Saint Joseph's University was founded by the Jesuits — visionary Catholic priests and educators who prioritized social justice, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, and the development of the whole person, or, cura personalis. One of only 28 universities and colleges nationwide exemplifying this 500-year- old Jesuit tradition, SJU offers each of its students an educational experience that will hone their skills, expand their knowledge, grow their faith and strengthen their character.
Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 47th vice president of the United States, is slated to address Saint Joseph’s University’s students, faculty and staff for the 2018 Anthony Carfagno Lecture on Tuesday, April 24, at 11 a.m., in the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena.
Peter A. Clark, S.J., ’75, professor and director of the Institute of Clinical Bioethics (ICB), was awarded the Waldron Legacy Award at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital’s 100th Anniversary Gala on Friday, March 23.
PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2018) — Saint Joseph’s University has announced its speakers and honorary degree recipients for the Class of 2018's Commencement held on Saturday, May 19, on Curran Lawn on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus.
Saint Joseph’s University President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., announced that Jill Bodensteiner has been named SJU's director of athletics, marking the first time in 30 years that a new athletics director has been appointed. She succeeds the legendary Don DiJulia, who recently announced his retirement after serving his 50th year in college athletics and 35th as Saint Joseph’s athletics director.
SJU's Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will celebrate Autism Awareness Month by hosting its annual Autism Awareness Week, April 13-22. The events include a variety of programs for children, adults and families who are affected by autism. This year, many of the events focus on creating sensory friendly, relaxing experiences.
As America struggles with the opioid epidemic, experts across all fields search for answers. In Pennsylvania alone, drug-related visits to emergency rooms spiked 81 percent over the last 14 months, one of the highest increases among 16 states recently studied by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Working with the Office of the Mayor, SJU's Institute for Clinical Bioethics is studying possible solutions to the problem.
SJU President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., announced today the appointment of Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Ph.D., as University Professor beginning in the fall of 2018. He will work closely with the directors of the University's Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations to develop and expand its educational and research programs with the goal of promoting deeper understanding between Catholics and Jews.