Arcadia University News


August 19, 2022

New Knights to Know: Ameliia and Nelly Tyncherova '26

Ameliia and Nelly Tyncherova Majors: Psychology / International Studies Hometown: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Hobbies: Drawing, painting, swimming, playing guitar / Playing piano, singing Why Arcadia: When we were looking for universities to apply to, we found a website that had the best universities in...

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June 21, 2022

Arcadia Community Responds to War in Ukraine

“At Arcadia University, we are deeply troubled by the news and images coming from Ukraine. As a global institution, our hearts are with our students, scholars, faculty, staff, and partners, as well as all those affected by these events in the region and around the world. War and conflict devastate...

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May 26, 2022

Alumna, Students Receive Ellington Beavers Award for Intellectual Inquiry

An Arcadia University alumna and several students have received Ellington Beavers Awards for Intellectual Inquiry to support their research projects. Layla Darian 22DPT, 22MPH was awarded $987 for her project, “Mujeres en Movimiento: El Camino al Bienestar (Women in Motion: The Path to Wellbeing...

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May 12, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Victoria (Vic) Fedorko

Victoria (Vic) Fedorko Degree : Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Public Health Hometown : Glenview, Ill. International ties : Victoria is a first-generation American whose family is from Ukraine. MAC Honor Roll : Victoria participated in women’s outdoor and indoor track and field as a...

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April 14, 2022

Remache ’19 Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship

Leslie Remache, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Arcadia University in 2019, has been accepted into the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing...

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November 23, 2021

From Curiosity to Discovery to Impact

On the second floor of Arcadia University’s Boyer Hall, Katelin Decker ‘22 and Michelle Frank ‘23 pull on rubber gloves and huddle at the biosafety hood in the compact Tissue Culture Lab. The Biology majors are growing cancer cells to test a promising compound—an early step on the road to...

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July 27, 2021

Psychology Faculty, Students Conduct In-person Lab Research on CBD Treatment, Synesthesia, and Aphantasia

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Assistant Professors of Psychology Dr. Juan Duque and Dr. Logan Fields , Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Katherine Moore , and Professor of Psychology Dr. Steve Robbins are collaborating this summer with students to conduct in-person laboratory research. Dr. Duque...

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July 7, 2021

You’re Not Alone: Mental Health Coming Out of the Pandemic

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 “We made a huge change in our lives, and now we are expected to snap our fingers and go back to the way things were,” said Psychology Instructor Dr. Alison Clabaugh . “I just don't think that's going to be the way that it works for a lot of people.” As restrictions...

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June 16, 2021

National Science Foundation Recognizes Alumni for Neurological Research

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Ariel Kershner ’19 and Kayla Sansevere ’20 received recognition from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for their respective neurological research. Kershner was awarded the fellowship for completing research in cognitive...

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May 31, 2021

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

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May 21, 2021

Weitian “Tim” Zeng: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Favorite Arcadia memory: Scarlet and Grey Day. Committing to a school was a tough choice but that day gave me confidence in my decision. Students who have just freshly left high school were everywhere and it was hard to feel alone. It was a good time...

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May 21, 2021

Olivia Jarvis: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Neuroscience minor Favorite Arcadia memory: Sitting out on the Haber Green with friends when the weather was beautiful! Involvement on campus: I was a lab assistant in the Psychology department, Learning Resource Network (LRN) advanced tutor and...

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May 18, 2021

Herron ’21 Plans Career Serving Autistic Community

When Northeast Philadelphia resident and Psychology major Meghan Herron ’21 enrolled as a pre-physical therapy student, anatomy was a course she had to take—but she hated it. She’d dreamed of being a physical therapist since the eighth grade, but this course affirmed for her that it was not the...

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April 14, 2021

Dr. Miserandino Co-Authors Study on Cardiovascular Risks

Dr. Marianne Miserandino , chair and professor of Psychology, co-authored the paper “‘Listen and Learn:’ participant input in program planning for a low-income urban population at cardiovascular risk,” which was published by the BMC Public Health journal. The study, co-authored by Assistant...

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February 23, 2021

Stephens ’21 Gains Medical Experience During COVID-19 as EMT

Psychology major and pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student Kylie Stephens ’21 wanted a more hands-on internship working with patients as opposed to what she calls a “look but can’t touch” experience. With hopes of joining the medical field as a Physician Assistant after graduate school, she wanted...

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February 3, 2021

Fiss ’21 Helps Children Through Crises

By Katherine Haines '21 Psychology major and Sociology minor Zac Fiss ’21 has always been passionate about working with people. He first wanted to pursue pediatrics, but decided the medical field wasn’t for him. He’s shifted into a similar yet different path through his part-time job and internship...

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November 9, 2020

Academic Affairs Awards Innovation Grants

Academic Affairs awarded 13 proposals for initial or continued funding this year through the Innovative Programming Grants. These awards, which were established in 2018, identify areas for growth and support pioneering opportunities. Faculty and staff members who proposed particularly promising...

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November 3, 2020

Dr. Miserandino Uses Pandemic to Illustrate Social Psychology

“This was the semester to get real,” said Dr. Marianne Miserandino , chair and professor of Psychology, about her Social Psychology course that examines social interactions and behaviors. “Social psychology is right there in the streets. I felt with the Black Lives Matter movement, the election,...

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October 22, 2020

Psychology Students Take Second Place in Social Engineering Competition

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 Arcadia Psychology students Jill Brennan ’22 , Michael McCoy ’22 , Jassika Riad ’22 , and Najae Jaylen Owens-Boone ’21 took home silver in a social engineering competition hosted by Temple University, held virtually from Oct. 2 to 5. “There were only six teams that were...

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September 21, 2020

Drs. Clabaugh and Appelbaum Team Up to Raise Awareness About Social Justice in the Classroom

“One of the things that we hear about online learning is that it can be isolating for some students—they miss the social connection and that sense of belongingness,” said Dr. Alison Clabaugh , visiting instructor of Psychology. “You know you don’t have those times to chat in the hallway or chat...

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September 17, 2020

Dr. Miserandino Publishes Chapter on Psychology’s Internship Program

By Katherine Haines '21 Dr. Marianne Miserandino , chair and professor of Psychology, authored a chapter in the book, High Impact Educational Practices: A Review of Best Practices with Illustrative Examples , published by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Dr. Miserandino wrote Chapter 35...

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