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    Up Close with History: Students and Faculty in the Archives

    Friday, January 31, 2014

    Sophomore history majors Allison Darhun and Darcey Paulding encountered the original letters of a Union Civil War soldier at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania when they participated in Students and Faculty in the Archives.
  • Super Bowl Ads Score with Popular Music

    Friday, January 24, 2014

    It's the perennial question asked each year during Super Bowl season.

    Does humor sell? Is it the ad with the coolest celebrity? Or, is popular music driving the success of your favorite Super Bowl commercial?

  • Olympic Jitters: Making Sense of the Terrorist Threat in Russia

    Friday, January 24, 2014

    Recent headlines have introduced us to Ruzana Ibragimova, a potential terrorist from Dagestan, who, along with other militants, seeks to instill fear and embarrass President Vladimir Putin at the Sochi Olympic Games. According to Russia expert Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., chair and professor of political science, this violence has its roots in the two-decades-old conflict between Russia and Chechnya, which, like Dagestan, is a federal subject of Russia located in the North Caucasus.

  • Course Brings Students Into the World of "The Wire"

    Friday, January 24, 2014

    HBO’s popular series “The Wire” won many devoted fans and earned critical praise for painting a picture of\ modern day Baltimore for everyone from police and city hall, to the drug dealers, a dwindling middle class and teachers cash-strapped school districts.

  • University Gallery Exhibits Art on Social Justice in Philadelphia

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    In accordance with SJU’s commitment to social justice, the University Gallery will showcase the work of four Philadelphia artists — Daniel Heyman, Glen Sacks, Sarah McEneaney and Susan Hagen ­— who examine social justice issues in their work.
  • Saint Joseph’s Remembers the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    On October 26, 1967, a crowd of 3,400 in Saint Joseph’s fieldhouse heard a stirring address by Dr. King. He criticized the Johnson administration for being more concerned about winning “an unjust war in Vietnam than in winning the war on poverty here at home” and explained the importance of enforcing civil rights legislation, despite criticisms that laws could not change people’s hearts. See photos from the event and listen to excerpts from Dr. King's speech.
  • SJU Honors Leaders, Tackles Issues in Catholic Education

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (January 14, 2014) — In recognition of Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 26-Feb. 1), Saint Joseph’s University’s Center for Catholic and Urban Education (CCUE) will host a lecture and awards ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A reception will precede the event at 5:30 p.m.

  • Chemist Awarded ACS Petroleum Research Fund Grant

    Friday, January 10, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (January 10, 2014) — Peter Graham, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, was recently awarded a $65,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, which supports fossil fuel research at institutions in the United States and other countries. The award will support his research that analyzes methods of developing new catalysts for carbon dioxide utilization.

  • Saint Joseph's University Announces New Dean

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    Amanda McCombs Thomas, Ph.D., a psychologist and administrator from Loyola University Maryland, a fellow Jesuit institution in Baltimore, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University. She will assume her new position on July 1, 2014.
  • Remembering Thomas Patrick Melady, 1927-2014

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    Thomas Patrick Melady, who served as Saint Joseph’s University’s first executive vice president from 1973 to 1976, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014.

    His academic career included stints as a professor at St. John’s and Fordham universities in New York; he left Saint Joseph’s to assume the presidency of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., a position he held from 1976 to 1986.

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