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  • Connecting with the Great Depression?

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008

    Political leaders, economic analysts and journalists are comparing the current financial meltdown to the Great Depression. “Worst Crisis Since the ’30s, With No End Yet in Sight” was a recent baleful headline from The Wall Street Journal.

  • Peacebuilding in Africa

    Friday, October 3, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (September 30, 2008) – Sr. Pauline Silver Acayo, a peace officer working in Uganda for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will visit Saint Joseph's University on October 7 to discuss the conflict between the government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group. Her lecture, "Peacebuilding in Africa: the Case of Uganda," will be held at 7 p.m. in the Presidents' Lounge of Campion Student Center.

  • Mixed Media Works at SJU Gallery Illuminate Mixed Messages

    Friday, September 26, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2008) - illumination, a collection of mixed media/collage works by Kentucky artist Julie Gawne, is featured for the next exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, which opens Monday, Oct. 6, and runs through Friday, Oct. 31.

  • Students Seek Two-Wheeled Solution to Economic, Environmental Crises

    Thursday, September 25, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2008) – The cost of gas, which continues to hover above $3.50, has sparked national interest in alternative fuels and modes of transportation. College students, in particular, are beginning to look for ways to avoid the economic and environmental impact of driving every day.

  • Maguire Campus Ribbon Cutting, Reunion Celebrations Highlight Family and Alumni Weekend

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008

    A record number of attendees are expected to visit campus when Saint Joseph's hosts Family and Alumni Weekend September 26-28.  This year marks the first time that annual reunion class celebrations will be included during the fall festivities. In addition, the University will commemorate the official opening of the new James J. Maguire '58 Campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • University Remembers Fallen Officer, Alumnus

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008

    Vincent A. McCarthy, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, who formerly served as both provost of the University and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be on sabbatical during the fall 2008 semester. With the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Bonn, Germany, McCarthy will hold a position as senior research fellow in the philosophy faculty at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

  • Professor Receives Fellowship for Work in Denmark, Germany

    Tuesday, September 23, 2008

    Vincent A. McCarthy, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, who formerly served as both provost of the University and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be on sabbatical during the fall 2008 semester. With the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Bonn, Germany, McCarthy will hold a position as senior research fellow in the philosophy faculty at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

  • SJU Reads' Gets Political

    Tuesday, September 23, 2008

    The 2008 presidential race has college administrators and student organizers rallying undergraduates on campus, and Saint Joseph's is no exception. During orientation, administrators took advantage of the University's proximity to historic Philadelphia to offer freshmen a tour of the National Constitution Center. The tour complemented the students encouraged summer reading of Spencer Overton's Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression.

  • Catholic Intellectual Series to Highlight Vatican II

    Monday, September 22, 2008

    Saint Joseph's will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vatican II with a series of dynamic academic lectures in the 2008-09 Catholic Intellectual Series entitled "To the Whole of Humanity – Without Hesitation: Celebrating and Exploring Vatican II 50 Years Later."

  • Recent Grad Wins Service Fellowship

    Wednesday, September 17, 2008

    It's no secret that Saint Joseph's University has a strong focus on service, continually shaping a student body that puts others first. Following commencement, SJU students often continue to serve others, carrying on the Jesuit ideals that are so deeply ingrained in them during their time on Hawk Hill.

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