PHILADELPHIA (July 19, 2010) - The names of the plants are whimsical, evoking ancient mythology and folklore: Venus’ looking glass, enchanter’s nightshade, Asian dayflower, Dianthus armeria. Growing alongside the dainty wildflowers are pernicious invasive species: mile-a-minute weed, porcelainberry, Japanese knotweed, common mullein.
Few species are bi-parental, with both males and females showing high levels of care to their offspring. The California mouse is one such species and served as the subject for a summer research project conducted by behavioral neuroendocrinologist Elizabeth Becker, Ph.D., and psychology major Thomas Bernardo ’14. Becker’s research has been looking at the ways that early life father-son interactions are important for the development of future parental behavior in adult male offspring.
Rev. Terrence Toland, S.J., the 23rd president of Saint Joseph's University, was called to eternal life on October 18, 2013. Fr. Toland passed away at Manresa Hall in Merion Station, Pa. He was 90 years old, a Jesuit for 74 years and a priest for 61 years.
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 17, 2013) — Matthew Christopher says he set out to chronicle the ruins of the American architectural scene by photographing abandoned churches, schools, theaters, hospitals, prisons, and resorts, because “the empty buildings offer a mute testimonial to our country’s past.” An exhibit of digital photographs from his journey into that past, “The Age of Consequences,” will be on display in the Saint Joseph’s University Gallery Nov. 15-Dec. 10.
The work of Deborah Zlotsky, featured in a show titled “Or something like it,” is currently exhibited in the Saint Joseph’s University Gallery on the second floor of Merion Hall. The collection of contemporary, abstract art, numbering nine drawings and seven paintings, will be on view now until Oct. 31.
Walking through campus this fall, you may notice a few subtle changes to the landscape: fewer dumpsters near the dining halls, fewer trashcans in the classrooms, and four newly-installed educational signs posted near each of SJU’s green walls and vegetative roofs.
What are the characteristics and size of the turtle population at Philadelphia's John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania? Saint Joseph's turtle expert and animal behaviorist Scott McRobert, Ph.D., professor of biology, and two SJU students have embarked on a long-term study to find out.
From sociology to management, political science to accounting, faculty members receiving this year’s Michael J. Morris '56 Grants for Scholarly Research reflect the academic breadth and depth of Saint Joseph’s University.
SJU’s College of Arts and Sciences has invited Aquiline Tarimo, S.J., to serve as the Donald I. MacLean Chair for the 2013-14 academic year in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Father Tarimo is an associate professor of Christian social ethics at Hekima College in Nairobi, Kenya, a Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 18, 2013) – Saint Joseph's University's Academy of Risk Management and Insurance presented Pennsylvania's Deputy Insurance Commissioner Stephen Johnson with its inaugural Insurance Executive of the Year Award during a dinner and award presentation at the Union League of Philadelphia on Thursday, Sept. 26.