Arcadia University News


August 8, 2012

Abboud to Discuss Syria on WHYY's Radio Times, Aug. 9

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, will be a featured guest on Radio Time s on Thursday, Aug. 9. He will discuss events in Syria with journalist Stephen Starr and host Marty Moss-Coane. The show will air at 10 a.m. Listen on the radio or online at www.whyy...

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August 7, 2012

Historical and Political Studies Faculty: What's Next for Cuba?

Drs. Warren Haffar , Christopher Brown , and Jennifer Riggan of the Department of Historical and Political Studies traveled to Cuba in June for Arcadia University’s inaugural Global Faculty Development Workshop . They spent six days connecting with University of Havana faculty, exploring Cuban...

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July 27, 2012

Hardy Discovers the Power of Advocacy through Internships at Home and Abroad

Lucy Hardy ’13 , an International Studies major concentrating in Globalization, Development and Human Rights, is a global legislative intern with RESULTS —a non-profit organization in Washington D.C. that creates long-term solutions to poverty by supporting programs that address its root causes. In...

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June 25, 2012

CBS Philly: Abboud Weighs In on Egypt's Presidential Election

CBS Philly consulted local expert Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, on Mohammed Morsi's triumph in Egypt's recent democratic presidential election, June 24. Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate and he had the support of other...

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June 5, 2012

NAEd/Spencer Fellow Riggan Finds Two Lifelong Loves in Eritrea

Jennifer Riggan , Assistant Professor of International Studies in the Department of Historical and Political Studies, was awarded a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship by the National Academy of Education in May, a prestigious honor that encourages outstanding researchers at the postdoctoral level to...

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May 10, 2012

Arcadia's Phi Beta Delta Chapter Named Top in North East Region

Arcadia University's Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is the outstanding chapter of the North East Region for the 2011-2012 academic year. The recognition was made during the awards ceremony at the 26th annual conference, April 12-13 in Kansas City,...

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May 3, 2012

Riggan Named 2012 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , Assistant Professor and Director of International Studies, has been selected as a 2012 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education. The Fellowship encourages outstanding researchers at the postdoctoral level to pursue critical education research projects...

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May 3, 2012

Riggan Publishes Article on the Transformative Experience of Short Term Study Abroad

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , Assistant Professor and Director of International Studies, is the lead author of “Meta-travel: A critical inquiry into a China study tour,” a paper recently published in Frontiers: The Journal of Study Abroad . The article analyzes a study tour to China in order to develop a...

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May 3, 2012

Riggan Discusses Nationalism and Citizenship at African Development Symposium

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , Assistant Professor and Director of International Studies, was invited to speak at Cornell University's Institute for African Development's symposium on Elections, Accountability, and Democratic Governance in Africa in April 2012. She presented a paper, “In Between Citizens:...

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March 20, 2012

Massapequa Post: DiVerde ’15 Participates in FYSAE London

Massapequa Post (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) reported on March 7, " Danielle DiVerde , of Massapequa, a graduate of Massapequa High School, is currently participating in Arcadia University's First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE). DiVerde is an international studies major and is spending her spring...

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March 20, 2012

Massapequa Post: DiVerde ’15 Participates in FYSAE London

Massapequa Post (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) reported on March 7, " Danielle DiVerde , of Massapequa, a graduate of Massapequa High School, is currently participating in Arcadia University's First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE). DiVerde is an international studies major and is spending her spring...

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February 24, 2012

Examiner: Moy ’10 Philadelphia's Advocate for Study Abroad

Examiner.com recently featured an article by Melissa Moy ’10 , Philadelphia World Travel Examiner, in support of a local middle school student who was chosen by the People to People Ambassador Program to be a delegate to France and England. One of the selectively chosen is 11-year-old Milton Owens...

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February 24, 2012

Examiner: Moy ’10 Philadelphia's Advocate for Study Abroad

Examiner.com recently featured an article by Melissa Moy ’10 , Philadelphia World Travel Examiner, in support of a local middle school student who was chosen by the People to People Ambassador Program to be a delegate to France and England. One of the selectively chosen is 11-year-old Milton Owens...

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January 10, 2012

Green Buildings Initiate a Homecoming and a Legacy

“Arcadia has always been a thread in my life,” says Niki Dienstman Weiss ’91 . “I can’t believe I wasn’t more involved in Arcadia’s Alumni activities.” Recently returned to campus as part of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) event she helped to coordinate, Weiss realized just how...

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November 9, 2011

Politicate Engages Campus with 'Why Occupy?'

By Laura Haeberle ’14 and David Jacobs ’ 14 Students and faculty gathered in The Chat on Nov. 3 for a discussion on the worldwide Occupy Movement. The event, titled "Why Occupy?", included guest speakers Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, Dr. Dina Pinsky ,...

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October 28, 2011

20 Students Inducted Into Sigma Iota Rho

Twenty Arcadia students were inducted into the Delta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho on Oct. 20. The Honor Society, which is one of Arcadia’s newest, promotes and rewards scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies, international affairs and global studies...

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April 19, 2011

Student Receives Top Honor for Study of Women's Identity in Jordan

International Studies major Brittany Witcher ’12 earned accolades for her research on a subject never before attempted in the history of Jordan or of the Middle East. Her study investigates Jordanian Christian women between the ages of 18 and 24 and whether their identity is portrayed through their...

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April 19, 2011

New Honor Society Begins for International Studies Students

Arcadia University has started a chapter of Sigma Iota Rho , an honor society that promotes and rewards scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies, international affairs, and global studies. The faculty adviser is Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of...

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March 11, 2011

60% of Freshmen Board Planes for Preview 2011

Nearly 60 percent of the Class of 2014 as well as about 70 transfer students are boarding buses Friday and Saturday, headed to Europe, New Zealand and Mexico on Arcadia University’s Preview program. Preview has been an Arcadia tradition since 1994. First-year students, faculty and staff are headed...

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February 18, 2011

Appleby Explores India While Studying Development and Human Rights

By Dave Reale ’09 For her first time traveling beyond Western Europe, International Studies major Jennifer Appleby ’12 decided to go to India. She’s currently spending a semester in Pune through Arcadia’s partnership with the Alliance for Global Education, where she’s experiencing a much different...

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February 8, 2011

Bogue Explores Chinese Culture and Language in Beijing

By Heather C. Mick ’11 After returning home from the First Year Study Abroad Experience in London, International Studies major Faith Bogue ’12 began planning her second overseas adventure. This time she went to study in Beijing, China. “While in China, I studied at Beijing Language and Culture...

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