Arcadia University News


December 6, 2011

Volunteering for the Future: Clymer '11 Lands Job with AmeriCorps VISTA

Stephanie Clymer ’11 recently landed a position as the AmeriCorps VISTA/Community Liaison at the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. (TTF) , a local organization focused on improving the health and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek and its watershed. TTF facilitates,...

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December 2, 2011

The Tower: Discovering Glenside, and Lynn Sipsey at Heirloom Studio

Tower Reporter Samantha Nickalls' interview with the Office of Community Service ( read it here ) provides a glimpse into how Arcadia students are getting more involved in the local community—and some of the fun that can be had—like First Fridays that now include activities at the Keswick Theater...

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November 4, 2011

Rawlins, Luckenbill ’02 Contribute to Catskill Study of Juvenile Antiarchs

Scott Rawlins , Professor of Art and Design, and Kyle Luckenbill ’02 worked with the Department of Vertebrate and Paleontology of the Academy of Natural Sciences on a recent article titled “Mass mortality of juvenile antiarchs (Bothriolepis sp.) from the Catskill Formation (Upper Devonian,...

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October 28, 2011

The Sentinel: Petrillo Pioneers Urbanization Study

The Sentinel (Vails Gate, N.Y.) recently reported on the research that local resident Robert (Bo) Petrillo ’12 is conducting with Dr. Christopher Binckley , Associate Professor of Biology. In the future, Petrillo hopes to publish the results of his study on urbanization and its affects on the...

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October 4, 2011

Taking Cue From Mentors, Pre-Med Lends a Hand in India

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography JORDAN RICHARDS ’15 Hardworking and goal-oriented, Sneha Thomas ’13 knows that it often takes more than individual effort to arrive at a destination. Arcadia’s supportive faculty and programs have helped the Biology major begin fulfilling her ambitions, and that...

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September 13, 2011

Kistenmacher ’12 Cultivates Seed Beetle Study with Faculty Collaboration

Sarah Kistenmacher ’12 spent the summer pioneering a lab-based research under the supervision of Dr. Chad Hoefler , Assistant Professor of Biology. Her study “Congruence between host preference and reproductive success in Callosobruchus maculatus seed beetles” revolves around host preferences and...

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September 8, 2011

Pavoni '12 Finds a Future of Discovery Through Faculty Genome Research

Nickodemo Pavoni ’12 recently completed his second consecutive summer working under the supervision of his academic and research adviser, Dr. Sheryl T. Smith , Assistant Professor of Biology, investigating how specific DNA sequences known as insulators help to regulate the expression of genes...

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August 30, 2011

Zechman '14 Investigates Breeding Habits of Asian Tiger Mosquito

Ashley Zechman ’12 is investigating the breeding habits of several species of mosquitoes in the region with Dr. Christopher Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to contributing to an ongoing study, her research will serve as part of her Senior Capstone project. Understanding how...

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August 19, 2011

Kroll '12, Christodoulou '14 Conduct Ecological Research with Faculty

This summer, Biology major Kayla Kroll ’12 and Scientific Illustration major Emilyann Christodoulou ’14 are researching ecology and the disturbance history of pine forests in northeastern West Virginia with Dr. Lauren F. Howard , Assistant Professor of Biology. The study is being done in...

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August 12, 2011

Alum Participates in Medical Illustration Celebration at Johns Hopkins

Michael Linkinhoker ’92, who earned a B.A. in Scientific Illustration from Arcadia University and a Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, participated in "Celebrating 100 Years: Teaching Excellence in Medical Illustration" in July. As a...

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August 9, 2011

Petrillo '12 Pioneers Urbanization Study of the Wissahickon Watershed

This summer Robert Petrillo ’12 is examining how urbanization affects stream salamanders in the Wissahickon Watershed, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher A. Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to using the study for his Senior Capstone project, Petrillo hopes to publish his...

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August 5, 2011

Stanton Assists in Faculty Research on Algae in Chesapeake Bay

Biology major Sarah Stanton ’12 has elected to stay on campus over the summer to conduct research on aquatic ecosystems with Dr. Christopher A. Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology. The two are investigating phytoplankton diversity patterns and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the Chesapeake Bay...

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July 29, 2011

Turcotte Engages in Faculty CNS Neurons Research

This summer, Biology major Paul Turcotte is working with Dr. R. Wesley Rose III , Assistant Professor of Biology, examining the distinct kinetics of the negative feedback mechanisms controlling the interferon gamma response in central nervous system (CNS) neurons. As a sophomore, Turcotte asked Dr...

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July 15, 2011

Boyer Lab Renovations Will Expand Research Opportunities

In 2010, Arcadia University’s Biology Department was awarded a National Science Foundation grant totaling $666,812 to renovate cell and molecular biology core facilities. Now the award is being put to use, funding the needed renovations to the cell, molecular and developmental biology research...

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July 1, 2011

Binckley Recieves Ellington Beavers Award for Asian Tiger Mosquito Study

Dr. Steve O. Michael , Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced Dr. Christopher A. Binckley, Assistant Professor of Biology, as this year's recipient of the Ellington Beavers Faculty Award for Intellectual inquiry for his proposed study, Reproduction of Invasive Asian Tiger...

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June 24, 2011

Rose Gets Lindback Award, Standing Ovation for Distinguished Teaching

Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. R. Wesley Rose received the coveted Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and a standing ovation at the spring Honors Convocation. "Each year we ask students to nominate their choice for this prestigious award, along with comments for their choice. This year...

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June 9, 2011

Smith Receives Vitetta Professorship, Will Study Chromatin Structure and More

Dr. Steve O. Michael , Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, announces that Dr. Sheryl T. Smith , Assistant Professor of Biology, has been selected to be the ninth recipient of the Stacy Anne Vitetta ’82 Professorship. Her a two-year professorship begins July 1, 2011. The endowed...

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March 11, 2011

Drilling for Sustainability: Geothermal Wells

In early April, the next stage of the University Commons student center construction will be under way—approximately 400 feet underground—as drilling for the 42 geothermal wells begins. Updating the age-old practice of harnessing natural and renewable energy, the geothermal units will use the earth...

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February 18, 2011

Arcadia Magazine: Freshman Didn't Wait To Join Faculty in Researching DNA

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Sophia Japhet ’13 didn’t wait until her senior year to start conducting research with a faculty member. It took just two weeks into her freshman year for Japhet to make her way to the office of Dr. Sheryl Smith , Assistant Professor of Biology. Smith’s interest in genome...

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February 8, 2011

Updated Ceramics Studio Merges Functionality and Ideology

During the Fall 2010 semester, Murphy Hall underwent some major renovations that will greatly enhance the Art and Design Department. Completed for the spring term, the updated facility features a new plaster lab, clay recycling room and a set of state-of-the-art gas burning kilns. Gregg Moore ,...

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February 8, 2011

Cooper and McCloskey ’11 Co-Author Article on Alzheimer's Treatment

Instructor of Biology Sarah Cooper published the article “New Windows Opening into Alzheimer’s Disease,” co-authored with Biology major Colleen McCloskey ’10 , in the Journal of the Human Anatomy Physiology Society , (14 (3): 16-19). The paper examines new approaches to treating Alzheimer’s Disease...

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