SJU Biologist Earns Grant to Study Science of Cancer and Aging


PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 24, 2009) – The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 27 centers and institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $163,000 grant to Julia Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, to pursue a research initiative into the science of cancer and aging.  Her research will focus on the maintenance of chromosome ends — called telomeres — and how telomeres function in both the aging process and the growth of cancer cells.

Student Entrepreneur Speaks at International Conference


With sweaty palms, Joseph Mirarchi grips the podium positioned at the front of a conference room at NYU Stern’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Just two days prior, he learned he was the only undergraduate student presenting at the 6th Annual Conference of Social Entrepreneurs on Nov. 4. Poised in front of the room of distinguished academics, Mirarchi is composed and articulate, despite his sweaty palms, as he addresses the crowd.

New Food Distribution Model Tackles Hunger in Philadelphia


Thanks to the hard work of Saint Joseph’s University students and faculty a new Community Food Center will launch this month, giving Philadelphia’s hungry access to food in a non-traditional way.

'Grease' is the Word for Cap and Bells


Students at Saint Joseph's University will trade in hip-hop and sneakers for the Stroll and saddle shoes this November as Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society presents Grease. The show opens Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 15.

Endangered Species: America's Heartland


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.

The Blurring Lines Between Man and Machine on Display at SJU Gallery


PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2009) –  “digital, analog, analogues,” an exhibition of digitally crafted drawings and brightly colored sculptures by Chad D. Curtis will be featured in the next show at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Monday, Nov. 9 through Friday, Dec. 11. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 - 8 p.m.

SJU Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Martyred Jesuits


PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 23, 2009) -- Rodolfo Cardenal, S.J., former provost of the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador, will present “The Message of the UCA Martyrs in Today’s Reality” at Saint Joseph’s University on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m., to commemorate the murders of six Jesuit priests and their two colleagues at UCA in 1989.

SJU Partners with Anti-Defamation League


Saint Joseph's has taken important steps in fostering the growth of a more accepting University community. In the wake of two incidents of racial graffiti on campus last semester, the University entered into a partnership with the regional branch of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an organization that "builds bridges of understanding and respect between diverse groups," according to Randi Boyette, the associate regional director of the ADL in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Haub School Recognized for Ethical Leadership


PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 22, 2009) -- Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business has been recognized by a global survey for its leadership in integrating ethical issues into its graduate business curricula.

The Haub School was ranked as one of the Top 100 business schools in the world by the Aspen Institute’s 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey of business schools.

SJU Dedicates Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena


A new era of Saint Joseph's basketball officially began on Saturday, Oct. 17, with the dedication of the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by more than 1,000 Hawk supporters, with many former players and coaches taking part, including Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay '49.

The ceremony also marked the beginning of the Centennial Celebration of Saint Joseph's Basketball, as the 1909-10 season was the inaugural campaign of Hawk basketball.