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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 Target Dormant Cancer Cells

Dr. Maria Theodoraki , assistant professor of Biology, and Biology major Theodore E. Habarth Morales ’19 investigated why current chemotherapeutic drugs fail to target dormant breast cancer cells, and examined a new drug—derived from a Southeast Asian plant with naturopathic properties—that may...

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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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May 4, 2016

Katrina Hosbach '16 Tracks Nature on Campus for Senior Thesis

By Hope Cuff '18 Did you know coyotes have been known to wander through Arcadia University’s campus? Biology student Katrina Hosbach ’16 discovered the coyote duo last fall after setting up wildlife cameras at three sites on campus for her yearlong ecological study for senior thesis. With help from...

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April 26, 2016

Dr. Smith to Receive Michael L. Berger Faculty Scholars and Artists Prize

Dr. Sheryl Smith , associate professor of Biology, has been selected as the 2016 Michael L. Berger Faculty Scholars and Artists Prize recipient at Arcadia University. Dr. Smith is the second faculty member to receive this award, which was introduced by friends of Provost Emeritus Michael Berger to...

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April 15, 2016

Biology Students Present on Alzheimer’s at Experimental Conference

Biology students Deena Damschroder ’16 and Delaena Cline ’16 , with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Brie Paddock , presented their research on Alzheimer’s at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, April 2-6. Damschroder’s research, “Dietary restriction exacerbates memory loss in a...

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March 15, 2016

Dr. Lauren Howard Recognized for Best Botany Paper of 2015

Dr. Lauren Howard , assistant professor of biology, won the 2015 Richard and Minnie Windler award, given by the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society journal, Castanea, for the best systematic botany paper published in the journal during the previous year. Dr. Howard’s article, “A Quarter-Century...

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