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Local business participation in the Career Fair doubled over last year, with 14 companies taking part in the event on September 10.
CPS Professor Howard Abadinsky, a nationally known expert on organized crime, has been featured in wide spread media coverage of the trial of Vincent Asaro. Asaro is on trial for a number of crimes, most notably the 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK Airport, which was documented as a part of the film “Goodfellas”.
More than 400 members of the St. John’s community came together recently for a talk by bestselling author, civil rights lawyer, and social activist Bryan Stevenson on “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference.” The event was co-sponsored by the Ronald H. Brown center for Civil Rights and Economic Development, and was part of a set of special events that continued the Law School's vital conversation on race, justice, and the law.
In July, a pH sensor created by a team of research and development engineers, including James G. Connery ’67G,’69Ph.D., received the $250,000 second-place award. Twenty-four teams took part in the global competition.
With some guests traveling from as far away as California, parents, siblings, and other relatives reunited with their St. John’s students for the University’s annual Family Weekend on October 9–11 at the Queens, NY, campus.
The honor is bestowed annually upon exemplary individuals whose support and service impacts Catholic education and the well-being of the nation’s youth.
A new documentary film that two St. John’s University professors played a leading role in creating has received the American Historical Association’s prestigious John E. O’Connor Film Award for exploring the 19th-century revolt by 53 African captives aboard a Spanish slave ship.
“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” Originally spoken by inventor Charles Kettering, the famous quote became the conversational springboard for Kiran Ismail, associate professor of management, who moderated this year’s Women in Leadership Breakfast hosted by the Peter J. Tobin College of Business and the Office of Alumni Relations.
Opening this year’s Catholic Lecture Series on October 1, Most Rev. Robert McElroy, bishop of San Diego, posed these and other questions while speaking on “Catholic Teaching and the Emergent Common Good,” part of St. John’s University’s annual Founder’s Week celebration.

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