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  • How Deep is the Energy Well?

    Monday, February 11, 2008

    Just when you thought you knew the age of your favorite fossil (give or take a million years), Paul Angiolillo, Ph.D., and Nora Graneto '06, can prove that your mineralized little friend may have misled you – possibly by as much as 100 to 200 million years.

  • Students Bring Medical Aid to Haitian Refugee Camps

    Monday, February 11, 2008

    As part of the theology course Just Health Care in Developing Nations, co-taught by Peter Clark, S.J., professor of theology, and Ann Marie Jursca, M.S.W., assistant director of the Faith-Justice Institute, 16 SJU students traveled to the Dominican Republic to aid children in Haitian refugee camps, or bayetes. Students were trained in basic medical procedures and packed 18 gym bags full of medication to stock a pharmacy at the bayete's clinic before making the 10-day service trip.

  • Genius Meets Envy: 'Amadeus' at Saint Joseph's

    Friday, February 8, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (February 7, 2008) – Peter Shaffer's internationally renowned London and Broadway hit Amadeus will continue the 80th anniversary season of Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society, Saint Joseph's University's theater production program, when it opens February 14 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre.

  • Peace Activist Daniel Berrigan, S.J., to Visit SJU

    Friday, February 8, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (February 8, 2008) – Daniel Berrigan, S.J., poet-in-residence at Fordham University and one of the world's leading peace activists, will visit Saint Joseph's University for "An Evening with Daniel Berrigan" on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of St. Joseph–Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial. Fr. Berrigan will reflect on his experience of war protest, civil disobedience and imprisonment, and will also read from his poetry.

  • The State of our Economy: What Americans Can Do

    Tuesday, February 5, 2008

    The economy is a topic on everyone's mind and Americans are frustrated that the problem cannot be fixed overnight. With experts, political candidates and journalists weighing in on the issue, many varied opinions are in the forefront of the media.

    Christopher Coyne, Ph.D., associate professor of finance at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, thinks the best response is to not panic about the state of our economy.

  • St. Valentine's Day Lost in Consumerism

    Tuesday, February 5, 2008

    Amidst the hectic scrambling for dinner reservations and artfully prepared floral decorations for Valentine's Day, it's unlikely that one may stop to think about who St. Valentine was or why his feast day is celebrated with red-heart gift cards and plush teddy bears.

  • Co-Op Advising Center Gets a Face-Lift

    Monday, February 4, 2008

    The Erivan K. Haub School of Business' Co-op Advising Center has received an extreme office makeover. Although the center remains grounded in its original mission to serve the students enrolled in the business school's co-op program, the center's responsibilities have expanded to enculturate students into the professional environment.

  • English Professor Gets Humanities Fellowship

    Monday, February 4, 2008

    It's always exciting for the SJU community when a new faculty member comes on board. When that person comes in with a prestigious $52,000 fellowship under his belt, the arrival is even more exciting.

  • Graduate Student Fights Terrorism With Business

    Tuesday, January 29, 2008

    Saint Joseph's University's Steve Alvater, a graduate management major, was recently awarded third place in a national business ethics competition.

    Alvater achieved third place in Net Impact's Network Challenge held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Net Impact, an international network of over 10,000 M.B.A. students and business leaders who work to use business for social good, challenged members to devise a business plan that the network would implement in the future.

  • Students Get Hands-on with the Autism Puzzle

    Monday, January 28, 2008

    We've all seen the magnetic ribbons on the rear bumpers of cars — a brightly-colored jigsaw puzzle, the word "autism" in bold letters. Although the disorder has been recognized since the 1940s, its causes and treatments remain a mystery, and it is just recently that it began getting widespread attention.

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