PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Faith-Justice Institute, an academic center promoting social analysis and critical thought around faith and justice issues through community-based learning, will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Monday, March 19. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m., with a Mass celebrated by C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J.,’72, president-elect of Saint Josephs, in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial.
PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute of Catholic Bioethics recently established the Allen and Dolores Gustafson Distinguished Research Fellows Program to support interdisciplinary bioethics research. The program was made possible by a $100,000 donation by Institute board member Allen M. Gustafson and his sister, Linnea Gustafson Rutkowski.
<p>PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University junior Alex Houpert of West Hartford, Conn., has been awarded the Cmdr. George C. McFarland Scholarship from the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. The $20,000 scholarship will fund his upcoming junior year of study at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.</p>
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 24, 2009) – The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 27 centers and institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $163,000 grant to Julia Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, to pursue a research initiative into the science of cancer and aging. Her research will focus on the maintenance of chromosome ends — called telomeres — and how telomeres function in both the aging process and the growth of cancer cells.
According to Saint Joseph's University sociologist Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., the heartland of America's greatest export is no longer corn and wheat, but rather its young and talented people. A new book out this month, co-authored with Patrick Carr, Ph.D. (Rutgers University), entitled Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America, explores the mass exodus of youth from rural America and how that migration is affecting the areas they're leaving behind.
PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2009) – “digital, analog, analogues,” an exhibition of digitally crafted drawings and brightly colored sculptures by Chad D. Curtis will be featured in the next show at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Monday, Nov. 9 through Friday, Dec. 11. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 - 8 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 23, 2009) -- Rodolfo Cardenal, S.J., former provost of the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador, will present “The Message of the UCA Martyrs in Today’s Reality” at Saint Joseph’s University on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m., to commemorate the murders of six Jesuit priests and their two colleagues at UCA in 1989.
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 15, 2009) -- Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, news anchor and special correspondent for CNN, will talk about “Diversity on TV, Behind the Scenes and in Our Lives” in a special appearance at Saint Joseph’s University on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m.
Part of SJU’s Diversity Lecture Series, the event will take place in the Banquet Hall of the Campion Student Center on the University’s Philadelphia campus, 5600 City Avenue. It is free and open to the public.
Generation Y students have varied interests – and distractions – to keep them occupied throughout the day. From downloading the latest mobile phone apps, hanging on Facebook, catching the most recent installment of Glee – and tweeting about it – to working out or sleeping in, their focus could be characterized as insular.
PHILADELPHIA (September 23, 2009) – Square Routes, a collection of mixed media works by Philadelphia artist Sarah Steinwachs, is the next exhibition at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery. The exhibit, which features urban-inspired grids examined through paint and paper constructions, will open Monday, Oct. 5, and run through Friday, Oct. 30. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m.