News Archive - October 2012

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2012) — More than seven years after his 21-year-old daughter was brutally murdered by her boyfriend, Bill Mitchell still gets choked up. "I wake up each morning to a framed portrait of Kristin and I pray to her, and for her," he says. "If there is one good thing that has come from our pain, it's knowing that Kristin's story has saved others from suffering a similar fate."

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 17, 2012) — Rachel Rotenberg’s collection of cedar sculptures featured in “Wood Work,” which will be exhibited Nov. 12-Dec. 10, in Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, seem to breathe and twist with life. The Gallery is located on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire '58 Campus. An artist’s reception will be held Tuesday, Nov.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Saint Joseph's University's Academy of Risk Management and Insurance will host an Insurance Financial Symposium on Friday, Oct. 19, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on campus. Area insurance professionals, actuaries and students will hear from senior partners and seasoned executives on the macro issues affecting the industry, including current market conditions, regulation, enterprise risk management, and the role of governance.

  • Monday, October 15, 2012 Gallery

    PHILADELPHIA (October 15, 2012) — Saint Joseph’s University officially inaugurated its 27th president C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. ’72, on Friday, Oct. 12. The inaugural ceremony, held in the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena, was the culmination of a weeklong series of events. On hand to celebrate were more than 60 presidents and delegates from other colleges and universities, alumni, faculty, staff, students and Fr. Gillespie’s friends and family.

  • Monday, October 15, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (October 15, 2012) -- Saint Joseph’s University will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in LaFarge Hall and in the surrounding area on the University’s Philadelphia campus. The drill will consist of a simulated crisis scenario involving armed individuals on campus.

  • Friday, October 12, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (October 12, 2012) – China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of Americans. To help illuminate this important international relationship, Saint Joseph’s University will partner for the second consecutive year with the National Committee on United States-China Relations of New York to present the sixth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, on Monday, Oct. 29.

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 8, 2012) - John Berberian, Ph. D., professor of chemistry, has received a $302,228 Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation for his proposal, “The Study of Molecular Motion in Simple Glass-Forming Liquids.”

    Berberian hopes to further understand the forces involved in the behavior of simple glass- forming materials above and near the glass transition temperature, and points to practical applications for the research.

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    No segment of the economy has been immune from the economic downturn, but U.S. clothing retailers have had a particularly rough time.

    Now, even as the economy makes its slow climb back, the apparel industry isn’t out of the woods. They’re facing another set of challenges: retaining customers as new competitors with game-changing ideas fight to break into the market.

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    While many companies worldwide use the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to determine what’s listed as an asset or liability, the United States is one of the few countries that still uses its own accounting standards (U.S. GAAP).

    Recently, there has been pressure to get a single set of international accounting standards for every company to follow, regardless of where it’s based. But that’s easier said than done.

  • Monday, October 8, 2012

    Movie lovers are buzzing about a star-studded film with a dizzying plot that opens Oct. 26. Perhaps one of the most challenging book-to-movie translations to date, Warner Brothers' Cloud Atlas features Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant, and is helmed by A-list directors Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix and V for Vendetta) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run and The International).

  • Monday, October 8, 2012 Video

    With the 2012 presidential election gearing up for the final weeks of the campaign, it’s inevitable that some voters – particularly those who supported then-Senator Barack Obama four years ago – would compare this cycle to the 2008 election, and might be feeling nostalgic for days gone by.

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 2, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will honor Sharon Pinkenson with the annual Marketer of the Year Award on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the Campion Student Center’s Doyle Banquet Hall.

  • Monday, October 1, 2012

    What: The Kinney Center will host a carnival for families and donors, the SJU community, and the local autism community. The carnival is one of many events celebrating the official inauguration of C. Kevin Gillespie S.J. ’72 as 27th president of Saint Joseph’s University. The carnival will feature games and activities, food, and face painting for all ages.

    When: Monday, Oct. 8, 2012  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine

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