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February 23, 2022

Feb. 24: Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health Panel

On Thursday, Feb. 24, Arcadia University counseling services , the Office of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion , the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Resource group, and the AAPI group of Montgomery county will host a mental health panel to describe and discuss the difficulties surrounding...

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February 23, 2022

Arcadia Partners with Montgomery County to Enhance Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

In February, Arcadia University entered into a partnership with Montgomery County to enhance the Physical Therapy department’s pro bono physical therapy clinic . Recognizing the need for decreasing barriers to access health related services, the Arcadia University Pro Bono Clinic was designed to...

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February 16, 2022

Feb. 27 Presentation to Look at Henry Clay's Compromise of 1850

In a free Zoom event on Sunday, Feb. 27, Dr. James M. Paradis , adjunct professor of history at Arcadia University, will highlight “Henry Clay: Compromise of 1850," an engraving from the walls of Camp William Penn Museum , during an upcoming presentation about President Abraham Lincoln and the...

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February 9, 2022

Transforming Education at Arcadia: The ABRI Curricular Infusion Pilot Program in Action

In a November 2021 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education , the Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) in development at Arcadia University were put on center stage in “ Race on Campus: One University’s Plan to Combat Anti-Black Racism ” by Sarah Brown. The article highlighted “plans to diversify...

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February 7, 2022

Important Q&A with Founding and Associate Director of the Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action

The founding director and associate director of Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) Dr. Doreen Loury and Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, respectively, answer questions about the importance of CASAA, how the Center plans to engage with the community, and how it plans to...

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February 4, 2022

Steinbrucker Lecture Series: Dr. Parsons Dick Presents "Discriminatory Ontology of Migration in Asylum Processing at the U.S. - Mexico Border" 

Steinbrucker Lecture Series: Dr. Parsons Dick Presents "Discriminatory Ontology of Migration in Asylum Processing at the U.S. - Mexico Border" Thursday, Feb. 17 4-6 p.m. Commons Meeting Room (and streamed) Zoom link: https://arcadia.zoom.us/ j/95005439835 Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick , associate...

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January 26, 2022

Dr. Shandell Publishes Two Articles on History of African American Theater in Philadelphia

Dr. Jonathan D. Shandell , associate professor of Theater Arts at Arcadia University, recently had two articles published related to the history of African American theater and performance in the Philadelphia region. The first essay, "Caricatured, Marginalized, and Erased: African American Artists...

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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 30, 2021

Alan Powell Named Professor Emeritus at Arcadia University

Alan W. Powell, who has served as a full professor of Media and Communication at Arcadia University since 2016, was named Professor Emeritus on Sept. 22 in recognition of his outstanding teaching, professional attainment, and contributions to the University and the community. Powell, who has been...

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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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