News Archive - February 2009

  • Thursday, February 26, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (February 26, 2009) — Saint Joseph's University will hold its third annual candlelight vigil to remember the 333 victims of homicide in Philadelphia in 2008. The interdenominational service will be held Wed., March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial.

  • Monday, February 23, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (February 23, 2009)—As tax season goes into full swing, the Saint Joseph’s University Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) begins its 14th year. The program trains Saint Joseph’s students in tax return preparation and then allows them to connect with members of the community who are in need of their services.

  • Friday, February 20, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (February 20, 2009)—Beginning in March, students in Saint Joseph's University's Online Special Education: Response to Intervention Program will have the opportunity to earn certification as Wilson Reading System® teachers, a highly respected credential for teachers who instruct students with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.

  • Thursday, February 19, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (February 19, 2009)  – The annual Francis X. Gerrity Lecture at Saint Joseph's University, which features speakers on American history and biography, will be delivered this year by Ira Berlin, Ph.D., the Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Maryland, a specialist in the history of slavery in North America. His lecture, "Ancestors and Successors: Immigration – Forced and Free – and the Making of America," will be given on Thursday, Feb.

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (February 18, 2009) – “Asia and the Environment,” a two-day interdisciplinary conference, will bring experts in the environmental challenges facing Asia’s rising powers – India and China – to Philadelphia, March 20-21, 2009. Sponsored by Saint Joseph’s University’s Bernadette B. and James J. Nealis ’69 Program in Asian Studies, the conference is free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (February 18, 2009)  – "Investigating Light," an exhibition of digitally treated vintage images by fine arts photographer Walter Plotnick will be featured in the next show at Saint Joseph's University Gallery. Plotnick is influenced by Bauhaus constructivist and surrealist photographers, and uses a combination of digital process and wet photography to create photograms of vintage objects layered on dramatic scenes from 1940s circus shows and the 1939 New York World's Fair.

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    Job seekers and employers alike will flock to the Saint Joseph’s University Fieldhouse on Thursday, February 26th to take part in Saint Joseph’s University Spring Career Fair. The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The companies in attendance will be looking to hire students for full and part-time jobs as well as for internships.

  • Monday, February 16, 2009

    For the third straight year, Saint Joseph's University has been named a member of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Placement on the list is the highest honor a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (February 10, 2009) – Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance (HHMI-SEA) recently announced that SJU’s biology department was chosen to join the second cohort of 12 universities and colleges teaching genomics to freshmen students through an innovative research program.

  • Thursday, February 5, 2009

    The typical American consumer is accustomed to unwrapping a hamburger from their favorite fast food establishment and finding “the works”: lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and a few packets of ketchup on the side. However, according to John Stanton, Ph.D., chair of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, the “frills” that come with fast food or restaurant meals could become a thing of the past.

  • Thursday, February 5, 2009

    David Allan, Ph.D., an entertainment marketing expert, says Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band’s performance during Super Bowl XLIII’s halftime show was just another example of the NFL playing it safe. “Remember when rock was risky?” asks Allan. “Well now it’s the safest thing to broadcast during Super Bowl halftime, except for country.”

  • Thursday, February 5, 2009

    Charles Robert Darwin was born into a genteel family in Shropshire, England, on February 12, 1809. Scientists from around the globe will celebrate the bicentennial of his birth, as well as the 150th anniversary of his monumental work, On the Origin of Species on or about February 12, 2009.

  • Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    As the economy continues to struggle, people in every walk of life are doing everything possible to build as much job security as they can. Thanks to a new set of online programs from Saint Joseph's University, professionals in several fields can do just that starting this month, with the launch of SJU Professional.

  • Tuesday, February 3, 2009

    Dennis Leder, S.J., has come a long way to join the Saint Joseph's community as the Donald I. MacLean, S.J. Chair for the spring semester.

    A Bergen County, N.J., native, Fr. Leder has spent the last 20 years in Central America, first living amongst Salvadoran refugees in Honduras and currently serving as the director of arts at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala City.

  • Monday, February 2, 2009

    Alicia Plummer, a senior public administration major, hopes to one day have a career in government. The South Philadelphia native and graduate of Girls High saw an opportunity to be immersed in American political history and government when she heard about a program for academic credit offered by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

  • Monday, February 2, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2009) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations will host a briefing and panel discussion on Pope Benedict XVI’s recent decision to lift the excommunications of four bishops ordained by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). The panel will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in room 264 of Barbelin Hall.

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