Arcadia University News


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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February 19, 2019

Students Bring Curriculum Lab into 21st Century Education Space

At the back of Landman Library’s first floor, in a room with windows covered in multicolored writing, lies an Arcadia “best-kept secret”— the Curriculum Lab, a space providing Education students with teaching resources. Students in the Education 411 class, “Designing Learning Environments,”...

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February 8, 2019

Dr. Bornstein, Roach Present at West Chester’s Higher Education Conference

Dr. Jodi Bornstein , associate professor of Education, and Alexis Roach ’19 presented “Let’s Circle-up! Practicing Community Building in the Higher Education Classroom” at West Chester University’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference on Jan. 19. The session focused on creating...

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October 2, 2018

Dr. Moore, Alumnae, Students Publish Memory Lab Research

Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology, Jessica Avanzato ’18 , Korissa Belville ’18 , Jaimie Jasina ’18 , Aziza Ransome ’18 , and Ariel Kershner ’19 , along with Purdue University graduate student Liz Wiemers, published their research project “Using Rapid Serial Visual Presentation...

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May 15, 2018

Psychology Students, Alumni, Dr. Brown Publish on Natural Talent and Hard Work

Psychology students Katie Jobson ’18 and Jennifer Link ’18 , along with alumna Nicole Troy ’16 and Dr. Christina Brown , associate professor of Psychology, published their research, “Contextual and personal determinants of preferring success attributed to natural talent or striving,” with the...

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May 8, 2018

Computer Science Students Present Language Learning App at Women in Computing Conference

Computer Science majors Maisa Hamdan ’18 and Margaret Blackmon ’18 presented “DeepLang: A Language Learning App Empowered by Deep Learning” alongside Dr. Yanxia Jia , associate professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Philadelphia Celebration...

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April 30, 2018

Students Present at National Association for Multicultural Education Conference

Secondary education majors Avigal Kaminsky ’18 , Carolann Ortiz ’18 , and Alexandra Rinaldi ’18 , along with Associate Professor of Education Dr. Jodi Bornstein , presented at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference at Drexel University on March...

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February 20, 2018

Vincent ’14, ’18M Researches Links Between Grief and Discipline

Christine Vincent ’14, ’18M, MPH , a Counseling and Public Health master’s candidate, had her research on bereaved families accepted for publication by the Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association , a professional, refereed journal dedicated to the study and development of the counseling...

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November 15, 2017

Dr. Brasof, Graduate Students Present at Social Studies Conference

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education and director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education, presented at the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies’ (PCSS) 64th annual statewide conference in Harrisburg on Oct. 20. Dr. Brasof, along with Education certificate students...

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November 8, 2017

At Teacher Assembly, Faculty and Students Present on STEM, Building Classroom Community

Faculty and students in Arcadia’s School of Education presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) 46th Teacher Education Assembly on Oct. 25 and 26 in Harrisburg. Associate Professor of Education Dr. Jodi Bornstein , along with Alexandra Rinaldi ’18 ,...

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