Arcadia University News


March 30, 2016

Psychology Students, Faculty Receive Awards at Honors Convocation

Three students in the Department of Psychology and the Master of Arts in Counseling program received special recognition at the 2016 Honors Convocation in March: Amanda Campbell '16 was given the Martha Jean Hill Award for showing exceptional promise in research. Casey Meiser '16M was awarded the...

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March 15, 2016

Dr. Lauren Howard Recognized for Best Botany Paper of 2015

Dr. Lauren Howard , assistant professor of biology, won the 2015 Richard and Minnie Windler award, given by the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society journal, Castanea, for the best systematic botany paper published in the journal during the previous year. Dr. Howard’s article, “A Quarter-Century...

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March 14, 2016

Dr. Moore Presents at SXSW on Technology Assistance for Attention

On March 13, Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology and head of the Attention, Memory and Cognition lab, presented at the South by Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Dr. Moore discussed her ongoing research on attention, perception, and...

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February 25, 2016

Deloffre Interviewed by The Guardian about Zika Awareness

Maryam Z. Deloffre , assistant professor of political science, was featured in a Feb. 23 piece in The Guardian, “The fight against Zika: ‘We need a proactive global health agenda.’ Deloffre was part of a 10-panelist discussion on how to address the Zika virus. Deloffre said that poverty will be a...

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February 24, 2016

Arcadia Ranked Third in U.S. News & World Report Study Abroad Shortlist

In its annual college shortlist, released on Feb. 23, U.S. News & World Report ranked Arcadia University third for the number of students who study abroad. The list surveyed 321 colleges in the country for the percentage of undergraduate students who studied abroad in 2014. The 12 schools...

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February 16, 2016

In Washington Post, Dr. Deloffre Applies Lessons from Ebola to Zika Virus

In the Feb. 14 Washington Post , Dr. Maryam Deloffre , professor of historical and political studies, writes about the outbreak of Zika virus , which notably can cause microcephaly in babies of mothers infected with Zika while pregnant. Deloffre analyzes successful and unsuccessful policies from...

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February 16, 2016

Drs. Moore and Swanson Receive 2016 Research Fellowship

Drs. Katherine Moore and Christina Swanson have been selected to receive Arcadia University’s 2016 Research Support Fellowship, which covers expenses to attend the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Dialogues from Feb. 18 to 21 in Washington, D.C. . Dr. Moore, assistant professor of...

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February 15, 2016

Adjovi Discusses UN Panel Opinion on Assange Hearing

News outlets around the world turned their eyes to Arcadia on Feb. 5, after the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released its public statement that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the United Kingdom and Sweden. Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of...

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February 12, 2016

'Potter' Scholar Dr. Appelbaum Speaks with Sparknotes.com

For Dr. Peter Appelbaum , professor in the School of Education, reading the Harry Potter books is more than indulging in the magical escapism that made it the bestselling book series of all time—it's scholarly research. In addition to teaching curriculum studies and education, Dr. Appelbaum studies...

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February 11, 2016

Dr. Brasof’s Book Reviewed in Journal of Education Policy, Planning, and Administration

Student Voice and School Governance: Distributing Leadership to Youth and Adults , a book by School of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Marc Brasof , was reviewed in The Journal of Education Policy, Planning, and Administration in January. "Marc Brasof brings to this book a background rich in...

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February 9, 2016

Dr. Conway Elected to Board of National Society of Genetic Counselors

Laura Conway ‘99M, Ph.D., CGC , assistant professor and associate director of the Genetic Counseling program, was elected to the board of directors of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and will serve as the secretary/treasurer for two years. Since the first master’s degrees in...

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February 2, 2016

Dr. Kurthakoti Named X-Culture Best Instructor

After rigorous evaluation at the 2015 X-Culture Symposium, Dr. Raghu Kurthakoti , assistant professor of marketing, was one of 25 instructors to receive the X-Culture Best Instructor Award. The candidates competing for Best Instructor were scored based on 124 criteria, including class-average peer...

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January 22, 2016

Former Ireland Resident Director Publishes on Medieval Ireland

Colin Ireland , who directed Arcadia's programs in Ireland with The College of Global Studies for nearly 20 years, published several articles last year on seventh-century Irish studies. In Traditio , an international journal dedicated to the study of ancient and medieval history, thought, and...

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January 19, 2016

Alumni, Dr. Bushar Examine Invasive Snake Populations

In two studies published in the Journal of Herpetology at the end of 2015, Dr. Lauretta M. Bushar , chair of the Department of Biology, takes an in-depth look at the invasive Boa constrictor in Aruba. In the first, Dr. Bushar and co-authors LaCoya C. Pace and Sharese Tucker ’12 characterize the Boa...

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January 15, 2016

'Harry Potter' and Rickman's Snape Slytherin to Research at Arcadia

Beloved actor Alan Rickman, known for his languid voice and frequent portrayal of villains, died yesterday at the age of 69. For many, his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films brought to life a complex character and imbued him with a tragic humanity. In this 2008 article in the...

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January 7, 2016

On-Verge Talks About Arcadia’s “Mind-blowing” Art Gallery Shows

Arcadia University’s Art Gallery and its curator, Richard Torchia , were highly praised in a Dec. 15 post on the Cue Art Foundation's online publication, On-Verge.org . Artist and critic Daniel Gerwin wrote that he “regularly had [his] mind blown by Arcadia’s shows, including of Ray Johnson, and...

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January 4, 2016

Otieno Presents on Teaching Africa Through Film

In November, Alex Otieno , instructor of Sociology and International Peace and Conflict Resolution, presented “Using film about Africa to foster transformative experiences in sociology courses” at the African Studies Association annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. Otieno’s presentation was part of...

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December 22, 2015

Dr. Paradis Publishes on African-American Cavalry in Civil War

Dr. James M. Paradis , adjunct professor of history, published “Men of Nerve: The 5th Massachusetts Cavalry in the Civil War” in the December 2015 issue of Military Images , a magazine dedicated to the photographic history of the Civil War. Paradis writes on the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, one of...

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December 15, 2015

Rosoff Presents on Cover Illustrations at History of Education Society in Liverpool

Dr. Nancy Rosoff , dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, presented on “Materialities: Covers and Illustrations in British and American School and College Stories” at the annual meeting of the History of Education Society in Liverpool, England, in November. The paper, which Rosoff co-wrote...

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December 8, 2015

Dr. Wilson Publishes on the Utopics of Architectural Media

Dr. Robin Wilson , professor of art and architecture at Arcadia University’s London Center , published Image, Text, Architecture: The Utopics of the Architectural Media (Ashgate), a collection of case studies and readings that examine the role of journal editors in shaping architectural history,...

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December 1, 2015

In Podcast, Warner Interviews Author of Booker Prize-winning Novel

Jim Warner , adjunct professor of English , interviewed author Marlon James earlier last week on Warner’s podcast, Citizen Lit . James’ novel A Brief History of Seven Killings , a decades-spanning epic that explores a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley and the tumultuous years in Jamaica...

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