Arcadia University News

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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January 28, 2011

Stelacio Shines, Whether Digging Fire Lines or Fighting Ferocious Plants

By PURNELL T. CROPPER “We had no trees on our street until my mom petitioned the city—she got all our neighbors to sign a letter—and we finally had some planted on our block,” says Maria Stelacio ’11 with a laugh, reflecting on her childhood in Philadelphia and moments that inspired her love of the...

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January 25, 2011

Biology Students, Rose Present Poster at Cell Biology Conference

Three students participated with Dr. R. Wesley Rose , Assistant Professor of Biology, at the American Society for Cell Biology meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in December. Michael Podolsky ’11 , Selina Eckert ’11 , and Andreas Solomos ’11 are Biology majors who work in Rose’s research...

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January 21, 2011

Research with Rose Prepares Eckert for Ph.D. Program

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Honor student and Biology major Selina Eckert ’11 is acquiring knowledge that transcends the typical undergraduate classroom. Teaming up with Assistant Professor of Biology, Dr. Wes Rose III , she began conducting research during her junior year. The experience is helping...

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January 19, 2011

Jacob Researches With Smith, Prepares for Physician Assistant Program

By Heather Mick ’11 Ansu Jacob ’11 is not only a student, volunteer, and distinguished scholar, she also is a scientist. During her third year at Arcadia, Jacob began collaborating with mentor and Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Sheryl Smith . In the laboratory, the pair investigates...

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August 3, 2010

Paulk Appointed to Flemington-Raritan School Board

The Flemington-Raritan School District’s Board of Education appointed Dr. David Paulk , Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator in the Physician Assistant program at Arcadia University, to complete the last year of a term. Paulk “will have to run for a three-year term if he wants to remain on...

June 8, 2010

PT Grad Named Hospital Administrator in Virginia

"A dislocated shoulder and degenerative back problems eventually led to Kurt Hofelich becoming vice president and administrator of Sentara Obici Hospital," reported the Suffolk (Va.) News-Herald on June 1. Hofelich, who earned a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia Univeristy in 1992,...