Arcadia University News


July 14, 2015

Eckenrode Presents at Physical Therapy Conference in Spain

Dr. Brian Eckrenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, gave a lecture at the Internationales de Fisioterapia, Fisterapia Desportes conference in Madrid, Spain, in the spring. At the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, he presented “Rehabilitation of Achilles Tendinopathy” and served as...

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July 14, 2015

Readinger Receives Award from Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Project

Dr. Janet Readinger , assistant professor of physical therapy, was awarded $1,000 from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association for her project titled “Brief, Intense Exercise Program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, Movement Camp: A...

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July 9, 2015

Santangelo Publishes on Teaching to Common Core

Tanya E. Santangelo , assistant professor of education, along with two co-authors from Arizona State University, published “Research-Based Writing Practices and the Common Core: Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis” in the June issue of The Elementary School (University of Chicago Press). The paper...

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July 8, 2015

Dwyer Publishes New Book on Fifties Nostalgia

Dr. Michael D. Dwyer , assistant professor of media and communication, recently published Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties (Oxford University Press). In the years when conservative icon Ronald Reagan emerged, American pop culture helped...

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July 8, 2015

Feldman Discusses Debut Novel with Salon.com

On Salon.com, Stephanie Feldman , adjunct professor in the MFA of Creative Writing program , discusses the line between realism and fantasy and the use of fairy tale elements to explore trauma and memory in her debut novel, The Angel of Losses . Feldman’s novel is a Barnes & Noble Discover...

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June 25, 2015

Adjovi Investigates Human Rights Violations in Malta

Human rights experts Mads Andenas and Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of historical and political studies at Arcadia and Vice Chair-Rapporteur of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, arrived in Malta on June 23 to meet with civil leaders and government members on the...

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June 23, 2015

Dr. Brasof’s New Book Seeks to Amplify Student Voices

Student Voice and School Governance: Distributing Leadership to Youth and Adults (Routledge), a new book by Assistant Professor of Education Marc Brasof , details Dr. Brasof’s proposed process of creating school governance structures that produce active, informed students. From the publisher: While...

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June 22, 2015

Arcadia Sicily: Dr. Tanasi’s Research Brings Pompeii to Life in 3D Film

Pompeii—A Buried Story , a 3D computer-generated “docu-fiction” film depicting the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, opened on June 5 in Pompei, Italy. The film is the product of a year’s work in the Sicilian city of Syracuse between the National Research Council , 40 specialists, and Dr. Davide Tanasi,...

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June 18, 2015

In New Research, Wright Finds ALS Gene Therapy Ineffective

Dr. Megan C. Wright , assistant professor of biology, and colleagues published new findings on Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in Pain and Central Nervous System Week. ALS causes both cellular abnormalities and rapid degeneration of motor neurons. These abnormalities...

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June 15, 2015

Dr. Siskind Receives 2015 Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award

At this year’s May Graduate Commencement, Dr. Peter Siskind , assistant professor of history and chair of the historical and political studies department, received the 2015 Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award, presented every two years to a full-time faculty member or professional...

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June 4, 2015

Movement Is the Goal at Second Annual Camp

After the success of the physical therapy program’s first Movement Camp last year, the weeklong intensive exercise program once again served as a place to improve coordination, balance, gait, and mobility in people with Parkinson Disease. Participants from the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program joined...

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June 1, 2015

Dr. Curotto Recommended for $70,000 Research Grant on Lithium Ion Batteries

In May, the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) recommended that a $70,000 research grant be awarded to Dr. Emanuele Curotto , professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics , for his research proposal, “Quantum Simulations of Lithium Ion Solvation Dynamics...

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May 8, 2015

Larissa Gordon to Participate in National Assessment Program

Larissa Gordon , M.S.L.I.S., M.Ed., information literacy coordinator and faculty librarian, has been selected to participate in the Association of College and Research Libraries’ third year of a national assessment program. Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success will aid...

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April 24, 2015

Genetic Counseling Alumna Interviewed on Milwaukee News Program

Amy Stoddart , a 2014 graduate of the Genetic Counseling program and now a certified genetic counselor at Columbia St. Mary’s Cancer Center in Milwaukee, was interviewed on “The Morning Blend” on Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate. Stoddart, an advocate for patient and public education on breast and ovarian...

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April 24, 2015

Conway Receives 2015 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award

At the Honors Convocation on March 28, Dr. Laura Conway , assistant professor and assistant director of the Genetic Counseling program, received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of her outstanding classroom teaching. Dr. Conway was nominated for the award by multiple faculty...

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April 24, 2015

Clark Leads Workshop at the CSE National Sex Ed Conference

Theresa Clark , a CHES professional practice adjunct faculty of community and global public health, was one of three panelists leading the workshop “Ask the Experts: Educating about Bisexuality with Terri Clark, Karen Rayne and Al Vernacchio” at the National Sex Ed Conference hosted by Center for...

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April 24, 2015

Eaton Presents Paper Examining Black Identities in Belize

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of global learning, presented at the “Roots/Heritage Tourism in Africa and the African Diaspora: Case Studies for a Comparative Approach” international conference in Miami, Fla., from Feb. 12 to 14. Dr. Eaton’s paper, “...And we were...

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April 24, 2015

Pederson Receives Grants for Leonardo da Vinci Research

Dr. Jill Pederson , assistant professor of art history, was recently awarded two prestigious grants in support of her research on Leonardo da Vinci. Pederson received the Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society, which she used to support research on her forthcoming book...

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April 22, 2015

Parsons Dick Presents at the American Anthropological Association Meetings

In December, Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick , assistant professor of international studies, ​attended​ the American Anthropological Association Meetings in Washington D.C. to​ present her work on immigration policy as part of a panel called “Professional Divides III: Journalists and Anthropologists in...

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April 22, 2015

Ryan’s Work Acquired for the John F. Peto Museum’s Permanent Collection

Abbey Ryan , assistant professor of art and design, is internationally-known for making a postcard-sized oil “painting a day” for her blog since 2007. Recently, her work was exhibited at the John F. Peto Museum in New Jersey, which later acquired her work for its permanent collection. In addition,...

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April 22, 2015

Gillem Attends the Association for Women in Psychology 2015 Conference

Dr. Angela Gillem , professor of psychology, attended the Association for Women in Psychology 2015 Conference in San Francisco—a feminist, multicultural conference—from March 5 to 8. The theme of the conference was “Repairing, Restoring, and Reintegrating: Feminism and Restorative Justice.” One of...

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