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Seniors' Artwork Featured in New Merion Hall Gallery

03/28/2011

PHILADELPHIA (March 28, 2011) - The 2011 Saint Joseph’s University Senior Art Thesis Exhibition will mark its 12th year with an important change of venue. The collected works of 11 diverse student-artists will be the first pieces showcased at the new gallery on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus. The inaugural student exhibit, titled “Fool’s Dream,” will open Fri., April 1, and will remain on display until Fri., April 29.


SJU Names V.P. for Development, Alumni Relations

06/17/2009

PHILADELPHIA (June 17, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University has named Matthew J. Wawro vice president for development and alumni relations, effective June 1. With more than 25 years of advancement experience primarily in higher and secondary education, Wawro will provide leadership and strategic vision as the University’s chief fundraiser.


Fractals Expert to Speak at Student Research Symposium

03/28/2011

PHILADELPHIA (March 28, 2011) – The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is hosting its 22nd annual Student Research Symposium on Fri., April 8. Robert Devaney, Ph.D., professor of mathematics at Boston University, will be the symposium’s keynote speaker and recipient of the Christopher Clavius, S.J. Award, which recognizes the work of inspirational scientists.


Riding the Waves for a Cause

06/11/2009

PHILADELPHIA (June 8, 2009) — Passion for a cause can inspire people to do amazing things. For some, it’s walking 60 miles over three days for breast cancer. For others, it’s making lemonade to fund childhood cancer research.  For four recent Saint Joseph’s graduates working together with students from other area colleges, the cause is autism and the amazing thing is planning and completing a 1,500-mile row up the Atlantic coast from Miami, Fla., to Sea Isle City, N.J.


Outstanding Faculty Honored at 2009 Commencement

05/26/2009

During the 2009 Commencement exercises on May 16, three members of the Saint Joseph’s University faculty were recognized for their personal commitment to their fields and the Saint Joseph’s community.

David Sorensen, D.Phil., professor of English and associate director of the Honors Program, received the Tengelmann Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research, an award given annually to one faculty member.


Project Encourages Students to Engage in Acts of Kindness

05/13/2009

PHILADELPHIA (May 13, 2009) – On Thursday, May 7, Saint Joseph’s University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., was presented with acts of kindness - 4,606 of them to be exact:

Encouraged my friend to do homework. Held the elevator. Let a car go first. Helped a friend with calculus. Kept my grandparents company. Helped my mom with dinner...


Women’s Health Pioneer Honored in HSB Hall of Fame

03/23/2011

PHILADELPHIA (March 23, 2011) —The Haub School of Business (HSB) will recognize pharmaceutical leader Gerianne Tringali DiPiano ’92 (MBA), president, CEO and founder of FemmePharma Global Healthcare, Inc., with the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 7. DiPiano is the first woman to receive the award.


Students Honored With Clavan Award

05/12/2009

Five Saint Joseph’s students have been recognized with the Sylvia Clavan Award, given in honor of the University’s first female professor. Recipients are acknowledged for their projects in the areas of gender studies, women’s studies and feminist theories. The awards are given to students who complete outstanding work such as written research projects, creative pieces, service or activist projects that result in an academic paper, and Summer Scholar Program research.


Changing History, and the Way it is Taught

05/11/2009

PHILADELPHIA (May 11, 2009) - During the spring semester of 2009 at Saint Joseph’s University, a puzzling slogan was written on the white board of a classroom on campus. Its message was terse and to the point:

Wanli— Do the right thing!

Though curious and perhaps arcane to a casual passerby, it was a clear and incendiary message to Will Holman ’11 – a.k.a. the Wanli Emperor of Ming Dynasty China – who is in real life, a sophomore history major from West Chester, Pa.


Saint Joseph's University Sings the Music of the Night -

03/23/2011

PHILADELPHIA (March 23, 2011)—The longest-running show in the history of Broadway will make its way to Saint Joseph's University next month, when the Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society closes its 83rd season with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera. The show, which is the first university-level performance in the Philadelphia region, opens Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday, April 17.