Arcadia University News

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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August 9, 2011

Van De Gohm Researches Innovative Field of Computational Chemistry

Chemistry major Chelsey Van de Gohm ’12 is conducting summer research with Dr. Emanuele Curotto , Professor of Chemistry. Exploring a field of theoretical and computational chemistry that is largely in its infancy, Van de Gohm helps to conduct and interpret simulations of several molecular species...

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August 5, 2011

Tanzania Peace Research Director Meets with Arcadia Senior Leadership

Roland Adjovi , Academic Director of The College of Global Studies Center for East African Studies in Arusha, Tanzania, met with President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III and Dr. Dennis Dutschke , Dean of Studies in The College of Global Studies, this week for a discussion about educational and research...


August 5, 2011

Stanton Assists in Faculty Research on Algae in Chesapeake Bay

Biology major Sarah Stanton ’12 has elected to stay on campus over the summer to conduct research on aquatic ecosystems with Dr. Christopher A. Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology. The two are investigating phytoplankton diversity patterns and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the Chesapeake Bay...

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July 29, 2011

Turcotte Engages in Faculty CNS Neurons Research

This summer, Biology major Paul Turcotte is working with Dr. R. Wesley Rose III , Assistant Professor of Biology, examining the distinct kinetics of the negative feedback mechanisms controlling the interferon gamma response in central nervous system (CNS) neurons. As a sophomore, Turcotte asked Dr...

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July 29, 2011

Tokarz Lands Forensic Chemist Job Through Internship

By Larry Atkins Sally Tokarz ’07M has been a Forensic Chemist for NMS Labs in Willow Grove, Pa., since 2006. In her position, she analyzes and identifies controlled substances and pharmaceutical preparations using chemical, microscopic, and instrumental methods of analysis, and produces reports and...

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July 15, 2011

Forensic Science Students Sweep Top-Five in National Ranking

For the second time Arcadia University has had a Forensic Science graduate student rank #1 on the FSAT. Sarah Keeling, who graduated in May from the Master of Forensic Science program , placed #1 on the FSAT. Arcadia also had four students place in the top five of which three were members of the...

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July 8, 2011

Master's Students Mentor Teens at DiGregorio Summer Forensic Science Program

Six students in Arcadia’s Forensic Science graduate program are spending the summer helping Philadelphia-area high school students develop new thinking and scientific skills as part of the G. John Digregorio Summer Science Program, a full-time eight-week forensic science research course. Sponsored...

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February 22, 2011

Ryan Studies Military Symbols, Designs Set for 'Julius Caesar'

As part of her senior capstone project, Theater Arts and English major Carrie Ryan ’11 designed the set for Arcadia University’s production of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. The experience has expanded her skills and appreciation for her craft. ( View photos from the dress rehearsal .) “I...

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January 28, 2011

Stelacio Shines, Whether Digging Fire Lines or Fighting Ferocious Plants

By PURNELL T. CROPPER “We had no trees on our street until my mom petitioned the city—she got all our neighbors to sign a letter—and we finally had some planted on our block,” says Maria Stelacio ’11 with a laugh, reflecting on her childhood in Philadelphia and moments that inspired her love of the...

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January 25, 2011

Research with Curotto Helps Patel Develop Passion for Chemistry

By Heather C. Mick ’11 Chemistry major Sanket Patel ’12 sought out research opportunities with Arcadia faculty early in his academic career to develop a greater understanding of chemistry. Now, he's prepared for medical school and to conduct his own research projects in the future. “I have been...

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January 14, 2011

Dodgen Researches Mapuche, Analyzes Statistics for Dual Degree

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Math and Spanish major Danielle Dodgen ’11 recently returned from a semester in Chile, where she researched the Mapuche as part of her Spanish Senior Capstone project—one of two projects she needs to complete her dual degree. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Dodgen says that her...


September 21, 2010

Boyer Hall, Science Labs Get Makeover, Green Roof

Over the summer, Facilities staff and Delran Builders gave Boyer Hall and its science labs an extensive makeover—adding four rooms, upgrading labs, creating an accessible bathroom, and even installing a green roof atop the amphitheater. The most stunning improvement is the build-out of the...

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September 17, 2010

Student Brings Jane Addams Biographer to Arcadia

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 On Thursday, Sept. 16, more than 65 people showed up to listen to a discussion by Louise Knight, a noted biographer of Jane Addams. The event happened as a result of the efforts of International Studies and Spanish major Amanda Nosel ’11 , who spent the summer interning at...

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August 10, 2010

Class of 2014: Loving Bats and Forensic Science

Alexis Levorse “earned her Gold Award, the Girl Scouts' highest honor, in the spring for completing a leadership project of her own design—researching and building 20 bat houses, which were then hung throughout the community,” reports Parsippany (N.J.) This Week on Aug. 4 in an article on “Local...


June 23, 2010

Bauer Presents Paper at Computability Conference in China

Matthew S. Bauer ’10 and Dr. Xizhong Zheng , Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, co-authored a paper “ On the Weak Computability of Continuous Real Functions ” that was accepted for the Seventh International Conference of Computability and Complexity in Analysis held this week...

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May 4, 2010

Stelacio and Brophy Present Research at Two Conferences

“They continued working in my lab during the school year on tree cores and data analysis,” says Howard. “We were investigating the role forest fires play in structuring the vegetation—the ages, sizes, and species composition of trees. These unique cliff-top forests contain a wealth of biodiversity...


April 6, 2010

15 Receive Ellington Beavers Awards for Intellectual Inquiry

Fifteen Arcadia University students received Ellington Beavers Awards for Intellectual Inquiry at Honors Convocation on March 27. This award is for student research that best exemplifies the substantial intellectual inquiry inherent in good research. The award was established in 1989 by the...

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April 2, 2010

Forensic Science Students in Seattle for Forum, Conference

By Meghan McKiernan In February, the second-year students of Arcadia’s Forensic Science master’s program had the exciting opportunity to attend the 62nd annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Seattle, Wash. There, the students spent a week attending the conference,...


February 5, 2010

Shoko Nakatomi: Studying To Be 'Peace Builder'

By Erin DuBois ’11 Last summer, in her quest to promote peace, Shoko Nakatomi traveled as far as Tanzania. A Japanese student in Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program, Nakatomi says that studying abroad gave her the skills to become a “comprehensive and useful...

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