Arcadia University News

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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November 9, 2018

Heidelberg University Professor Contextualizes Computability for Computer Science and Mathematics Students

Dr. Klaus Ambos-Spies, professor from Heidelberg University in Germany, presented on computability to students and faculty from Computer Science and Mathematics on Nov. 1. His visit to campus allowed him to work with Dr. Xizhong Zheng , professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, on...

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October 31, 2018

Actuary Derek Eyler Advises Actuarial Science Students

The Computer Science and Mathematics Department invited Derek Eyler, an actuary and associate partner of AON Counseling, to speak to actuarial students on Oct. 23. Eyler advised students on finding careers, taking certification exams, and alternative professional options for students with strong...

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October 23, 2018

Computer Science and Math Department Holds Picnic

The Department of Computer Science and Math held their annual departmental picnic on Oct. 6. At the picnic, students and faculty of the department enjoyed games of volleyball, cornhole, trivia, and grilled food. International faculty from Jiangsu University, located in Zhenjiang, China, also...

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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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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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