Arcadia University News

February 25, 2015

In USA Today, Isaac ’14 Writes on Oscar Snubs

Chris Isaac ’14 , a freelance journalist who has written for USA Today College , discusses recent films not sufficiently recognized at the Academy Awards in his Feb. 20 piece, “The Biggest Oscars Snubs in Recent History.” I’m sure Selma director Ava DuVernay and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn would...

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February 24, 2015

Dr. Christina Brown’s Research Featured in March 2015 ‘Men’s Health’

Men’s Health magazine reported on a study conducted last year by Dr. Christina Brown , assistant professor of psychology, that found that women generally feel more threatened than men when their partner receives a compliment on physical appearance from the opposite sex. Brown surveyed more than 400...

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February 24, 2015

McNeil Serves on Panel for College Support Program

Angela McNeil , acting director of Arcadia University’s Gateway/Act 101 Program, participated in the College Prep Roundtable of Philadelphia panel discussion on Feb. 19 at the Community College of Philadelphia. The panel addressed how colleges and universities continue to support students despite a...

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February 20, 2015

Teage Writes on Youth Development, Unemployment in Liberia

On Feb. 10, Constance Teage ’14M published “Liberia’s Youth Unemployment Program” in The Bush Chicken , a website covering the country’s current events. Teage, a graduate of Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program , writes on the four months she spent studying youth...

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February 20, 2015

Dr. Brasof Pens Column on Civics Education

In a guest column in Citizenship Matters , Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Marc Brasof discussed how schools fail to improve despite constant changes, citing a lack of student input in decision making. “Evidence indicates school change processes improve, as do important student and...

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February 17, 2015

Pacheco ’02 to Appear on ABC’s ‘Scandal’

Juan Pacheco ’02 appeared as a CIA deputy on the Feb. 12 episode of the television drama Scandal and will reprise the role on Feb. 19. Scandal airs on ABC Thursday nights at 9 p.m. After earning a B.F.A. in Acting, Pacheco performed in various theater productions and won an American College Theater...

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February 17, 2015

Genetic Counselor Schindewolf ’14M Interviewed for Research on Rare Disease

Erica Schindewolf ’14M spoke with weekly newsletter Rare Disease Report about her research on the discontinuation of Elaprase, a prescription drug that improves walking ability in people with Hunter’s disease. Schindewolf, now a genetic counselor at West Virginia University, conducted the research...

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February 16, 2015

Author Michael Pogach ’05M, ’09M Led Q&A on Campus

Author, professor, and motorcycle enthusiast Michael Pogach ’05M, ’09M led a Q&A in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms on Feb. 27 as part of Arcadia’s Writers Return to Campus series. Pogach, who teaches English at Northampton Community College, has published five short stories and recently...

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February 16, 2015

Dr. Paradis Presents on Role of Black Troops in Civil War at La Mott Community Center

On Sunday, Feb. 22, Civil War expert and Adjunct Professor of History Dr. James Paradis presented “1865 The Union Is Saved” at the La Mott Community Center and Free Library . Dr. Paradis spoke on the role of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in the Civil War and the war’s aftermath on USCT...

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February 16, 2015

In Huffington Post, Atkins Urges High Schools to Enact Mercy Rules

In January, California’s San Bernardino Arroyo Valley High School basketball team held a 159-point lead over Bloomington High. In the same month, the girls basketball team at Holy Redeemer High School in Pennsylvania beat MMI Prep 125-13. Larry Atkins , professor of journalism, takes issue with...

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January 9, 2015

Slesaransky-Poe Speaks on WHYY on Gender Nonconformity

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , founding dean of the School of Education, appeared as a guest on WHYY’s Voices in the Family for a segment on “the alienation and pain transgender individuals face” and ways schools can create a positive environment for gender nonconforming students. The episode,...


January 9, 2015

Biology Students, Rose Present Research at International Cell Biology Conference

Three undergraduate Biology majors participated with Dr. Wes Rose , associate professor of biology, in the American Society for Cell Biology meeting in Philadelphia in December. Catherine Brown ’15 , Lauren Jolley ’16 , and David Klein ’15 work in Rose’s research lab. The group presented a poster...

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December 11, 2014

Skilton-Sylvester Conducts Workshops in Poland

Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester , Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education, conducted two workshops at the School of Education of the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw, Poland, with two colleagues from Rutgers University, Drs. Thea Abu El-Haj and Beth Rubin. She was a keynote...


December 10, 2014

Students Present Research at SEPCHE Session; Schoff ’15 Discovers, Names Bacterial Virus

Earlier this semester, five Arcadia students presented research at the SEPCHE (Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education) Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session at Gwynedd Mercy University. One student, Courtney Schoff ’15 , helped to identify and name a bacterial virus. She...

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December 2, 2014

AGS Students, Alumna Publish 3 of 4 Articles in Nov. Journal of Political Studies

A student in and an alumna of the Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy program at the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris were published in the Nov. 2014 issue of The Journal of Political Studies . The journal, which is affiliated with the University of Edinburgh’s Buchanan...

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November 7, 2014

The College of Global Studies Well Represented at Forum on Education Abroad Conference

Several members from The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University attended and participated in the second Forum on Education Abroad Conference in Barcelona, Oct. 23-25. The conference’s main topics revolved around programming and best practices, including what it means to be a traditional...


January 30, 2014

Shandell to Speak on the Hidden History of a Trailblazing African American Actor

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , assistant professor of theatre arts, will deliver a talk titled “Before Rudd Was Russian: The Hidden History of a Trailblazing African American Actor” at the Winkleman Gallery in New York on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The speech will be part of a panel discussion, “Moscow to the...

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January 10, 2014

Abboud Publishes ‘Geneva II: Giving War a chance?’ in Al Jazeera

Dr. Samer Abboud , assistant professor of history and international studies, published an opinion piece on the Syrian conflict in Al Jazeera on Nov. 4. In “Geneva II: Giving war a chance?” Abboud explains that Geneva II—a proposed international conference that will attempt to end the Syrian...

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January 4, 2014

Loury Receives Education Award from BWEA

Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of African American studies and director, Act 101 Program, was honored as a Montgomery County Trailblazer by the Black Women’s Educational Alliance (BWEA) of Montgomery County and also received their Education Award for 2013 on Dec. 7 in Springhouse, Pa. In...

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May 8, 2013

Eaton Publishes in Anthology on the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , Department of English, authored a chapter titled “‘You have to know way too much?’: Teaching Ishmael Reed in the University Classroom” in On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed: Contemporary Reassessments , edited by Sami Ludwig (World Parade Books: 2013). The anthology is an...

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May 1, 2013

Slesaransky-Poe Co-leads Community Discussion on Creating Welcoming Schools at Cheltenham School District

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor in Special Education, was invited by the United Parents Group to co-facilitate a community meeting at the Cheltenham School District on April 11. The topic of the conversation was “Recognizing and Embracing Our Community’s Diversity: Welcoming...

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