Arcadia University News


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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October 19, 2015

Dr. Chauhan Speaks at Literary Award Ceremony

Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan , professor of English , spoke on “The Forms of Poetic Excellence” at the Diaspora Writing Award Ceremony (“diaspora” refers to the dispersion of people from their ancestral homeland). The ceremony, held Oct. 10 in Jenkintown by the Gardi Research Institute for Diaspora...

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October 16, 2015

‘Miss Julie,’ Tale of Class Struggle and Dangerous Romance, Continues Through Oct. 18

By Shani Carrington ’18 Born to an upper class family and raised by her mother to be subservient to no man, the privileged Miss Julie wishes to step down from her social class and flirts with her father’s valet after her dominant behavior ruins her engagement to another member of the social elite...

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October 16, 2015

Dr. Abboud Talks Syria on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

Dr. Samer Abboud , associate professor of international studies, spoke on the Oct. 12 episode of WHYY-FM’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Dr. Abboud, joined by Dr. Mitchell Orenstein of the University of Pennsylvania, discussed the crisis in Syria and Russia’s recent involvement in the Middle...

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October 15, 2015

Queer/Art/Mentorship Chooses Jacob Matkov ’07 as Fellow

Poet Jacob Matkov ’07 has been chosen as a 2015-2016 fellow for Queer/Art/Mentorship, a multidisciplinary arts organization that pairs emerging LGBTQI artists with established New York City-based artists for a yearlong mentorship. Matkov, who teaches at Long Island University and is a co-editor of...

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October 14, 2015

Students Bring Forensics to Franklin Institute’s ‘Science After Dark’

Students in the Master of Science in Forensic Science program took over the Train Room at the Franklin Institute for the Institute’s Science After Hours event on Oct. 13, where they staged a crime scene and set up tables with science activities, such as learning how to dust for fingerprints...

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October 7, 2015

Oct. 7: Students to Hit Runway in Wearable Sculpture Show

Can you imagine a different version of yourself? What do you believe in, and how does that define you? Have you considered the complexities of disguise? How would you image a superhero that does not yet exist to look like? Ponder these questions at the ninth annual Wearable Sculpture Show tonight,...

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October 5, 2015

Four Arcadia Alumni Join Teach for America

Beginning this academic year, four Arcadia University alumni are teaching in underserved communities through Teach for America , a nonprofit that aims to “enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for...

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September 23, 2015

Student Organization Gives Back to Veterans at Wills for Heroes

On Sept. 12, members of the Arcadia community gave back to those who have served in the armed forces and as first responders by providing a frequently put off but critical service: estate planning. At Wills for Heroes, organized by the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) with the help of the...

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September 21, 2015

WHYY’s Kevin McCorry ’10M to Speak on Education in PA for Writers Return to Campus

The Writers Return to Campus series welcomes Kevin McCorry ’10M , award-winning senior education writer for WHYY, to Arcadia on Friday, Oct. 9. McCorry will speak on his experience covering education in Pennsylvania and on the struggles in the Philadelphia school system. The event is free and open...

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September 9, 2015

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

In the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, released today, Arcadia University is ranked 41 out of 183 institutions in the North Regional University category, which is tied for fifth among universities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the North category. That puts...

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September 2, 2015

Find Your Place in the World with IPCR Day of Peace Event

The International Peace & Conflict Resolution program and Peace Day Philly proudly bring you Finding Our Place in the World: Through the Lens of Immigrant and Refugee Experiences on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms. This interactive program will include...

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August 28, 2015

Class of 2019 Ready to Begin Journey

As they crossed Haber Green for the first of many times, Courtney Horst ’19 and Savannah Montgomery ’19 laughed and chatted about rooming together for the upcoming year. “We were assigned randomly, but it worked out really well,” said Horst, a biology major in the Pre-Physical Therapy track. “I’m...

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August 27, 2015

Papal Bomb Training, Franklin Institute Investigations Highlight Forensic Science Week Events

Arcadia’s Forensic Science Program hosted and participated in several events in celebration of August’s National Forensic Science Week . The week recognized the importance of forensic science in crime scene investigation and those who practice forensic science. Faculty and students of the Master of...

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