University Celebrates Peacock Pride Day; Debuts New Mascot

Saint Peter’s University hosted its first Peacock Pride Day to celebrate the legacy and the birthday of the late Rev. Robert Ignatius Gannon, S.J., former Saint Peter’s dean and the “Founding Father” of the peacock being implemented as a symbol of Saint Peter’s, on Wednesday, April 20. Peacock Pride Day celebrates the past, present and […]

65th Annual Mendel Lecture Explores Parkinson’s Disease

Alice Lazzarini, Ph.D., dedicated her life to the study of debilitating neurological disorders such as Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. In 1996, Dr. Lazzarini was part of the team at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School that revolutionized Parkinson’s research. They identified the location of the first Parkinson’s disease gene mutation, named PARK1 on chromosome […]

Saint Peter’s Helps Local Entrepreneurs Put Jersey City on the Map

Last week, local entrepreneurs from a variety of industries filled The Duncan Family Sky Room for an event titled, “Let’s Put Jersey City on the Map with Google.” This was a collaborative event between the Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University, Rising Tide Capital and Starfish Global. The conference marked the Ignite Institute’s first bilingual […]

Pope Francis Sculpture Finds New Home at Mac Mahon Student Center

On March 19, alumni, friends and members of the Saint Peter’s University community gathered for the unveiling and blessing of a new Pope Francis sculpture by artist Carolyn Palmer. The sculpture now resides outside the Joseph A. Kelly, S.J. Office of Campus Ministry in the Mac Mahon Student Center and was graciously donated by Robert […]

An Exploration of the N.J. Casino Expansion Compromise

The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University is dedicated to exploring key public policy issues at the local, state and national level. The latest panel hosted by the Institute on Monday, March 21 was focused on a critical issue for the city of Atlantic City and for the state of New […]

The Ignite Institute Announces Spring Calendar of Events

The Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University, in partnership with Rising Tide Capital, is a center for research, programming and student-to-community engagement, working on issues at the intersection of entrepreneurship, business and economic development. Please join us at the following Ignite Institute events this spring. Putting Jersey City on the Map: March 30, 8:00 a.m. […]

Saint Peter’s Celebrates Women’s History Month

Saint Peter’s kicked off the University’s month-long celebration of Women’s History Month with an event titled, “Celebrating the Women’s Voices of Saint Peter’s: Faculty, Staff, Students.” The event was designed to highlight the contributions of Saint Peter’s women to the University’s knowledge and mission. Members of the community gave presentations, which covered a wide variety […]

Saint Peter’s Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the High School Model U.N.

A record number of high school students from all across the state gathered at Saint Peter’s University this week for the 25th Annual High School Model U.N., which was hosted by the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership on March 1 and 2. The conference brings together students and faculty advisors from high schools throughout […]

Panel Explores Tax Abatements as a Strategy for Neighborhood Revitalization

The Democratic and Republican primary debates are not the only recent debates taking place. The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University, in partnership with the Caulfield School of Education, recently presented a lively panel focused on the utilization of tax abatements as a strategy for neighborhood revitalization. The panel was held […]

Saint Peter’s University Athletics Inducts 33rd Hall of Fame Class

Saint Peter’s University held its Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Saturday, February 6 in The Duncan Sky Room of the Mac Mahon Student Center. More than 270 people were in attendance to watch the induction of the 33rd Hall of Fame class at Saint Peter’s, which included Chris DeAbreu ’09, of […]

Press Releases

Dr. Cornacchia Appears on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D. president of Saint Peter’s University recently appeared on the program One-on-One with Steve Adubato. During the interview he discussed Jesuit education, the growth of Jersey City, the School of Business, The Campus Kitchen, the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership and more.

Saint Peter’s Joins New Jersey Big Data Alliance

Jersey City, N.J. – March 30, 2016 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that it has joined eight leading academic institutions from the state of New Jersey as the latest member of the New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA). The NJBDA is an unprecedented higher education alliance, designed to spark collaboration among New Jersey government, […]

Saint Peter’s University Establishes Master of Science in Cyber Security

Jersey City, N.J. – March 4, 2016 – Saint Peter’s University today announced a Master of Science in Cyber Security, which will be offered beginning in the fall of 2016. The master’s degree program will provide students with the advanced skills needed to help protect and defend information systems from cyber-attacks. The program will have […]

University Receives $1 Million for Scholarships from Give Something Back Foundation

Jersey City, N.J. – February 12, 2016 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that the University has been awarded a $1 million gift for scholarships from the Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF). The gift will enable 50 eligible New Jersey high school students to attend Saint Peter’s at no cost for tuition, fees, room and […]

The Duncan Family Sky Room Receives Unique Venues Best Of Award

Jersey City, N.J. – December 22, 2015 – Saint Peter’s University is proud to announce that it received a 2015 Unique Venues Best Of Award from Unique Venues Magazine. The annual awards are selected by readers and recognize non-traditional meeting and event venues that have made a difference for planners and the hospitality industry as […]

Students Gather to Give Thanks to Benefactors at Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Kia Thornton-Miller ’16 is up against quite a few challenges in life. The 36-year-old mother of two separated from her husband and is currently on disability. However, Thornton-Miller is also the recipient of The Newcombe/Ruscick Family Endowed Scholarship and on November 2, she was all smiles as she wrote a thank-you card to her benefactor. […]

Ignite Institute Receives $100K Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

Jersey City, N.J. – September 23, 2015 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that The Provident Bank Foundation has provided a grant in the amount of $100,000 to the Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University. The Ignite Institute, a new Center of Excellence at Saint Peter’s University, is poised to harness the energy of the […]