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  • Saint Joseph's at the Center of Consumer Research

    Tuesday, March 18, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (March 17, 2008) – While we all consume things everyday - coffee, food, apparel, personal care products, media, entertainment - very few of us reflect on our own purchasing habits and how the things we buy affect our lives. But consumer behavior expert Michael Solomon, Ph.D., does. As founding director of the newly established Center for Consumer Research at Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K.

  • Students Get Firsthand Look at Healthcare Access

    Monday, March 10, 2008

    Adequate healthcare may be beyond the realm of college students outside of presidential debates or searching for jobs with benefit packages.

  • SJU Dean Honored for Bridging Catholic-Jewish Relations

    Monday, March 10, 2008

    The Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, an interfaith program in Florida dedicated to open communications between the two religions, presented William Madges, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph's University, with their Eternal Light Award.

  • Fond Farewell for Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse

    Friday, March 7, 2008

    Thousands of fans joined a parade of former men's and women's basketball players, coaches and Hawk mascots at last Thursday's men's home game against Xavier as Saint Joseph's University celebrated the final regular season game at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse and the closing of the historic building for renovations.

  • Class is in…Lockdown

    Thursday, March 6, 2008

    Students look at criminal justice from inside prison walls

    Saint Joseph's students are learning in the most unlikely of places this semester, and what they're learning is likely to change them forever.

  • SJU Professor Reconstructing Melville's Puzzle

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008

    It's not often that English professors get to play detective, but to piece together an accurate picture of American novelist Herman Melville (1819-1891), scholars have had to do just that. Peter Norberg, Ph.D., associate professor of English, recently won a $35,795 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship that will allow him to continue his research into the work and life of Melville, and publish his findings in the electronic archive Melville's Marginalia Online.

  • Food Industry Lacks Understanding of Organic Consumers

    Monday, March 3, 2008

    A food marketing researcher from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia is learning more about consumer attitudes toward organic foods and exploring their influence on U.S. Markets.

  • Changing Attitudes Towards Jews in Post-Communist Poland

    Monday, March 3, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (March 3, 2008) - A noted expert in the contemporary relationship among Jews and other Poles will speak at Saint Joseph's University on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m., in the Haub Executive Center of McShain Hall. Janusz Salamon, S.J., will present "Absent Neighbors: Changing Attitudes Towards Jews in Post-Communist Poland," in a discussion that will focus on the current state of affairs against the backdrop of historical tensions among Polish Jews and other Polish citizens.

  • Will a Recession Find the Class of 2008 Serving French Fries?

    Monday, March 3, 2008

    Even with President Bush's recent claim that the U.S. is not heading toward a recession, college students remain concerned with the status of a downturn in the economy and what effect it could have on the future job market. Career specialists, however, say that the Class of 2008 should not fret about securing employment.

  • Dangers of Spring Break Partying

    Monday, March 3, 2008

    For college students, spring break is traditionally a time of carefree escapades in tropical locales with plenty of good times, relaxation and, of course, alcohol. George Dowdall, Ph.D., and Raquel Kennedy Bergen, Ph.D., both professors of sociology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, offer tips to college students on how to stay safe.

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