Media And Communication

Oct 28, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Deshpande Leads Discussion on Film 'Rati Chakravyuh'

On Oct. 22, Dr. Shekhar Deshpande, professor of media and communication, led “Everything Is Always in the Middle,” a discussion at the nonprofit arts organization Philadelphia Slought Foundation. Dr. Deshpande discussed Indian mythologies, marriage customs, and storytelling in Rati Chakravyuh, a...

Jul 8, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dwyer Publishes New Book on Fifties Nostalgia

Dr. Michael D. Dwyer, assistant professor of media and communication, recently published Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties (Oxford University Press). In the years when conservative icon Ronald Reagan emerged, American pop culture...

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Jun 12, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Atkins Remembers Sixers' Success on Philly.com

On Philly.com, Larry Atkins, adjunct professor of journalism, recounts his early days as a Sixers fan, witnessing the team’s 1983 NBA championship win in Los Angeles, and his hopes for the team’s future. There we were—at the Forum, with Jack Nicholson and all the other Hollywood elites and a...

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Feb 25, 2015 jretter Retter

Powell Serves As Artist-In-Residence at Two Locations

Associate Professor Alan Powell served as artist-in-residence at two locations during the summer: the Mountain Lake Biological Station at the University of Virginia in Pembroke, Va., and at Signal Culture in Owego, N.Y.

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Feb 16, 2015 Purnell Cropper

In Huffington Post, Atkins Urges High Schools to Enact Mercy Rules

In January, California’s San Bernardino Arroyo Valley High School basketball team held a 159-point lead over Bloomington High. In the same month, the girls basketball team at Holy Redeemer High School in Pennsylvania beat MMI Prep 125-13. Larry Atkins, professor of journalism, takes issue with...

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Feb 5, 2015 Daniel DiPrinzio

Basketball Standout Brown Earns Sam Cozen Award

Men’s basketball player Joe Brown was honored at the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association luncheon on Feb. 3 with the Sam Cozen Award, which is presented to seniors in recognition of their performance on the court and in the classroom. The award is named after Sam Cozen, longtime...

Nov 20, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Students Volunteer at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Robert Buscher, an adjunct professor who teaches Japanese cinematography at Arcadia University, is programming director for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF). At this year’s PAAF, he enlisted the help of Arcadia students, including Fatimah Cassim ’16, Lydia Li ’16, Christine...

Nov 20, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Students Volunteer at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Robert Buscher, an adjunct professor who teaches Japanese cinematography at Arcadia University, is programming director for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF). At this year’s PAAF, he enlisted the help of Arcadia students, including Fatimah Cassim ’16, Lydia Li ’16, Christine...

Oct 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Frances Dumlao ’15: ‘How I Got a Magazine Internship in Philly’

Under the pressure of finding a fall semester internship, Because Arcadia blogger Frances Dumlao ’15 perfected her résumé, cover letter, professional wardrobe, and interview skills before landing a position at Grid magazine, which covers sustainability issues and initiatives in the Greater...

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Jul 31, 2014 JoLynne Bremmer

6ABC: Deshpande Discusses ‘Boyhood’

Brock Koller ’05 reviewed Boyhood, a film that captures a coming-of-age story that was shot over a 12-year period, for 6ABC. Koller, a student of Dr. Shekhar Deshpande, professor and chair of media and communication, interviewed for the article. He and Deshpande discussed how the film’s format...

Apr 30, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Guest Lecturer, Author Talks Nation Branding With Students

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 “Nation” may conjure a multitude of images: a country’s flag, food, subcultures, patriotism, innovations—any number of things that define experiences within its boundaries. The word “brand” is often associated with clothing, electronics, fast food franchises, even...

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Apr 7, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Nollywood (Cinema from Nigeria) Expert Lectures at Arcadia University, April 9, 11

Akpor Otebele, an expert on Nollywood (cinema from Nigeria) and director of the Arusha African Film Festival, will lecture at Arcadia University on an overview of African cinema using specific examples of Nollywood features, practices, and culture. Wednesday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in...