Arcadia University News

May 13, 2014

Roland Adjovi, Resident Scholar at Arcadia University, Elected to United Nations Working Group

Roland Adjovi , resident scholar at The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, has been elected to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. The three-year mandate (2014-16) begins immediately. A jurist with extensive teaching experience, Adjovi served as academic director...

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May 8, 2014

Counseling Program Grad Students Recognized for Helping Lineberger ’13M, Montco Foster Parents

By Courtney Wright Last year, a group of graduate students in the Counseling Program at Arcadia University came together to assist a recent graduate in need of help with a local organization she was leading. This June, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) will recognize those students...

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May 8, 2014

Uberti Encourages Patience, Passion to Cultivate Success

View more videos from Uberti's interview On April 21, award-winning visual journalist Oliver Uberti presented “Snails Are Actually Pretty Good Role Models: Perhaps a New Way of Looking at Life After Art School” at Arcadia University in the Commons Great Room. Uberti, who visited Arcadia as part of...

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April 30, 2014

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 credit...

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April 28, 2014

Head of Kosovar Institute, Former Adviser to Kosovo President Visits Arcadia,Talks about Building New Kosovo

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 On April 14, Ilir Deda, executive director at the Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIPRED), delivered his talk, Building a New Country: Hopes and Challenges, in the Dining Complex Amphitheater 107. As part of the Office of International Affairs and...

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April 16, 2014

Workshop, Gala, Lecture Celebrate Lifetime Accomplishments of Children’s Author Jennifer Bryant ’99M

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 The Castle Mirror Room did not seem like a typical pre-lecture scene at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Rather than hushed murmurs in the seats, those eager to hear Jennifer Bryant ’99M speak were met with a row of empty chairs and loud conversation floating in from the...

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April 7, 2014

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...

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March 31, 2014

Arcadia University Theater’s Final Production of the Year Encourages Living Out Loud

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 Arcadia University Theater’s final dramatic show of the season started with a reading assignment in Professor of Theater Arts Kathryn Petersen ’s course on children’s theater over a year ago. Though Sarah Gubbins’ play, fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life , was...

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March 25, 2014

Morrow Study Accepted for Publication

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology Dr. Michael Morrow had a study, “Fifth-grade children’s daily experiences of peer victimization and negative emotions: Moderating effects of sex and peer rejection,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology . Amanda Thomson ,...

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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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