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August 31, 2022

New Knight to Know: Madison Kubicz '26

Madison Kubicz ‘26 Major: Biology on a pre-pharmacy track Hometown: Barnegat, N.J. Athletics: Field Hockey Favorite memory from high school: Making it to States with my best friends in field hockey. I also participated in bowling, lacrosse, National Honor Society, chess club, world language club,...

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August 17, 2022

New Knight to Know: Jordan Polen '26

Jordan Polen Major : Biology (Pre-PT) Hometown : Lincolnshire, Ill. Athletics : Goalie for the Arcadia women's soccer team. I was also a high school Academic All-American. Why I came to Arcadia : I was researching the best Physical Therapy programs in the country and found Arcadia. I knew I wanted...

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May 26, 2022

Alumna, Students Receive Ellington Beavers Award for Intellectual Inquiry

An Arcadia University alumna and several students have received Ellington Beavers Awards for Intellectual Inquiry to support their research projects. Layla Darian 22DPT, 22MPH was awarded $987 for her project, “Mujeres en Movimiento: El Camino al Bienestar (Women in Motion: The Path to Wellbeing...

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May 11, 2022

Equestrian Team Members Earn Regional, National Recognition

Members of the Arcadia University Equestrian Team recently garnered regional and national honors, competing against the top riders in their divisions. The equestrian team is a club sport that competes in shows hosted by the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). The University has both a...

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May 10, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Dean Cahill

Dean Cahill Major : Bachelor of Science in Biology Hometown : Mount Laurel, N.J. Favorite Arcadia memory : “The biggest thing I’d say is you don’t realize how much you take for granted in person, seeing classmates and faculty members. One of my most enjoyable moments was being back on campus after...

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November 23, 2021

From Curiosity to Discovery to Impact

On the second floor of Arcadia University’s Boyer Hall, Katelin Decker ‘22 and Michelle Frank ‘23 pull on rubber gloves and huddle at the biosafety hood in the compact Tissue Culture Lab. The Biology majors are growing cancer cells to test a promising compound—an early step on the road to...

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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 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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June 16, 2021

National Science Foundation Recognizes Alumni for Neurological Research

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Ariel Kershner ’19 and Kayla Sansevere ’20 received recognition from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for their respective neurological research. Kershner was awarded the fellowship for completing research in cognitive...

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June 3, 2021

LRN Research and Tutors Featured in HAPS Educator

Arcadia faculty, staff, and students from across the University collaborated to explore retention in the classroom in an article, “The Benefits of Handwriting Class Notes: Neuroanatomy, Mindfulness, and Anecdotal Evidence Supporting Handwritten Notes,” in the April edition of Human Anatomy and...

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May 17, 2021

Amy Stringer: Master of Science in Forensic Science

Major: Master of Science in Forensic Science Favorite Arcadia memory: There are so many. I use to hold these game nights in the Fall 2019 [as an undergraduate biochemistry student]—had this awesome group of students that came into the honors program. They wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons, and...

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May 6, 2021

Haines '21 '22 Creates Podcast to Educate on Controlled Burns

In the Capstone 2021 Series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects. Media and Communications and Biology double major Katherine Haines ’21, ’22 explores how conservation biology topics can be communicated through multimedia tools like podcasts, in order to be more...

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April 23, 2021

Climate Change and Fire are Affecting the Composition of Forests

In the Capstone 2021 Series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects. Environmental Journalism major Rikki Rosenthal '21 explores the correlation between fire disturbances and climate patterns in Western Maryland through their experience in the...

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March 25, 2021

Patterson ’21 Refuses to Allow Obstacles to Slow Her in Work with Patients

By Katherine Haines '21 Biology major Megan Patterson ’21 , a Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student, has always known that she wanted to have a career in medicine, which is a difficult undertaking in the most optimal of conditions. Patterson, though, who is deaf and blind, is determined to...

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December 16, 2020

Motuz ’24 Celebrates Health After 12 Surgeries and Complications from Cleft Lip and Palate

At 18-years-old, Arcadia University biology major Mychajla Motuz '24 has undergone 12 facial reconstruction surgeries to fix her cleft lip and palate, which were complicated by a childhood infection that nearly killed her, and a blood disease. Motuz’s first surgery was at three months old...

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November 9, 2020

Academic Affairs Awards Innovation Grants

Academic Affairs awarded 13 proposals for initial or continued funding this year through the Innovative Programming Grants. These awards, which were established in 2018, identify areas for growth and support pioneering opportunities. Faculty and staff members who proposed particularly promising...

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November 2, 2020

Boardman ’08 ’11M Uses Arcadia Experience to Help Today’s Youth

As a first-year Biology student, Michele Boardman ’08 ’11M wasn’t sure if she could live on campus when she matriculated in 2004. She has always used a wheelchair to get around, and at 18-years-old she was uncertain about her ability to live on her own. Throughout her time at Arcadia as an...

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October 5, 2020

Masker ’24 Working Overtime as EMT and First-Year Student

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Most first-year students experience the challenge of balancing work and school—on top of the traditional challenges, Mays Landing, N.J. resident Savannah Masker ’24 is also an overnight Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Absecon Ambulance Squad. The Biology/pre-...

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May 28, 2020

Good Things Come in Threes: Knab Triplets Graduate from Arcadia

Triplets Ed , Kate , and Tori Knab did not plan to attend Arcadia together; on May 15, the three graduated from their "home away from home." Looking back, the trio feels that enrolling at Arcadia together helped with the transition of entering college life, as well to expand their social circles by...

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February 14, 2020

Stringer ’20, ’21M Awarded American Chemical Society Grant

Biochemistry major Amy Stringer ’20, ’21M , who is in the 3+2 Forensic Science program, was recently awarded the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) Leadership Development Award, which provided her the opportunity to attend the YCC’s Leadership Development Workshop...

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December 10, 2019

Linton Works Toward Childhood Dream

Julisa Linton ’21 can’t remember an age where she didn’t love animals. As a child, she’d cry at ASPCA commercials. She’s cared for friends’ pets. She recalls telling her parents at the age of 11 that she wasn’t eating meat anymore because of that love. Nine years later, her love for animals...

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