Arcadia University News


December 18, 2018

Dr. Siskind Organizes Urban History Association Conference

Dr. Peter Siskind , associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, assistant professor of History, and executive director of the Urban History Association (UHA), was a primary organizer of UHA’s Ninth Biennial Conference, held in Columbia, S.C. from Oct. 18 to 21. More than 400 scholars...

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December 22, 2015

Dr. Paradis Publishes on African-American Cavalry in Civil War

Dr. James M. Paradis , adjunct professor of history, published “Men of Nerve: The 5th Massachusetts Cavalry in the Civil War” in the December 2015 issue of Military Images , a magazine dedicated to the photographic history of the Civil War. Paradis writes on the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, one of...

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November 12, 2015

Nov. 16: Recent HAPS Alumni to Speak on Finding Work in the Field

Alumni from the Department of Historical and Political Studies (HAPS) will speak on their career experiences in fields ranging from the financial sector to the district attorney’s office to nonprofits and social welfare organizations. The panel discussion will take place from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. in...

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August 18, 2015

Paradis’ Account of Black Union Infantry Highlighted in Military Images

Dr. James M. Paradis , adjunct professor of history, was quoted in the Summer 2015 issue of Military Images , a magazine dedicated to the photographic history of the Civil War. The article details the history of the 6th United States Colored Infantry, one of 11 regiments to train at Camp William...

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March 10, 2015

HAPS Alumni Return to Speak on Finding Work, Professional Skills

On March 2, nine recent alumni of the Historical and Political Studies department returned to campus to speak to more than 40 students and graduating seniors about working in the field. Through the panel, current students saw “the range of different types of careers that majors in the department...

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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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October 29, 2014

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Author Nathaniel Popkin’

With the first six pages of her novel in hand, Marcella Haddad ’ 18 stepped into author Nathaniel Popkin’s writing workshop unsure of what to expect. Afterward, Haddad left with constructive criticism from her peers, writing tips from Popkin, and the affirmation that she is a “rising star.” Read...

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September 10, 2014

Babcock Provides Q&A for ‘So What Can You Do With a History Major?’ Series

Caitlin Babcock , a graduate of the M.A. program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University, was interviewed by “The Way of Improvement Leads Home” blogger John Fea, a professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, for a Q&A...

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April 28, 2014

Head of Kosovar Institute, Former Adviser to Kosovo President Visits Arcadia,Talks about Building New Kosovo

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 On April 14, Ilir Deda, executive director at the Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIPRED), delivered his talk, Building a New Country: Hopes and Challenges, in the Dining Complex Amphitheater 107. As part of the Office of International Affairs and...

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February 19, 2014

Abboud Returns to WHYY’s Radio Times to Discuss Syria

Dr. Samer Abboud , assistant professor of history and international studies at Arcadia University, returned to WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on Wednesday, Feb. 19, as a guest during a segment titled “Syria: peace prospects and the humanitarian crisis.” He was joined by Hazem Hallak, a...

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February 12, 2014

Swiss Ambassador Discusses Future Survival, Relevance of U.N. to Packed House

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 Addressing a common misconception that the U.N. is a “world government,” Swiss Ambassador to the United Nations Paul R. Seger spoke to a standing-room only crowd of more than 100 people in the Castle Mirror Room on Jan. 30. Part of the Office of International Affairs’...

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January 15, 2014

Abboud’s Writing Quoted in Dissident Voice

A recent article written by Dr. Samer Abboud , assistant professor of history and international studies, was quoted in an article in Dissident Voice , an internet newsletter dedicated to providing hard-hitting, thought-provoking commentary in support of peace and social justice. In her article, “...

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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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November 22, 2013

Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University and National Constitution Center Announce Essay Contest Finalists

At the National Constitution Center (NCC) on Nov. 21, Former Governor Ed Rendell and Judge Marjorie Rendell announced the finalists of a citizenship essay contest undertaken through the Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University. The contest was aimed at 4th and 5th grade...

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September 17, 2013

Paradis Provides Background on Establishment of Camp William Penn

On Sept. 12, Dr. James M. Paradis , adjunct professor of history, gave a talk on “Camp William Penn and Its Influence on the Civil War” at the Old Baldy Civil War Round Table in Blackwood, N.J. Dr. Paradis spoke on the historical background that led to the establishment of Camp William Penn in the...

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June 27, 2013

Civil War Expert Paradis to Speak at 150th Gettysburg Reenactment

Dr. James M. Paradis , adjunct professor of history and author of African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign , will speak at the 150th Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa., on Friday, June 28, at 6 p.m. The very next day he will give a book talk at St. Stephen’s Episcopal...

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June 24, 2013

Haywood Named Professor of the Year

For more than 20 years, Dr. Geoffrey Haywood has made an impact on Arcadia students through engaging lecture, relevant syllabi and unbridled enthusiasm. At the conclusion of this past academic year, students and faculty recognized his tenure by naming him Arcadia’s 2013 Professor of the Year. An...

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March 12, 2013

NewJersey.com: DuBois ’13 Makes Directorial Debut

NewJersey.com reported on March 7 that Caitlin DuBois ’13 is directing Cumberland Players' upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet . DuBois is the youngest mainstage season director Cumberland Players has hosted. While not directing on stage, DuBois, of Bridgeton, is majoring in history at Arcadia...

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March 6, 2013

Abboud Discusses Syria on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on March 6 as a guest during a segment titled “The civil war in Syria: The conflict, U.S. policy and how might it end.” He was joined by Andrew...

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February 4, 2013

Paradis to Speak about ‘African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign,’ Feb. 17

Dr. James M. Paradis , Adjunct Professor of History and an authority on the roles of African American soldiers in the Civil War, will give a free talk on his second book, African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign , on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Abington Free Library Community Room...

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February 4, 2013

Paradis to Speak about ‘African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign,’ Feb. 17

Dr. James M. Paradis , Adjunct Professor of History and an authority on the roles of African American soldiers in the Civil War, will give a free talk on his second book, African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign , on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Abington Free Library Community Room...

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