News Archive - February 2011

  • Monday, February 28, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 28, 2011) - Students from Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business will compete against students from 25 business schools around the world next month in the Aspen Institute’s 2011 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition. This is the first year the Haub School has been invited to participate in the series of competitive events, which challenge students to explore the significant and positive influence that business can have on society.

  • Monday, February 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 21, 2011) - A group of five undergraduate students, who make up the Saint Joseph's University Investment Finance team, will compete in the Philadelphia-area Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Global Investment Research Challenge local finals on Feb. 24 at the Union League of Philadelphia.

  • Monday, February 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (February 21, 2011) - Employers representing an array of industries and organizations, including financial services, retail, food marketing, advertising, non-profits and government agencies will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 24.

    The event, hosted by the University’s Career Development Center, will take place from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., in SJU’s Athletic Center.

  • Monday, February 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 21, 2011) — For the fifth year in a row, Saint Joseph’s University will host a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of homicide in Philadelphia over the last year. In 2010, 306 Philadelphians lost their lives to violence. The interdenominational service will be held Thurs., March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial.

  • Monday, February 21, 2011

    On Friday, Mar. 4, 500 students, team leaders and participating faculty will gather in the Chapel of St. Joseph – Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial on Saint Joseph’s University’s campus to celebrate the beginning of the University’s annual spring break Appalachian Experience.

  • Thursday, February 17, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 21, 2011) — Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Consider the impact not just on the individual, but their family members, caregivers and educators. From March 7 through May 8, coin collection boxes at registers in Wawa Food Stores across Pennsylvania will be gathering funds to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.

  • Thursday, February 17, 2011

    A group of Saint Joseph's University students, led by Scott McRobert Ph.D., professor of biology, attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) globally renowned annual conference in Washington, D.C. McRobert presented "Bedtime Stories for Fido: Life in a Biodiversity Laboratory" at Family Science Days, a sub-conference of AAAS on Feb. 19.

  • Thursday, February 10, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 9, 2011)—Mobile technology has taken over our lives. From status updates to social check-ins, it seems that there’s nothing we can’t accomplish with our phones. But how does our constant digital connection to others affect the way we exit this world? Saint Joseph's University’s Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society explores this question in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, the second production of its 83rd season. The show opens on Thursday, Feb.

  • Monday, February 7, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 7, 2011) - Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70, dean of Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business, was elected vice chair-chair elect of AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business based in Tampa, Fla.

  • Monday, February 7, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (February 7, 2011) - For many people, eating organic food is more than a culinary preference - it’s a carefully calculated lifestyle choice. Organic products typically cost 10 to 40 percent more than similar conventionally produced products, making this lifestyle choice expensive. But how organic are these products?

  • Friday, February 4, 2011

    A previous study of ex-NFL players showed that the damage caused by concussions occurs in the same region of the brain as damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease, resulting in increased concern over post-concussion related injuries and trauma of athletes.

  • Friday, February 4, 2011

    Employers are tripping over legal hurdles as more companies and their workers use social media tools like Twitter and Facebook.

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering a case that explores whether a medical-transportation company illegally fired an employee after she criticized her boss on Facebook.

  • Friday, February 4, 2011

    In recent years, marketers have begun to integrate product placement into popular TV shows, video games, movies and music. While many of these subtle advertising opportunities are the collaborative work of producers and marketers, it is sometimes the work of the artists themselves.

  • Friday, February 4, 2011

    Many observers of the recent suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport were surprised that despite the carnage, the airport remained open for business. While some claimed that this response was an example of Russian toughness and stoicism in the face of a crisis, Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., chair and professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, believes that something else was at work.

  • Friday, February 4, 2011

    While most students were settling into the last leg of winter break, 15 Saint Joseph’s University students embarked on a service immersion trip to Guatemala. The journey, which lasted from January 6 to 14, was the culmination of the fall 2010 Faith-Justice course, Just Health Care in Developing Nations, co-taught by Peter Clark, S.J., professor of theology and director of the Institute for Catholic Bioethics, and Ann Marie Jursca Keffer, assistant director of the Faith-Justice Institute.

  • Thursday, February 3, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 3, 2011) - Deteriorating buildings that were once forgotten have become the inspiration of painter Morgan Craig. A collection of his oil paintings – “A Grave Site: Explorations in Architecture and Identity” – that exemplifies Craig’s vision of these buildings as a catalyst for human memory and emotion, will be exhibited at Saint Joseph's University Gallery Feb. 21 – March 25. An artist’s reception will be hosted on Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 3, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (February 3, 2011) — The Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University (ACESJU), a two-year graduate education experience with the aim of training quality educators and principals to serve Catholic schools, was recently accepted into The University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE). UCCE is a partnership of university programs joined by this common mission of recruiting and training faith-filled, energetic teachers.

  • Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    His Eminence Walter Cardinal Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, received the degree of Honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology (honoris causa) from Saint Joseph’s University, in the Vatican, on Jan. 11, 2011.

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