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Jan 8, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Actuarial Science Earns Advanced Curriculum Status

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) announced Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program earned the Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) - Advanced Curriculum status. Many employers require students to pass two of the four SOA exams upon graduation. Arcadia’s program, which previously...

Dec 12, 2018 Caitlin Burns

School of Education, Computer Science and Mathematics Host Philadelphia High School Students

Faculty from the School of Education and Computer Science and Mathematics Department welcomed to campus high school students from the School District of Philadelphia’s Academy at Palumbo on Dec. 6. Dr. Augusto Macalalag, assistant professor of Education, Dr. Yanxia Jia, associate professor of...

Nov 29, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Scavenger Hunt Helps Students Overcome Language Barriers

International and American students in Arcadia’s Math and Actuarial Science programs searched for objects hidden around campus during a student-organized scavenger hunt on Nov. 6. Organized by Alyssa Grandmont ’20 and Di Zhu ’21, the hunt helped students get to know one another better....

Nov 20, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Students Attend Philadelphia Actuaries Meeting

Actuarial Science majors Caroline Toner ’20, Kelsey Mashinski ’21, Di Zhu ’21, and Alyssa Grandmont ’20 attended a Philadelphia Actuaries Club meeting on Nov. 8 with Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Irina Pogrebivsky. Students attended a panel session on non-traditional...

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Nov 11, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Geneticist and Biologist Dr. Nathan Mortimer Presents on Parasite Interactions

The Department of Computer Science and Mathematics hosted geneticist and biologist Dr. Nathan Mortimer, who held two presentations for students and faculty on Nov. 8. An assistant professor of Cellular Immunology at Illinois State University, Dr. Mortimer conducts research on the methods that...

Nov 9, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Heidelberg University Professor Contextualizes Computability for Computer Science and Mathematics Students

Dr. Klaus Ambos-Spies, professor from Heidelberg University in Germany, presented on computability to students and faculty from Computer Science and Mathematics on Nov. 1. His visit to campus allowed him to work with Dr. Xizhong Zheng, professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, on computability...

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Oct 31, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Actuary Derek Eyler Advises Actuarial Science Students

The Computer Science and Mathematics Department invited Derek Eyler, an actuary and associate partner of AON Counseling, to speak to actuarial students on Oct. 23. Eyler advised students on finding careers, taking certification exams, and alternative professional options for students with strong...

Justin Tai Oct 30, 2018 3:21 pm

Small Island, Big Dreams

“I don’t care what you want to be, just make sure you graduate from college.” I didn’t know how to feel when my mother said this. I was motivated, but the responsibility felt overwhelming. As I imagined my future, I knew that if I stayed on the little rock I call home (Guam), I would...

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Oct 23, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Computer Science and Math Department Holds Picnic

The Department of Computer Science and Math held their annual departmental picnic on Oct. 6. At the picnic, students and faculty of the department enjoyed games of volleyball, cornhole, trivia, and grilled food. International faculty from Jiangsu University, located in Zhenjiang, China, also...

Oct 22, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia and West Chester University Host Actuarial Career Day

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Arcadia’s Actuarial Science students had the opportunity to meet prospective employers at the second annual Actuarial Career Interview Day on Sept. 21. Held in collaboration with West Chester University, the event allows Actuarial Science majors to meet with firm...

Oct 22, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Jiangsu University Students Celebrate Mid-Autumn and National Day Festivals

On Oct. 1, Jiangsu University (JSU) students and Arcadia’s Computer Science and Mathematics faculty gathered at Minado Restaurant in Norristown, Pa. to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day of the People's Republic of China. Students and faculty connected over dinner, shared their...

Jul 3, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Actuarial Science Students Contribute Research to Pension Plan Study

The Society Of Actuaries (SOA) published “U.S. Public Pension Plan Mortality Assumptions,” a report using research collected by Actuarial Science majors Allegra Benites ’18, Lili Liu ’18, Jesse Marass ’18, Zheng Sun ’18, Yang Tan ’18, and Yuqi Xu ’18. The paper examines the effects of...