Sociology

Group Advocates for Mental Health on Campus

02/24/2012

With the mental health stigmas that persist in today’s society, few college students have the courage to seek help if they find themselves in any level of distress resulting from the mental toll that the pressures of college can present.  Active Minds, a student-led organization new to Saint Joseph’s, seeks to remove these stigmas, and to raise awareness of the importance of mental health, especially during the college years.


Endangered Species: America's Heartland

10/27/2009

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. A new book out this month, co-authored with Patrick Carr, Ph.D. (Rutgers University), entitled Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America, explores the mass exodus of youth from rural America and how that migration is affecting the areas they're leaving behind.


CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Present Diversity Lecture

09/15/2009

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 15, 2009) -- Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, news anchor and special correspondent for CNN, will talk about “Diversity on TV, Behind the Scenes and in Our Lives” in a special appearance at Saint Joseph’s University on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m.

Part of SJU’s Diversity Lecture Series, the event will take place in the Banquet Hall of the Campion Student Center on the University’s Philadelphia campus, 5600 City Avenue. It is free and open to the public.


New Course, Study Tour Investigate Fair Trade in Nicaragua

01/30/2012

<p>While many Americans have watched the price of gas rise and fall during the past decade&rsquo;s energy crisis, few were aware of a similar crisis affecting their morning java. In Central America, coffee&rsquo;s price per pound fell dramatically between 2000 and 2002, leaving many farmers without the means to continue growing crops.


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