Faculty Tips

  • Faculty Expert Comments on Chain Migration and the Rhetoric of Immigration Reform

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    With the immigration debate making headlines in almost every news cycle, the use of the term “chain migration” by some officials has earned scrutiny by experts and pundits alike. Immigration scholar Richard N. Gioioso, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science and director of Latin American studies at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, explains why using “chain migration” misrepresents the changes to U.S. immigration legislators are seeking.
  • A Joining of Forces? North Korea’s Scrutinized Appearance at the Olympics

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    All eyes are focused on Pyeongchang, South Korea, the winter Olympics and the talented athletes competing for the gold. This year, North Korea has entered the games under the Unification Flag of Korea, combining its athletic efforts with those of its southern neighbor.
  • Stuck in Middle English with You This Valentine's Day

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    Medievalist Paul Patterson, Ph.D., associate professor of English, ties poet Geoffrey Chaucer to Valentine's Day and its association with romantic love.
  • Snooze or You’ll Lose: Bedtime Routines and Daylight Saving Time

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    “Daylight saving time is a great moment to stop and rethink your sleep routine,” says Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of graduate psychology.
  • Harden Not Your Heart: Love Advice from the Ash Wednesday Readings

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    ’Tis the season for romantic one liners like, “Be mine,” “Sweets for a sweetheart,” and the always dreaded “Get real.” This year, however, Anthony Berret, S.J., professor emeritus of English at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia — and a Jesuit for over 50 years — suggests we base our love notes on the Bible.