Arcadia University News


March 6, 2017

Arcadia University Ranked Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Arcadia University was ranked by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the Bachelor’s Institution category. Faculty members Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, and Dr. Jennifer Riggan...

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January 25, 2017

Reale Publishes New Book on Achieving a Work-Life Balance

Associate Professor and Faculty Librarian for English and Music Michelle Reale published Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher: Strategies for Mindful Academic Practice , a book that helps readers achieve better work-life balance through a step-by-step guide. Published by the American Library...

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January 25, 2017

Theater Arts Students Support Inclusion and Diversity Through National Movement

On Jan. 19, Arcadia students gathered outside Spruance Fine Arts Center to support the Ghostlight Project, a national movement to resist intolerance, spread compassion, and ensure inclusion by creating “brave spaces” within the theater arts community. Inspired by the tradition of illuminating “...

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January 21, 2017

Apprenticeship Spotlight: Navigating the Global Art World

By Jeremy Kramer '15 Over the course of a semester I worked with Dr. Jill Pederson, Assistant Art History Professor, on her long term project, a forthcoming publication called Circles of Friendship: Leonardo da Vinci and the Academy in Renaissance Milan . With the book in the last stages...

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January 18, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Panel to Address Safe Spaces in Communities

The Black Male Development Symposium will host a "Community Conversation" at Arcadia University on Friday, Jan. 20 will examine how to build safe spaces for men, women, and youth in communities, and create an action plan to address issues that challenge these safe spaces. The discussion, “Building...

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November 3, 2016

International LGBTQ Activist Speaks of Decades of Work to Pan-African Studies, Sociology Programs

On Oct. 28, the Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Pan-African Studies Programs welcomed Nigerian LGBTQ activist Brother Davis Mac-Iyalla, who spoke to the Arcadia community about his advocacy for the dignity and rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people in Africa. Sharing...

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October 12, 2016

School of Global Business Hosts ‘Executives After 5’ on Boathouse Row

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the School of Global Business hosted the third installment of “Executives After 5,” a networking series that allows participants to socialize with business professionals whose work aligns with their career goals. This semester, undergraduate students had the opportunity to join...

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September 12, 2016

Arcadia Alum Brennan Helps Louisiana Flood Survivors as FEMA Disaster Specialist

Shawn Brennan ’16 , who graduated in May from Arcadia University with a degree in Criminal Justice , has spent the past few weeks in Baton Rouge helping flood survivors. Since Aug. 17, Brennan has met with residents of disaster areas as a Disaster Survivor Assistance specialist (DSA) with FEMA to...

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June 9, 2016

Dr. Loury Recognized Honored for Community Involvement by Youth Coalition

Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, is this year’s recipient of the Northwest CommUnity Coalition for Youth (NCCY) Good Neighbor Award. She will be recognized for her work with young adults to improve educational opportunities and learning...

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June 2, 2016

Community Leaders Honored at Black Male Development Fundraising Gala

Senator Vincent Hughes, Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee; Sara Lomax Reese, president and CEO of 900AM-WURD; Marcus Allen, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters; and Mark Lapreziosa , vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Arcadia,...

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February 4, 2016

Dr. Riggan Publishes Book on Eritrean Educational Struggles

Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of international studies at Arcadia University, is celebrating the release of her new book, The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea with a book launch on Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The book will be released on Feb. 16...

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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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December 9, 2015

Nollywood Films Screened During International Education Week

The Arcadia community was treated to a sample of African cinema as part of International Education Week. In November, the five African films screened on campus showcased award-winning movies ranging from a story of women traders in the early twentieth century to a violent drug thriller based on a...

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November 12, 2015

Dr. Loury Urges Support of Historically Black Colleges

On Nov. 5, Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of sociology, moderated a town hall discussion at Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center on the need to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as reported by The Philadelphia Tribune . Declining enrollment and lower-than-...

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February 27, 2015

Dr. Loury Speaks About Letters to Trayvon Event

On Feb. 24, Dr. Doreen Loury , director of Pan-African Studies and assistant professor of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice, appeared on the online radio show Song Book of Gospel. Dr. Loury discussed Letters to Trayvon: A Celebration of Black Men and Boys , an event at Arcadia on Feb...

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May 13, 2014

Roland Adjovi, Resident Scholar at Arcadia University, Elected to United Nations Working Group

Roland Adjovi , resident scholar at The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, has been elected to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. The three-year mandate (2014-16) begins immediately. A jurist with extensive teaching experience, Adjovi served as academic director...

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December 12, 2013

Kim Canfield Named Philadelphia Inquirer Academic Performer of the Year

Kim Canfield , a standout member of the women’s soccer team at Arcadia University, is the 2013 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic Performer of the Year. A junior forward/midfielder from Hillsborough, N.J., Canfield is a biology/pre-physician assistant major with a 3.77 cumulative grade point average...

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