Arcadia University News


November 13, 2012

Inspired by Father's Police Stories, Paul Pursues Career in Forensic Science

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’13 Real forensic discoveries don’t come in half-hour episodes, neatly packaged. Anisha Paul ’13M , a second-year master's student in the Forensic Science program , knows that when it comes to research, breakthroughs are all about persistence and...

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September 27, 2012

Forensic Science Club Begins Exciting Year with Lecture by Expert Witness

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 At six o’clock on a drowsy Wednesday evening, 25 enthusiastic students in the Forensic Science Club took time out of their busy science-lab-filled schedules and gathered in a seminar room, eager to hear forensic toxicologist Dr. Barry Logan speak about his work on the Casey...

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September 21, 2012

Garvey's Painting Featured in 'New Moderns' at Philadelphia's Gross McCleaf Gallery

The work of Lauren Garvey, who graduated from Arcadia University in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Painting, is featured in the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. The show is called New Moderns . After graduating from Arcadia, Garvey went on to graduate school and received an M.F.A. in Painting from the...

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August 3, 2012

Forensic Program Receives FEPAC Accreditation Renewal

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) has renewed full accreditation to Arcadia University's Master of Science in Forensic Science program . In compliance with all standards, the accreditation status is effective January 1, 2012 and will extend through January 1,...

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August 2, 2012

Smith and Student Researchers Test Effects of Toxins Commonly Found in Household Items

By Chris Macchi ’12 Dr. Sheryl Smith , Assistant Professor of Biology, is researching the effects of four synthetic toxins on fruit flies. The chemicals—Bisphenol A (BPA), Parabens, Phthalates, and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)—are found commonly in American households. Of these toxins, BPA may be...

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June 8, 2012

Praetzel Embarks on Coast-to-Coast Run

By Chris Macchi ’12 Chris Praetzel ’12 arrived on campus in August 2008 destined to make a splash. Four years later, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Psychology, he has embarked on a new journey. A week after delivering an inspirational speech to his classmates at their graduation...

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May 2, 2012

Phillyburbs.com: Mazzanti Compiles Mock Trial as Dr. Suess for Children

Phillyburbs.com reported that Heather Mazzanti , Interim Director of Forensic Science, participated in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the Burlington County Courthouse, April 27. She helped entertain more than 100 children with a mock trial based on iconic Dr. Seuss characters, as...

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March 9, 2012

Alum Named President-Elect of Council on Forensic Science Education

Heather Mazzanti , Forensic Science Interim Program Director and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was named President-elect of the Council on Forensic Science Education last week at the council meeting, which coincided with the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Atlanta, Ga...

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March 9, 2012

Arcadia Professor Named President-Elect of American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Dr. Barry K. Logan , Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science in Arcadia University’s FEPAC-accredited Forensic Science master's program, was elected President–elect of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences last week in Atlanta, Ga. AAFS is the premier forensic science professional organization in...

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March 9, 2012

21 Forensic Science Students Attend Academy Meeting; 5 Present

All 21 of Arcadia’s second-year Forensic Science master’s students attended the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting last week in Atlanta, Ga., where they had an opportunity to network, attend training, learn about the latest research in the field, and prepare for applying for jobs...

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March 9, 2012

Student Presents Research on Codeine in Toxicological Samples

Arcadia University Master of Science in Forensic Science student Martha Clair Wood , a resident of Boone, N.C., was one of five Arcadia students who presented research at the February annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Atlanta, Ga. Wood’s presentation research was “The...

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March 9, 2012

Forensic Science Student Presents on Test for Stimulant Kratom

Arcadia University Master of Science in Forensic Science student Theresa Scott , a resident of Brighton, Mich., presented her research, “Chemical Characterization of Kratom and Associated Alkaloids,” at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in February in Atlanta. “I have...

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February 3, 2012

Forensic Science Students Participate in American Academy Meeting, Feb. 20-25

Second year students in Arcadia University’s FEPAC accredited Master’s in Forensic Science program will attend the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) meeting, in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 20-25. Three Arcadia students have been selected to present their research. Emmi Slivka and Theresa Scott...

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August 19, 2011

Scott '10M Launches Nexus for Future Forensic Students

Forensic scientist, tutor, adviser and mentor Tatiana T. Scott ’10M uses her skills in areas other than the laboratory. After noting a disparity in the field of forensic science, she recently launched a website dedicated to dispelling common misconceptions and guiding future students. Shortly after...

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August 10, 2011

Harris Challenges the Use of the Duquenois-Levine Test in Legal Convictions

Heather Harris , Adjunct Professor, Forensic Science, addressed the validity of drug identification methods in an article that appeared in Aug. 4 edition of The Guardian . She was consulted on the Duquenois-Levine test, which is widely used to detect marijuana. The test, a variation on simple...

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August 5, 2011

Serologist Stepanchick ’07M Plays Dynamic Role in Forensic Crime Investigation

Joel Stepanchick ’07M , serologist for the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab in Bethlehem, Pa., plays a dynamic role in crime investigation. Serving in the highly sought-after position, he demonstrates his forensics expertise in the lab and at crime scenes and courtrooms throughout Schuylkill,...

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July 29, 2011

Tokarz Lands Forensic Chemist Job Through Internship

By Larry Atkins Sally Tokarz ’07M has been a Forensic Chemist for NMS Labs in Willow Grove, Pa., since 2006. In her position, she analyzes and identifies controlled substances and pharmaceutical preparations using chemical, microscopic, and instrumental methods of analysis, and produces reports and...

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July 15, 2011

Forensic Science Students Sweep Top-Five in National Ranking

For the second time Arcadia University has had a Forensic Science graduate student rank #1 on the FSAT. Sarah Keeling, who graduated in May from the Master of Forensic Science program , placed #1 on the FSAT. Arcadia also had four students place in the top five of which three were members of the...

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July 8, 2011

Master's Students Mentor Teens at DiGregorio Summer Forensic Science Program

Six students in Arcadia’s Forensic Science graduate program are spending the summer helping Philadelphia-area high school students develop new thinking and scientific skills as part of the G. John Digregorio Summer Science Program, a full-time eight-week forensic science research course. Sponsored...

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July 8, 2011

Logan Testifies in Casey Anthony Trial

Dr. Barry Logan , an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science and National Director of Forensic Services at NMS Labs, testified for the defense in the Casey Anthony trial on Thursday, June 23. Logan offered his expertise on forensic toxicology and raised questions about the protocol used by the...

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July 1, 2011

Alum Takes Her Forensic Science, DNA Skills to Alaska Lab

By Larry Atkins Jennifer Maryanopolis ’07M is a Forensic Scientist for the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory. The disciplines in which she does casework include controlled substances toxicology, firearms/toolmarks biology, trace evidence, questioned documents, latent prints crime scene,...

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