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November 13, 2018

Dr. Kantak Receives Grant to Study Stroke Hand Function Recovery

How often do you use one hand to complete an activity? Not often, according to Dr. Shailesh Kantak , assistant professor of Physical Therapy. The dependency on using both hands to complete most tasks of daily living– from putting on socks in the morning to pulling up the bedsheets at night– is what...

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November 9, 2018

Heidelberg University Professor Contextualizes Computability for Computer Science and Mathematics Students

Dr. Klaus Ambos-Spies, professor from Heidelberg University in Germany, presented on computability to students and faculty from Computer Science and Mathematics on Nov. 1. His visit to campus allowed him to work with Dr. Xizhong Zheng , professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, on...

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November 9, 2018

Visual and Performing Arts Alumni, Staff Nominated for Barrymore Awards

By Richard Lefler '19 On Nov. 5, Arcadia alumni, faculty, and staff from the Visual and Performing Arts Department were recognized at the annual Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The awards honor local artists and theater companies in Philadelphia’s thriving theater community. Robin...

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November 8, 2018

Drs. Crivelli-Kovach, Wertime Named Professors Emeriti

In recognition of their distinguished teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor and director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Public Health, has been named Professor Emerita, and Dr. Richard Wertime , professor of English, has been named Professor Emeritus...

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November 7, 2018

Help End Hunger This Holiday Season Through the 25th Annual Empty Bowl

Help the fight against hunger and enjoy a bowl of delicious soup at the 25th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Nov. 12, hosted by the Community and Civic Engagement Center. Seatings are scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. This year, proceeds will be split...

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November 7, 2018

Call for Book Donations

Joe Carey ’02 , a teacher at Northwoods Park Middle School in Jacksonville, N.C., is hoping to restock the school’s library in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. One of many schools impacted by the storm, Northwoods Park sustained damages to their facilities and lost their media center. Although...

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November 6, 2018

Brown Raises Funds for Kidney Disease Services and Research

By Lana Valente '19 When Arcadia University Adjunct Professor of English Clare Brown ’s daughter, Meara, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease at six months old, she decided that ignorance wasn’t an option for her family. Meara has a horseshoe kidney, where the two kidneys are fused together,...

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November 6, 2018

BAAAU Achieve Preview Scholarship Goal, Launch #20for2020

In just three months, the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU) has exceeded its goal for its first annual Preview scholarship . Preview , a two-credit course and weeklong international experience for first-year and transfer students, can be an exciting global opportunity. However...

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November 5, 2018

Dr. Morra Talks Energy Efficiency in WalletHub

Dr. Wayne Morra , professor emeritus in the School of Global Business, was featured as an expert on energy efficiency in “Most & Least Energy-Efficient States,” an article published by WalletHub . Emphasizing environmentally conscious practices, Dr. Morra answered questions related to energy-...

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November 1, 2018

Arcadia Receives STEM Teacher Grant as Part of Noyce Program

The National Science Foundation has awarded Arcadia University a grant for $178,249 as part of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The grant, totalling $1.32 million, is split between the collaborative Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership Scholarship Program (PRNP-S) that includes...

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October 31, 2018

Defamation Experience Elicits Varying Points-of-View

By Caitlin Joyce '20 The Defamation Experience , an interactive production focused on creating a dialogue about prejudice and diversity, was presented at Arcadia by the Office of Institutional Diversity on Oct. 19. The event centers around Todd Logan’s play “DEFAMATION,” which involves a fictional...

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October 30, 2018

Arcadia Unites Against Hate and Intolerance

Dear Arcadia University Community, Our Commonwealth has borne witness to hateful acts recently in the United States—road rage violence in Cheltenham, senseless murder in Kentucky, the targeting of citizens and national figures through the postal service, and the largest mass shooting in the name of...

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October 30, 2018

Arcadia University Letter of Solidarity

Join Us in Signing a Letter from the Office of Institutional Diversity at Arcadia University A rise in bias incidents has threatened our society, and we have witnessed verbal and physical acts of intolerance across our institutions, organizations, and citizens on a local, national, and global scale...

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October 30, 2018

Dr. Brasof, Alumnae Present at Social Studies Conference

On Oct. 19, Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education, and Vicky Lynch ’18M , Madeline Robinson ’18 , and Heather Hingston ’18M presented a new framework for teaching controversial issues in politically divisive times to educators, board members, and student-teachers at the 65th annual...

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October 29, 2018

CEAO Rejuvenates Philadelphia Homeless Shelter

The University’s Creative Expression Art Outreach (CEAO) student organization put their paint brushes to work on Oct. 20 when they rejuvenated the walls of St. Raymond's House in Philadelphia, a homeless shelter for men and women. For three hours, nine students painted the walls and columns of the...

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October 29, 2018

Muraresku, McCormick Research Mitochondrial Disease Treatment

Genetic Counseling alumnae Colleen Muraresku ’09, ’11M and Elizabeth McCormick ’09, ’11M , genetic counselors and researchers for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)’s Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier program, published “Mitochondrial Disease: Advances in Clinical Diagnosis, Management,...

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October 26, 2018

Arcadia University Graduate Student Anje McLish Performs Spoken Word at Conference

By Lana Valente '18 Arcadia Counseling student Anje McLish ’20M performed spoken word during the 2018 Blerdcon – short for “black nerd” conference, which in its own words, “celebrates our connection with LGBTQ, the disabled, POCs and the international community.” Through her performance, “Cute and...

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October 24, 2018

Ryan to Perform Annual Live Painting Demo for Jami Rodriguez Scholarship on Nov. 2

Artist Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, will perform a live painting demonstration on Nov. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. on the staircase landing of Grey Towers Castle. Ryan has conducted live painting demonstrations since 2011, with all proceeds from the auction of the...

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October 24, 2018

Yeager ’07 Helps Walker ’19 Find Her Way

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Feeling directionless, business major Maya Walker ’19 turned to the Alumni Career Mentor program for guidance. Through the program she met Candace Yaeger ’07 , who has since put her on a path to success. The Office of Career Education, in partnership with Alumni Relations and...

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October 22, 2018

Arcadia and West Chester University Host Actuarial Career Day

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Arcadia’s Actuarial Science students had the opportunity to meet prospective employers at the second annual Actuarial Career Interview Day on Sept. 21. Held in collaboration with West Chester University, the event allows Actuarial Science majors to meet with firm...

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October 22, 2018

Dr. Oatis Featured in Wiley’s Research Headlines

Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, published her research on Total Knee Replacement therapy with Wiley’s Arthritis Care & Research. Dr. Oatis’ research, "Characteristics of Usual Physical Therapy post Total Knee Replacement (TKO) and Their Associations with Functional Outcomes,"...

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