Arcadia University News


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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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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March 23, 2012

Media Cover Arcadia’s Paris Meeting with PA Gov. Tom Corbett

Market Watch and the Bradenton Herald (Bradenton, Fl.) reported that 10 representatives from Arcadia University and the American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) met with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett during a reception hosted for the Governor's first investment and trade mission to France, on...

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March 20, 2012

IPCR Students Organize Peace Conference on Campus, Arun Gandhi Among Speakers

Ariel Otruba and Colleen McQuade are bringing the first-ever peace conference to Arcadia University. Engaging Peace , a collaboration with the Peace Center designed to showcase and celebrate a broad spectrum of innovative approaches and ideas in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, takes place on...

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February 24, 2012

ADRhub.com: Arcadia Hosts Peace Conference, March 23-24

ADRhub.com blogger Amanda Tiradentes announced she will present a poster, "The Power of ICT: Peace Building around the Globe" at Arcadia's University's Engaging Peace Conference , which will take place March 23-24. ( Read more .) Held in collaboration with Arcadia's International Peace and Conflict...

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February 7, 2012

Reynard ’10M, Sports4Hope Founder Makes Peaceful Progress in Congo

Stephen Reynard ’10M , founder of Sports4HOPE , an organization that seeks to prevent and reconcile conflicts through sport and peace education, recently appeared on News Channel 5 of Nashville, Tenn. Reynard moved to the Eastern region of Congo in the fall of 2011 to work with three communities...

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February 7, 2012

Reynard ’10M, Sports4Hope Founder Makes Peaceful Progress in Congo

Stephen Reynard ’10M , founder of Sports4HOPE , an organization that seeks to prevent and reconcile conflicts through sport and peace education, recently appeared on News Channel 5 of Nashville, Tenn. Reynard moved to the Eastern region of Congo in the fall of 2011 to work with three communities...

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January 10, 2012

Newsworks: IPCR Student Assists in Local Bird Census

Newsworks recently reported from a Schuylkill Center environmental education event in Roxborough, where Angella K. Irwin , a student in Acadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program, volunteered her time in support of the 2012 Philadelphia Mid-Winter Bird Census. Led by Mike...

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December 6, 2011

A View from the Inside: IPCR Students Gain Perspective on the Kosovo Conflict

Reflection and group discussion are key learning tools in any liberal arts classroom, especially when the classroom extends into the world. So on day four of a 10-day exploration of the Balkans, following discussions with experts at Belgrade University and the Swiss Ambassador to the Republic of...

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December 2, 2011

IPCR Student Blogs from UN Climate Change Convention in South Africa

Christa Lane Hooper, a master’s student pursuing a dual degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) and Public Health, is an official observer at the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa—and she’s...

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November 22, 2011

Curating a Vision for the Future: IPCR Students Investigate ‘the Troubles’ in Northern Ireland

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 A sculpture on a museum tour, a finger painting hung on a proud parent’s refrigerator—these are a couple of ways in which Art, creative expression, is typically experienced. However, first-year master’s students in Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR...

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November 11, 2011

On Veterans Day: The Intersection of Lives and Missions in a Small World

By Lori Bauer My eyes were drawn immediately to the service medals on Tim Zerbe’s uniform. Row after row of them. My mind wandered. I wasn’t thinking of the theaters Zerbe had served in. I was thinking of the veterans’ accounts on this week’s History Channel series, Vietnam in HD: It's not the war...

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October 25, 2011

Rwandan Peace Builder and Trauma Healer Shares Techniques With IPCR Students

On Oct. 18, special guest speaker Theoneste Bizimana, co-founder, facilitator and trainer of the African Great Lakes Initiative's Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) Project, led a workshop on the organization's unique approach to restoring peace in African communities devastated by...

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October 25, 2011

Arcadia Mentioned on Kosovo Government Website

The Republic of Kosovo website recently reported that Arcadia University, appearing as "Universitetin Arkadia në Filadelfia" was among the U.S. locations in the that the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Slobodan Petrovic, would be visiting.

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September 16, 2011

Healing Among Former Enemies: Cox and Jacobsen Train in East Africa

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M Drs. Amy Cox and Bill Jacobsen , adjunct professors in Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, traveled to Burundi recently to become trained facilitators in the Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) program and developed important...

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September 16, 2011

TV News: IPCR Alum Fights Violence in Congo with Soccer Balls

Stephen Reynard ’10M , founder of Sports4HOPE , an organization that seeks to prevent and reconcile conflicts through sport and peace education, recently appeared on News Channel 5 of Nashville, Tenn. Reynard is preparing to move to the Eastern region of Congo to work with three communities...

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June 24, 2011

O'Hare Receives A. Richard Polis Graduate Scholarship Award

Dr. John R. Hoffman , Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, awarded the 2011 A. Richard Polis Scholarship Award to Megan Sarah O’Hare ’11M at Graduate Commencement ceremonies in May. O’Hare received a Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. The A. Richard Polis Graduate...

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June 17, 2011

O'Connor Takes a Closer Look at Costa Rica's Dam Conflict

At first glance the proposed El Diquis Hydroelectric Project in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, appears to be universally beneficial: damming the river basin would bring sustainable energy to millions of Central Americans, and with it the promise of continued development. But as Kelly Hays O’Connor , a...

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June 9, 2011

IPCR Students Depart for the Balkans, June 18

International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) students will depart for Serbia on June 18 for the 10 day travel portion of 3-credit course, Kosovo: Minority Rights, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict. Led by Alex N. Grigorev , Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and...

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May 18, 2011

18 Students Meet With Rwandan Minister of Justice

Students in the International Experience course “Peace, Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda” met with Tharcisse Karugarama, the Rwandan Minister of Justice on May 12. As reported by the New Times , the Minister petitioned students to act as Rwanda’s ambassadors on the socioeconomic transformation...

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