College Of Arts And Sciences

Arcadia University's campus: Commons on right, Castle to left

Sep 15, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Again Ranked Best in Region By U.S. News and World Report

Arcadia University was once again ranked among the region's top performing schools by U.S. News and World Report for its 2021 “Regional Universities—North” list, as released yesterday.  The University ranked 45th of 176 schools this year, remaining in the top 25 percent of regional...

Arcadia University student Alexis Testa looks through a microscope

Sep 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Forensic Science Uses Hybrid Model for Fall 2020

“Once we got sent home last spring, we lost half the semester for lab work,” said Dr. Heather Harris, assistant professor of Forensic Science. “We had just gotten to the meat of the coursework, but the students didn’t get to apply it.” Like many lab courses in the Spring 2020 semester, the...

Arcadia University's Grey Towers Castle with 2021 Best Northeast badge.

Aug 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

For Sixth Straight Year, Arcadia Ranks Best Regionally with Princeton Review

Arcadia University was ranked among the Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern” in its “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region” for the sixth consecutive year. This prestigious list ranks Arcadia among nine schools in the greater Philadelphia area—and 50 in Pennsylvania—that are “academically...

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Aug 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Rawlins Prepares for Teaching Scientific Illustration Online

A seashell, a pinecone, the shell of a black walnut, and several other objects are items that students would usually receive in class during Scott Rawlins’ introductory Scientific Illustration course. This year, they are included in mailed kits Rawlins designed for students to develop their...

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Jun 26, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Garcia on SCOTUS Ruling on Gay and Transgender Employees

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In a landmark decision made in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., the Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT+ employees from discrimination based on sex on June 15. In a 6-3 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the majority opinion that Title VII...

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Jun 18, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Gonzalez ’06 Builds Intersectional LGBTQ+ Community

“I love the job that I do, because we are putting into place many things that have never existed before, that I never got a chance to have, or that I never even knew was a possibility,” said Sociology alumnus Ernie Gonzalez ’06, the operations director of the Compass Community Center in...

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Jun 10, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Sullivan on Bringing Queer Philosophy into Academia and Everyday Life

When one thinks about philosophy, the classical schools of ancient Greece or China may be the first to come to mind. A more contemporary but lesser-known discipline, queer philosophy, is one Dr. Ian M. Sullivan, assistant professor of Philosophy, uses to interpret philosophical texts from...

Rawlins demonstrates his work with clay models before illustration begins.

Jun 8, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Scott Rawlins Named Professor Emeritus

Scott Rawlins, professor of Scientific Illustration, has been named Professor Emeritus at Arcadia University after 26 years of teaching and scholarly excellence.  Rawlins, who retired in August 2019, served as the first full-time professor of Scientific Illustration at the University. He...

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Jun 4, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Garcia Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of PRIDE

Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, remembers a time when LGBT+ pride wasn’t celebrated, and Arcadia didn’t boast itself as a safe place for members of the community. “PRIDE Club started to make gayness visible on campus. We could...

Book cover with Riding with a Bandit title, sunset and mountains for artwork

May 7, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Graphic Design Students Help Produce Covers for MFA Students’ Books

Arcadia art students have collaborated to create book covers for the manuscripts written by students in the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Program in Creative Writing as part of a cross-disciplinary project. The project was spearheaded by Christian Patchell, adjunct professor of Visual and Performing...

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Mar 5, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Visiting Professor Kemisso Explores Education Equality for Refugees

“Education is not only a right, but it’s also an enabling right,” said Dr. Alebachew Kemisso, a visiting professor at Arcadia and director of the Centre for Comparative Education and Policy Studies at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. “For refugees, if we keep them out of education, we...