• A Drop in the Bucket Makes Big Impact for Autism

    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 21, 2011) — Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Consider the impact not just on the individual, but their family members, caregivers and educators. From March 7 through May 8, coin collection boxes at registers in Wawa Food Stores across Pennsylvania will be gathering funds to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.

  • Biology Professor, Students Present at AAAS Annual Meeting

    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    A group of Saint Joseph's University students, led by Scott McRobert Ph.D., professor of biology, attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) globally renowned annual conference in Washington, D.C. McRobert presented "Bedtime Stories for Fido: Life in a Biodiversity Laboratory" at Family Science Days, a sub-conference of AAAS on Feb. 19.

  • Cap & Bells to Present ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 9, 2011)—Mobile technology has taken over our lives. From status updates to social check-ins, it seems that there’s nothing we can’t accomplish with our phones. But how does our constant digital connection to others affect the way we exit this world? Saint Joseph's University’s Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society explores this question in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, the second production of its 83rd season. The show opens on Thursday, Feb.

  • Professors’ Research Offers a Plate of Surprises

    Monday, February 7, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (February 7, 2011) - For many people, eating organic food is more than a culinary preference - it’s a carefully calculated lifestyle choice. Organic products typically cost 10 to 40 percent more than similar conventionally produced products, making this lifestyle choice expensive. But how organic are these products?

  • Haub School of Business Dean to Lead AACSB International

    Monday, February 7, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 7, 2011) - Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70, dean of Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business, was elected vice chair-chair elect of AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business based in Tampa, Fla.

  • Immersion Trip Puts Bioethics in Perspective

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    While most students were settling into the last leg of winter break, 15 Saint Joseph’s University students embarked on a service immersion trip to Guatemala. The journey, which lasted from January 6 to 14, was the culmination of the fall 2010 Faith-Justice course, Just Health Care in Developing Nations, co-taught by Peter Clark, S.J., professor of theology and director of the Institute for Catholic Bioethics, and Ann Marie Jursca Keffer, assistant director of the Faith-Justice Institute.

  • Gambling on the Big Game: The Risk of Concussions

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    A previous study of ex-NFL players showed that the damage caused by concussions occurs in the same region of the brain as damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease, resulting in increased concern over post-concussion related injuries and trauma of athletes.

  • How Has Facebook Affected Employment Law?

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    Employers are tripping over legal hurdles as more companies and their workers use social media tools like Twitter and Facebook.

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering a case that explores whether a medical-transportation company illegally fired an employee after she criticized her boss on Facebook.

  • Brand References and Music Videos

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    In recent years, marketers have begun to integrate product placement into popular TV shows, video games, movies and music. While many of these subtle advertising opportunities are the collaborative work of producers and marketers, it is sometimes the work of the artists themselves.

  • To Negotiate or to Retaliate: Conflict Resoution in Russia

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    Many observers of the recent suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport were surprised that despite the carnage, the airport remained open for business. While some claimed that this response was an example of Russian toughness and stoicism in the face of a crisis, Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., chair and professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, believes that something else was at work.