Saint Joseph's University was founded by the Jesuits — visionary Catholic priests and educators who prioritized social justice, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, and the development of the whole person, or, cura personalis. One of only 28 universities and colleges nationwide exemplifying this 500-year- old Jesuit tradition, SJU offers each of its students an educational experience that will hone their skills, expand their knowledge, grow their faith and strengthen their character.
Civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis (GA) will visit Saint Joseph's University on Monday, April 16 to deliver a talk at 10 a.m., in the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena. His lecture will draw from his life's work as a civil rights crusader and champion of social justice causes. In particular, Lewis will address the life and legacy of his friend and mentor Martin Luther King Jr. The congressman's talk culminates a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of a speech King delivered on campus on October 26, 1967.
SJU's Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will celebrate Autism Awareness Month by hosting its annual Autism Awareness Week, April 13-22. The events include a variety of programs for children, adults and families who are affected by autism. This year, many of the events focus on creating sensory-friendly, relaxing experiences.
As America struggles with the opioid epidemic, experts across all fields search for answers. In Pennsylvania alone, drug-related visits to emergency rooms spiked 81 percent over the last 14 months, one of the highest increases among 16 states recently studied by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Working with the Office of the Mayor, SJU's Institute for Clinical Bioethics is studying possible solutions to the problem.
Virginia Miori, Ph.D., Kathleen Campbell Garwood, Ph.D., and Catherine Cardamone ’18 study what makes people in recovery most successful in their recent project, “Forecasting Treatment Outcomes for the Futures Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center."