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September 10, 2019

Dr. Parsons Dick, Brown ’19 Publish Column in ‘Anthropology News’

International Studies major Melanie Brown ’19 and Associate Professor of Historical and Political Studies Dr. Hillary Parsons Dick published “Speak American,” a column based on Brown’s senior thesis, in Anthropology News on Aug.16. The column explores American news coverage of racializing discourse...

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August 29, 2019

Fall FYSAE Cohort Departs for London and Stirling for the Last Time

The 19 first-year students who boarded buses headed to the airport on Aug. 28 could hardly contain their excitement to study abroad in London, England and Stirling, Scotland through Arcadia’s First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) program. This fall, 13 students will study at the Arcadia London...

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January 23, 2019

Park ’21 Featured in Couer d’Alene Press for Internship Fighting Poverty

Rachel Park ’21 was featured in her hometown paper, the Couer d’ Alene Press in Idaho, in a Jan. 18 article for her internship fighting global poverty with The Borgen Project, a nonprofit dedicated to ending world hunger. At her internship, Park uses her knowledge of international studies to...

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June 7, 2018

Students, Faculty Attend NAFSA’s International Educators Conference

Arcadia students and faculty joined nearly 10,000 international education professionals at the 2018 NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa., from May 27 to June 1. This year’s theme, “Diverse Voices, Shared...

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May 9, 2018

Omani Official Proposes Archaeology Programs for Arcadia Students

Dr. Said bin Nasser Al Salmi, director general of the Office of His Majesty the Sultan's Advisor for Cultural Affairs in Oman, met with President Ajay Nair on April 27 to discuss expanding Arcadia’s programs in Oman. An archaeologist by training, Dr. bin Nasser Al Salmi expressed interest in...

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May 8, 2018

Ambassador to Kenya Encourages International Collaboration

On April 26, Dr. Kipyego Cheluget, ambassador from Kenya and assistant secretary general for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), visited President Ajay Nair at Arcadia to explore a joint project between Arcadia, COMESA, and the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris...

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March 29, 2018

Dr. Riggan Book Earns Honorable Mention from International Book Award Committee

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of International Studies, received an honorable mention recognition from the Comparative and International Education Society’s Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award Committee for The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of...

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December 13, 2017

Three Earn Gilman International Scholarships

This November, three Arcadia students received the U.S. Department of State’s Gilman International Scholarship Program Spring 2018 Award, a national scholarship benefiting students who plan to study abroad. Biology major Aspen Settle ’19 will study in Australia, Computer Science major Jules Turner...

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September 7, 2017

Great Value Colleges Lauds Arcadia’s Study Abroad Programs

Commended for The College of Global Studies’ (TCGS) extensive network of study away programs and global centers, Arcadia University was ranked fifth on Great Value Colleges’ 2017 list of colleges and universities with the best study abroad programs . The ranking was based on percentage of students...

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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

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 14, 2017

International Law Students Oppose Safeguard Israel Act

In an International Law course led by Assistant Professor of Historical and Political Studies Roland Adjovi , undergraduate and graduate students contacted Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) to address the Safeguard Israel Act of 2017, the risks associated with defunding the United Nations, and the...

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October 19, 2016

Bennett ’17, Palmer ’18 Receive Prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Anilyn Bennett ’17 , International Studies major, and Justynn Palmer ’18 , Computer Science major, were among approximately 850 undergraduates across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during the fall 2016 semester. Bennett, is...

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October 12, 2016

School of Global Business Hosts ‘Executives After 5’ on Boathouse Row

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the School of Global Business hosted the third installment of “Executives After 5,” a networking series that allows participants to socialize with business professionals whose work aligns with their career goals. This semester, undergraduate students had the opportunity to join...

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September 12, 2016

Arcadia Alum Brennan Helps Louisiana Flood Survivors as FEMA Disaster Specialist

Shawn Brennan ’16 , who graduated in May from Arcadia University with a degree in Criminal Justice , has spent the past few weeks in Baton Rouge helping flood survivors. Since Aug. 17, Brennan has met with residents of disaster areas as a Disaster Survivor Assistance specialist (DSA) with FEMA to...

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May 16, 2016

Ahmadi ’16 Selected for U.S. Department of State Critical Language Program

Zahra Ahmadi ’16 , an International Studies major with a concentration in the Middle East and Africa, will learn a year’s worth of Persian in just two months in Tajikistan through the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship program. Ahmadi , who is from Afghanistan, is among only...

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March 21, 2016

A Rose of Tralee, by Any Other Name, Could Be Mairéad Comaskey ’10

In the Festival Dome in Tralee, County of Kerry, Ireland, 32 women stood on a stage in late August decked in shimmering gowns and extravagant dresses. In addition to the crowd in the Dome, more than 700,000 people watched from home in anticipation as one of the women would be crowned the 56th...

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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 16, 2016

Escaping Eritrea: Understanding the Complexities

Europe’s “migrant crisis”—the historically unprecedented flight of refugees—has recently taken center stage. Eritreans, who hail from an east African country of five million, are the third largest group of refugees behind Syrians and Afghanis, comprising 8% of migrants to Europe. The large number...

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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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February 4, 2016

Dr. Riggan Publishes Book on Eritrean Educational Struggles

Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of international studies at Arcadia University, is celebrating the release of her new book, The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea with a book launch on Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The book will be released on Feb. 16...

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