Arcadia University News


August 1, 2012

Maine Today Media: Incoming IPCR Student Weighs in on Public Education

Maine Today Media reported on July 27 that Benjamin Kissin , an incoming graduate student in Arcadia University's International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program recently weighed in on Gov. Paul LePage's recent commencts on the quality of public education in Maine. Benjamin Kissin, 22,...

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July 30, 2012

Martin-Molina ’73,’03M Bridges Gap Between U.S. and Cuba, Helps Develop Study Abroad Program

Sitting in Blankley Alumni House, Pam Martin-Molina ’73 , ’03M recalls the first time she saw Fidel Castro on television, punctuating statements with a dramatic wag of his finger. A young girl at the time, she was immediately fascinated by the charismatic leader and curious about Cuba. Now Martin-...

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July 27, 2012

Hardy Discovers the Power of Advocacy through Internships at Home and Abroad

Lucy Hardy ’13 , an International Studies major concentrating in Globalization, Development and Human Rights, is a global legislative intern with RESULTS —a non-profit organization in Washington D.C. that creates long-term solutions to poverty by supporting programs that address its root causes. In...

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July 10, 2012

Once Homeless, Reynoso ’12 Graduates with Honors and a Passion for Human Rights Law

Growing up in the Bronx, Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso ’12 was taught that with hard work she could go anywhere and achieve anything. But during the nights she spent sleeping in New York City subway stations, depending on the kindness of acquaintances for her next meal, she was shaken. Attending college was...

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July 5, 2012

Haffar Presents on Short-Term International Programming at NCA&U

Dr. Warren Haffar , Dean of International Affairs and Associate Professor and Director of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, presented a workshop on "A Pedagogical Model for Faculty Engagement through Short-term International Programming: Opportunities and Challenges" at the NAC&U...

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June 28, 2012

Arcadia-AGS Students Participate in Model United Nations in Barcelona

Seven students enrolled in the Master in International Relations and Diplomacy program, offered through a partnership between Arcadia University and the American Graduate School in Paris, participated in the Catalonian Model United Nations (C'MUN) in Barcelona, May 2-5. Ryan Godfrey (Class of 2012...

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June 26, 2012

Dual Degree Student Earns Graduate Scholarship Award

Christa M. Lane Hooper was the 2012 recipient of the A. Richard Polis Graduate Scholarship Award at Arcadia University’s Graduate Commencement in May. The award is presented to a student in a full-time graduate program who is listed on the Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Honor List and whose service...

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June 25, 2012

CBS Philly: Abboud Weighs In on Egypt's Presidential Election

CBS Philly consulted local expert Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, on Mohammed Morsi's triumph in Egypt's recent democratic presidential election, June 24. Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate and he had the support of other...

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June 25, 2012

Jacobsen Heads to Rwanda to Train Community Leaders

Dr. Bill Jacobsen , Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution , is preparing for a six-week trip to Rwanda where he will be one of the facilitators for the second international Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities training. HROC brings together former enemies to heal and...

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June 8, 2012

American Graduate School in Paris Holds 7th Annual Graduate School Conference

The American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris hosted the 7th annual Graduate Student Conference on "The Roles and Challenges of Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Inclusion and Exclusion in a Globalized World," April 19-20. Participants from Norway, Canada, South Africa, India, the United States, Russia...

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June 5, 2012

NAEd/Spencer Fellow Riggan Finds Two Lifelong Loves in Eritrea

Jennifer Riggan , Assistant Professor of International Studies in the Department of Historical and Political Studies, was awarded a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship by the National Academy of Education in May, a prestigious honor that encourages outstanding researchers at the postdoctoral level to...

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May 25, 2012

Kosovo Press: Deputy Prime Minister Talks with IPCR Students

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister Edita Tahiri hosted a group of International Peace and Conflict Resolution students from Arcadia University led by Adjunct Professor Alex N. Grigorev. Tahiri said that Kosovo is committed to Euro-Atlantic integration, and has taken sweeping reforms to meet the criteria...

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May 15, 2012

Arcadia IPCR Student Ryan Godfrey Shines in Paris

By Corentine Chaillet, American Graduate School in Paris The seventh annual Graduate Student Conference on "The Roles and Challenges of Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Inclusion and Exclusion in a Globalized World" was a roaring success in Paris on April 19-20. For two days, the American Graduate...

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May 10, 2012

Fulbright Scholar on ID Course to Ghana: Connecting with Bolivia

Alejandro Fernandez Gutierrez ’13M , a Fulbright Scholar and graduate student in Arcadia's International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, contributes to the blog of the documentary film project Nosotros los de la Saya (We of the Saya): Pushing for Afro-Bolivian Existence . The blog features...

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May 10, 2012

Arcadia's Phi Beta Delta Chapter Named Top in North East Region

Arcadia University's Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is the outstanding chapter of the North East Region for the 2011-2012 academic year. The recognition was made during the awards ceremony at the 26th annual conference, April 12-13 in Kansas City,...

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May 10, 2012

'Lost Boy' Ajok ’11M Advocates for Children in 'Forgotten Corners of the World'

Dawn at the Gilo River, which flows between Sudan and Ethiopia, still haunts Ayuen Garang Ajok ’11M . "At dawn, we were attacked by Ethiopian rebels who were overthrowing the government of Mengistu Haile Merriam, an insurgent dictator. (The ambush) left the people no choice but to jump into the...

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May 3, 2012

Riggan Named 2012 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , Assistant Professor and Director of International Studies, has been selected as a 2012 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education. The Fellowship encourages outstanding researchers at the postdoctoral level to pursue critical education research projects...

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May 3, 2012

Riggan Publishes Article on the Transformative Experience of Short Term Study Abroad

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , Assistant Professor and Director of International Studies, is the lead author of “Meta-travel: A critical inquiry into a China study tour,” a paper recently published in Frontiers: The Journal of Study Abroad . The article analyzes a study tour to China in order to develop a...

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May 3, 2012

Riggan Discusses Nationalism and Citizenship at African Development Symposium

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , Assistant Professor and Director of International Studies, was invited to speak at Cornell University's Institute for African Development's symposium on Elections, Accountability, and Democratic Governance in Africa in April 2012. She presented a paper, “In Between Citizens:...

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April 26, 2012

First Annual Hoops for Hope Tournament Raises $900

Arcadia University held the first annual Hoops for Hope, a 3v3 Basketball Tournament benefitting Sports4HOPE and Arcadia University’s chapter of IMPACT on April 18. The event raised approximately $900, with the help of President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III and his wife, Kim, who agreed to match the...

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March 23, 2012

Alumni, Students Meet Gov. Corbett in France During Business Mission

Delivering a speech in France about economic, cultural and educational development, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett cited Arcadia University as one of the state’s major universities represented—with 10 alumni and students from the American Graduate School in Paris and Arcadia University attending a...

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