Arcadia University News


June 27, 2013

Civil War Expert Paradis to Speak at 150th Gettysburg Reenactment

Dr. James M. Paradis , adjunct professor of history and author of African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign , will speak at the 150th Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa., on Friday, June 28, at 6 p.m. The very next day he will give a book talk at St. Stephen’s Episcopal...

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June 24, 2013

Haywood Named Professor of the Year

For more than 20 years, Dr. Geoffrey Haywood has made an impact on Arcadia students through engaging lecture, relevant syllabi and unbridled enthusiasm. At the conclusion of this past academic year, students and faculty recognized his tenure by naming him Arcadia’s 2013 Professor of the Year. An...

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May 1, 2013

Artists Tony and Eliza Auth Inspire Students

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography JOSH BLUSTEIN The respected and admired Tony and Eliza Auth took time out of their busy schedules to speak to a select group of students from Arcadia’s Art and Design and Historical and Political Studies departments on April 11. Students basked in their wealth of...

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April 30, 2013

Leader in Peace and Conflict Studies Excited for Collaboration between Arcadia and University of Sierra Leone

This semester, Dr. Memunatu Pratt, Director of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Fourah Bay College at the University of Sierra Leone, visited campus for two weeks to discuss the new collaboration between Arcadia University and the University of Sierra Leone. A Fulbright Scholar,...

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March 18, 2013

PR Newswire: American Graduate School in Paris Earns Accolades at MUN Conference

On March 7, PR Newswire announced that students from American Graduate School in Paris, Arcadia University’s partner school, earned accolades in the 14th London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) conference, from Feb. 15 to 17. AGS was represented among the 83 delegates who earned an award...

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March 18, 2013

PR Newswire: American Graduate School in Paris Earns Accolades at MUN Conference

On March 7, PR Newswire announced that students from American Graduate School in Paris, Arcadia University’s partner school, earned accolades in the 14th London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) conference, from Feb. 15 to 17. AGS was represented among the 83 delegates who earned an award...

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March 12, 2013

NewJersey.com: DuBois ’13 Makes Directorial Debut

NewJersey.com reported on March 7 that Caitlin DuBois ’13 is directing Cumberland Players' upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet . DuBois is the youngest mainstage season director Cumberland Players has hosted. While not directing on stage, DuBois, of Bridgeton, is majoring in history at Arcadia...

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March 7, 2013

Bucks Local: Simmons Speaks on ‘Creating Lasting Peace,’ March 10

On March 6, Bucks Local News reported that Barbara Simmons , Instructor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, will speak on “Creating Lasting Peace—Is it possible?” at the Newtown Friends Meetinghouse on March 10. Simmons is a member of Newtown Friends Meeting and Executive Director of...

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March 6, 2013

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Speak About Their Service

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 On Feb. 22, former Peace Corps volunteers gathered in Landman Library to discuss their three months of training and two years of service with students interested in learning more about their experiences. Becky Marsden, a local Peace Corps recruiter who...

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March 6, 2013

Abboud Discusses Syria on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on March 6 as a guest during a segment titled “The civil war in Syria: The conflict, U.S. policy and how might it end.” He was joined by Andrew...

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February 25, 2013

IPCR Student Addresses Conference, President of Sierra Leone

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 It’s one thing to listen to a news report or read a case study on international conflict. But if you’re on the ground defending your life and country from rebel fighters and militiamen, conflict looks a little different. Former National Security...

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February 22, 2013

Israeli Counter-Terrorism Specialist Examines Today’s Unique Challenges

Some suffer complexity; others avoid it. It takes a special skill set to confront it head-on. Dr. Jonathan Fine of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism recently met with students in Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program to illuminate the...

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February 18, 2013

Peace Activist Reflects on Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 “I’m proud of the place that I’m from.” Those were the first words uttered by Jon McCourt, a peace activist and Theatre of Witness performer, prior to a screening of We Carried Your Secrets at Arcadia University. The documentary film looks behind the...

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February 4, 2013

Paradis to Speak about ‘African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign,’ Feb. 17

Dr. James M. Paradis , Adjunct Professor of History and an authority on the roles of African American soldiers in the Civil War, will give a free talk on his second book, African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign , on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Abington Free Library Community Room...

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February 4, 2013

Paradis to Speak about ‘African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign,’ Feb. 17

Dr. James M. Paradis , Adjunct Professor of History and an authority on the roles of African American soldiers in the Civil War, will give a free talk on his second book, African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign , on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Abington Free Library Community Room...

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January 30, 2013

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ Conjures City’s Ever-present History

Nearly 50 people attended a gallery opening and book event for Forgotten Philadelphia , presented by Philadelphia Stories at Arcadia University’s Judith Taylor Gallery on Jan. 23. The project combines art inspired by 15 heritage sites, including Laurel Hill Cemetery and Divine Lorraine Hotel, with...

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January 22, 2013

Dick to Participate in Workshop, Give Lecture in Chicago

In January, Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick , Assistant Professor of International Studies, will present her work as part of events at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. At the University of Chicago, she will participate in an invited Faculty Workshop called “Discourse in the Balance:...

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December 17, 2012

Abboud Receives Grants to Study Capital Flight in Syria

Dr. Samer N. Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, recently received two grants to study capital flight during the Syrian conflict. Both grants will support Abboud’s travel in Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar to conduct research with Syrians displaced during...

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December 14, 2012

Fernandez Presents at the 4th Annual Masculinities Conference in La Paz, Bolivia

Alejandro Fernandez Gutierrez , a Fulbright Scholar and second-year student in Arcadia University's International Peace and Conflict Resolution master's program , presented at the 4 th Annual Masculinities Conference in La Paz, Bolivia, on Dec. 7. The conference brings together scholars from...

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December 10, 2012

Huffington Post: HROC Program Inspires ‘Hope in the Next Generation’

The Huffington Post featured a story on Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) , a program held at Arcadia University on Dec 7. In her article, "Finding Hope in the Next Generation," Karin Kasdin writes about attending the three-day intensive program and being "awed by the youthful...

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December 10, 2012

HuffPost Live: Abboud Joins Discussion on U.S. Intervention in Syria

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to HuffPost Live as a guest panelist on Dec. 10 to address whether it's time for the United States to intervene in Syria. The segment was hosted by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Watch the video ...

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