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Roberta L. Hayes, Ph.D. (left), and Irene J. Dabrowski, Ph.D.
Two faculty members on St. John’s University’s Staten Island, NY, campus are leading an initiative that teaches scientific and sociological concepts by encouraging students to address problems in their neighborhood.
AFSP Walk
Kira Marshall ‘18C, whose internship at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) led to a full-time job in May 2018, served as captain for the St. John’s University walker team in AFSP’s “Out of the Darkness” walk. The walk, which took place on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Clove Lakes Park, aimed to raise funds and increase awareness for suicide prevention and mental health in the community.
The American Studies Association (ASA) has awarded Robert Fanuzzi, Ph.D., Associate Provost of the Staten Island campus and Associate Professor of English, its Community Partnership Grant for 2018-19.
MA Sociology Alumni
Alumni of the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology at St. John’s have pursued diverse and exciting career paths. Gabriela Calhorrano ’13CPS, ‘15G, Christine Casiano ‘90C, ‘91G, Heather Gautney ‘97G, and Paul-Brian McInerney ‘95C, ‘98G have all found that the skills and connections they developed at St. John’s led them on a path to success.
Group of students standing in front of Immigrant Lives Matter sign
Students enrolled in the Master of Arts program in Government and Politics in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences explored a variety of topics involving immigration this past summer on the Rome, Italy, campus.
Catholic Lecture Speaker Encourages Building a Bridge to Welcome all Catholics
In keeping with the University’s Catholic and Vincentian mission to “embrace the Judeo-Christian ideals of respect for the rights and dignity of every person” St. John’s welcomed the message of Rev. James Martin during his lecture, “Building a Bridge: Reaching Out to LGBT Catholics.”
Graduate Students Reflect on Summer 2018 Internships
Graduate students in the M.A. Museum Administration, Ph.D. World History, and dual M.A./M.S. Public History/Library and Information Science programs secured competitive and prestigious internships for summer 2018 and reflect on the experiences they have gained.
Bio Blitz in Captain Tilly Park
The Environmental Studies program offered two exciting and engaging events for students in the fall 2018 semester: a “Bio Blitz” activity in Captain Tilly Park, and a well-attended lecture by artist Mary Mattingly.
Eleni Moukas
For Government and Politics major Eleni Moukas, sustainability isn’t just “pulp” fiction. A Sustainability Coordinator on the St. John’s Queens campus since April 2017, Eleni is involved with the process of pulping campus food waste for compost to use in the University’s organic garden. She was recently featured in a GreeNYC video about her sustainability efforts on campus.
Seven students in caps and gowns posing for photo
A unique, multidisciplinary program that reflects St. John’s University’s mission of social justice and human rights advocacy, the Master of Arts in Global Development and Social Justice has prepared more than 150 graduates from 36 countries as creative and compassionate leaders ready to address issues of sustainability, development, and justice around the world.

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