Faculty Tips

  • Popular Music and Political Campaigns


    A feud between Neil Young and Donald Trump broke out this summer over the Republican candidate’s use of the singer’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” during oneof his rallies. This week, R.E.M. singer used strong words in telling Trump not to use the band's music to promote himself, sparking renewed conversation about the inclusion of popular music in political campaign strategies.

  • Stephanie Tryce, Ph.D.

    From the World Cup to the World’s Stage: The Future of Women’s Soccer


    On Sunday, July 5, the United States women’s soccer team defeated Japan 5-2 in the 2015 FIFA World Cup – the most watched soccer game in U.S. history, with 25 million viewers. A media onslaught and a nationwide social media celebration featuring celebrities, athletes and politicians, has continued since then, raising the questions – how long will the hype last, and could this be a turning point for women’s sports?

  • "Laudato si" is a Call for Justice


    Associate Professor of Biology Clint Springer, Ph.D., comments on Pope Francis's encyclical, "Laudato si."

  • Diane Phillips, Ph.D.

    The Influence of "Laudato si" on Sustainability in the U.S.


    Diane Phillips, Ph.D., professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, is available to comment on Pope Francis’s anticipated climate change encyclical, “Laudato si,” (Praised Be).

  • Scholars and Experts Available to Comment on Pope Francis, Papal Visit


    The following Saint Joseph’s University faculty and administrators — renowned theologians, scholars and experts — are available to comment on various topics relating to Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015.