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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...

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Aug 5, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Stanton Assists in Faculty Research on Algae in Chesapeake Bay

Biology major Sarah Stanton ’12 has elected to stay on campus over the summer to conduct research on aquatic ecosystems with Dr. Christopher A. Binckley, Assistant Professor of Biology. The two are investigating phytoplankton diversity patterns and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the Chesapeake Bay...

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Jul 29, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Turcotte Engages in Faculty CNS Neurons Research

This summer, Biology major Paul Turcotte is working with Dr. R. Wesley Rose III, Assistant Professor of Biology, examining the distinct kinetics of the negative feedback mechanisms controlling the interferon gamma response in central nervous system (CNS) neurons. As a sophomore, Turcotte asked Dr...

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Jul 29, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Tokarz Lands Forensic Chemist Job Through Internship

By Larry Atkins Sally Tokarz ’07M has been a Forensic Chemist for NMS Labs in Willow Grove, Pa., since 2006. In her position, she analyzes and identifies controlled substances and pharmaceutical preparations using chemical, microscopic, and instrumental methods of analysis, and produces reports...

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Jul 15, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Forensic Science Students Sweep Top-Five in National Ranking

For the second time Arcadia University has had a Forensic Science graduate student rank #1 on the FSAT.  Sarah Keeling, who graduated in May from the Master of Forensic Science program, placed #1 on the FSAT. Arcadia also had four students place in the top five of which three were members of the...

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Jul 8, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Master's Students Mentor Teens at DiGregorio Summer Forensic Science Program

Six students in Arcadia’s Forensic Science graduate program are spending the summer helping Philadelphia-area high school students develop new thinking and scientific skills as part of the G. John Digregorio Summer Science Program, a full-time eight-week forensic science research course. Sponsored...

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Feb 22, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Ryan Studies Military Symbols, Designs Set for 'Julius Caesar'

As part of her senior capstone project, Theater Arts and English major Carrie Ryan ’11 designed the set for Arcadia University’s production of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. The experience has expanded her skills and appreciation for her craft. (View photos from the dress rehearsal.) “I was...

Jan 28, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Stelacio Shines, Whether Digging Fire Lines or Fighting Ferocious Plants

By PURNELL T. CROPPER “We had no trees on our street until my mom petitioned the city—she got all our neighbors to sign a letter—and we finally had some planted on our block,” says Maria Stelacio ’11 with a laugh, reflecting on her childhood in Philadelphia and moments that inspired her love of...

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Jan 25, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Research with Curotto Helps Patel Develop Passion for Chemistry

By Heather C. Mick ’11 Chemistry major Sanket Patel ’12 sought out research opportunities with Arcadia faculty early in his academic career to develop a greater understanding of chemistry. Now, he's prepared for medical school and to conduct his own research projects in the future. “I have been...

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Jan 14, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Dodgen Researches Mapuche, Analyzes Statistics for Dual Degree

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10   Math and Spanish major Danielle Dodgen ’11 recently returned from a semester in Chile, where she researched the Mapuche as part of her Spanish Senior Capstone project—one of two projects she needs to complete her dual degree. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Dodgen...