Arcadia University News


April 24, 2018

Reale Publishes New Book on the Perception of University Librarians

Michelle Reale , associate professor and faculty librarian, published “The Indispensable Academic Librarian: Teaching and Collaborating for Change,” a new book that challenges the way academic librarians are perceived within their institutions and discusses becoming a proactive educator and...

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April 12, 2018

Dr. Deshpande’s Book Takes a Critical Look at World Cinema

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande ’s first book, World Cinema: A Critical Introduction , explores the depth and complexity of global film and serves as blueprint to transform casual encounters with film into systemic inquiries of world cinema. Co-authored with Meta Mazaj '97 , cinema studies lecturer at the...

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April 2, 2018

Betts Highlighted as Inspiration to Poetry Students

Genevieve Betts , adjunct professor of English, was featured in Chestnut Hill Local on March 21 for her role as a mentor and inspiration to budding poets. The article noted that many of Betts’ students have gone on to publish their poetry, and one was even named Poet Laureate of Montgomery County...

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March 22, 2018

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Presents on Gender Nonconforming Students at Diversity Officers Conference

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of Education, presented “From Personal to Professional to Political: How Raising a Gender Nonconforming Child Changed Me, My Profession, and the World Around Me” at the 12th annual Conference of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher...

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March 15, 2018

Dr. Ferrell Presents at College Art Association Conference

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , assistant professor of Art History, presented “The Ring Around the Rose: Jay DeFeo’s Circle and Artistic Collectivity in Cold War San Francisco” at the annual College Art Association (CAA) conference in Los Angeles on Feb. 21. Dr. Ferrell explored women artists in post-war...

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March 9, 2018

Dr. Eaton Presents on Literature at the University of Valencia

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and Steinbrucker Endowed Chair, presented on the Harlem Renaissance and the contemporary experience of African Americans while a visiting professor in the Department de Filologia, Anglesa, i Alemanya at the University of Valencia in Spain earlier...

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February 20, 2018

Broad Street Review Calls “Sensitive Guys” a Fresh Perspective

On Feb. 15, Broad Street Review published a glowing commendation of Arcadia’s production of “Sensitive Guys.” Critic Mark Cofta raved that Arcadia’s six-member cast, composed exclusively of female and non-binary students, acted with sensitivity and authenticity far superior to the professional...

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February 20, 2018

Dr. Shandell Publishes on Langston Hughes’ ‘Mulatto’

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of Theater Arts, published an essay on Langston Hughes’ 1935 Broadway play Mulatto in Visions of Tragedy in Modern American Drama , a text focused on tragedy in theater and literary studies. Dr. Shandell explores Hughes' drama as an inversion of the "...

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February 16, 2018

Graduate Student Sophie Finn ’15 Publishes with WHYY

Educational Leadership graduate student Sophie Finn ’15 published “Visit These 5 Gilded Age Landmarks Before it’s too Late,” her first published work as an intern with WHYY’s PlanPhilly. Her piece highlights historic buildings within the city that are often threatened to be demolished. Read More

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February 7, 2018

Dr. Longacre Publishes Research on Relieving Cancer Caregivers Stress

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, published a study with Oxford Academic Transformational Behavioral Medicine about supporting caregivers of cancer patients. The study analyzed three caregiver support programs from across the country and made recommendations for the...

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January 22, 2018

Dr. Hanson Presents on Brunca Language, Votes for Word of the Year

Dr. Aroline Seibert Hanson , associate professor of Modern Languages, presented research on “The Dynamic State of the Brunca Language” at the joint meeting of the Society of the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas and the Linguistic Society of America in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 4...

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January 22, 2018

Dr. Hickman Publishes on Dual Language Learners

Dr. Peggy Hickman , associate professor of Education, published “Working with Young Dual Language Learners and Their Families in Early Learning Settings” with the Early Childhood Action Collective (ECAC), which examines the increasing need to support young children who are dual language learners...

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January 17, 2018

Nicholas Receives Liberta Award for Graphic Novel

Recognized as one of the “Best Books by Philadelphians,” Gallery Assistant Jamar Nicholas ’ graphic novel Leon: Protector of the Playground received a 2017 Liberta Award from Artblog, a publication that fosters art and culture dialogue in the Philadelphia region. In support of the fight to end...

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January 11, 2018

Dr. Noakes Speaks on Police Oversight, Quoted in Smithsonian Magazine

Dr. John Noakes , associate professor and chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, presented in November at TEDx West Chester on police oversight and the social contract. Dr. Noakes said that the general population subscribes to a social contract– agreeing to give up certain...

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December 14, 2017

Dr. Rose, Settle ’19 Present at International Cell Biology Conference

Dr. Wes Rose , associate professor of Biology, and Biology major Aspen Settle ’19 presented “Diverse patterns of phosphatase activation and localization: unique implications for the control of interferon-gamma signaling in CNS neurons” at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and European...

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December 13, 2017

Dr. Campbell Addresses Arts as Activism at Asian American Film Festival

Dr. Bruce Campbell , associate professor in the School of Education, joined the Arts as Activism panel at the Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers Festival (PAAFF) on Nov. 11. Addressing topics that intersected with values and messages presented in PAAFF’s featured films, the...

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December 13, 2017

Dr. Morrow, Sharp ’19 Publish on Peer Victimization

Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Morrow ’s article on children’s perceptions of social competence was accepted for publication by the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology , a distinguished child psychology journal. Coauthored by Dr. Julie Hubbard, professor in the...

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December 5, 2017

Dean Presents on Art Therapy, Eating Disorders

Michelle Dean , adjunct professor of Pre-Art Therapy, presented “Let’s Talk! Member Forum: Sharing Ideas and Cultivating Foresight for Art Therapy” alongside American Art Therapy Association (AATA) board members at the AATA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she also facilitated a Master’...

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November 28, 2017

Dr. Conway Elected to Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors Board

Associate Professor and Associate Director of Genetic Counseling Dr. Laura Conway ’99M, PhD, CGC was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD). Her two-year term as secretary and executive committee member begins in January. The AGCPD is a...

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November 10, 2017

Drs. Campbell, Jeter-Iles Publish on the Contemporary State of Co-Teaching

Dr. Bruce Campbell , associate professor in the School of Education, and Dr. Priscilla Jeter-Iles , director of Field Experiences and Outreach in the School of Education, published “Educator Perceptions on Co-Teaching More Than a Decade Later” in the fall 2017 issue of the Journal of Behavioral and...

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November 8, 2017

Reale Invited to Lecture at Bowling Green State University

Michelle Reale , associate professor of the Library and Access Services, discussed poetic inquiry as a research method as a guest lecturer to Dr. Sandra Faulkner’s graduate qualitative methods class at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Through a Skype video call, students asked...

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