Arcadia University News


January 19, 2018

Students and Dr. Hanson Win Jackson International Fund

Students Naomi Pilla ’18M and Emily Custer ’19 , as well as Dr. Aroline Hanson , assistant professor of Modern Languages, were selected as recipients of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Fourjay Foundation. Custer,...

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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

Physical Therapy Research Award Named for Dr. Craik

In recognition of Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Craik ’s scholarly achievements, commitment to higher education, and contributions to the physical therapy field, Alvernia University’s Department of Physical Therapy has named its student research award the Rebecca L. Craik Award...

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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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January 8, 2018

Belloff, Pellegrini Present on Virtual Reality Technologies at EDUCAUSE Conference

Timothy Belloff , director of Academic Technology Services, and Matthew Pellegrini , instructional technology specialist, presented “Making Virtual Reality a Reality: Applications of Augmented/Virtual Reality” at the annual EDUCAUSE Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., in November. Nearly 200 audience...

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January 4, 2018

Profitt ’11 Presents on Artistic Development at Alumni Exhibition Closing

On Nov. 30, Adjunct Professor of Art and Design Krista Profitt ’11 discussed her artistic trajectory in “Watching You, Judging You,” a lecture that capped off her Alumni Spotlight exhibition, “Krista Profitt: Savers, Shavers, Mansplainers.” Profitt earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting...

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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

Dr. Bonin Presents at French Studies Colloquium

Dr. Kate Bonin , assistant professor of Modern Languages, attended the 43rd annual 19th Century French Studies Colloquium in Charlottesville, Va this November. Dr. Bonin chaired a panel and presented “Styles of Writing, Ways of Seeing: Reading Flaubert’s ‘Un coeur simple’ Together with Sand’s ‘Les...

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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 30, 2017

Transformative Teaching in a Connected World: Book Talk with Baker-Doyle

Join Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , associate professor of Education and author of Transformative Teachers: Teacher Leadership and Learning in a Connected World , and Mt. Airy Rev. Kent Matthies for a critical conversation on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of Germantown in Philadelphia...

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November 20, 2017

Profitt ’11 to Host Art and Design Alumni Lecture

The Department of Art and Design will host another installment of its Alumni Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 30 in the University Commons Great Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. “Watching You, Judging You” will explore Krista Profitt ’s career as an artist since receiving her BFA from Arcadia in 2011. The...

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November 15, 2017

Dr. Brasof, Graduate Students Present at Social Studies Conference

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education and director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education, presented at the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies’ (PCSS) 64th annual statewide conference in Harrisburg on Oct. 20. Dr. Brasof, along with Education certificate students...

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November 15, 2017

Students, Faculty Present at Counseling Association Conference

Students and faculty of the Counseling program presented and were recognized at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) Conference in King of Prussia on Nov. 4. Dr. Hsin-Hua "Cathy" Lee , assistant professor of Psychology, and Counseling student Bethany Wentz ’18 co-presented the poster, “...

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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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November 2, 2017

Derr ’16 Publishes Psychology Thesis in Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Psychology alumna Shannon Derr ’16 published her senior thesis research, on personality plasticity and peer victimization, in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence . Advised and co-authored by Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Morrow , Derr’s research examines whether an activity aimed...

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November 2, 2017

Dr. Tobe Publishes Research on rRNA Sequencing of Microbial DNA

Assistant Professor of Forensic Science Dr. Shane Tobe co-authored a research article titled “Microbial Composition Analyses by 16S rRNA Sequencing: A Proof of Concept Approach to Provenance Determination of Archaeological Ochre,” which was published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) on Oct...

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November 1, 2017

Dr. Morrow Publishes and Presents on Child Psychology

Dr. Michael Morrow , associate professor of Psychology, published “Teacher factors contributing to dosage of the KiVa anti-bullying program,” a paper that examines the influence of faculty in implementing anti-bullying intervention in elementary schools, in the Journal of School Psychology . The...

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October 31, 2017

Martin ’15 ‘Enchanted to Meet’ Taylor Swift

Alumna Melanie Martin ’15 got the chance to meet her idol, and she hasn’t been able to shake it off. The creative force behind the Taylor Swift fan blog Swiftly Obsessive , Martin has been a loyal “Swiftie” since the singer released her debut album in 2006. Her site caught Swift’s attention,...

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