Arcadia University News


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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February 26, 2013

Cooper Publishes in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Sarah Cooper , Instructor of Biology, published “The Role of Endoscopic Cholangiopancreatography in Pancreaticobiliary Disease” in the Winter Edition of the HAPS EDucator , the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. Scott Rawlins , Professor of Scientific Illustration, illustrated the...

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January 30, 2013

Paddock Publishes Paper in ‘Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease’

Dr. Brie Paddock , Assistant Professor of Biology, published “Invertebrate Models of Alzheimer’s Disease” in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease . A majority of the genes linked to human disease belong to evolutionarily conserved pathways found in simpler organisms, such as Caenorhabditis elegans...

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December 3, 2012

MarineLink.com: Gulkus ’10 Appointed Senior Admin for Jensen Maritime

MarineLink.com reported on Nov. 29 that Lauren Gulkus ’10 , who graduated from Arcadia with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, is the new senior administrator for Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corporation subsidiary firm. Reporting to General Manager Sergio Fifi, [Gulkus] is the...

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September 24, 2012

Cooper, Volk ’12 Publish Article on Myosatellite Cells

Instructor of Biology Sarah Cooper and Melissa Volk , who graduated from Arcadia with a B.A. in Biology in 2012, had their paper "Muscle Injury and The Role of Myosatellite Cells in Muscle Healing and Regeneration" published in the summer 2012 edition of the Journal of the Human Anatomy and...

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September 11, 2012

Biology Major Wins Award, Meets Nobel Laureate at Sigma Xi Conference

Sneha Thomas ’13 , a Biology major with a Pre-Med concentration, won second place and received a Certificate of Award for the Excellence at the Northeastern Sigma Xi Research Symposium in April for her ongoing research examining oviposition preferences in the Asian tiger mosquito with Associate...

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August 2, 2012

Smith and Student Researchers Test Effects of Toxins Commonly Found in Household Items

By Chris Macchi ’12 Dr. Sheryl Smith , Assistant Professor of Biology, is researching the effects of four synthetic toxins on fruit flies. The chemicals—Bisphenol A (BPA), Parabens, Phthalates, and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)—are found commonly in American households. Of these toxins, BPA may be...

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July 24, 2012

Poughkeepsie Journal: Belinsky Appreciates the 'Busy Chorus of Birds'

Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) featured Dr. Kara Belinsky , Assistant Professor of Biology, in "Soundscape tells animals what to avoid: Research show predators' noices affect birds' nesting choices," July 22. The article follows the ongoing research and findings at the Cary Institute of...

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July 8, 2012

Wright Receives Ellington Beavers Faculty Award for Intellectual Inquiry

Dr. Megan Wright , Assistant Professor of Biology, was awarded the Ellington Beavers Faculty Award for Intellectual Inquiry at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony in May. The award honors the legacy of Dr. Ellington Beavers, former Chair of the Board of Trustees, and is designed to encourage and...

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June 22, 2012

Wright Co-Authors Paper on Respiratory Dysfunction and Spinal Cord Injuries

Dr. Megan Wright , Assistant Professor of Biology, co-authored "Phrenic motor neuron degeneration compromises phrenic axonal circuitry and diaphragm activity in a unilateral cervical contusion model of spinal cord injury," published in Experimental Neurology (2012 Jun;235(2):539-52. Epub 2012 Mar...

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June 8, 2012

Hoffman’s 'Scientific Ethics' Benefits From Global Perspective, Leadership

Each semester Arcadia University offers numerous online courses in a variety of different subject areas, giving students added flexibility in their scheduling. This past spring, Dr. John R. Hoffman led an online course in Scientific Ethics that received rave reviews from students. The course,...

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June 8, 2012

Cooper, McDonald Published in 'Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society'

Sarah Cooper , Instructor of Biology, co-authored "Opioid Analgesics and Pain Management" with Jeffery McDonald ’10 . The paper appeared in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society in spring 2012. One of the highest priorities of modern medicine is the control of pain and opioid...

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