Arcadia University News


April 24, 2012

Tucker ’12 Analyzes DNA for Rattlesnake Population Research

By Chris Macchi ’12 Last summer Biology major Sharese Tucker ’12 tested the DNA of timber rattlesnake populations ( Crotalus horridus ) found in Westmoreland County, Pa., with the hopes of making conclusions about the factors causing their genetic variation. Mentored by Dr. Lauretta Bushar , Tucker...

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April 4, 2012

PCToday: Buckman ’77M Participates in Education Panel Discussion

PCToday recently reported that Debra A. Buckman ’77M , Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science at Pennsylvania College of Technology, spoke about the role of educators in teaching about Marcellus Shale during a panel discussion. The discussion was part of the annual conference of...

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April 3, 2012

Cooper Named Editor of 'Journal of Human Anatomy and Physiology Society'

Sarah W. Cooper , Instructor of Biology, is the new editor of the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society , effective July 1 .

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March 6, 2012

Cooper Publishes 'Medical Advances That Have Come About as a Result of War'

Sarah W. Cooper , Instructor of Biology, published an article titled "Medical Advances That Have Come About as a Result of War" in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society . Vol 16 (2) Winter 2012. p. 5-9. Abstract: Damage Control Resuscitation (DCR) and Damage Control Surgery (DCS)...

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March 2, 2012

KTVZ.com: Phillips' Bioko Research Provides Look into Climatic Future

KTVZ.com reported on a study co-authored by Dr. Naomi Phillips , Assistant Professor of Biology, on a rare and endangered monkey in an African equatorial rainforest, Feb. 29. "Our Arcadia undergraduates were instrumental in this work," says Phillips of the article. "This was very exciting and great...

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March 2, 2012

Buttillo ’11 and Cooper Publish Article on Brown Adipose Tissue and Burning Calories

Sarah W. Cooper , Instructor of Biology, with Andrew Buttillo ’11 , published an article titled “Brown Adipose Tissue and Its Role in Adaptive Thermogenesis” in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS Educator) 2011. 16(1): p. 15-17. Abstract: Currently, obesity research...

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March 1, 2012

The Herald News: Cote ’14 Reflects on 'Life Changing' Service Trip

The Herald News (Fall River, Mass.) reported on Erin Cote ’14 , who spent winter break in Guatemala bringing health care to people in makeshift clinics, churches and nutrition centers. The service trip was organized through Arcadia University and the organization Hearts in Motion. Cote is a Biology...

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February 28, 2012

Faculty and Students Put Research Front and Center

The third annual Faculty and Student Research Expo is Thursday, March 1, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Boyer Hall and the Health Sciences Building. Meet faculty researchers and their student collaborators and see firsthand the scientific research that takes place on Arcadia’s campus. Attendees are invited...

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December 6, 2011

Volunteering for the Future: Clymer '11 Lands Job with AmeriCorps VISTA

Stephanie Clymer ’11 recently landed a position as the AmeriCorps VISTA/Community Liaison at the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. (TTF) , a local organization focused on improving the health and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek and its watershed. TTF facilitates,...

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December 2, 2011

The Tower: Discovering Glenside, and Lynn Sipsey at Heirloom Studio

Tower Reporter Samantha Nickalls' interview with the Office of Community Service ( read it here ) provides a glimpse into how Arcadia students are getting more involved in the local community—and some of the fun that can be had—like First Fridays that now include activities at the Keswick Theater...

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November 4, 2011

Rawlins, Luckenbill ’02 Contribute to Catskill Study of Juvenile Antiarchs

Scott Rawlins , Professor of Art and Design, and Kyle Luckenbill ’02 worked with the Department of Vertebrate and Paleontology of the Academy of Natural Sciences on a recent article titled “Mass mortality of juvenile antiarchs (Bothriolepis sp.) from the Catskill Formation (Upper Devonian,...

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October 28, 2011

The Sentinel: Petrillo Pioneers Urbanization Study

The Sentinel (Vails Gate, N.Y.) recently reported on the research that local resident Robert (Bo) Petrillo ’12 is conducting with Dr. Christopher Binckley , Associate Professor of Biology. In the future, Petrillo hopes to publish the results of his study on urbanization and its affects on the...

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October 4, 2011

Taking Cue From Mentors, Pre-Med Lends a Hand in India

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography JORDAN RICHARDS ’15 Hardworking and goal-oriented, Sneha Thomas ’13 knows that it often takes more than individual effort to arrive at a destination. Arcadia’s supportive faculty and programs have helped the Biology major begin fulfilling her ambitions, and that...

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September 13, 2011

Kistenmacher ’12 Cultivates Seed Beetle Study with Faculty Collaboration

Sarah Kistenmacher ’12 spent the summer pioneering a lab-based research under the supervision of Dr. Chad Hoefler , Assistant Professor of Biology. Her study “Congruence between host preference and reproductive success in Callosobruchus maculatus seed beetles” revolves around host preferences and...

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September 8, 2011

Pavoni '12 Finds a Future of Discovery Through Faculty Genome Research

Nickodemo Pavoni ’12 recently completed his second consecutive summer working under the supervision of his academic and research adviser, Dr. Sheryl T. Smith , Assistant Professor of Biology, investigating how specific DNA sequences known as insulators help to regulate the expression of genes...

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August 30, 2011

Zechman '14 Investigates Breeding Habits of Asian Tiger Mosquito

Ashley Zechman ’12 is investigating the breeding habits of several species of mosquitoes in the region with Dr. Christopher Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to contributing to an ongoing study, her research will serve as part of her Senior Capstone project. Understanding how...

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August 19, 2011

Kroll '12, Christodoulou '14 Conduct Ecological Research with Faculty

This summer, Biology major Kayla Kroll ’12 and Scientific Illustration major Emilyann Christodoulou ’14 are researching ecology and the disturbance history of pine forests in northeastern West Virginia with Dr. Lauren F. Howard , Assistant Professor of Biology. The study is being done in...

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August 12, 2011

Alum Participates in Medical Illustration Celebration at Johns Hopkins

Michael Linkinhoker ’92, who earned a B.A. in Scientific Illustration from Arcadia University and a Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, participated in "Celebrating 100 Years: Teaching Excellence in Medical Illustration" in July. As a...

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August 9, 2011

Petrillo '12 Pioneers Urbanization Study of the Wissahickon Watershed

This summer Robert Petrillo ’12 is examining how urbanization affects stream salamanders in the Wissahickon Watershed, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher A. Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to using the study for his Senior Capstone project, Petrillo hopes to publish his...

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August 5, 2011

Stanton Assists in Faculty Research on Algae in Chesapeake Bay

Biology major Sarah Stanton ’12 has elected to stay on campus over the summer to conduct research on aquatic ecosystems with Dr. Christopher A. Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology. The two are investigating phytoplankton diversity patterns and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the Chesapeake Bay...

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July 29, 2011

Turcotte Engages in Faculty CNS Neurons Research

This summer, Biology major Paul Turcotte is working with Dr. R. Wesley Rose III , Assistant Professor of Biology, examining the distinct kinetics of the negative feedback mechanisms controlling the interferon gamma response in central nervous system (CNS) neurons. As a sophomore, Turcotte asked Dr...

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