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December 18, 2019

Dr. Brasof Receives Blankley Endowed Chair in Education

An educator for more than 20 years, Dr. Marc Brasof , associate professor of Education and director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education, received the 2020-23 Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education. The award will support Arcadia’s Social Action and Justice Education (...

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December 16, 2019

Ryan Featured in Group and Solo Exhibitions Around the World

Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Abbey Ryan ’03 is making headlines around the world with a variety of art exhibitions. Ryan’s work was on display at Trompe l’oeil Meets Photorealism , at the John F. Peto Museum through Dec. 15, and her last solo exhibition this past spring at the...

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December 16, 2019

Helbig ’09M Receives Prestigious Genetic Counseling Fellowship

Genetic Counseling alumna Katherine Helbig ’09M received the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship, a prestigious, two-year grant that provides $70,000 to fund research. Helbig, a genetic counselor in the Division of Neurology at Roberts Center for Pediatric...

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December 13, 2019

Dr. Bornstein, Correll, Voglino ’18 Co-Present at PAC-TE Conference

Dr. Jodi Bornstein , associate professor of Education; Melissa Correll , Information Literacy and Instruction librarian and liaison to the School of Education; and Mekenzie Voglino ’18 , graduate student in Literacy Studies and English as a Second Language (ESL), co-presented at the Pennsylvania...

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December 12, 2019

Ryan ’03 Featured in International Exhibitions

Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Abbey Ryan ’03 was featured in four exhibitions this fall in the United States and Europe. At Mason Fine Art, the largest fine art gallery in Atlanta, Ga., six new large paintings by Ryan are featured in an invitational group exhibition consisting...

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December 12, 2019

Dr. Malloy Publishes on Hip Pain in Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy

Dr. Philip Malloy , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, published “Hip Biomechanics During a Single-Leg Squat: 5 Key Differences Between People with Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Syndrome and Those Without Hip Pain” in the December edition of the Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Physical...

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December 11, 2019

Dr. Eckenrode Publishes on Pain Sensitivity in Sports Physical Therapy Journal

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor of Physical Therapy and coordinator for Orthopedic Clinical Residency, published “Pain Sensitivity in Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy” in the December edition of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Eckenrode’s research investigated...

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December 9, 2019

Honors Students Present on Holocaust, Migrant Children, and First Amendment at National Conference

Four students presented at the 54th National Collegiate Honors Conference (NCHC) in New Orleans from Nov. 6 to 10 on the rescue efforts of Jewish people during the Holocaust, the education of detained migrant children, the First Amendment and how it relations to American war memorials, and the need...

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December 3, 2019

PT Hosts Symposium on Neurophysiology and Rehabilitation

Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Department hosted the fourth annual Fall Faculty Symposium, titled “Body Meets Brain: Applying Neurophysiology to Orthopaedic Rehabilitation,” on Nov. 2. The event welcomed more than 130 practicing clinicians, including several alumni, and was organized by Dr. Ryan...

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December 2, 2019

Arcadia Partners with State, School District of Philadelphia on Innovative Teacher Recruitment Initiative

Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera announced on Nov. 20 a new pilot program, Aspiring to Educate (A2E), that aims to cultivate and diversify Philadelphia’s educator pool. The pilot, which is the first of its kind in the nation, is a partnership between the Pennsylvania...

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December 2, 2019

Dr. Longacre presents at APA’s Work, Stress, and Health Conference

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, presented on “Financial and Employment Policy Preferences among Employed Cancer and Non-Cancer Caregivers” at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) “Work, Stress, and Health” conference in Philadelphia from Nov. 7 to 9, as part...

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December 1, 2019

Manzella’s Prints Featured in Regional Exhibitions

Work by Jennifer Manzella , adjunct professor of Art and Design, was included in a group art exhibition, The Poetics of Decay , at the Brooke Lanier Gallery in Queens Village from June 28 to Aug. 30. Manzella also had three prints featured in the Fourth Annual Mini Print Exhibition at the Manhattan...

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December 1, 2019

Misher ’88 Displays Art at Crafting Narrative Exhibition at City Hall

Karen Misher ’88 , assistant professor of Visual and Performing Arts, has three works in the Crafting Narrative exhibition at Philadelphia’s Art Gallery in City Hall. Misher’s work surveys the boundaries between jewelry and sculpture, incorporating poetry and a variety of materials. The exhibition...

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November 22, 2019

Mark Dean Presents at Jung Conferences

Mark Dean , adjunct professor of Visual and Performing Arts, presented two lectures at the Jung Society of Washington: “Understanding Psychological Transformation Through Imagery: A Fairytale Example,” on Oct. 4 and “Translating Jung Into Film: Gulliver's Travels and the Individuation Process,” on...

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November 20, 2019

Schmidlen ’06MSGC Receives Leadership Award from National Society of Genetic Counselors

Tara Schmidlen ’06M received the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ 2019 Strategic Leader Award at the organization’s annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The award is presented annually to a genetic counselor who promotes the profession as an integral part of health care delivery...

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November 20, 2019

Students and Faculty Present on Counseling Experiences and Self-Care

Students and faculty made presentations in this year’s Pennsylvania Counseling Association’s annual conference, “Wellness in Counselor’s Professional and Self Identity,” Nov. 8 to 10 in State College, Pa. Dr. Lauren Reid , assistant professor of Psychology, Dr. Cathy Lee , assistant professor of...

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November 15, 2019

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Fights for Equitable Opportunities for All Students

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe Professor of Education Years at Arcadia: 19 Courses: Princesses and Superheroes: How media shape children’s understanding of gender, sexuality, race, and disability; Intro to Inclusive Education; Disability Studies & Special Education Law Expertise: Inclusive...

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November 14, 2019

McManus ’20M Receives National Genetic Grant for Thesis on Cystic Fibrosis

Morgan McManus ’20M received a grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Special Interest Group of the National Society of Genetic Counselors to help fund her thesis, “Pregnancy, Genetic Counseling, and Cystic Fibrosis: Exploring the experiences and discussions between females with cystic fibrosis and their...

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October 24, 2019

Cancer Research Drives Dr. Theodoraki

Dr. Maria Theodoraki Assistant Professor of Biology Courses: General Biology I, Microbiology, Cancer Biology, and Faculty Sponsored Research Expertise: Molecular Chaperones Advice for Students: "If you are persistent on working in cancer research, make sure your heart is in it. There is a lot of...

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October 22, 2019

Dr. Guertin-Martín Publishes on Waste in Beer Production in Criminology Journal

Dr. Favian Guertin-Martín , associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, published “Tapping into Environmental Harm in Brewing: An Exploration of Pollution and Waste in Beer Production” in the Oct. 1 Journal of the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical...

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October 18, 2019

Johnston Fellow Dr. Campbell Produces Social Justice Album

Dust + Dignity Podcast: Music from the Series , a studio album executive produced by Associate Professor of Education Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , was released on Oct 11. The album is a collection of the music used in Dr. Campbell’s “Dust + Dignity Podcast,” which highlights individuals who promote...

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