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  • Inaccuracy and Bias: The Delicate Science of Polling

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    A recent post-election analysis by Nate Silver in his FiveThirtyEight blog measured the accuracy of polls leading up to midterm elections. His findings indicated not only inaccuracies from a number of polling organizations, but bias in their predictions. What causes these statistical slipups and polling prejudices? Is it the result of bias in polling organizations or an expected reality of predictive polling?

  • What’s Behind China’s Religious Resurgence?

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    The vast populace of China is experiencing a new purchasing power fueled by changing economic policies. Meanwhile, China watchers are reporting another lifestyle shift in the world’s third largest country: the resurgence of organized religion.

  • Groundbreaking Set for Academic Center and Learning Commons

    Monday, November 8, 2010

    University President Timothy R. Lannon, S. J., and other officials will break ground for the John R. Post ’60 Academic Center at a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at noon on the lawn outside the Francis A. Drexel Library.

  • Closing the Gap: Professor Studies Variables in Math Achievement

    Monday, November 8, 2010

    In classrooms across the United States today, there is a push to improve mathematics achievement. But how do students’ backgrounds influence potential for academic success? Education scholar and Saint Joseph’s University professor Aubrey Wang is finding clear evidence that student background relate to their exposure to mathematics and performance in mathematics, even at the preschool and kindergarten levels.

  • Neighborhood Children Enjoy Belated Halloween at SJU

    Friday, November 5, 2010

    What: It’s so much fun – it’s scary! Saint Joseph’s University’s Boo Crew 2010 brings elementary school trick-or-treaters who live in at-risk neighborhoods to freshmen dorms where SJU students will distribute Halloween goodies from their rooms. Afterwards, everyone will gather for face painting, pumpkin decorating and more.

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University Sourin and LaFarge Residence Halls City and Cardinal Avenues Philadelphia, Pa., 19131

    When: Friday, Nov. 5 3-5 p.m.

  • 5th Annual 5k Race Raises Domestic Violence Awareness

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    Date: Sunday, Nov. 7

    Time: 8 – 9 a.m. Check-in 9:30 a.m. Race begins

    Place: Saint Joseph’s University Finnesey Field Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

    Registration: Online registration is open until Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. Individual Rate: $30 Group Rate: $20 Student (with I.D.): $15

  • Celebrating 40 years of Co-education at Saint Joseph’s

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2010) -- It was 1971 when women first took their seats as undergraduate day students at Saint Joseph’s University. Today, members of that first groundbreaking class, and those who followed, are recognized leaders in their respective fields. In celebration of these women, and 40 years of co-education at the University, the Haub School of Business (HSB) has developed an executive lecture series, “The Spirit of Women.”

  • SJU to Present O’Pake ’61 with Shield of Loyola

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2010) – The Saint Joseph’s University Alumni Association will present Pa. State Sen. Michael A. O’Pake, Esq. ’61, with its most prestigious honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, at its annual Alumni Gala on Friday, Nov. 5 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. A Berks County native, O’Pake was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1968, and has been a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate since 1972.

  • Candy Culture: Cashing in on Halloween

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend $66.28 on Halloween this year. Second only to costumes, candy eats up the largest chunk of this budget with American families spending an average of $22 each Halloween on confections.

  • Social Media and Social Justice: A Beautiful Thing

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (October 19, 2010) – Charged with creating classes that develop and engage ethical communicators, the faculty of the Communication Studies program at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia are pushing their students beyond the bounds of classic coursework.

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