Arcadia University News


January 17, 2022

Dr. Longacre, Odelberg ’20MPH Co-author Oncology Article in Cancer Care Research

Arcadia University’s Associate Professor of Public Health Margaret Longacre, Ph.D. , and graduate student Michelle Odelberg ’20MPH recently co-authored with researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center an article on integrating family caregivers into health care systems that was published in Cancer...

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January 10, 2022

Reale Publishes New Book ‘Communities of Practice’ in the Academic Library

Dr. Michelle Reale ’99, ’16MFA, ’20EdD , Landman Library Professor, has published a new book on library science: Communities of Practice in the Academic Library: Strategies for Implementation (ALA Editions) discusses how academic librarians can strengthen their practice of teaching and provide...

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January 4, 2022

Book Chapter by Dr. Varlack and Deja Edwards Accepted to Upcoming Book of Essays, Bodies of Water in African American Fiction & Film

Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, assistant professor of English at Arcadia University, and Deja Edwards '18, MFA21, MA21, Arcadia alumna and adjunct English instructor, have collaborated on a chapter that will be published in an upcoming book of original scholarly essays, Bodies of Water in African...

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December 10, 2021

LOVE Pilot Program Acts-Up in Fall Semester, Looks Forward to Spring 2022

The LOVE Pilot Program’s final Act-Up of the semester , on Dec. 8, was a hybrid event that included an Open House in the Commons Great Room, as well as a virtual Zoom room for the sharing of insights, learning, and proposed antiracism actions the group has developed over the semester. More than 40...

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December 7, 2021

mimiMAC Gallery Presents Works of Exhibitions Coordinator Matthew Borgen

MiniMAC is pleased to announce Narratives, an exhibition of works by Hiro Sakaguchi and Matthew Borgen , exhibitions coordinator at Arcadia University. Both artists work with popular culture iconography to tell stories about the human experience. The exhibition runs through Jan. 15, 2022 at mimiMAC...

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November 29, 2021

Brinker Publishes, Presents on Tax Info for Families of Those with Special Needs

Accounting professor Thomas M. Brinker Jr. , LL.M., CPA/PFS, who serves as executive director of Arcadia’s MBA program and Chair for the American College’s Center for Special Needs Planning, recently has published and presented on tax issues of interest to families caring for individuals with...

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November 16, 2021

Arcadia Launches the Center for Anti-Racist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA)

On Nov. 16, 2021, the anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) Project Team and the Provost’s Office at Arcadia University announced the establishment of the Center for Anti-Racist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA)--an interdisciplinary academic center that will bring together individuals from...

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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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August 31, 2021

Arcadia Welcomes Back Students

From Aug. 25 through Aug. 29, Arcadia welcomed all first-year and transfer students to campus, as well as all returning students, for the 2021 fall semester. The University offered a full slate of fun events that helped ingratiate students into the Arcadia community and showcased its mission 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 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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July 8, 2021

Arcadia Examines Curriculum, Professional Development in ABRI and JEDI Framework

Following a year of progression on its 41 Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) , which were implemented by President Ajay Nair and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeff Rutenbeck in June 2020, Arcadia University faculty and staff are examining curriculum, scholarship, and...

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December 1, 2020

Dr. Campbell a Panelist in UK Fika Session

Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate professor of Education and director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, acted as a panelist for the Fika Sessions on Oct. 28. The Fika Session, a platform that creates a community for creative professionals to exchange...

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November 3, 2020

Dr. Brasof Pushes for Social Justice Off and On Stage

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Dr. Marc Brasof ’s commitment to social justice is no secret. The Associate Professor of Education and Director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education is also the 2020-23 Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education, which is funding Arcadia’s Social...

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September 17, 2020

Dr. Miserandino Publishes Chapter on Psychology’s Internship Program

By Katherine Haines '21 Dr. Marianne Miserandino , chair and professor of Psychology, authored a chapter in the book, High Impact Educational Practices: A Review of Best Practices with Illustrative Examples , published by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Dr. Miserandino wrote Chapter 35...

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July 14, 2020

Loeffler Sends Positivity Through Mail Art Project

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Carole Loeffler , associate professor and chair of Visual and Performing Arts, created a mail art project titled “ symbols of hope ” in order to support the United States Postal Service during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the project, Loeffler crafted collages on her handmade...

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July 9, 2020

Dr. McClure Receives Excellence in Biomechanics Research Award

Dr. Phil McClure , professor and chair of Physical Therapy, received the Biomechanics Special Interest Group of the Academy of Physical Therapy (APTA) Research’s Career Excellence in Biomechanics Research Award. Dr. McClure received the award for his expertise in shoulder biomechanics and...

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June 22, 2020

Arcadia University Announces Alumni Association Award Honorees

Each year, Arcadia alumni are celebrated for outstanding achievement and contributions in their profession, their community, their classes, and their alma mater. The Alumni Association Honors Committee reviews nomination forms submitted by fellow Arcadia graduates and makes their selections before...

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May 22, 2020

Mark Dean Quoted for Psychotherapist Expertise on Dreams

Mark Dean , adjunct professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was featured in a March 13 WHYY article for his expertise in dream analysis as a psychotherapist in Philadelphia. The news story originated as a segment on The Pulse , a weekly health and science podcast. In discussing dreams and their...

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April 22, 2020

Dr. Rosoff’s Book Shortlisted for Anne Bloomfield Prize

Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Dr. Nancy G. Rosoff ’s recent book, British and American School Stories, 1910–1960: Fiction, Femininity, and Friendship, has made it to the shortlist for the Anne Bloomfield Prize. The book, co-written with Dr. Stephanie Spencer, professor of the History...

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March 9, 2020

Paskell Featured in ‘Reporter’ for Work with Sex Trafficking Victims

Adjunct Professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd was featured in a Feb. 25 story in The Reporter for her recent trip to Cambodia and Thailand, where she worked with victims of sex trafficking to develop skills through art. The news story highlighted Paskell’s...

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