Arcadia University News


February 15, 2013

Deshpande Puts Tacita Dean’s ‘JG’ in Context

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, recently posted a reflection on Arcadia University Art Gallery's current exhibition, JG : a film project by Tacita Dean . Having briefly spoken with the artist before her the film's debut and lecture on Feb. 7, Deshpande...

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February 15, 2013

Sharp Earns Honorable Mention for Costume Design at KCACTF

In January, during a trip to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Regional II (KCACTF) at Towson University in Towson, Md., Theater major Amanda Sharp earned the Costume Design Award Honorable Mention for her contributions to Arcadia University Theater’s spring 2012 production of...

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February 13, 2013

Arcadia University Hosts 26th Annual ‘Touch the Future’ Juried Art Show

On Sunday, Feb. 24, student artists, their teachers and families from 28 Bucks and Montgomery county public high schools will come together to celebrate their work at an awards ceremony for the 26th annual juried “Touch the Future” art show. The reception will be held at the Arcadia University...

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February 11, 2013

Van Horne to Present at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting

Dr. Sheryl Van Horne , Assistant Professor and Director of Criminal Justice, Director of Global Security and Emergency Management, will present “Justice Betrayed: Framing the Outcome of Justice on Oxygen Network’s Snapped ” on March 23 at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in...

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February 4, 2013

Deshpande on ‘FILM’: Dean Keeps the Celluloid Medium Alive

On Jan. 31, Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, published "Tacita Dean-The materiality of the signifier" on His Blog, World Cinema . The article addresses FILM , Tacita Dean's 2011 installation in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, and the artist's return to celluloid...

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February 4, 2013

Paradis to Speak about ‘African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign,’ Feb. 17

Dr. James M. Paradis , Adjunct Professor of History and an authority on the roles of African American soldiers in the Civil War, will give a free talk on his second book, African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign , on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Abington Free Library Community Room...

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February 4, 2013

Paradis to Speak about ‘African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign,’ Feb. 17

Dr. James M. Paradis , Adjunct Professor of History and an authority on the roles of African American soldiers in the Civil War, will give a free talk on his second book, African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign , on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Abington Free Library Community Room...

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January 31, 2013

Morris ’13M Lands Job in the Field within First Year of Study

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography JOSH BLUSTEIN Most counseling psychology students have to wait till their final year of graduate school to get practical experience in a counseling setting. However, Matt Morris ’13M , a student in Arcadia University’s master’s degree program in Counseling...

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January 30, 2013

Paddock Publishes Paper in ‘Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease’

Dr. Brie Paddock , Assistant Professor of Biology, published “Invertebrate Models of Alzheimer’s Disease” in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease . A majority of the genes linked to human disease belong to evolutionarily conserved pathways found in simpler organisms, such as Caenorhabditis elegans...

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January 30, 2013

Eaton Presents at International Symposium on African American Identity in India

In January 2013, Dr. Kalenda Eaton traveled to Varanasi, India, as a featured speaker during an International Symposium on African American Identity at Banaras Hindu University. Eaton was invited by her colleague Dr. Gerise Herndon (Nebraska Wesleyan) and the Faculty of Social Sciences. During her...

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January 30, 2013

Eaton Publishes Paper in ‘Language Value’

Dr. Kalenda Eaton recently published an article in a special issue on “minority literatures” in Language Value (December 2012). The article “Diasporic dialogues: The role of gender, language, and revision in the neo-slave narrative” examines two 20th-century novels whose authors employ the use of...

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January 30, 2013

New York Times: Deavere Smith ’71 Honored with Gish Prize

The New York Times reported on Jan. 17 that Anna Deavere Smith ’71 was honored with the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the largest awards in the arts. The prize, now in its 19th year, was established by Lillian Gish’s will and is awarded “to a man or woman who has made an outstanding...

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January 30, 2013

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ Conjures City’s Ever-present History

Nearly 50 people attended a gallery opening and book event for Forgotten Philadelphia , presented by Philadelphia Stories at Arcadia University’s Judith Taylor Gallery on Jan. 23. The project combines art inspired by 15 heritage sites, including Laurel Hill Cemetery and Divine Lorraine Hotel, with...

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January 29, 2013

Tedesco ’15 Trains for Music Industry Success

Brittany Tedesco ’15 has never known life without music and couldn’t imagine a future without it. So, looking to merge passion with profession, she set her sights on the ever-changing music industry. Interested both in music production and performance, Tedesco knew she would need the right...

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January 25, 2013

Jones Elected to Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association, Division 45

Dr. Elaine F. Jones , Assistant Professor of Psychology, recently began a three-year term as Member-at-Large in the Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association, Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues. She was elected to the position in spring...

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January 22, 2013

Dick to Participate in Workshop, Give Lecture in Chicago

In January, Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick , Assistant Professor of International Studies, will present her work as part of events at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. At the University of Chicago, she will participate in an invited Faculty Workshop called “Discourse in the Balance:...

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January 21, 2013

Courier Post Online: Theater Alum Discovered 'Unusual Specialty at Arcadia University'

Courier Post Online reported on Jan. 12 that Terri McIntyre ’08 will be appearing in Philadelphia's Plays & Players Theatre production Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which runs Jan. 17 through Feb. 3. In addition to rock music and special effects, the Tony award-winning dark comedy relies on...

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January 21, 2013

Chang ’92M Receives East Stroudsburg University’s MLK Jr. Faculty Award

Dr. Jyh-Hann Chang ’92M is the 2012 recipient of East Stroudsburg University's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award for demonstrated espousal of the principles of King, such as leadership, courage and service to the community. Chang, who earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from...

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January 21, 2013

Arcadia University Art Gallery to Present ‘JG,’ a New Film Project by Tacita Dean

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the presentation of JG , a film by internationally acclaimed British-born, Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean . Commissioned by and made for the Gallery, JG is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and will be on view from Feb. 7 through...

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January 18, 2013

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ on Display in Judith Taylor Gallery through Feb. 20

Arcadia University hosts Forgotten Philadelphia , an art exhibit presented by Philadelphia Stories , from Jan. 21 to Feb. 20 in the Judith Taylor Gallery located in Landman Library. Forgotten Philadelphia explores hidden treasures in the Philadelphia area, from abandoned historic buildings to...

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January 14, 2013

‘Complex’ Magazine’s List of Iconic Artworks Includes Installations by Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei

Arcadia University Art Gallery has a reputation for bringing the work of internationally acclaimed visual artists to Glenside. In fact, two artists featured in Complex magazine’s “The 50 Most Iconic Artworks of the Past Five Years” have held solo exhibitions on campus. Olafur Eliasson, whose...

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