An independent film garnering nationwide attention might not have gotten to the big screen without the help of Saint Joseph's University alum J. Eustace Wolfington '56, and his family.
When he walks into his "Craft of Language" classroom, Sean Conrey, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, doesn't give his students a traditional writing prompt for the day's assignment; instead, he tells them to get out their laptops and start gaming.
At first, when composer Suzanne Sorkin, Ph.D., assistant professor of music in the department of fine and performing arts, sits down at the baby grand piano in Boland Hall, she looks dwarfed by the span of the instrument's opened lid. But then she begins to play an impromptu Bach Two-part Invention, and the rich, precise notes of the Baroque genius tumble effortlessly into the room. It is clear that Sorkin is a master of the keyboard.
Saint Joseph's University is a major economic player that is pumping nearly half a billion dollars into the Commonwealth's economy annually, according to an independent analysis completed recently.
The report, "Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Saint Joseph's University," was prepared by Econsult Corporation of Philadelphia.
"Asia has always fascinated me," said David Carpenter, Ph.D., associate professor of theology. Carpenter has taught history of religions -- chiefly Hinduism and Buddhism -- for 21 years at Saint Joseph's. He has been the director of the Asian studies program for the past 18 months, which has been an exciting time for the faculty and students involved with the minor and certificate program. The Bernadette B. and James J.
Why, in the middle of a waning housing market, has Saint Joseph's University decided to invest in real estate?
The University recently purchased two "islands" in the vibrant universe of Second Life. The Haub School of Business is the campus' first investor in the project, which will eventually culminate in the construction of a number of buildings on campus in this virtual world.
If given the chance to travel into a foreign war zone to see how a western journalist effectively covers the chaotic events of warfare, would you?
Saint Joseph's University faculty experts from four fields – history, sociology, economics and marketing – are available to speak about issues facing presidential candidates who are converging on Philadelphia for the Democratic debate.
The tips have been collected on the University's website, at http://www.sju.edu/vote08/. The site will be used throughout election season to highlight important voter issues.
In a message to the University community last week, Valerie Dudley, Ph.D., director of the Office of Institutional Diversity, provided a review and an update on diversity-focused events and initiatives for students, faculty and staff.
Recent scandals in the news have focused public attention on corporate fraud. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has called for more emphasis on fraud education, recommending the development of fraud-related course materials and cases for students to explore the field of forensic accounting.