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SJU Places First in A10 in RecycleMania Contest

04/11/2011

In time to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, a wide-ranging group of Saint Joseph’s University employees and students learned that their efforts to increase recycling on campus earned first place among Atlantic 10 Conference schools entered in RecycleMania’s collegiate recycling competition. During the national 10-week contest, SJU recycled 113.9 tons – approximately 31 percent of total campus waste, and a 10 percent increase over the previous year’s results.


Immersion Programs Set Bar High for Annual Auction

12/02/2009

The organizers of the 2009-2010 Summer Immersion Program (SIP) Auction hope to surpass last year’s fundraising efforts, setting the bar at $25,000. The success of past auctions, including the $16,000 raised last winter, has SIP organizers and participants hopeful that this year’s auction – to be held on Wed., Dec. 2 – will get them even closer to the $70,000 needed to pay for the immersion trips. The auction will be held in the banquet hall of Campion Student Center.


Helping Seniors Make Better Health Decisions

12/01/2009

WHAT: Seniors confused about their Medicare options will benefit from a free program offered at Saint Joseph’s University on Saturday, Dec. 5.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 5 9 – 11:30 a.m. Registration: 8 – 8:45 a.m.

WHERE: Saint Joseph’s University’s Mandeville Hall (Intersection of 54th Street and City Avenue) Parking is free in the lot adjacent to Saint Joseph’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena


Grad Program Kicks Off Ambitious Fundraising Initiative

12/01/2009

On Nov. 13, enthusiastic fans roared in anticipation of the first mens’ basketball game played at the University’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena. The atmosphere energized the team as the Hawks went on to defeat the Drexel Dragons 77-67 in overtime.


SJU, CCP Sign Transfer Agreement

04/21/2011

PHILADELPHIA (Apr. 21, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University and Community College of Philadelphia now support a dual admissions partnership. The agreement allows students at the two-year school to transfer more seamlessly to complete a four-year degree through Saint Joseph’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS), which offers education options to non-traditional and adult students.


SJU Biologist Earns Grant to Study Science of Cancer and Aging

11/24/2009

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 24, 2009) – The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 27 centers and institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $163,000 grant to Julia Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, to pursue a research initiative into the science of cancer and aging.  Her research will focus on the maintenance of chromosome ends — called telomeres — and how telomeres function in both the aging process and the growth of cancer cells.


Social Ethicist Awarded Louisville Institute Grant

04/20/2011

PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2011) - James F. Caccamo Ph.D., associate professor of theology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, was awarded the Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers for his proposal to write Rewiring Virtue: Christian Ethics in an Age of Gadgets. The book will discuss the ethics of communication and information technologies from a Christian perspective.


Student Entrepreneur Speaks at International Conference

11/19/2009

With sweaty palms, Joseph Mirarchi grips the podium positioned at the front of a conference room at NYU Stern’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Just two days prior, he learned he was the only undergraduate student presenting at the 6th Annual Conference of Social Entrepreneurs on Nov. 4. Poised in front of the room of distinguished academics, Mirarchi is composed and articulate, despite his sweaty palms, as he addresses the crowd.


New Food Distribution Model Tackles Hunger in Philadelphia

11/11/2009

Thanks to the hard work of Saint Joseph’s University students and faculty a new Community Food Center will launch this month, giving Philadelphia’s hungry access to food in a non-traditional way.


SJU Center Goes Viral to Fight Violence in the City

04/15/2011

PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2011)—For young people in Philadelphia’s high-poverty neighborhoods violence is a way of life. It is now more likely that a young, black male will die a violent death in Philadelphia than in combat in the Middle East. Cooperation with law enforcement is non-existent, and a pervasive fear has silenced the innocent. As schools and parks have become battlegrounds, there are fewer and fewer places for youth to feel safe.