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  • Connecting the Campus, One Country at a Time

    Tuesday, December 2, 2008

    Over the past decades, Saint Joseph's has significantly increased its diversity efforts, thanks in part to a determined University administration. But one SJU student, junior English and Asian Studies double major Karrin Randle, has taken matters into her own hands by founding an English language conversation group that aims to unite international and local SJU students and, ultimately, foster the understanding of different cultures.

  • Jewish-Catholic Relations in Germany in 2008

    Wednesday, November 26, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (November 26, 2008) – Rev. Dr. Hanspeter Heinz, a prominent Catholic priest, author and scholar active in the movement to promote Jewish and Christian interfaith dialogue, will visit Saint Joseph’s University on Dec. 9 to report on “Jewish-Catholic Relations in Germany in 2008.” The program, which is sponsored by SJU’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in room 107 of Mandeville Hall.

  • Wealth of Celebrations, Charities Highlight Holidays

    Wednesday, November 26, 2008

    Christmas, it seems, comes earlier every year. Area malls have displayed their most festive decorations for weeks and, this year, local radio stations started playing "Jingle Bells" before trick-or-treaters could count their candy from Halloween. At Saint Joseph's University, though, the holidays can never come too early, and departments around campus are rolling out plans to commemorate the season.

  • Boosting Milk Production One Micro Dairy at a Time

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008

    Virginia Miori, Ph.D., assistant professor of decision and system sciences, is thinking a lot about milk these days. She even says the word differently, pronouncing the "k" as if it were its own syllable. Miori has boosted milk production and cut costs at two micro dairies with plans for installing her model at eight more dairies across the country.  Her secret - a production scheduling model she developed to change the way farmers process the milk we drink.

  • Students Shape Debate at Model European Union in Washington, D.C.

    Monday, November 24, 2008

    While their compatriots were consumed by the proceedings of the 2008 U.S. presidential election, eight Saint Joseph's students enrolled in an upper level political science course were hyper-focused on Ireland.

  • SJU Honors Mahoney, Hazel with Law Alumni Awards

    Thursday, November 13, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (November 13, 2008) - The Saint Joseph’s University Law Alumni Chapter will present Patricia (McElwee) Mahoney ’76 and the Honorable Frank T. Hazel ’64 with the Sheehan and McClanaghan Awards, respectively, on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. at The Union League of Philadelphia.

  • The Way We Vote Has Changed

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    No one can deny that this year’s election proved to be historic, transformational and unforgettable. But while many are focusing on race and the breaking of barriers, Graham Lee, Ph.D., professor of political science at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, is talking about the changes he’s observed in voting trends.

  • Mapping Obama’s Path to Victory

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    Before the election results rolled in late Tuesday night, political analysts across the country were feverishly predicting which states would go blue or red. Now that the dust has settled and the electoral map is clearly painted, those same experts are looking back on the campaigns to analyze how Senator John McCain and President-Elect Barack Obama got where they are today.

  • SJU to Host Reading for Two Distinguished Poets

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2008) -- Saint Joseph’s University will host a poetry reading on Nov. 20 for the English Department’s Writing Series. Distinguished poets Molly Peacock and Elizabeth Spires will read their work in the Forum Theatre of Campion Student Center at 7:30 p.m.

  • ALS Documentary 'Indestructible' to Premiere at SJU

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    What: Saint Joseph's University will host the second screening of the two-night Philadelphia-area premiere of the award-winning documentary Indestructible. The film explores three years in the life of Ben Byer, a man diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

    When: Thursday, November 13, 2008 7 p.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph's University Wolfington Teletorium, Mandeville Hall 54th Street and City Avenue

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