News Archive - September 2011

  • Thursday, September 29, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2011) – On Oct. 13, Saint Joseph’s University’s Campus Commons, located on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus, will be filled with the entrepreneurial spirit of nine community-minded self-starters as they talk about turning passion for social change into successful nonprofits at the University’s first TEDxSJU event. Sponsored by SJU’s Communication Studies program, it is scheduled from 4-7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Alumni Association will present Brian Duperreault ’69 with its most prestigious honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, at its annual Alumni Gala on Friday, October 14 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. Duperreault currently serves as president and chief Executive officer of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser.

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2011) – A capacity crowd of more than 350 female students, alumnae, parents, faculty, area high school students, and friends will gather at Saint Joseph’s University in the Chapel of Saint Joseph, Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial and Campion Student Center (at 54th St. and Cardinal Ave.) from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for SheUnited: Celebrating the Women of Saint Joseph’s University on Sunday, Oct. 2.

  • Friday, September 23, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (September 23, 2011) – To kick off its first official season as the SJU Theatre Company, the former Saint Joseph’s University’s Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society will stage Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. The show opens Thursday, Sept. 29, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 9.

  • Friday, September 23, 2011

    As summer began to fade, so did the flash mobs in Philadelphia. But even with the city’s 155,000 school children returning to the classroom, there is no doubt that violence in Philadelphia remains a problem.

  • Friday, September 23, 2011

    The Office of Mission and Identity has launched a new University-wide forum for the Saint Joseph’s community to gather together for conversations about SJU’s Catholic and Jesuit identity. “Ignatian Fridays” will begin in the Merion Hall Atrium (second floor) on Friday, Sept. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

  • Friday, September 23, 2011

    At the Fall Convocation held last Tuesday, Interim President John Smithson ’68 (B.S.), ’82 (MBA) addressed a capacity crowd in the Wolfington Teletorium on a broad range of University initiatives, outlining the progress on the Bridge Plan and looking ahead to the goals and priorities of Plan 2020: Gateway to the Future and the Academic Strategic Plan, Seeking the Magis, currently under review.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 22, 2011) - An upcoming discussion, hosted by Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business, will benefit local risk management and insurance professionals interested in doing business in Bermuda. Known as ‘The World’s Risk Capital’ among those in industry, Bermuda has seen a 30 percent uptick in insurance company registrations this year alone.

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty have announced the third cohort of young women to receive the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. The three scholars, Maria Galassi of Allentown, Pa., Alexa Garrison of Edison, N.J., and Lianette Pappaterra of Landing, N.J., will each receive a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarship and will participate in an intensive mentoring and research program.

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University contributes more than a half-billion dollars - $511 million – annually to the five-county Philadelphia regional economy and $524 million annually to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, according to an economic impact study released by the University.

  • Monday, September 19, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 19, 2011) – On Monday Sept. 19, Saint Joseph’s University’s students will get lessons on business ethics from a former investment executive with a criminal record. Justin Paperny of Etika LLC, once managed more than $150 million as a stock-broker and worked at some of the country’s best known investment banks – unfortunately, he also committed fraud, pleaded guilty to violating securities laws and served 18 months in a federal prison.

  • Monday, September 19, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 19, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS) will welcome 40 Independence Blue Cross (IBC) employees as new students this semester as a part of a new partnership.

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    Father Jose Ignacio Badenes, S.J. comes to Saint Joseph’s University as the Donald I. MacLean Chair for the fall semester. With the goal of broadening students’ perceptions, the associate professor of Spanish from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles plans to speak about gender and sexuality to contextualize the author on whom he specializes: the Spaniard Federico Garcia Lorca.

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 13, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University has moved into the top 10 – at No. 8 – among 193 master’s universities in the north in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of Best Colleges. The rankings, which were released on Sept. 13, placed Saint Joseph’s in the top tier in its region for the fourteenth consecutive year.

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 13, 2011) - Imagine a perfect stranger peeking into your personal bag to examine its contents. Provided their intentions were voyeuristic rather than criminal, how would you feel?

  • Monday, September 12, 2011

    Hundreds of students and more than 150 employers representing an array of internships and job opportunities will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for the Fall Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 22.

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

  • Monday, September 12, 2011

    The range of educational opportunities and career pathways for undergraduate students has expanded this fall, with the addition of three new majors and four new minors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Now boasting 20 departments, 34 majors and 42 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences provides educational opportunities for students of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences. At the graduate level, two programs expand online offerings.

  • Monday, September 12, 2011

    The Haub School of Business introduced a leadership development program for undergraduate students in the Fall 2011 semester. Spearheaded by Ronald Dufresne, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, and Vana Zervanos ’07 (MBA), associate dean, the new program will teach students about the Jesuit framework of leadership as each student explores his or her own projected role in business and the community in which they live.

  • Thursday, September 8, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 8, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS) recently announced its membership to the City of Philadelphia’s Returning to Learning Partnership, which offers a 25 percent tuition discount to City employees who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    As children of all ages head back to school, many will be burdened with the added challenge of math anxiety. “It’s a problem that usually starts at an early age, and if it isn’t addressed in grade school, math anxiety can hinder students throughout their education and beyond,” says Agnes Rash, Ph.D., professor of mathematics at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • Friday, September 2, 2011

    For kids, the summer months are packed with vacations, camps, week-to-week schedule changes and lots of late nights. It’s no wonder that getting back to the school year routine can be difficult. Returning to regular sleep schedules can be even harder. According to sleep expert and Saint Joseph’s University Professor of Psychology Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., the end of the summer is the time to reset kids’ biological clocks.

  • Friday, September 2, 2011

    To cope with projected revenue loss due to increased FDA regulation and blockbuster drugs going off-patent, pharmaceutical companies have consolidated significantly over the past five years. Organizations like Pfizer/Wyeth, Merck/Schering Plough, and Schering Plough/Organon BioSciences have merged forces to improve efficiencies and increase the number of drugs brought to market.

  • Friday, September 2, 2011

    As the U.S. and European economies destabilize under the pressure of debt, the global economy is leaning heavily on China.

    “Consumers — historically and especially during times of economic decline — value price over quality,” says Karen Hogan, Ph.D., professor of finance. “China offers the U.S. and European economies cheap labor and affordable imports; we’re hooked on it.”

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