Arcadia University News


February 16, 2016

Escaping Eritrea: Understanding the Complexities

Europe’s “migrant crisis”—the historically unprecedented flight of refugees—has recently taken center stage. Eritreans, who hail from an east African country of five million, are the third largest group of refugees behind Syrians and Afghanis, comprising 8% of migrants to Europe. The large number...

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February 15, 2016

Adjovi Discusses UN Panel Opinion on Assange Hearing

News outlets around the world turned their eyes to Arcadia on Feb. 5, after the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released its public statement that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the United Kingdom and Sweden. Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of...

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February 8, 2016

Adjovi Speaks with World News Outlets on UN’s Opinion on Assange

Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of historical and political studies, spoke with several international news organizations on Feb. 5 as second vice chairman of the United Nations expert panel, The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, in the hearing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange . In a...

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February 4, 2016

Concert, Social Justice Workshops, Entrepreneurship Highlight Black History Month at Arcadia

Throughout February, Arcadia will honor Black History Month through events celebrating culture, promoting social justice, and introducing up-and-coming figures. This page will be updated as events are announced. On Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Commons Great Room, Key Arts Productions returns...

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February 4, 2016

Dr. Riggan Publishes Book on Eritrean Educational Struggles

Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of international studies at Arcadia University, is celebrating the release of her new book, The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea with a book launch on Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The book will be released on Feb. 16...

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February 2, 2016

Building Peace from the Ground Up

Arcadia’s IPCR program addresses global conflict, offers a new approach to viewing conflict By Lini S. Kadaba Ayuen Ajok ’11M was born into war. The 32-year-old has known devastating conflict for more than half of his life, first in his native South Sudan, then in refugee camps in Ethiopia...

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January 12, 2016

Arcadia Students Awarded Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

The following Arcadia University students are among approximately 1,600 undergraduates across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the 2015-16 academic year. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural...

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December 22, 2015

Dr. Paradis Publishes on African-American Cavalry in Civil War

Dr. James M. Paradis , adjunct professor of history, published “Men of Nerve: The 5th Massachusetts Cavalry in the Civil War” in the December 2015 issue of Military Images , a magazine dedicated to the photographic history of the Civil War. Paradis writes on the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, one of...

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December 16, 2015

In New Book, Samer N. Abboud Analyzes the Global Impact of the Syrian War

With the world watching the conflict in Syria, Samer N. Abboud , associate professor of history and international studies at Arcadia University, explains in his new book how the war has unfolded, and what can be done. Released Oct. 26, Syria , has been acclaimed by scholars for deconstructing 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 4, 2015

Merker ’17 One of Four to Intern for PA Department of State

Over the summer, political science major Alex Merker ’17 was one of four people to intern with the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislations in Harrisburg, Pa. The internship, obtained through the James A. Finnegan Foundation , allowed Merker to assist...

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November 12, 2015

Nov. 16: Recent HAPS Alumni to Speak on Finding Work in the Field

Alumni from the Department of Historical and Political Studies (HAPS) will speak on their career experiences in fields ranging from the financial sector to the district attorney’s office to nonprofits and social welfare organizations. The panel discussion will take place from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. in...

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November 11, 2015

African Film Series, Quiz Bowl, Refugee Discussion Highlight International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

Arcadia’s emphasis on education with a global perspective will be at the forefront during International Education Week , an initiative from the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education encouraging programs that promote global awareness in education, Nov. 16-20. Throughout the week,...

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November 3, 2015

Dr. Abboud Discusses US Special Forces in Syria

Dr. Samer Abboud , associate professor of historical and political studies, wrote for Al Jazeera about last week’s gathering of 12 foreign ministers in Vienna to negotiate a resolution to the crisis in Syria. Abboud discussed the decision of the Obama administration to send Special Forces troops to...

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October 20, 2015

Dr. Hilary Dick Awarded Research Fellowship

Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick , assistant professor of international studies, has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship , which supports the development of previously completed research. The Fellowship, which she will hold throughout 2016, will support the final stages of revision on...

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October 16, 2015

Dr. Abboud Talks Syria on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

Dr. Samer Abboud , associate professor of international studies, spoke on the Oct. 12 episode of WHYY-FM’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Dr. Abboud, joined by Dr. Mitchell Orenstein of the University of Pennsylvania, discussed the crisis in Syria and Russia’s recent involvement in the Middle...

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September 23, 2015

Student Organization Gives Back to Veterans at Wills for Heroes

On Sept. 12, members of the Arcadia community gave back to those who have served in the armed forces and as first responders by providing a frequently put off but critical service: estate planning. At Wills for Heroes, organized by the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) with the help of the...

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August 31, 2015

Arcadia University Hosts Wills for Heroes, Sept. 12

On Saturday, Sept. 12, a program at Arcadia, cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division , is helping military veterans, emergency medical personnel, police officers, and firefighters with free basic estate planning. Wills for Heroes will assist these and other first...

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August 18, 2015

Paradis’ Account of Black Union Infantry Highlighted in Military Images

Dr. James M. Paradis , adjunct professor of history, was quoted in the Summer 2015 issue of Military Images , a magazine dedicated to the photographic history of the Civil War. The article details the history of the 6th United States Colored Infantry, one of 11 regiments to train at Camp William...

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June 25, 2015

Adjovi Investigates Human Rights Violations in Malta

Human rights experts Mads Andenas and Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of historical and political studies at Arcadia and Vice Chair-Rapporteur of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, arrived in Malta on June 23 to meet with civil leaders and government members on the...

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June 15, 2015

Dr. Siskind Receives 2015 Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award

At this year’s May Graduate Commencement, Dr. Peter Siskind , assistant professor of history and chair of the historical and political studies department, received the 2015 Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award, presented every two years to a full-time faculty member or professional...

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