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Aug 29, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Wolf and Curotto Present Research on 'Ring Polymer Dynamics in Curved Spaces'

Dr. Manny Curotto, Professor and Chair of Chemistry and Physics, and Sarah E. Wolf, a junior Chemistry major who has been doing research with Curotto for two years, presented their work on “Ring Polymer Dynamics in Curved Spaces” at the 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting and...

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Aug 14, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Chemistry Alum Jacoby Wins TA Award While Pursuing Ph.D.

Kimberly Jacoby ’10, who is entering the third year of her doctoral studies at Temple University, will receive the Guy F. Allen Memorial Award in September. The award recognizes outstanding teaching assistants. She has served as a TA for the undergraduate Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory...

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Aug 2, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Smith and Student Researchers Test Effects of Toxins Commonly Found in Household Items

By Chris Macchi ’12 Dr. Sheryl Smith, Assistant Professor of Biology, is researching the effects of four synthetic toxins on fruit flies. The chemicals—Bisphenol A (BPA), Parabens, Phthalates, and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)—are found commonly in American households. Of these toxins, BPA may be...

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Jul 10, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Once Homeless, Reynoso ’12 Graduates with Honors and a Passion for Human Rights Law

Growing up in the Bronx, Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso ’12 was taught that with hard work she could go anywhere and achieve anything. But during the nights she spent sleeping in New York City subway stations, depending on the kindness of acquaintances for her next meal, she was shaken. Attending college was...

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Jul 10, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Blustein and Psychology Students Look For Conclusive Results in MK801 Research

Each summer, a number of Arcadia University students elect to remain on campus for the opportunity to conduct research with faculty. This summer is no different, as research assistants gear up to begin projects in a variety of different fields. The Psychology Department has sponsored student...

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Jul 8, 2012 Donna Whitlock

Wright Receives Ellington Beavers Faculty Award for Intellectual Inquiry

Dr. Megan Wright, Assistant Professor of Biology, was awarded the Ellington Beavers Faculty Award for Intellectual Inquiry at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony in May. The award honors the legacy of Dr. Ellington Beavers, former Chair of the Board of Trustees, and is designed to encourage and...

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Jun 27, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Professor Leads International Research Team at Euro 2012

A team of international scholars led by Professor Douglas Michele Turco, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, has announced key statistics on the social and economic impact of soccer fans in Poland for the European Cup 2012. The research team...

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Jun 14, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Foster ’12 Discovers Passion for Chemistry, Pursues Ph.D.

As a junior in high school, Celia Foster ’12 never could have known that typing the simple words “Best Schools for Study Abroad” into a search engine would drastically alter the course of her life. Undecided about her major, she was certain about one thing: she was going to experience cultures...

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Apr 24, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Tucker ’12 Analyzes DNA for Rattlesnake Population Research

By Chris Macchi ’12 Last summer Biology major Sharese Tucker ’12 tested the DNA of timber rattlesnake populations (Crotalus horridus) found in Westmoreland County, Pa., with the hopes of making conclusions about the factors causing their genetic variation. Mentored by Dr. Lauretta Bushar, Tucker...

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Apr 13, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Gallo ’13 Receives REU Award for Summer Research

Chemistry major Annastasia Gallo ’13 received a prestigious Research Experience for Undergraduates award (REU), to participate in a 10-week summer internship in collaboration with the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT). The award, given by the American Chemical...

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Mar 2, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Chemistry Majors' Research Results From NSF Award, Faculty Mentorship, Internship

  Seven Arcadia University Chemistry majors—including one who received an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, several working with Arcadia faculty mentors, and one doing an internship with a local company—participated in the 12th Annual Student Poster Sessions sponsored by the...

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Feb 28, 2012 Donna Whitlock

Faculty and Students Put Research Front and Center

The third annual Faculty and Student Research Expo is Thursday, March 1, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Boyer Hall and the Health Sciences Building. Meet faculty researchers and their student collaborators and see firsthand the scientific research that takes place on Arcadia’s campus. Attendees are...