• What Can Corporate America Learn From the Chilean Miners?

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    Leadership is everywhere. Nowhere was this more evident than in the belly of the Chilean mine in the weeks and months following the Aug. 5 collapse.

    “Corporate America has a lot to learn from the Chilean miners,” says Ron Dufresne, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University who studies leadership. “One critical takeaway from this experience is the power of vulnerability,” he explains. “Leadership happens because of vulnerability.”

  • What If Your Child’s the Bully?

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    No parent wants to learn that their child is being bullied. But it may be even harder to hear that their child is the bully. What does a parent do when they’re told?

    “Take a deep breath and don’t panic,” advises Sally Kuykendall, Ph.D., assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. “Resist the temptation to respond defensively with ‘not my child.’ Understand that your child may be testing behaviors.”

  • Inaccuracy and Bias: The Delicate Science of Polling

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    A recent post-election analysis by Nate Silver in his FiveThirtyEight blog measured the accuracy of polls leading up to midterm elections. His findings indicated not only inaccuracies from a number of polling organizations, but bias in their predictions. What causes these statistical slipups and polling prejudices? Is it the result of bias in polling organizations or an expected reality of predictive polling?

  • What’s Behind China’s Religious Resurgence?

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    The vast populace of China is experiencing a new purchasing power fueled by changing economic policies. Meanwhile, China watchers are reporting another lifestyle shift in the world’s third largest country: the resurgence of organized religion.

  • Closing the Gap: Professor Studies Variables in Math Achievement

    Monday, November 8, 2010

    In classrooms across the United States today, there is a push to improve mathematics achievement. But how do students’ backgrounds influence potential for academic success? Education scholar and Saint Joseph’s University professor Aubrey Wang is finding clear evidence that student background relate to their exposure to mathematics and performance in mathematics, even at the preschool and kindergarten levels.

  • Groundbreaking Set for Academic Center and Learning Commons

    Monday, November 8, 2010

    University President Timothy R. Lannon, S. J., and other officials will break ground for the John R. Post ’60 Academic Center at a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at noon on the lawn outside the Francis A. Drexel Library.

  • Neighborhood Children Enjoy Belated Halloween at SJU

    Friday, November 5, 2010

    What: It’s so much fun – it’s scary! Saint Joseph’s University’s Boo Crew 2010 brings elementary school trick-or-treaters who live in at-risk neighborhoods to freshmen dorms where SJU students will distribute Halloween goodies from their rooms. Afterwards, everyone will gather for face painting, pumpkin decorating and more.

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University Sourin and LaFarge Residence Halls City and Cardinal Avenues Philadelphia, Pa., 19131

    When: Friday, Nov. 5 3-5 p.m.

  • 5th Annual 5k Race Raises Domestic Violence Awareness

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    Date: Sunday, Nov. 7

    Time: 8 – 9 a.m. Check-in 9:30 a.m. Race begins

    Place: Saint Joseph’s University Finnesey Field Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

    Registration: Online registration is open until Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. Individual Rate: $30 Group Rate: $20 Student (with I.D.): $15

  • Celebrating 40 years of Co-education at Saint Joseph’s

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2010) -- It was 1971 when women first took their seats as undergraduate day students at Saint Joseph’s University. Today, members of that first groundbreaking class, and those who followed, are recognized leaders in their respective fields. In celebration of these women, and 40 years of co-education at the University, the Haub School of Business (HSB) has developed an executive lecture series, “The Spirit of Women.”

  • SJU to Present O’Pake ’61 with Shield of Loyola

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2010) – The Saint Joseph’s University Alumni Association will present Pa. State Sen. Michael A. O’Pake, Esq. ’61, with its most prestigious honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, at its annual Alumni Gala on Friday, Nov. 5 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. A Berks County native, O’Pake was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1968, and has been a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate since 1972.