Arcadia University News

May 7, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19. " Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive." " Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and accommodating!" " Dr. Trainor and the...

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April 13, 2020

Actuarial Science Students Named Finalists in Global Competition for Program to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Four actuarial science majors, Hao Huang ’2 1, Shuhan Qiang ’21 , Minhao Zhang ’20 , and Haoran Zhu ’21 , finished as finalists in an international competition organized by the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The annual competition, called the SOA Student Research Case Study Challenge, asked...

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March 6, 2020

Students and Faculty Attend Regional Actuaries Club Meeting

Four actuarial science majors, Ross Lawnhurst ’22 , Michael Soroka ’21 , Minhao Zhang ’20 , and Carlie Banchi ’20 , attended the Philadelphia Actuaries Club Meeting on Feb. 26 along with Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Dr. Ned Wolff and Assistant Professors of Computer Science and...

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February 18, 2020

Phung ’21 Awarded Jackson International Fund

Thach Phung ’21 is the recipient of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Windmill Foundation. Phung, a Mathematics and Computer Science double major, will intern in Sydney, Australia during the Summer 2020 semester...

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December 17, 2019

MASC and IPALs Host Karaoke Glow Party

The Math and Actuarial Science Club (MASC) and the International Peer Associates League (IPALs) hosted a Karaoke Glow Party on Dec. 4 to help integrate international students into the Arcadia community and promote inclusivity of different cultures. Over 80 students attended the event, which had...

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December 4, 2019

MASC and Computer Science Club Host STEM Professional Panel

The Math and Actuarial Science Club and the Computer Science Club hosted their first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Professional Panel on Nov. 18. The eight professionals represented different areas of expertise in the STEM fields, including engineering, computer science,...

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September 23, 2019

Arcadia Hosts Actuarial Career Day with West Chester University

Actuarial Science students from Arcadia University and West Chester University had the opportunity to network with prospective employers at the third annual Actuarial Career Interview Day on Sept. 20, an event coordinated by the Computer Science and Mathematics Department and the Office of Career...

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June 19, 2019

Banchi ’20 Awarded CAMAR Scholarship for Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science major Carlie Banchi ’20 was awarded the Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR) scholarship by the Casualty Actuarial Society for outstanding performance in an Actuarial Science program in May. Each year, CAMAR scholarships are awarded to six students from Arcadia...

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June 17, 2019

Q&A with Actuarial Science Student Carlie Banchi '20

Actuarial Science major Carlie Banchi '20 , with minors in Spanish and Computer Science, recently won the Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR) scholarship offered by the regional affiliate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. This semester, she voluntarily took an independent study...

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April 26, 2019

Faculty, Staff Present at Next-gen Network and Technology Conference

Interim Chief Information Officer Leslie Margolis , Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Dr. Vitaly Ford , Director of Infrastructure John Zottola , and Senior Network Engineer Matt Flint attended the 2019 KINBERCON Conference on April 2-3 in Philadelphia, Pa. In fall 2018,...

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April 24, 2019

Mao Li'19 Passes Actuarial Science Exams

Mao Li '19, Actuarial Science major, recently passed the Short-term Actuarial Mathematics (STAM) exam from Society of Actuaries (SOA), representing his third exam completed upon graduation. STAM is a new course offered at Arcadia, which was developed after the curriculum change in Fall...

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April 18, 2019

Dr. Wolff Receives Teaching Award for Excellence

By Lana Valente '19 Dr. Ned Wolff , professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, received the Award for Teaching Excellence from the Philadelphia branch of the American Statistical Association (ASA) on March 29. Dr. Wolff has worked at Arcadia University for 42 years. Four of his students wrote...

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April 10, 2019

Students Present at Math Association of America Conference

Students from Computer Science and Mathematics presented at the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPADEL) Mathematical Association of America Conference at King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pa., on March 23. The analytical research presented included: Carlie Banchi ’20 , Shurong Huang ’19 , and...

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March 21, 2019

UNC Professor Dr. Wang Discusses Post-Quantum and Code Based Cryptography

Computer Science and Math Department hosted Dr. Yongge Wang, professor in the School of Information Systems at University of North Carolina Charlotte, where he discussed his work in cryptography and cryptographic scheme resistancy to quantum computer attacks. Dr. Wang introduced quantum computing...

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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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January 31, 2019

Engineering Students Earn Scholarship for Washington University Winter Program

Arcadia University Mathematics and Pre-Engineering students Talha Zaid Kiani ’20 and Muhammad Moiz Saeed ’20 traveled to Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. during winter break to explore university options for the 3+2 program. Each received a new departmental scholarship to fund the experience...

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January 8, 2019

Actuarial Science Earns Advanced Curriculum Status

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) announced Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program earned the Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) - Advanced Curriculum status. Many employers require students to pass two of the four SOA exams upon graduation. Arcadia’s program, which previously held...

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December 12, 2018

School of Education, Computer Science and Mathematics Host Philadelphia High School Students

Faculty from the School of Education and Computer Science and Mathematics Department welcomed to campus high school students from the School District of Philadelphia’s Academy at Palumbo on Dec. 6. Dr. Augusto Macalalag , assistant professor of Education, Dr. Yanxia Jia , associate professor of...

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November 29, 2018

Scavenger Hunt Helps Students Overcome Language Barriers

International and American students in Arcadia’s Math and Actuarial Science programs searched for objects hidden around campus during a student-organized scavenger hunt on Nov. 6. Organized by Alyssa Grandmont ’20 and Di Zhu ’21 , the hunt helped students get to know one another better...

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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 11, 2018

Geneticist and Biologist Dr. Nathan Mortimer Presents on Parasite Interactions

The Department of Computer Science and Mathematics hosted geneticist and biologist Dr. Nathan Mortimer, who held two presentations for students and faculty on Nov. 8. An assistant professor of Cellular Immunology at Illinois State University, Dr. Mortimer conducts research on the methods that...

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