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Melissa Mowry, Ph.D., associate professor of English, received the 2013–14 James L. Clifford Prize for her article, “Past Remembrance of History: Aphra Behn’s The Widdow Ranter, or How the Collective Lost Its Honor.”
NY1 tapped into the expertise of Donna Geffner, Ph.D., Director of the Speech and Hearing Center, for its recent health feature with reporter Jill Urban. See Dr. Geffner explain speech development in children in this feature filmed at St. John’s.
Over 200 students, scholars, and adoption activists from around the country assembled at St. John’s to explore the challenges of adoption.
St. John’s community welcomed their new president, Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, Ph.D., on July 1 during a special Mass held in St. Thomas More Church.
To celebrate the completion of his Hodgkin’s lymphoma chemotherapy treatments, 12-year-old Joseph Isola dreamed of having a basketball court in his backyard—a wish that was granted by Make-A-Wish Suffolk County.
Mark L. Movsesian, the Frederick A. Whitney Professor of Contract Law and the Director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John's Law, comments on how the Supreme Court's recent split decision narrowly backing the right of for-profit corporations to deny contraception coverage to their employees for religious reasons might impact similar claims by faith-based nonprofits.
The entire St. John’s University community extends a warm welcome to our new president, Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, Ph.D., who began his tenure July 1.
When Make-A-Wish Suffolk County celebrated a 12-year-old's completion of chemotherapy by granting a wish to build him a basketball court, an enthusiastic, capacity crowd was on hand for the dedication and opening-tip. Recovering cancer patient Joe Isola and his group of 200 family members, fans and friends were pleasantly surprised when St. John's head men's basketball coach Steve Lavin, the SJU cheer and dance teams and Johnny Thunderbird rolled in as part of the festivities.
On June 24, Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president of St. John's University, marked the end of his tenure by celebrating a special farewell mass at St. Thomas More Church.
During the Spring 2014 semester, students from the Law School’s Consumer Justice for The Elderly: Litigation Clinic visited Queens Civil Court to observe consumer debt matters.

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