Arcadia University News


March 28, 2017

Renowned Mural Painter David Guinn and Student Apprentices Transform Glenside Station

By David Guinn, Adjunct Professor, Art and Design Department For the past 19 years, I’ve been a mural painter in Philadelphia. It’s an honor to lead a group of eleven student apprentices. Over the course of the 2017 Spring semester, the students and I are creating a public art project about...

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March 13, 2017

Redden ’17 To Present at Undergraduate Student Research Conference

Sociology major Tatiana Redden ’17 will present “They Taught Us Half a Story: The Effects of Miseducation in the U.S. School System” at the 7th annual Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference at Lincoln University in Chester County on Saturday, April 8. Redden is one of two Philadelphia...

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February 3, 2017

Arcadia Community Unites for Diversity in Response to Executive Order

A crowd of more than 100 students, faculty, and staff joined together on Feb. 3 to unite in response to the Executive Order by the White House. While holding signs that called for diversity in communities, attendees were invited to share their concerns and hopes for the future. “I am glad to see...

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January 25, 2017

Reale Publishes New Book on Achieving a Work-Life Balance

Associate Professor and Faculty Librarian for English and Music Michelle Reale published Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher: Strategies for Mindful Academic Practice , a book that helps readers achieve better work-life balance through a step-by-step guide. Published by the American Library...

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January 25, 2017

Theater Arts Students Support Inclusion and Diversity Through National Movement

On Jan. 19, Arcadia students gathered outside Spruance Fine Arts Center to support the Ghostlight Project, a national movement to resist intolerance, spread compassion, and ensure inclusion by creating “brave spaces” within the theater arts community. Inspired by the tradition of illuminating “...

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January 21, 2017

Apprenticeship Spotlight: Navigating the Global Art World

By Jeremy Kramer '15 Over the course of a semester I worked with Dr. Jill Pederson, Assistant Art History Professor, on her long term project, a forthcoming publication called Circles of Friendship: Leonardo da Vinci and the Academy in Renaissance Milan . With the book in the last stages...

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November 3, 2016

International LGBTQ Activist Speaks of Decades of Work to Pan-African Studies, Sociology Programs

On Oct. 28, the Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Pan-African Studies Programs welcomed Nigerian LGBTQ activist Brother Davis Mac-Iyalla, who spoke to the Arcadia community about his advocacy for the dignity and rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people in Africa. Sharing...

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October 21, 2016

Oct. 25: Student Voters Prepare for Election with Daylong Forum

In preparation for the 2016 presidential election, Arcadia University is hosting Election Fest, an opportunity for students to discuss political and electoral processes with faculty and staff. The daylong event is on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the University Commons Great Room. Students representing 18...

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October 4, 2016

Arcadia Community Rallies in Support of #Missing24

Wearing all black and holding signs of support, students, faculty, and staff gathered on Haber Green on Sept. 26 to stand in solidarity with the #Missing24 movement started by actor Isaiah Washington. The demonstration included an open mic, where University community members shared spoken word...

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August 25, 2016

Drs. Noakes, Guertin-Martin, and Lee Conduct Research at RNC, DNC This Summer

Dr. John Noakes , associate professor and chair of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department, along with Assistant Professors of Criminal Justice Dr. Favian Guertin-Martin and Dr. Anne M. Lee , joined a team of student and faculty researchers from Western Washington University,...

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June 9, 2016

Dr. Loury Recognized Honored for Community Involvement by Youth Coalition

Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, is this year’s recipient of the Northwest CommUnity Coalition for Youth (NCCY) Good Neighbor Award. She will be recognized for her work with young adults to improve educational opportunities and learning...

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June 2, 2016

Community Leaders Honored at Black Male Development Fundraising Gala

Senator Vincent Hughes, Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee; Sara Lomax Reese, president and CEO of 900AM-WURD; Marcus Allen, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters; and Mark Lapreziosa , vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Arcadia,...

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April 1, 2016

Social Justice Week Gives Voice to Awareness of Abuse

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, the Pan African Studies Collective, and the Criminal Justice Society held its annual Social Justice Week from March 21 to 24, which focused on raising awareness about violence against women. The weeklong symposium featured...

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March 23, 2016

HAPS Students Present at Latin American Regional Conference

Three Arcadia students presented research at a Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS) conference at Temple University on March 4 and 5 about issues affecting Latin American communities around world. Bryan Mier ’17 and Nancy Dennehy ’16 , Historical and Political Studies majors,...

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March 22, 2016

Arcadia Faculty and Students Showcase Research at South African University

From Feb. 18 to 28, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice faculty members Drs. Ana Maria Garcia , Anne Lee , and Favian Alejandro Martín presented research alongside students at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The work ranged in topics from wrongful...

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March 10, 2016

Social Justice Week at Arcadia University Looks at Harassment, Abuse

Arcadia University’s Social Justice Week, from March 21 through the 24, will feature presentations and lectures on sexual harassment and abuse, looking closely at war-torn nations and online platforms. The week aims to open and further discussions of how these abuses can be addressed on national...

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January 4, 2016

Otieno Presents on Teaching Africa Through Film

In November, Alex Otieno , instructor of Sociology and International Peace and Conflict Resolution, presented “Using film about Africa to foster transformative experiences in sociology courses” at the African Studies Association annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. Otieno’s presentation was part of...

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December 1, 2015

Students, Faculty Present at Criminology Conference in Washington, D.C.

Shawn Brennan ’16 , Ayesha Bryan ’16 , Allison Danta ’16 , and Robert Ungurean ’16 , along with Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Dr. Favian Martín and Instructor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Dr. Anne Lee , presented research at the annual...

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November 12, 2015

Dr. Loury Urges Support of Historically Black Colleges

On Nov. 5, Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of sociology, moderated a town hall discussion at Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center on the need to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as reported by The Philadelphia Tribune . Declining enrollment and lower-than-...

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October 28, 2015

Dr. Loury Talks Black Male Development Symposium on WVON 1690 AM

On Oct. 17, Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of sociology and director of Pan-African Studies, appeared on “Philip Jackson—The BlackStar Project” on WVON 1690AM , a radio station servicing the Chicago area. Dr. Loury discussed the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS), of which she is...

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June 11, 2015

Wirth ’12 Slams Roller Derby Competitors as ‘Mar’ge Equality’

Natasha Wirth ’12 was featured in South Philly Review for her involvement with Philly Roller Derby (PRD) . Wirth has competed with PRD since March 2015. In addition to roller derby, “Mar’ge Equality,” as she’s known on the track, works as a freelance interpreter and medical case manager at Mazzoni...

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