PHILADELPHIA (August 16, 2014) — Science cafés bring scientific knowledge out of research labs and lecture halls and into neighborhood venues. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) recently awarded a three-year, $6,000 grant to fund “Science on the Hill,” Saint Joseph’s version of the brainy but breezy community gathering.
A delegation from Cameroon will arrive in Philadelphia Sunday, July 13. They will come from halfway around the world to participate in an executive education study tour sponsored by Saint Joseph's University.
Cuba is often associated with its 1950s-era cars, all in bright colors and kept in mint condition. Ancient Buicks and Chevrolets, relics of the island’s former relationship with the United States, line the streets of Havana. But for 12 Saint Joseph’s students, recently returned from a study tour to Cuba, the island offered much more than a colorful show of the past.
The John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science in Math, which provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships for young women who wish to become leaders in the science and math professions, announces its Class of 2014 scholars, who receive full-tuition scholarships, and fellows, who receive support to conduct summer research.
Business applications and software company SAP and the Promotion Optimization Institute (POI) co-sponsored a competition in which student teams developed and presented a comprehensive marketing plan for a product using real-world data and SAP’s proprietary software.
Saint Joseph’s University celebrated the Class of 2014 on Saturday, May 17, by conferring nearly 1,900 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees at its Commencement ceremonies. Frannie and James J. Maguire ’58 received Honorary Doctorates of Public Service at the undergraduate ceremony. David Hollenbach, S.J.
The red-tailed hawk-watchers of Saint Joseph’s University are pleased to announce the birth of two eyasses — baby hawks with down for feathers — to the nesting raptor couple Crimson (female) and Grey (male), who were recently named in a contest in honor of SJU’s colors.
A three-person team from Saint Joseph’s University’s graduate financial services program competed in the final round for the ACG Philadelphia Cup, a business case competition presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and sponsored by KPMG, LLP.
As SJU students prepare for final exams, therapy dogs visit the library to help them de-stress with some canine companionship. First offered in fall 2012, PAWS for a Study Break engages students to mingle and nuzzle with the dogs. In pre- and post-PAWS surveys, students reported a 50 percent reduction in stress and said they felt relaxed and ready to get back to studying.