Arcadia University News

February 16, 2016

Drs. Moore and Swanson Receive 2016 Research Fellowship

Drs. Katherine Moore and Christina Swanson have been selected to receive Arcadia University’s 2016 Research Support Fellowship, which covers expenses to attend the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Dialogues from Feb. 18 to 21 in Washington, D.C. . Dr. Moore, assistant professor of...

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January 19, 2016

Alumni, Dr. Bushar Examine Invasive Snake Populations

In two studies published in the Journal of Herpetology at the end of 2015, Dr. Lauretta M. Bushar , chair of the Department of Biology, takes an in-depth look at the invasive Boa constrictor in Aruba. In the first, Dr. Bushar and co-authors LaCoya C. Pace and Sharese Tucker ’12 characterize the Boa...

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September 30, 2015

Landberg Makes Headlines for Conservation Work with Snapping Turtles

Dr. Tobias Landberg , assistant professor of biology, was featured in several Connecticut news outlets over the summer for his work with researchers from Mystic Aquarium and Tributary Mill Conservancy in Old Lyme, Conn., studying snapping turtles. The Hartford Courant cited Landberg’s assessments...

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September 18, 2015

Dr. Bushar Publishes on New Jersey Rattlesnakes

Lauretta Bushar, Ph.D. , professor and chair of the Department of Biology , co-authored “Population Isolation and Genetic Subdivision of Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) in the New Jersey Pine Barrens” in the September issue of Herpetologica . Through DNA and statistical analysis, Dr. Bushar...

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August 11, 2015

ARC Exhibition Program Presents ‘Biodesign Atacama: Imagining New Life Forms in the Northern Chilean Desert’

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present “Biodesign Atacama: Imagining New Life Forms in the Northern Chilean Desert,” on display in the Commons Art Gallery through Nov. 29. The digital images, printed 3D models, video animations, and other...

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July 28, 2015

Bechtel ’16 Presents ‘Therapeutic Response of a 3D Cancer Model’ at SEPCHE Colloquium

On July 27, Nelisa Bechtel ’16 presented “Investigating the Therapeutic Response of a 3D Cancer Model” at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium at Cabrini College. A biology major, Bechtel was among 30 undergraduate students...

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June 18, 2015

In New Research, Wright Finds ALS Gene Therapy Ineffective

Dr. Megan C. Wright , assistant professor of biology, and colleagues published new findings on Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in Pain and Central Nervous System Week. ALS causes both cellular abnormalities and rapid degeneration of motor neurons. These abnormalities...

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June 2, 2015

Nine Alumni, Two Faculty Publish Genetics Research

Dr. Sheryl Smith and Dr. Carlos Ortiz , along with student coauthors Frederic J. Deuschle ’12 , Lauren A. DiLorenzo ’12 , Katie L. Goeller ’12 , Christopher R. Macchi ’12 , Sarah E. Muller ’13M , Brittany D. Pasierb ’13M , Joseph E. Sable ’11 , Jessica M. Tucci ’12 , and Marykathryn Tynon ’13M ,...

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May 4, 2015

Murphy Hall to Undergo Renovations

Murphy Hall, headquarters of Arcadia’s Art and Design program, soon will undergo renovations to upgrade its facilities and space. Through renovations and, possibly, additional construction, the plan could add up to 20,000-square-feet for Art and Design space. The University hopes to bring the...

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April 30, 2015

Senior Capstone Presentations Impress, Inform

From April 23 to 26, seniors presented on topics in science, psychology, English, mathematics, history, and more at the 46th annual Capstone Presentation. The celebration of student work also featured an art reception, musical performances, and theater productions.

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February 25, 2015

Wright Named Secretary for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Publishes Work

Dr. Megan C. Wright , assistant professor of biology, was elected Secretary for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Additionally, Wright co-authored three studies for prestigious medical journals within the past year. The Journal of Neuroscience published both “Novel roles for...

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February 25, 2015

Cooper Publishes ‘Yoga, Anatomy and the Fitness Explosion on Campus’ in HAPS Educator

Sarah Cooper , instructor of biology, published “Yoga, Anatomy and the Fitness Explosion on Campus” in the winter 2014 issue of HAPS Educator, the journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. The article was co-written by Arcadia University graduate Spencer Lalk ’13 and both of Cooper’s...

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January 9, 2015

Biology Students, Rose Present Research at International Cell Biology Conference

Three undergraduate Biology majors participated with Dr. Wes Rose , associate professor of biology, in the American Society for Cell Biology meeting in Philadelphia in December. Catherine Brown ’15 , Lauren Jolley ’16 , and David Klein ’15 work in Rose’s research lab. The group presented a poster...

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December 10, 2014

Students Present Research at SEPCHE Session; Schoff ’15 Discovers, Names Bacterial Virus

Earlier this semester, five Arcadia students presented research at the SEPCHE (Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education) Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session at Gwynedd Mercy University. One student, Courtney Schoff ’15 , helped to identify and name a bacterial virus. She...

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November 3, 2014

WHYY Features Student, Faculty Work on Flesh-eating Beetles, Bone Research

If there is a perfect day for a story about flesh-eating beetles, it’s Halloween. On Oct. 31, students and faculty in Arcadia’s biology and forensic science departments were featured in “The role of flesh-eating beetles in forensics and bone research at Arcadia University” on WHYY’s The Pulse , a...

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September 10, 2014

The Times Herald: Rose Comments on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In an article published in The Times Herald titled “Keep the heat on the ALS ice bucket challenge,” Professor of Biology at Arcadia University Dr. Wesley Rose , who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) nine years ago, offered the following quote: As a progressive...

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September 2, 2014

Gaines Finds That Dead Men Do Tell Tales

By COURTNEY WRIGHT It’s pitch black, long after dark in a south N.J. wood. A group of police officers, dodging heavy branches and nocturnal creatures, lugs a large spotlight, illuminating the forest. To add to the potential eeriness, a massive nest of daddy long legs seemed to beckon Allison Gaines...

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July 17, 2014

Haumesser ’11 and Kinebrew ’90 Named Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows

Each year, the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship recruits teacher candidates who have worked or are working in the science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM) fields to complete a master’s program, earn their teaching licenses, and commit to three years of teaching math and...

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February 26, 2014

Arcadia Students Present at Moravian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

Eight Arcadia University students—including four mathematics majors, two biology majors, and two psychology majors—presented at the annual Moravian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on Feb. 15. As has been the case the last four years, there were more student speakers from Arcadia than from any...

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November 1, 2013

Canfield Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team

Junior forward Kim Canfield of the Arcadia University women’s soccer team has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District ® Women’s Soccer Team , which is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As a first-team selection, she will advance to the...

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March 20, 2013

Binckley Co-Authors Paper on Pirate Perch and Predator-Prey Interactions

Dr. Christopher A. Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology, co-authored a paper, “Is the pirate really a ghost? Evidence for generalized chemical camouflage in an aquatic predator, Pirate Perch (Aphredoderus sayanus),” which was recently published in The American Naturalist . William Resetarits...

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