News Archive - March 2011

  • Thursday, March 31, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 1, 2011) — SJU’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eyes, John Elder Robison, for the 7th Annual Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, April 12. Robison’s new book, Be Different: Adventures Of A Free-Range Aspergian With Practical Advice For Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers, was just released.

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2011) — Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB) collegiate chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has been selected as the Silver Chapter Award winner for 2011. Rick Sherman, Ph.D., professor of accounting, was recognized as Beta Gamma Sigma’s 2011 Outstanding Chapter Advisor. The international organization will present Saint Joseph’s with these prestigious awards during its annual conference in New York City on April 28.

  • Monday, March 28, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (March 28, 2011) – The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is hosting its 22nd annual Student Research Symposium on Fri., April 8. Robert Devaney, Ph.D., professor of mathematics at Boston University, will be the symposium’s keynote speaker and recipient of the Christopher Clavius, S.J. Award, which recognizes the work of inspirational scientists.

  • Monday, March 28, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (March 28, 2011) - The 2011 Saint Joseph’s University Senior Art Thesis Exhibition will mark its 12th year with an important change of venue. The collected works of 11 diverse student-artists will be the first pieces showcased at the new gallery on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus. The inaugural student exhibit, titled “Fool’s Dream,” will open Fri., April 1, and will remain on display until Fri., April 29.

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (March 23, 2011)—The longest-running show in the history of Broadway will make its way to Saint Joseph's University next month, when the Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society closes its 83rd season with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera. The show, which is the first university-level performance in the Philadelphia region, opens Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday, April 17.

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (March 23, 2011) —The Haub School of Business (HSB) will recognize pharmaceutical leader Gerianne Tringali DiPiano ’92 (MBA), president, CEO and founder of FemmePharma Global Healthcare, Inc., with the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 7. DiPiano is the first woman to receive the award.

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (March 16, 2011)—Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB) earned recognition this month from Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S.News & World Report.

    Bloomberg Businessweek's 2011 Ranking of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools” ranked the Haub School No. 69, an increase from last year’s ranking of No. 80.

    The Haub School is one of eight Pennsylvania universities included in the 2011 ranking. The school earned an A for teaching quality.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Mar. 15, 2011) – Elisabeth Hagen, M.D. ’91 (B.S.), the chief public officer responsible for the safety of the nation’s supply of meat, poultry and egg products, will deliver the spring installment of the McNulty Scholars Lecture Series. Entitled “Protecting Public Health Through Food Safety,” the lecture is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Haub School of Business’ Spirit of Women Lecture Series, it will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 30, at 4 p.m.

  • Monday, March 14, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (March 14, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University senior political science major and Marlton, N.J., resident Samantha Koch ’11, earned a first place Keystone Press Award in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA) 2011 contest. The Awards recognize strong, relevant journalism that reflects integrity and initiative.

  • Monday, March 14, 2011

    Professor of Philosophy, Joseph J. Godfrey, S.J., has been named the inaugural holder of the Reverend Joseph S. Hogan, S.J. ’03 Endowed Chair in Philosophy.

  • Thursday, March 10, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (March 10, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University has announced that Father Joseph O’Keefe, S.J., will be unable to assume the presidency of the University after a routine medical examination revealed some serious medical issues.

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    With the move of the English, sociology and education departments to Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ‘58 campus, comes the addition of two new active learning spaces geared toward education through interaction.

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (March 8, 2011)—At the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s, athletes of all ability levels living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will get out on the field to play soccer starting this month. The Kinney Center’s new sports program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals with ASD to develop self-confidence, social skills, and a sense of belonging, all while learning how to play a featured sport.

  • Monday, March 7, 2011

    While beleaguered Americans continued to dig out from record snowfalls, the gardeners among them were secretly thrilled, watching the freezing flakes pile up. “They realized that snow cover can be good for many plants, especially perennial herbs and shrubs, because it provides insulation from freezing temperatures.

  • Monday, March 7, 2011

    As NCAA basketball fans begin to research ESPN for information that could prove useful for their brackets – many on company time – employers are voicing concerns that the madness surrounding bracketology will cause declines in productivity. But Claire Simmers Ph.D., chair and professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, believes that if handled correctly, office pools are useful for boosting morale, as long as productivity is balanced.

  • Monday, March 7, 2011

    As April approaches, many citizens begin to dread the hassle of tax season. While major reforms are out of the taxpayer’s control, staying informed and using a tax preparation service are two simple ways to make filing your taxes as stress-free as can be.

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    Although educational leadership has been a focus for some time at Saint Joseph’s University, the Educational Unit recently created The Educational Leadership Institute and The Center for Catholic Urban Education to formalize this commitment.

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