Arcadia University News


November 13, 2018

Dr. Kantak Receives Grant to Study Stroke Hand Function Recovery

How often do you use one hand to complete an activity? Not often, according to Dr. Shailesh Kantak , assistant professor of Physical Therapy. The dependency on using both hands to complete most tasks of daily living– from putting on socks in the morning to pulling up the bedsheets at night– is what...

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November 5, 2018

Dr. Morra Talks Energy Efficiency in WalletHub

Dr. Wayne Morra , professor emeritus in the School of Global Business, was featured as an expert on energy efficiency in “Most & Least Energy-Efficient States,” an article published by WalletHub . Emphasizing environmentally conscious practices, Dr. Morra answered questions related to energy-...

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November 1, 2018

Arcadia Receives STEM Teacher Grant as Part of Noyce Program

The National Science Foundation has awarded Arcadia University a grant for $178,249 as part of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The grant, totalling $1.32 million, is split between the collaborative Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership Scholarship Program (PRNP-S) that includes...

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October 30, 2018

Dr. Brasof, Alumnae Present at Social Studies Conference

On Oct. 19, Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education, and Vicky Lynch ’18M , Madeline Robinson ’18 , and Heather Hingston ’18M presented a new framework for teaching controversial issues in politically divisive times to educators, board members, and student-teachers at the 65th annual...

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October 29, 2018

Muraresku, McCormick Research Mitochondrial Disease Treatment

Genetic Counseling alumnae Colleen Muraresku ’09, ’11M and Elizabeth McCormick ’09, ’11M , genetic counselors and researchers for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)’s Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier program, published “Mitochondrial Disease: Advances in Clinical Diagnosis, Management,...

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October 22, 2018

Dr. Oatis Featured in Wiley’s Research Headlines

Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, published her research on Total Knee Replacement therapy with Wiley’s Arthritis Care & Research. Dr. Oatis’ research, "Characteristics of Usual Physical Therapy post Total Knee Replacement (TKO) and Their Associations with Functional Outcomes,"...

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October 22, 2018

Dr. Woldoff Discusses Classroom Management Strategies at Autism Awareness Lecture

Dr. Sarah Woldoff , assistant professor of Education, presented “Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies” as part of the Autism Awareness Lecture Series at Camden County College on Oct. 16. Dr. Woldoff’s workshop focused on behavioral characteristics of children diagnosed with Autism spectrum...

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October 2, 2018

Dr. Moore, Alumnae, Students Publish Memory Lab Research

Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology, Jessica Avanzato ’18 , Korissa Belville ’18 , Jaimie Jasina ’18 , Aziza Ransome ’18 , and Ariel Kershner ’19 , along with Purdue University graduate student Liz Wiemers, published their research project “Using Rapid Serial Visual Presentation...

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October 2, 2018

Iskandarani ’18 Publishes Paper on Language Learning

Lana Iskandarani ’18 , a graduate student in the School of Education’s Connected Learning & Technologies certificate program, published “Production-Centered Classroom Environment Increases Students’ Understanding and Interest in Learning Foreign Languages” in the Journal of Foreign Languages,...

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September 18, 2018

Dr. Conway Named to Editorial Board of Genetics/Genomics Competency Center

Dr. Laura Conway , associate director of Genetic Counseling, was named to a one year term to the editorial board of the Genetics/Genomics Competency Center beginning Sept. 30. Members of the editorial board ensure that the materials in the collection are comprehensive, current, accurate. These...

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September 13, 2018

Drs. Deshpande and Mazaj '97 Named Routledge Featured Authors

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , professor of Media and Communication, and Dr. Meta Mazaj ’97 were named as Routledge Featured Authors for their recent book, World Cinema: A Critical Introduction. World Cinema, published by Routledge, offers a critical perspective on cinematic industries around the world...

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September 12, 2018

Dr. Shah Accepted to Selective Grant Mentoring Program

Dr. Kshamata Shah , assistant professor of Physical Therapy and director of Education for International Physical Therapists, was accepted to the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative/Bone and Joint Canada Young Investigator Initiative (YII) Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program, a selective...

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September 6, 2018

Margolis, Dr. Ford Awarded NSF Grant for New Campus Science & Education Network

Interim Chief Information Officer Leslie Margolis and Dr. Vitaly Ford , assistant professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to provide new, high-speed networking resources on campus for technology-driven science and education applications...

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August 22, 2018

Dr. Ford Receives Grant for GenCyberCoin Project

Dr. Vitaly Ford , assistant professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, has created a web platform where middle school and high school students can learn about cryptocurrency and web security through his grant award from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF...

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August 17, 2018

Jake ’17 Investigates Molecular Potential Energy

Chemistry and Physics alumna Lena C. Jake ’17 published “Hartree-Fock symmetry breaking around conical intersections,” the first segment of her doctoral research, in the prestigious Journal of Chemical Physics , a compilation of fresh perspectives and significant findings in the field of chemical...

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August 15, 2018

Dr. Shandell Sheds Light on History of African-American Theatre

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of Theatre Arts, published his second book, The American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era , through University of Iowa Press. Dr. Shandell’s text is the first comprehensive analysis of American Negro Theatre (ANT), a historic group founded in...

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August 2, 2018

‘Moore’ Findings on Multitasking

Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology, published research on the limitations of multitasking in the April 2018 issue of Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics . “ Practice reduces set-specific capture costs only superficially ” is part of Dr. Moore’s growing body of research...

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August 1, 2018

Heads or Tails: Psychology Faculty ‘Flip’ Over Cellphones in Class

By Nicole Gieselman ’19 Two Arcadia faculty members are turning heads with a new method of eliminating unnecessary cellphone use in classrooms: positive reinforcement. “It can be really disheartening, as a professor, when you put so much time and effort into your course, and you see students on...

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July 30, 2018

Dr. Campbell Named 2018 Norman Johnston Fellow

Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate professor of Education, has started an ambitious project to connect leadership, music, and social justice with the help of the highly competitive Dr. Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Campbell’s project, “Dust + Dignity...

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July 23, 2018

Lunavictoria ‘18 Publishes Illustration to Help Migrant Families

Scientific Illustration alumna Julia Lunavictoria ‘18 contributed a sketch to Coloring Nature: Hatchlings! , a coloring book designed in collaboration with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Lunavictoria, a gallery assistant at Bernarducci Gallery in New York City, illustrated the Wilson’s...

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July 12, 2018

Arcadia Hosts Fellows from Around the World for Transformative Teacher-Educator Summer Institute

Fourteen education scholars from around the world visited Arcadia University for the first Transformative Teacher-Educator Fellowship (TTEF) Summer Institute from July 7 to 14, where they learned about and designed cutting-edge instructional practices to incorporated into their own teacher inquiry...

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