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April 26, 2019

Mohr ’12M Receives Forensic Science Award

Forensic Science alumna Amanda L.A. Mohr ’12M received the 2019 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Irving Sunshine Award from the Toxicology Section, which focuses on the research and detection of poisons and drugs in medical and legal investigations. The Irving Sunshine award is given to...

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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 5, 2019

Ciallella ’15 Publishes Toxicology Research

Forensic Science alumna Heather Ciallella ’15 published her first scientific article, “Advancing Computational Toxicology in the Big Data Era by Artificial Intelligence: Data-Driven and Mechanism-Driven Modeling for Chemical Toxicology,” with the Journal of Chemical Research in Toxicology on March...

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February 7, 2019

Drs. Scott and Nisbet Publish in Journal of Analytical Toxicology

Dr. Karen Scott , associate professor and program director of forensic science, and Dr. Lorna Nisbet , forensic science doctorate student at Arcadia and lecturer of analytical chemistry and forensic science at Anglia Ruskin University, published groundbreaking drug identification research, “The...

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November 2, 2017

Dr. Tobe Publishes Research on rRNA Sequencing of Microbial DNA

Assistant Professor of Forensic Science Dr. Shane Tobe co-authored a research article titled “Microbial Composition Analyses by 16S rRNA Sequencing: A Proof of Concept Approach to Provenance Determination of Archaeological Ochre,” which was published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) on Oct...

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September 20, 2017

Dr. Scott Publishes on Drug Detection in Rat Hair

Dr. Karen Scott , director of Forensic Science, and doctorate student Lorna Nisbet published a paper in the Oxford Academic Journal of Analytical Toxicology that assesses the impact hair color has on the detection of certain high potency psychoactive drugs. “Application of a Urine and Hair...

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August 24, 2017

Arcadia Alumni Lead Forensic Science Camp

On Aug. 12, The Intelligencer published a piece on the Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute, led by Arcadia Master of Science in Forensic Science alumni Mandy Mohr ’12 , Alex Krotulski ’15 , and Meaghan Drumm ’15 . Each summer, the program gives 12 local high school students the opportunity to...

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March 21, 2017

More than 100 Organizations Represented at Arcadia's Spring Internship and Career Fair

The Office of Career Education (OCE) is gearing up for its largest event of the year: the Spring 2017 Internship and Career Fair. On Wednesday, March 29, more than 100 representatives from various organizations, industries, and graduate school programs—catering to Arcadia’s diverse student...

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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 17, 2017

Arcadia Class Hosts Autism Acceptance Family Fun Night

Enjoy a fun night on Arcadia University’s campus and support autism acceptance. The University’s Event Management class will host an Autism Acceptance Family Fun Night for families in the community. This inclusive event will bring together children of all backgrounds to help understand each other...

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March 17, 2017

Arcadia Public Art Project Receives Positive Community Feedback

Arcadia University students in the apprenticeship program (Entrepreneurship/Gallery Apprenticeship) and renowned muralist David Guinn received positive feedback at the community forum they hosted on March 6, where they presented a sketch of the public art project for Glenside station. Approximately...

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March 17, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Conference to Address Opioid Epidemic

On Thursday, April 6, Arcadia University will host “Opioids in Your Backyard, Montgomery County: A Search for Solutions Symposium,” a one-day event to address the ever-present and growing problem of opioid abuse in the Philadelphia area. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Great Room...

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March 17, 2017

TEDx Brings Big Ideas to Arcadia University, April 2

What’s the big idea? Find out when Arcadia University hosts “The Big Idea” TEDx Conference on Sunday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Great Room, where speakers from around the region will share their inspiration for change. Speakers will include Arcadia’s own 2016 Big Idea Competition winner...

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March 15, 2017

Forensic Science Program Earns Reaccreditation from FEPAC

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) has renewed the accreditation for Arcadia University's Master of Science in Forensic Science program. Arcadia is one of the few institutions to hold accreditation, with only 16 fully accredited master’s programs in the United...

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February 22, 2017

Arcadia University and Montgomery County Bomb Squad Host Training Exercise for West Chester SWAT Team

Arcadia University and the Montgomery County Bomb Squad hosted a booby-trap awareness training for the West Chester SWAT team at the University’s campus Crime Scene House on Feb. 21. Members of the West Chester SWAT team went through the house in groups trying to detect the fake booby-traps, which...

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November 10, 2016

Lu ’15 Publishes Capstone Research in ‘Journal of Analytical Toxicology’

The Oxford Journals’ Journal of Analytical Toxicology recently published “ Impact of Expanding ELISA Screening in DUID Investigations to Include Carisoprodol/Meprobamate and Zolpidem ,” by Forensic Science graduate Aileen Lu ’15. Mentored by Dr. Karen Scott, associate professor of Forensic Science...

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November 7, 2016

Olson Presents on Flesh-Eating Beetles at International Congress of Entomology

This September, Biology major Stephanie Olson '17 presented a poster on the growth and development of flesh-eating beetles at the 25th International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Fla. Olson, who will use the poster as part of her Capstone presentation, completed the research alongside Dr...

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September 9, 2016

Dr. Tobe Published in 'Scientific Reports'

Dr. Shanan Tobe , assistant professor of Forensic Science, published "Stygofauna enhance prokaryotic transport in groundwater ecosystems" in Scientific Reports , part of the SpringerNature group of journals. In the article, co-authored with Renee J. Smith, James S. Paterson, Elise Launer, Eliesa...

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July 27, 2016

Moran Participates in International Day of Archaeology on July 29

For the fourth year in a row, Kimberlee Moran , assistant director of the Forensic Science program, helped showcased the day to day work of archaeologists by writing about her work as a forensic archaeologist in the worldwide Day of Archaeology held on July 29. Day of Archaeology brings together...

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April 26, 2016

Moran Appointed to National Forensic Sciences Subcommittee

Assistant Program Director of Forensic Science Kimberlee Moran has been appointed to the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Crime Scene Investigation subcommittee. The OSAC is an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and...

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April 15, 2016

Moran Organizes Symposium at Society of American Archeology Annual Meeting

For the 10th year, assistant director of the forensic science program Kimberlee Moran organized a paper symposium before the 81st annual meeting of the Society of American Archeology in Orlando, Fla., from April 6 to 10. Moran opened the symposium with an update of current issues within forensic...

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