Arcadia University News


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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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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March 10, 2015

HAPS Alumni Return to Speak on Finding Work, Professional Skills

On March 2, nine recent alumni of the Historical and Political Studies department returned to campus to speak to more than 40 students and graduating seniors about working in the field. Through the panel, current students saw “the range of different types of careers that majors in the department...

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March 4, 2015

Papay Moderates Session at Special Education Law Conference

Dr. Clare Papay , director of undergraduate and graduate special education certification, served as a moderator at the Lehigh University 42nd Special Education Law Conference held in May in Bethlehem, Pa. Dr. Papay moderated a session led by Thomas A. Mayes titled “Ethics for Attorneys in Special...

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March 4, 2015

Jamar Nicholas Discusses Black Superheroes on MTV.com

Arcadia University Art Gallery Assistant Jamar Nicholas was one of four African-American comic book creators interviewed by MTV.com on Feb. 25, speaking on diversity in comic books and the future of the superhero. Being African-American informs everything I do, especially creatively. All the...

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February 26, 2015

McClure Receives Carlin-Michels Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association

Dr. Phil McClure , professor of physical therapy, received the Carlin-Michels Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association at its annual meeting on Nov. 1, 2014. The award acknowledges sustained outstanding contributions to the profession of physical therapy.

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February 25, 2015

Powell Serves As Artist-In-Residence at Two Locations

Associate Professor Alan Powell served as artist-in-residence at two locations during the summer: the Mountain Lake Biological Station at the University of Virginia in Pembroke, Va., and at Signal Culture in Owego, N.Y.

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February 25, 2015

Shandell Receives Award from the American Theatre and Drama Society

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of theater arts, won the Publication Subvention Award from the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS). The award will support the publication of illustrations for his essay “Turning ‘Negroes’ into ‘People’ on Stage: ‘Anna Lucasta’ in Harlem and on...

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February 25, 2015

Pederson Publishes Essay in ‘Renaissance Love’

Dr. Jill Pederson , assistant professor of art history, published “Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio’s Portrait of Girolamo Casio and the Poetics of Male Beauty in Renaissance Milan” in the volume Renaissance Love: Eros, Passion, and Friendship in Italian Art around 1500 . This capped two years of essay-...

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February 25, 2015

Martín Publishes Article in ‘Critical Criminology’

Dr. Favian Alejandro Martín , assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, published an article titled “The Coverage of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in Criminal Justice and Criminology Introductory Textbooks” in Critical Criminology: An International Journal . To accomplish his...

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February 25, 2015

Brown Publishes Two Papers and Presents With Students at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference

Dr. Christina Brown , assistant professor of psychology, contributed two papers to well-known psychology publications. “Self-compassion, empathy, and helping intentions,” published in The Journal of Positive Psychology , reports on two studies that show a link between being compassionate toward...

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February 25, 2015

Hanson Presents at the Second Language Research Forum

Dr. Aroline Seibert Hanson , assistant professor of Spanish, presented two papers at the Second Language Research Forum in Provo, Utah. The first,titled, "Can we rely on each other? Examining L2 Proficiency Measures in Experimental Studies," presented new data that Hanson had worked on involving...

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February 25, 2015

Gevorgyan-Ninness Presents at the German Studies Association Conferences and Continues Research on Orientalism

Dr. Stella Gevorgyan-Ninness , adjunct professor of modern languages, presented a paper titled “Hübschmannarmenisch: German and European Influences on Early Soviet Orientalists” at the 38th annual German Studies Association Conference in San Diego. In addition to presenting this research, Gevorgyan...

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February 25, 2015

Eaton Serves as Panelist in Georgia, Presents at Conference in Spain

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of global learning, was an invited panelist at the 2014 UNCF/Mellon Programs conference in Atlanta, Ga. The focus of the conference was scholarship and activism in academic settings, and Eaton participated in the panel titled “Building...

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February 25, 2015

Isard Presents at the e-Learning 3.0 Conference at Drexel University

Josh Isard , assistant professor of English, attended the Drexel University e-Learning 3.0 Conference in March, where he presented to a diverse audience of tech writers, consultants, and representatives from companies like Blackboard and Lockheed Martin. His presentation, “Mobile Devices, Apps, and...

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