PHILADELPHIA (April 22, 2008) – Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nation's largest private supporter of science education, has awarded Saint Joseph's University $1 million to fund multiple initiatives in the biology and physics departments, including interdisciplinary efforts between the two departments, undergraduate student research, faculty, curriculum and laboratory development and outreach programs.
For the third year in a row, the Erivan K. Haub School of Business' collegiate chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has been selected as the Silver Chapter Award winner for 2008.
Fr. George W. Bur, S.J., will leave the University on May 31, 2008 to become the 31st president of St. Joseph's Preparatory School.
Since coming to Saint Joseph's University in 2003, Fr. Bur has served as special assistant to the President and Rector of the Jesuit Community. In a message to the University community, SJU President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., lauded Bur's invaluable service during his tenure here.
PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2008) – Saint Joseph's University has named Rae Scott-Jones, Esq., its new assistant vice president for government and community relations. As an experienced attorney, established member of the local community and active volunteer at several local non-profit organizations, Scott-Jones brings an extensive array of skills and experiences to the campus community.
PHILADELPHIA (April 17, 2008) - Following a national search, Saint Joseph's University President Timothy R, Lannon, S.J., has announced that Marianne Schimelfenig has been named the University's General Counsel.
The work of SJU geneticist Scott McRobert, Ph.D., was profiled on “The Science of Sleep,” a two-part 60 Minutes program about recent findings in sleep research. McRobert’s work focuses on the effects of sleep deprivation in Drosophila melanogaster, more commonly referred to as the fruit fly. McRobert was interviewed by veteran CBS reporter Lesley Stahl.
PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2008)—Hand an average teenager a camera and you can expect to get back a series of arm's length self-portraits suitable for posting on MySpace or Facebook. But give cameras to 15 motivated high school students from different areas in Philadelphia and you get a picture of the best and worst of what the city's school system has to offer.
PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2008) – The Saint Joseph's University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, will host the 19th annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 18 at Saint Joseph's University in Campion Student Center. Over 200 undergraduate and graduate students from across the northeast will present their research in poster form in the fields of mathematics, computer science, engineering and the natural and social sciences.
A crowd of more than 3,000 students, faculty, staff, community members and city officials filled Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse on April 6 to hear Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmon Tutu give an inspiring lecture entitled "Creating a Community of Peace." Archbishop Tutu drew comparisons between his homeland and Philadelphia, saying that if peace could be achieved after South Africa's struggle with apartheid, the city could stem its problem with urban violence.
Saint Joseph's will hold its eighth annual Take Back The Night Vigil on Wednesday, April 9, in an initiative that aims to end the silence about sexual violence and promote strategies for prevention. The event will be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial at 7 p.m.