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Born to Run – and Write

12/11/2012

PHILADELPHIA (December 11, 2012) - When Jennifer Cush, a senior French and secondary education major from Washington Township, N.J., considered her roster for the fall '12 semester at Saint Joseph's University, she found a course offered by the Department of English that seemed "both intimidating and alluring," she says.


John P. McNulty Scholars Welcomed to Saint Joseph’s

09/26/2012

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 26, 2012) - Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty announced the fourth cohort of young women to receive the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. The three scholars, Christina Freeman of Hatboro, Pa.; Heidi Kurn, of Troy, Mich.; and Kathleen Logan of Springfield, Pa., will each receive a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarship and will participate in an intensive mentoring and research program.


Contemporary ‘Chinese Characters’ Illuminated at Saint Joseph’s

09/13/2012

Three contributors to Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, a collection of non-fiction stories about life in contemporary China, will discuss the book at Saint Joseph’s University on Friday, Sept. 21, at 12 p.m. in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room of the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library.


‘A Christmas Carol:’ It’s Still the Pure of Heart That Matter

11/30/2009

From the classic 1951 Scrooge with Alastair Sim, to the 1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol, to Disney’s 2009 3-D adaptation starring Jim Carrey, which opened at number one the first weekend in November, Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol has been in constant reproduction following its original 1843 publication. Generation after generation has sought to adapt the tale not only for film, but theatre, television, ballet, radio and opera.


Endangered Species: America's Heartland

11/05/2009

According to Saint Joseph’s University sociologist Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., the heartland of America’s greatest export is no longer corn and wheat, but rather its young and talented people.

With one out of every five Americans still living in non-metropolitan areas, and considering that those areas now face natural decline with more deaths than births, the problem of the youth exodus from rural America is one that simply cannot be ignored.


To Avoid Spreading Germs, Expert Recommends Hand Washing

11/05/2009

Fears of contracting the H1N1 virus this flu season have people steering clear of strangers with coughs and scolding friends who don’t sneeze into their crooked elbows. With everyone trying to stay germ free, hand sanitizer has become a popular means of protection. But although a quick pump from a Purell dispenser is the most convenient form of hand cleaning, is it the best?


12-21-2012: Apocalypse Now, Later or Never?

11/05/2009

Will the year 2012 spell the end of life on Earth as we know it?

Columbia Pictures’ upcoming disaster movie 2012 suggests that it will. Based loosely on interpretations of the Mayan long count calendar, which ends its 5,125-year cycle on December 21, 2012, the movie’s trailer features the tagline, “Mankind’s earliest civilization warned us this day was coming.”


Health Care Reform’s Elephant in the Room

10/05/2009

There may not be a simple solution to the complex problem of reforming health care, but bioethicist Mark Aita, S.J., M.D., assistant director of the Institute for Catholic Bioethics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, is certain of one thing – the elephant in the room that no one wants to discuss is that insured Americans contribute to the problem.


The Economic Status: Ascending from Rock Bottom

10/05/2009

American consumers are worried: They want to know whether their economy is improving, worsening or unchanging. Ben Liebman, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, says economists will look to holiday spending to gauge the economy’s health.


Health Care Reform A Moral Victory for the U.S.?

09/11/2009

Despite President Obama’s congressional address on health care, many Americans still lack a true understanding of the proposed changes and what a final bill might look like.

According to Jack Newhouse, Ph.D., assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, it seems that Congress wants the impossible.


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