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Professor Receives Fellowship for Work in Denmark, Germany


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.

Catholic Intellectual Series to Highlight Vatican II


Saint Joseph's will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vatican II with a series of dynamic academic lectures in the 2008-09 Catholic Intellectual Series entitled "To the Whole of Humanity – Without Hesitation: Celebrating and Exploring Vatican II 50 Years Later."

Recent Grad Wins Service Fellowship


It's no secret that Saint Joseph's University has a strong focus on service, continually shaping a student body that puts others first. Following commencement, SJU students often continue to serve others, carrying on the Jesuit ideals that are so deeply ingrained in them during their time on Hawk Hill.

Diversity Lecture Series Opens With Workers' Rights Activist


Julie Chavez Rodriguez, program director for the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation and advocate for social justice and workers' rights, will kick off the 2008-09 Diversity Lecture series with a talk on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Forum Theatre of Campion Student Center from 4-6 p.m. The series is presented by the Office of Multicultural Life.

Lights, Camera, Action: Cue the Goldfish


PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2010) - Biologist Scott McRobert, Ph.D., likes studying fish behavior. He has published research on shoaling, or grouping behavior, in zebra fish, molly fish, painted tetras, killifish and female fighting fish. Soon, and for the first time, he will begin a study of Carassius auratus, or the pet shop variety of goldfish.

SJU Sponsors 40th Annual Conference on the Holocaust


PHILADELPHIA (Feb.18, 2010) – The Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, an international conference dedicated to teaching, learning and remembering the lessons of the Holocaust while examining the churches’ struggle and failure to confront Nazi anti-Semitism and “the Final Solution,” will be held at Saint Joseph’s University from March 6-8.

Research Forum Examines the Validity of Survey Questions


The spring semester’s Haub School of Business (HSB) Research Forum kicked off with a presentation on linguistics in survey research led by Assistant Professor of Management Lucy Ford, Ph.D.

The classroom was packed with faculty members attending the presentation on Thursday, Jan. 28, in Mandeville Hall. A lively discussion was held about how our understanding of language, and by extension our comprehension of survey questions, is driven by our individual life experiences.

Author, Humorist Returns to SJU for Lecture


PHILADELPHIA (February 15, 2010) — Joe Queenan, ’72, noted author, culture critic and humorist, presents “Why Europe Still Matters – At Least to My Family” on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Saint Joseph’s University Francis A. Drexel Library at 3:30 p.m.

Religion, Politics and Moral Decision-Making


PHILADELPHIA (September 4, 2008)—In an election year in which “family values” are much discussed and “faith-based” constituencies of all sorts are increasingly vocal, religious leaders and preachers are forced to deal with a fundamental question: what is to be said from the pulpit during an election campaign?