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SJU Institute Hits the Streets to End Silence Surrounding Crime


PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2008)--Philadelphia is one of the most violent cities in America. Last year 392 homicides were recorded, and yet 49 percent of those remain unsolved. It can be hard to imagine, but young people who live in crime-infested neighborhoods and witness violence every day are often the last to report those crimes to police.

Jerusalem in Babylonia Explored in Conference at SJU


PHILADELPHIA (March 11, 2010) – Saint Joseph's University's Ancient Studies program is sponsoring a conference focusing on a collection of recently discovered documents that shed light on a Jewish settlement in ancient Mesopotamia. “Jerusalem in Babylonia: New Discoveries from the Exilic Period,” will be held March 21-22 in the University's Campion Student Center.

Peacebuilding in Africa


PHILADELPHIA (September 30, 2008) – Sr. Pauline Silver Acayo, a peace officer working in Uganda for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will visit Saint Joseph's University on October 7 to discuss the conflict between the government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group. Her lecture, "Peacebuilding in Africa: the Case of Uganda," will be held at 7 p.m. in the Presidents' Lounge of Campion Student Center.

HSB Ranked Among 'BusinessWeek' Top 100


PHILADELPHIA (March 8, 2010) -- Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) was ranked among the top 100 programs by BusinessWeek’s annual ranking of undergraduate U.S. business colleges. The University is one of only seven schools in Pennsylvania to earn this distinction.

Mixed Media Works at SJU Gallery Illuminate Mixed Messages


PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2008) - illumination, a collection of mixed media/collage works by Kentucky artist Julie Gawne, is featured for the next exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, which opens Monday, Oct. 6, and runs through Friday, Oct. 31.

Students Seek Two-Wheeled Solution to Economic, Environmental Crises


PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2008) – The cost of gas, which continues to hover above $3.50, has sparked national interest in alternative fuels and modes of transportation. College students, in particular, are beginning to look for ways to avoid the economic and environmental impact of driving every day.

SJU Earns Fourth Year on President’s Service Honor Roll


Saint Joseph’s University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth year in a row. Since 2006, the Corporation for National and Community Service has recognized colleges and universities that display an involvement in and dedication to community service. Saint Joseph’s has appeared on the list every year since its inception, showing its steady commitment to service programs.

University Remembers Fallen Officer, Alumnus


Vincent A. McCarthy, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, who formerly served as both provost of the University and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be on sabbatical during the fall 2008 semester. With the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Bonn, Germany, McCarthy will hold a position as senior research fellow in the philosophy faculty at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Maguire Campus Ribbon Cutting, Reunion Celebrations Highlight Family and Alumni Weekend


A record number of attendees are expected to visit campus when Saint Joseph's hosts Family and Alumni Weekend September 26-28.  This year marks the first time that annual reunion class celebrations will be included during the fall festivities. In addition, the University will commemorate the official opening of the new James J. Maguire '58 Campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Haub School Adds New Majors, Introduces Insurance Program


PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2010) Brian Durkin’s academic resume is longer than most. Durkin, who has an associate’s degree in accounting, will graduate from Saint Joseph’s University this spring with a bachelor of science degree in finance. And risk management and insurance.

For more and more business students, one major just isn’t enough.