Arcadia University News


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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January 19, 2018

Students and Dr. Hanson Win Jackson International Fund

Students Naomi Pilla ’18M and Emily Custer ’19 , as well as Dr. Aroline Hanson , assistant professor of Modern Languages, were selected as recipients of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Fourjay Foundation. Custer,...

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December 5, 2017

Dean Presents on Art Therapy, Eating Disorders

Michelle Dean , adjunct professor of Pre-Art Therapy, presented “Let’s Talk! Member Forum: Sharing Ideas and Cultivating Foresight for Art Therapy” alongside American Art Therapy Association (AATA) board members at the AATA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she also facilitated a Master’...

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November 20, 2017

Students Volunteer at Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Members of the A.S.I.A. club volunteered at the 10th annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF), which ran from Nov. 9 through 19. Students performed an array of tasks, including posting festival flyers around the community, creating tickets and all-access badges, collecting tickets...

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November 15, 2017

Students, Faculty Present at Counseling Association Conference

Students and faculty of the Counseling program presented and were recognized at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) Conference in King of Prussia on Nov. 4. Dr. Hsin-Hua "Cathy" Lee , assistant professor of Psychology, and Counseling student Bethany Wentz ’18 co-presented the poster, “...

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September 27, 2017

Ryan’s Work Featured in Four Art Exhibitions Around the Country

Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Art and Design and recipient of the inaugural Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship, is featured in four art exhibitions across the country this fall and winter. Her painting “Two Peaches with Leaves” is showcased on the postcard for the Tri-State Invitational...

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September 21, 2017

Interim President Brown Leads Students Through Art and History at U.S. Capitol

While many students visit the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., few receive a guided tour of the Capitol’s art and history by a former U.S. Senator. On Sept. 15, Arcadia University’s Interim President Hank Brown led Art and Design students through a tour of the Capitol’s art, which include diverse...

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September 19, 2017

Dr. Kachuyevski Receives Fulbright to Study Ukrainian National Identity

Dr. Angela Kachuyevski , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, is the recipient of a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award to Ukraine– the third faculty member and fifth University member to earn a Fulbright award in the past two years. Beginning in February 2018, Dr...

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September 14, 2017

Arcadia Ranked Among Best Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report

In the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, Arcadia University is ranked in the top 17 percent of Pennsylvania schools in its category, as well as a Best Value School in the Regional North category. Arcadia is ranked 48 out of 187 schools (7th out of 41 Pennsylvania schools in...

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August 10, 2017

Princeton Review Again Names Arcadia to 2018 ‘Best in the Northeast’ List

For the third consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Arcadia among the “Best in the Northeast” in its “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” Arcadia is one of only a dozen colleges and universities from the Philadelphia area to make the list. The Princeton Review editors made their...

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July 14, 2017

Students, Alumni, Faculty Participate in Scientific Illustration Conference

Scientific Illustration students and alumni joined Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Scott Rawlins at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ annual meeting at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C. The conference, held from June 25 to July 1, featured educational panels and speakers, as...

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May 31, 2017

Mauro, Dr. Gulkus Named Professors Emeriti

With nearly 80 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Robert Mauro , professor of Art and Design, and Dr. Steven Gulkus , associate professor of Education, have each been named Professor Emeritus for their contributions to the University community. Mauro Guided by his passion for technology in the...

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May 23, 2017

Celebrating Arcadia University’s Class of 2017

At Arcadia University’s Commencement ceremonies on May 18 and 19, more than 900 graduates of the Class of 2017 were encouraged to seize opportunities and break down barriers in their career and civic engagement endeavors. President Nicolette DeVille Christensen presided over the Graduate and...

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May 15, 2017

Arcadia Signs Agreements with PAFA, Lansdale Catholic

From left to right: Clint Jukkala, dean of PAFA's School of Fine Arts, David Brigham, president and CEO of PAFA, Dr. John Hoffman, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Sandra Crenshaw, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. On May 2, Arcadia signed a Memorandum of...

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May 2, 2017

Computer Science Students Present at St. Joseph’s Research Symposium

On April 21, Computer Science students presented research on data mining and related topics at Saint Joseph's University’s Sigma Xi Research Symposium. Led by Dr. Kathy Macropol , assistant professor of Computer Science, 22 students presented the following posters: Christine Acurantes ’17 , Kin Lu...

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April 21, 2017

Dr. Louis Friedler and Jan Tecklin Named Professors Emeriti

With more than 60 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Dr. Louis Friedler , program director of Actuarial Science and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, and Jan Tecklin , professor of Physical Therapy, have each been named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Friedler Dr. Friedler joined Arcadia in...

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April 11, 2017

Dr. Loury Appointed to National Conference on Race and Ethnicity

The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) has appointed Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and director of the Pan African Studies Program, to serve on its National Advisory Council (NAC). As a member of the...

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April 10, 2017

Judith Taylor Gallery Hosts Paper Trail Exhibition

Art History major Katie Bye ’17 curated her first exhibition, Paper Trail , on display at the Judith Taylor Gallery in Landman Library through April 30. Paper Trail , which was a year in the making, features prints, artist proofs, and plates by nine students from Arcadia University, Temple...

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