Arcadia University News


November 21, 2016

Sturiale ’17, Mills ’18 Assist Professor Adjovi and Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Through their research assistantship with Assistant Professor of Historical and Political Studies Roland Adjovi , Zachary Sturiale ’17 and Ryan Mills ’18 prepared preliminary reports for and attended a press conference during the United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention’s first visit to...

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November 17, 2016

Author Levin Millan and Kuch ’10 Discuss Escape from Sudanese Civil War

Author Harriet Levin Millan and Michael Majok Kuch ’10 , a graduate of Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program and one of the Lost Boys of the Sudan, visited campus on Tuesday, Nov. 15 during International Education Week to discuss How Fast Can You Run , a novel...

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November 16, 2016

Two Fulbright Winners, One U.S. Agency Award Winner Among Arcadia’s Graduate Students

Arcadia University is home to three international graduate award recipients this year. Olga Banaszkiewicz ’17 , of Spain, received the Becas de Máster en Estados Unidos de América from Fulbright España; Selviana Ndoen ’18 , of Indonesia, received the USAID Program to Extend Scholarships and...

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August 23, 2016

Sierra Leone GFS Course Examines Country’s Revitalization Post-Ebola

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, led 10 students on a Global Field Study course to Sierra Leone from May 21 to June 1, to study how the country is revitalizing its socio-economic conditions post-ebola. During the course, Beyond Ebola in Sierra Leone,...

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August 8, 2016

Students, Faculty, Alumni Collaborate on Belize Community Service Trip

Arcadia University is continuing to expand its global service efforts with the addition of San Pedro, Belize as a service location. Through a $25,000 grant from Arcadia University, the College of Health Sciences and the School of Education have provided care to the general community since Aug. 6,...

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June 27, 2016

AGS Class of 2016 Enters World of International Diplomacy

Left to Right: Megan Pritchard, Gabriele Paone, Ahmed Samy Lotf, Sakshi Mishra, Emily Davison, Simisola Osekunowo, Aurora Eck Nilsen, Tigidankay Sannoh, Fazola Nasretdinova, Erin Robbins, Elisa Gabrieli. On June 4 in Paris, France, seven students graduated from the Master of Arts in International...

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June 6, 2016

Adjovi Examines Human Rights Violations in Azerbaijan

Human rights expert Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University, examined the institutionalization of persons with disabilities, psychosocial dysfunctions, and intellectual impairments in Azerbaijan from May 16 to 25. As Chair of the United Nations...

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April 19, 2016

Dr. Riggan Receives Fulbright for Research in Ethiopia

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, will study how civic education has been implemented in Ethiopian secondary schools, through funding from the Teaching/Research Fulbright award. During her sabbatical, Dr. Riggan will teach two international research and...

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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 4, 2016

Otieno Presents on Teaching Africa Through Film

In November, Alex Otieno , instructor of Sociology and International Peace and Conflict Resolution, presented “Using film about Africa to foster transformative experiences in sociology courses” at the African Studies Association annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. Otieno’s presentation was part of...

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November 4, 2015

In Huffington Post, Tyson ’13M Explains How Hip-Hop Can Save Schools

Stephen J. Tyson Jr. ’13M was profiled in the Huffington Post on Nov. 2 in an article detailing Tyson’s ideas on the political and social applications of hip-hop, based on a recent appearance at the Apollo Theater with Tyson’s uncle, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Citing artists in Syria,...

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September 2, 2015

Find Your Place in the World with IPCR Day of Peace Event

The International Peace & Conflict Resolution program and Peace Day Philly proudly bring you Finding Our Place in the World: Through the Lens of Immigrant and Refugee Experiences on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms. This interactive program will include...

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July 1, 2015

IPCR Faculty, Staff Attend Peacebuilding Institute

Maja Subasic , International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program coordinator, Dr. Amy Cox , director of the IPCR program, and Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of international studies, attended "Teaching Peace in the 21st Century 7th Annual Summer Peacebuilding Institute for...

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June 12, 2015

IPCR Students Make Headlines Throughout Serbia, Montenegro

Story by Madison Caudullo '16 Five students made headlines this spring for their travels through Serbia and Montenegro as part of the Global Field Study course Conflict, Governance, and State Building: The Balkans, led by Professor Alex Grigorev and Dr. Amy Cox , director of the International Peace...

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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 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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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 17, 2015

Arcadia Ebola Relief Donations Arrive in Sierra Leone

On Feb. 9, donations collected during Arcadia’s Ebola relief drive last semester arrived in Sierra Leone. Fodeba Daboh ’11, graduate of Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, presented packages of personal protective equipment to Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Social...

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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 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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