Arcadia University News


May 9, 2018

Political Science Majors Present at National Student Research Conference

Political Science majors Nicole Franiok ’18 , Erika Raskay ’18 , and Cameron Allen ’18 presented research at the fifth annual Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference in Washington, D.C., in February. Franiok and Raskay’s presentations were based on their Senior Capstone research topics...

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February 22, 2018

Segura ’18 Named a Fulbright Semi-Finalist for South African Research Project

Claudia Segura ’18 , a Political Science major, has been named a semifinalist for a research award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fulbright will make a final decision on her application between March...

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November 30, 2017

Arcadia Helps Military Veterans and First Responders Prepare Wills

Arcadia University hosts its annual Wills for Heroes program on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University’s Grey Towers Castle, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside. This free event enables military veterans, emergency personnel and their families to prepare and notarize wills, living wills...

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September 19, 2017

Dr. Kachuyevski Receives Fulbright to Study Ukrainian National Identity

Dr. Angela Kachuyevski , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, is the recipient of a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award to Ukraine– the third faculty member and fifth University member to earn a Fulbright award in the past two years. Beginning in February 2018, Dr...

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June 21, 2017

HAPS Alumna, Students Participate in Women’s Leadership Conference

International Studies alumna Rabiyah Mujahid ’17 , Political Science major Erika Raskay ’18 , and Political Science and Psychology major Nichole Sickel ’18 were among an elite group of students selected to attend the 2017 National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Pennsylvania summer institute...

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June 1, 2017

Rebecca Smith ’16 on Ballot for Norristown Council Seat

Rebecca Smith ’16 , who received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, has moved into the general election for a seat on Norristown’s Municipal Council. She received one of two Democratic spots on the ballot after the primaries. Smith, who is a legislative and communications specialist for...

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June 1, 2017

Fulbright Student Scholars Featured in Montgomery Media

Cliff Long ‘17 and Zahra Ahmadi ’17 were featured in Montgomery Media after being the first Arcadians to receive Fulbright Student awards . As recipients of the prestigious English Teaching Assistant award, Long will spend the 2017-18 academic year teaching English in South Korea, while Ahmadi will...

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April 5, 2017

Ahmadi ’17 and Long ’17 First Undergraduates at Arcadia to Receive Fulbright Awards, Will Teach English Overseas

Zahra Ahmadi and Clifford Long , members of the Arcadia University Class of 2017, are the first undergraduate students in Arcadia University history to earn a Fulbright U.S. Student Award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ahmadi and Long were...

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November 21, 2016

Sturiale ’17, Mills ’18 Assist Professor Adjovi and Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Through their research assistantship with Assistant Professor of Historical and Political Studies Roland Adjovi , Zachary Sturiale ’17 and Ryan Mills ’18 prepared preliminary reports for and attended a press conference during the United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention’s first visit to...

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February 25, 2016

Deloffre Interviewed by The Guardian about Zika Awareness

Maryam Z. Deloffre , assistant professor of political science, was featured in a Feb. 23 piece in The Guardian, “The fight against Zika: ‘We need a proactive global health agenda.’ Deloffre was part of a 10-panelist discussion on how to address the Zika virus. Deloffre said that poverty will be a...

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February 16, 2016

In Washington Post, Dr. Deloffre Applies Lessons from Ebola to Zika Virus

In the Feb. 14 Washington Post , Dr. Maryam Deloffre , professor of historical and political studies, writes about the outbreak of Zika virus , which notably can cause microcephaly in babies of mothers infected with Zika while pregnant. Deloffre analyzes successful and unsuccessful policies from...

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February 15, 2016

Adjovi Discusses UN Panel Opinion on Assange Hearing

News outlets around the world turned their eyes to Arcadia on Feb. 5, after the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released its public statement that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the United Kingdom and Sweden. Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of...

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December 4, 2015

Merker ’17 One of Four to Intern for PA Department of State

Over the summer, political science major Alex Merker ’17 was one of four people to intern with the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislations in Harrisburg, Pa. The internship, obtained through the James A. Finnegan Foundation , allowed Merker to assist...

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November 12, 2015

Nov. 16: Recent HAPS Alumni to Speak on Finding Work in the Field

Alumni from the Department of Historical and Political Studies (HAPS) will speak on their career experiences in fields ranging from the financial sector to the district attorney’s office to nonprofits and social welfare organizations. The panel discussion will take place from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. in...

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July 30, 2015

Widestrom, Cerski Lay Groundwork for Constitutional Scholars Seminar

Arcadia faculty members Dr. Amy Widestrom , assistant professor of political science, and the Honorable Christopher Cerski, J.D. , pre-law adviser and adjunct professor of law and political science, laid the foundational groundwork for a recent Constitutional Scholars Institute Seminar on freedom...

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March 10, 2015

HAPS Alumni Return to Speak on Finding Work, Professional Skills

On March 2, nine recent alumni of the Historical and Political Studies department returned to campus to speak to more than 40 students and graduating seniors about working in the field. Through the panel, current students saw “the range of different types of careers that majors in the department...

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January 27, 2015

Judge Cerski Swears In New Commissioner

Earlier this month, Honorable Christopher Cerski, J.D. , pre-law adviser and adjunct professor of law and political science at Arcadia, swore in Baron B. Holland as the Cheltenham Township Commission representing Ward 2. Read more at the Cheltenham Township website .

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December 8, 2014

Widestrom’s New Book, ‘Displacing Democracy,’ to Be Released Dec. 12

On Dec. 12, Displacing Democracy: Economic Segregation in America , a new book by Dr. Amy Widestrom , assistant professor of political science, will be released by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The book focuses on residential economic segregation in American cities while exploring the...

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October 28, 2014

Interviewed on Colombian TV, Adjovi Speaks for UN on Venezuelan Prisoners

Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of political science at Arcadia University, was interviewed on La Tarde , a news program on 24-hour Columbian news network NTN24, on Oct. 11. Adjovi spoke on the detentions of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and former mayor of San Cristóbal,...

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