Arcadia University News


November 3, 2014

WHYY Features Student, Faculty Work on Flesh-eating Beetles, Bone Research

If there is a perfect day for a story about flesh-eating beetles, it’s Halloween. On Oct. 31, students and faculty in Arcadia’s biology and forensic science departments were featured in “The role of flesh-eating beetles in forensics and bone research at Arcadia University” on WHYY’s The Pulse , a...

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September 2, 2014

Gaines Finds That Dead Men Do Tell Tales

By COURTNEY WRIGHT It’s pitch black, long after dark in a south N.J. wood. A group of police officers, dodging heavy branches and nocturnal creatures, lugs a large spotlight, illuminating the forest. To add to the potential eeriness, a massive nest of daddy long legs seemed to beckon Allison Gaines...

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July 17, 2014

Haumesser ’11 and Kinebrew ’90 Named Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows

Each year, the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship recruits teacher candidates who have worked or are working in the science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM) fields to complete a master’s program, earn their teaching licenses, and commit to three years of teaching math and...

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March 6, 2013

Mazzanti Named President of Council of Forensic Science Educators

At the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Washington D.C., the Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE) announced Heather Mazzanti , Assistant Director and Assistant Professor of Forensic Science at Arcadia University, to be its new president. As the president-elect...

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March 6, 2013

Forensic Science Faculty and Students Attend AAFS Meeting

The 65th annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting was held Feb. 18-23 in Washington D.C. and was attended by faculty and students of Arcadia’s Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) program. Second-year students Katie Tynon and Apisri Ieamniramit gave platform presentations...

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February 20, 2013

AAFS Recognizes Award-Winning Forensic Toxicologists of NMS Labs

Drs. Barry Logan and Sherri Kacinko , Adjunct Professors in Arcadia University’s Master of Forensic Science program, are two of three NMS Labs experts who will be recognized at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in Washington, D.C., for their contributions to forensic...

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February 20, 2013

AAFS Recognizes Award-Winning Forensic Toxicologists of NMS Labs

Drs. Barry Logan and Sherri Kacinko , Adjunct Professors in Arcadia University’s Master of Forensic Science program, are two of three NMS Labs experts who will be recognized at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in Washington, D.C., for their contributions to forensic...

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November 29, 2012

Scott Speaks at Forensic Science Forum

Dr. Karen Scott was recently invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Forensic Science Forum held on campus at Arcadia University. Scott spoke about “The Pleasure and Pain of Hair Testing in Forensic Toxicology.” The forum was sponsored by The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education, in...

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November 13, 2012

Inspired by Father's Police Stories, Paul Pursues Career in Forensic Science

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’13 Real forensic discoveries don’t come in half-hour episodes, neatly packaged. Anisha Paul ’13M , a second-year master's student in the Forensic Science program , knows that when it comes to research, breakthroughs are all about persistence and...

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September 27, 2012

Forensic Science Club Begins Exciting Year with Lecture by Expert Witness

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 At six o’clock on a drowsy Wednesday evening, 25 enthusiastic students in the Forensic Science Club took time out of their busy science-lab-filled schedules and gathered in a seminar room, eager to hear forensic toxicologist Dr. Barry Logan speak about his work on the Casey...

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September 21, 2012

Garvey's Painting Featured in 'New Moderns' at Philadelphia's Gross McCleaf Gallery

The work of Lauren Garvey, who graduated from Arcadia University in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Painting, is featured in the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. The show is called New Moderns . After graduating from Arcadia, Garvey went on to graduate school and received an M.F.A. in Painting from the...

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August 3, 2012

Forensic Program Receives FEPAC Accreditation Renewal

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) has renewed full accreditation to Arcadia University's Master of Science in Forensic Science program . In compliance with all standards, the accreditation status is effective January 1, 2012 and will extend through January 1,...

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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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June 8, 2012

Praetzel Embarks on Coast-to-Coast Run

By Chris Macchi ’12 Chris Praetzel ’12 arrived on campus in August 2008 destined to make a splash. Four years later, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Psychology, he has embarked on a new journey. A week after delivering an inspirational speech to his classmates at their graduation...

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May 2, 2012

Phillyburbs.com: Mazzanti Compiles Mock Trial as Dr. Suess for Children

Phillyburbs.com reported that Heather Mazzanti , Interim Director of Forensic Science, participated in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the Burlington County Courthouse, April 27. She helped entertain more than 100 children with a mock trial based on iconic Dr. Seuss characters, as...

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March 9, 2012

Alum Named President-Elect of Council on Forensic Science Education

Heather Mazzanti , Forensic Science Interim Program Director and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was named President-elect of the Council on Forensic Science Education last week at the council meeting, which coincided with the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Atlanta, Ga...

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March 9, 2012

Arcadia Professor Named President-Elect of American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Dr. Barry K. Logan , Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science in Arcadia University’s FEPAC-accredited Forensic Science master's program, was elected President–elect of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences last week in Atlanta, Ga. AAFS is the premier forensic science professional organization in...

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March 9, 2012

21 Forensic Science Students Attend Academy Meeting; 5 Present

All 21 of Arcadia’s second-year Forensic Science master’s students attended the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting last week in Atlanta, Ga., where they had an opportunity to network, attend training, learn about the latest research in the field, and prepare for applying for jobs...

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March 9, 2012

Student Presents Research on Codeine in Toxicological Samples

Arcadia University Master of Science in Forensic Science student Martha Clair Wood , a resident of Boone, N.C., was one of five Arcadia students who presented research at the February annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Atlanta, Ga. Wood’s presentation research was “The...

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March 9, 2012

Forensic Science Student Presents on Test for Stimulant Kratom

Arcadia University Master of Science in Forensic Science student Theresa Scott , a resident of Brighton, Mich., presented her research, “Chemical Characterization of Kratom and Associated Alkaloids,” at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in February in Atlanta. “I have...

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February 3, 2012

Forensic Science Students Participate in American Academy Meeting, Feb. 20-25

Second year students in Arcadia University’s FEPAC accredited Master’s in Forensic Science program will attend the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) meeting, in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 20-25. Three Arcadia students have been selected to present their research. Emmi Slivka and Theresa Scott...

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