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  • SJU Project to Advance Education in Haiti Earns Support

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (December 11, 2012) — Project Haiti, a Saint Joseph’s University-led effort to assist Jesuit-run elementary schools in Haiti, earned significant support from The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities of Wilmington, Del. A $25,000 grant will advance efforts to develop model pedagogies for the fledgling schools in the earthquake-devastated country. The goal is to grow a curriculum that actively engages students in hands-on, child-centered learning.

  • Good Deal vs. Good Cause: Meaningful Holiday Shopping

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Many consumers sacrificed their Thanksgiving dinners this year to grab that ultimate pre-Black Friday deal that they can spend the rest of the season bragging about. But according to Saint Joseph’s University sociologist Keith Brown, Ph.D., more and more shoppers are seeking something greater than saving a buck.

    Brown has been studying what he calls an ethical turn in markets that has consumers looking to make purchases that make an impact, or can even change the world.

  • Mobile Shoppers, an Opportunity for Retail?

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Consumer shopping patterns this holiday season point to a very clear trend: mobile shopping is increasing in popularity. In the past, mobile and online shopping have been viewed as a threat to traditional brick-and mortar stores, but Brent Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing at Saint Joseph's University, sees an opportunity for retailers to connect with tech-savvy consumers through their mobile devices.

  • They’re Ba-aack! Coping When College Kids Come Home for the Holidays

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    When he left, he was your child whose meals you prepared and whose laundry you dutifully did.  Now he’s home from college for an extended winter break – possibly bringing with him more laundry for you to do.

    For parents readjusting to life with their college students at home for a few weeks, it can be…an adjustment.

  • New Book Explores Bullying, Offers Strategies and Hope

    Monday, December 3, 2012

    A lucky few survive childhood and adolescence without dealing at some point with bullying. The problem is age-old, but more pervasive than ever with the rise of new technology. Whether children are the bully or the bullied, the repercussions can be great.

  • Carlyle Letters Project Receives NEH Award

    Monday, December 3, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 28, 2012) — The Carlyle Letters Project has been awarded $270,000 from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Scholarly Editions Division for the period 2013-2016. David R. Sorensen, D.Phil., professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University and senior editor of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, celebrates the award as well as the completion of the 40th volume of the Collected Letters this year.

  • Food Retailers: the Solution to Childhood Obesity?

    Friday, November 30, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 29, 2012) — While most of the blame for childhood obesity is placed on the marketing practices of food manufacturers, research by Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, suggests that more attention should be given to the in-store marketing activities of food retailers, especially those that directly target children.

  • ‘Tis the Season at SJU

    Friday, November 30, 2012

    While students and faculty customarily look upon the end of the year with stress and frustration due to final examinations and deadlines, the Saint Joseph’s University community is reminded with a slew of spirited holiday events what the season is truly about.

  • Is There Any Honor Left in Honor Codes?

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 28, 2012) — In light of the Harvard cheating scandal, in which 125 students improperly collaborated on a take-home examination last spring, the debate on the effectiveness of honor codes has taken the media by storm. The general consensus seems to be that unless a code is embedded in the right culture — one that is student-led and student-enforced — the code is useless. Many wonder if there is a way to foster such a culture.

  • Not Humbug: Christmas Trees and Climate Change

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Video

    Given recent extreme weather events – the summer’s brutal heat and subsequent drought, followed by Superstorm Sandy’s disastrous path – newly green-conscious consumers may be wondering how to lessen their carbon footprint this holiday season.

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