Arcadia University News


March 22, 2016

Arcadia Faculty and Students Showcase Research at South African University

From Feb. 18 to 28, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice faculty members Drs. Ana Maria Garcia , Anne Lee , and Favian Alejandro Martín presented research alongside students at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The work ranged in topics from wrongful...

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March 10, 2016

Social Justice Week at Arcadia University Looks at Harassment, Abuse

Arcadia University’s Social Justice Week, from March 21 through the 24, will feature presentations and lectures on sexual harassment and abuse, looking closely at war-torn nations and online platforms. The week aims to open and further discussions of how these abuses can be addressed on national...

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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 1, 2015

Students, Faculty Present at Criminology Conference in Washington, D.C.

Shawn Brennan ’16 , Ayesha Bryan ’16 , Allison Danta ’16 , and Robert Ungurean ’16 , along with Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Dr. Favian Martín and Instructor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Dr. Anne Lee , presented research at the annual...

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November 12, 2015

Dr. Loury Urges Support of Historically Black Colleges

On Nov. 5, Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of sociology, moderated a town hall discussion at Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center on the need to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as reported by The Philadelphia Tribune . Declining enrollment and lower-than-...

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October 28, 2015

Dr. Loury Talks Black Male Development Symposium on WVON 1690 AM

On Oct. 17, Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of sociology and director of Pan-African Studies, appeared on “Philip Jackson—The BlackStar Project” on WVON 1690AM , a radio station servicing the Chicago area. Dr. Loury discussed the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS), of which she is...

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June 11, 2015

Wirth ’12 Slams Roller Derby Competitors as ‘Mar’ge Equality’

Natasha Wirth ’12 was featured in South Philly Review for her involvement with Philly Roller Derby (PRD) . Wirth has competed with PRD since March 2015. In addition to roller derby, “Mar’ge Equality,” as she’s known on the track, works as a freelance interpreter and medical case manager at Mazzoni...

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May 4, 2015

Noakes to NewsWorks: Keep Riot Police Away from Front Lines

Dr. John Noakes , associate provost for faculty advancement and student learning, was quoted in a May 5 NewsWorks article on the Philly Is Baltimore protest. Noakes spoke on police response to protestors in light of the Center City march on April 30 and the recent protests in Baltimore. Cops in...

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March 10, 2015

Father of Trayvon Martin Speaks to 300 for Letters to Trayvon Event

Days after the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, Martin’s father, Tracy, visited Arcadia University for “Letters to Trayvon: A Celebration of Black Men and Boys,” on Feb. 28 in the Commons Great Room. Around 300 students and community members attended the sold-out event hosted by Dr...

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March 10, 2015

Father of Trayvon Martin Speaks to 300 for Letters to Trayvon Event

Days after the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, Martin’s father, Tracy, visited Arcadia University for “Letters to Trayvon: A Celebration of Black Men and Boys,” on Feb. 28 in the Commons Great Room. Around 300 students and community members attended the sold-out event hosted by Dr...

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October 3, 2014

Jasmine Henderson ’15: ‘Crossing the Age Divide’ through Shakespeare with Seniors

Transfer-turned-Honors student Jasmine Henderson ’15 is excited to participate in her first service learning experience, a course called Shakespeare with Seniors, which will fulfill Arcadia’s Undergraduate Curriculum requirement for a Global Connections Experience. She’s also nervous to be working...

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November 28, 2012

Pinsky Presents on the Intersection of Jewish Identity and Activism

Dr. Dina Pinsky , Professor of Sociology, gave a presentation on the intersection of Jewish identity and activism at the Dorshei Derekh of Germantown Jewish Center on Nov. 27. The talk was based on Pinsky's book Jewish Feminists: Complex Identities & Activist Lives , which was published by...

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November 28, 2012

Pinsky Presents on the Intersection of Jewish Identity and Activism

Dr. Dina Pinsky , Professor of Sociology, gave a presentation on the intersection of Jewish identity and activism at the Dorshei Derekh of Germantown Jewish Center on Nov. 27. The talk was based on Pinsky's book Jewish Feminists: Complex Identities & Activist Lives , which was published by...

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October 22, 2012

Arcadia University Faculty Present ‘The Hidden Other: Immigrants in Higher Education’ at AAC&U Conference

Arcadia University Faculty Drs. Hilary Dick , Ana Maria Garcia and Jeffrey Shultz presented “The Hidden Other: Immigrants in Higher Education” at the Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference: New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning conference in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 19. The conference was...

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August 29, 2012

Inside-Out Program Explores Social Justice Through Yogic Path

What happens when you put a dozen students in a room with a dozen incarcerated individuals to practice yoga? It's up to Arcadians to find out. “Living Your Yoga” is a course offered through the national Inside-Out program. It takes students behind the walls of the Philadelphia Detention Center to...

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August 3, 2012

Johnston Presents at National Conference of the Prisoner Visitation and Support Organization

Dr. Norman Johnston , Emeritus Professor of Sociology, made a presentation on a panel at the national conference of the Prisoner Visitation and Support organization in July at the Sugarloaf Conference Center of Chestnut Hill College. The other two panelists were Dr. Marie Gottschalk, Professor of...

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July 31, 2012

PHL17: Loury Speaks on Collaborative Efforts with Saving Our Boys

Dr. Doreen Loury , Assistant Professor of Sociology, Director of Act 101 and Executive Director and Founder of the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS) , appeared in PHL17's Eye Opener Philly on July 17. The clip features reporter Mikaelyn Austin's visit to Arcadia University to learn about...

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June 8, 2012

Black, Santanello ’09 Publish in 'The Gerontologist'

Dr. Helen K. Black , a researcher in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, co-authored "The Salience of Family Worldview in Mourning an Elderly Husband and Father" with Holly Santanello ’09 , which appeared in The Gerontologist . The purpose of this study was to...

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June 5, 2012

Loury Hosts 'Transition Blues' Panel at the 2012 Women's Veteran Forum

Dr. Doreen Loury , Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of Act 101, presented at the Women's Veteran Forum at Temple University on Friday, June 1. The program, “Her Story: She Wore her Boots With Pride,” was the culmination of a multi-month project in collaboration with Temple University...

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June 5, 2012

Loury Honored with the Alpha Phi Alpha Charles Henry Chapman Award

Dr. Doreen Loury , Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of Act 101, was honored with the 2012 Charles Henry Chapman Award, given by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter on May 12, for her work with community and academic organizations on the Black Male Development...

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April 4, 2012

McCabe Embarks on Legislative Career to Combat Sex Trafficking

Emily McCabe ’12 , a double major in Sociology and Spanish, is busy tweaking and polishing her Senior Capstone Project in preparation for Arcadia’s annual Capstone Presentations, April 25 - May 16. Her paper, “The Influence of Gender Norms on Sex Trafficking in Latin America,” is the culmination of...

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