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February 18, 2019

Feb. 21: Men's Basketball Hosts Semifinals

Support men's basketball on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in Kuch as they vie for a shot at the conference championship. Students: Stop by the Chat at 6:15 p.m. tonight and Wednesday for giveaways, music, and a selfie station with the Knight. Wear white for our "knight-outs" to be entered into a...

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February 4, 2019

IPCR Alumnus Appointed As Director General of the Sierra Leone Content Agency

Fodeba Daboh ’11M , International Peace and Conflict Resolution alumnus and adjunct professor of Historical and Political Studies, was recently appointed as Director General of the Sierra Leone Local Content Agency by His Excellency the President, Rtd Brig. Dr. Julius Maada Bio. The Sierra Leone...

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February 1, 2019

Dr. Loury Nominated for “Black History in the Making” Award, Appointed to Philadelphia Defenders Association Board

Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology and director of Pan-African Studies, was honored at a Jan. 21 reception by One Village Alliance as the 2019 Black History in the Making (BHIM) Legacy Award. The award honors remarkable role models and mentors who both embody the values of Dr...

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January 24, 2019

Students Brave the Cold for MLK Day of Service 2019

Arcadia University student and alumni volunteers and the Community and Civic Engagement Center continued on with their collection through freezing temperatures during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21. Even with subzero “feels like” temperatures, over 90 volunteers collected...

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January 24, 2019

Arcadia University Awarded USAID Sub-Contract for STEM Educator Curriculum Development in Egypt

Arcadia University will be one of the key developers of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teacher education program. The University has received a sub-contract from a $24.2 million award from United States Agency for International Development. The project, STEM Teacher...

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December 13, 2018

Faculty, Staff, Students “Uknight” for Social Innovation and Freedom of Speech

On Reading Day, Dec. 11, the University community heard from the Uknighted Budget, Aspirational, and Shared Governance and Transparency Committees in a highly anticipated follow-up to the April and September community-wide meetings. In this third meeting, the Budget and Aspirational Committees...

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December 11, 2018

Arcadia University to Transfer Sponsorship of Genetic Counseling program to University of Pennsylvania

Arcadia University and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announce that, beginning in fall 2019, Arcadia University will transfer sponsorship, accreditation, curriculum, and faculty of its Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program to Penn. Established in 1995,...

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November 20, 2018

Arcadia Ranked Fourth Among Illustration Programs in Pennsylvania

Arcadia’s Illustration program was ranked fourth among Pennsylvania schools in Animation Career Review’s “2019 Illustration School Rankings.” Ranked 36th nationally, Arcadia landed in the top 25th percentile. The rankings were based on academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth of...

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November 20, 2018

Students Attend Philadelphia Actuaries Meeting

Actuarial Science majors Caroline Toner ’20 , Kelsey Mashinski ’21 , Di Zhu ’21 , and Alyssa Grandmont ’20 attended a Philadelphia Actuaries Club meeting on Nov. 8 with Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Irina Pogrebivsky . Students attended a panel session on non-traditional...

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November 16, 2018

Arcadia Again Ranked First in Nation by IIE for Study Abroad Participation

For the ninth consecutive year, the Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia University first in the U.S. in study abroad participation. Arcadia earned the recognition in IIE’s Open Doors report, released on Nov. 13, based on the percentage of undergraduate students participating in...

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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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November 8, 2018

Drs. Crivelli-Kovach, Wertime Named Professors Emeriti

In recognition of their distinguished teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor and director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Public Health, has been named Professor Emerita, and Dr. Richard Wertime , professor of English, has been named Professor Emeritus...

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November 1, 2018

Arcadia Receives STEM Teacher Grant as Part of Noyce Program

The National Science Foundation has awarded Arcadia University a grant for $178,249 as part of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The grant, totalling $1.32 million, is split between the collaborative Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership Scholarship Program (PRNP-S) that includes...

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October 18, 2018

Dr. Ajay Nair Inaugurated as Arcadia’s 22nd President

Message of "truth" highlights inaugural address “The truth shall set us free,” was the message from Dr. Ajay Nair on Oct. 13, as hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni, trustees, families, friends, and community members ushered in a new era at Arcadia University with his inauguration as 22nd...

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October 11, 2018

Sister Prejean Discusses Social Justice and Death Penalty as Common Read Speaker

“People need to know,” said Sister Helen Prejean. “Most people have never thought about the death penalty, because it doesn’t touch their daily lives. Together, we need to change it.” Sister Helen, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States ,...

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September 25, 2018

Arcadia University to Inaugurate 22nd President, Dr. Ajay Nair, Oct. 13

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it will inaugurate its 22nd president, Dr. Ajay Nair , during an installation ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 13. The ceremony is the culmination of a week of events celebrating the inauguration theme, “Reimagining Our Higher Education Community: From...

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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 11, 2018

Arcadia Listed in Several Categories in 2019 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

In the 2019 U.S. News & World Report university rankings, released yesterday, Arcadia University earned inclusion in several categories, such as Best Value School, A+ School for B Students, Best Undergraduate Teaching Schools, and Most Innovative Schools. In the overall rankings, Arcadia is 55...

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September 11, 2018

Dr. Eaton Launches Humanities Research Lab as Steinbrucker Endowed Chair

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, is hoping the new Humanities Research Lab (HRL) can be a place where students, faculty, and staff can work collaboratively. The HRL opens on Sept. 12 with a kickoff event from 12:15 to 1 p.m. The HRL is located at 2035 Church Road. Dedicated to...

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September 6, 2018

Margolis, Dr. Ford Awarded NSF Grant for New Campus Science & Education Network

Interim Chief Information Officer Leslie Margolis and Dr. Vitaly Ford , assistant professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to provide new, high-speed networking resources on campus for technology-driven science and education applications...

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August 27, 2018

The Class of 2022 Become Knights

Under sunny skies on Aug. 24, hundreds of students moved into residence halls as Arcadia’s newest Knights. Student-athletes and volunteers unloaded mini fridges, bedding, and other University necessities for the Class of 2022, which includes community activists, musicians, international students,...

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