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  • Ron Klimberg, Ph.D. (left) poses with the winning team: Michael Ciarrocchi ’17, Anthony DellaPia ’17, Timothy Marsh ’17 and sponsor Bob Siegel of Privacy Ref

    Using Data to Solve Problems — and Win the Cup

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    What do preventing data breaches, determining soccer ticket prices, scheduling beer production and predicting bequests have in common? They’re all challenges that can be solved with data. Eight teams of business intelligence & analytics students at Saint Joseph’s spent weeks analyzing real challenges presented by Privacy Ref, the Philadelphia Union, Flying Fish Brewery, and SJU’s alumni office as part of their final project for the Advanced Analytics course.
  • Biology Majors Receive Fellowships from American Society for Microbiology

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    PHILADELPHIA (December 14, 2016) — Saint Joseph’s University biology majors Vincent Pepe ’17 and Marisa Egan ’18 have been named recipients of American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

    Each fellow receives up to a $4,000 stipend and funding for travel expenses to the ASM Microbe Meeting next June in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Child sleeping.

    Holiday Sleep Tips for Kids Help Parents Keep the Season Bright

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    The holidays can pose great challenges for parents who must juggle seasonal excitement and overtired kids. SJU sleep expert and Professor of Psychology Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., offers suggestions for parents to help kids navigate high spirits and the need for rest during the holiday season.
  • 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.