Arcadia University News


February 16, 2016

An Afternoon with Salman Rushdie

In July, Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan , professor of English , sat with author and literary legend Salman Rushdie ( Midnight’s Children , The Satanic Verses ) for a one-on-one interview at John Wiley & Sons publishing company in Manhattan. In the following excerpts from the two-hour...

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February 2, 2016

Building Peace from the Ground Up

Arcadia’s IPCR program addresses global conflict, offers a new approach to viewing conflict By Lini S. Kadaba Ayuen Ajok ’11M was born into war. The 32-year-old has known devastating conflict for more than half of his life, first in his native South Sudan, then in refugee camps in Ethiopia...

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December 16, 2015

In New Book, Samer N. Abboud Analyzes the Global Impact of the Syrian War

With the world watching the conflict in Syria, Samer N. Abboud , associate professor of history and international studies at Arcadia University, explains in his new book how the war has unfolded, and what can be done. Released Oct. 26, Syria , has been acclaimed by scholars for deconstructing the...

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December 8, 2015

Students Create Art for Social Justice in “Radical” Exhibition

Art for social justice will be on display on Wednesday, Dec. 9 in the Castle dining room at 7 p.m. The art reflects the experiences of the the Radical Arts honors program students and their partnerships with area arts organizations, such as the Mural Arts Program , Philadelphia FIGHT , Philly...

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December 1, 2015

In Podcast, Warner Interviews Author of Booker Prize-winning Novel

Jim Warner , adjunct professor of English , interviewed author Marlon James earlier last week on Warner’s podcast, Citizen Lit . James’ novel A Brief History of Seven Killings , a decades-spanning epic that explores a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley and the tumultuous years in Jamaica...

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December 1, 2015

Students, Faculty Present at Criminology Conference in Washington, D.C.

Shawn Brennan ’16 , Ayesha Bryan ’16 , Allison Danta ’16 , and Robert Ungurean ’16 , along with Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Dr. Favian Martín and Instructor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Dr. Anne Lee , presented research at the annual...

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November 19, 2015

Counseling Students, Faculty Present at Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference

Students and alumni of the Master of Arts in Counseling program, Program Director Dr. Eleonora Bartoli , and Assistant Professors of Psychology Dr. Michael Morrow and Dr. Hsin-Hua Cathy Lee presented on counseling techniques at the 47th Annual Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) Conference...

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November 18, 2015

Dr. Moore Examines Scientific Reliability on 270-Researcher Team

Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Katherine Moore is one of 270 researchers published in a Science Magazine article for her work with the Reproducibility Project: Psychology (RPP), which replicates previously published studies and compares the results to the original findings. The study was...

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November 17, 2015

Arcadia, Philadelphia High School Students Come Together for Mighty Writers Open Mic

By Alexander Wells '17 When I heard about the collaboration between Arcadia students and Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers , I hardly expected to witness a rap concert in the Fireplace Lounge. I’d imagined something more like the meet-and-greet I attended earlier in the day, where Lotus, one of the...

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November 17, 2015

Secanechia ’17 Finds Community in Italy

Isabela Secanechia ’17 , an Italian studies major with a minor in international studies, is living in Perugia, Italy, this year. In “Escape to Alphaville,” she writes about finding a place where she can decompress and feel like part of a community. Back at my home in Bristol, Pennsylvania, I...

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November 16, 2015

For Sixth Consecutive Year, Arcadia University Ranked First in U.S. in Study Abroad

For the sixth consecutive year, and for the seventh time in the past eight years, Arcadia University is ranked first in the U.S. in study abroad participation, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report. Arcadia earned the recognition based on the percentage of...

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November 16, 2015

Armstrong ’18 Describes What It Was Like to Interview Alan Cumming

In her first post for Because Arcadia , the University’s award-winning student blog, Helen Armstrong ’18 describes preparing for her one-on-one interview with Alan Cumming and considers how much the opportunity was due to luck and how much was due to her motivation and enthusiasm. I only had time...

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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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November 12, 2015

Dr. Loury Urges Support of Historically Black Colleges

On Nov. 5, Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of sociology, moderated a town hall discussion at Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center on the need to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as reported by The Philadelphia Tribune . Declining enrollment and lower-than-...

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November 4, 2015

In Huffington Post, Tyson ’13M Explains How Hip-Hop Can Save Schools

Stephen J. Tyson Jr. ’13M was profiled in the Huffington Post on Nov. 2 in an article detailing Tyson’s ideas on the political and social applications of hip-hop, based on a recent appearance at the Apollo Theater with Tyson’s uncle, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Citing artists in Syria,...

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November 4, 2015

MTV.com: Moran Analyzes Decomposition on ‘The Walking Dead’

As assistant director of the forensic science program, Kimberlee Moran typically studies the recently deceased. On MTV.com this week, she switches that analysis to the recently undead. In “An Expert Explains The ‘Walking Dead’ Timeline Of Zombie Decay,” Moran discusses the accuracies and...

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November 3, 2015

Dr. Abboud Discusses US Special Forces in Syria

Dr. Samer Abboud , associate professor of historical and political studies, wrote for Al Jazeera about last week’s gathering of 12 foreign ministers in Vienna to negotiate a resolution to the crisis in Syria. Abboud discussed the decision of the Obama administration to send Special Forces troops to...

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November 3, 2015

Arcadia Creative Writing Program to Work with Mighty Writers

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Arcadia’s undergraduate creative writing students will work with Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers program for a day on campus event. The event begins with a meet-and-greet at noon in the Castle Dining Room, with open mic readings set for 2-4 p.m. in the Stein Fireplace Lounge. The...

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October 27, 2015

NBC10 Quotes Moran on Toddler Forensic Investigation

Kimberlee Moran , assistant director of the forensic science program, was interviewed by NBC10 on the forensic investigation of Brendan Creato, the three year-old found dead in Cooper River Park near his home in Haddon Township, N.J., in October. Moran, who also spoke on the case with NJ.com...

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October 20, 2015

Author Seth Godin Praises Abbey Ryan’s Commitment to Craft

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of art and design , was cited by bestselling author Seth Godin as an example of dedicating oneself to producing on a daily basis. In his blog post, Godin rejects the idea of writer’s block, encouraging writers to write each day, just as Ryan has dedicated...

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October 19, 2015

Ponder the Poet at Oct. 20 Symposium

Many have commented on the value of poetry, from poets themselves (“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley) to politicians (“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics...the world would be a little better place in which to live,” said...

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