Arcadia University News


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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March 29, 2018

Breaking the Silence II Brings Community Members Together to Improve Multiculturalism on Campus

Students, faculty, staff, and administrators gathered on March 23 for Breaking the Silence II to continue to facilitate discussions about race and multiculturalism on Arcadia's campus. Hosted by Melanin in Action (MIA) and POWER, with additional collaboration by Pan-African Studies; International...

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March 29, 2018

Dr. Riggan Book Earns Honorable Mention from International Book Award Committee

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of International Studies, received an honorable mention recognition from the Comparative and International Education Society’s Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award Committee for The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of...

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March 8, 2018

Students Present at Regional Research Conference Hosted by Dr. Eaton

By Caitlin Joyce '20 and Lana Valente '19 Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, hosted the eighth annual Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference at Arcadia on Feb. 24. Nearly 50 students from the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Lincoln University, and...

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February 22, 2018

Segura ’18 Named a Fulbright Semi-Finalist for South African Research Project

Claudia Segura ’18 , a Political Science major, has been named a semifinalist for a research award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fulbright will make a final decision on her application between March...

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November 30, 2017

Arcadia Helps Military Veterans and First Responders Prepare Wills

Arcadia University hosts its annual Wills for Heroes program on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University’s Grey Towers Castle, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside. This free event enables military veterans, emergency personnel and their families to prepare and notarize wills, living wills...

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September 26, 2017

ABWHE 10th Annual National Conference Brings “Sister Power 2017” to Philadelphia

Celebrate “Sister Power” in Philadelphia with the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) as they honor Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez, author and activist, at their 10th annual conference from Oct. 18 to 20 at the Sonesta Hotel and Temple University Center City Campus, Philadelphia...

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September 19, 2017

Dr. Kachuyevski Receives Fulbright to Study Ukrainian National Identity

Dr. Angela Kachuyevski , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, is the recipient of a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award to Ukraine– the third faculty member and fifth University member to earn a Fulbright award in the past two years. Beginning in February 2018, Dr...

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September 14, 2017

Dr. Parsons Dick Discusses Immigration Policy on ‘Anthropological Airwaves’

Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, participated in “ Immigration, Discourse, and Trump's Border Wall ” on Anthropological Airwaves , a podcast produced by the American Anthropologist journal. Dr. Parsons Dick addressed the roles and responsibilities...

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August 22, 2017

Dr. Cox Responds to Charlottesville Protest in ‘500 Pens’ Feature

500 Pens featured International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program Director Dr. Amy Cox in a recent article discussing how to confront hatred and bigotry in daily life. A response to the Charlottesville protest, the piece focuses on how individuals can ease tensions in hostile situations: “...

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June 21, 2017

HAPS Alumna, Students Participate in Women’s Leadership Conference

International Studies alumna Rabiyah Mujahid ’17 , Political Science major Erika Raskay ’18 , and Political Science and Psychology major Nichole Sickel ’18 were among an elite group of students selected to attend the 2017 National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Pennsylvania summer institute...

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June 16, 2017

Dr. Abboud Publishes Article with Middle East Policy Council

Dr. Samer Abboud , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, published an editorial in the Middle East Policy Council on Syrian war economics and social change. "Syria’s war economies will shape post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Making the link clear between the impact of...

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June 12, 2017

Dr. Loury Speaks, Blount ’15 Recognized at Black CAPs Celebration

Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice and director of the Pan African Studies Program, gave the welcome address at the third annual Black CAPs Philly 2017 Celebration of Black Male Post-Secondary Achievement on May 11 at Philadelphia’s City Hall. Dr...

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June 1, 2017

Rebecca Smith ’16 on Ballot for Norristown Council Seat

Rebecca Smith ’16 , who received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, has moved into the general election for a seat on Norristown’s Municipal Council. She received one of two Democratic spots on the ballot after the primaries. Smith, who is a legislative and communications specialist for...

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April 21, 2017

Dr. Riggan Featured in The Christian Science Monitor for Study On Ethiopian and Eritrean Relations

Associate Professor of Historical and Political Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan was featured in a story on April 17 by The Christian Science Monitor on Ethiopia’s acceptance of Eritrean refugees despite the harsh political climate between the two countries. Dr. Riggan, who has conducted a study on...

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April 14, 2017

International Law Students Oppose Safeguard Israel Act

In an International Law course led by Assistant Professor of Historical and Political Studies Roland Adjovi , undergraduate and graduate students contacted Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) to address the Safeguard Israel Act of 2017, the risks associated with defunding the United Nations, and the...

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April 7, 2017

Dr. Cox Appointed to Leadership Council of Better Angels

Dr. Amy Cox , assistant professor of Historical and Political Studies and director of the International Peace Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program, has been appointed to the Leadership Council of Better Angels. The Council stated that Dr. Cox’s work as director of IPCR was a deciding factor for her...

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April 5, 2017

Ahmadi ’17 and Long ’17 First Undergraduates at Arcadia to Receive Fulbright Awards, Will Teach English Overseas

Zahra Ahmadi and Clifford Long , members of the Arcadia University Class of 2017, are the first undergraduate students in Arcadia University history to earn a Fulbright U.S. Student Award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ahmadi and Long were...

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March 15, 2017

Dr. Abboud Featured in Syria Reconstruction Story

Dr. Samer Abboud , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, was featured in a story by IRIN News on March 8 about the rebuilding of Syria. Dr. Abboud said it was unlikely that Syrian business executives would return under the current regime. “We are at a point now [where the Syrian...

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March 6, 2017

Arcadia University Ranked Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Arcadia University was ranked by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the Bachelor’s Institution category. Faculty members Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, and Dr. Jennifer Riggan...

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