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August 4, 2020

Browne ’20MEd Brings Racial Literacy into Classrooms with Colorful Stories

“I don't believe that children are blank canvases,” said early childhood educator Lisa Browne ’20MEd . “I think that they're bringing things to conversations and they're still making meaning of the world around them, as well as how they fit into the world.” That’s why she believes it’s integral to...

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July 29, 2020

Dr. Longacre Sees Pandemic Intensifying Caregiving Challenges

“Considering family caregivers and those they care for during this time of COVID-19 is vital,” said Dr. Margaret Longacre , chair of Public Health. “One decision somewhere can have varied impacts on others somewhere else because we are so interdependent.” In the U.S., 11 million people , or...

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July 23, 2020

Brown ’22 Scores Two Selective Summer Internships

By Caitlin Joyce '20 While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for internship opportunities, Psychology major and Global Public Health minor Emily Brown ’22 remains passionate about improving community health. This summer, Brown earned two highly competitive internships this summer with...

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July 21, 2020

Dr. Kantak Publishes Research in Online Medical Database

Dr. Shailesh Kantak , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, published his study “Differential effects of internal versus external focus of instruction on action planning and performance in patients with right and left hemispheric stroke” in August 2020 edition of Human Movement Science . The...

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June 26, 2020

Dr. Christiana ’16EdD Publishes Research in Social Innovations Journal

Doctor of Education alumna Dr. Kathryn Christiana ’16EdD , supervisor of Gifted Education in Abington School District, published “The Mystery of Wide Variation in Rates of Inclusion: Does Money Make a Difference?” in the April 12 Social Innovations Journal. The article, co-authored with Dr. James...

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June 26, 2020

Dr. Garcia on SCOTUS Ruling on Gay and Transgender Employees

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In a landmark decision made in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., the Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT+ employees from discrimination based on sex on June 15. In a 6-3 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the majority opinion that Title VII...

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June 18, 2020

Dr. Campbell Uses Johnston Fellowship to Connect Social Justice, Leadership, and Music

“A lot of artists became complacent,” said Dr. Bruce Campbell, associate professor of Education, director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, and 2018-20 Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences recipient, reflecting on how...

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June 17, 2020

Yes! Magazine Publishes Two Arcadia Changemaker Stories

Five student groups in Arcadia University’s “Community and Environmental Health” Public Health course were selected by YES! For Teachers magazine to compete for a chance to have their multimedia projects published in the YES! Solutions Pilot Project . Lindsey McGann , administrative manager of...

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June 4, 2020

Dr. Garcia Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of PRIDE

Dr. Ana Maria Garcia , associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, remembers a time when LGBT+ pride wasn’t celebrated, and Arcadia didn’t boast itself as a safe place for members of the community. “PRIDE Club started to make gayness visible on campus. We could be...

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May 22, 2020

Mark Dean Quoted for Psychotherapist Expertise on Dreams

Mark Dean , adjunct professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was featured in a March 13 WHYY article for his expertise in dream analysis as a psychotherapist in Philadelphia. The news story originated as a segment on The Pulse , a weekly health and science podcast. In discussing dreams and their...

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May 7, 2020

Dr. Scott Publishes in Toxicology Journal on Abuse of Drugs Among Prisoners in Scotland

Dr. Karen Scott , director and associate professor of Forensic Science, published an article in the March 2020 issue of the Oxford University Press’ Journal of Analytical Toxicology titled, “An Insight into Gabapentin and Pregabalin in Scottish Prisoners.” The article was based on a study done with...

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May 6, 2020

Specht ’20 Awarded 2020 Fulbright for Brazil

COVID-19 isn’t stopping International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 from fulfilling her goal of working in Brazil after graduation. In April, Specht was announced as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In January 2021, Specht...

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April 22, 2020

Dr. Rosoff’s Book Shortlisted for Anne Bloomfield Prize

Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Dr. Nancy G. Rosoff ’s recent book, British and American School Stories, 1910–1960: Fiction, Femininity, and Friendship, has made it to the shortlist for the Anne Bloomfield Prize. The book, co-written with Dr. Stephanie Spencer, professor of the History...

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April 17, 2020

Pati Hill Catalogue Reprinted for First Solo European Exhibition

Pati Hill’s Letters to Jill: a catalogue and some notes on copying (1979) has been reprinted in an addition of 1,000 on the occasion of “ Something other than either ” at Kunstverein München, the first solo European exhibition of her work since her death in 2014 at the age of 93. This 128-page book...

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March 25, 2020

Bradley Receives Arts + Business Council Leadership Award

Adjunct Professor of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies David Bradley was selected as one of 12 recipients of the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia’s 2020 Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals who demonstrate remarkable leadership, exceptional innovation, and a commitment to...

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March 11, 2020

Faculty and Staff Present on Improving the First-Year Experience at Annual Conference

Arcadia faculty and staff attended and presented at the 39th Annual Conference on The First- Year Experience which was held in Washington, D.C. from Feb 21 to 24. Dr. Nancy Rosoff , dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Rachel Collins , adjunct professor of English and director of Arcadia...

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March 6, 2020

Students and Faculty Attend Regional Actuaries Club Meeting

Four actuarial science majors, Ross Lawnhurst ’22 , Michael Soroka ’21 , Minhao Zhang ’20 , and Carlie Banchi ’20 , attended the Philadelphia Actuaries Club Meeting on Feb. 26 along with Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Dr. Ned Wolff and Assistant Professors of Computer Science and...

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March 5, 2020

Visiting Professor Kemisso Explores Education Equality for Refugees

“Education is not only a right, but it’s also an enabling right,” said Dr. Alebachew Kemisso , a visiting professor at Arcadia and director of the Centre for Comparative Education and Policy Studies at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. “For refugees, if we keep them out of education, we...

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February 26, 2020

Dr. Morrow Publishes on Peer Victimization Study

Director of Arcadia’s Graduate Counseling program and Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Morrow’s validating study for his scale to assess children’s experiences of peer victimization has been accepted by Merrill Palmer Quarterly , a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering...

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February 21, 2020

Dr. Longacre’s Research Featured in Wall Street Journal

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, was featured in the Feb. 12 Wall Street Journal article ‘I Feel Very Torn Between My Child and My Dad’—Demands Intensify for the ‘Sandwich Generation’ for her work on the National Alliance for Caregiving's (NAC) report on Sandwich...

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February 18, 2020

Phung ’21 Awarded Jackson International Fund

Thach Phung ’21 is the recipient of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Windmill Foundation. Phung, a Mathematics and Computer Science double major, will intern in Sydney, Australia during the Summer 2020 semester...

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