Biology

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Dec 16, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Motuz ’24 Celebrates Health After 12 Surgeries and Complications from Cleft Lip and Palate

At 18-years-old, Arcadia University biology major Mychajla Motuz '24 has undergone 12 facial reconstruction surgeries to fix her cleft lip and palate, which were complicated by a childhood infection that nearly killed her, and a blood disease. Motuz’s first surgery was at three months...

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Nov 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Boardman ’08 ’11M Uses Arcadia Experience to Help Today’s Youth

As a first-year Biology student, Michele Boardman ’08 ’11M wasn’t sure if she could live on campus when she matriculated in 2004. She has always used a wheelchair to get around, and at 18-years-old she was uncertain about her ability to live on her own. Throughout her time at Arcadia as an...

Arcadia University student Savannah Masker in her EMT uniform

Oct 5, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Masker ’24 Working Overtime as EMT and First-Year Student

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Most first-year students experience the challenge of balancing work and school—on top of the traditional challenges, Mays Landing, N.J. resident Savannah Masker ’24 is also an overnight Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Absecon Ambulance Squad.  The...

(Left to right) Tori, Ed, and Kate Knab in graduation robes and caps.

May 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Good Things Come in Threes: Knab Triplets Graduate from Arcadia

Triplets Ed, Kate, and Tori Knab did not plan to attend Arcadia together; on May 15, the three graduated from their "home away from home." Looking back, the trio feels that enrolling at Arcadia together helped with the transition of entering college life, as well to expand their social...

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Rikki Rosenthal Apr 17, 2020 5:02 pm

Self-Isolation Reading Recommendations

Hello, friends! As we are all doing our best to social distance, I figured it was prime time to recommend some of my favorite books and share my reading list with you. I thought it would be fun to assign books to majors, so here we go. Creative Writing The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo If...

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Rikki Rosenthal Feb 14, 2020 7:00 pm

VLOG: DIML as a Biology Student
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Feb 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Stringer ’20, ’21M Awarded American Chemical Society Grant

Biochemistry major Amy Stringer ’20, ’21M, who is in the 3+2 Forensic Science program, was recently awarded the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) Leadership Development Award, which provided her the opportunity to attend the YCC’s Leadership Development Workshop...

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Dec 10, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Linton Works Toward Childhood Dream

Julisa Linton ’21 can’t remember an age where she didn’t love animals. As a child, she’d cry at ASPCA commercials. She’s cared for friends’ pets. She recalls telling her parents at the age of 11 that she wasn’t eating meat anymore because of that love.  Nine years later, her love...

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Rikki Rosenthal Nov 27, 2019 10:40 am

Why an Individualized Major Was Right for Me

I have never been one of those people who have their entire future planned out. I never dreamed of being a teacher or firefighter. I’ve always flown by the seat of my pants when it comes to my future. That is a big reason why I took a semester off after high school. I didn’t know what I wanted to...

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Nov 19, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Vira I. Heinz Program Helps Students Experience the World

In May, Perfect Eadric ’21, Christa McDowell ’21, and Michelle Qu ’20 departed for eight weeks abroad as part of the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership.  The VIH Program awarded scholarships to fund the Arcadia cohort’s first international learning experiences.  “I...

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Oct 24, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Cancer Research Drives Dr. Theodoraki

Dr. Maria Theodoraki Assistant Professor of Biology Courses: General Biology I, Microbiology, Cancer Biology, and Faculty Sponsored Research Expertise: Molecular Chaperones Advice for Students: "If you are persistent on working in cancer research, make sure your heart is in it. There is...

Mendoza at health fair

Aug 9, 2019 Jen Retter

Mendoza ’18 Supports STD Prevention in Guam

As a public health associate for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Administration alumna Dulce Mendoza ’18 is implementing HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis prevention services to reduce high-risk behaviors and decrease incident rates in Mangilao, Guam.  “Pacific...