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  • Food Marketing Professor Appointed to National Board

    Friday, April 9, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2010) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed food marketing expert Nancy Childs, Ph.D., to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board (NAREEEAB) as the national representative for food retailing and marketing.

  • Microbiologist, Cave Explorer to Speak at Student Research Symposium

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is hosting its 21st annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 23. The symposium includes research presentations by undergrad and graduate students and will feature microbiologist and cave explorer Hazel Barton, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker.

  • SJU Announces 2010 Commencement Speakers

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2010) — Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to John E. Pepper, Jr., retired chairman and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Company, and Arnold L. Mitchem, president of the nonprofit Council for Opportunity in Education, at the University’s 2010 Commencement ceremonies, set for Saturday, May 15. The graduate ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., the undergraduate ceremony at 3 p.m. Both will be held on Gest Lawn on the Saint Joseph’s campus.

  • Students Host Carnival for Those with Special Needs

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    What: Saint Joseph's Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena will be transformed into a carnival as University volunteers host community members with disabilities in the 34th annual Hand-in-Hand festival.

    Sponsor: This is a student-organized event. This year’s co-directors are seniors Jim Prieto, Erica Pieroni and Caitlin Walsh. Hand-in-Hand volunteers include Saint Joseph's students, faculty, and staff, as well as local high school students.

  • Panel Discussion, Prayer Service Mark Holocaust Remembrance

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 7, 2010) - Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations (IJCR) will host “Why Christians Must Remember the Shoah,” a panel discussion exploring the importance of remembering the Holocaust. The panel will be followed by a prayer service of commitment to interfaith amity. The event, held at SJU’s Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, Sunday, April 18, at 4 p.m., will mark Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.

  • Health Care Reform and Medicare Recipients

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    From the time presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt first discussed health care reform in 1912, the topic has been a precedent-setting issue in the U.S. The 2010 passage of health care legislation is no different, but has many Americans in a quandary about how it will affect them. This is especially true of senior citizens.

  • How Many More Species Will Go the Way of the Dinosaur?

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is the oldest and largest global environmental network, governments have failed to meet targets to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. Their recent message says we are now witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago.

  • Searching for Answers: Google's Presence in China

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    When Jim Caccamo, Ph.D., an expert in computing and telecommunications technology ethics, heard of Google’s recent struggles in China, he knew he’d need to update the curriculum for the Technology, Society and Christian Ethics course he teaches at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa.

  • Saint Joseph’s University to Host ‘Nutter Unplugged’

    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    What: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will have a candid discussion with members of the city’s Young Professional’s Network (YPN) about what members, and the business community, can do to become more engaged in the community. The conversation will also include a dialogue on the factors that will make young professionals want to live, work, raise their families, and enjoy success in the Greater Philadelphia region.

  • SJU to ‘Light It Up Blue’ in Support of World Autism Awareness Day

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    Date: Thursday evening, April 1 through Friday evening, April 2

    Time: After sunset each night (Approximately 7- 7:30 p.m.) through the night

    Place: Saint Joseph’s University Barbelin Hall City Avenue between 54th Street and Lapsley Lane Campus map: http://www.sju.edu/about/campusmap/

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