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October 24, 2019

Cancer Research Drives Dr. Theodoraki

Dr. Maria Theodoraki Assistant Professor of Biology Courses: General Biology I, Microbiology, Cancer Biology, and Faculty Sponsored Research Expertise: Molecular Chaperones Advice for Students: "If you are persistent on working in cancer research, make sure your heart is in it. There is a lot of...

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August 9, 2019

Mendoza ’18 Supports STD Prevention in Guam

As a public health associate for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Administration alumna Dulce Mendoza ’18 is implementing HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis prevention services to reduce high-risk behaviors and decrease incident rates in Mangilao, Guam. “Pacific Islanders are...

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July 25, 2019

Hemp Research Buds on Campus

In April, Arcadia launched a collaborative program with Agri-Kind Hemp, an organization committed to advancing the medical cannabis industry. One of eight colleges and universities in Pennsylvania involved in such a program, Arcadia will lead studies on the lifecycle of industrial hemp crops—a...

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June 9, 2019

Academic Affairs Supports Innovative Programming

Last November, an Innovative Programming Group was established by Academic Affairs to strengthen programs, identify areas for growth, and support pioneering opportunities. Its work led to Arcadia’s first Innovative Programming grants, designed to help faculty and staff demonstrate feasibility,...

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May 3, 2019

Macchi ’12 In the News for Soccer Instagram Series

Chris Macchi ’12 was featured in a March 31 NBCSN segment, “Premier League Mornings Live,” for his Instagram series “On the Ground.” Macchi, who lives in London, uses the series to promote the English league to American audiences. “It’s really just about the fan experience,” said Macchi, whose...

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May 3, 2019

Dr. Theodoraki, Morales ’19, Settle ’19 Target Dormant Cancer Cells

Dr. Maria Theodoraki , assistant professor of Biology, Biology majors Theodore E. Habarth Morales ’19 and Aspen La-Riene Settle '19 , and their research collaborators published “Synthesis, structure-activity relationship and in vitro pharmacodynamics of A-ring modified caged xanthones in a...

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April 23, 2019

Arcadia Nationally Ranked Among Forensic Science Programs

Arcadia University’s Forensic Science 4+2 program was ranked in Bachelor Degree Center’s “25 Best Bachelor’s in Forensic Science for 2019.” The rankings note that Arcadia’s program allows undergraduate Chemistry and Biology majors to enroll in the master of Forensic Science degree, as long as they...

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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 2, 2019

Arcadia University Announces Collaborative Hemp Research Project

Arcadia University is developing a collaborative research program with Agri-Kind Hemp , a Chester County-based corporation. The first phase of the collaboration, beginning in April 2019, will focus on conducting growth and harvest comparisons of different industrial hemp seed/clonal varieties and...

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March 28, 2019

Choi ’19 Paints Mural in Boyer

For her Honors project, Writing and Graphic Design major Rebecca Choi ’19 painted a mural for the Biology Department. The mural, which Choi began in the summer of 2018, will be finished in the spring semester. The design includes a variety of colorful, nature-themed images, including plants, bones...

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June 28, 2018

Arcadia University Renovates Academic, Residence, and Athletics Facilities

When students return to Arcadia this fall, they will see remodeled bathrooms in the residence halls, updated academic facilities such as an expanded DNA lab and a 3D design studio, and a renovated training center and aerobics rooms. No—Arcadia wasn’t featured on an HGTV home improvement show; these...

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January 19, 2018

Students and Dr. Hanson Win Jackson International Fund

Students Naomi Pilla ’18M and Emily Custer ’19 , as well as Dr. Aroline Hanson , assistant professor of Modern Languages, were selected as recipients of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Fourjay Foundation. Custer,...

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December 14, 2017

Dr. Rose, Settle ’19 Present at International Cell Biology Conference

Dr. Wes Rose , associate professor of Biology, and Biology major Aspen Settle ’19 presented “Diverse patterns of phosphatase activation and localization: unique implications for the control of interferon-gamma signaling in CNS neurons” at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and European...

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December 13, 2017

Three Earn Gilman International Scholarships

This November, three Arcadia students received the U.S. Department of State’s Gilman International Scholarship Program Spring 2018 Award, a national scholarship benefiting students who plan to study abroad. Biology major Aspen Settle ’19 will study in Australia, Computer Science major Jules Turner...

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October 31, 2017

Martin ’15 ‘Enchanted to Meet’ Taylor Swift

Alumna Melanie Martin ’15 got the chance to meet her idol, and she hasn’t been able to shake it off. The creative force behind the Taylor Swift fan blog Swiftly Obsessive , Martin has been a loyal “Swiftie” since the singer released her debut album in 2006. Her site caught Swift’s attention,...

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March 30, 2017

Biology Inducts Students to Inaugural Honor Society

On March 21, Arcadia University’s Biology Department inducted 26 students in the Arcadia chapter of the national Biology honor society Beta Beta Beta. Inductees for Beta Beta Beta must have completed a minimum of six required courses in the Biology major and have achieved a 3.5 GPA in their Biology...

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November 7, 2016

Olson Presents on Flesh-Eating Beetles at International Congress of Entomology

This September, Biology major Stephanie Olson '17 presented a poster on the growth and development of flesh-eating beetles at the 25th International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Fla. Olson, who will use the poster as part of her Capstone presentation, completed the research alongside Dr...

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November 4, 2016

Dr. Landberg Contributes to Urban Wildlife’s ‘Assisting Axolotls’ Podcast

Dr. Tobias Landberg , assistant professor of Biology, offered expertise on salamanders and toads during Urban Wildlife Podcast’s “ Assisting Axolotls, Transplanting Toads, and Preserving Pond Turtles ” segment on Oct. 13. The podcast also touched on Landberg’s work with Biology major Sarah...

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June 9, 2016

Dr. Landberg to Deliver Keynote at Biodiversity Weekend

Dr. Tobias Landberg , assistant professor of Biology, will be a keynote speaker at the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative’s Citizen Science Weekend on June 10 in Nantucket, Mass. Dr. Landberg will present on the “Behavioral Ecology and Conservation of Snapping Turtles,” discussing his work studying...

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