Arcadia University News


May 6, 2019

Jock ’20 Published by INSP News Service

Print communications major Kaitlin Jock ’20 published “The United States has a hostile architecture problem. Is public space becoming private?” with International Network of Street Papers (INSP) News Service on April 26 and Spare Change News on May 3. Jock’s article is critical of a recent movement...

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April 30, 2019

Dr. Deshpande Serves as Judge at 2019 Indian Film Festival

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , professor of Media and Communication, served as a judge on the Narrative Film Jury at the 2019 Indian Film Festival of LA (IFFLA) from April 11 to 14. The IFFLA, a non-profit organization that has been running for 17 years, is devoted to cultivating a greater appreciation of...

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April 26, 2019

Arcadia Establishes Public Relations Student Society

Chris Mullin , instructor in the Department of Media and Communication, helped establish Arcadia’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The society has over 300 chapters nationwide, with almost 10,000 members. Mullin, joined by Communication and Media Studies major...

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March 15, 2019

Buscher Named Program Director of Fleisher Art Memorial

Rob Buscher , adjunct professor of Japanese cinema and Asian American studies, was named program director of the Fleisher Art Memorial on Feb. 25. As program director, Buscher will oversee Fleisher’s exhibit programs, community outreach operations, and educational opportunities for adult and...

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March 12, 2019

On BBC Mini-Series, Dr. Dwyer Talks About America’s Self-image in the 1980s

Dr. Michael Dwyer , associate professor of Media and Communication, appeared in the BBC Four documentary mini-series " American History's Biggest Fibs " on Feb. 1. On the show, Dwyer discussed the importance of the 1950s to America's self-image in the 1980s. The mini-series is hosted by the British...

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January 23, 2019

Clark ’99 to Release Second Novel, Hands Up, with Wido Publishing

Stephen Clark ’99 is preparing to release his second novel, Hands Up , with Wido Publishing. In Hands Up , Clark explores the story of three protagonists who witness a police shooting. Clark describes this book as a “socially conscious thriller” that draws upon themes of racial tension and mutual...

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November 14, 2018

Peterson ’09 Publishes Poetry Collection on Blacklisted Men

In October, Print Communications alumna Elishia Peterson ’09 visited her alma mater to celebrate publishing Blacklisted: 12 Men Facing Stigma and Success , a collection of 126 poems that dissect the reality of being a black man in America. The collection was inspired by Peterson’s thesis project, “...

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October 9, 2018

Bryant ’21 Goes Hollywood

Good fortune may have led English major Lashanna Bryant ’21 to Philadelphia’s Wizard World Comic Con, as she won, through a Facebook contest, a four-day event pass, prize pack, and tickets to meet Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa. But it was talent that earned Bryant a meeting with...

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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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April 25, 2018

Global 1968 Panel Explores Iconic Year’s Influence on Pop Culture

By Caitlin Joyce '20 On March 29, a panel, “1968: Transformations in Art, Media, and Culture,” discussed how political and social climate changes during that year influenced pop culture. The panel, part of the Global 1968: Explosions and Legacies series, featured Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate...

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April 18, 2018

Dwyer Receives NEH Grant to Study Rust Belt Cities in Film

Dr. Michael Dwyer , associate professor and undergraduate director of Media and Communication, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to pursue his book about the relationship between Hollywood film and Rust Belt cities. The term “Rust Belt” refers to the economic decline,...

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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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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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November 20, 2017

Students Volunteer at Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Members of the A.S.I.A. club volunteered at the 10th annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF), which ran from Nov. 9 through 19. Students performed an array of tasks, including posting festival flyers around the community, creating tickets and all-access badges, collecting tickets...

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November 3, 2017

Arcadia Celebrates Inaugural Genetic Counseling Awareness Day

Arcadia will celebrate the inaugural Genetic Counseling Awareness Day at the 21st Annual Supervisor’s Workshop on Nov. 9. The event is sponsored by GeneDx, a company that specializes in genetic testing. The event, held in the Commons Great Room, will feature a screening of the documentary “Rarefied...

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September 14, 2017

Atkins Publishes on Free Speech for Conservative Students

Larry Atkins , adjunct professor of English, published “There Should be Free Speech on College Campuses for Conservative Students, Conservative Speakers, and Liberal Professors” in the Huffington Post on Aug. 28. The op-ed addressed free speech on college campuses for conservative students at...

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August 30, 2017

Armstrong ’18 Presents at International Feminist Conference

This summer, Print Communications major Helen Armstrong '18 presented “ Supernatural at the Crossroads: Slash Shipping and Female” at Console-ing Passions, an international conference for feminist media studies. Her presentation explored why young women and girls show particular interest in slasher...

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May 5, 2017

Students Showcase Short Films at Hiway Theater

Nearly a dozen Arcadia students have been selected to showcase their short films at the Hiway Theater’s “Local Shorts” event on Wednesday, May 10. After the 11 films are screened, a Q&A session will be held with some of the filmmakers. The students are Allison Nye ’20 , Kristen Stedman ’19 ,...

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March 30, 2017

Atkins Pens Op-Ed on Free Speech

Larry Atkins , adjunct professor of English, published an op-ed on TheHill.com that discussed the silencing of conservative views on college campuses. Atkins said that it is up to instructors to lead by example, and encourage open discussion in classrooms. “Universities should encourage political...

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January 18, 2017

Adeniran ’18 and CSX Transportation Donate $3,000 to Media and Communication Department

Through a freelance position with CSX Transportation, Video Communication major Sarah Adeniran ’18 documented the beautification of Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School—and contributed $3,000 to Arcadia’s Media and Communication Department. After responding to the company’s call for videographers,...

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January 10, 2017

Inquirer Heralds Atkins’s ‘Skewed’ as Timely for Current News Climate

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed Adjunct Professor of English Larry Atkins ’s book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias on Jan. 6, detailing it as “timely, given the recent fierce debate over "fake news" vs. reputable journalism.” Skewed provides tools for today’s news reader to...

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