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November 13, 2020

Public Health Students, Alumni Present at Global Health Conference on Social Justice, Health Equity

By Katherine Haines '21 Led by Dr. Heather deVries McClintock , assistant professor of Public Health, public health students and alumni presented research on social justice topics at the 12th Annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Global Health Conference, “Power, Politics, and...

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September 30, 2020

Arcadia Community Reflects on Legacy of Justice Ginsburg

“[Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg] was one of the best advocates of all time,” said Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant , director of the Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI 2 ) and director of Arcadia’s Civic Scholars program. “I think her legacy will be her ability to connect liberty and equality as...

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September 14, 2020

Childs ’20MEd Uses Social-Emotional Learning to Encourage Empathy in Students

As Jess Childs ’20MEd prepares to teach her first year as a special educator teacher at MaST Community Charter School in Philadelphia, she’s making sure to focus her teaching style on inclusion and emotional-social learning. Emotional-social learning is focusing on teaching healthy ways to interact...

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August 4, 2020

Browne ’20MEd Brings Racial Literacy into Classrooms with Colorful Stories

“I don't believe that children are blank canvases,” said early childhood educator Lisa Browne ’20MEd . “I think that they're bringing things to conversations and they're still making meaning of the world around them, as well as how they fit into the world.” That’s why she believes it’s integral to...

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July 28, 2020

Bryant ’21 Receives Emma Bowen Foundation Award

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Media and Communications major Lashanna Bryant ’21 was honored with the Emma Bowen Foundation’s Storytelling Award for her video project “Realizing What’s Wrong: Mental Health in the Early 2000s,” which explored the importance of mental health in black families. The...

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July 23, 2020

Brown ’22 Scores Two Selective Summer Internships

By Caitlin Joyce '20 While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for internship opportunities, Psychology major and Global Public Health minor Emily Brown ’22 remains passionate about improving community health. This summer, Brown earned two highly competitive internships this summer with...

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July 13, 2020

Public Health Students Explore Sustainable Farming

“Solutionaries at Pennypack Farm focus on growing local produce to provide to the community, as well as farming education so others can grow produce sustainably,” writes Public Health students Vasavi Veerapaneni ’22M, MPH , Talia Williams ’20MPH , Emily Delnero ’22M, MPH , and Ashleigh Kozicz ’22M...

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June 17, 2020

Yes! Magazine Publishes Two Arcadia Changemaker Stories

Five student groups in Arcadia University’s “Community and Environmental Health” Public Health course were selected by YES! For Teachers magazine to compete for a chance to have their multimedia projects published in the YES! Solutions Pilot Project . Lindsey McGann , administrative manager of...

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February 18, 2020

Phung ’21 Awarded Jackson International Fund

Thach Phung ’21 is the recipient of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Windmill Foundation. Phung, a Mathematics and Computer Science double major, will intern in Sydney, Australia during the Summer 2020 semester...

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November 18, 2019

Stringer ’20, ’21M Sees New Career Possibilities After Chemistry Lab Experience

Biochemistry major Amy Stringer ’20, ’21M has known since she was a child that she wanted to be a doctor. But after three years in the lab with Dr. Manny Curotto , professor and chair of Chemistry, she’s set her sights on a different career track: pathology. She’s still planning to go to medical...

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August 20, 2019

Park '21 Fights Poverty Through Internship

Passionate about foreign policy, International Studies major Rachel Park ’21 landed an internship with the Borgen Project, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating hunger and poverty around the world. As an international affairs intern, Park supported national campaigns to make global poverty a focus...

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August 19, 2019

Goldwater Scholar Researches Distracted Driving

Ever take your eyes off the road when your cell phone buzzes? Kayla Sansevere ’20 wants to know why—and her research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) might help psychologists better understand distracted driving, ranked the leading cause of death for adolescents by the U.S. Centers...

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June 17, 2019

A Women’s Garden Grows in Guatemala

Dedicated to reducing food insecurity and increasing nutrition quality in Guatemala, Master of Public Health candidate Tayyaba Javed Bhatti ’20MPH helped establish a community garden—supported by the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development —at Masroor...

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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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May 3, 2019

Dr. Theodoraki, Morales ’19, Settle ’19 Target Dormant Cancer Cells

Dr. Maria Theodoraki , assistant professor of Biology, Biology majors Theodore E. Habarth Morales ’19 and Aspen La-Riene Settle '19 , and their research collaborators published “Synthesis, structure-activity relationship and in vitro pharmacodynamics of A-ring modified caged xanthones in a...

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May 2, 2019

Students Present at Research Symposium

Arcadia students presented research on a variety of topics at the 30th annual Saint Joseph’s University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium on April 5. The symposium is open to both undergraduate and graduate students engaged in mathematics, computer science, engineering, and natural or social...

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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 15, 2019

Sansevere ’20 to Intern at CHOP for Injury Science Research

Have you ever heard your cell phone go off while you were driving and taken your eyes off the road to look for it? Through her internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this summer, Psychology major Kayla Sansevere ’20 is researching why teens experience distracted driving, which the...

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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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April 10, 2019

Students Present at Math Association of America Conference

Students from Computer Science and Mathematics presented at the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPADEL) Mathematical Association of America Conference at King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pa., on March 23. The analytical research presented included: Carlie Banchi ’20 , Shurong Huang ’19 , and...

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April 2, 2019

Arcadia University Announces Collaborative Hemp Research Project

Arcadia University is developing a collaborative research program with Agri-Kind Hemp , a Chester County-based corporation. The first phase of the collaboration, beginning in April 2019, will focus on conducting growth and harvest comparisons of different industrial hemp seed/clonal varieties and...

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