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  • 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.

  • Diversity Lecture Series Opens With Workers' Rights Activist

    Monday, September 15, 2008

    Julie Chavez Rodriguez, program director for the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation and advocate for social justice and workers' rights, will kick off the 2008-09 Diversity Lecture series with a talk on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Forum Theatre of Campion Student Center from 4-6 p.m. The series is presented by the Office of Multicultural Life.

  • Holding Adults Responsible for School Bullying

    Friday, September 12, 2008

    As students head back to school this fall, many of them will encounter name-calling, putdowns or malicious rumors from other students. In order to control bullying, Pennsylvania is requiring anti-bullying policies in all schools by next year.  Sally Black, Ph.D., bullying prevention expert, says policies against bullying are not enough. Holding adults accountable is the key to protecting children.

  • Conflicting Messages on What to Eat When You’re Expecting

    Thursday, September 11, 2008

    Pregnant women often receive conflicting messages about what foods to avoid during their pregnancies. One of the most confusing health messages for women is the recommended guidelines for eating fish. In fact, conflicting reports about safe levels of mercury in fish have a majority of pregnant women eliminating the food from their diet altogether.

  • ADHD: Diagnosis Doesn’t Always Mean Disability

    Thursday, September 11, 2008

    Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent mental disorders among American adults, with 50 percent of childhood cases persisting into adulthood.

  • Georgian-Russian Conflict: Redrawing the Map?

    Thursday, September 11, 2008

    Last month, as Russian tanks rolled into South Ossetia – a small, breakaway region of Georgia located in the Caucasus Mountains – people around the globe were jolted into troubling memories of Soviet-era aggression. The Russians were reacting to the actions of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who ordered his troops into South Ossetia, which had fought for its independence from Georgia in the early 1990s.

  • Religion, Politics and Moral Decision-Making

    Thursday, September 4, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (September 4, 2008)—In an election year in which “family values” are much discussed and “faith-based” constituencies of all sorts are increasingly vocal, religious leaders and preachers are forced to deal with a fundamental question: what is to be said from the pulpit during an election campaign?

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