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November 28, 2017

Dr. Conway Elected to Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors Board

Associate Professor and Associate Director of Genetic Counseling Dr. Laura Conway ’99M, PhD, CGC was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD). Her two-year term as secretary and executive committee member begins in January. The AGCPD is a...

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November 15, 2017

Dr. Brasof, Graduate Students Present at Social Studies Conference

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education and director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education, presented at the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies’ (PCSS) 64th annual statewide conference in Harrisburg on Oct. 20. Dr. Brasof, along with Education certificate students...

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November 8, 2017

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Featured in Reading Eagle for Transgender Rights Presentation

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe was featured in the Oct. 31 The Reading Eagle for presenting to the Exeter School Board about supporting transgender students in the district. “There is a lot of fear and lack of education,” said Dr. Slesaransky-Poe. “That’s why I love having the opportunity to...

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November 8, 2017

Reale Invited to Lecture at Bowling Green State University

Michelle Reale , associate professor of the Library and Access Services, discussed poetic inquiry as a research method as a guest lecturer to Dr. Sandra Faulkner’s graduate qualitative methods class at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Through a Skype video call, students asked...

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November 8, 2017

At Teacher Assembly, Faculty and Students Present on STEM, Building Classroom Community

Faculty and students in Arcadia’s School of Education presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) 46th Teacher Education Assembly on Oct. 25 and 26 in Harrisburg. Associate Professor of Education Dr. Jodi Bornstein , along with Alexandra Rinaldi ’18 ,...

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November 2, 2017

Dr. Tobe Publishes Research on rRNA Sequencing of Microbial DNA

Assistant Professor of Forensic Science Dr. Shane Tobe co-authored a research article titled “Microbial Composition Analyses by 16S rRNA Sequencing: A Proof of Concept Approach to Provenance Determination of Archaeological Ochre,” which was published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) on Oct...

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October 25, 2017

Dr. Loury Receives African American Women in Higher Education Award

Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology, was highlighted by The Philadelphia Tribune as the African American Women Veterans in Higher Education recipient at the Association of Black Women in Higher Education’s conference on Oct. 18. The Tribune also...

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October 25, 2017

Theater Faculty, Alumni, Students Help Scare Visitors at Eastern State Penitentiary

Faculty, alumni, and students from the University Theater Arts Program are scaring visitors at Eastern State Penitentiary as members of the Terror Behind the Walls team. At Eastern State Penitentiary, which transforms into Terror Behind the Walls each night around Halloween, Theater Costume Shop...

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October 24, 2017

Loeffler Depicts Post-Election America in New Exhibition

Carole Loeffler , associate professor and chair of Visual Arts, is featured in the Mount Airy Contemporary art exhibition “Achromatic,” which The Philadelphia Inquirer named as one of the “15 top-flight gallery shows to see in Philly this fall.” Loeffler’s work, “Diminish,” is a direct reaction to...

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October 24, 2017

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Named Champion of Social Justice by PEAL Center

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of Education, was named a 2017 Champion of Social Justice by the Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center. She was recognized for “her work in creating welcoming, inclusive, and safe schools and organizations for gender non-binary and...

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October 20, 2017

Manzella Hosts Printmaking Workshop in Philadelphia

Jennifer Manzella , adjunct professor of Art and Design, taught attendees to the printmaking workshop and hand pulled relief prints how to create their own single and multi-colored prints at the Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop in Philadelphia on Oct. 15. Manzella is an artist and printmaker who...

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October 20, 2017

Arcadia’s Shoulder Research Center Seeks Study Participants

Arcadia University’s Shoulder Research Center is seeking patients for a six-week exercise rehabilitation study on rotator cuff tendinopathy. The National Institutes of Health grant funded trial, conducted in collaboration with the University of Oregon, studies shoulder muscle activation patterns in...

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October 16, 2017

Dr. Campbell Honored at Education Law Center Celebration

Dr. Bruce Campbell , associate professor in the School of Education, was one of four honorees at the Education Law Center’s Annual Celebration in Philadelphia on Sept. 27. Dr. Campbell has served on the center’s Board of Directors since 2003, and has been board president for the past four years...

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October 16, 2017

Lyman, Byrne Recognized by Pennsylvania Counseling Association

Carol Lyman , associate director of Counseling, and Elizabeth Byrne , adjunct professor of Psychology, will be recognized for the contributions to counseling services at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) luncheon in King of Prussia on Nov 4. Lyman will receive the 2017 Outstanding...

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October 16, 2017

Dr. Dorfman Published in Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project

Dr. Lynne Dorfman , adjunct professor of Education, published “Creating a Positive Classroom Environment: It Starts With You” on The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project (PAWLP) blog, where she serves as a co-director. The article discusses ways to use and enhance positive energy as a...

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October 10, 2017

Dr. Brasof Leads Series with Phila. School District for National History Day

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education and coordinator of Secondary Social Studies and English Education, will lead a 9-session professional development series through Feb. 27 with teachers and leaders from the School District of Philadelphia. Dr. Brasof will work with middle and high...

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September 27, 2017

Ryan’s Work Featured in Four Art Exhibitions Around the Country

Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Art and Design and recipient of the inaugural Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship, is featured in four art exhibitions across the country this fall and winter. Her painting “Two Peaches with Leaves” is showcased on the postcard for the Tri-State Invitational...

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September 20, 2017

Dr. Scott Publishes on Drug Detection in Rat Hair

Dr. Karen Scott , director of Forensic Science, and doctorate student Lorna Nisbet published a paper in the Oxford Academic Journal of Analytical Toxicology that assesses the impact hair color has on the detection of certain high potency psychoactive drugs. “Application of a Urine and Hair...

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September 19, 2017

Dr. Rambsy Lectures on Jay-Z as First “Beyond Meridians” Presenter

Dr. Kenton Rambsy, assistant professor at the University of Texas-Arlington, will present the first “Beyond Meridians” lecture in the Commons Great Room on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will focus on Dr. Rambsy’s most well-known work, “The Jay-Z Mixtape: A Blueprint for Black Digital...

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September 19, 2017

Dr. Kachuyevski Receives Fulbright to Study Ukrainian National Identity

Dr. Angela Kachuyevski , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, is the recipient of a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award to Ukraine– the third faculty member and fifth University member to earn a Fulbright award in the past two years. Beginning in February 2018, Dr...

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September 6, 2017

‘La Voce di New York’ Features Reale’s Poetry on Syrian Refugees

Michelle Reale , associate professor of the Library and access services and outreach librarian, has two upcoming books scheduled for publication in 2018. On Aug. 17, Italian-American newspaper La Voce di New York published a piece discussing her upcoming book of poetry, Confini (which translates to...

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