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April 11, 2019

Students Showcase International Learning Experience at Global Expo

Visitors to the University Commons traveled around the world in just a few few hours at the annual Global Expo on April 5. The 278 first-year and transfer students from 12 Preview courses showcased their global experiences, such as learning about ecotourism in Costa Rica and exploring the history...

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April 9, 2019

Arcadia’s Alternative Spring Break Helps Rebuild Homes in Puerto Rico

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 As more than 275 Arcadia students and co-leaders headed to destinations around the world on Preview, a group of 16 students, alumni, and staff headed for Yabucoa, Puerto Rico to spend their spring break providing hurricane relief through the Community and Civic Engagement...

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April 3, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Academic Achievement at Honors Convocation

Arcadia University celebrated academic achievement and scholastic excellence at the 2019 Honors Convocation on March 30. More than 1,000 students earned distinguished honors and honors in the spring and fall 2018, and 59 student and faculty awards were presented. President Ajay Nair addressed the...

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March 29, 2019

Drs. Arkoosh, Brown to Receive Honorary Degrees at Arcadia University Commencements, May 16 & 17

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and physician anesthesiologist, and Dr. Michael S. Brown, regental professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Nobel Prize laureate, will receive honorary doctoral degrees at...

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March 28, 2019

Arcadia Physician Assistant Program Ranked 3rd in PA, 46th in Nation

In a ranking released by U.S. News and World Report on March 12, Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program was ranked third in Pennsylvania and 46th in the nation– an increase of over 30 percent from U.S. News ’ last such rankings in 2015. Arcadia’s program is one of only 18 in...

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March 26, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Holi Festival on Haber Green

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 and Caitlin Joyce '20 On March 20, Arcadia’s “Inside Hinduism” course hosted its second annual Holi Hindu Festival of Colors. Students met on Haber Green to learn about the history of the celebration and the Hindu culture while enjoying a lunch of traditional foods. After...

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March 18, 2019

Theater Hosts Hedda Gabler in Grey Towers Castle

If all the world’s a stage, then the Arcadia University Theater is taking every opportunity to perform in creative spaces around campus– including Grey Towers Castle. For Hedda Gabler, which will run from March 28 to 31, they’re transforming the lobby, Dining Room, and Rose and Mirror rooms into...

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March 12, 2019

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Tells Story of Dr. Ellington Beavers

On March 4, The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article on Dr. Ellington Beavers , his research in Boyer Hall's laboratories, and his historic gift to Arcadia University. The story has been picked up by the Associated Press and appeared in outlets around the country, including U.S. News &...

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March 11, 2019

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Reviews Whitman Exhibition

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed the exhibition " Writers Making Books " in its Feb. 24 Sunday edition. Art critic Edith Newhall writes: "Among the many events this year for Whitman at 200, the regional Walt Whitman bicentennial celebration, is a not-to-be-missed exhibition at Arcadia University’...

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March 7, 2019

Arcadia Hosts Race Historian Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, discussed female abolitionists and runaway slaves at Arcadia on March 5. After, attendees watched Sisters in Freedom , a documentary on which Dr...

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March 6, 2019

Arcadia Looks to “What’s Next?” for Fourth Annual Tedx Event April 14

From envisioning how America’s prison system needs change to investigating how dance inspires children, TEDx Arcadia University: “What’s Next?” on April 14 will encourage attendees to ask how their passions can change the Philadelphia region. TEDx Arcadia University: “What’s Next?” is the fourth...

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March 5, 2019

Dr. Wolff Awarded Teacher Excellence Award by Philadelphia ASA

Dr. Ned Wolff , professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, was awarded the Teacher Excellence Award by the Philadelphia branch of the American Statistical Association. He’ll receive this award at an event on March 29. Colleagues and students submitted letters of recommendation to the...

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March 5, 2019

Dr. Noller Receives PA Mental Health Community Outreach Grant

Dr. Diana T. Noller , chair of the Department of Medical Science, hopes that one day Americans can overcome the stigma of mental health, and she is working to help the cause. In January, Dr. Noller was awarded the Mental Health Community Outreach Grant from the National Commission on Certification...

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March 1, 2019

Men's Basketball Set For NCAA Matchup With New Jersey City

For the first time in program history, the Arcadia men's basketball team qualified for the NCAA Tournament and is set to take on New Jersey City University on Friday, March 1 in the first round. The game, set to be played in Marietta, Ohio will begin at 5 p.m. Watch the Live Stream More About the...

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February 28, 2019

Open Expression Task Force Welcomes Dr. Ben-Porath, Discusses Drafted Principles

“We have an opportunity to see each other and recognize our differences,” Dr. Sigal Ben-Porath, professor of Education, Political Science, and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Free Speech on Campus , said to members of the Arcadia community on Feb. 22. “We have to create...

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February 27, 2019

Applied Behavior Analysis Program Ranked Nationally Second Year Running

Arcadia’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program has been ranked nationally for the second year in a row with the Applied Behavior Analysis Program Guide. This year, the program ranked 11th in the “Top 15 Best Applied Behavior Analysis Online Programs 2019.” Of the 15 best, it is one of only two...

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February 19, 2019

Students Bring Curriculum Lab into 21st Century Education Space

At the back of Landman Library’s first floor, in a room with windows covered in multicolored writing, lies an Arcadia “best-kept secret”— the Curriculum Lab, a space providing Education students with teaching resources. Students in the Education 411 class, “Designing Learning Environments,”...

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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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