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Sacred Heart Community Prays for Victims of New Zealand Tragedy

The Sacred Heart University community united Monday afternoon at a prayer service to denounce hatred and to pray and mourn for the victims of the Christchurch tragedy in New Zealand March 15. A lone gunman walked into two mosques and killed 50 people who were worshipping. The terrorism deeply affected the University, particularly its Muslim community.

Sacred Heart’s Graduate Social Work Program Accredited

March 22, 2019

Sacred Heart University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program has earned accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the national accrediting body for social work education programs. The accreditation means the program meets all CSWE’s standards. The accreditation process took place over the past three years. It involved full program development and a self-study from the program’s faculty and students, annual site visits by CSWE representatives and CSWE Council on Accreditation reviews.

Sacred Heart to Host 11th Annual Relay For Life April 5

March 19, 2019

Sacred Heart University will host its 11th annual Relay For Life fundraiser Friday, April 5, from 4 to 9 p.m. in the University’s William H. Pitt Center. This year’s theme is Hawaiian Getaway. Relay For Life (or ReLei For Life as this year’s organizers are calling it) is a walk-a-thon that raises money for the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research and assist patients and their caregivers. The event also celebrates people who have survived cancer. Registration is $15 per person, and participants are asked to solicit donations through pledges. Event organizers hope to raise $25,000 this year. To create or join a team, or to make a donation, visit

SHU Plans Pre-College Computer-Aided Drug-Design Camp

March 13, 2019

Sacred Heart University and NLS Therapeutic Discovery will conduct a summer camp August 5-16 to introduce high school students to computer-aided drug design. Now in its second year, the camp will teach students to use sophisticated drug-design software to aid in the discovery of new drugs. The students also will receive a high-level, pre-college introduction to the scientific, ethical, legal and business aspects of drug development.

Sacred Heart University to Digitize the Work of Gloria Naylor with Help of Lehigh University

March 13, 2019

A decade after obtaining author and activist Gloria Naylor’s writings, Sacred Heart University has partnered with Lehigh University to digitize the author’s work. Faculty members from Lehigh, a college in Bethlehem, PA, were on campus during spring break with a professional art moving company to pick up nearly 60 boxes of Naylor’s writings from SHU’s Ryan Matura Library. Over the course of two years, Lehigh will digitize the works, which will then be available through SHU’s Digital Commons for all to view. The original materials will be returned to SHU once the project is completed.

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