Friday, September 16, 2011

American Chemical Society Honors Dr. Redden

Patricia Ann Redden, Ph.D., professor and chairperson of the Department of Chemistry was recently honored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as part of the 2011 class of ACS Fellows, an honor bestowed upon 213 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. The 2011 Fellows were recognized at an induction ceremony on Aug. 29 during the Society’s 242nd National Meeting & Exposition in Denver.

“ACS is especially proud to honor these chemists during the 2011 International Year of Chemistry,” said ACS President Nancy B. Jackson, Ph.D. “The work they are doing will improve all of our lives as they unleash the power of chemistry to solve global challenges like providing clean water, sufficient food, new energy sources and cures for disease. But that’s not all. They’re also organizing scientific conferences for their peers, doing outreach with scouts and schools, and being mentors to the next generation of scientists.”

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Book: Conspiracy Films

Barna Donovan, Ph.D., associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Communications at Saint Peter's College, announces an exciting new book. Conspiracy Films: A Tour of Dark Places in the American Conscious is a history of conspiracy theories in modern American culture and on film.  From the Kennedy assassination to theories of crashed UFOs, hidden aliens, and September 11 conspirators, the book examines our fascination with paranoia and the entertainment it inspires. Congratulations to Dr. Donovan!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Construction Update

The demolition has been completed! Over the past several days, the former home of several College buildings has been demolished and cleared. This part of the site for the new student center has been prepped and is looking ready for construction as the first day of classes draws near.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A New Semester Begins

Saint Peter's College will soon welcome the Class of 2015 to campus, as well as returning students and incoming transfer students. Before coming to Jersey City, why not read a brief statement about the history and Jesuit mission of Saint Peter's? In the next few weeks, be on the look-out for library and dining hall hours, local news and more. The College's Facebook page and Twitter feed offer the latest in up-to-date information for the College community.  Don't forget to mark your calendars now for the Michaelmas Convocation on September 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Issue: Saint Peter's College Magazine

The new issue of Saint Peter's College has hit mailboxes everywhere! This edition contains highlights from the spectacular gala event announcing Students at the Center: The Campaign for Saint Peter's College. Additional articles include a recap of the Peacock basketball team's amazing run, clinching its third MAAC Championship in program history and a trip to the NCAAs.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sculpting the Air: Modern Works for Wind Instruments

Pianist and composer James Adler, Saint Peter's College fine arts department faculty member, is featured on a new CD titled Sculpting the Air: Modern Works for Wind Instruments. The CD is released on PARMA's Navona Records label, distributed exclusively through Naxos. Adler plays piano for his composition, "Reverie, Interrupted," with Jordan P. Smith on tenor saxophone.

The MP3 download is available from iTunes and Amazon. The physical disc, with enhanced content, is available from Amazon as well.
Congratulations to James Adler!