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  • Increasing Demand for Fair Trade Challenges Organizations

    Monday, October 5, 2009

    The premise is simple: to receive a fair wage for hard work. The fair trade movement, which began shortly after the Cold War, has regained momentum recently. A 2008 Fair Trade Federation Interim Report stated there was a 102 percent growth in U.S. and Canadian sales for Fair Trade products between 2004 and 2006.

  • Myths About Health Care Reform Leave Seniors in the Dark

    Monday, October 5, 2009

    The rumors swirling about health care reform are as sizeable as the 1,000 pages of proposed legislation. Of particular concern to George P. Sillup, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, is the misinformation floating across the Internet, and over the airways, about how health care reform will affect Medicare.

  • The Economic Status: Ascending from Rock Bottom

    Monday, October 5, 2009

    American consumers are worried: They want to know whether their economy is improving, worsening or unchanging. Ben Liebman, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, says economists will look to holiday spending to gauge the economy’s health.

  • Health Care Reform’s Elephant in the Room

    Monday, October 5, 2009

    There may not be a simple solution to the complex problem of reforming health care, but bioethicist Mark Aita, S.J., M.D., assistant director of the Institute for Catholic Bioethics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, is certain of one thing – the elephant in the room that no one wants to discuss is that insured Americans contribute to the problem.

  • SJU Remembers Alumna During Dating Violence Awareness Event

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (September 23, 2009) — On Sunday, Oct. 4, Saint Joseph’s University, in partnership with The Kristin Mitchell Foundation, will host the fourth-annual Kristin’s Krusade 5K Run/Walk to support advocacy and education for the prevention of dating violence. Sign-up for the race will be from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m.; the race will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saint Joseph’s Finnesey Field.

  • 'Square Routes' Lead to Multi-Dimensional Awareness at SJU Gallery

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (September 23, 2009) – Square Routes, a collection of mixed media works by Philadelphia artist Sarah Steinwachs, is the next exhibition at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery. The exhibit, which features urban-inspired grids examined through paint and paper constructions, will open Monday, Oct. 5, and run through Friday, Oct. 30. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m.

  • SJU Formally Opens Doors to Autism Center

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (September 18, 2009) — The numbers are terrifying – one in 150 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD); one in 94 boys; ten percent of all eight-year-olds. With nearly 70 diagnoses each day, the need for support is unquestionable.

  • CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Present Diversity Lecture

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 15, 2009) -- Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, news anchor and special correspondent for CNN, will talk about “Diversity on TV, Behind the Scenes and in Our Lives” in a special appearance at Saint Joseph’s University on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m.

    Part of SJU’s Diversity Lecture Series, the event will take place in the Banquet Hall of the Campion Student Center on the University’s Philadelphia campus, 5600 City Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

  • University Prepares for Possible Flu Outbreak

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    With the announcement by the World Health Organization that a global pandemic of the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) virus is under way, Saint Joseph’s has been developing plans in the event of an outbreak on campus.

  • At School, It’s Easy Being Green

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    For Kermit the Frog, being green is a burden. But according to Michael McCann, Ph.D., professor of biology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, being green can be easier than it seems for America’s students.

    McCann’s suggestions begin with transportation. He says the most carbon-free way to travel is walking or biking.

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