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November 3, 2020

Dr. Brasof Pushes for Social Justice Off and On Stage

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Dr. Marc Brasof ’s commitment to social justice is no secret. The Associate Professor of Education and Director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education is also the 2020-23 Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education, which is funding Arcadia’s Social...

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October 13, 2020

Through Fellowship, Dr. Riggan to Research Refugee Choices

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Through a Regional Faculty Fellowship with the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jennifer Riggan , professor of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University, will study how refugee choices are made across the contexts of time and space,...

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October 1, 2020

Dr. Brasof Featured as Panelist in Conference for Social Studies

Dr. Marc Brasof , associate professor of Education, was a panelist for The Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies (PCSS) 67th Annual Conference on Oct. 1. The panel, “How shall we proceed? Teaching about and during a global pandemic,” consisted of authors previously published in PCSS’ Social...

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September 18, 2020

Atkins Publishes Op-Eds on Pandemic and Social Justice

Over the summer, Adjunct Professor of English Larry Atkins published three op-eds about the pandemic and recent social justice movements. On June 25, Atkins discussed President Trump’s aversion to wearing a mask and his strategy to change in an op-ed in the New York Daily News , where he wrote, “...

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September 17, 2020

Dr. Miserandino Publishes Chapter on Psychology’s Internship Program

By Katherine Haines '21 Dr. Marianne Miserandino , chair and professor of Psychology, authored a chapter in the book, High Impact Educational Practices: A Review of Best Practices with Illustrative Examples , published by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Dr. Miserandino wrote Chapter 35...

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September 11, 2020

Dr. Malloy Featured by Journal of Orthopaedic Research

By Josephine Mueller '21 Dr. Philip Malloy , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, published the article “1.5 T magnetic resonance imaging generates accurate 3D proximal femoral models: Surgical planning implications for femoroacetabular impingement” in the September edition of the Journal of...

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September 3, 2020

Radhakrishnan Featured on Chronicle of Higher Ed Panel

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Vice President and Chief Information Officer Rashmi Radhakrishnan to serve on an industry panel on Sept. 3. The virtual forum hosted by senior Chronicle reporter Lee Gardner also featured panelists Michael Cato, chief information officer at Bowdoin College...

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September 3, 2020

Dr. Hickman and Dr. Wirth Publish in International Dyslexia Magazine

Dr. Peggy Hickman , associate professor of Education, and Dr. Kathy Wirth , adjunct professor of Education and program director of the Arcadia Community Learning Center (ACLC), recently had an article accepted for the October issue of Pennsylvania Branch International Dyslexia Association’s (PBIDA...

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August 26, 2020

SAJE Fellowship Welcomes First Cohort of Aspiring Educators to Arcadia

By John Stuetz '20M The Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship will welcome nine aspiring educators of color to the Arcadia community this fall. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse...

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August 25, 2020

President Nair Named Minority Business Leader by Philadelphia Business Journal

Arcadia University President Ajay Nair has been named a 2020 Minority Business Leader by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The award recognizes the Philadelphia region's top minority business leaders based on demonstrated business success over the past 12 to 18 months. Dr. Nair is the first person...

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August 20, 2020

Husik ’20MEd Launches Holistic Education Podcast

“The education system is not going to change unless teachers start doing things within their own classrooms,” said Samantha Husik ’20MEd , discussing her plans to implement a holistic education style in her classroom. Husik, an English teacher at Abington Senior High School, began exploring the...

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August 13, 2020

Dr. Olorunsaiye Publishes on Newborn Healthcare in Senegal

Dr. Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye , assistant professor of Public Health, published an article in the November 2020 issue of Midwifery journal titled, “Association between birth attendant and early newborn care in Senegal.” The article was co-authored with A-Mac Harris ’20MPH , as well as Dr. Korede Yusuf...

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August 12, 2020

Ahmadi ’17 Finds Calling Through Fulbright Program

When Zahara Ahmadi ’17 graduated as an International Studies major with a concentration in Middle Eastern and African studies, she imagined a career in diplomacy. As one of the first Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award recipients, along with Cliff Long ’17 , Ahmadi planned to teach in...

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August 4, 2020

Browne ’20MEd Brings Racial Literacy into Classrooms with Colorful Stories

“I don't believe that children are blank canvases,” said early childhood educator Lisa Browne ’20MEd . “I think that they're bringing things to conversations and they're still making meaning of the world around them, as well as how they fit into the world.” That’s why she believes it’s integral to...

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July 29, 2020

Dr. Longacre Sees Pandemic Intensifying Caregiving Challenges

“Considering family caregivers and those they care for during this time of COVID-19 is vital,” said Dr. Margaret Longacre , chair of Public Health. “One decision somewhere can have varied impacts on others somewhere else because we are so interdependent.” In the U.S., 11 million people , or...

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July 23, 2020

Brown ’22 Scores Two Selective Summer Internships

By Caitlin Joyce '20 While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for internship opportunities, Psychology major and Global Public Health minor Emily Brown ’22 remains passionate about improving community health. This summer, Brown earned two highly competitive internships this summer with...

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July 21, 2020

Dr. Kantak Publishes Research in Online Medical Database

Dr. Shailesh Kantak , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, published his study “Differential effects of internal versus external focus of instruction on action planning and performance in patients with right and left hemispheric stroke” in August 2020 edition of Human Movement Science . The...

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June 26, 2020

Dr. Christiana ’16EdD Publishes Research in Social Innovations Journal

Doctor of Education alumna Dr. Kathryn Christiana ’16EdD , supervisor of Gifted Education in Abington School District, published “The Mystery of Wide Variation in Rates of Inclusion: Does Money Make a Difference?” in the April 12 Social Innovations Journal. The article, co-authored with Dr. James...

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June 26, 2020

Dr. Garcia on SCOTUS Ruling on Gay and Transgender Employees

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In a landmark decision made in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., the Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT+ employees from discrimination based on sex on June 15. In a 6-3 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the majority opinion that Title VII...

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June 18, 2020

Dr. Campbell Uses Johnston Fellowship to Connect Social Justice, Leadership, and Music

“A lot of artists became complacent,” said Dr. Bruce Campbell, associate professor of Education, director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, and 2018-20 Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences recipient, reflecting on how...

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June 17, 2020

Yes! Magazine Publishes Two Arcadia Changemaker Stories

Five student groups in Arcadia University’s “Community and Environmental Health” Public Health course were selected by YES! For Teachers magazine to compete for a chance to have their multimedia projects published in the YES! Solutions Pilot Project . Lindsey McGann , administrative manager of...

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