Arcadia University News


February 27, 2017

Peace Corps Panel Shares Experience Serving Abroad

By Jess Derr '20 On Feb. 15, five former Peace Corps volunteers visited Arcadia to share with students their experiences serving abroad and answer questions from students interesting in participating with the Corps. Panelists included Angela Ayukachale, who served in Cameroon from 1995 to 1997; Lew...

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December 9, 2016

Diplomat-in-Residence Usha Pitts Offers Career Advice to HAPS and IPCR Students

On Dec. 1, Arcadia’s Historical and Political Studies Department and International Peace and Conflict Resolution program welcomed Diplomat-in-Residence Usha Pitts to speak with students and University community members about careers in the State Department, the Foreign Service Officer Test, and...

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November 21, 2016

Sturiale ’17, Mills ’18 Assist Professor Adjovi and Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Through their research assistantship with Assistant Professor of Historical and Political Studies Roland Adjovi , Zachary Sturiale ’17 and Ryan Mills ’18 prepared preliminary reports for and attended a press conference during the United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention’s first visit to...

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November 18, 2016

Nov. 29: Vira I. Heinz Scholarship Recipients Host Politics Around the World

Kimberly Casimir ’18 , Amanda Hulse ’17 , and Allyson Naiken ’17 , recipients of the 2016 Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership scholarship, will present on their international experiences at Politics Around the World on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle Rose...

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November 17, 2016

Author Levin Millan and Kuch ’10 Discuss Escape from Sudanese Civil War

Author Harriet Levin Millan and Michael Majok Kuch ’10 , a graduate of Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program and one of the Lost Boys of the Sudan, visited campus on Tuesday, Nov. 15 during International Education Week to discuss How Fast Can You Run , a novel...

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November 16, 2016

Two Fulbright Winners, One U.S. Agency Award Winner Among Arcadia’s Graduate Students

Arcadia University is home to three international graduate award recipients this year. Olga Banaszkiewicz ’17 , of Spain, received the Becas de Máster en Estados Unidos de América from Fulbright España; Selviana Ndoen ’18 , of Indonesia, received the USAID Program to Extend Scholarships and...

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October 26, 2016

HAPS Alumni Discuss Career Development, Offer Networking Advice

On Oct. 24, the Department of Historical and Political Studies invited the following alumni to discuss their professional work, career development, and scholarly accomplishments with students, faculty, and staff: Caitlin DuBois ’13 , History, Art Consultant at Merritt Gallery Niki Edwards ’14 ,...

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October 25, 2016

Human Rights Activist Bamba Bakary Jr. Visits Arcadia University

Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of History and Political Studies, and Dr. Kate M. Bonin , assistant professor of Modern Languages, provided Arcadia students the opportunity to meet lawyer, human-rights activist, and author Bamba Bakary Jr. on Oct.13. Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa,...

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October 24, 2016

Student Veterans Organization Hosts Wills for Heroes on Nov. 5

Six days before Veterans Day, Arcadia University will host Wills for Heroes, an event that provides wills, living wills, and healthcare or financial powers of attorney to military veterans and emergency personnel, free of charge. The event, held in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association...

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October 21, 2016

Oct. 25: Student Voters Prepare for Election with Daylong Forum

In preparation for the 2016 presidential election, Arcadia University is hosting Election Fest, an opportunity for students to discuss political and electoral processes with faculty and staff. The daylong event is on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the University Commons Great Room. Students representing 18...

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October 12, 2016

School of Global Business Hosts ‘Executives After 5’ on Boathouse Row

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the School of Global Business hosted the third installment of “Executives After 5,” a networking series that allows participants to socialize with business professionals whose work aligns with their career goals. This semester, undergraduate students had the opportunity to join...

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September 15, 2016

Dr. Widestrom Chosen for American Political Science Award

Dr. Amy Widestrom , assistant professor of Historical and Political Studies, was chosen for a Clarence Stone Scholar Award by the Urban and Local Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. The Clarence Stone Scholar Award recognizes up to two young scholars who are making...

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August 23, 2016

Sierra Leone GFS Course Examines Country’s Revitalization Post-Ebola

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, led 10 students on a Global Field Study course to Sierra Leone from May 21 to June 1, to study how the country is revitalizing its socio-economic conditions post-ebola. During the course, Beyond Ebola in Sierra Leone,...

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June 27, 2016

AGS Class of 2016 Enters World of International Diplomacy

Left to Right: Megan Pritchard, Gabriele Paone, Ahmed Samy Lotf, Sakshi Mishra, Emily Davison, Simisola Osekunowo, Aurora Eck Nilsen, Tigidankay Sannoh, Fazola Nasretdinova, Erin Robbins, Elisa Gabrieli. On June 4 in Paris, France, seven students graduated from the Master of Arts in International...

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June 6, 2016

Adjovi Examines Human Rights Violations in Azerbaijan

Human rights expert Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University, examined the institutionalization of persons with disabilities, psychosocial dysfunctions, and intellectual impairments in Azerbaijan from May 16 to 25. As Chair of the United Nations...

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May 16, 2016

Ahmadi ’16 Selected for U.S. Department of State Critical Language Program

Zahra Ahmadi ’16 , an International Studies major with a concentration in the Middle East and Africa, will learn a year’s worth of Persian in just two months in Tajikistan through the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship program. Ahmadi , who is from Afghanistan, is among only...

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April 19, 2016

Dr. Riggan Receives Fulbright for Research in Ethiopia

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, will study how civic education has been implemented in Ethiopian secondary schools, through funding from the Teaching/Research Fulbright award. During her sabbatical, Dr. Riggan will teach two international research and...

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March 23, 2016

HAPS Students Present at Latin American Regional Conference

Three Arcadia students presented research at a Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS) conference at Temple University on March 4 and 5 about issues affecting Latin American communities around world. Bryan Mier ’17 and Nancy Dennehy ’16 , Historical and Political Studies majors,...

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March 22, 2016

Arcadia Faculty and Students Showcase Research at South African University

From Feb. 18 to 28, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice faculty members Drs. Ana Maria Garcia , Anne Lee , and Favian Alejandro Martín presented research alongside students at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The work ranged in topics from wrongful...

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March 21, 2016

A Rose of Tralee, by Any Other Name, Could Be Mairéad Comaskey ’10

In the Festival Dome in Tralee, County of Kerry, Ireland, 32 women stood on a stage in late August decked in shimmering gowns and extravagant dresses. In addition to the crowd in the Dome, more than 700,000 people watched from home in anticipation as one of the women would be crowned the 56th...

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February 16, 2016

In Washington Post, Dr. Deloffre Applies Lessons from Ebola to Zika Virus

In the Feb. 14 Washington Post , Dr. Maryam Deloffre , professor of historical and political studies, writes about the outbreak of Zika virus , which notably can cause microcephaly in babies of mothers infected with Zika while pregnant. Deloffre analyzes successful and unsuccessful policies from...

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