Arcadia University News


June 12, 2015

Atkins Remembers Sixers' Success on Philly.com

On Philly.com, Larry Atkins , adjunct professor of journalism, recounts his early days as a Sixers fan, witnessing the team’s 1983 NBA championship win in Los Angeles, and his hopes for the team’s future. There we were—at the Forum, with Jack Nicholson and all the other Hollywood elites and a...

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June 11, 2015

Wirth ’12 Slams Roller Derby Competitors as ‘Mar’ge Equality’

Natasha Wirth ’12 was featured in South Philly Review for her involvement with Philly Roller Derby (PRD) . Wirth has competed with PRD since March 2015. In addition to roller derby, “Mar’ge Equality,” as she’s known on the track, works as a freelance interpreter and medical case manager at Mazzoni...

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June 10, 2015

Taysha Canales ’11 Appears in Second World Premiere

South Philly Review spotlights Taysha Canales ’11 for her roles as Mother Wolf, the Monkey, and Kaa the Snake in the Arden Theatre Company’s world premiere of The Jungle Book . This is Canales’ second consecutive world premiere, having acted in Moon Cave at Philadelphia’s Azuka Theatre in the...

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June 10, 2015

Trustee Johnston ’96 Talks Needle-free Vaccines on News Medical

In a Q&A, trustee Tom Johnston ’96 , CEO of Dutch biotechnology company Mucosis , joins Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Kees Leenhouts to discuss how the company is developing safe vaccines to be administered intranasally or orally, instead of by needle. "Eventually, scientists became familiar...

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June 4, 2015

Instructor, Costumer Austin ’09 Featured in PhillyVoice

On May 19, Rebecca Austin ’09 , adjunct professor of theater arts, was featured on PhillyVoice.com for her work in technical theater. Austin has worked in wardrobe and costuming for The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and Tribe of Fools , two Philadelphia theater companies. Now wardrobe supervisor for the...

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June 2, 2015

Nine Alumni, Two Faculty Publish Genetics Research

Dr. Sheryl Smith and Dr. Carlos Ortiz , along with student coauthors Frederic J. Deuschle ’12 , Lauren A. DiLorenzo ’12 , Katie L. Goeller ’12 , Christopher R. Macchi ’12 , Sarah E. Muller ’13M , Brittany D. Pasierb ’13M , Joseph E. Sable ’11 , Jessica M. Tucci ’12 , and Marykathryn Tynon ’13M ,...

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June 1, 2015

Dr. Abboud Talks Syrian Economy on CCTV America

On May 28, Dr. Samer Abboud , associate professor of international studies, spoke with China Central Television America about challenges facing the Syrian economy, which has suffered under the ongoing civil war. The interview also was featured on Indian news site Firstpost . Abboud is a frequent...

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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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