Arcadia University News


January 19, 2017

Arcadia Theater’s ‘Speech & Debate’ Reprised at National Festival; Wade and Deal ’17 Recognized for Excellence in Theater

On Jan. 6, Arcadia University Theater reprised its fall production of Speech & Debate at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region II Festival (KCACTF). One of seven productions invited to perform at Montclair State University, Speech & Debate —by Tony Award-winning playwright...

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January 19, 2017

Dr. Eaton Gives Keynote Speech at Ottawa MLK Day Celebration

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, gave the keynote address at the 13th annual Ottawa DreamKEEPERS Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Ottawa, Canada on Jan. 16. She discussed how Canada has been a beacon since the 19th century in the fight for equality and freedom, from...

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January 18, 2017

Cohen Publishes New Poetry Book Based on Arcadia Course

Marion Cohen , adjunct professor of Mathematics, has taken her in-class discussions and transformed them into a work of poetry with the release of her 27th book, Truth and Beauty . Published by WordTech Editions, the chapbook explores how students and teacher relate to each other in life...

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January 10, 2017

Inquirer Heralds Atkins’s ‘Skewed’ as Timely for Current News Climate

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed Adjunct Professor of English Larry Atkins ’s book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias on Jan. 6, detailing it as “timely, given the recent fierce debate over "fake news" vs. reputable journalism.” Skewed provides tools for today’s news reader to...

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January 9, 2017

Dr. Craik Featured by PT in Motion News for Role in Rehab Research Plan

Dr. Rebecca Craik , dean of the College of Health Sciences, was featured in PT in Motion News for her role in the completion of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) rehabilitation research plan on Dec. 13. The NIH blue ribbon panel, which Dr. Craik co-chairs, created the five-year plan, which...

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January 6, 2017

Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program Receives Grant from Parkinson Council

For the sixth year in a row, the Physical Therapy department’s Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program has received a grant from the Parkinson Council. The $20,000 grant, titled “The Stay Fit Program,” will help support exercise programs for community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson Disease, as...

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December 21, 2016

Dr. Ferrell Presents on DeFeo’s ‘The Rose’ at American Art Seminar

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , one of two scholars selected to participate in the Newberry Library’s American Art and Visual Culture seminar on Dec. 2, presented “Between Action and Object: DeFeo’s Myths about The Rose ,” a chapter which will appear in her upcoming publication, The Ring Around The Rose :...

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December 19, 2016

Dr. Brasof Leads Youth-Adult Leadership Initiative in New York

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education, is collaborating with Youth Development Consultant Marc Fernandes to lead one of the largest youth-adult leadership initiatives in the country. Dr. Brasof will help reform student councils into youth-adult councils in the 200 high schools that are...

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December 6, 2016

Pavlik, Huber, and Justice Publish Case Report in Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants

Daniel Pavlik , MSPAS, PA-C, Michael Huber , MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, and Melissa Justice , assistant professors in the Department of Medical Science and Community Health, had their article, “A young woman with numbness in her feet,” published in the Journal of the American Association of Physician...

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December 2, 2016

Drs. Bartoli, Lee Present at PA Counseling Conference, Cain-Baxter Accepts Outstanding Student Award

Arcadia University’s Psychology Department was well-represented at the 48th Annual Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) Fall Conference on Nov. 12. Dr. Eleonora Bartoli , associate professor and director of Psychology, and Dr. Cathy Lee , assistant professor of Psychology, participated in “...

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November 22, 2016

Dr. Rosoff Presents at History of Education Society Meeting, University of Winchester Conference

Nancy Rosoff , Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, presented “Engaging the Senses: Co-ed Magazine as a Source of Informal Education” at the Annual General Meeting of the History of Education Society (UK) in Malvern, England on Nov. 18. Examining publications from the 1950s, Dr. Rosoff...

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November 18, 2016

Drs. Olivos and Tate Publish on Overuse Injury in ‘Journal of Swimming Research’

Maegan E. Olivos, PT, DPT, MPH , adjunct professor of Medical Science and Community Health, and Angela Tate, PT, Ph.D., Cert MDT , adjunct professor of Physical Therapy, collaborated on “Coaches’ Education and Practices Regarding Overuse Injury in Youth Swimming,” a study published in the Journal...

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November 16, 2016

Two Fulbright Winners, One U.S. Agency Award Winner Among Arcadia’s Graduate Students

Arcadia University is home to three international graduate award recipients this year. Olga Banaszkiewicz ’17 , of Spain, received the Becas de Máster en Estados Unidos de América from Fulbright España; Selviana Ndoen ’18 , of Indonesia, received the USAID Program to Extend Scholarships and...

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November 4, 2016

Glaccum Accepts Barrymore Award on Behalf of Azuka Theatre

At the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre on Oct. 24, Adjunct Professor Kevin Glaccum accepted the June and Steve Wolfson Award for an Evolving Theatre Company on behalf of Azuka Theatre, where he serves as artistic director. The award seeks to increase public awareness of Philadelphia...

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October 26, 2016

Dr. Rosen Co-Edits Volume on Current Climate of Youth Activism

Dr. Sonia Rosen , assistant professor of Education, published her first co-edited volume, Contemporary Youth Activism: Advancing Social Justice in the United States , about the history of youth activism and its current state, and how this type of activism effects changes. The volume was released at...

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October 19, 2016

Honors Students Present at National Conference

Students in Arcadia University’s Honors Program traveled to Seattle to present at the 51st annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference this October. The 13 students presented research and fine arts and collaborative leadership projects to the thousands of participating schools and...

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October 18, 2016

Valerie Levicoff Plays Solo in Bryn Athyn Orchestra, Oct. 23

Valerie Levicoff , adjunct professor of Music and director of Arcadia’s string ensemble, will perform a solo in the Bryn Athyn Orchestra on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center . A violin soloist and concertmaster, Levicoff began playing violin at the age of six and grew...

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October 17, 2016

Dr. Curotto Published in ‘Journal of Physical Chemistry’

Dr. Manny Curotto , professor and chair of Chemistry and Physics, recently published an essay in The Journal of Physical Chemistry titled “Quest for Inexpensive Hydrogen Isotopic Fractionation: Do We Need 2D Quantum Confining in Porous Materials or Are Rough Surfaces Enough? The Case of Ammonia...

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October 5, 2016

Chestnut Hill Local Praises Betts’ Poetry Collection

On Sept. 29, the Chestnut Hill Local published a review praising of the poetry collection An Unwalled City by Genevieve Betts , adjunct professor of Creative Writing. “Betts’ work is filled with rich and iconic imagery, humor and reflection that can be enjoyed by those who have not spent years in...

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October 4, 2016

Dr. Brasof Offers New Teaching Model for Social Studies in Recent Article

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education, recently published “An Abolition Framework: Debating Slavery by Moving Beyond the Question of Race” in the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies’ Social Studies Journal . In his article, Dr. Brasof offers a new method for teaching students...

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September 15, 2016

Dr. Widestrom Chosen for American Political Science Award

Dr. Amy Widestrom , assistant professor of Historical and Political Studies, was chosen for a Clarence Stone Scholar Award by the Urban and Local Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. The Clarence Stone Scholar Award recognizes up to two young scholars who are making...

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