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December 2, 2019

Students Make Glenside Twinkle for the Holidays

Glenside once again is ready for the holiday season, courtesy of students from the Citizenship and the Law First-Year Seminar, led by the Honorable Christopher Cerski, J.D. , adjunct professor of Historical and Political Studies and Montgomery County District Judge. On Nov. 21, students took to the...

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October 16, 2019

At Common Read Event, David Hogg Urges Civic Engagement, Activism

At this year’s Common Read on Oct. 14, 19-year-old David Hogg, March for Our Lives co-founder, gun control advocate, and survivor of last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., urged students to be civically engaged this election season and vote for...

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February 7, 2019

Ireland GFS Students Host Art Exhibition Inspired by International Experience

Students in last year’s “Inspired by the View: The Beauty and Boldness of Ireland” Global Field Study (GFS) will showcase their art and music inspired by the course on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Elcy’s Cafe in Glenside from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The opening reception will include a live instrumental performance...

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February 7, 2019

Drs. Scott and Nisbet Publish in Journal of Analytical Toxicology

Dr. Karen Scott , associate professor and program director of forensic science, and Dr. Lorna Nisbet , forensic science doctorate student at Arcadia and lecturer of analytical chemistry and forensic science at Anglia Ruskin University, published groundbreaking drug identification research, “The...

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October 11, 2018

Sister Prejean Discusses Social Justice and Death Penalty as Common Read Speaker

“People need to know,” said Sister Helen Prejean. “Most people have never thought about the death penalty, because it doesn’t touch their daily lives. Together, we need to change it.” Sister Helen, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States ,...

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October 11, 2017

Explore Phobias During Fright Week, Oct. 16-19

Have you ever wondered where phobias come from? Or why we fear certain things? Explore the science behind phobias and fears during Fright Week, Oct. 16 to 19, in the Rose and Mirror rooms. The week’s events are a collaboration between the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department,...

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October 6, 2017

Nicoles Maines Discusses LGBTQ Activism at First-Year Common Read Lecture

Nicole Maines, subject of Arcadia’s First-Year Common Read Selection Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family , visited campus on Oct. 5 to discuss her courageous efforts to embrace life, expand her family’s understanding of gender identity, and secure transgender rights for...

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September 21, 2017

Trump-Inspired Courses Featured by Montgomery Media

“Hate Crimes” and “Fake News & the Post-Truth Era” were both highlighted by Montgomery Media as courses inspired by the Trump administration and current events. “Hate Crimes” is a criminal justice course that provides information about hate crimes in the U.S. by examining the cause of these...

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May 10, 2017

First-Year Seminar Students Showcase Crime-Solving Skills at Science Fest

Arcadia University students in the First-Year Seminar course “Science, Sleuthing, and Sherlock” showcased their crime-solving skills at the 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival. During the Science in the National Park session on April 27, students demonstrated how to use forensic ecology to analyze...

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December 8, 2016

First-Year Students Explore ‘Selfie’-Portraiture as Fine Art in the Digital Age

Can selfies show artistic expression? The “Fine Art in the Digital Age” exhibition in the Judith Taylor Gallery (Landman Library) explores this question through student-produced “self-portraitures” that combine classic self-portraits with modern selfies. Running through Dec. 14, the exhibition is...

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February 16, 2016

Q&A: Alan Cumming

On Oct. 8, the Tony Award-winning, Emmy-nominated, New York Times -bestselling author Alan Cumming visited campus to meet with students and discuss his memoir, Not My Father’s Son , which was Arcadia’s First-Year Common Read selection. More than 1,200 students, alumni, and...

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January 28, 2016

First-Year Seminar Culminates in Exhibition on 'Selfie'-Portraits

In the fall 2015 semester, the First-Year Seminar "Selfie Genre: Self-Portraiture in the Digital Age" taught by Laura Baldwin, chief marketing officer at Arcadia, turned the camera around on our global society. From da Vinci to the Kardashians, the selfie course explored the power self-portraits...

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December 9, 2015

Arcadia Students Present at National Conference

Eight Arcadia University honors students presented research at the National Collegiate Honors Conference (NCHC) in November for a range of topics , including medical advances, scholarly publication, and gender, and sexuality. Amber McDaniel ’16 : “Heart of Madness: Zelda Fitzgerald and the...

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December 9, 2015

Nollywood Films Screened During International Education Week

The Arcadia community was treated to a sample of African cinema as part of International Education Week. In November, the five African films screened on campus showcased award-winning movies ranging from a story of women traders in the early twentieth century to a violent drug thriller based on a...

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December 8, 2015

Students Create Art for Social Justice in “Radical” Exhibition

Art for social justice will be on display on Wednesday, Dec. 9 in the Castle dining room at 7 p.m. The art reflects the experiences of the the Radical Arts honors program students and their partnerships with area arts organizations, such as the Mural Arts Program , Philadelphia FIGHT , Philly...

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December 8, 2015

Dr. Wilson Publishes on the Utopics of Architectural Media

Dr. Robin Wilson , professor of art and architecture at Arcadia University’s London Center , published Image, Text, Architecture: The Utopics of the Architectural Media (Ashgate), a collection of case studies and readings that examine the role of journal editors in shaping architectural history,...

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September 24, 2015

Oct. 1: Journalist and Critic Molly Eichel to Present ‘Modern Families, Different Worlds’

On Thursday, Oct. 1, The Philadelphia Inquirer ’s Molly Eichel will present “Modern Families, Different Worlds” at 10:20 a.m. in the Beaver College Room in Landman Library. Eichel will speak to the First-Year Seminar Modern Families, Different Worlds, where students learn and write about real and...

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October 14, 2014

Author Kevin Powers Discusses War, Writing, and ‘The Yellow Birds’ at Arcadia

By SHANI CARRINGTON ’18 After returning from serving two tours in Iraq, Kevin Powers realized that people wanted to know what it was like “over there.” He decided he would show them through his novel The Yellow Birds, the Common Read selection for students in Arcadia University’s Class of 2018. On...

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September 30, 2014

Kevin Powers, Author of Philadelphia’s One Book Selection, to Speak at Arcadia on Oct. 8

Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers, author of the best-selling war novel The Yellow Birds , will speak at Arcadia University on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, will be in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium and will include a book signing. Powers’ book The Yellow Birds...

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October 17, 2012

An Interview with Wes Moore

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography CINDY GRAUL Professors Bonnie Hayes and Bill Meiers chatted excitedly on the way to Philadelphia International Airport on Oct. 11. Their anticipation mounted as they awaited the arrival of the guest speaker who was expected to attract one of the largest crowds Arcadia’...

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January 10, 2012

First-Years Explore Adult Truths Hidden in Fairy Tales

By Jenna Reim ’12M Adjunct Professor of English Lisa Gratz posed this question to students in her First-Year Seminar, Little Red Riding Hood or the Big Bad Wolf: Writing Yourself into Folk and Fairy Tales: “How do these antique [fairy tales] continue to thrive, grow, and fascinate as a basis for...

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