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  • Faculty Compete with Classroom Cell Phone and Laptop Use

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    Once upon a time, bored students in classrooms distracted themselves with note-passing and whispering. Thanks to increasing wireless capabilities and the expanse of cell phone usage, however, today's students can cure their boredom with text messaging and recreationally surfing the Internet, providing an infinite amount of material from which to distract themselves from their classroom work.

  • A Virtual Reality for SJU

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    Why, in the middle of a waning housing market, has Saint Joseph's University decided to invest in real estate?

    The University recently purchased two "islands" in the vibrant universe of Second Life. The Haub School of Business is the campus' first investor in the project, which will eventually culminate in the construction of a number of buildings on campus in this virtual world.

  • Gray Wolves, Grizzly Bears and Bald Eagles

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    2007 has been a big year for removal of protected animals from the endangered species list. Three species native to North America that were among the first to be listed after the passage of the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966 have been recovered and no longer need protection. In February, Canis lupus was delisted in certain areas of its range; in March, Ursus arctos horribilis was delisted; in July Haliaeetus leucocephalus was delisted, making headlines.

  • Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia will host a landmark exhibit chronicling the late Pope John Paul II's life and legacy of improving dialogue between Catholics and Jews. "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People," will be at The Kimmel Center free of admission. The exhibit comes to Philadelphia after stops in Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Chicago, and New York.

  • Clarence Thomas' "My Grandfather's Son:" Deja Vu All Over Again?

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    The first Monday in October means it's back to work for the highest justices of the land, and the U. S. Supreme Court has already accepted 43 cases for the current term.

  • Saint Joseph's University To Hold "Teach-In" For Myanmar

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    What: In response to the crisis in Myanmar and in support of efforts by the U.S. Campaign for Burma to organize a nation-wide student Day of Action for Burma, Saint Joseph's University will hold an information session for students, faculty and staff to raise awareness about the issues surrounding the conflict.

    When: Friday, October 5, noon.

    Where: Saint Joseph's University Barbelin Hall (City Avenue and Cross Walk), Greaton Room

  • From First Lady to President?

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination certainly has Americans and the world talking. Her historic move also speaks volumes about the ever-growing role of women in politics. As a former First Lady, does Clinton have some advantages? One Saint Joseph's University historian says yes.

  • Traveling Together On An Unfamiliar Road

    Thursday, October 4, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (October 4, 2007) – Thanks to the diversity of religious faith in the United States, Catholics and Jews have worked together in various social movements and have modeled interreligious dialogue for the rest of the world. This unprecedented relationship has developed since the Second Vatican Council and presents new challenges and opportunities for Jews and Christians everywhere. But what is distinctive about the American context?

  • Professor Recognized as Student Favorite

    Tuesday, October 2, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (October 2, 2007) - BusinessWeek recently asked business undergraduate students to tell them about their favorite professors. Saint Joseph’s University students voted Richard George, Ph.D., professor of food marketing, as their favorite. The only professor from Pennsylvania selected, George joins an impressive roster of 20 others featured in BusinessWeek’s special report – “Class Acts.”

  • SJU Students and Area Residents Meet to Strengthen Community Ties

    Monday, October 1, 2007

    Two years ago, Stanley Isenberg, who lives in the neighboring Latches Lane Condominiums, contacted Saint Joseph's Office of Government and Community Relations with a proposal. His idea: get the students living in houses along Lapsley Lane to meet with some neighbors of the condominium association to build better relationships. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts prohibited the meeting, and the idea was put on hold.

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