Arcadia University News


April 5, 2018

Dr. Loury Named 2018 Local Sheroe By WDAS-FM

Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and director of Pan African Studies, is a Sheroe. While that distinction has been apparent to many in the Arcadia community for several years, it was bestowed on Dr. Loury at the fourth annual 105.3 WDAS-FM...

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March 29, 2018

Breaking the Silence II Brings Community Members Together to Improve Multiculturalism on Campus

Students, faculty, staff, and administrators gathered on March 23 for Breaking the Silence II to continue to facilitate discussions about race and multiculturalism on Arcadia's campus. Hosted by Melanin in Action (MIA) and POWER, with additional collaboration by Pan-African Studies; International...

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March 20, 2018

Social Justice Week 2018 Explores Environmental Issues

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, in collaboration with the Criminal Justice and Sociology societies, hosts Social Justice Week, March 26-29. This year’s theme, “Going Green: Exploring Environmental Issues,” focuses on connections between environment and society, such...

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March 8, 2018

Students Present at Regional Research Conference Hosted by Dr. Eaton

By Caitlin Joyce '20 and Lana Valente '19 Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, hosted the eighth annual Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference at Arcadia on Feb. 24. Nearly 50 students from the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Lincoln University, and...

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January 11, 2018

Dr. Noakes Speaks on Police Oversight, Quoted in Smithsonian Magazine

Dr. John Noakes , associate professor and chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, presented in November at TEDx West Chester on police oversight and the social contract. Dr. Noakes said that the general population subscribes to a social contract– agreeing to give up certain...

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December 8, 2017

Arcadia Community Unites to “Break the Silence” on Racism

Students, faculty, staff, and trustees joined together on Dec. 8 to “break the silence” about racism. The Day of Silence was hosted by Melanin in Action (MIA) and POWER, with additional collaboration by Pan-African Studies; Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department; Office of the...

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November 13, 2017

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Presents Criminology Symposium

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice Society will present the New Directions in Criminology Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Castle Dining Room. The event is free and open to the public. Presentations include: 11 a.m. Alumna Viola Sawyer ’15...

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October 25, 2017

Dr. Loury Receives African American Women in Higher Education Award

Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology, was highlighted by The Philadelphia Tribune as the African American Women Veterans in Higher Education recipient at the Association of Black Women in Higher Education’s conference on Oct. 18. The Tribune also...

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October 11, 2017

Explore Phobias During Fright Week, Oct. 16-19

Have you ever wondered where phobias come from? Or why we fear certain things? Explore the science behind phobias and fears during Fright Week, Oct. 16 to 19, in the Rose and Mirror rooms. The week’s events are a collaboration between the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department,...

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September 26, 2017

ABWHE 10th Annual National Conference Brings “Sister Power 2017” to Philadelphia

Celebrate “Sister Power” in Philadelphia with the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) as they honor Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez, author and activist, at their 10th annual conference from Oct. 18 to 20 at the Sonesta Hotel and Temple University Center City Campus, Philadelphia...

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June 14, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Association of Black Women in Higher Education on June 2

For the second year, students, faculty, and alumni participated in the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) Philadelphia Chapter’s Garden Party at Arcadia University on June 2. Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and director of...

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May 16, 2017

Philadelphia Futures Scholar Featured in Tribune

The Philadelphia Tribune featured Tatiana Redden ‘17 on May 6 as one of two Philadelphia Futures Scholars graduating in Arcadia’s Class of 2017. Philadelphia Futures is an organization that mentors first-generation college students. Redden has been involved with the program since high school. Read...

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May 9, 2017

Black Male Development Symposium at Arcadia Explores How to Build Stronger Communities, May 13

The 2017 Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS) will be a life-changing experience and conversation with members of the black male community as they strive to examine, explore, dissect, articulate and most importantly develop strategies that will eradicate the inter-generational challenges...

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May 9, 2017

Philadelphia Mayor’s Office Honors Black Male Development Symposium Leaders

The Mayor’s Office of Philadelphia presented a citation to members of the Arcadia University community for their work over the past 10 years with the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS). Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Arcadia...

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May 2, 2017

Arcadia Welcomes Holocaust Survivor at Remembrance Event

By Felicia Hall '19 The Arcadia University community gathered on April 25 for the second annual Remembering the Holocaust event, co-hosted by Arcadia Hillel and the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department. The remembrance event provided students an outlet to commemorate the...

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April 25, 2017

Environmental Network Celebrates Earth Day with Scarlet, Grey, and Green Day

Arcadia University’s Environmental Network celebrated Earth Day by promoting campus sustainability at Scarlet, Grey, and Green Day on April 20. Participants played lawn games on Haber Green, heard from state and regional speakers on sustainability efforts throughout the region, and planted a tree...

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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 21, 2017

Dr. Riggan Featured in The Christian Science Monitor for Study On Ethiopian and Eritrean Relations

Associate Professor of Historical and Political Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan was featured in a story on April 17 by The Christian Science Monitor on Ethiopia’s acceptance of Eritrean refugees despite the harsh political climate between the two countries. Dr. Riggan, who has conducted a study on...

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April 11, 2017

Dr. Loury Appointed to National Conference on Race and Ethnicity

The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) has appointed Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and director of the Pan African Studies Program, to serve on its National Advisory Council (NAC). As a member of the...

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March 28, 2017

New Approach School for Jewelers

By Karen Misher ’88, Assistant Professor, Metals and Jewelry Each year, Arcadia faculty can apply for Faculty Development Funds to aid in their professional research. While many times in the past I have utilized this opportunity directly towards a project with materials or equipment, this...

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