PHILADELPHIA (August 20, 2013) — Kristina Orbe has spent the past two summers thinking about flies. But rather than consider the dragonflies or houseflies that are so prevalent at this time of year, Orbe is interested in an invasive fruit fly species from Japan that is causing widespread damage to soft-skinned fruit crops. Called Drosophila suzukii, the fly is also known as spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) because of its distinctive black spots on the wings of the male.
PHILADELPHIA (August 7, 2013) - Saint Joseph’s University is one of the top colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. It is one of 226 institutions the company recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted August 5, 2013 on princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx.
PHILADELPHIA (August 6, 2013) — Danish installation artist Tom Bendtsen is known for creating architectural sculptures composed of books — thousands of them. “Seeing is Hearing,” on exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery Aug. 19-Sept. 20, will feature his drawings, a video and two new massive sculptures built on site from 6,000 books. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-8 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 1, 2013) – Astara Maiure '13 of Watchung, N.J., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and assigned to a two-year placement in Madagascar. Maiure will serve as a rural agriculture advisor there, where she will promote sustainable practices and enhance the community's ability to generate sustainable harvests.
PHILADELPHIA (June 28, 2013)—Saint Joseph’s University has elected new industry leaders to the Academy of Food Marketing’s Board of Governors. Judy Spires, the president and CEO of Kings Super Markets, has been elected chair. She will replace John Machuzick, an executive leader with General Mills. Spires was formerly the vice chair to the board. Michael Rothwell, the vice president and general manager of Pennington Quality Markets, has been elected vice chair/treasurer.
PHILADELPHIA (June 25, 2013) —From July through September, coin collection boxes at Wawa Food Stores registers across Pennsylvania will gather donations to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.
PHILADELPHIA (July 9, 2013) - Saint Joseph’s University is implementing test-optional undergraduate admission, effective for fall 2014 applicants. Test-optional admission means that the University will not require applicants to submit a standardized test score (SAT/ACT) in order to be considered for admission if he/she does not believe they are an accurate indicator of their academic ability and potential for future academic success.
PHILADELPHIA (June 14, 2013) – According to market research from Saint Joseph's University, gender diversity is lacking across all leadership levels within the insurance industry.
PHILADELPHIA (June 4, 2013) - “Rumble,” the summer exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, will feature Melissa Wilkinson’s meditative paintings in black, white and gray that deconstruct the effect of natural and man-made disasters on homes, businesses and communities. The collection of 12 India ink paintings on paper will be on display Monday, June 17 through Friday, Aug. 2.
PHILADELPHIA (June 3, 2013) – PayScale recently released a list of more than 1,500 schools measured solely by the 30-year return on investment (ROI) for bachelor’s degrees. At No. 4 on the list of b-schools, Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business (HSB) was recognized for graduates' outstanding career advancement.