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Fr. Curry at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Founder of National Theater Workshop of the Handicapped Passes Away


Richard Curry, S.J. ’68 (B.A.), died December 19 at the age of 72. Fr. Curry — a Jesuit priest, an actor, a teacher, a master baker and an author — was born without a right forearm. He devoted his life’s work to God, the arts and empowering people with disabilities.

SJU Alumnus Named to Top Cabinet Post for Philadelphia Mayor-Elect


Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has named Michael DiBerardinis ’71 to be his managing director. Currently deputy mayor for environmental and community resources as well as parks and recreation commissioner, DiBerardinis will take office in January.

Saint Joseph’s University Strengthens Suicide Prevention Efforts


Colleges across the nation are seeing a rise in mental health issues impacting students. Saint Joseph’s University is one of about 100 universities to join the Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program in which a team of 14 members including staff, administrators, faculty and one student who meat monthly to prevent suicide, curb substance abuse and promote the general well-being of our students.

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

Former Sandy Hook Teacher to Share Her Story of Choosing Hope


Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, former first grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will speaks at Saint Joseph’s University on Friday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., in the Wolfington Teletorium in Mandeville Hall.

Out of Darkness walk at SJU

SJU Event Brings Suicide Awareness “Out of the Darkness”


Over 350 Saint Joseph’s University students, staff, faculty and members of the community participated in an “Out of the Darkness” walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention on Sunday, Nov. 1.

Citizen Science Project Tracks On-Campus Bird Mortality, and Life


Matthew J. Anderson, Ph.D., associate dean of social sciences, and the students in his research group, have initiated a study of bird mortality and a live bird count on campus.

HOME-made: Where Business and Caring Meet


Philadelphia’s Project HOME might not be the first place you’d look to find two undergraduate business majors completing their coursework, but stop by the Fairmount-based charity and that’s exactly who you’ll find. 

Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities Recognizes SJU Student


Ather Sharif, a graduate student at Saint Joseph's University working towards a master’s degree in computer science, was recently awarded the Oliver H.M. Jordan Scholarship at the 19th Access Achievement Awards, organized by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s Commission on Disabilities.

Will Marsh '18

International Dyslexia Association Awards Certificate of Merit to SJU Student, Advocate


SJU student Will Marsh '18 has received the 2015 Remy Johnston Certificate of Merit by the International Dyslexia Association.

SJU Senior Awarded Microbiology Research Fellowship


Saint Joseph’s University senior chemical biology major Joseph Johnson, of Levittown, N.Y., was selected by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) to receive the 2015 ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship.