Faculty Tip

From Main Street to Wall Street

10/07/2008

Members of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business faculty at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia are available to speak about the financial crisis.


Beyond the Battlefields: A Greater Understanding of the Civil War

04/08/2011

April 12 marks the 150th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter in the Charleston, S.C., harbor, and signals the beginning of a multi-year commemoration of the United States Civil War (1861-1865). Accordingly, many national Civil War parks and sites – like Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, Pa., and Shiloh, Miss.– are ready to receive a bumper crop of visitors over the next four years, as our nation revisits this time from our history.


How So-Called Healthy Foods Can Fool You

04/08/2011

As America’s collective waistline continues to expand, so does the number of food products parading themselves as healthy options. In light of growing concern over the nutritional value of the foods we put into our bodies, many food marketers have stepped up their advertising in an effort to stand out against their competitors.


Holding Adults Responsible for School Bullying

09/12/2008

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.


USDA Serves a Dinner Plate for Healthy Eating

06/02/2011

America is about to ditch the food pyramid. In its place, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will serve a plate-shaped symbol sliced into basic food groups. Beside the plate will rest a small cup of dairy (milk or yogurt). What this means for the kid on the playground, or the mom running in eight different directions, is that each will now have an easier guideline to follow for healthy eating.


Conflicting Messages on What to Eat When You’re Expecting

09/11/2008

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.


U.S. Trade Deficit Shakes Consumer Confidence

09/02/2011

As the U.S. and European economies destabilize under the pressure of debt, the global economy is leaning heavily on China.

“Consumers — historically and especially during times of economic decline — value price over quality,” says Karen Hogan, Ph.D., professor of finance. “China offers the U.S. and European economies cheap labor and affordable imports; we’re hooked on it.”


The Effect of Mergers on Big Pharma

09/02/2011

To cope with projected revenue loss due to increased FDA regulation and blockbuster drugs going off-patent, pharmaceutical companies have consolidated significantly over the past five years. Organizations like Pfizer/Wyeth, Merck/Schering Plough, and Schering Plough/Organon BioSciences have merged forces to improve efficiencies and increase the number of drugs brought to market.


Georgian-Russian Conflict: Redrawing the Map?

09/11/2008

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.


ADHD: Diagnosis Doesn’t Always Mean Disability

09/11/2008

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.


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