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  • Special Education Program Receives Autism Endorsement

    PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 2, 2012) — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has granted Saint Joseph’s University’s special education program the Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement for a four-course, 12-credit specialization. Saint Joseph’s University is one of nine select universities that have received this Endorsement from the PDE.

  • You Can’t Take It With You

    Economics is everywhere. Its principles permeate just about every facet of our day-to-day lives. But what about the hereafter? Milica Z. Bookman, Ph.D., professor of economics at Saint Joseph’s University, poses serious and thought-provoking questions about the intersection of economics and the afterlife in her newly published book Do They Take Credit Cards in Heaven?

  • Michael J. Hagan '85 to be Honored at Alumni Gala

    PHILADELPHIA (November 2, 2012) – The Saint Joseph's University Alumni Association will present Michael J. Hagan ’85 with its highest honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, at the 32nd Annual Alumni Gala on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. Recognized as Forbes magazine’s "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2006, Hagan is currently President and CEO of LifeShield, Inc.

  • Climate Silence and the 2012 Presidential Campaign

    Though the four debates of the presidential election ignored any talk of policies that could mitigate climate change, Hurricane Sandy’s disastrous path brought the issue front and center during the final week of the campaign.

  • Fiscal Cliff Poses Challenges for Family Businesses

    The final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney briefly addressed a topic that Patrick Saparito, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, says has been weighing on the minds of family business owners: the fiscal cliff.

  • SJU Launches Center for Domestic Leadership and Preparedness

    The College of Professional and Liberal Studies (CPLS) at Saint Joseph’s University has relaunched the former Early Responders Distance Learning Center (ERDLC) as the newly enhanced Center for Domestic Leadership and Preparedness (CDLP) to better meet the demands both regionally and nationally to prevent and respond to disasters of all kinds.

  • Not So Fast: Economics and the Election

    There’s no doubt that the economy is the deciding factor for many voters. Americans are looking to presidential candidates for a fast remedy, but the reality will be far less immediate, according to Saint Joseph’s University economist Benjamin Liebman, Ph.D.

  • Vote This, Not That: Casting a Healthy Ballot

    For many Americans, health care is a paramount issue when weighing their choices for the presidency, and rightly so. Currently the United States spends nearly $9,000 per capita annually for health care, which far exceeds any other nation in the world.  In addition to that statistic, America has disappointing infant mortality and life expectancy rates when compared to other developed nations. It’s clear to see that Americans have much at stake.

  • SJU Student Takes Hurricane Sandy By the Horns

    PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2012)- For Saint Joseph’s sophomore Gabriella “Gabby” Kenny, it started when she was daydreaming in class. The psychology major was worrying about how her family and friends back home in Fair Haven, N.J., a town in the north central part of the state that was hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy, were coping with the devastating aftermath of the superstorm.

  • SJU Addresses Needs of Adults on the Autism Spectrum

    PHILADELPHIA (November 8, 2012) — As the autism population expands, so too have service options, especially for children. But a growing number of individuals with autism are adults, or are approaching adulthood. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University is adding two programs with the aim of improving quality of life for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).