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October 22, 2018

Arcadia and West Chester University Host Actuarial Career Day

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Arcadia’s Actuarial Science students had the opportunity to meet prospective employers at the second annual Actuarial Career Interview Day on Sept. 21. Held in collaboration with West Chester University, the event allows Actuarial Science majors to meet with firm...

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October 22, 2018

Jiangsu University Students Celebrate Mid-Autumn and National Day Festivals

On Oct. 1, Jiangsu University (JSU) students and Arcadia’s Computer Science and Mathematics faculty gathered at Minado Restaurant in Norristown, Pa. to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day of the People's Republic of China. Students and faculty connected over dinner, shared their...

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July 3, 2018

Actuarial Science Students Contribute Research to Pension Plan Study

The Society Of Actuaries (SOA) published “U.S. Public Pension Plan Mortality Assumptions,” a report using research collected by Actuarial Science majors Allegra Benites ’18 , Lili Liu ’18 , Jesse Marass ’18 , Zheng Sun ’18 , Yang Tan ’18 , and Yuqi Xu ’18 . The paper examines the effects of...

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September 27, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Actuarial Career Day with West Chester University

More than 30 Actuarial Science and Mathematics students from Arcadia University and West Chester University networked with industry professionals at a joint Actuarial Career Day at Arcadia on Sept. 15. Representatives from nine actuarial firms—AON/Hewitt Consulting, Long Term Care Group, Willis...

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September 18, 2017

The Yangtse Evening Post Highlights Jiangsu, Arcadia Mathematics Course

The international mathematics program at Jiangsu University was highlighted in a Sept. 6 story by The Yangtse Evening Post about how students are preparing for the start of the school year. The students are required to do “homework” before the start of the semester, which includes conversing with...

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April 21, 2017

Dr. Louis Friedler and Jan Tecklin Named Professors Emeriti

With more than 60 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Dr. Louis Friedler , program director of Actuarial Science and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, and Jan Tecklin , professor of Physical Therapy, have each been named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Friedler Dr. Friedler joined Arcadia in...

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April 7, 2017

Mathematics Students Present at Association Meeting

Arcadia University Mathematics students presented at the regional meeting of the Mathematical Association of America on April 1 at Kutztown University. Each of the eight students, including two from Jiangxi University in China, spoke about different studies that they conducted. The presentations...

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February 2, 2017

Dr. Chauhan Recognized for his Distinguished Achievement in Humanities

The South Asian Literary Association (SALA) honored Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan , professor of English, with a Distinguished Achievement Award for outstanding scholarship in Humanities and exceptional service to his profession. Dr. Chauhan accepted his award at the 17th annual SALA Conference in...

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January 18, 2017

Cohen Publishes New Poetry Book Based on Arcadia Course

Marion Cohen , adjunct professor of Mathematics, has taken her in-class discussions and transformed them into a work of poetry with the release of her 27th book, Truth and Beauty . Published by WordTech Editions, the chapbook explores how students and teacher relate to each other in life...

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November 11, 2016

Students Present on Music Generation at Computer Science Conference

Andrew DeSousa ’16 , S tephen DeChristopher ’13, ’17M , and Timothy Hyers ’18 presented research on the automatic computer-generation of music at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges conference at Frostburg State University on Oct. 28. With Assistant Professor of Computer Science and...

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November 10, 2016

Dr. Jia and Chan ’16 Exhibit Poster at Women in Computing Conference

Rachel Chan ’16 and Dr. Yanxia Jia , associate professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, presented their poster, “Fall or Not Fall: That is the Question,” at the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference. Stephanie Roscher ’16 and Alex Campana ’16 also contributed research...

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June 30, 2016

Dr. Hoffman Travels to China for Agreement Renewal with Jiangsu University

Dr. John Hoffman , provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, traveled to Zhenjiang, China, in June to renew the cooperation agreement between Arcadia University and Jiangsu University. The agreement, signed by Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Chen Long , vice president for overseas education at Jiangsu,...

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June 22, 2016

Marion Cohen Publishes New Poetry Books

Marion Cohen , adjunct professor of Mathematics, is celebrating the release of her 25th and 26th published books, Closer to Dying and What I’m Wearing Today . Both books highlight Cohen’s passion for poetry, while merging it with other interests and observations. Closer to Dying , an unthemed...

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April 4, 2016

Students Present at Mathematical Association of America Meeting

Five Arcadia students, including three students from Arcadia’s program with Jiangsu University in China, presented at the Meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware section of the Mathematical Association of America on April 2 at Muhlenberg College. Arcadia tied for the top number of student...

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March 16, 2016

Arcadia Students Showcase Research at Annual Math Conference

On Feb. 27, nine Arcadia University students presented at the 30th Annual Student Mathematics Conference at Moravian College. Priya Kaur ’16 , Theresa Dewa ’16 , Barrett Doering ’16 , Liyuan Zhang ’18 , Janel Moore ’16 , ZhiYang Zeng ’18 , You Zhou ’18 , Zhenbang Wang ’19 , and LinXing Yao ’18...

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January 18, 2016

Math Capstone Brings Numbers and Models to War, Baseball, and More

Mathematics students present their final projects at the Winter Mathematics Capstone in December. More than 20 students presented on: “Sabermetrics,” applying statistical analysis to baseball records; “Game Theory and the War on Terror,” exploring concepts such as the classic Prisoner’s Dilemma...

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March 17, 2015

Students Present at Pi Day Math Conference

While some had their fill of pies on March 14, a group of Arcadia students spent Pi Day presenting at the Spring Meeting of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematics Association of America. The event, held at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., brought students...

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February 10, 2015

13 Arcadia Students Present Research at Moravian Math Conference

Thirteen Arcadia University students presented at the 29th Student Mathematics Conference at Moravian College on Saturday, Feb. 7, comprising half of the conference’s 26 student speakers. Arcadia also was the only of the 15 participating institutions to have a non-math major present ( Matthew...

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January 8, 2015

Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day in Grey Towers Castle on Feb. 22

Arcadia University’s Office of Community Service is celebrating Dr. Seuss Day on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle with a Dr. Seuss Day event. Children in grades K-3 accompanied by an adult are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of activities including bingo, face painting,...

December 4, 2014

Jessica Mallepalle ’16: ‘A Math Major’s Aesthetic’

While Jessica Mallepalle ’16 is acutely aware of the beauty of math , she is finding that art does not always adhere to the rules and logic of mathematics. Read how the math major and art minor rises to the challenge of an art project to steer her right-brain left, allowing her analytical side to...

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October 3, 2014

Jessica Mallepelle ’16: ‘The Beauty of Math’

Studying mathematics at Arcadia is allowing Jessica Mallepelle ’16 to truly understand how diverse and inspiring math can be. So when coursework in a particular field last semester left her wanting, she was reminded “...there’s not just one way to solve a single problem.” In her blog post, “The...

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