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  • Educating Socially Engaged Environmental Scientists

    Friday, April 3, 2009

    This year, Earth Day falls on April 22, and for its 39th anniversary, the eco-minded among us will be taking stock of advancements made by the green movement, as well as the challenges that remain.

  • 20th Annual Sigma Xi Symposium Hosts Prominent Biophysicist

    Friday, April 3, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2009) – The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Sigma Xi, the International Scientific Research Society, will open its 20th annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 17, with a lecture by Sheila Patek, Ph.D., of the department of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley. The presentation, entitled “Airborne Ants and Smashing Shrimp: Accident and Intent in the Evolution of Movement,” will begin at 5 p.m.

  • SJU Distance Learning Center Awarded $795K in Federal Funds

    Thursday, April 2, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2009)-- It’s one thing to sit in class or read from an instruction manual, and quite another to actually apply that knowledge.

  • Charity Event for Neighbors with Special Needs

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    What: A Saint Joseph’s University student organization will host a carnival for community members with special needs. Over 500 University volunteers and guests will participate in the 33rd annual Hand-in-Hand event.

    When: Saturday, April 4 10 a.m – 2 p.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse 54th and City Ave, Philadelphia, Pa., 19131

  • Saint Joseph’s Announces 2009 Commencement

    Monday, March 30, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (March 10, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to broadcast journalist and MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews and to civil rights champion and scholar Cornel West, Ph.D., at the 2009 Commencement ceremonies, set for Saturday, May 16. The graduate ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., the undergraduate ceremony at 3 p.m.

  • Spring Art Exhibitions Culminate the Work of Visionary Students

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (March 24, 2009) – “Freshly Squeezed,” the 2009 Saint Joseph’s University Senior Art Thesis Exhibition, will open to the public on Friday, April 3, and will be on display on the second floor of Mandeville Hall until April 24, 2009. The exhibit will highlight the achievements of 15 graduating fine arts majors, and will span multiple styles and mediums, including painting, drawing, film and digital and traditional photography.

  • Students to Host Major Fundraiser for St. Jude’s

    Thursday, March 19, 2009

    What: A celebration completing a year-long fundraising event to help raise awareness and support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through a student-organized celebration event including: a student comedian, hypnotist, band, inflatables, food, arts and crafts, etc.

    Who: Over 200 Saint Joseph’s University undergraduates will attend the event.

    When: Saturday, March 21 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • HSB Dean Appointed to PICA, AACSB Posts

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2009) – The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) has appointed Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business Dean Joseph DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70 as vice chair of the AACSB Accreditation Quality Committee. Founded in 1916, AACSB, which accredits 528 business schools in 30 nations, celebrated its 90th anniversary during the 2006-2007 academic year.

  • Common Cold Project Researcher to Present Hyatt Lecture

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2009) – The psychology department at Saint Joseph’s University will host the 2009 Ralph I. Hyatt Lecture, presented by Sheldon Cohen, Ph.D., the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Cohen is a world-renowned psychologist who studies the relationship among stress, emotions, social support, and illness.

  • The Danger Behind the Decline of Newspapers

    Monday, March 9, 2009

    Considering all the layoffs, downsizes and cutbacks reported in the news these days, it's not surprising to learn that the news itself is being cut back.

    According to Joe Samuel Starnes, visiting assistant professor of English at Saint Joseph's University, "You don't have to look far to see struggling businesses, but newspapers have been going down for a while because of the loss of advertising revenue and readership."

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