Arcadia University News


June 1, 2015

Dr. Curotto Recommended for $70,000 Research Grant on Lithium Ion Batteries

In May, the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) recommended that a $70,000 research grant be awarded to Dr. Emanuele Curotto , professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics , for his research proposal, “Quantum Simulations of Lithium Ion Solvation Dynamics...

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May 18, 2015

Class of 2015 Poised to Impact the World

Against a backdrop of blue skies and Grey Towers Castle, nearly 500 students received baccalaureate degrees at Arcadia’s 2015 Undergraduate Commencement on May 15. The previous evening, approximately 400 graduate students received master's and doctoral degrees. Deogratias Niyizonkiza , founder of...

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May 4, 2015

Murphy Hall to Undergo Renovations

Murphy Hall, headquarters of Arcadia’s Art and Design program, soon will undergo renovations to upgrade its facilities and space. Through renovations and, possibly, additional construction, the plan could add up to 20,000-square-feet for Art and Design space. The University hopes to bring the...

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May 4, 2015

Noakes to NewsWorks: Keep Riot Police Away from Front Lines

Dr. John Noakes , associate provost for faculty advancement and student learning, was quoted in a May 5 NewsWorks article on the Philly Is Baltimore protest. Noakes spoke on police response to protestors in light of the Center City march on April 30 and the recent protests in Baltimore. Cops in...

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April 30, 2015

Senior Capstone Presentations Impress, Inform

From April 23 to 26, seniors presented on topics in science, psychology, English, mathematics, history, and more at the 46th annual Capstone Presentation. The celebration of student work also featured an art reception, musical performances, and theater productions.

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April 24, 2015

Eaton Presents Paper Examining Black Identities in Belize

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of global learning, presented at the “Roots/Heritage Tourism in Africa and the African Diaspora: Case Studies for a Comparative Approach” international conference in Miami, Fla., from Feb. 12 to 14. Dr. Eaton’s paper, “...And we were...

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April 24, 2015

Pederson Receives Grants for Leonardo da Vinci Research

Dr. Jill Pederson , assistant professor of art history, was recently awarded two prestigious grants in support of her research on Leonardo da Vinci. Pederson received the Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society, which she used to support research on her forthcoming book...

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April 22, 2015

Parsons Dick Presents at the American Anthropological Association Meetings

In December, Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick , assistant professor of international studies, ​attended​ the American Anthropological Association Meetings in Washington D.C. to​ present her work on immigration policy as part of a panel called “Professional Divides III: Journalists and Anthropologists in...

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April 22, 2015

Ryan’s Work Acquired for the John F. Peto Museum’s Permanent Collection

Abbey Ryan , assistant professor of art and design, is internationally-known for making a postcard-sized oil “painting a day” for her blog since 2007. Recently, her work was exhibited at the John F. Peto Museum in New Jersey, which later acquired her work for its permanent collection. In addition,...

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April 22, 2015

Gillem Attends the Association for Women in Psychology 2015 Conference

Dr. Angela Gillem , professor of psychology, attended the Association for Women in Psychology 2015 Conference in San Francisco—a feminist, multicultural conference—from March 5 to 8. The theme of the conference was “Repairing, Restoring, and Reintegrating: Feminism and Restorative Justice.” One of...

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April 22, 2015

Schall and Mazzeo Contribute to ‘Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age’

Daniel Schall , director of the Writing Center, and Stephen Mazzeo , adjunct professor of English, contributed a chapter titled “Infinite Gestation: Death and Progress in Video Games” to Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age , which will be awarded the Ray and Pat Browne Award for...

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April 22, 2015

Riggan Presents at the Institute for African Development Symposium

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor in the historical and political studies department,​ was recently invited by the Institute for African Development (IAD) at Cornell University to present a paper titled “The Impracticalities of Pragmatic Education: The Disconnect Between Top-Down Human...

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April 22, 2015

Galbussera Presents at the Conference of the American Association for Italian Studies

Giorgio Galbussera , full-time adjunct professor of modern languages, presented a paper titled “Future Past: A Country for/as Old Men” at the Conference of the American Association for Italian Studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. The paper examines the portrayal of aging male...

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April 20, 2015

Students Share Scholarship and Creative Work at Capstone Presentations

April 23 through May 12, seniors and graduate students will present the culmination of their studies at Arcadia at the 46th annual Capstone Presentation, displaying posters, delivering oral presentations, performing concerts, showcasing artwork, and reciting monologues, among other projects. View...

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April 20, 2015

Human Rights Activist John Prendergast Highlights IPCR Professional Exchange

On Saturday, April 25, Arcadia University welcomes human rights activist John Prendergast as part of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution’s third annual Professional Exchange event. The best-selling author, who has worked for peace in Africa for 30 years, will present at 1:30 p.m. in the...

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April 20, 2015

Curious Creatures Collaboration at Awbury Arboretum

Curious Creatures , a collaborative outdoor art installation between students at Arcadia and students at Mt. Airy's Project Learn School, opened in the arboretum's Secret Garden on April 11. It will be on display until Sunday, April 26. Visit the arboretum website for more information.

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April 20, 2015

English Majors Present at Regional Conference

English majors Jameis Freeland ’15 and Samantha Cartaino ’15 presented their Capstone research

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April 8, 2015

Klobut ’15M, Dr. Scott Present on Detecting Drug Abuse Through Hair

Master of Science in Forensic Science student Jakub Klobut ’15M and Dr. Karen Scott , director and associate professor of Forensic Science, presented research on “Supported Liquid Extraction,” a method of drug abuse detection through hair, at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of...

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April 1, 2015

Students Honored at 2015 Convocation

Student and faculty achievements were highlighted at Arcadia’s annual Honors Convocation, March 28 in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. More than 700 undergraduate students were named to the Dean’s Honors and Distinguished Honors Lists for the spring 2014 semester, while more than 750 were named to...

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March 27, 2015

Psychology Department Well-represented at Eastern Association Conference

At the 86th Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Conference earlier this month, 24 Arcadia students and alumni presented on 15 topics ranging from the power of marketing for bottled water to drug interactions in the brain. Faculty members Dr. Steve Robbins , Dr. Christina Brown , Adam Levy , Dr...

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March 10, 2015

Father of Trayvon Martin Speaks to 300 for Letters to Trayvon Event

Days after the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, Martin’s father, Tracy, visited Arcadia University for “Letters to Trayvon: A Celebration of Black Men and Boys,” on Feb. 28 in the Commons Great Room. Around 300 students and community members attended the sold-out event hosted by Dr...

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