Arcadia University News


April 15, 2019

Students Present at Interdisciplinary Research Conference

Arcadia students presented research at the ninth annual interdisciplinary Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference (RUSRC) on March 23. The event was hosted by Delaware State University, and focused on “Why Academic Diversity in Higher Education Enriches all the Disciplines.” At the...

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February 8, 2019

Arcadia Faculty “Takeover” Academic Podcast Feb. 11 to 15

Arcadia faculty are taking over the podcast The Academic Minute from Feb. 11 to 15. Each day of the week, a different faculty member will discuss their current research projects. Featured faculty include Dr. Bruce Campbell , associate professor of Education, Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor...

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May 30, 2018

Faculty, Staff Recognized at 2018 Years of Service Luncheon

By Nicole Gieselman '19 On May 23, Arcadia University celebrated its dedicated faculty and staff at the 2018 Years of Service Luncheon in the Kuch Gymnasium. The ceremony recognized outstanding research, teaching, and student support efforts by faculty and staff, including Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan ,...

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January 22, 2018

Dr. Hanson Presents on Brunca Language, Votes for Word of the Year

Dr. Aroline Seibert Hanson , associate professor of Modern Languages, presented research on “The Dynamic State of the Brunca Language” at the joint meeting of the Society of the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas and the Linguistic Society of America in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 4...

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January 19, 2018

Students and Dr. Hanson Win Jackson International Fund

Students Naomi Pilla ’18M and Emily Custer ’19 , as well as Dr. Aroline Hanson , assistant professor of Modern Languages, were selected as recipients of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Fourjay Foundation. Custer,...

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December 5, 2017

Dr. Bonin Presents at French Studies Colloquium

Dr. Kate Bonin , assistant professor of Modern Languages, attended the 43rd annual 19th Century French Studies Colloquium in Charlottesville, Va this November. Dr. Bonin chaired a panel and presented “Styles of Writing, Ways of Seeing: Reading Flaubert’s ‘Un coeur simple’ Together with Sand’s ‘Les...

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July 18, 2017

Drs. Eaton, Hanson Attend Grant Writing Institute

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, and Dr. Aroline Hanson , assistant professor of Spanish and Linguistics, attended the 2017 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Proposal Writing Institute from July 13 to 17. The Institute, held at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, is...

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June 1, 2017

Dr. Bonin Examines Women in French Literature at International Conference

Dr. Kate M. Bonin , assistant professor of Modern Languages and Cultures, attended the 2017 Women in French Conference in Leeds, England from May 19 to 21. This year’s theme, “Women Behaving Badly (?): Women’s Pleasures and Their Discontents in French and Francophone Cultures and Societies,”...

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May 2, 2017

Students Present Research at West Chester University Linguistics Conference

On April 22, Arcadia University linguistics minor students Ruby Zenteno ’17 , Jessica Weisenborn ’17 , and Abigail Makovsky ’18 presented their research at the West Chester University’s Undergraduate Linguistics Conference. Each student prepared a poster display of research conducted in Dr. Seibert...

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April 11, 2017

Modern Language Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

Arcadia University Modern Language and Cultures students recently were inducted into the French, Spanish, and Italian national honor societies for recognition of high academic achievement and advanced studies in the languages and cultures of French, Spanish, and Italian-speaking countries...

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November 14, 2016

Diversity in Media Presentation Examines People of Color in Italian Cinema

By Alexander Wells '17 On Nov. 10, the Modern Languages Department examined the representation of people of color in Italian cinema during a Diversity in Media event. The presentation began with a screening of “Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema,” a documentary that features...

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October 25, 2016

Human Rights Activist Bamba Bakary Jr. Visits Arcadia University

Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of History and Political Studies, and Dr. Kate M. Bonin , assistant professor of Modern Languages, provided Arcadia students the opportunity to meet lawyer, human-rights activist, and author Bamba Bakary Jr. on Oct.13. Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa,...

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March 30, 2016

Dr. Bonin Contributes Chapter on Teaching French Novel 'Indiana'

Dr. Kate Bonin , assistant professor of modern languages, contributed the essay "Indiana and the Literary Island: Enlightenment Ideals, Nineteenth-Century Ironies" to Approaches to Teaching Sand's Indiana (Modern Language Association). The book collects teaching strategies for and critical analyses...

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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 11, 2015

African Film Series, Quiz Bowl, Refugee Discussion Highlight International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

Arcadia’s emphasis on education with a global perspective will be at the forefront during International Education Week , an initiative from the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education encouraging programs that promote global awareness in education, Nov. 16-20. Throughout the week,...

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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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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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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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January 9, 2015

Arcadia Students Receive Gilman Scholarships, Will Study in Turkey, South Korea

Two Arcadia students, Zahra Ahmadi ’16 and Clifford Long ’17 , will study in Turkey and South Korea, respectively, in spring 2015 through the the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Programs . Ahmadi, an international studies major concentrating in the Middle East and Africa, received $4,...

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