PHILADELPHIA (January 6, 2009) – In recent years, official relations between Jews and Catholics have been shaken by disputes over the biblical concept of covenant within the Jewish and Catholic traditions, and how these understandings affect their interrelationship.
PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2009) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations will host a briefing and panel discussion on Pope Benedict XVI’s recent decision to lift the excommunications of four bishops ordained by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). The panel will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in room 264 of Barbelin Hall.
His Eminence Walter Cardinal Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, received the degree of Honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology (honoris causa) from Saint Joseph’s University, in the Vatican, on Jan. 11, 2011.
A thriving internship program offered through the University’s economics department has led to a pilot program with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). SJU sends two students per year for internships at the BLS, and beginning this semester, SJU will expand that partnership to host a series of meet and greets and lectures aimed at bringing students and economists together.
May 5, 2014, was a red-letter day in the life of music major Keara Parciak ’14. That evening, she had the unique opportunity to attend the world premiere performance of her “Mass in F Minor” in the Chapel of St. Joseph – Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, in three different capacities: as the composer; as a featured vocal soloist; and for one movement, as the conductor.
On Monday, July 14, a group of Chinese high school students and their teachers arrived on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for an immersion into life in Philadelphia. The Summer Academy, a week-long camp and pilot program, was designed by Juan Julie Yu, Ph.D., director of Chinese programs, with the help of Cary Anderson, Ed.D., vice president for student life and associate provost, and David Carpenter, Ph.D., director of the Asian Studies Program.
The College of Arts and Sciences has invited T. Michael McNulty, S.J., to serve as the Donald I. MacLean, S.J., Chair for the 2014-15 academic year in the Department of Philosophy. An associate professor emeritus of philosophy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., Fr.
Saint Joseph’s University has added nine new majors and minors. The College of Arts and Sciences will now offer major programs in biology and secondary education (double major), information technology, linguistics, and secondary education, as well as minors in creative writing, educational studies, and justice and ethics in the law. The Haub School of Business has added a major in entertainment marketing and a minor in pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing (for non-business students).
Ten faculty members will advance their research and scholarly endeavors this academic year courtesy of the Michael J. Morris '56 Grants for Scholarly Research. Disciplines represented include the sciences, business and the humanities.
SJU’s Philadelphia Service Immersion Program brought 132 first-year students to campus four days earlier than their classmates for a service immersion and introduction to Philadelphia.