Arcadia University News


October 19, 2015

Dr. Chauhan Speaks at Literary Award Ceremony

Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan , professor of English , spoke on “The Forms of Poetic Excellence” at the Diaspora Writing Award Ceremony (“diaspora” refers to the dispersion of people from their ancestral homeland). The ceremony, held Oct. 10 in Jenkintown by the Gardi Research Institute for Diaspora...

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October 16, 2015

Dr. Abboud Talks Syria on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

Dr. Samer Abboud , associate professor of international studies, spoke on the Oct. 12 episode of WHYY-FM’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Dr. Abboud, joined by Dr. Mitchell Orenstein of the University of Pennsylvania, discussed the crisis in Syria and Russia’s recent involvement in the Middle...

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October 15, 2015

Dr. Scott’s Book Nominated for Samuel Johnson Prize (Updated)

Update : Dr. Laurence Scott's book, The Four Dimensional Human , was shortlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize. The winner will be announced Monday, Nov. 2. The other finalists are: Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve...

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October 14, 2015

On Newsworks, Clark Combats Myths on Bisexual Identity

Theresa Clark , adjunct professor of community and global public health, wrote “Let’s Dispel Some Myths on Bisexuality—First; Yes, We Exist” for Essayworks, a section of WHYY’s Newsworks.org. In the article, Clark relays the struggles of identifying as bisexual and the fears that many go through as...

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October 13, 2015

At Conference, Educators Discuss Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at the School of Education ’s Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference on Sep. 30. Each year, the conference offers educators, community leaders, families, and students the opportunity to collaborate and learn to create safe, affirming...

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October 12, 2015

Kauffman ’16 Questions Big Budget Campaigning on Newsworks

Noah Kauffman ’16 , a business administration major, published “US Election Campaigns Distinguish Themselves by Wasting Billions” for the Essayworks section of WHYY’s Newsworks.org. In the article, Kauffman discusses wealth in politics and the effect of high-budget campaigns on candidates with...

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October 7, 2015

PA Program Receives $14,000 Grant for Nicaragua Mission

The Physician Assistant Foundation has awarded Arcadia University with a Robert K. Pedersen Global Outreach Humanitarian Assistance Grant in the amount of $14,660. Funding from the grant, titled Medical and Public Health Mission in Nicaragua, will be used to purchase medical and dental supplies for...

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October 7, 2015

R&R Voice and Data Donate Money for New Electric Kiln

In September 2015, technology company R&R Voice and Data donated $5,900 to purchase a new electric kiln for the Ceramics department. The kiln will be installed in the Ceramics kiln room on the first floor of Murphy Hall. With about 50 students in Ceramics courses each semester, the kilns are...

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September 23, 2015

Student Organization Gives Back to Veterans at Wills for Heroes

On Sept. 12, members of the Arcadia community gave back to those who have served in the armed forces and as first responders by providing a frequently put off but critical service: estate planning. At Wills for Heroes, organized by the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) with the help of the...

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September 23, 2015

President DeVille Christensen to Serve on ACE Commission on Global Engagement

The American Council on Education (ACE) has appointed Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen , president of Arcadia University, to its Commission on Internationalization and Global Engagement. The appointment, which began on Aug. 1, 2015, runs through June 30, 2018. The Commission on...

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September 23, 2015

Mangione Publishes Articles in ‘Physical Therapy’

Dr. Kathleen Mangione published two articles in Physical Therapy , recently. The first, “Rethinking Hospital-Associated Deconditioning: Proposed Paradigm Shift,” details the dangers of stigmatizing and not addressing the declining physical functionality in older adults. The second, “Progressive...

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September 18, 2015

Dr. Bushar Publishes on New Jersey Rattlesnakes

Lauretta Bushar, Ph.D. , professor and chair of the Department of Biology , co-authored “Population Isolation and Genetic Subdivision of Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) in the New Jersey Pine Barrens” in the September issue of Herpetologica . Through DNA and statistical analysis, Dr. Bushar...

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September 15, 2015

O’Neil ’16 One of Fifty Chosen for X-Culture Symposium

International Business major Allison O’Neil ’16 is one of 50 students worldwide chosen to attend the X-Culture Symposium from November 12 to 14 in Savannah, Ga. Every semester , X-Culture brings together around 3,500 students and professionals from 100 universities and 40 countries to learn about...

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September 14, 2015

Eckenrode and Stackhouse Publish Manuscript in the International Journal of Sports and Physical Therapy

Drs. Brian Eckenrode and Scott Stackhouse published a case report in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy detailing the effects the effects of noxious electrical stimulation on the pain threshold of a runner with achilles tendinopathy. “Improved Pressure Pain Thresholds and Function...

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August 18, 2015

Tom Sciascia '86 Realizes His Dream Job: From Graphic Designer to Gourmet Chocolatier

Tom Sciascia ’86 grew up in an Italian family…a very Italian family. You know, the kind where when you walk through the kitchen door you’re instantly greeted by sweet-smelling aromas of freshly baked breads, spices, and homemade desserts. Sciascia’s grandfather was a butcher and...

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August 10, 2015

Princeton Review Names Arcadia Among the ‘Best in the Northeast’

Citing Arcadia’s global perspective, “phenomenal study abroad program,” and “excellent academics,” The Princeton Review has named Arcadia among the “Best in the Northeast” in its “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” In its website profile on Arcadia, The Princeton Review describes the University...

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July 28, 2015

Bechtel ’16 Presents ‘Therapeutic Response of a 3D Cancer Model’ at SEPCHE Colloquium

On July 27, Nelisa Bechtel ’16 presented “Investigating the Therapeutic Response of a 3D Cancer Model” at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium at Cabrini College. A biology major, Bechtel was among 30 undergraduate students...

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July 14, 2015

CNBC.com Highlights The College of Global Studies’ Greek Study Abroad Program

A July 10 CNBC.com story on how the financial crisis in Greece has affected American study abroad programs in the country highlighted The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University's “ Of Gods and the City ” summer program, which centers on ancient Greek history and culture. Tim Barton ,...

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July 8, 2015

Dwyer Publishes New Book on Fifties Nostalgia

Dr. Michael D. Dwyer , assistant professor of media and communication, recently published Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties (Oxford University Press). In the years when conservative icon Ronald Reagan emerged, American pop culture helped...

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July 8, 2015

Feldman Discusses Debut Novel with Salon.com

On Salon.com, Stephanie Feldman , adjunct professor in the MFA of Creative Writing program , discusses the line between realism and fantasy and the use of fairy tale elements to explore trauma and memory in her debut novel, The Angel of Losses . Feldman’s novel is a Barnes & Noble Discover...

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June 25, 2015

Adjovi Investigates Human Rights Violations in Malta

Human rights experts Mads Andenas and Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of historical and political studies at Arcadia and Vice Chair-Rapporteur of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, arrived in Malta on June 23 to meet with civil leaders and government members on the...

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