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This year’s Founder’s Week, one of the University’s premiere week-long annual events celebrating St. John’s Vincentian heritage, focused on the theme “Compassion Without Limits; Justice Across Borders.”
By cancelling its teachers' contract, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission took an action that could remake the city's schools and have national implications.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, St. John’s students, faculty, and staff will participate once again in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) walk, an opportunity to honor survivors, raise awareness, and raise funds for research.
St. John’s University will be hosting The Global Consumer Behavior Conference on October 3, 2014. The conference will examine the adjustments in marketing practices in response to a changing global and digital marketplace. Consumer behavior, the marketing principles and discipline that drive everyday marketing practice have been radically impacted by 2008 recession and the shift to digital acquisition of information and products.
On Friday, October 10, 2014, the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development will team with the University of Houston Law Center to host a one-day East Coast regional symposium marking the 25th anniversary of the National Bar Association’s (NBA) Wiley A. Branton Issues Symposium. The symposium will address the topic of "Education: The New Civil Right."
Looking back on his upbringing in the former Czechoslovakia, Zdenko Durove credits his parents for giving him a typical childhood. From his early education, to his musical pursuits in a rock band, to earning his LL.B. and LL.M. from Matej Bel University, School of Law, EU in Slovakia, he moved through life with a solid sense of his abilities.
Earlier this month, the Center for International and Comparative Law opened its annual Global Issues Series with a talk on “The Global Law Firm.” by Richard F. Hans ’93, managing partner of DLA Piper’s New York office.
A record 2,100 volunteers made up of students, administrators and faculty, performed community service activities at more than 130 sites in the New York Metropolitan Area as well as locations around the globe this past Saturday. The first St. John’s Service Day, held in 2002, attracted just 123 volunteers at 12 sites.
Education is one of society’s most effective tools for achieving social justice, said author and activist Jim Ziolkowski as he addressed more than 500 students, faculty, and administrators on September 23 as part of St. John’s University’s 20th Annual Founder’s Week.

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