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  • SJU Recognized with President's Award for Service

    Monday, February 16, 2009

    For the third straight year, Saint Joseph's University has been named a member of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Placement on the list is the highest honor a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.

  • SJU Chosen by HHMI to Expand Science Education

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (February 10, 2009) – Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance (HHMI-SEA) recently announced that SJU’s biology department was chosen to join the second cohort of 12 universities and colleges teaching genomics to freshmen students through an innovative research program.

  • Southern Dramedy 'Crimes of the Heart' Opens at SJU

    Friday, February 6, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (February 2, 2009)—The 81st season of the Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society, the Saint Joseph’s University theatre production program, continues with the Tony Award-winning Crimes of the Heart, a raucous yet poignant Southern comedy-drama by Beth Henley. It will open Thursday, February 19 at 8 p.m., in Bluett Theatre and run through Sunday, March 1.

  • Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Darwin

    Thursday, February 5, 2009

    Charles Robert Darwin was born into a genteel family in Shropshire, England, on February 12, 1809. Scientists from around the globe will celebrate the bicentennial of his birth, as well as the 150th anniversary of his monumental work, On the Origin of Species on or about February 12, 2009.

  • Charging for Fast Food Extras May Actually Save You Cash

    Thursday, February 5, 2009

    The typical American consumer is accustomed to unwrapping a hamburger from their favorite fast food establishment and finding “the works”: lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and a few packets of ketchup on the side. However, according to John Stanton, Ph.D., chair of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, the “frills” that come with fast food or restaurant meals could become a thing of the past.

  • NFL Plays It Safe Again During Super Bowl Halftime

    Thursday, February 5, 2009

    David Allan, Ph.D., an entertainment marketing expert, says Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band’s performance during Super Bowl XLIII’s halftime show was just another example of the NFL playing it safe. “Remember when rock was risky?” asks Allan. “Well now it’s the safest thing to broadcast during Super Bowl halftime, except for country.”

  • SJU Debuts Online Learning for Professionals

    Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    As the economy continues to struggle, people in every walk of life are doing everything possible to build as much job security as they can. Thanks to a new set of online programs from Saint Joseph's University, professionals in several fields can do just that starting this month, with the launch of SJU Professional.

  • MacLean Chair Hopes to Harness Students' Creativity

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009

    Dennis Leder, S.J., has come a long way to join the Saint Joseph's community as the Donald I. MacLean, S.J. Chair for the spring semester.

    A Bergen County, N.J., native, Fr. Leder has spent the last 20 years in Central America, first living amongst Salvadoran refugees in Honduras and currently serving as the director of arts at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala City.

  • Students Spend Inauguration Week in Nation's Capital

    Monday, February 2, 2009

    Alicia Plummer, a senior public administration major, hopes to one day have a career in government. The South Philadelphia native and graduate of Girls High saw an opportunity to be immersed in American political history and government when she heard about a program for academic credit offered by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

  • Lectures, Cultural Events Mark African American History Month

    Monday, February 2, 2009

    Saint Joseph's University will celebrate hundreds of years of African American history this month with several events focused on the cultural and political contributions of African Americans.

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