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December 12, 2018

Dr. Shandell Featured on African American Studies Podcast for Book

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor and co-director of Theater Arts, was featured in an episode of the "New Books on African American Studies" podcast. Dr. Shandell discussed his new novel, T he American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era , which unpacks the legacy of the American...

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November 20, 2018

Dr. Moore, Oguz ’18 Research Musician Cognition

Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology, Pinar Oguz ’18 , and Jim Meyer, of Elmhurst College, published “Superior Fluid Cognition in Trained Musicians” in Sage Journals on Nov. 9. Their research explores the relationship between trained musicians and fluid intelligence, or the...

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November 13, 2018

Dr. Kantak Receives Grant to Study Stroke Hand Function Recovery

How often do you use one hand to complete an activity? Not often, according to Dr. Shailesh Kantak , assistant professor of Physical Therapy. The dependency on using both hands to complete most tasks of daily living– from putting on socks in the morning to pulling up the bedsheets at night– is what...

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October 22, 2018

Dr. Oatis Featured in Wiley’s Research Headlines

Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, published her research on Total Knee Replacement therapy with Wiley’s Arthritis Care & Research. Dr. Oatis’ research, "Characteristics of Usual Physical Therapy post Total Knee Replacement (TKO) and Their Associations with Functional Outcomes,"...

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October 22, 2018

Dr. Campbell’s “Get Your Groove On” Highlighted by Business Education Association

Dr. Bruce Campbell , associate professor in the School of Education, was featured in the September 2018 issue of the National Business Education Association’s (NBEA) Keying In for his Preview course, “Get Your Groove On: Exploring the Urban Music Scene in London and Philadelphia.” The Preview...

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September 25, 2018

Loeffler a Finalist in Artisan Series Art Competition

Carole Loeffler , associate professor and chair of Visual and Performing Arts, was selected as a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, which displayed her “it's fine, I'm fine” artwork from Aug. 31 to Sept. 14 at Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia. Public voting for the final art pieces is...

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September 18, 2018

Dr. Conway Named to Editorial Board of Genetics/Genomics Competency Center

Dr. Laura Conway , associate director of Genetic Counseling, was named to a one year term to the editorial board of the Genetics/Genomics Competency Center beginning Sept. 30. Members of the editorial board ensure that the materials in the collection are comprehensive, current, accurate. These...

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September 14, 2018

Lincoln County News Praises Abbey Ryan Exhibition

Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Abbey Ryan ’03 ’s solo still life exhibit, “Abbey Ryan: Poetic Realism,” was reviewed in the Lincoln County News Aug. 21 article, “Review: Abbey Ryan Still-Life Show at Gleason Stuns with Attention to Detail.” The review notes: “Ryan excels at...

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September 13, 2018

Drs. Deshpande and Mazaj '97 Named Routledge Featured Authors

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , professor of Media and Communication, and Dr. Meta Mazaj ’97 were named as Routledge Featured Authors for their recent book, World Cinema: A Critical Introduction. World Cinema, published by Routledge, offers a critical perspective on cinematic industries around the world...

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September 12, 2018

Dr. Shah Accepted to Selective Grant Mentoring Program

Dr. Kshamata Shah , assistant professor of Physical Therapy and director of Education for International Physical Therapists, was accepted to the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative/Bone and Joint Canada Young Investigator Initiative (YII) Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program, a selective...

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August 22, 2018

Dr. Ford Receives Grant for GenCyberCoin Project

Dr. Vitaly Ford , assistant professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, has created a web platform where middle school and high school students can learn about cryptocurrency and web security through his grant award from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF...

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August 14, 2018

Dr. Riggan Co-Authors Article on Eritrean Refugees

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, recently co-authored the article ””We Can’t Go Home”: What Does Peace Mean for Eritrean Refugees?” The piece was published Aug. 1 on the pan-african news site African Arguments, and addresses the delicate position of...

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August 1, 2018

Heads or Tails: Psychology Faculty ‘Flip’ Over Cellphones in Class

By Nicole Gieselman ’19 Two Arcadia faculty members are turning heads with a new method of eliminating unnecessary cellphone use in classrooms: positive reinforcement. “It can be really disheartening, as a professor, when you put so much time and effort into your course, and you see students on...

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July 30, 2018

Dr. Campbell Named 2018 Norman Johnston Fellow

Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate professor of Education, has started an ambitious project to connect leadership, music, and social justice with the help of the highly competitive Dr. Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Campbell’s project, “Dust + Dignity...

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July 11, 2018

Arcadia Faculty Honored with APTA Service Awards

This past year, Dr. Martha Eastlack and Dr. Phil McClure , assistant professor and professor and chair of Physical Therapy, respectively, were recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for their outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. McClure received the Paris...

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May 15, 2018

Psychology Students, Alumni, Dr. Brown Publish on Natural Talent and Hard Work

Psychology students Katie Jobson ’18 and Jennifer Link ’18 , along with alumna Nicole Troy ’16 and Dr. Christina Brown , associate professor of Psychology, published their research, “Contextual and personal determinants of preferring success attributed to natural talent or striving,” with the...

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May 9, 2018

Dr. Craik Presents Keynote Speech on Health Care and Physical Therapy

Dr. Rebecca Craik , dean of the College of Health Sciences, presented the keynote address at the sixth annual Southeast District Combined Sections Meeting on April 14 at Thomas Jefferson University. Her speech, “Still Not Satisfied,” was an update to her 2005 Mary McMillian address that examined...

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May 3, 2018

Dr. McClintock, Graduate Students Present at Global Conference on Women’s Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Heather McClintock , assistant professor of Public Health; Erica Hartman ’18M , a dual degree student in Public Health and Physician Assistant programs; and Ewinka Romulus ’18M , a student in the Public Health program, each presented research on women’s health in sub-saharan Africa at the 2018...

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May 3, 2018

Dr. Riggan Awarded Fellowship for Research on Eritrean Refugees

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, will continue her research into Eritrean refugees at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research during the summer of 2019. Dr. Riggan is conducting the research through the Georg Arnhold Program on...

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April 29, 2018

Professors Emeriti Host Lecture Series at Retirement Community

Throughout April, Arcadia’s emeriti faculty presented on a range of topics at Rydal Park Retirement Community, highlighting Arcadia’s global reach with research on West Africa, China, England, the Caribbean, and Beaver, Pa. Dr. Louis Friedler (Computer Science and Mathematics), Dr. Hugh Grady (...

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April 24, 2018

Reale Publishes New Book on the Perception of University Librarians

Michelle Reale , associate professor and faculty librarian, published “The Indispensable Academic Librarian: Teaching and Collaborating for Change,” a new book that challenges the way academic librarians are perceived within their institutions and discusses becoming a proactive educator and...

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