Arcadia University News


November 25, 2014

Loury Speaks at Philadelphia’s My Brother’s Keeper Summit

Dr. Doreen Loury (left) with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Stephen Tyson ’13M at the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative Summit, hosted at Philadelphia’s Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker Campus on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The summit was organized in response to President Obama’s MBK Community...

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November 20, 2014

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...

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November 20, 2014

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...

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November 20, 2014

University, Scholarship Recipients Express Thanks to Donors at Evening of Appreciation

As guests entered the Commons Great Room on the evening of Friday, Nov. 14, they were met with words displayed on a large metal sculpture, reading: Transform, Grateful, Create, Fulfill, Change—sentiments that so aptly described the second annual Evening of Appreciation, an event to thank donors and...

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November 18, 2014

209 Fairy Tales, One Performance with Grimm’s Spectaculathon, Through Nov. 23

Rumplestiltskin, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, and Little Red Riding Hood—the Brothers Grimm collected and published more than 200 fairy tales during their lifetimes. Their stories have been depicted in movies, television shows, novels, picture books, and theme park...

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November 3, 2014

WHYY Features Student, Faculty Work on Flesh-eating Beetles, Bone Research

If there is a perfect day for a story about flesh-eating beetles, it’s Halloween. On Oct. 31, students and faculty in Arcadia’s biology and forensic science departments were featured in “The role of flesh-eating beetles in forensics and bone research at Arcadia University” on WHYY’s The Pulse , a...

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October 29, 2014

Megan D’Avella ’16: ‘A Glimpse into Our Professors’ Artistic Worlds’

Arcadia University’s Faculty Exhibition offers students, such as art history major Megan D’Avella ’ 16 , the opportunity to check out what their instructors are up to outside of the classroom. D’Avella, whose interest in art exhibitions led her to the Contemporary Curatorial Practices course, has...

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October 29, 2014

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Author Nathaniel Popkin’

With the first six pages of her novel in hand, Marcella Haddad ’ 18 stepped into author Nathaniel Popkin’s writing workshop unsure of what to expect. Afterward, Haddad left with constructive criticism from her peers, writing tips from Popkin, and the affirmation that she is a “rising star.” Read...

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October 29, 2014

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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October 28, 2014

Interviewed on Colombian TV, Adjovi Speaks for UN on Venezuelan Prisoners

Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of political science at Arcadia University, was interviewed on La Tarde , a news program on 24-hour Columbian news network NTN24, on Oct. 11. Adjovi spoke on the detentions of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and former mayor of San Cristóbal,...

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October 22, 2014

Faculty Exhibition Highlights Variety of Work by Arcadia’s Visual and Performing Art Professors

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present its biennial Faculty Exhibition , on view through Nov. 23. The exhibition features 35 works by 22 full-time and part-time instructors teaching the following disciplines within Arcadia’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts: drawing, painting...

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October 4, 2014

Video: 2014 Wearable Sculpture Show

For more than five years, art and design students have marked the beginning of their study by participating in the Wearable Sculpture Show. Guided by professors, students create costumes based on a theme using basic materials, and then they showcase their work in front of an audience. This year,...

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October 3, 2014

Jessica Mallepelle ’16: ‘The Beauty of Math’

Studying mathematics at Arcadia is allowing Jessica Mallepelle ’16 to truly understand how diverse and inspiring math can be. So when coursework in a particular field last semester left her wanting, she was reminded “...there’s not just one way to solve a single problem.” In her blog post, “The...

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October 3, 2014

Jasmine Henderson ’15: ‘Crossing the Age Divide’ through Shakespeare with Seniors

Transfer-turned-Honors student Jasmine Henderson ’15 is excited to participate in her first service learning experience, a course called Shakespeare with Seniors, which will fulfill Arcadia’s Undergraduate Curriculum requirement for a Global Connections Experience. She’s also nervous to be working...

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October 3, 2014

Moore Merges Farm and Table with Art and Design

By COURTNEY WRIGHT As a self-proclaimed “interdisciplinarian” with a background in geological sciences, Gregg Moore , associate professor of art and design at Arcadia University, understands how art intersects other fields of study. When Moore prepared to discuss his latest exhibition and a recent...

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October 3, 2014

Dr. Maryam Z. Deloffre Publishes Ebola Article in Washington Post

Dr. Maryam Z. Deloffre , assistant professor of political science, published an article about Ebola, human security, and Africa in The Washington Post . The AFRICOM [U.S. Africa Command] and UNMEER [U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response] missions are not your typical militarized humanitarian...

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September 30, 2014

IPCR Student Alpha Barrie Wins Peace Education Scholarship

The El-Hibri Foundation offers peace education scholarships to graduate students with demonstrated commitment to the field of peace education and conflict management. Each scholarship is in the amount of $5,000. This year, Alpha Barrie , a student in Arcadia University’s International Peace and...

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September 26, 2014

Bucks Local News: Simmons Wins Peace Award

Barbara Simmons , adjunct instructor in the Arcadia University International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program and director of The Peace Center in Langhorne, Pa., won the Annual Al Krass Peace Award from the Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks at the International Peace Day events in...

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September 26, 2014

Bucks Local News: Simmons Wins Peace Award

Barbara Simmons , adjunct instructor in the Arcadia University International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program and director of The Peace Center in Langhorne, Pa., won the Annual Al Krass Peace Award from the Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks at the International Peace Day events in...

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September 26, 2014

Bailey Recalls How Her Ideas about Art Expanded at Arcadia, PAFA

By FRANCES DUMLAO ’15 Since graduating from Arcadia University in 2009 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, where she specialized in painting, artist Jannalyn Bailey ’09 completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2012 and had one of her designs featured on skirts by...

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September 10, 2014

Babcock Provides Q&A for ‘So What Can You Do With a History Major?’ Series

Caitlin Babcock , a graduate of the M.A. program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University, was interviewed by “The Way of Improvement Leads Home” blogger John Fea, a professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, for a Q&A...

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