Arcadia University News


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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January 30, 2013

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ Conjures City’s Ever-present History

Nearly 50 people attended a gallery opening and book event for Forgotten Philadelphia , presented by Philadelphia Stories at Arcadia University’s Judith Taylor Gallery on Jan. 23. The project combines art inspired by 15 heritage sites, including Laurel Hill Cemetery and Divine Lorraine Hotel, with...

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December 17, 2012

Abboud Receives Grants to Study Capital Flight in Syria

Dr. Samer N. Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, recently received two grants to study capital flight during the Syrian conflict. Both grants will support Abboud’s travel in Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar to conduct research with Syrians displaced during...

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December 10, 2012

HuffPost Live: Abboud Joins Discussion on U.S. Intervention in Syria

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to HuffPost Live as a guest panelist on Dec. 10 to address whether it's time for the United States to intervene in Syria. The segment was hosted by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Watch the video ...

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November 30, 2012

Abboud Publishes ‘Rethinking Hizballah’

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies in the Department of Historical and Political Studies , published Rethinking Hizballah: Authority, Legitimacy, Violence (Ashgate). The book was released on Nov. 28. Co-authored with Dr. Benjamin J. Muller, King’s University...

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November 25, 2012

IPCR Students and Faculty Publish Paper on Cyprus Conflict in ‘Peace Review’

Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice published a paper by students and faculty in Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program titled “Crisis as Impetus Toward Conflict Resolution in Cyprus.” Drs. Samer Abboud and Warren Haffar and master’s students Steven F. Harter...

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November 19, 2012

Abboud Discusses Impact of Sanctions in Syria and Iran on HuffPost Live

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to HuffPost Live as a guest panelist on Nov. 19 to discuss the impact of sanctions in Syria and Iran. The segment was hosted by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Watch the broadcast . Abboud received his...

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November 16, 2012

NBCNews.com: Griffin ’78 Helps Top Executives Realize Full Potential

NBCNews.com featured Teressa Moore Griffin ’78 , who returned to her high school in Bristol, Pa., to speak on Nov. 13. Griffin has more than 25 years experience as a personal development coach, helping leaders gain the direction and confidence they need to run large corporations. She's found...

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November 13, 2012

Paradis to Deliver Keynote Address in Gettysburg on Dedication Day, Nov. 19

Dr. James M. Paradis , Adjunct Professor of History, will deliver the keynote address at the United States Colored Troops Graveside Salute on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., near the grave of Charles H. Parker. The event is part of Gettysburg's Dedication Day...

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November 5, 2012

Arcadia University to Host Project Nur Dinner, Nov. 13

On Oct. 11, President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III , Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve O. Michael , Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity Judith Dalton , and Assistant Professor of History and International Studies Samer Abboud met with Reem Sharhan, a representative of...

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October 26, 2012

Abboud Discusses Syria Ceasefire on HuffPost Live

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to HuffPost Live as a guest panelist on Oct. 26 to discuss the ceasefire in Syria. Watch the broadcast . Abboud received his Ph.D. in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter’s...

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September 20, 2012

Abboud Discusses Syria and UN Peace Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on HuffPost Live

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to HuffPost Live as a guest panelist on Thursday, Sept. 20. In a segment hosted by Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, he discussed whether or not United Nations Peace Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi can help Syria...

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August 30, 2012

Paradis Publishes Sesquicentennial Edition of 'African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign'

James M. Paradis , Adjunct Professor of History, published the Sesquicentennial edition of African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign (Scarecrow Press), which expands the range of research beyond its original 2006 edition. The new edition includes appendices on points of interest in the town of...

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August 21, 2012

Abboud Appears on HuffPost Live with Thomas Friedman of the NY Times

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, was a guest on HuffPost Live with NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Watch online . Abboud received his Ph.D. in Arab and Islamic Studies from...

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August 10, 2012

Syria Expert Dr. Samer Abboud Explores the Causes of Upheaval

When Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, began his doctorate in Arab and Islamic studies, he intended to focus on illicit cross-border trade between Syria and Lebanon. But during a research trip to the Middle East in 2003, he was struck by remarkable...

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August 8, 2012

Abboud to Discuss Syria on WHYY's Radio Times, Aug. 9

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, will be a featured guest on Radio Time s on Thursday, Aug. 9. He will discuss events in Syria with journalist Stephen Starr and host Marty Moss-Coane. The show will air at 10 a.m. Listen on the radio or online at www.whyy...

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August 7, 2012

Historical and Political Studies Faculty: What's Next for Cuba?

Drs. Warren Haffar , Christopher Brown , and Jennifer Riggan of the Department of Historical and Political Studies traveled to Cuba in June for Arcadia University’s inaugural Global Faculty Development Workshop . They spent six days connecting with University of Havana faculty, exploring Cuban...

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June 25, 2012

CBS Philly: Abboud Weighs In on Egypt's Presidential Election

CBS Philly consulted local expert Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, on Mohammed Morsi's triumph in Egypt's recent democratic presidential election, June 24. Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate and he had the support of other...

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March 9, 2012

Arcadia Does Spring Break in 21 Groups, Across 6 Continents

More than 400 Arcadia University students, faculty and staff participating in 17 Previews and three Interdisciplinary (ID) courses will knock down the classroom walls, and set off into 21 groups in 6 different continents to conduct fieldwork and in-country study, starting March 9. Students will...

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January 17, 2012

Bucks Local News: Paradis Leads Film Discussion at Mercer Museum, Jan. 29

Bucks Local News recently reported that Dr. James Paradis , Adjunct Professor of History, will lead a discussion following a screening of the documentary film Black Soldiers in Blue , the story of Camp William Penn, at the Mercer Museum on Jan. 29. The event is being held in honor of the upcoming...

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November 9, 2011

Resident Renaissance Man: Civil War Conference Calls on Paradis

Editor's Note : Dr. James Paradis will take part in two panel discussions at the Legacy of the Civil War Conference in Chestnut Hill, Pa. On Friday, Nov. 11, Paradis will take part in a panel discussing Camp William Penn, and on Saturday, Nov. 12, he will speak about the legacy of John Brown. For...

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