Research

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Sep 13, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Kistenmacher ’12 Cultivates Seed Beetle Study with Faculty Collaboration

Sarah Kistenmacher ’12 spent the summer pioneering a lab-based research under the supervision of Dr. Chad Hoefler, Assistant Professor of Biology. Her study “Congruence between host preference and reproductive success in Callosobruchus maculatus seed beetles” revolves around host preferences and...

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Sep 8, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Pavoni '12 Finds a Future of Discovery Through Faculty Genome Research

Nickodemo Pavoni ’12 recently completed his second consecutive summer working under the supervision of his academic and research adviser, Dr. Sheryl T. Smith, Assistant Professor of Biology, investigating how specific DNA sequences known as insulators help to regulate the expression of genes....

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Aug 30, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Zechman '14 Investigates Breeding Habits of Asian Tiger Mosquito

Ashley Zechman ’12 is investigating the breeding habits of several species of mosquitoes in the region with Dr. Christopher Binckley, Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to contributing to an ongoing study, her research will serve as part of her Senior Capstone project. Understanding how...

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Aug 26, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Fisher '11 Turns Post-Katrina Service Work into Post-Grad Research, Career

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 As a sophomore at Arcadia, Lauren Fisher ’11 joined the Office of Community Service's Alternative Spring Break trip to Jean Lafitte and Boothsville, La. on a whim; she had no idea how much the experience would impact her life. Fisher's new-found passion for service led her...

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Aug 19, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Kroll '12, Christodoulou '14 Conduct Ecological Research with Faculty

This summer, Biology major Kayla Kroll ’12 and Scientific Illustration major Emilyann Christodoulou ’14 are researching ecology and the disturbance history of pine forests in northeastern West Virginia with Dr. Lauren F. Howard, Assistant Professor of Biology. The study is being done in...

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Aug 19, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Roberts '12 Explores Monte Carlo Enhancement Strategies

For the second consecutive summer, Chemistry major Kelsey Roberts ’12 is conducting research on a study titled “Smart Darting in Variational and Diffusion Monte Carlo” with Dr. Emanuele Curotto, Professor of Chemistry. They are mapping the sampling problems that arise in a family of potential...

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Aug 19, 2011 Donna Whitlock

Baskin Attends Professional Meeting of Scientific Illustrators

Vanessa Baskin, a Scientific Illustration major in the Honors Program, was one of two Arcadia students who joined Professor Scott Rawlins at the professional meeting of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, which was held at Evergreen State University in Olympia, Wash., this summer. She was a...

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Aug 12, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Shultz Works With AAC&U Shared Futures on Global Content

Dr. Jeff Shultz, Assistant Provost for Special Projects and Professor of Education, was a faculty member and consultant at the Association of American Colleges and University’s (AAC&U) Shared Futures Summer Institute held in Ellicott City, Md., from July 31 through Aug. 5. The Shared Futures...

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Aug 9, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Petrillo '12 Pioneers Urbanization Study of the Wissahickon Watershed

This summer Robert Petrillo ’12 is examining how urbanization affects stream salamanders in the Wissahickon Watershed, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher A. Binckley, Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to using the study for his Senior Capstone project, Petrillo hopes to publish his...

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Aug 9, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Rising Juniors Conduct Analgesic Effects of Ketamine with Dr. Blustein

This summer, Zachary Baker ’13 and Sadie Friday ’13 are conducting research with Dr. Joshua Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology. They are examining the effect of MK801 on blocking the development of tolerance to the analgesic effects of the drug ketamine. Since 2009, Blustein has focused...

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Aug 9, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Van De Gohm Researches Innovative Field of Computational Chemistry

Chemistry major Chelsey Van de Gohm ’12 is conducting summer research with Dr. Emanuele Curotto, Professor of Chemistry. Exploring a field of theoretical and computational chemistry that is largely in its infancy, Van de Gohm helps to conduct and interpret simulations of several molecular species...

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Aug 5, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Tanzania Peace Research Director Meets with Arcadia Senior Leadership

Roland Adjovi, Academic Director of The College of Global Studies Center for East African Studies in Arusha, Tanzania, met with President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III and Dr. Dennis Dutschke, Dean of Studies in The College of Global Studies, this week for a discussion about educational and research...