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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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September 10, 2019

Dr. Parsons Dick, Brown ’19 Publish Column in ‘Anthropology News’

International Studies major Melanie Brown ’19 and Associate Professor of Historical and Political Studies Dr. Hillary Parsons Dick published “Speak American,” a column based on Brown’s senior thesis, in Anthropology News on Aug.16. The column explores American news coverage of racializing discourse...

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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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July 1, 2019

Dombroski '20 Investigates U.K. Mental Health Care

Through her research writing course at Arcadia, Amanda Dombroski ’20 developed an interest in mental health policy—one she couldn’t shake when she secured a position at a criminal law firm through The College of Global Studies’ London Internship program. While compiling evidence and attending legal...

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May 3, 2019

Physical Therapy Named Among HealthGrad’s Best DPT Programs

Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program was ranked fifth among the “Best DPT Programs for 2019” in HealthGrad’s northeast region category. Arcadia’s DPT program is recognized as one of the top 20 programs nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In the last year, the department has also...

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April 16, 2019

African Folktale Competition Winners Announced

During the Pan African Studies program’s inaugural African Folktale Competition in February, students were tasked with writing an African folktale between 500 and 1,000 words. On April 5, winners Bethany Davis ’19 , Megan Patterson ’22 , Rebecca Hane ’20 , and Facia Sirleaf ’21M were feted at an...

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February 21, 2019

Dr. Bhukhanwala Launches Arcadia's Online Early Childhood Education Program Pathway with William Penn Foundation Grant

The role of early childhood education professionals is changing, and Dr. Foram Bhukhanwala , associate professor of Education and director of early childhood/elementary education programs, is putting Arcadia on the forefront of providing undergraduate degrees for these incumbent professionals who...

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February 4, 2019

IPCR Alumnus Appointed As Director General of the Sierra Leone Content Agency

Fodeba Daboh ’11M , International Peace and Conflict Resolution alumnus and adjunct professor of Historical and Political Studies, was recently appointed as Director General of the Sierra Leone Local Content Agency by His Excellency the President, Rtd Brig. Dr. Julius Maada Bio. The Sierra Leone...

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December 20, 2018

Adjovi Interviewed After Diplomatic Incident in Hungary

Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of Historical and Political Studies and a member of the United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, was featured in several international news publications after the group’s trip to Hungary was cut short when they were illegally denied access to “...

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December 18, 2018

Dr. Siskind Organizes Urban History Association Conference

Dr. Peter Siskind , associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, assistant professor of History, and executive director of the Urban History Association (UHA), was a primary organizer of UHA’s Ninth Biennial Conference, held in Columbia, S.C. from Oct. 18 to 21. More than 400 scholars...

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August 14, 2018

Dr. Riggan Co-Authors Article on Eritrean Refugees

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, recently co-authored the article ””We Can’t Go Home”: What Does Peace Mean for Eritrean Refugees?” The piece was published Aug. 1 on the pan-african news site African Arguments, and addresses the delicate position of...

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May 9, 2018

Political Science Majors Present at National Student Research Conference

Political Science majors Nicole Franiok ’18 , Erika Raskay ’18 , and Cameron Allen ’18 presented research at the fifth annual Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference in Washington, D.C., in February. Franiok and Raskay’s presentations were based on their Senior Capstone research topics...

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May 3, 2018

Dr. Riggan Awarded Fellowship for Research on Eritrean Refugees

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, will continue her research into Eritrean refugees at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research during the summer of 2019. Dr. Riggan is conducting the research through the Georg Arnhold Program on...

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April 25, 2018

Global 1968 Panel Explores Iconic Year’s Influence on Pop Culture

By Caitlin Joyce '20 On March 29, a panel, “1968: Transformations in Art, Media, and Culture,” discussed how political and social climate changes during that year influenced pop culture. The panel, part of the Global 1968: Explosions and Legacies series, featured Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate...

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