Arcadia University News


May 25, 2017

Dr. Eaton Awarded Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker Endowed Chair

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, will improve the networking and research opportunities of Humanities faculty and students as the 2017 recipient of the Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker Endowed Chair. Dr. Eaton was recognized during the Years of Service luncheon on May 24. Dr. Eaton’...

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April 24, 2017

Michelle Reale Publishes Poetry Compilation

Michelle Reale , associate professor and faculty librarian for English and Music, published a new chapbook, The Marie Curie Sequence , through Dancing Girl Press. This collection of prose poems looks at the life of Marie Curie and her courage in being a mother, wife, and a career woman, during a...

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April 18, 2017

Students, Faculty Experience Shakespearean Theater at Blackfriars Playhouse

Over spring break, Dr. Jennifer Matisoff and Dr. Jim Casey , assistant professors of English, led students to the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse , the only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theater in existence. One of few theaters worldwide to apply early modern staging...

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April 3, 2017

Frame Named 2017 Montgomery County Poet Laureate

The Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program (MCPL) has named Chad Frame ’16MFA , adjunct professor of English, as its 2017 Montgomery County Poet Laureate . Frame will hold the title until April 1, 2018. Frame’s work has appeared in many literary magazines, including decomP, Menacing Hedge, Mobius...

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March 30, 2017

Atkins Pens Op-Ed on Free Speech

Larry Atkins , adjunct professor of English, published an op-ed on TheHill.com that discussed the silencing of conservative views on college campuses. Atkins said that it is up to instructors to lead by example, and encourage open discussion in classrooms. “Universities should encourage political...

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March 20, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Poet Sarah Blake for Visiting Writers Series

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series continues with a reading and Q&A by poet Sarah Blake on Friday, March 31 beginning at 6 p.m. in Stein Fireplace Lounge in the Commons. Blake is the author of Mr. West , an unauthorized lyric biography about Kanye West that was released in 2015. Her...

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March 6, 2017

Arcadia University Ranked Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Arcadia University was ranked by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the Bachelor’s Institution category. Faculty members Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, and Dr. Jennifer Riggan...

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February 8, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Paul Lisicky for Visiting Writers Series

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series returns for the Spring semester with a reading by Paul Lisicky on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Lisicky will read from his The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship , which was named as one of the best LGBTQ books of 2016 by The Miami Herald . The Narrow...

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February 2, 2017

Dr. Chauhan Recognized for his Distinguished Achievement in Humanities

The South Asian Literary Association (SALA) honored Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan , professor of English, with a Distinguished Achievement Award for outstanding scholarship in Humanities and exceptional service to his profession. Dr. Chauhan accepted his award at the 17th annual SALA Conference in...

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January 23, 2017

Dr. Grady to Publish on English Poet John Donne

Dr. Hugh Grady , professor emeritus of English, will publish John Donne and Baroque Allegory: The Aesthetics of Fragmentation , a study of lyric poetry written by John Donne between the 1590s and his death in 1631, through Cambridge University Press in 2017. Traditionally a Shakespearean scholar,...

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January 19, 2017

Dr. Eaton Gives Keynote Speech at Ottawa MLK Day Celebration

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, gave the keynote address at the 13th annual Ottawa DreamKEEPERS Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Ottawa, Canada on Jan. 16. She discussed how Canada has been a beacon since the 19th century in the fight for equality and freedom, from...

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January 10, 2017

Inquirer Heralds Atkins’s ‘Skewed’ as Timely for Current News Climate

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed Adjunct Professor of English Larry Atkins ’s book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias on Jan. 6, detailing it as “timely, given the recent fierce debate over "fake news" vs. reputable journalism.” Skewed provides tools for today’s news reader to...

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October 24, 2016

Tauss ’17 Constructs Pati Hill Exhibition for Honors Project

English major Dara Tauss ’17 constructed a Pati Hill-inspired exhibition at the Judith Taylor Art Gallery in Landman Library over the summer. The exhibition ran from Aug. 26 to Sept. 9. Tauss said her exhibition came from a need to explore thoughts and emotions attached to a course offered on the...

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August 31, 2016

Kaier Publishes Op-ed on Ichthyosis in New York Times

Anne Kaier , adjunct professor of English, published “ Finding Refuge With the Skin I’m In ,” an op-ed that chronicles her experiences with lamellar ichthyosis, in The New York Times on Aug. 24. The piece appeared in the paper’s Disability series, which features essays, art, and opinions by and...

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July 21, 2016

Dr. Eaton Receives Fulbright for Literary Research in Nova Scotia

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar from Arcadia University, has been awarded a J. William ​Fulbright Research Chair in Society and Culture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This prestigious opportunity allows exceptional scholars to develop their areas of study at host...

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April 21, 2016

Dr. Eaton Accepted to NEH Institute for Work on African Diaspora

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of Global Learning, was accepted into the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, “ Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities ,” at Indiana University Bloomington, July 6-26. “I am specifically...

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February 16, 2016

An Afternoon with Salman Rushdie

In July, Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan , professor of English , sat with author and literary legend Salman Rushdie ( Midnight’s Children , The Satanic Verses ) for a one-on-one interview at John Wiley & Sons publishing company in Manhattan. In the following excerpts from the two-hour...

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February 12, 2016

'Potter' Scholar Dr. Appelbaum Speaks with Sparknotes.com

For Dr. Peter Appelbaum , professor in the School of Education, reading the Harry Potter books is more than indulging in the magical escapism that made it the bestselling book series of all time—it's scholarly research. In addition to teaching curriculum studies and education, Dr. Appelbaum studies...

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January 22, 2016

Former Ireland Resident Director Publishes on Medieval Ireland

Colin Ireland , who directed Arcadia's programs in Ireland with The College of Global Studies for nearly 20 years, published several articles last year on seventh-century Irish studies. In Traditio , an international journal dedicated to the study of ancient and medieval history, thought, and...

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December 1, 2015

In Podcast, Warner Interviews Author of Booker Prize-winning Novel

Jim Warner , adjunct professor of English , interviewed author Marlon James earlier last week on Warner’s podcast, Citizen Lit . James’ novel A Brief History of Seven Killings , a decades-spanning epic that explores a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley and the tumultuous years in Jamaica...

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November 17, 2015

Arcadia, Philadelphia High School Students Come Together for Mighty Writers Open Mic

By Alexander Wells '17 When I heard about the collaboration between Arcadia students and Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers , I hardly expected to witness a rap concert in the Fireplace Lounge. I’d imagined something more like the meet-and-greet I attended earlier in the day, where Lotus, one of the...

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