Arcadia University News


September 11, 2012

Biology Major Wins Award, Meets Nobel Laureate at Sigma Xi Conference

Sneha Thomas ’13 , a Biology major with a Pre-Med concentration, won second place and received a Certificate of Award for the Excellence at the Northeastern Sigma Xi Research Symposium in April for her ongoing research examining oviposition preferences in the Asian tiger mosquito with Associate...

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August 2, 2012

Smith and Student Researchers Test Effects of Toxins Commonly Found in Household Items

By Chris Macchi ’12 Dr. Sheryl Smith , Assistant Professor of Biology, is researching the effects of four synthetic toxins on fruit flies. The chemicals—Bisphenol A (BPA), Parabens, Phthalates, and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)—are found commonly in American households. Of these toxins, BPA may be...

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July 24, 2012

Poughkeepsie Journal: Belinsky Appreciates the 'Busy Chorus of Birds'

Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) featured Dr. Kara Belinsky , Assistant Professor of Biology, in "Soundscape tells animals what to avoid: Research show predators' noices affect birds' nesting choices," July 22. The article follows the ongoing research and findings at the Cary Institute of...

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July 8, 2012

Wright Receives Ellington Beavers Faculty Award for Intellectual Inquiry

Dr. Megan Wright , Assistant Professor of Biology, was awarded the Ellington Beavers Faculty Award for Intellectual Inquiry at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony in May. The award honors the legacy of Dr. Ellington Beavers, former Chair of the Board of Trustees, and is designed to encourage and...

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June 22, 2012

Wright Co-Authors Paper on Respiratory Dysfunction and Spinal Cord Injuries

Dr. Megan Wright , Assistant Professor of Biology, co-authored "Phrenic motor neuron degeneration compromises phrenic axonal circuitry and diaphragm activity in a unilateral cervical contusion model of spinal cord injury," published in Experimental Neurology (2012 Jun;235(2):539-52. Epub 2012 Mar...

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June 8, 2012

Hoffman’s 'Scientific Ethics' Benefits From Global Perspective, Leadership

Each semester Arcadia University offers numerous online courses in a variety of different subject areas, giving students added flexibility in their scheduling. This past spring, Dr. John R. Hoffman led an online course in Scientific Ethics that received rave reviews from students. The course,...

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June 8, 2012

Cooper, McDonald Published in 'Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society'

Sarah Cooper , Instructor of Biology, co-authored "Opioid Analgesics and Pain Management" with Jeffery McDonald ’10 . The paper appeared in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society in spring 2012. One of the highest priorities of modern medicine is the control of pain and opioid...

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May 25, 2012

Alum Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars List

Burns White member attorney Valerie H. Lieberman in the firm's Philadelphia office was named to the 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, a distinction received by no more than 5 percent of attorneys practicing in the state, according to a Burns White news release. Ms. Lieberman, a first year Super...

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May 4, 2012

WFMZ-TV: Professor Rose Thanks Montgomery Commissioners for ALS Awareness Month

WFMZ-TV News reported May 3 that the Montgomery County Commissioners established May as ALS Awareness Month. Dr. Wesley Rose , who was diagnosed with ALS seven years ago and is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Arcadia University, was on hand to support the commissioners' effort, as reported by...

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April 24, 2012

Tucker ’12 Analyzes DNA for Rattlesnake Population Research

By Chris Macchi ’12 Last summer Biology major Sharese Tucker ’12 tested the DNA of timber rattlesnake populations ( Crotalus horridus ) found in Westmoreland County, Pa., with the hopes of making conclusions about the factors causing their genetic variation. Mentored by Dr. Lauretta Bushar , Tucker...

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April 4, 2012

PCToday: Buckman ’77M Participates in Education Panel Discussion

PCToday recently reported that Debra A. Buckman ’77M , Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science at Pennsylvania College of Technology, spoke about the role of educators in teaching about Marcellus Shale during a panel discussion. The discussion was part of the annual conference of...

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April 3, 2012

Cooper Named Editor of 'Journal of Human Anatomy and Physiology Society'

Sarah W. Cooper , Instructor of Biology, is the new editor of the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society , effective July 1 .

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March 6, 2012

Cooper Publishes 'Medical Advances That Have Come About as a Result of War'

Sarah W. Cooper , Instructor of Biology, published an article titled "Medical Advances That Have Come About as a Result of War" in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society . Vol 16 (2) Winter 2012. p. 5-9. Abstract: Damage Control Resuscitation (DCR) and Damage Control Surgery (DCS)...

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March 2, 2012

KTVZ.com: Phillips' Bioko Research Provides Look into Climatic Future

KTVZ.com reported on a study co-authored by Dr. Naomi Phillips , Assistant Professor of Biology, on a rare and endangered monkey in an African equatorial rainforest, Feb. 29. "Our Arcadia undergraduates were instrumental in this work," says Phillips of the article. "This was very exciting and great...

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March 2, 2012

Buttillo ’11 and Cooper Publish Article on Brown Adipose Tissue and Burning Calories

Sarah W. Cooper , Instructor of Biology, with Andrew Buttillo ’11 , published an article titled “Brown Adipose Tissue and Its Role in Adaptive Thermogenesis” in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS Educator) 2011. 16(1): p. 15-17. Abstract: Currently, obesity research...

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March 1, 2012

The Herald News: Cote ’14 Reflects on 'Life Changing' Service Trip

The Herald News (Fall River, Mass.) reported on Erin Cote ’14 , who spent winter break in Guatemala bringing health care to people in makeshift clinics, churches and nutrition centers. The service trip was organized through Arcadia University and the organization Hearts in Motion. Cote is a Biology...

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February 28, 2012

Faculty and Students Put Research Front and Center

The third annual Faculty and Student Research Expo is Thursday, March 1, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Boyer Hall and the Health Sciences Building. Meet faculty researchers and their student collaborators and see firsthand the scientific research that takes place on Arcadia’s campus. Attendees are invited...

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December 6, 2011

Volunteering for the Future: Clymer '11 Lands Job with AmeriCorps VISTA

Stephanie Clymer ’11 recently landed a position as the AmeriCorps VISTA/Community Liaison at the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. (TTF) , a local organization focused on improving the health and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek and its watershed. TTF facilitates,...

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December 2, 2011

The Tower: Discovering Glenside, and Lynn Sipsey at Heirloom Studio

Tower Reporter Samantha Nickalls' interview with the Office of Community Service ( read it here ) provides a glimpse into how Arcadia students are getting more involved in the local community—and some of the fun that can be had—like First Fridays that now include activities at the Keswick Theater...

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November 4, 2011

Rawlins, Luckenbill ’02 Contribute to Catskill Study of Juvenile Antiarchs

Scott Rawlins , Professor of Art and Design, and Kyle Luckenbill ’02 worked with the Department of Vertebrate and Paleontology of the Academy of Natural Sciences on a recent article titled “Mass mortality of juvenile antiarchs (Bothriolepis sp.) from the Catskill Formation (Upper Devonian,...

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October 28, 2011

The Sentinel: Petrillo Pioneers Urbanization Study

The Sentinel (Vails Gate, N.Y.) recently reported on the research that local resident Robert (Bo) Petrillo ’12 is conducting with Dr. Christopher Binckley , Associate Professor of Biology. In the future, Petrillo hopes to publish the results of his study on urbanization and its affects on the...

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