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April 12, 2018

Dr. Campbell and Stuetz Presents “Power to the People” Music Workshop

Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate professor of Education, and John Stuetz ’19M , Education Literacy Studies graduate student, presented their workshop “Power to the People: Rediscovering Music’s Impact on Social Justice Movements” at the 8th annual Education for Social Justice Conference in Boston...

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April 12, 2018

Final Beyond Meridians Lecture Highlights Multi-ethnic and Mexican American Literature

This year’s Beyond Meridians lecture series concludes on Tuesday, April 17 with "Healing La Herida Abierta: Curanderismo in Traditional Practice and Contemporary Mexican Literature," by Dr. Amanda Ellis, associate professor of English at the University of Houston. The lecture is scheduled for 6 p.m...

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April 12, 2018

Dr. Deshpande’s Book Takes a Critical Look at World Cinema

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande ’s first book, World Cinema: A Critical Introduction , explores the depth and complexity of global film and serves as blueprint to transform casual encounters with film into systemic inquiries of world cinema. Co-authored with Meta Mazaj '97 , cinema studies lecturer at the...

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April 5, 2018

Dr. Loury Named 2018 Local Sheroe By WDAS-FM

Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and director of Pan African Studies, is a Sheroe. While that distinction has been apparent to many in the Arcadia community for several years, it was bestowed on Dr. Loury at the fourth annual 105.3 WDAS-FM...

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April 2, 2018

Betts Highlighted as Inspiration to Poetry Students

Genevieve Betts , adjunct professor of English, was featured in Chestnut Hill Local on March 21 for her role as a mentor and inspiration to budding poets. The article noted that many of Betts’ students have gone on to publish their poetry, and one was even named Poet Laureate of Montgomery County...

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April 1, 2018

Dr. Eaton Presents on African American Literature in Italy and Hungary

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, led international discussions on African American history and literature in March. In Szeged, Hungary, Dr. Eaton presented “The Just Return of Honest Industry: Subverting the Economics of American Slavery from Belinda to Beloved” at the American...

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March 30, 2018

Dr. Scott Interviewed by BBC Radio 3

On March 15, Dr. Laurence Scott , professor of English and Creative Writing at the Arcadia London Center, was featured in a BBC Radio 3 podcast, “Has Social Media Cracked the Code to the Crowd?” Recorded in Gateshead, England, the episode discussed benefits and drawbacks of social media, including...

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March 29, 2018

Dr. Riggan Book Earns Honorable Mention from International Book Award Committee

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of International Studies, received an honorable mention recognition from the Comparative and International Education Society’s Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award Committee for The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of...

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March 27, 2018

Business Wire Highlights Dr. McClure for Distinguished Service Award

Business Wire highlighted Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy Dr. Phil McClure on March 20 for receiving the Paris Distinguished Service Award from the orthopaedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The honor is bestowed on APTA members whose contributions are “of...

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March 22, 2018

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Presents on Gender Nonconforming Students at Diversity Officers Conference

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of Education, presented “From Personal to Professional to Political: How Raising a Gender Nonconforming Child Changed Me, My Profession, and the World Around Me” at the 12th annual Conference of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher...

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March 22, 2018

Education Week Features Dr. Brasof as Expert on Civics Curricula

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education, was featured on March 15 in an Education Week article addressing the importance of a strong civics curriculum in high school classes, especially when discussing the Second Amendment. Brasof stressed the need to take current events and regional...

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March 15, 2018

Dr. Ferrell Presents at College Art Association Conference

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , assistant professor of Art History, presented “The Ring Around the Rose: Jay DeFeo’s Circle and Artistic Collectivity in Cold War San Francisco” at the annual College Art Association (CAA) conference in Los Angeles on Feb. 21. Dr. Ferrell explored women artists in post-war...

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March 14, 2018

Dr. Baker-Doyle Featured by Australian Education Magazine

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , associate professor of Education, was featured for her expertise on collaborative school leadership in Australian publication The Educator . Published on March 6, the article discussed the possibility of eliminating principals in favor of a ‘teacher-led’ education model...

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March 9, 2018

Dr. Eaton Presents on Literature at the University of Valencia

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and Steinbrucker Endowed Chair, presented on the Harlem Renaissance and the contemporary experience of African Americans while a visiting professor in the Department de Filologia, Anglesa, i Alemanya at the University of Valencia in Spain earlier...

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February 27, 2018

“Beyond Meridians” Presents Honoring the Present: Poetry as Self-Care

The “Beyond Meridians” series presents Honoring the Present: Poetry as Self-Care, a performance of poetry and critical thought by poets Kai Davis and Jasmine Combs, in the Commons Meeting Rooms on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Kai Davis is a writer, performer, and teaching artist from Philadelphia...

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February 20, 2018

Dr. Shandell Publishes on Langston Hughes’ ‘Mulatto’

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of Theater Arts, published an essay on Langston Hughes’ 1935 Broadway play Mulatto in Visions of Tragedy in Modern American Drama , a text focused on tragedy in theater and literary studies. Dr. Shandell explores Hughes' drama as an inversion of the "...

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February 7, 2018

Dr. Longacre Publishes Research on Relieving Cancer Caregivers Stress

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, published a study with Oxford Academic Transformational Behavioral Medicine about supporting caregivers of cancer patients. The study analyzed three caregiver support programs from across the country and made recommendations for the...

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January 22, 2018

Dr. Hanson Presents on Brunca Language, Votes for Word of the Year

Dr. Aroline Seibert Hanson , associate professor of Modern Languages, presented research on “The Dynamic State of the Brunca Language” at the joint meeting of the Society of the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas and the Linguistic Society of America in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 4...

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January 11, 2018

Dr. Noakes Speaks on Police Oversight, Quoted in Smithsonian Magazine

Dr. John Noakes , associate professor and chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, presented in November at TEDx West Chester on police oversight and the social contract. Dr. Noakes said that the general population subscribes to a social contract– agreeing to give up certain...

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November 30, 2017

Transformative Teaching in a Connected World: Book Talk with Baker-Doyle

Join Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , associate professor of Education and author of Transformative Teachers: Teacher Leadership and Learning in a Connected World , and Mt. Airy Rev. Kent Matthies for a critical conversation on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of Germantown in Philadelphia...

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November 28, 2017

Buscher Talks Asian American Films with NBC News

Adjunct Professor Robert Buscher was featured in a Nov. 7 NBC News story highlighting the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF), which ran from Nov. 9 to 19. To celebrate the festival’s 10th year, selected films featured many of the first Asian American Hollywood stars. The opening film...

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