News Archive - January 2013

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Moral discernment reflecting Christian values and a commitment to social justice are two of the key principles in Saint Joseph’s University’s mission statement. Recently, 14 students fully emulated these values when they embarked on an immersion to Nicaragua during the first week of January.

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    From physics to food marketing, photography to football ads, faculty members receiving this year’s Michael J. Morris Grants for Scholarly Research reflect the academic breadth and depth of Saint Joseph’s University.

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2013) — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) recently approved Saint Joseph’s University’s Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (K-12 Hearing Impaired) certification in the Department of Special Education.  The new program includes an online-only curriculum that will successfully prepare teachers in educating individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    For years, card issuers have been making money off the fees they charge retailers for the convenience of using a credit card at checkout. Beginning Jan. 27, however, retailers are now permitted to pass this cost onto customers in a big way as a U.S. District Court has decided that merchants can add a surcharge of up to 4 percent onto a customer's bill if they pay with a credit card.

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    What could spark more interest than the Super Bowl XLVII game this year is the eagerly anticipated halftime performance of Grammy Award winner Beyoncé.

  • Friday, January 25, 2013

    As parishes across the region prepare to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, more changes are affecting Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. New initiatives have recently been announced aimed at reviving Catholic education and ensuring its sustainability.

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA (January 24, 2013) – “Emancipation Narratives,” a panel discussion at Saint Joseph’s University on Jan. 31 at 4 p.m., will shed light on the meaning and obligations of freedom in the context of the Emancipation Proclamation’s 150th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Video

    Christina King Smith, Ph.D., professor of biology, received an honorable mention from the American Society of Cell Biologists' "Cell Dance 2012" film contest for her entry, "Organelle Motility in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells." Watch her short video of cellular mechanisms dancing into action to a techno/Beethoven mix when the retina of a fish is exposed to light. 

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA (January 15, 2013) – Three Saint Joseph’s University online programs have been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 online education rankings. In the rankings, which were released on January. 15, Saint Joseph’s Haub School of Business was listed among the top 20 – at #18 – among 148 online graduate business programs.

  • Monday, January 14, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA (January 14, 2013) — As part of Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 27-Feb. 2), Saint Joseph’s University’s Center for Catholic and Urban Education (CCEU) will host a lecture and inaugural awards ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall, beginning at 6:15 p.m. Two prominent visionaries in the field of education will be honored: Christine L.

  • Friday, January 11, 2013

    From the Enron failure of 2001 to the mortgage meltdown of 2007, scandal has pervaded corporate America for the past decade. The insurance industry, which touches everything from household to global commerce, has also had its share of ethical oversights during this period. Ethics in the Insurance Industry, an upcoming symposium for local insurers at Saint Joseph's University, will tackle difficult topics often faced by those in the industry and share best practices.
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2013

    In its ranking of the best master’s and MBA programs around the globe, Eduniversal has named four of Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business programs among the Top 100 worldwide.
  • Monday, January 7, 2013

    The 42 student members of Saint Joseph’s University’s Chapel Choir, led by Noel Koenke, coordinator for liturgy and music at SJU, are on an eight-day pilgrimage to Italy that includes opportunities to sing liturgical and sacred music at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.
  • Friday, January 4, 2013 Gallery

    PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 4, 2013) – “Recollection 6” is a site-specific mixed-media installation of porcelain, sand and stones that offers a view of Korea-born ceramic artist Sukjin Choi’s graceful interpretation of the ocean. Currently exhibited at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, the installation will be on display until Feb. 11. (The Gallery will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 21.)

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