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Health Commissioner Awards Saint Joseph’s for its Support of Nursing Mothers

08/02/2012

PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 2, 2012) – On August 2, the Philadelphia Health Commissioner and Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity Donald Fr. Schwarz, M.D., MPH, awarded Saint Joseph’s University a "Breastfeeding Friendly Employer" certificate for its initiatives in support of nursing mothers. Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology who served on a committee responsible for the introduction of a lactation room on campus, accepted the award of behalf of the University.


Research: Celeb-Sponsored Tweets Don't Always Pay

07/10/2012

<p>Reality stars like Kim Kardashian and Lauren Conrad are using their star power to promote consumer brands and products on Twitter. But do these celebrity-sponsored tweets really help to market a product?&nbsp;New research from Saint Joseph&#39;s University in Philadelphia explores this trend and its effectiveness in marketing to young adults between the ages of 18 and 27.</p>


Academy of Food Marketing Announces Appointment of Six New Members

12/27/2010

PHILADELPHIA (October 25, 2010) – The Saint Joseph’s University Academy of Food Marketing has announced the appointment of six new members to its board.

The Academy, established in 1962, provides food marketing students with industry-specific education and career opportunities. Services such as scholarship aid, counseling, recruiting, internships and cooperative education are also provided by the academy.

The term of appointment is three years.


Saint Joseph's University Names Gillespie Its 27th President

11/10/2011

<p>PHILADELPHIA (November 10, 2011) &ndash; The Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University Board of Trustees today elected C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Ph.D. as its 27th president. A Saint Joseph&rsquo;s alumnus (&rsquo;72) who currently serves as associate provost for University Centers of Excellence at Loyola University Chicago, he will be introduced to SJU students, faculty and staff at a special gathering of the campus community tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 a.m.


Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army (Ret.) to Lecture on National Security

03/09/2012

<p>PHILADELPHIA (March 9, 2012)&ndash;As part of the Karen and Ronald Thomas Lecture Series, Saint Joseph&rsquo;s Department of Political Science will host a lecture given by retired U.S. Army General Barry McCaffrey. Titled &ldquo;Our National Security Feature: The Five Stories You Need to Know,&rdquo; it will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center, located on the University&rsquo;s Maguire Campus.</p>


SJU Student Group to Host Exhibit Promoting Mental Health

03/22/2012

<p>PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) &mdash; Picture 1,100 backpacks, spread out across a stretch of lawn on campus. Then realize that they represent the lives of the 1,100 college students across the country lost to suicide each year.</p>


High School Basketball Sensation Reflects on Life with Autism

03/28/2012

<p>Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will feature a lecture by Jason McElwain to mark the University&rsquo;s 8th Annual Autism Awareness Day, on Thursday, April 12.&nbsp; McElwain made national headlines in 2006 when, as the manager of his high school basketball team, he was called off the bench to play in the final minutes of the game and scored twenty points.</p>


Saint Joseph's University Announces 2012 Commencement Speakers

03/22/2012

<p>PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) &ndash; Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University will grant honorary degrees to James J. Martin, S.J., author and culture editor of America,the national Catholic, Jesuit magazine, and Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries of Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in the nation, at the University&rsquo;s 2012 Commencement ceremonies, which are set for Saturday, May 12.


Industry Executive Michael E. Angelina to Lead Insurance Program

04/04/2012

<p>PHILADELPHIA (April 4, 2012) - Chief actuary &amp; risk officer of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. Michael E. Angelina will assume the role of executive director of the Academy of Risk Management and Insurance at Saint Joseph&#39;s University on April 1. Angelina is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in the field.</p>


Distinguished Biopsychologist to Speak at 23rd Annual Student Research Symposium

04/03/2012

<p>PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2012) &ndash; The Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is hosting the 23rd annual student research symposium on Friday, April 13. Gordon M. Burghardt, Ph.D., professor of psychology, ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Tennessee, will join the SJU community as keynote speaker and recipient of this year&rsquo;s Christopher Clavius, S.J.


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