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August 4, 2021

IPCR Stays Connected Through Book Club

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Even as the pandemic required isolation and a move to virtual classes and communities, departments at Arcadia worked to stay connected with their students, faculty, and staff. The International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program found one such connection...

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July 8, 2021

Asamoah ’21M Establishes Organization to Support Girls in Ghana

During a trip home to Kumasi, Ghana in 2018, International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) alumna Comfort Asamoah ’21M was appalled by the treatment of young girls who work in the markets. Asamoah observed and heard stories of girls as young as 8 years old being transported from impoverished...

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June 8, 2021

Shaughnessy ’22 Builds Portfolio Through Global Virtual Internship Program

While Political Science major Jill Shaughnessy ’22 couldn’t study abroad in the spring semester because of COVID-19, she was still able to experience an international internship. Through The College of Global Studies Virtual Global Internship Program , Shaughnessy interned with the...

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May 18, 2021

Jake McCrea: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a minor in Political Science Favorite Arcadia memory: My favorite Arcadia memory was getting to know my life long friends Involvement on campus: I was a class officer for the Class of 2021, a member of Student Government Organization...

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March 31, 2021

Sims ’18 Uses Arcadia Experience to Become First Responder in DC

Alexandria (Alex) Sims ’18 , who helps keep residents, tourists, and commuters safe while they are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, points to how her International Studies degree influenced her career path as a first responder in the nation’s capital. “Arcadia taught me a lot about what...

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March 1, 2021

Dr. Riggan Publishes on “Risky” Eritrean Migration to Europe

Arcadia University Professor of International Studies in Historical and Political Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan has researched for years on Eritrea’s policies in terms of nationalism, education, and refugee migrations. Her most recent piece on the subject, about why refugees from the East Africa...

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February 16, 2021

McCreery ’20 Monitors COVID Patients in One-of-a-Kind Virtual Response Center

As hospitals continue to combat COVID-19, Political Science graduate Steven McCreery ’20 has taken on a unique role as a virtual monitoring tech for St. Luke's University Health Network in their virtual response center in Allentown, Pa. With the center’s opening on Dec. 19, McCreery is among the...

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November 11, 2020

McCreery Encourages Students to Understand “Strategic Nonviolence” in First-Year Seminar

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 For Allyson McCreery , who has been teaching "Strategic Nonviolence & Civil Disobedience" since 2013, it is important that her students come away with the tools necessary to be able to assess civil resistance movements: how they’re organized and what components make...

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November 9, 2020

Academic Affairs Awards Innovation Grants

Academic Affairs awarded 13 proposals for initial or continued funding this year through the Innovative Programming Grants. These awards, which were established in 2018, identify areas for growth and support pioneering opportunities. Faculty and staff members who proposed particularly promising...

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October 28, 2020

March for Our Lives Speaker, Lopez ’24 Find Passion in Politics

First-year Politics, Government and Law major Alejandro Lopez ‘24 has been following his passion for politics and activism long before he started at Arcadia University. In March 2018, Lopez was a speaker at March for Our Lives in Philadelphia, sharing the stage with Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey...

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October 13, 2020

Through Fellowship, Dr. Riggan to Research Refugee Choices

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Through a Regional Faculty Fellowship with the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jennifer Riggan , professor of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University, will study how refugee choices are made across the contexts of time and space,...

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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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May 25, 2020

Remembering Veterans on Memorial Day

Dr. Peter Siskind Associate Provost for Finance and Planning Years at Arcadia: 16 Expertise: post-World War II American political and urban/suburban history Advice to students: “I'm a big fan of complexity. It's a trait of a lot of historians, to try to not reduce things to single causes or single...

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March 5, 2020

Visiting Professor Kemisso Explores Education Equality for Refugees

“Education is not only a right, but it’s also an enabling right,” said Dr. Alebachew Kemisso , a visiting professor at Arcadia and director of the Centre for Comparative Education and Policy Studies at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. “For refugees, if we keep them out of education, we...

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February 21, 2020

Fulbright Helps Long ’17 Find Career Path

Cliff Long ’17 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 2017 English Teaching Assistant Fulbright Award Recipient 2015 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Recipient If you had asked Cliff Long '17 in 2013 what he imagined doing after graduation, the answer wouldn’t have been teaching...

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February 6, 2020

Nedbal ’17M Member of Inaugural Peace Corps Cohort to Montenegro

International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) alumnus Michael Nedbal ’17M is one of 12 volunteers who departed to the Balkan nation of Montenegro on the inaugural Peace Corps cohort on Jan. 17. As an IPCR student, Nedbal fell in love with Thailand while studying abroad at Mahidol University in...

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December 9, 2019

Honors Students Present on Holocaust, Migrant Children, and First Amendment at National Conference

Four students presented at the 54th National Collegiate Honors Conference (NCHC) in New Orleans from Nov. 6 to 10 on the rescue efforts of Jewish people during the Holocaust, the education of detained migrant children, the First Amendment and how it relations to American war memorials, and the need...

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December 2, 2019

IPCR Celebrates 20 Years of Changing the World

Alumni from around the globe descended on Grey Towers Castle on Oct. 12 to celebrate 20 years of a unique Arcadia program that’s centered on changing the world: the International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) Master of Arts program. For two decades, the IPCR program has provided Arcadia...

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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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November 19, 2019

Vira I. Heinz Program Helps Students Experience the World

In May, Perfect Eadric ’21 , Christa McDowell ’21 , and Michelle Qu ’20 departed for eight weeks abroad as part of the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership . The VIH Program awarded scholarships to fund the Arcadia cohort’s first international learning experiences. “I wasn’t able to...

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November 18, 2019

Dr. Siskind Appointed Associate Provost of Finance and Planning

Dr. Peter Siskind was appointed associate provost for Finance and Planning as of Nov. 1. Dr. Siskind, who had served in this role on an interim basis since June 1, coordinates strategic and financial planning for Academic Affairs and serves as a liaison with the Office of Financial and...

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