Arcadia University News


June 4, 2020

Dr. Garcia Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of PRIDE

Dr. Ana Maria Garcia , associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, remembers a time when LGBT+ pride wasn’t celebrated, and Arcadia didn’t boast itself as a safe place for members of the community. “PRIDE Club started to make gayness visible on campus. We could be...

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May 22, 2020

Mark Dean Quoted for Psychotherapist Expertise on Dreams

Mark Dean , adjunct professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was featured in a March 13 WHYY article for his expertise in dream analysis as a psychotherapist in Philadelphia. The news story originated as a segment on The Pulse , a weekly health and science podcast. In discussing dreams and their...

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May 7, 2020

Dr. Scott Publishes in Toxicology Journal on Abuse of Drugs Among Prisoners in Scotland

Dr. Karen Scott , director and associate professor of Forensic Science, published an article in the March 2020 issue of the Oxford University Press’ Journal of Analytical Toxicology titled, “An Insight into Gabapentin and Pregabalin in Scottish Prisoners.” The article was based on a study done with...

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May 6, 2020

Specht ’20 Awarded 2020 Fulbright for Brazil

COVID-19 isn’t stopping International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 from fulfilling her goal of working in Brazil after graduation. In April, Specht was announced as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In January 2021, Specht...

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April 22, 2020

Dr. Rosoff’s Book Shortlisted for Anne Bloomfield Prize

Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Dr. Nancy G. Rosoff ’s recent book, British and American School Stories, 1910–1960: Fiction, Femininity, and Friendship, has made it to the shortlist for the Anne Bloomfield Prize. The book, co-written with Dr. Stephanie Spencer, professor of the History...

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April 17, 2020

Pati Hill's "Letters to Jill" Reprinted for First Solo European Exhibition

Pati Hill’s Letters to Jill: a catalogue and some notes on copying (1979) has been reprinted in an addition of 1,000 on the occasion of “ Something other than either ” at Kunstverein München, the first solo European exhibition of her work since her death in 2014 at the age of 93. This 128-page book...

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March 25, 2020

Bradley Receives Arts + Business Council Leadership Award

Adjunct Professor of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies David Bradley was selected as one of 12 recipients of the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia’s 2020 Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals who demonstrate remarkable leadership, exceptional innovation, and a commitment to...

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March 11, 2020

Faculty and Staff Present on Improving the First-Year Experience at Annual Conference

Arcadia faculty and staff attended and presented at the 39th Annual Conference on The First- Year Experience which was held in Washington, D.C. from Feb 21 to 24. Dr. Nancy Rosoff , dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Rachel Collins , adjunct professor of English and director of Arcadia...

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March 6, 2020

Students and Faculty Attend Regional Actuaries Club Meeting

Four actuarial science majors, Ross Lawnhurst ’22 , Michael Soroka ’21 , Minhao Zhang ’20 , and Carlie Banchi ’20 , attended the Philadelphia Actuaries Club Meeting on Feb. 26 along with Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Dr. Ned Wolff and Assistant Professors of Computer Science and...

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March 5, 2020

Visiting Professor Kemisso Explores Education Equality for Refugees

“Education is not only a right, but it’s also an enabling right,” said Dr. Alebachew Kemisso , a visiting professor at Arcadia and director of the Centre for Comparative Education and Policy Studies at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. “For refugees, if we keep them out of education, we...

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February 26, 2020

Dr. Morrow Publishes on Peer Victimization Study

Director of Arcadia’s Graduate Counseling program and Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Morrow’s validating study for his scale to assess children’s experiences of peer victimization has been accepted by Merrill Palmer Quarterly , a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering...

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February 21, 2020

Dr. Longacre’s Research Featured in Wall Street Journal

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, was featured in the Feb. 12 Wall Street Journal article ‘I Feel Very Torn Between My Child and My Dad’—Demands Intensify for the ‘Sandwich Generation’ for her work on the National Alliance for Caregiving's (NAC) report on Sandwich...

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February 18, 2020

Phung ’21 Awarded Jackson International Fund

Thach Phung ’21 is the recipient of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Windmill Foundation. Phung, a Mathematics and Computer Science double major, will intern in Sydney, Australia during the Summer 2020 semester...

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February 14, 2020

Stringer ’20, ’21M Awarded American Chemical Society Grant

Biochemistry major Amy Stringer ’20, ’21M , who is in the 3+2 Forensic Science program, was recently awarded the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) Leadership Development Award, which provided her the opportunity to attend the YCC’s Leadership Development Workshop...

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February 13, 2020

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Invited Speaker at Anti-Hate Vigil

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of Education, was an invited speaker at the Philadelphia Chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom’s Unity Vigil, held at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Bryn Mawr, Pa. on Jan. 15. The vigil was a response to the rising tide of hate crimes directed at...

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February 6, 2020

Reale Publishes Book on Challenges of Teaching Information Literacy

Michelle Reale ’99, 16MFA , associate professor of Landman Library, has published a new book, “Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Information Literacy,” which examines the variety of challenges which arise in her field. Reale draws upon her own experiences to analyze the specific difficulties and...

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January 28, 2020

Dr. DiSantis Highlighted by American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Dr. Katie DiSantis , associate professor of Public Health, co-authored “Long-term Results From the FRESH RCT: Sustained Reduction of Children's Tobacco Smoke Exposure,” for the January 2020 issue in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM). The article, written with Dr. Bradley N. Collins...

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January 13, 2020

Dr. Bonin Presents on 19th Century French Culture Clash

Assistant Professor of French Dr. Kate Bonin presented on Stendhal’s novel Armance (1827) at the 45th annual Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium on Nov. 1 in Sarasota, Fla. Themed "Enchantment/Disenchantment," the conference focused on the clash of faith, magic, and tradition with...

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January 9, 2020

Parkinson Council Awards Grant to Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program

Community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease have found a refuge in the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program in the Physical Therapy Department. Since 2004, the program has supported patients and caregivers with an intensive exercise program that provides a safe environment to...

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December 19, 2019

Faculty, Students Present on Biomedical Needs, Human Rights, and Male Bystander Intervention Programs

Members of the Arcadia community presented at the 2019 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo, themed “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health,” which took place in Philadelphia from Nov. 2 to 6. Four faculty members from the Public Health and...

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December 19, 2019

Dr. Tevald Receives Grant for Evidence-based Rehabilitation Strategies

Dr. Michael Tevald , associate professor of Physical Therapy and director of Post-Professional Programs, received the first-ever Acute Care Research Grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The $40,000 grant will enable the development of evidence-based rehabilitation strategies for acute...

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