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Professor Robert Romano
Catch Professor Robert Romano on the Stan Simpson show, as he uses his expertise in sport and entertainment law to weigh in on the UConn vs Kevin Ollie discussion.
On September 24th the College of Professional Studies hosted the 2018 LST (Liberal Studies Event). We had about 40 students attend, who learned more about what Liberal Studies, as a Bachelor’s had to offer. They learned more about the Division of English and Speech and what it would be like to be a student in the College of Professional Studies. The event’s focus was on how to help student success and transition into a major of their choice.
IISR
One of the thrusts of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Sport Research (IISR) is advancing research and exploring applications of sport analytics while simultaneously equipping our students with first-hand knowledge of the field. This fall’s St. John’s University Sport Analytics (SJUSA) seminar is the IISR’s first initiative in the sport analytics space.
Mark Hannah , Jonna Scopellito, Alexander de Rege
In today's competitive job market, employers recruit graduates who have complemented their academic pursuits with authentic opportunities for applying classroom learning with “real-world” internship experiences.
Children from Escuela Segunda Unidad Botijas #1 with the solar panels made for them by St. John’s students
The strongest storm to make landfall in Puerto Rico in nearly a century, Hurricane Maria came ashore on September 20, 2017, and knocked out power to the entire island. The widespread devastation and lingering power outages triggered a creative response from the University.
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Filippo Piscopo, an adjunct faculty in the Division of Mass Communication (College of Professional Studies), Television and Film degree program, and Lorena Luciano won the award for Best Director at the 64th Taormina Film Festival held last July 14-20, 2008 in Sicily
L to R: Neil H. Feinstein; Krist Sokoli; Ariel Metayer; Yasmin Lall ’19MBA; Ariel Metayer ’21C; Fabian Givens ’18GCPS; Kevin Jam
Students representing several St. John’s University colleges demonstrated their skills on a world stage—and placed in the top five—in the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) 2018 Academy Pitch Competition held on Friday, June 29 during the 63rd ICSB World Congress in Taipei, Taiwan.
Female student holding red St. John's University box
Seeking to learn more about careers in the burgeoning field of cybersecurity, 75 students from the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and northern New Jersey attended the weeklong GenCyber camp in July at St. John’s University’s Queens and Staten Island campuses.
David Sable on stage
St. John’s University recently hosted Young & Rubicam Global CEO David Sable for a special presentation given to high school students participating in Envision’s Global Young Leaders Conference.
WISE Event
In anticipation for the establishment of the College of Professional Studies’ new Institute of Interdisciplinary Research, Dean Passerini sent a delegation of Sport Management students, alumni and\ faculty to the 2018 Women in Sport and Events’ (WISE), Women of the Year Luncheon.

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