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October 21, 2021

1,000+ Arcadians Come Home to Celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend

On Oct. 8 and 9, Arcadia alumni, donors, students, parents, families, faculty, and staff, were invited to attend Homecoming & Family Weekend —one of the first opportunities to attend a community-wide, on-campus event in over a year and a half. With a lineup of in-person, hybrid, and virtual...

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October 20, 2021

Arcadia Works to Develop Land Acknowledgement Statement to Recognize Perseverance of Lenape People

Last summer, a group of Arcadia University faculty and staff attended the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, where presenters paid homage to the Indigenous groups from their respective areas and offered workshops on Indigenous pedagogy in higher education. This resulted in Dr. Doreen Loury...

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October 15, 2021

IPCR Students Roleplay as Aid Workers during Simulated Humanitarian Crisis

Over the weekend of Oct. 8-10, students in Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program spent nearly 48 hours in Boyer Hall, subsisting on only beans and rice, sleeping on cots, and without cell phones or any electronics, in a simulation of a humanitarian crisis...

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October 11, 2021

2020 Athletic Hall of Fame Class Inducted on Oct. 9

Following a year-long wait, Arcadia University inducted its Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020 on Saturday, Oct. 9. The ceremony marked the 10th class to be inducted since the Hall of Fame's inception in 2008. The Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is Dr. Kimberly Canfield '15, '17M, PA-C (women's soccer...

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October 8, 2021

Dr. Velazco Discovers Species of Bat in Northern Peru Connected to Ancient Moche Culture

by Gabrielle Thomas '22 In 2012, Dr. Paul Velazco , now a visiting professor of Biology at Arcadia University, was in a desert in Northern Peru on a postdoctoral research expedition for the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) when he made an extraordinary discovery. His research...

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October 5, 2021

Arcadia University Theater Presents The Pit, Oct. 15-17

Arcadia University Theater Arts announces full casting and production details for The Pit created by Arcadia University students and alumni. Conceived and directed by Damien Figueras and Alisa Sickora Kleckner, The Pit will play in Parking Lot 12, the Pit parking lot, October 15-17, 2021. Arcadia...

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October 4, 2021

Arcadia University Receives $2.25 Million Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Program Grant for the amount of $2.25 million over five years for work designed to increase student achievement, persistence, and retention. Advancing Retention...

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September 13, 2021

Arcadia and Delaware College of Art and Design Sign Articulation Agreement

On Monday, Sept. 13, Arcadia University and Delaware College of Art and Design signed an articulation agreement to open pathways for students earning associate's degrees at DCAD to complete their baccalaureate degrees at Arcadia University. DCAD President Jean Dahlgren and Dean Katy Ro joined...

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September 13, 2021

Arcadia Again Among Top Schools in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

In the highly anticipated 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today, Arcadia University is once again ranked among the top Regional Universities in the North category. Arcadia is ranked 44th, among the top 34 percent of schools in this category and third among colleges and...

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September 7, 2021

For Seventh Straight Year, Arcadia Ranks Best Regionally with Princeton Review

For the seventh straight year, Arcadia University was ranked among the Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern” schools in its “ 2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region .” The prestigious list ranks Arcadia among the 655 colleges and universities in the country that are “academically outstanding and...

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August 30, 2021

Dr. Pederson Publishes Book on Leonardo da Vinci, Speaks on Australia Radio on Mona Lisa

Dr. Jill Pederson , associate professor of Art History, this summer published " Leonardo, Bramante, and the Academia: Art and Friendship in Fifteenth-Century Milan " (2021, Harvey Miller/ Brepols), the first study to provide a comprehensive historical and theoretical account of the long-debated,...

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August 17, 2021

Arcadia Ready to Welcome Newest Knights for Fall 2021 Semester

Courses begin for Arcadia's Fall 2021 semester on Monday, Aug. 30. The University is looking forward to welcome first-year students on Aug. 25 and 26 and returning students on Aug. 28 and 29. More information on Arcadia's fall 2021 semester, including important dates, details, and FAQs, is...

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August 16, 2021

Sept. 9: Arcadia Students “Rock the Knight” at Downtown Glenside Food Truck Festival

On Thursday, Sept. 9, the Arcadia University community will celebrate community spirit as hundreds of students will gather on Haber Green to Rock the Knight with music, food, and giveaways before processing along Easton Road to Glenside to enjoy the Downtown Glenside Food Truck Festival. Students:...

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August 13, 2021

Arcadia Exhibitions Brings U.S. Tour of Sun & Sea to Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Arcadia Exhibitions at Arcadia University is pleased to announce its presentation of Sun & Sea as part of the 2021 Philadelphia Fringe Festival and the second venue of the US Tour of this celebrated opera-performance. Blurring the lines between music, theater, poetry, and visual art, the work...

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August 12, 2021

Dr. Kaplan on How COVID Impacted Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Consumption

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 The shift to remote work and school in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic led to significant changes in most people’s everyday routines. There were shortages at grocery stores, cancellations of trips and events, and an influx of information from the scientific community...

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August 11, 2021

Graduate Civic Scholars Program Launches

After an accident in a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research lab left Master of Public Health (MPH) student Fionya Tran ’21M (in photo) “benched” from live animal research, she needed to find a new career path that connected her love of research with doing good in the community. Through her...

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August 5, 2021

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe One of Five Worldwide Elected to Board of Queer Global Center

Professor of Education Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe is one of five gender and sexual diverse advocates worldwide to be selected for the Queer Global Center’s inaugural Board ; the two-year term took effect on May 31, 2021. Dr. Slesaransky-Poe is recognized for her work as an ally in inclusive and...

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July 26, 2021

Arcadia Theater Awarded Best of Glenside

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Arcadia University Theater has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Best of Glenside Award in the Performing Arts Theatre category. Arcadia University Theatre has adapted to the COVID pandemic by producing virtual performances and other mediums of innovative...

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July 22, 2021

Dr. Zarzycki Explores New Treatment for ACL Recovery Through National Grant

After Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, athletes may struggle to return to their previous optimal level of performance, even after physical therapy. Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Ryan Zarzycki believes the key to unlocking ACL recovery could be in the nervous...

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July 16, 2021

Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

“Our resident assistant (RA) told us that we needed to meet in the chat—now room 107 in the Dining Hall—at midnight,” Assistant Dean of Student Success Bre Donnelly ’04 recalls about the night of Nov. 20, 2000. “It had long been rumored that there was going to be a name change. It was a very unique...

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July 13, 2021

Dr. Bhukhanwala Awarded $212K PAsmart Grant to Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities

Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Early Childhood Education Program Dr. Foram Bhukhanwala has been awarded a PAsmart Grant to expand the apprenticeships opportunities in the PreK-4 Program for Early Childhood Education Working Professionals from the Pennsylvania Department of...

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