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Associate Professor and Chair of History Nerina Rustomji, Ph.D., has been named Councilor for the Professional Division of the American Historical Association (AHA). Her term as Councilor begins January 2019.
St. John's NPS interns
Four students were selected for summer internships that were created as part of a recent partnership established by St. John’s and the National Park Service (NPS).
Group shot of students who attended the Society’s 2018 National Assembly
Three St. John’s University students who serve as members on theSt. Vincent de Paul Society’s Executive Board attended the Society’s 2018 National Assembly this past summer in San Diego, CA. They gathered with more than 700 Vincentians from across the country to commemorate the theme, “One Society Serving in Hope.”
Watson Fellows Roster Continues to Grow
Two more St. John’s University undergraduates have been awarded the prestigious Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship—a three-year, international internship program funded by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.
Malisa Heard and Mohammed Jagana
Two recent graduates of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences were chosen for the highly competitive Fulbright US Student Program.
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies group picture
Funding for the Free Adult Literacy Program, offered by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at St. John’s University, has been renewed in the amount of $100,000 for the 2018–19 academic year by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD).
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.
Natalie P. Byfield, David P. Brown and Shruti Despande
David P. Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry; Natalie P. Byfield, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology; and Shruti Deshpande, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, have been recognized recently for their outstanding records of teaching and service to students.

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