Arcadia University News

April 23, 2019

Arcadia Nationally Ranked Among Forensic Science Programs

Arcadia University’s Forensic Science 4+2 program was ranked in Bachelor Degree Center’s “25 Best Bachelor’s in Forensic Science for 2019.” The rankings note that Arcadia’s program allows undergraduate Chemistry and Biology majors to enroll in the master of Forensic Science degree, as long as they...

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April 15, 2019

Students Present at Interdisciplinary Research Conference

Arcadia students presented research at the ninth annual interdisciplinary Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference (RUSRC) on March 23. The event was hosted by Delaware State University, and focused on “Why Academic Diversity in Higher Education Enriches all the Disciplines.” At the...

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March 12, 2019

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Tells Story of Dr. Ellington Beavers

On March 4, The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article on Dr. Ellington Beavers , his research in Boyer Hall's laboratories, and his historic gift to Arcadia University. The story has been picked up by the Associated Press and appeared in outlets around the country, including U.S. News &...

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August 17, 2018

Jake ’17 Investigates Molecular Potential Energy

Chemistry and Physics alumna Lena C. Jake ’17 published “Hartree-Fock symmetry breaking around conical intersections,” the first segment of her doctoral research, in the prestigious Journal of Chemical Physics , a compilation of fresh perspectives and significant findings in the field of chemical...

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August 1, 2017

Dr. Curotto Expands Electronic Structure Research through Monte Carlo Workshop

Dr. Manny Curotto , professor and chair of chemistry and physics, attended the Telluride Science Research Center’s annual workshop on Monte Carlo methods for electronic structure theory this July. The conference gave Dr. Curotto the opportunity to hear from experts in the field and compare their...

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May 22, 2017

Reigner ’17 Highlighted for Overcoming Traumatic Brain Injury

Pivot.Today and Delaware County Daily Times profiled Dana Reigner ‘17 , who graduated on May 19 despite the traumatic brain injury she suffered only five years ago. She says her positive experiences in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia “reinforced the Pharmacy career path,” and hopes to work...

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October 17, 2016

Dr. Curotto Published in ‘Journal of Physical Chemistry’

Dr. Manny Curotto , professor and chair of Chemistry and Physics, recently published an essay in The Journal of Physical Chemistry titled “Quest for Inexpensive Hydrogen Isotopic Fractionation: Do We Need 2D Quantum Confining in Porous Materials or Are Rough Surfaces Enough? The Case of Ammonia...

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June 1, 2015

Dr. Curotto Recommended for $70,000 Research Grant on Lithium Ion Batteries

In May, the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) recommended that a $70,000 research grant be awarded to Dr. Emanuele Curotto , professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics , for his research proposal, “Quantum Simulations of Lithium Ion Solvation Dynamics...

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February 25, 2015

Mikulski Presents at the 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting

Dr. Chet Mikulski attended the 248th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in San Francisco in August, where he presented a paper titled “Synthesis and characterization of N^6- substituted adenosine derivatives with cooper (II) perchlorate.”

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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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March 26, 2013

Beatty Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Lynn Beatty , a star field hockey player who concluded her career at Arcadia University in December 2012, recently was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The NCAA scholarships are awarded to graduating student-athletes in all three Divisions who have demonstrated excellence on and off the...

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December 3, 2012 Gulkus ’10 Appointed Senior Admin for Jensen Maritime 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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November 14, 2012

Beatty ’12 Excels in the Lab and on the Field

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography JOSH BLUSTEIN Fall 2012 was full of triumphs for Chemistry major Lynn Beatty ’12 . She earned a place in Arcadia’s Physician Assistant program and led Arcadia’s field hockey team to the Commonwealth Conference playoffs for the first time. Given her work ethic...

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September 7, 2012

Mascavage Presents at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Linda M. Mascavage participated in the 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition: Materials for Health and Medicine, held in Philadelphia, Aug. 19-23. She presented “Gas Phase Hydrochlorination Reactions of Isoprene: Experimental and...


September 7, 2012

Curotto Presents Ring Polymer Dynamics Research at ACS National Meeting

Dr. Manny Curotto , Professor and Chair of Chemistry and Physics, presented his research on “Ring Polymer Dynamics in non Euclidean Spaces” at the 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition: Materials for Health and Medicine, held in Philadelphia, Aug. 19-23. An extension of...


August 29, 2012

Wolf and Curotto Present Research on 'Ring Polymer Dynamics in Curved Spaces'

Dr. Manny Curotto , Professor and Chair of Chemistry and Physics, and Sarah E. Wolf , a junior Chemistry major who has been doing research with Curotto for two years, presented their work on “Ring Polymer Dynamics in Curved Spaces” at the 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting and...

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August 14, 2012

Chemistry Alum Jacoby Wins TA Award While Pursuing Ph.D.

Kimberly Jacoby ’10 , who is entering the third year of her doctoral studies at Temple University, will receive the Guy F. Allen Memorial Award in September. The award recognizes outstanding teaching assistants. She has served as a TA for the undergraduate Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory...

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June 14, 2012

Foster ’12 Discovers Passion for Chemistry, Pursues Ph.D.

As a junior in high school, Celia Foster ’12 never could have known that typing the simple words “Best Schools for Study Abroad” into a search engine would drastically alter the course of her life. Undecided about her major, she was certain about one thing: she was going to experience cultures...

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May 4, 2012

Dr. Mascavage Earns Two Excellence in Teaching Awards in One Week

Dr. Linda Mascavage , Associate Professor of Chemistry, was honored not only with Arcadia University's most prestigious faculty honor, but also with an American Chemical Society award—two major honors in less than a week. Mascavage was selected as the 2012 recipient of the Award for Excellence in...

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April 13, 2012

Gallo ’13 Receives REU Award for Summer Research

Chemistry major Annastasia Gallo ’13 received a prestigious Research Experience for Undergraduates award (REU), to participate in a 10-week summer internship in collaboration with the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT). The award, given by the American Chemical...

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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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