Arcadia University News


November 22, 2019

Dr. Kachuyevski Uses Fulbright Experience to Lead GFS Course to Ukraine

Imagine living in a democratizing country that used to be part of a multiethnic empire based on authoritarian rule- how would your cultural and national identity be defined by this? Students in Dr. Angela Kachuyevski ’s Spring 2020 Global Field Study (GFS) course, “Identity and Democratization in...

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November 21, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Jansen

Dr. Alan Jansen , resident director of Arcadia’s South Africa Center in Cape Town , is retiring at the end of the fall 2019 semester after nearly 10 years with the University. As resident director, Dr. Jansen oversees the center and works with colleges and universities worldwide to develop faculty-...

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November 18, 2019

Dr. Siskind Appointed Associate Provost of Finance and Planning

Dr. Peter Siskind was appointed associate provost for Finance and Planning as of Nov. 1. Dr. Siskind, who had served in this role on an interim basis since June 1, coordinates strategic and financial planning for Academic Affairs and serves as a liaison with the Office of Financial and...

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November 7, 2019

Langstaff Appointed Chair of Medical Science Department

After a national search, Renee Langstaff ’98M, PA , was appointed chair of Arcadia’s Medical Science Department on Oct. 16. Previously the director of admissions for the Physician Assistant program, Langstaff has more than 20 years of clinical and higher education experience. With a specialization...

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September 8, 2019

‘City Blocks’ Exhibition Featured in ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’

“City Blocks,” an exhibition by Adjunct Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Jennifer Manzella , was featured in art critic Edith Newhall’s “Philadelphia galleries” roundup in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug 28. On display in the Rosedale Gallery until Dec. 8, the exhibition includes 15...

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September 1, 2019

Dr. Hanson Publishes on the Vitality of Brunca Language

Dr. Aroline Seibert Hanson , associate professor of Spanish and Linguistics, published “Reexamining the classification of an endangered language: The vitality of Brunca” with the University of Hawaii Press this summer. In the article, Dr. Hanson details her research with the indigenous people of...

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August 31, 2019

Dr. Kim Publishes in ‘Managerial and Decision Economics’

Dr. Jun Woo Kim , associate professor in the School of Global Business, published “Anchored putter ban: An examination of whether anchored putting impacts career success and putting performance” in Managerial and Decision Economics on Aug 23. The article examines the effects of anchored putting on...

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August 28, 2019

‘Broad Street Review’ Praises ‘Jennifer Manzella: City Blocks’

Broad Street Review art critic Pamela J. Forsythe lauded Jennifer Manzella, adjunct professor of Art and Design, for her ability to find beauty in unlikely places in an Aug. 12 review. Manzella’s exhibition, “City Blocks,” includes copper etchings that reflect the cityscape of Philadelphia and...

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August 22, 2019

Academic Affairs Retreat Explores What It Means to Be an Arcadia Knight

Faculty and staff worked together at the Academic Affairs Retreat on Aug. 21 to develop goals and aspirations for the new academic year. This was also the first event where faculty and staff had the opportunity to meet new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck ,...

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July 19, 2019

Dr. Ferrell Presents on Artist Jay DeFeo in Paris

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , assistant professor of Art History, presented “The Ring Around the Rose” at Jay DeFeo and Beyond: Abstraction, Gender and its Effects in Paris, France on June 14. Her presentation included an overview of her current book project, The Ring around The Rose: Jay DeFeo and Her...

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July 17, 2019

Rawlins Presents on Scholar/Explorer Archetype at GNSI Annual Meeting

Indiana Jones—archeologist, adventurer, and scientific illustrator. At least, that is one of the tenets posited by Scott Rawlins , professor of Visual and Performing Arts, during a presentation on the incarnation of the scholar/explorer archetype during the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (...

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June 21, 2019

Dr. Brasof Publishes in the Journal of Educational Change

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education, published “Meeting the discipline challenge: Capacity-building youth-adult leadership” in the Journal of Educational Change on June 14. The article addresses causes of in-school conflicts and explores how youth courts—diversion programs that offer...

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June 19, 2019

Lee’s Exhibition Featured at Jeonju International Photo Festival

June Yong Lee , associate professor of Art and Design, was invited to showcase at the 12th annual Jeonju International Photo Festival in Jeonju, South Korea from May 18 to 26. Submissions from 10 Arcadia University students were also showcased in the festival’s student photography exhibition. Lee’s...

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June 18, 2019

Dr. Brinker Publishes on Financing Opportunities for Children with Special Needs

Dr. Thomas Brinker , professor of Accounting and executive director of the MBA program, published “Financing opportunities for medical expenses incurred by children with special needs” in The Tax Adviser on June 13. The article provides insight on tax benefits for families with children who have...

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June 13, 2019

Counseling Presents Inaugural Alumni Awards for Social Justice

The Counseling program presented its inaugural Gillem-Bartoli Alum Award for Contributions to Social Justice to Dr. Radhika Sehgal ’99M , staff psychologist at Dickinson College, and Dr. Kristen Bertsch ’07M , staff psychologist at Drexel University and personal practice psychologist, during a...

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June 7, 2019

Dr. Oatis Named Professor Emerita

In recognition of more than 37 years of distinguished teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, has been named Professor Emerita. Dr. Oatis joined Beaver College as an adjunct professor in 1982, advanced to full-time status in 1991, and earned tenure in...

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April 18, 2019

Arcadia Honors Dr. Wes Rose’s Legacy with Endowed Award

On April 6, Arcadia faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends joined members of the Rose family and associates of the ALS Association in Grey Towers Castle for a special evening to celebrate the life of Dr. R. Wesley Rose (1972-2018), associate professor of Biology, and to benefit the R. Wesley...

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April 17, 2019

Dr. Chauhan Elected as National Advisor for South Asian Literary Association

The South Asian Literary Association (SALA) elected Dr. Pradyumna S. Chauhan , professor of English, as its national adviser at the 19th annual SALA conference in Chicago in January. The term lasts two years. Dr. Chauhan has served as president of SALA and as an editor for the South Asian Review,...

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April 17, 2019

Petersen’s New Play “Chrysalis” Performed at Villanova April 27 and 28

Kathryn Petersen , associate professor of Theater Arts, is having her new play Chrysalis featured in Villanova's "Staged Reading" series on April 27 and 28. The play explores the story of 17th century naturalist and illustrator Maria Sybilla Merian and her daughter, Dorothea. After Sibylla Merian...

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March 12, 2019

On BBC Mini-Series, Dr. Dwyer Talks About America’s Self-image in the 1980s

Dr. Michael Dwyer , associate professor of Media and Communication, appeared in the BBC Four documentary mini-series " American History's Biggest Fibs " on Feb. 1. On the show, Dwyer discussed the importance of the 1950s to America's self-image in the 1980s. The mini-series is hosted by the British...

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February 19, 2019

Dr. Shandell’s New Book Focuses on African American Theater in the 1940s and 50s

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, discussed themes and the artist’s struggle during a reading and signing of his recent book, The American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era , on Feb. 13. The American Negro Theatre, a theater in Harlem during the...

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