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Politics Take the Playing Field at Super Bowl LI


Super Bowl LI, like every championship match-up before it, will inspire friendly bets, team rivalry and lots of yelling at the television. This year’s commercials, however, might get as heated as the game. David Allan, Ph.D. ’99 (MBA), chair of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, offers predictions and commentary on this year's politically-charged championship.

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Deck the Aisles: Expert Tips on Selecting the Perfect Gift


’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.

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Uber, Yelp and Marketing Decision-Marking: The Future of Crowdsourcing


Recent research by Mark Lang, Ph.D., assistant professor of food marketing, proposes how crowdsourcing, the fuel behind today's sharing economy, can benefit more than just consumers — it can also accurately predict market outcomes and trends that affect profitability for major companies.

Richard N. Gioioso, Ph.D.

Castro's Death and Cuba's Path Forward


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.

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How Family Businesses Can Make the Most of Small Business Saturday


How can your family business make the most of Small Business Saturday? Mary Nicoletti, Director of the Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship at Saint Joseph’s University, offers tips on how to make the most of the holiday.

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Tricked by Treats: Why Customers Will Spend More This Halloween


Ernest Baskin, Ph.D., assistant professor of food marketing, explains why pumpkin-flavored everything and Halloween-themed goodies continue to fly off the shelves.

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'Tis the Season to be Fright-Filled


Creepy Halloween attractions entertain and usually frighten participants with simulated scenes of terror and panic. Psychologist Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., who studies emotion and health, says that these fearsome experiences can actually be good for your health.

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A Candidacy of Firsts


Katherine A.S. Sibley, professor of history and an expert in first ladies, discusses Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy in the context of her role as first lady.

SJU Faculty Experts: Evangelical Voters and Presidential Politics


Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Katie Oxx, Ph.D., offers insight into the difference between religious and evangelical voters.

Why Choose Just One? A Different Approach to Voting


Recently, The Washington Post and ABC News annual poll found that, for the first time in its history, the two leading candidates for president — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump — are viewed unfavorably by a majority of the voting public. Meanwhile, Green Party leader Jill Stein has called on Bernie Sanders to collaborate with her on a third-party ticket. But what would an election with three viable candidates do to election math?