Arcadia University News


June 16, 2020

Dr. Noakes Featured Around the Country for Expertise on Police and Protests

Dr. John Noakes , interim director of the School of Education, has spent his career analyzing the relationship between protestors and police officers, and the social contract between the state and political dissent. As protests continue around the country, the internationally known scholar on the...

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May 20, 2020

Pan African Studies Announces Winners of African American Folklore Competition

The annual African Folklore Competition, sponsored by the Pan African Studies , asks students to compose an original folktale with elements of African storytelling. On May 7, Lashanna Bryant ’21 , Eric Hamada ’22 , Tiara Moore ’21 , Tessa Kilcourse ’20 , and Shakiya Smith ’23 were announced as...

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April 10, 2020

Dr. Noakes to Serve as Interim Director of School of Education

Dr. John Noakes will assume the role of Interim Director of the School of Education, effective June 1. Currently chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Dr. Noakes joined the Arcadia community in 2005 and has served with distinction in a wide variety of roles. He...

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October 22, 2019

Dr. Guertin-Martín Publishes on Waste in Beer Production in Criminology Journal

Dr. Favian Guertin-Martín , associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, published “Tapping into Environmental Harm in Brewing: An Exploration of Pollution and Waste in Beer Production” in the Oct. 1 Journal of the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical...

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July 18, 2019

Dr. Loury Appointed to Philadelphia Commission for Women, to Advocate for Veterans

Dr. Doreen Loury wants to make sure women veterans have a voice. That voice should reach more people, with her appointment by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to serve on the city’s Commission for Women. As a Marine Corps veteran who served during the Vietnam era, and a member of the Air Force...

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May 30, 2019

Dr. Guertin-Martin Joins Inquirer’s “Brewvitational” to Select Top Philadelphia Beers

Dr. Favian Guertin-Martín , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, joined a select panel of beer experts and enthusiasts at the May 13 Philadelphia Inquirer’s annual Brewvitational , where they ranked 82 Philadelphia area beers in the categories of new beers of 2019...

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April 3, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Academic Achievement at Honors Convocation

Arcadia University celebrated academic achievement and scholastic excellence at the 2019 Honors Convocation on March 30. More than 1,000 students earned distinguished honors and honors in the spring and fall 2018, and 59 student and faculty awards were presented. President Ajay Nair addressed the...

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April 3, 2019

Dr. Loury Speaks at Temple’s Veterans Day Event, Interview for City of Philadelphia Spotlight Series

On March 28, Dr. Doreen Loury spoke at Temple University’s second annual Salute to Vietnam Veterans. The Salute to Vietnam Veterans recognized Temple alumni, staff, and students who served in the Vietnam war or during the Vietnam era. Dr. Loury is a Marine Corps veteran who served during the...

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March 7, 2019

Arcadia Hosts Race Historian Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, discussed female abolitionists and runaway slaves at Arcadia on March 5. After, attendees watched Sisters in Freedom , a documentary on which Dr...

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February 28, 2019

Dr. Armstrong Dunbar, Author of Never Caught, Discusses Female Abolitionists at Women’s History Month Kickoff Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, will speak about her research on female abolitionists and escaped slaves in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room...

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February 1, 2019

Dr. Loury Nominated for “Black History in the Making” Award, Appointed to Philadelphia Defenders Association Board

Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology and director of Pan-African Studies, was honored at a Jan. 21 reception by One Village Alliance as the 2019 Black History in the Making (BHIM) Legacy Award. The award honors remarkable role models and mentors who both embody the values of Dr...

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October 5, 2018

Eugene Gilyard, Exonerated After Nearly Two Decades in Prison, Speaks at Wrongful Convictions Day

Arcadia’s Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department welcomed Marissa Bluestine, legal director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, and Eugene Gilyard, who was exonerated after spending nearly two decades in prison, for the third annual Wrongful Convictions Day on Oct. 2. The day...

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May 30, 2018

Faculty, Staff Recognized at 2018 Years of Service Luncheon

By Nicole Gieselman '19 On May 23, Arcadia University celebrated its dedicated faculty and staff at the 2018 Years of Service Luncheon in the Kuch Gymnasium. The ceremony recognized outstanding research, teaching, and student support efforts by faculty and staff, including Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan ,...

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May 19, 2018

Dr. Loury Featured by ‘Philadelphia Tribune’ as Sheroe

Dr. Doreen Loury , director of Pan African Studies and assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, was one of nine women highlighted as a local ‘Sheroe’ in The Philadelphia Tribune on April 25. Dr. Loury was named a Sheroe at the fourth annual 105.3 WDAS-FM Women of...

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May 1, 2018

Criminal Justice Team Wins Spirit Award at Intercollegiate Debate Competition

Members of Arcadia’s Criminal Justice Debate team took home several awards during their first competition in the Intercollegiate Criminal Justice Debate at West Chester University on April 21. The eight-member team finished fourth out of eight participating schools in debating “Should convicted...

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April 26, 2018

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Shatters Silence on Preventing Sexual Violence

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In April, the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department hosted a two-part event that presented information on victimization and prevention methods. Shatter the Silence on Sexual Violence, held April 16 and 18, featured presentations and academic posters by...

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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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