Pan African Studies

Dr. Doreen Loury with alumnus Octavius Blount '15 at the Black CAPs 2017 Philadelphia celebration.

Jun 12, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Speaks, Blount ’15 Recognized at Black CAPs Celebration

Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice and director of the Pan African Studies Program, gave the welcome address at the third annual Black CAPs Philly 2017 Celebration of Black Male Post-Secondary Achievement on May 11 at Philadelphia’s City Hall....

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May 9, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Black Male Development Symposium at Arcadia Explores How to Build Stronger Communities, May 13

The 2017 Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS) will be a life-changing experience and conversation with members of the black male community as they strive to examine, explore, dissect, articulate and most importantly develop strategies that will eradicate the inter-generational challenges...

May 9, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Philadelphia Mayor’s Office Honors Black Male Development Symposium Leaders

The Mayor’s Office of Philadelphia presented a citation to members of the Arcadia University community for their work over the past 10 years with the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS). Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Arcadia...

Apr 11, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Appointed to National Conference on Race and Ethnicity

The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) has appointed Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and director of the Pan African Studies Program, to serve on its National Advisory Council (NAC). As a member of the...

Mar 6, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University Ranked Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Arcadia University was ranked by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the Bachelor’s Institution category. Faculty members Dr. Kalenda Eaton, associate professor of English, and Dr. Jennifer...

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Jan 18, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Panel to Address Safe Spaces in Communities

The Black Male Development Symposium will host a "Community Conversation" at Arcadia University on Friday, Jan. 20 will examine how to build safe spaces for men, women, and youth in communities, and create an action plan to address issues that challenge these safe spaces. The discussion, “...

Nov 3, 2016 Shani Carrington

International LGBTQ Activist Speaks of Decades of Work to Pan-African Studies, Sociology Programs

On Oct. 28, the Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Pan-African Studies Programs welcomed Nigerian LGBTQ activist Brother Davis Mac-Iyalla, who spoke to the Arcadia community about his advocacy for the dignity and rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people in Africa....

Dr. Loury presents during Social Justice Week at Arcadia.

Jun 9, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Recognized Honored for Community Involvement by Youth Coalition

Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, is this year’s recipient of the Northwest CommUnity Coalition for Youth (NCCY) Good Neighbor Award.  She will be recognized for her work with young adults to improve educational opportunities and learning...

Jun 2, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Community Leaders Honored at Black Male Development Fundraising Gala

Senator Vincent Hughes, Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee; Sara Lomax Reese, president and CEO of 900AM-WURD; Marcus Allen, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters; and Mark Lapreziosa, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Arcadia, received...

Feb 4, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Riggan Publishes Book on Eritrean Educational Struggles

Jennifer Riggan, associate professor of international studies at Arcadia University, is celebrating the release of her new book, The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea with a book launch on Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The book will be released on Feb. 16...

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Jan 4, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Otieno Presents on Teaching Africa Through Film

In November, Alex Otieno, instructor of Sociology and International Peace and Conflict Resolution, presented “Using film about Africa to foster transformative experiences in sociology courses” at the African Studies Association annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. Otieno’s presentation was...

Dec 9, 2015 Caitlin Burns

Nollywood Films Screened During International Education Week

The Arcadia community was treated to a sample of African cinema as part of International Education Week. In November, the five African films screened on campus showcased award-winning movies ranging from a story of women traders in the early twentieth century to a violent drug thriller based on...