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Scientist presents key research at national ocean acidification workshop
We are acidifying our oceans," says Dr. Mark Green, an environmental science professor who spoke to a national workshop on ocean acidification at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California last month. The scientific community has become interested in Green's research on the effects ...
Thomas Merton photos
Photograph of Thomas Merton by John Howard Griffin. Used with permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine Univ...
One man’s opinion “The best journalism job in Maine”
While his peers stop short of opinion, that's where Bill Nemitz begins. Adjunct faculty member and columnist for Maine's largest newspaper, h...
What makes great cinema?
Catch this three-way conversation Bill Yates, Suzanne Murphy and John Hufstader gather in the auditorium with students to get their thumbs up ...
Professor creates special program for rural children
When authors talk, children listen The efforts of Dr. Cynthia Mowles brought live authors to distant classrooms. Educati...
Talk with Rick Dennison
Rick Dennison, assistant professor of English, teaches mythology to adult learners during summer session and teaches college writing to on-camp...
Discovery of new species spurs biologist to expand Caribbean research
Over semester break, biology professor Ray Gerber and Scott O'Donnell '06 bushwhacked through mangrove swamps, slogged through mud-bottomed ponds and swatted mosquitoes, while gulping Gatorade to keep ahead of the steamy tropical heat.
Revamped math class for liberal arts majors
Why the last math course of their life could be the best Math professors David Pinchbeck and Scott Balcomb share...
Faculty research covers the gamut
During 2006 and early 2007, Saint Joseph's faculty were busy with professional activities, in addition to teaching their courses. Here's a sampling of some of their work: Dr. Dale J. Brooker (Criminal Justice) presented "Expanding the Vision of Visual Sociology: Critical V...
Professor’s sculpture could medal at Olympics in Beijing
The 2008 Beijing Olympic Landscape Sculpture Contest has chosen a design submitted by art professor Scott Fuller and fellow artist Asherah Cinnamon as a finalist from among the 2,400 designs submitted. If it wins, their sculpture - "Reaching for Courage: Gateway to China"- will be installed at th...
National Science Foundation study
Oceanographer seeks far-reaching solution to clam deaths Lab technician Shannon Reilly ...
On the front lines with the avian flu
Professor Sharon Martin gets proactive Last summer professor Sharon Martin was preparing for her Community Health Nursing cour...
Blogging to a classroom near you
From the blog of Professor Michelle Laughran Blogging in the Classroom Well, I started initially using the Internet in the classroom for two reasons... First of all, because there is of course a wealth of educational materials available on the Web, but second...
Stepping off the syllabus:
For many faculty, the professor role runs deep - and wide Theology professor Steve Bridge dribbles by a defender at...
Professor wins Fulbright to teach in Macedonia
Business administration professor Beth Richardson has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Institute of Economi...
English professor wins three-year faculty fellowship
Saint Joseph's College has awarded its first faculty fellowship to Dr. Edward Rielly, a full professor of English on campus. The new faculty fe...
“Joy in the Truth”
Catholic higher education conference This fall a group of Saint Joseph's faculty, administrators and students attended a fascinating an...
Sisters of Mercy prayer inspires professor’s choral work
SUSCIPE My God, I am yours for time and eternity. Teach me to cast myself entirely into the arms of your loving provide...
Faculty and students get down to work in Guatemala and share in the common good
"It's at the heart and soul of our identity as Christians, and it's at the heart and soul of our identity as a college," explains theology professor Dr. Steven Bridge about the importance of service to others. In January, Bridge led a team of 18 students and one other ...
Impressions from Skopje
Professor Beth Richardson writes about her first days in Macedonia as a visiting scholar Thursday, January 19, 2006 The Skopje airport...
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Nicholas Benfaremo
Just how healthy is the Gulf of Maine?
Saint Joseph's oceanographers talk about environmental issues coming to the forefront of public debate and policymaking for this vital ecosystem - and many others.
New books by faculty
Professor publishes second book on Maine's Irish Dr. Michael Connolly celebrated the publication of his second book, Se...
Sister Mary de la Salle O’Donnell retires
After 49 years at Saint Joseph’s College, most of them as a history professor, Sr. Mary de la Salle O’Donnell...
College picks new leader for online graduate business programs
Nancy Kristiansen will fit right in as the new program director for online graduate business programs. After all, she authored some of the first courses for the Leadership MBA program when it began in 2003 and has taught those courses online since then.
Talk - an interview with Father Lou Phillips
Father Louis Phillips teaches “The Reflective Educator” online for the M.S. in Education degree. This summer, he taught it on campus as well. He is the rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, ...
No ordinary summer camp
Transformational learning process changes how ancient enemies view each other. At first glance, the gathering on that June morning looked like the opening of any other summer camp in Maine. Groups of teens stood arm in arm, campers and counselors sported matching green tee-sh...
Beyond red states and blue states
Political science professor Dr. Stephen Aylward won an award from Portland Trails Association for leadership in helping to bring teams of people ...
Research: a photo essay
Saint Joseph’s science faculty members from marine science, chemistry, and environmental science departments have been highly successful over the past two years in obtaining grants that allow faculty and students to engage in important research together. Since 2009, grants totaling nea...
Larry Messner: portrait of a leader
Never compromise your values. Do take care of your people and help them succeed. Larry Messner of Las Vegas teaches the first course, Leadership in Health Care Administration, and the last course, Applied Management Capstone Project, for graduate students in the Saint Joseph’s master...