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June 28, 2019

Turner ’20 Receives Scholarship to Attend Women in Computing Conference

Computer Science major Jules Turner ’20 received AnitaB’s Grace Hopper Scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) from Oct. 1 to 4 in Orlando, Fla. Established to advance women in the computer science and technology field, scholarships are awarded to students who...

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June 24, 2019

Education Alumni Ranked Among Philly’s Best Teachers

Six School of Education graduates were featured in a Philly.com article highlighting 2019 Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award winners from the School District of Philadelphia: Denise Piotrowski Eiler ’06MEd (Educational Leadership), a social studies teacher at Baldi Middle School who “...

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June 21, 2019

Dr. Brasof Publishes in the Journal of Educational Change

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education, published “Meeting the discipline challenge: Capacity-building youth-adult leadership” in the Journal of Educational Change on June 14. The article addresses causes of in-school conflicts and explores how youth courts—diversion programs that offer...

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June 19, 2019

Lee’s Exhibition Featured at Jeonju International Photo Festival

June Yong Lee , associate professor of Art and Design, was invited to showcase at the 12th annual Jeonju International Photo Festival in Jeonju, South Korea from May 18 to 26. Submissions from 10 Arcadia University students were also showcased in the festival’s student photography exhibition. Lee’s...

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June 19, 2019

Banchi ’20 Awarded CAMAR Scholarship for Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science major Carlie Banchi ’20 was awarded the Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR) scholarship by the Casualty Actuarial Society for outstanding performance in an Actuarial Science program in May. Each year, CAMAR scholarships are awarded to six students from Arcadia...

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June 18, 2019

Dr. Brinker Publishes on Financing Opportunities for Children with Special Needs

Dr. Thomas Brinker , professor of Accounting and executive director of the MBA program, published “Financing opportunities for medical expenses incurred by children with special needs” in The Tax Adviser on June 13. The article provides insight on tax benefits for families with children who have...

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June 18, 2019

Dr. Pederson Presents in Mexico for da Vinci’s Quincentennial Anniversary

Dr. Jill Pederson , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was one of eight speakers who presented at the “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 anos depues,” an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and the Humanities at the Universidad Nacional...

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June 13, 2019

Sansevere ’20 Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Psychology major Kayla Sansevere ’20 is the first Arcadia University student to be named a Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation scholarship recipient. This prestigious award is given to less than 10 percent of applicants each year, who are sophomore and junior students...

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May 10, 2019

Nolan, Dr. Kurthakoti Contribute to International Business and Management Book

School of Global Business Instructor Meg Nolan and Associate Professor Dr. Raghu Kurthakoti were published in The Palgrave Handbook of Learning and Teaching International Business and Management . Nolan and Kurthakoti’s chapter, “Short Term International Travel Experience (SITE) As a Learning Model...

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May 9, 2019

Ryan Featured in St. Bonaventure University Solo Exhibition

The second edition of Abbey Ryan ’03 ’s painting collection “the light/the shade” is showing as a solo exhibition at the Quick Center at St. Bonaventure University through June 2. The exhibition is the culmination of a 2017 research trip to Patmos, Greece, and is also a part of Ryan’s one-a-day...

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May 3, 2019

Dr. Theodoraki, Morales ’19, Settle ’19 Target Dormant Cancer Cells

Dr. Maria Theodoraki , assistant professor of Biology, Biology majors Theodore E. Habarth Morales ’19 and Aspen La-Riene Settle '19 , and their research collaborators published “Synthesis, structure-activity relationship and in vitro pharmacodynamics of A-ring modified caged xanthones in a...

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April 30, 2019

Dr. Brinker Publishes Article in The Tax Adviser

Dr. Thomas Brinker , professor of Accounting and executive director of the MBA program, published “Has the TCJA changed the definition of a dependent for children with special needs?” in The Tax Adviser on April 18. In the article, Dr. Brinker explains how special needs children are affected by the...

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April 30, 2019

Dr. Curotto, Alumni, Students Publish with Chemical Physics Letters and International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Dr. Manny Curotto , professor and chair of Chemistry and Physics, and students Gabrielle DiEmma ’19 and Shane Kalette ’19 had their paper, “Classical and quantum simulations of a lithium ion solvated by a mixed Stockmayer cluster,” accepted for publication in Chemical Physics Letters and OA Mirrors...

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April 26, 2019

Faculty, Staff Present at Next-gen Network and Technology Conference

Interim Chief Information Officer Leslie Margolis , Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Dr. Vitaly Ford , Director of Infrastructure John Zottola , and Senior Network Engineer Matt Flint attended the 2019 KINBERCON Conference on April 2-3 in Philadelphia, Pa. In fall 2018,...

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April 24, 2019

Mao Li'19 Passes Actuarial Science Exams

Mao Li '19, Actuarial Science major, recently passed the Short-term Actuarial Mathematics (STAM) exam from Society of Actuaries (SOA), representing his third exam completed upon graduation. STAM is a new course offered at Arcadia, which was developed after the curriculum change in Fall...

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April 19, 2019

Moore Opens “Soil, Stone, and Bone” Show at The Clay Studio

Gregg Moore , associate professor of Art and Design, opened “Soil, Stone, Bone”—a ceramics exhibition featuring bone china made from animal bones ashes and farmland earth—at The Clay Studio in Old City, Philadelphia. Moore’s collection of bone-ash ceramics is inspired by the cycle of life,...

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April 18, 2019

Dr. Dorfman Publishes Seventh Instructional Writing Book

Dr. Lynne Dorfman , associate professor of Education, published “Writing Workshop: Engaging Today’s Students With a Model That Works,” which provides K-8 educators strategic advice, tips, and resources to create engaging writing workshop processes for students. The book includes QR codes for...

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April 18, 2019

Dr. Wolff Receives Teaching Award for Excellence

By Lana Valente '19 Dr. Ned Wolff , professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, received the Award for Teaching Excellence from the Philadelphia branch of the American Statistical Association (ASA) on March 29. Dr. Wolff has worked at Arcadia University for 42 years. Four of his students wrote...

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April 17, 2019

Dr. Chauhan Elected as National Advisor for South Asian Literary Association

The South Asian Literary Association (SALA) elected Dr. Pradyumna S. Chauhan , professor of English, as its national adviser at the 19th annual SALA conference in Chicago in January. The term lasts two years. Dr. Chauhan has served as president of SALA and as an editor for the South Asian Review,...

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April 17, 2019

Petersen’s New Play “Chrysalis” Performed at Villanova April 27 and 28

Kathryn Petersen , associate professor of Theater Arts, is having her new play Chrysalis featured in Villanova's "Staged Reading" series on April 27 and 28. The play explores the story of 17th century naturalist and illustrator Maria Sybilla Merian and her daughter, Dorothea. After Sibylla Merian...

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April 15, 2019

Sansevere ’20 to Intern at CHOP for Injury Science Research

Have you ever heard your cell phone go off while you were driving and taken your eyes off the road to look for it? Through her internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this summer, Psychology major Kayla Sansevere ’20 is researching why teens experience distracted driving, which the...

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