Arcadia University News


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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October 19, 2015

Ponder the Poet at Oct. 20 Symposium

Many have commented on the value of poetry, from poets themselves (“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley) to politicians (“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics...the world would be a little better place in which to live,” said...

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October 19, 2015

Dr. Chauhan Speaks at Literary Award Ceremony

Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan , professor of English , spoke on “The Forms of Poetic Excellence” at the Diaspora Writing Award Ceremony (“diaspora” refers to the dispersion of people from their ancestral homeland). The ceremony, held Oct. 10 in Jenkintown by the Gardi Research Institute for Diaspora...

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October 15, 2015

Queer/Art/Mentorship Chooses Jacob Matkov ’07 as Fellow

Poet Jacob Matkov ’07 has been chosen as a 2015-2016 fellow for Queer/Art/Mentorship, a multidisciplinary arts organization that pairs emerging LGBTQI artists with established New York City-based artists for a yearlong mentorship. Matkov, who teaches at Long Island University and is a co-editor of...

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September 21, 2015

WHYY’s Kevin McCorry ’10M to Speak on Education in PA for Writers Return to Campus

The Writers Return to Campus series welcomes Kevin McCorry ’10M , award-winning senior education writer for WHYY, to Arcadia on Friday, Oct. 9. McCorry will speak on his experience covering education in Pennsylvania and on the struggles in the Philadelphia school system. The event is free and open...

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June 22, 2015

Award-winning Author Beth Kephart to Lead Creative Writing Weekend, Give Reading

Visiting Writer Beth Kephart will lead writing workshops June 27-28 as part of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program's Summer Creative Writing Institute . In addition to teaching a private master class, Kephart will read passages from her books Small Damages , Going Over , One Thing Stolen , and...

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April 24, 2015

Eaton Presents Paper Examining Black Identities in Belize

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of global learning, presented at the “Roots/Heritage Tourism in Africa and the African Diaspora: Case Studies for a Comparative Approach” international conference in Miami, Fla., from Feb. 12 to 14. Dr. Eaton’s paper, “...And we were...

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April 22, 2015

Schall and Mazzeo Contribute to ‘Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age’

Daniel Schall , director of the Writing Center, and Stephen Mazzeo , adjunct professor of English, contributed a chapter titled “Infinite Gestation: Death and Progress in Video Games” to Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age , which will be awarded the Ray and Pat Browne Award for...

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April 20, 2015

English Majors Present at Regional Conference

English majors Jameis Freeland ’15 and Samantha Cartaino ’15 presented their Capstone research

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February 25, 2015

Eaton Serves as Panelist in Georgia, Presents at Conference in Spain

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of global learning, was an invited panelist at the 2014 UNCF/Mellon Programs conference in Atlanta, Ga. The focus of the conference was scholarship and activism in academic settings, and Eaton participated in the panel titled “Building...

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February 25, 2015

Isard Presents at the e-Learning 3.0 Conference at Drexel University

Josh Isard , assistant professor of English, attended the Drexel University e-Learning 3.0 Conference in March, where he presented to a diverse audience of tech writers, consultants, and representatives from companies like Blackboard and Lockheed Martin. His presentation, “Mobile Devices, Apps, and...

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February 25, 2015

Schall Publishes Poetry in Streetnotes and Presents at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Dan Schall , director of the Writing Center, blended photography and poetry to create a photo essay style-set of four poems titled “Philadelphiamble.” Published in Streetnotes , a peer-reviewed ethnography and poetry journal published out of the University of California (Davis), the pieces...

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