College Of Arts And Sciences

Nov 16, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Armstrong ’18 Describes What It Was Like to Interview Alan Cumming

In her first post for Because Arcadia, the University’s award-winning student blog, Helen Armstrong ’18 describes preparing for her one-on-one interview with Alan Cumming and considers how much the opportunity was due to luck and how much was due to her motivation and enthusiasm. I only had...

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Nov 12, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

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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Nov 12, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Loury Urges Support of Historically Black Colleges

On Nov. 5, Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of sociology, moderated a town hall discussion at Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center on the need to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as reported by The Philadelphia Tribune. Declining enrollment and lower-than-...

Stephen J. Tyson '13M with uncle Neil DeGrasse Tyson at the latter's StarTalk Live event. Credit: Stephen J. Tyson.

Nov 4, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

In Huffington Post, Tyson ’13M Explains How Hip-Hop Can Save Schools

Stephen J. Tyson Jr. ’13M was profiled in the Huffington Post on Nov. 2 in an article detailing Tyson’s ideas on the political and social applications of hip-hop, based on a recent appearance at the Apollo Theater with Tyson’s uncle, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Citing artists in Syria,...

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Nov 4, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

MTV.com: Moran Analyzes Decomposition on ‘The Walking Dead’

As assistant director of the forensic science program, Kimberlee Moran typically studies the recently deceased. On MTV.com this week, she switches that analysis to the recently undead. In “An Expert Explains The ‘Walking Dead’ Timeline Of Zombie Decay,” Moran discusses the accuracies and...

Nov 3, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Abboud Discusses US Special Forces in Syria

Dr. Samer Abboud, associate professor of historical and political studies, wrote for Al Jazeera about last week’s gathering of 12 foreign ministers in Vienna to negotiate a resolution to the crisis in Syria. Abboud discussed the decision of the Obama administration to send Special Forces...

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Nov 3, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Arcadia Creative Writing Program to Work with Mighty Writers

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Arcadia’s undergraduate creative writing students will work with Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers program for a day on campus event. The event begins with a meet-and-greet at noon in the Castle Dining Room, with open mic readings set for 2-4 p.m. in the Stein Fireplace Lounge....

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Oct 27, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

NBC10 Quotes Moran on Toddler Forensic Investigation

Kimberlee Moran, assistant director of the forensic science program, was interviewed by NBC10 on the forensic investigation of Brendan Creato, the three year-old found dead in Cooper River Park near his home in Haddon Township, N.J., in October. Moran, who also spoke on the case with...

For the past eight years, Abbey Ryan '03 has created a new painting each day.

Oct 20, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Author Seth Godin Praises Abbey Ryan’s Commitment to Craft

Abbey Ryan ’03, assistant professor of art and design, was cited by bestselling author Seth Godin as an example of dedicating oneself to producing on a daily basis. In his blog post, Godin rejects the idea of writer’s block, encouraging writers to write each day, just as Ryan has dedicated herself...

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Oct 19, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Ponder the Poet at Oct. 20 Symposium

Many have commented on the value of poetry, from poets themselves (“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley) to politicians (“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics...the world would be a little better place in which to live,”...

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Oct 19, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Chauhan Speaks at Literary Award Ceremony

Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan, professor of English, spoke on “The Forms of Poetic Excellence” at the Diaspora Writing Award Ceremony (“diaspora” refers to the dispersion of people from their ancestral homeland). The ceremony, held Oct. 10 in Jenkintown by the Gardi Research Institute for Diaspora Studies...

Oct 16, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

‘Miss Julie,’ Tale of Class Struggle and Dangerous Romance, Continues Through Oct. 18

By Shani Carrington ’18 Born to an upper class family and raised by her mother to be subservient to no man, the privileged Miss Julie wishes to step down from her social class and flirts with her father’s valet after her dominant behavior ruins her engagement to another member of the social...