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  • 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?

  • Comey Institute Offers Seven Courses on Labor Issues

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (September 3, 2008) — The Comey Institute of Industrial Relations at Saint Joseph’s University, in cooperation with the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, returns for the Fall 2008 semester with seven courses. The Institute offers a variety of new and revised courses to provide training, technical assistance, and applied research services to Delaware Valley workers and their employers.

  • SJU Again Ranked in Top 10 Best Colleges by 'U.S. News'

    Tuesday, September 2, 2008

    The "America's Best Colleges" 2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report has ranked Saint Joseph's University among the top 10 master's universities in the north. The rankings, released on August 22, placed Saint Joseph's at eighth in its category, Best Universities-Master's (North). This ranking marks the sixth time in the past eight years that SJU has attained top 10 status in its U.S. News cohort.

  • New Students Immersed in Service and Culture of Philadelphia

    Friday, August 29, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (August 28, 2008) - Forty-eight incoming students from Saint Joseph’s University’s largest freshman class in history are taking part in an opportunity to actively learn about the city of Philadelphia. The University’s Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP), a five-day pre-orientation program that runs from Aug. 27 31, introduces students to the culture of the City of Brotherly Love - from serving lunch in soup kitchens to visiting W.E.B.

  • Largest Freshman Class to Move In Labor Day

    Thursday, August 28, 2008

    What: Saint Joseph’s will officially welcome the University’s largest freshman class in history on Monday, Sept. 1. Lugging milk crates, laundry baskets and backpacks filled with back-to-school essentials, some 1,500 freshmen will be moving into campus housing for the 2008-2009 academic year.

    Highlight: Students will move in with the help of University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who will distribute water bottles to help families cope with the summer heat.

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