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Saint Joseph's in the Media

April 2024

Fmr. President Trump airs grievances over Michael Cohen during exclusive Action News interview, 6abc Action News, April 23, 2024. Susan Liebell, PhD, professor of political science, weighs in on the historic trial of former President Donald Trump. Liebell says, “I think a lot of it rides on whether Trump can make this into a persecution instead of a prosecution.”

How Ozempic Turned a 1970s Hit Into an Inescapable Jingle, The New York Times, April 10, 2024. David Allan, PhD, professor of marketing and Dirk Warren ’50 Sesquicentennial Chair in Business, explains how Ozempic's jingle is an "earworm." The advertising jingle for the Type 2 diabetes medication is an altered chorus from Pilot's signature hit, "Magic."

East Coast Quake Shows ‘Planet In Action,’ Says Prof; Trembler Causes Little Damage, Our Sunday Visitor, April 6, 2024. Usha Rao, PhD, professor of chemistry, biochemistry and geochemistry, addresses the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that shook up the tri-state area on Friday, April 5. Rao was teaching a class when it occurred and switched her lesson plan to teach students about tectonic plates.

Six reasons to be excited for the solar eclipse, from someone freaking out about it, The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 2024. Deborah Skapik, adjunct professor of physics, discusses the April 8 solar eclipse with The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Stephanie Farr.

A new treatment came too late to save my daughter. I celebrate it anyway., The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 3, 2024. Maria Kefalas, PhD, professor of sociology, discusses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approving the first gene therapy to treat a fatal childhood inherited brain disease called metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD). Kefalas’ daughter Calliope was diagnosed with MLD and passed away on March 24, 2022.

Saint Joseph's University physics class focuses on eclipses in Philadelphia region, 6abc Action News, April 2, 2024. Deborah Skapik, adjunct professor of physics, and two Saint Joseph’s students discuss the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

March 2024

I Just Want A Normal Drink, The Atlantic, March 28, 2024. Ernest Baskin, PhD, associate professor of food marketing, discusses the increasing popularity of “functional beverages.”

Here's Why We Might Live in a Multiverse, Scientific American, March 6, 2024. Paul Halpern, PhD, professor of physics, talks about his new book “The Allure of the Multiverse: Extra Dimensions, Other Worlds, and Parallel Universes.”

February 2024

The physical therapist shortage hurts underserved communities and may worsen the addiction crisis, PhillyVoice, February 23, 2024. Margie Roos, PT, DPT, PhD, professor and acting chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, discusses the nationwide shortage of physical therapists and how longer wait times may be depriving people of a non-pharmaceutical way to manage pain.

A battle over how to teach kids to read is playing out in Philly-area classrooms. Parents are losing trust., The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 21, 2023. Jackie Galbally, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education, weighs in on the science of reading, a body of research into how children learn to read.

January 2024 

How niche brands got into your local supermarket, NPR, January 25, 2024. John Stanton, PhD, professor and chair of food marketing, discusses how food brands fight over shelf space in grocery stores.

Will Matthew Perry’s death spell the end of the ketamine wellness industry?, The Guardian, January 5, 2024. Jason Wallach, PhD, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, discusses Matthew Perry’s death. Perry died from acute effects of ketamine, according to an autopsy report.