Arcadia University News


March 24, 2014

Arcadia University Art Students to Show Work at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is thrilled to collaborate with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, one of the finest established cultural institutions of our country. On March 29, the flourishing talent of six Arcadia art students will be celebrated with a showcase of their...

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March 18, 2014

Nadia Koltsoon ’14 Points to Hope for Ukraine in Art Exhibit

The Arcadia community is invited to attend a reception on Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m. for the opening of Писанки: Ще не вмерла Українa (Pysanky: Ukraine Has Not Yet Died) , an art exhibition that runs through March 27 in the Judith Taylor Art Gallery in the basement of Landman Library. The...

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March 18, 2014

Jacobsen Named Most Valuable Peacemaker of 2014

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 In recognition of his work in and contribution to the field of conflict resolution, Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution Dr. William Jacobsen has been named Most Valuable Peacemaker for 2014. Jacobsen will receive the award by The Pennsylvania...

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March 17, 2014

Actor, Playwright Figueras ’16 Brings Words to Life

Damien Figueras ’16 writes about his development as an actor and playwright in his first two posts for Because Arcadia . The English and Theater Arts major recently performed in Arcadia University’s production of Harvey . In “Acting: Learning to Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes,” he explains his...

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March 5, 2014

Video: Abbey Ryan Raises Funds for Scholarship with Painting Demo

[box border="full"] Update: The painting was auctioned for $1,185.00 on March 11. All proceeds will benefit the Jami Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship. [/box] On Feb. 28, Abbey Ryan ’03 conducted a live painting demo in Grey Towers Castle to benefit the Jami Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship at Arcadia...

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February 28, 2014

Faculty Member Kachuyevski, Expert on Ukraine, Explains Country’s Unrest

On Feb. 26, Dr. Angela Kachuyevski , assistant professor of political science and an expert on Ukraine and Russia, provided insight into the Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine. Describing Ukraine’s centuries-old, complex history, Kachuyevski notes “Even its name, Ukrayina, means ‘on the edge,’”...

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February 26, 2014

Arcadia Students Present at Moravian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

Eight Arcadia University students—including four mathematics majors, two biology majors, and two psychology majors—presented at the annual Moravian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on Feb. 15. As has been the case the last four years, there were more student speakers from Arcadia than from any...

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February 20, 2014

Theater: ‘Harvey’ Enters Final Weekend

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 In Arcadia’s production of Harvey, which opens Feb. 20, you don’t see one of the lead characters. Because, he is an invisible six-foot anthropomorphic rabbit. “When we’re on stage, we always have to remember that Harvey is there,” said Clare McLaughlin ’14 . “Jill [the...

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February 20, 2014

Ryan ’03 to Conduct Painting Demo in Castle on Feb. 28

In 2007, Arcadia University Assistant Professor of studio art Abbey Ryan ’03 began producing daily paintings, but about once a year since 2011, the Philadelphia-based artist and blogger invites the whole world to watch and participate as she honors the memory of a dear friend. On Friday, Feb. 28,...

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February 19, 2014

Free Film Series at Arcadia University Looks at Healing, Peace Building Locally and Globally

A performance and documentary based on true-life stories of families affected by violence kicks off a healing and peace-building film series at Arcadia University on Thursday, Feb. 20. The series, “Social Transformation through the Arts: Healing and Peace Building, Locally and Globally,” features...

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February 19, 2014

Abboud Returns to WHYY’s Radio Times to Discuss Syria

Dr. Samer Abboud , assistant professor of history and international studies at Arcadia University, returned to WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on Wednesday, Feb. 19, as a guest during a segment titled “Syria: peace prospects and the humanitarian crisis.” He was joined by Hazem Hallak, a...

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February 12, 2014

Swiss Ambassador Discusses Future Survival, Relevance of U.N. to Packed House

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 Addressing a common misconception that the U.N. is a “world government,” Swiss Ambassador to the United Nations Paul R. Seger spoke to a standing-room only crowd of more than 100 people in the Castle Mirror Room on Jan. 30. Part of the Office of International Affairs’...

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February 12, 2014

Five Visual Arts Students Receive Faculty Recognition Awards

Five artists whose works were selected by Guest Juror Judith Tannenbaum to appear in the 2014 Student Biennial exhibition also received the Faculty Recognition Award. The award is given by faculty to students whose pieces embody the values of the department, regardless of specific medium or...

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February 10, 2014

Curator Judith Tannenbaum Reflects on Radical Shifts in Life, Career, and Art

One of the most accomplished curators in the country didn’t even know what a curator was when she was in college. Years later, she found herself working at the most prominent art school in the U.S. in an endowed curator position created just for her. Judith Tannenbaum, now an adjunct curator at...

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February 7, 2014

University Seminar Visits the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Students in the University Seminar “Drawing Connections: The History and Practice of Drawing,” taught by Professors Jill Pederson and Abbey Ryan ’03 , had a private tour of the drawing study rooms at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. in December. In the first session, students examined...

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January 30, 2014

Shandell to Speak on the Hidden History of a Trailblazing African American Actor

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , assistant professor of theatre arts, will deliver a talk titled “Before Rudd Was Russian: The Hidden History of a Trailblazing African American Actor” at the Winkleman Gallery in New York on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The speech will be part of a panel discussion, “Moscow to the...

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January 28, 2014

Arcadia University Commons Art Gallery Presents Student Biennial 2014 Juried Exhibition

Photographs, oil paintings, metal jewelry and sculpture, and other student works are on display at the 2014 Student Biennial Juried Exhibition at Arcadia University. The show, which runs through Feb. 23, is on display in the Commons Art Gallery, and is sponsored by the Arcadia University Art...

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January 23, 2014

Arcadia University Comes Alive at the Kennedy Center American College Regional Theater Festival

By DAMIEN FIGUERAS ’16 At the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Arcadia students earned awards for design and sound for the University’s production of Alive! , an evocative circus-themed puppet performance. During the four-day festival at West Chester University...

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January 21, 2014

Ryan Paints John F. Peto’s Still Life Object During Demo at Peto Museum

Abbey Ryan , assistant professor of art and design, was invited to teach a painting workshop in November at the John F. Peto Studio Museum in Island Heights, N.J. John Frederick Peto (1854-1907), born in Philadelphia, was a late 19th-century figure in the trompe l’oeil school of American still life...

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January 15, 2014

Abboud’s Writing Quoted in Dissident Voice

A recent article written by Dr. Samer Abboud , assistant professor of history and international studies, was quoted in an article in Dissident Voice , an internet newsletter dedicated to providing hard-hitting, thought-provoking commentary in support of peace and social justice. In her article, “...

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January 15, 2014

Jacobsen, Simon-Girard Conduct HROC Training with Bhutanese Refugees and Workers

Dr. Bill Jacobsen , adjunct professor of international peace and conflict resolution, and IPCR graduate student Hannah Simon-Girard ’14M were part of a team of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) trainers from around the country that facilitated sessions of a two-day seminar hosted by the...

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