed Lecture Series.