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August 12, 2019

Arcadia Again Ranked Among Princeton Review’s “Regional Best”

For the fifth consecutive year, Arcadia University is ranked among the Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” in its “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” This prestigious list ranks Arcadia among nine schools in the greater Philadelphia area—and 49 in Pennsylvania—that are “academically...

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June 18, 2019

Dr. Pederson Presents in Mexico for da Vinci’s Quincentennial Anniversary

Dr. Jill Pederson , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was one of eight speakers who presented at the “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 anos depues,” an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and the Humanities at the Universidad Nacional...

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June 13, 2019

Sansevere ’20 Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Psychology major Kayla Sansevere ’20 is the first Arcadia University student to be named a Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation scholarship recipient. This prestigious award is given to less than 10 percent of applicants each year, who are sophomore and junior students...

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April 30, 2019

Dr. Curotto, Alumni, Students Publish with Chemical Physics Letters and International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Dr. Manny Curotto , professor and chair of Chemistry and Physics, and students Gabrielle DiEmma ’19 and Shane Kalette ’19 had their paper, “Classical and quantum simulations of a lithium ion solvated by a mixed Stockmayer cluster,” accepted for publication in Chemical Physics Letters and OA Mirrors...

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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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November 27, 2018

Students, Faculty Receive Awards at Counseling Conference

Students and faculty from Arcadia’s graduate Counseling program were honored at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) Conference, held from Nov. 9 to 11 in Pittsburgh. Adjunct Professor of Counseling Lois Keller won the PCA Outstanding Practitioner Award, which recognizes a professional...

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October 5, 2018

Eugene Gilyard, Exonerated After Nearly Two Decades in Prison, Speaks at Wrongful Convictions Day

Arcadia’s Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department welcomed Marissa Bluestine, legal director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, and Eugene Gilyard, who was exonerated after spending nearly two decades in prison, for the third annual Wrongful Convictions Day on Oct. 2. The day...

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October 2, 2018

Dr. Moore, Alumnae, Students Publish Memory Lab Research

Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology, Jessica Avanzato ’18 , Korissa Belville ’18 , Jaimie Jasina ’18 , Aziza Ransome ’18 , and Ariel Kershner ’19 , along with Purdue University graduate student Liz Wiemers, published their research project “Using Rapid Serial Visual Presentation...

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September 11, 2018

Arcadia Listed in Several Categories in 2019 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

In the 2019 U.S. News & World Report university rankings, released yesterday, Arcadia University earned inclusion in several categories, such as Best Value School, A+ School for B Students, Best Undergraduate Teaching Schools, and Most Innovative Schools. In the overall rankings, Arcadia is 55...

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September 11, 2018

Dr. Eaton Launches Humanities Research Lab as Steinbrucker Endowed Chair

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, is hoping the new Humanities Research Lab (HRL) can be a place where students, faculty, and staff can work collaboratively. The HRL opens on Sept. 12 with a kickoff event from 12:15 to 1 p.m. The HRL is located at 2035 Church Road. Dedicated to...

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August 21, 2018

Creative Writing Program Named One of Country’s Best

Best College Reviews recently named the Arcadia low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing to its top 20 online master’s degrees in the United States. The University is ranked 13th among schools such as Emerson College, The University of New Orleans, and Arizona State University. Noting small...

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August 16, 2018

Arcadia Among Princeton Review’s ‘Best in the Northeast’ Four Years Running

The Princeton Review has once again named Arcadia among the “Best in the Northeast” in its “ Best Colleges: Region by Region .” This marks the fourth consecutive year Arcadia has qualified for the exclusive list. The University is included among 13 schools in the greater Philadelphia area,...

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June 28, 2018

Arcadia University Renovates Academic, Residence, and Athletics Facilities

When students return to Arcadia this fall, they will see remodeled bathrooms in the residence halls, updated academic facilities such as an expanded DNA lab and a 3D design studio, and a renovated training center and aerobics rooms. No—Arcadia wasn’t featured on an HGTV home improvement show; these...

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May 21, 2018

Class of 2018 Ready to Lead

The spirits of 1,000 students earning doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees could not be dampened by the threat of rain during the 162nd Arcadia University Commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18 at Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. At Thursday evenings Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 490...

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May 3, 2018

Dr. Riggan Awarded Fellowship for Research on Eritrean Refugees

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, will continue her research into Eritrean refugees at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research during the summer of 2019. Dr. Riggan is conducting the research through the Georg Arnhold Program on...

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April 25, 2018

Global 1968 Panel Explores Iconic Year’s Influence on Pop Culture

By Caitlin Joyce '20 On March 29, a panel, “1968: Transformations in Art, Media, and Culture,” discussed how political and social climate changes during that year influenced pop culture. The panel, part of the Global 1968: Explosions and Legacies series, featured Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate...

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April 18, 2018

Dwyer Receives NEH Grant to Study Rust Belt Cities in Film

Dr. Michael Dwyer , associate professor and undergraduate director of Media and Communication, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to pursue his book about the relationship between Hollywood film and Rust Belt cities. The term “Rust Belt” refers to the economic decline,...

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April 12, 2018

Dr. Deshpande’s Book Takes a Critical Look at World Cinema

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande ’s first book, World Cinema: A Critical Introduction , explores the depth and complexity of global film and serves as blueprint to transform casual encounters with film into systemic inquiries of world cinema. Co-authored with Meta Mazaj '97 , cinema studies lecturer at the...

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April 1, 2018

Dr. Eaton Presents on African American Literature in Italy and Hungary

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, led international discussions on African American history and literature in March. In Szeged, Hungary, Dr. Eaton presented “The Just Return of Honest Industry: Subverting the Economics of American Slavery from Belinda to Beloved” at the American...

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March 15, 2018

Dr. Ferrell Presents at College Art Association Conference

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , assistant professor of Art History, presented “The Ring Around the Rose: Jay DeFeo’s Circle and Artistic Collectivity in Cold War San Francisco” at the annual College Art Association (CAA) conference in Los Angeles on Feb. 21. Dr. Ferrell explored women artists in post-war...

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February 22, 2018

Segura ’18 Named a Fulbright Semi-Finalist for South African Research Project

Claudia Segura ’18 , a Political Science major, has been named a semifinalist for a research award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fulbright will make a final decision on her application between March...

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