Arcadia University News


July 8, 2012

Wright Receives Ellington Beavers Faculty Award for Intellectual Inquiry

Dr. Megan Wright , Assistant Professor of Biology, was awarded the Ellington Beavers Faculty Award for Intellectual Inquiry at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony in May. The award honors the legacy of Dr. Ellington Beavers, former Chair of the Board of Trustees, and is designed to encourage and...

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June 27, 2012

Arcadia Professor Leads International Research Team at Euro 2012

A team of international scholars led by Professor Douglas Michele Turco , Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, has announced key statistics on the social and economic impact of soccer fans in Poland for the European Cup 2012. The research team,...

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June 14, 2012

Foster ’12 Discovers Passion for Chemistry, Pursues Ph.D.

As a junior in high school, Celia Foster ’12 never could have known that typing the simple words “Best Schools for Study Abroad” into a search engine would drastically alter the course of her life. Undecided about her major, she was certain about one thing: she was going to experience cultures...

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May 15, 2012

Village News: Moody ’79 M.Ed., Chesterfield Elementary School Teacher of the Year

On May 9 Village News (Chester, Va.) reported that Amanda Moody ’79M.Ed. was one of three educators to win Teachers of the Year honors in the Chesterfield School District. Amanda Moody of Wells Elementary is Chesterfield’s Elementary School Teacher of the Year. She began her career in 1975 in...

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April 24, 2012

Tucker ’12 Analyzes DNA for Rattlesnake Population Research

By Chris Macchi ’12 Last summer Biology major Sharese Tucker ’12 tested the DNA of timber rattlesnake populations ( Crotalus horridus ) found in Westmoreland County, Pa., with the hopes of making conclusions about the factors causing their genetic variation. Mentored by Dr. Lauretta Bushar , Tucker...

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April 13, 2012

Gallo ’13 Receives REU Award for Summer Research

Chemistry major Annastasia Gallo ’13 received a prestigious Research Experience for Undergraduates award (REU), to participate in a 10-week summer internship in collaboration with the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT). The award, given by the American Chemical...

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March 2, 2012

Chemistry Majors' Research Results From NSF Award, Faculty Mentorship, Internship

Seven Arcadia University Chemistry majors—including one who received an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, several working with Arcadia faculty mentors, and one doing an internship with a local company—participated in the 12th Annual Student Poster Sessions sponsored by the Philadelphia...

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February 28, 2012

Faculty and Students Put Research Front and Center

The third annual Faculty and Student Research Expo is Thursday, March 1, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Boyer Hall and the Health Sciences Building. Meet faculty researchers and their student collaborators and see firsthand the scientific research that takes place on Arcadia’s campus. Attendees are invited...

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January 30, 2012

DPT Class of 2012 Present First Capstone Projects Under New Cirriculum

Fifty-five members of the 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy Class presented Capstones Presentations projects in the Great Room of the Commons on Thursday, Jan. 26. Poster sessions were followed by research platform presentations. The Class of 2012 pioneered the creation of a clinical database during...

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December 16, 2011

Genetic Counseling Program Produces Strong Showing at Annual Education Conference

The Arcadia University Genetic Counseling program had another strong showing at the Annual Education Conference (AEC) for the National Society of Genetic Counselors in San Diego, from Oct. 27-30. More than 1,500 genetic counselors from across the country attended the AEC. Six of the fourteen 2011...

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October 14, 2011

Stetser Assists Local Contributor in Pursuit of Spanish

The Chestnut Hill Local (Philadelphia, Pa.) recently published “Enemies of Reading: ¿Mi vida loca? A grown man hides from his Spanish teacher, Part 1,” an opinion piece by contributor Hugh Gilmore. Determined to learn more of the Spanish Language than what is available on Univision, but unsure of...

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September 13, 2011

Kistenmacher ’12 Cultivates Seed Beetle Study with Faculty Collaboration

Sarah Kistenmacher ’12 spent the summer pioneering a lab-based research under the supervision of Dr. Chad Hoefler , Assistant Professor of Biology. Her study “Congruence between host preference and reproductive success in Callosobruchus maculatus seed beetles” revolves around host preferences and...

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September 8, 2011

Pavoni '12 Finds a Future of Discovery Through Faculty Genome Research

Nickodemo Pavoni ’12 recently completed his second consecutive summer working under the supervision of his academic and research adviser, Dr. Sheryl T. Smith , Assistant Professor of Biology, investigating how specific DNA sequences known as insulators help to regulate the expression of genes...

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August 30, 2011

Zechman '14 Investigates Breeding Habits of Asian Tiger Mosquito

Ashley Zechman ’12 is investigating the breeding habits of several species of mosquitoes in the region with Dr. Christopher Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to contributing to an ongoing study, her research will serve as part of her Senior Capstone project. Understanding how...

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August 26, 2011

Fisher '11 Turns Post-Katrina Service Work into Post-Grad Research, Career

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 As a sophomore at Arcadia, Lauren Fisher ’11 joined the Office of Community Service's Alternative Spring Break trip to Jean Lafitte and Boothsville, La. on a whim; she had no idea how much the experience would impact her life. Fisher's new-found passion for service led her...

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August 19, 2011

Kroll '12, Christodoulou '14 Conduct Ecological Research with Faculty

This summer, Biology major Kayla Kroll ’12 and Scientific Illustration major Emilyann Christodoulou ’14 are researching ecology and the disturbance history of pine forests in northeastern West Virginia with Dr. Lauren F. Howard , Assistant Professor of Biology. The study is being done in...

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August 19, 2011

Roberts '12 Explores Monte Carlo Enhancement Strategies

For the second consecutive summer, Chemistry major Kelsey Roberts ’12 is conducting research on a study titled “Smart Darting in Variational and Diffusion Monte Carlo” with Dr. Emanuele Curotto , Professor of Chemistry. They are mapping the sampling problems that arise in a family of potential...

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August 19, 2011

Baskin Attends Professional Meeting of Scientific Illustrators

Vanessa Baskin , a Scientific Illustration major in the Honors Program, was one of two Arcadia students who joined Professor Scott Rawlins at the professional meeting of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators , which was held at Evergreen State University in Olympia, Wash., this summer. She was...

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August 12, 2011

Shultz Works With AAC&U Shared Futures on Global Content

Dr. Jeff Shultz , Assistant Provost for Special Projects and Professor of Education, was a faculty member and consultant at the Association of American Colleges and University’s (AAC&U) Shared Futures Summer Institute held in Ellicott City, Md., from July 31 through Aug. 5. The Shared Futures...

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August 9, 2011

Petrillo '12 Pioneers Urbanization Study of the Wissahickon Watershed

This summer Robert Petrillo ’12 is examining how urbanization affects stream salamanders in the Wissahickon Watershed, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher A. Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to using the study for his Senior Capstone project, Petrillo hopes to publish his...

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August 9, 2011

Rising Juniors Conduct Analgesic Effects of Ketamine with Dr. Blustein

This summer, Zachary Baker ’13 and Sadie Friday ’13 are conducting research with Dr. Joshua Blustein , Associate Professor of Psychology. They are examining the effect of MK801 on blocking the development of tolerance to the analgesic effects of the drug ketamine. Since 2009, Blustein has focused...

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