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June 7, 2017

Library Organizes Silent Writing Retreat for Faculty, Staff

Landman Library hosted the first Silent Writing Retreat on Arcadia University’s campus on June 5, with eight faculty and staff members working on projects ranging from editing manuscripts to completing grant proposals in a silent, supportive, collaborative environment. “Writing is often lonely, and...

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May 25, 2017

Dr. Eaton Awarded Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker Endowed Chair

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, will improve the networking and research opportunities of Humanities faculty and students as the 2017 recipient of the Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker Endowed Chair. Dr. Eaton was recognized during the Years of Service luncheon on May 24. Dr. Eaton’...

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May 3, 2017

Dr. Brown, Diem Discuss ‘Promoting Political Change’ at Psychological Association Meeting

Dr. Christina Brown , associate professor of Psychology, and Psychology and Sociology major Greta Diem ’17 presented “Promoting Political Change” at the 89th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago from April 20 to 22. “Promoting Political Change” is a political...

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May 3, 2017

Dr. Longacre Presents at National Aging Conference in Chicago

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor of Public Health, presented at the American Society on Aging’s annual conference in Chicago from March 20 to 24. Dr. Longacre spoke as part of a 90-minute workshop on caregiving in the U.S., presenting alongside members of the American Cancer Society and...

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April 24, 2017

Michelle Reale Publishes Poetry Compilation

Michelle Reale , associate professor and faculty librarian for English and Music, published a new chapbook, The Marie Curie Sequence , through Dancing Girl Press. This collection of prose poems looks at the life of Marie Curie and her courage in being a mother, wife, and a career woman, during a...

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April 21, 2017

Dr. Baker-Doyle Examined Teacher-Led Networks in ‘Education Week’

In an editorial published in the April 12 Education Week, Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , associate professor of Education and director of Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs, highlighted physical and virtual teacher-led networks that support teachers in the changing educational landscape. Dr. Baker-...

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April 7, 2017

Professors Carole Loeffler and Maryann Worrell ’05 Explore Interconnecting Elements

Art Department Chair and Professor Carole Loeffler and Adjunct Professor Maryann Worrell ’05 collaborated on a new sculptural exhibition, “Interconnecting Elements,” that was on display at the Boston Street Gallery in Philadelphia from Feb. 2 to March 18. Loeffler and Worrell have exhibited work...

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March 6, 2017

Arcadia University Ranked Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Arcadia University was ranked by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the Bachelor’s Institution category. Faculty members Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, and Dr. Jennifer Riggan...

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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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October 26, 2016

Dr. Rosen Co-Edits Volume on Current Climate of Youth Activism

Dr. Sonia Rosen , assistant professor of Education, published her first co-edited volume, Contemporary Youth Activism: Advancing Social Justice in the United States , about the history of youth activism and its current state, and how this type of activism effects changes. The volume was released at...

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October 18, 2016

Valerie Levicoff Plays Solo in Bryn Athyn Orchestra, Oct. 23

Valerie Levicoff , adjunct professor of Music and director of Arcadia’s string ensemble, will perform a solo in the Bryn Athyn Orchestra on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center . A violin soloist and concertmaster, Levicoff began playing violin at the age of six and grew...

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October 17, 2016

CHS Faculty Attend Interprofessional Education Conference

Several faculty members from Arcadia’s College of Health Sciences attended the Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC) in Herndon, Va., from Oct. 5 to 7. Dr. Karen Sawyer , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Amy Miller , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, Amanda Seymour ,...

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October 4, 2016

Dr. Brasof Offers New Teaching Model for Social Studies in Recent Article

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education, recently published “An Abolition Framework: Debating Slavery by Moving Beyond the Question of Race” in the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies’ Social Studies Journal . In his article, Dr. Brasof offers a new method for teaching students...

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September 27, 2016

Health Services Staff Publish Hepatitis B Research

Kathy McGovern , CRNP, director of Health Services, and Theresa Smith , CRNP, nurse at Health Services, published their joint research on the decrease in immunity to Hepatitis B over a 15-year period. The study, which compared blood samples from volunteer Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy...

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August 18, 2016

Shandell Co-edits Anthology That Examines ‘Experiments in Democracy’

Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of Theater Arts, co-edited Experiments in Democracy: Interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theater, 1912-1945 , alongside Dr. Cheryl Black, professor of theatre and director of graduate studies at the University of Missouri. Published by...

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August 17, 2016

Atkins Assesses State of Biased Media in New Book

Larry Atkins , adjunct professor of journalism, assesses the state of the media and the biases they present in his new book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias . Released on Aug. 16, the book provides tools for the reader to critique media and better analyze the biases presented as...

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July 18, 2016

Dr. Abboud’s Book on Syria Featured on “Washington Post” List for Summer Reading

Dr. Samer Abboud ’s new book, Syria , was featured in The Washington Post on June 29 in a story on the best books to read this summer on the Middle East. Published in October, Syria has been acclaimed as one of the most comprehensive reads about the Syrian war. “Samer Abboud’s Syria offers a short...

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July 12, 2016

Dr. Bartoli Appointed as Chair of Psychology and Counseling Accrediting Body

Dr. Eleonora Bartoli , associate professor and director of Arcadia’s Master’s program in Counseling, was selected to chair the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) after chairing its Masters in Counseling Accreditation Committee since 2013. As chair, Dr. Bartoli will...

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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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June 15, 2016

Batchelor Receives Maybelle Longstreet Prize from Woodmere Art Museum

Betsey Batchelor , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, received the Maybelle Longstreet Prize from the Woodmere Art Museum for her painting “Pillar,” on display in the Woodmere Annual 75th Juried Exhibition “The Condition of Place.” The exhibition runs through August 28.

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