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  • 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.

  • SJU Theologian Earns Research Fellowship

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    Hebrew Bible scholar Bruce Wells, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, has been awarded a $52,000 Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his research on Neo-Babylonian trial procedure. The government of Germany established the Foundation to promote international research, and to foster long-term collaboration among researchers.

  • Program Opens Doors for Saudi Arabian Students

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    Saint Joseph's University is a major beneficiary of an international agreement in 2005 between King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and President George W. Bush designed to increase the exchange of students and dialogue between the two nations.

  • A Jesuit's Daily Journal Chronicles Service in Chad

    Monday, February 25, 2008

    Many people write in daily journals, preferring to keep their thoughts, comments and personal reflections private. However, Patrick Samway, S.J., professor of English, recently published a journal he kept while assisting Sudanese refugees several years ago in the hopes that readers would learn about the "genocidal war in Darfur," as he refers to it, and the experiences he had, sometimes quite personal, in setting up and running three primary schools in the Chadian desert.

  • SJU Receives President's Award for Service

    Monday, February 25, 2008

    The Corporation for National and Community Service has placed Saint Joseph's University on the 2007 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.

  • Jesuit's Book Examines Modern Day Catholicism

    Sunday, February 24, 2008

    You might not expect a book on Catholicism to have a chapter called "Catholicism Is Not for Dummies," but Richard Malloy, S.J., associate professor of sociology, has written his first book, A Faith That Frees: Catholic Matters for the 21st Century (Orbis Books, 2007), in a straightforward appeal to young Catholics.

  • Daniel J. Hilferty Honored with HSB Hall of Fame Award

    Sunday, February 24, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (March 24 2008) – The Erivan K. Haub School of Business will recognize Daniel J. Hilferty III '78, president and chief executive officer of AmeriHealth Mercy, with the 18th Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 3. As the recipient of this award, Hilferty will be acknowledged for his outstanding corporate citizenship, strong leadership and management qualities.

  • Students Head to Appalachia for Spring Break

    Friday, February 22, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (February 22, 2008) - For most students, spring break is a chance to escape to tropical locations or simply lounge at home, disconnected for a moment from the responsibilities of college. But for more than 300 Saint Joseph's University students, the week is a chance to participate in the Appalachian Experience, the University's largest single community service program.

  • Comey Institute To Offer Courses On Labor Issues

    Friday, February 22, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (February 22, 2008) — The Comey Institute of Industrial Relations at Saint Joseph's University in association with the Philadelphia AFL-CIO is launching a progressive program for the Institute by offering six new classes beginning on March 3, 2008.

    The revitalization of the Comey Institute comes with a new director, Thomas Paine Cronin, who is excited about the many advancements that the new curriculum will offer.

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