Arcadia University News

September 10, 2021

Parmar, Lyons ’12 Appointed to Arcadia University Board of Trustees

Arcadia University has elected to its Board of Trustees Ashish Parmar, senior vice president and chief information officer of Tapestry, Inc., a New York-based house of global modern luxury lifestyle brands whose portfolio includes Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman; and Margaret Lyons,...

September 8, 2021

Students Say Goodbye to Summer at Campus Carnival

Copy and video by Julie Snider '22 Summer may technically run until Sept. 22, but nearly 75 Arcadia students said a fun farewell to the season at the Say Goodbye to Summer Carnival on Haber Green on Saturday, Sept. 5. As a DJ kept the music going, students enjoyed a photo booth, caricature artist,...

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September 2, 2021

Larry Day: Absent Presence, through Nov. 21

This fall, three venerable Philadelphia-area institutions will mount what will be the most expansive exhibition to date of the art of Larry Day (1921-1998). "Body Language: The Art of Larry Day" will be presented across Arcadia University, University of the Arts and Woodmere Art Museum, exploring...

May 18, 2021

Xinran “Victoria” Wang: Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Major and minor: Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and a minor in Computer Science. Favorite Arcadia memory: It's really hard to answer because I had a lot of great memories at Arcadia University. One of them was the first time I came to Arcadia and lived at Oak Summit with friends: Although...

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April 16, 2021

Math and Computer Science Department Hosts STEM Panel

By Josephine Mueller ’21 The Math and Computer Science Department hosted the STEM Professional Panel on Feb. 25, which was held virtually this year. Panelists, which included Arcadia graduates, were from computer science, actuarial science, data science, teaching, and engineering fields and...

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February 15, 2021

Arcadia Chosen to Develop Case Study for International Challenge

By Katherine Haines '21 Arcadia University is one of the institutions The Society of Actuaries (SOA) has coordinated with to develop the case study for the 2021 SOA Case Challenge, which is an eight-week international competition where student teams research, analyze, and present solutions to a...

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October 27, 2020

Arcadia and West Chester University Host Virtual Actuarial Career Fair

Arcadia’s Mathematics and Computer Science Department, in collaboration with the Office of Career Education (OCE), hosted a virtual actuarial career fair with West Chester University on Sept. 18. Available positions with Willis Towers Watson, Penn Mutual Life Insurance, Long Term Care Group (LTCG...

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April 13, 2020

Actuarial Science Students Named Finalists in Global Competition for Program to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Four actuarial science majors, Hao Huang ’2 1, Shuhan Qiang ’21 , Minhao Zhang ’20 , and Haoran Zhu ’21 , finished as finalists in an international competition organized by the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The annual competition, called the SOA Student Research Case Study Challenge, asked...

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March 6, 2020

Students and Faculty Attend Regional Actuaries Club Meeting

Four actuarial science majors, Ross Lawnhurst ’22 , Michael Soroka ’21 , Minhao Zhang ’20 , and Carlie Banchi ’20 , attended the Philadelphia Actuaries Club Meeting on Feb. 26 along with Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Dr. Ned Wolff and Assistant Professors of Computer Science and...

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December 4, 2019

MASC and Computer Science Club Host STEM Professional Panel

The Math and Actuarial Science Club and the Computer Science Club hosted their first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Professional Panel on Nov. 18. The eight professionals represented different areas of expertise in the STEM fields, including engineering, computer science,...

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September 23, 2019

Arcadia Hosts Actuarial Career Day with West Chester University

Actuarial Science students from Arcadia University and West Chester University had the opportunity to network with prospective employers at the third annual Actuarial Career Interview Day on Sept. 20, an event coordinated by the Computer Science and Mathematics Department and the Office of Career...

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June 19, 2019

Banchi ’20 Awarded CAMAR Scholarship for Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science major Carlie Banchi ’20 was awarded the Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR) scholarship by the Casualty Actuarial Society for outstanding performance in an Actuarial Science program in May. Each year, CAMAR scholarships are awarded to six students from Arcadia...

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June 17, 2019

Q&A with Actuarial Science Student Carlie Banchi '20

Actuarial Science major Carlie Banchi '20 , with minors in Spanish and Computer Science, recently won the Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR) scholarship offered by the regional affiliate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. This semester, she voluntarily took an independent study...

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April 24, 2019

Mao Li'19 Passes Actuarial Science Exams

Mao Li '19, Actuarial Science major, recently passed the Short-term Actuarial Mathematics (STAM) exam from Society of Actuaries (SOA), representing his third exam completed upon graduation. STAM is a new course offered at Arcadia, which was developed after the curriculum change in Fall...

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April 18, 2019

Philadelphia Actuaries Club Donates to Actuarial Science Program

The Philadelphia Actuaries Club donated $500 in support of Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program during the organization’s meeting on April 2, which was attended by five Arcadia students. The donation will be used for exam reimbursement and study materials for students. This year, the Actuarial...

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April 11, 2019

Actuarial Science Hosts Employer Career Panel

On April 4, Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program hosted an Employer Career Panel with representatives from local actuarial firms. The event allowed students to ask questions about the field and explore potential careers. “A career fair happens every fall for Actuarial Science majors, but we wanted...

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March 21, 2019

UNC Professor Dr. Wang Discusses Post-Quantum and Code Based Cryptography

Computer Science and Math Department hosted Dr. Yongge Wang, professor in the School of Information Systems at University of North Carolina Charlotte, where he discussed his work in cryptography and cryptographic scheme resistancy to quantum computer attacks. Dr. Wang introduced quantum computing...

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January 8, 2019

Actuarial Science Earns Advanced Curriculum Status

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) announced Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program earned the Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) - Advanced Curriculum status. Many employers require students to pass two of the four SOA exams upon graduation. Arcadia’s program, which previously held...

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November 29, 2018

Scavenger Hunt Helps Students Overcome Language Barriers

International and American students in Arcadia’s Math and Actuarial Science programs searched for objects hidden around campus during a student-organized scavenger hunt on Nov. 6. Organized by Alyssa Grandmont ’20 and Di Zhu ’21 , the hunt helped students get to know one another better...

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November 20, 2018

Students Attend Philadelphia Actuaries Meeting

Actuarial Science majors Caroline Toner ’20 , Kelsey Mashinski ’21 , Di Zhu ’21 , and Alyssa Grandmont ’20 attended a Philadelphia Actuaries Club meeting on Nov. 8 with Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Irina Pogrebivsky . Students attended a panel session on non-traditional...

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October 31, 2018

Actuary Derek Eyler Advises Actuarial Science Students

The Computer Science and Mathematics Department invited Derek Eyler, an actuary and associate partner of AON Counseling, to speak to actuarial students on Oct. 23. Eyler advised students on finding careers, taking certification exams, and alternative professional options for students with strong...

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