Arcadia University News


August 18, 2016

Shandell Co-edits Anthology That Examines ‘Experiments in Democracy’

Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of Theater Arts, co-edited Experiments in Democracy: Interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theater, 1912-1945 , alongside Dr. Cheryl Black, professor of theatre and director of graduate studies at the University of Missouri. Published by...

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August 17, 2016

Atkins Assesses State of Biased Media in New Book

Larry Atkins , adjunct professor of journalism, assesses the state of the media and the biases they present in his new book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias . Released on Aug. 16, the book provides tools for the reader to critique media and better analyze the biases presented as...

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July 18, 2016

Dr. Abboud’s Book on Syria Featured on “Washington Post” List for Summer Reading

Dr. Samer Abboud ’s new book, Syria , was featured in The Washington Post on June 29 in a story on the best books to read this summer on the Middle East. Published in October, Syria has been acclaimed as one of the most comprehensive reads about the Syrian war. “Samer Abboud’s Syria offers a short...

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June 15, 2016

Dr. Moore Discusses Research on Air with “Life Simplified”

Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology and head of the Attention, Memory, and Cognition laboratory, was featured in the Bangor Daily News “Life Simplified” a news column and radio show for her work concerning the limits of attention. During her interview, Dr. Moored focused on what...

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June 15, 2016

Batchelor Receives Maybelle Longstreet Prize from Woodmere Art Museum

Betsey Batchelor , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, received the Maybelle Longstreet Prize from the Woodmere Art Museum for her painting “Pillar,” on display in the Woodmere Annual 75th Juried Exhibition “The Condition of Place.” The exhibition runs through August 28.

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May 17, 2016

Slesaransky-Poe Featured as Expert in Inquirer on Gender Nonconformity

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , founding dean of the School of Education, was featured as an expert on transgender and gender-nonconformity issues in The Philadelphia Inquirer on May 14. Slesaransky-Poe said she finds it concerning that the public conversation about the needs of transgender and...

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April 26, 2016

Moran Appointed to National Forensic Sciences Subcommittee

Assistant Program Director of Forensic Science Kimberlee Moran has been appointed to the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Crime Scene Investigation subcommittee. The OSAC is an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and...

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April 26, 2016

Mitchell Discusses Equine Therapy as PTSD Relief

On April 4, Adjunct Professor of Public Health Dené Mitchell ’13MPH, CCRP discussed her research on equine therapy on the American Indian Living radio show and podcast. Mitchell partnered with Sebastian Riding Associates to develop Riding Free , which seeks to reduce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...

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April 26, 2016

Build Democracies in Schools, Writes Dr. Brasof

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education, published "Teach students about civics through schoolwide governance" in Kappan , the magazine for the education honors society Phi Delta Kappa. Brasof writes of his work with the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement and Edwin M. Stanton...

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April 21, 2016

Dr. Eaton Accepted to NEH Institute for Work on African Diaspora

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of Global Learning, was accepted into the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, “ Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities ,” at Indiana University Bloomington, July 6-26. “I am specifically...

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April 19, 2016

Dr. Riggan Receives Fulbright for Research in Ethiopia

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, will study how civic education has been implemented in Ethiopian secondary schools, through funding from the Teaching/Research Fulbright award. During her sabbatical, Dr. Riggan will teach two international research and...

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April 15, 2016

Moran Organizes Symposium at Society of American Archeology Annual Meeting

For the 10th year, assistant director of the forensic science program Kimberlee Moran organized a paper symposium before the 81st annual meeting of the Society of American Archeology in Orlando, Fla., from April 6 to 10. Moran opened the symposium with an update of current issues within forensic...

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March 30, 2016

Dr. Bonin Contributes Chapter on Teaching French Novel 'Indiana'

Dr. Kate Bonin , assistant professor of modern languages, contributed the essay "Indiana and the Literary Island: Enlightenment Ideals, Nineteenth-Century Ironies" to Approaches to Teaching Sand's Indiana (Modern Language Association). The book collects teaching strategies for and critical analyses...

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March 15, 2016

Dr. Lauren Howard Recognized for Best Botany Paper of 2015

Dr. Lauren Howard , assistant professor of biology, won the 2015 Richard and Minnie Windler award, given by the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society journal, Castanea, for the best systematic botany paper published in the journal during the previous year. Dr. Howard’s article, “A Quarter-Century...

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March 14, 2016

Dr. Moore Presents at SXSW on Technology Assistance for Attention

On March 13, Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology and head of the Attention, Memory and Cognition lab, presented at the South by Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Dr. Moore discussed her ongoing research on attention, perception, and...

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February 16, 2016

Drs. Moore and Swanson Receive 2016 Research Fellowship

Drs. Katherine Moore and Christina Swanson have been selected to receive Arcadia University’s 2016 Research Support Fellowship, which covers expenses to attend the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Dialogues from Feb. 18 to 21 in Washington, D.C. . Dr. Moore, assistant professor of...

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February 15, 2016

Adjovi Discusses UN Panel Opinion on Assange Hearing

News outlets around the world turned their eyes to Arcadia on Feb. 5, after the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released its public statement that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the United Kingdom and Sweden. Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of...

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February 2, 2016

Dr. Kurthakoti Named X-Culture Best Instructor

After rigorous evaluation at the 2015 X-Culture Symposium, Dr. Raghu Kurthakoti , assistant professor of marketing, was one of 25 instructors to receive the X-Culture Best Instructor Award. The candidates competing for Best Instructor were scored based on 124 criteria, including class-average peer...

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January 22, 2016

Former Ireland Resident Director Publishes on Medieval Ireland

Colin Ireland , who directed Arcadia's programs in Ireland with The College of Global Studies for nearly 20 years, published several articles last year on seventh-century Irish studies. In Traditio , an international journal dedicated to the study of ancient and medieval history, thought, and...

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January 19, 2016

Alumni, Dr. Bushar Examine Invasive Snake Populations

In two studies published in the Journal of Herpetology at the end of 2015, Dr. Lauretta M. Bushar , chair of the Department of Biology, takes an in-depth look at the invasive Boa constrictor in Aruba. In the first, Dr. Bushar and co-authors LaCoya C. Pace and Sharese Tucker ’12 characterize the Boa...

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January 15, 2016

'Harry Potter' and Rickman's Snape Slytherin to Research at Arcadia

Beloved actor Alan Rickman, known for his languid voice and frequent portrayal of villains, died yesterday at the age of 69. For many, his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films brought to life a complex character and imbued him with a tragic humanity. In this 2008 article in the...

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