Arcadia University News


June 1, 2015

Dr. Abboud Talks Syrian Economy on CCTV America

On May 28, Dr. Samer Abboud , associate professor of international studies, spoke with China Central Television America about challenges facing the Syrian economy, which has suffered under the ongoing civil war. The interview also was featured on Indian news site Firstpost . Abboud is a frequent...

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May 18, 2015

Class of 2015 Poised to Impact the World

Against a backdrop of blue skies and Grey Towers Castle, nearly 500 students received baccalaureate degrees at Arcadia’s 2015 Undergraduate Commencement on May 15. The previous evening, approximately 400 graduate students received master's and doctoral degrees. Deogratias Niyizonkiza , founder of...

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April 22, 2015

Riggan Presents at the Institute for African Development Symposium

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor in the historical and political studies department,​ was recently invited by the Institute for African Development (IAD) at Cornell University to present a paper titled “The Impracticalities of Pragmatic Education: The Disconnect Between Top-Down Human...

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April 20, 2015

Human Rights Activist John Prendergast Highlights IPCR Professional Exchange

On Saturday, April 25, Arcadia University welcomes human rights activist John Prendergast as part of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution’s third annual Professional Exchange event. The best-selling author, who has worked for peace in Africa for 30 years, will present at 1:30 p.m. in the...

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April 3, 2015

Model UN Students Awarded at Conference

At the National Model United Nations New York Conference in March, Arcadia students were honored for their work serving as delegates representing the country of Grenada. Olayinka Adesehinwa ’17, Spencer Alexander ’15, Anil Beephan ’16, Konstantinos Calliagas ’16, Stephen Doolittle ’15 , Angela...

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March 10, 2015

HAPS Alumni Return to Speak on Finding Work, Professional Skills

On March 2, nine recent alumni of the Historical and Political Studies department returned to campus to speak to more than 40 students and graduating seniors about working in the field. Through the panel, current students saw “the range of different types of careers that majors in the department...

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February 20, 2015

Teage Writes on Youth Development, Unemployment in Liberia

On Feb. 10, Constance Teage ’14M published “Liberia’s Youth Unemployment Program” in The Bush Chicken , a website covering the country’s current events. Teage, a graduate of Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program , writes on the four months she spent studying youth...

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February 16, 2015

Dr. Paradis Presents on Role of Black Troops in Civil War at La Mott Community Center

On Sunday, Feb. 22, Civil War expert and Adjunct Professor of History Dr. James Paradis presented “1865 The Union Is Saved” at the La Mott Community Center and Free Library . Dr. Paradis spoke on the role of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in the Civil War and the war’s aftermath on USCT...

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January 27, 2015

Judge Cerski Swears In New Commissioner

Earlier this month, Honorable Christopher Cerski, J.D. , pre-law adviser and adjunct professor of law and political science at Arcadia, swore in Baron B. Holland as the Cheltenham Township Commission representing Ward 2. Read more at the Cheltenham Township website .

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January 21, 2015

In USA Today, Marshall ’16 Helps Students Break Study Abroad Language Barrier

Natalie Marshall ’16 , an International Studies major at Arcadia, offers advice to fellow study abroad students in her Jan. 16 USA Today College piece, “5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Foreign Language Skills.” Marshall, who is studying abroad in Paris, writes about small changes in daily activities...

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January 21, 2015

In USA Today, Marshall ’16 Helps Students Break Study Abroad Language Barrier

Natalie Marshall ’16 , an International Studies major at Arcadia, offers advice to fellow study abroad students in her Jan. 16 USA Today College piece, “5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Foreign Language Skills.” Marshall, who is studying abroad in Paris, writes about small changes in daily activities...

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January 13, 2015

In USA Today, Marshall ’16 Writes of How Paris Attacks Only Steeled Her Resolve to Study in France

Arcadia University International Studies major Natalie Marshall ’16 isn’t changing her plan to spend the semester in Paris, despite three days of attacks in the city beginning with the Jan. 7 shooting in the offices of Charlie Hebdo . She wrote about following through with her decision in “...

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January 13, 2015

In USA Today, Marshall ’16 Writes of How Paris Attacks Only Steeled Her Resolve to Study in France

Arcadia University International Studies major Natalie Marshall ’16 isn’t changing her plan to spend the semester in Paris, despite three days of attacks in the city beginning with the Jan. 7 shooting in the offices of Charlie Hebdo . She wrote about following through with her decision in “...

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January 9, 2015

Arcadia Students Receive Gilman Scholarships, Will Study in Turkey, South Korea

Two Arcadia students, Zahra Ahmadi ’16 and Clifford Long ’17 , will study in Turkey and South Korea, respectively, in spring 2015 through the the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Programs . Ahmadi, an international studies major concentrating in the Middle East and Africa, received $4,...

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December 17, 2014

Philadelphia Recognizes Work of Arcadia, Black Male Development Symposium

Arcadia’s partnership with the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS) was honored by the City of Philadelphia during a ceremony at City Hall on Dec. 11. Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. (4th District) presented a proclamation to recognize the work of the University and BMDS with Philadelphia public...

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December 8, 2014

Widestrom’s New Book, ‘Displacing Democracy,’ to Be Released Dec. 12

On Dec. 12, Displacing Democracy: Economic Segregation in America , a new book by Dr. Amy Widestrom , assistant professor of political science, will be released by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The book focuses on residential economic segregation in American cities while exploring the...

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November 25, 2014

Loury Speaks at Philadelphia’s My Brother’s Keeper Summit

Dr. Doreen Loury (left) with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Stephen Tyson ’13M at the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative Summit, hosted at Philadelphia’s Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker Campus on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The summit was organized in response to President Obama’s MBK Community...

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October 29, 2014

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Author Nathaniel Popkin’

With the first six pages of her novel in hand, Marcella Haddad ’ 18 stepped into author Nathaniel Popkin’s writing workshop unsure of what to expect. Afterward, Haddad left with constructive criticism from her peers, writing tips from Popkin, and the affirmation that she is a “rising star.” Read...

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October 28, 2014

Interviewed on Colombian TV, Adjovi Speaks for UN on Venezuelan Prisoners

Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of political science at Arcadia University, was interviewed on La Tarde , a news program on 24-hour Columbian news network NTN24, on Oct. 11. Adjovi spoke on the detentions of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and former mayor of San Cristóbal,...

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October 3, 2014

Dr. Maryam Z. Deloffre Publishes Ebola Article in Washington Post

Dr. Maryam Z. Deloffre , assistant professor of political science, published an article about Ebola, human security, and Africa in The Washington Post . The AFRICOM [U.S. Africa Command] and UNMEER [U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response] missions are not your typical militarized humanitarian...

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September 30, 2014

IPCR Student Alpha Barrie Wins Peace Education Scholarship

The El-Hibri Foundation offers peace education scholarships to graduate students with demonstrated commitment to the field of peace education and conflict management. Each scholarship is in the amount of $5,000. This year, Alpha Barrie , a student in Arcadia University’s International Peace and...

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