Arcadia University News


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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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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