Arcadia University News

July 30, 2015

Widestrom, Cerski Lay Groundwork for Constitutional Scholars Seminar

Arcadia faculty members Dr. Amy Widestrom , assistant professor of political science, and the Honorable Christopher Cerski, J.D. , pre-law adviser and adjunct professor of law and political science, laid the foundational groundwork for a recent Constitutional Scholars Institute Seminar on freedom...

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July 28, 2015

Bechtel ’16 Presents ‘Therapeutic Response of a 3D Cancer Model’ at SEPCHE Colloquium

On July 27, Nelisa Bechtel ’16 presented “Investigating the Therapeutic Response of a 3D Cancer Model” at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium at Cabrini College. A biology major, Bechtel was among 30 undergraduate students...

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July 16, 2015

Mixed Palette: Professionals Blend at National Scientific Illustrators Conference

Story by Madison Caudullo '16 and Jasmine Henderson '15 The artists in Murphy Hall dried the fish with paper towels, prepping the gray bodies for a bath in ink. Instructor Stephen DiCerbo, an expert in gyotaku , a Japanese printing technique, cautioned the class to handle the fish gently, to...

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July 16, 2015

Nicholas Talks Hip-Hop Detectives and Black Superheroes with Metro

In the Metro , Jamar Nicholas , adjunct professor and assistant for the Arcadia University Art Gallery, discusses his neo-noir comic strip, “Detective Boogaloo: Hip-Hop Cop.” Nicholas explains his dedication to print comic strips (as opposed to digital publication), the difficulties of stereotypes...

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July 14, 2015

Nearly 100 Drawn to Scientific Illustration Conference

Nearly 100 attendees, from students to industry professionals, were drawn to the 2015 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Conference at Arcadia University, July 5-11. Conference events included a techniques showcase, workshops, networking opportunities, open sketching, and field trips to...

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July 8, 2015

Dwyer Publishes New Book on Fifties Nostalgia

Dr. Michael D. Dwyer , assistant professor of media and communication, recently published Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties (Oxford University Press). In the years when conservative icon Ronald Reagan emerged, American pop culture helped...

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July 8, 2015

Feldman Discusses Debut Novel with

On, Stephanie Feldman , adjunct professor in the MFA of Creative Writing program , discusses the line between realism and fantasy and the use of fairy tale elements to explore trauma and memory in her debut novel, The Angel of Losses . Feldman’s novel is a Barnes & Noble Discover...

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July 2, 2015

In Exhibition, Inman ’98 Honors Judith Taylor Through Photography

There is so much I want to show you , a mixed media exhibition by Johanna Inman ’98 , runs through July 24 at Philadelphia’s Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) Gallery . Inman’s latest work honors the influence of Judith Taylor , former professor and program coordinator of photography at...

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July 1, 2015

IPCR Faculty, Staff Attend Peacebuilding Institute

Maja Subasic , International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program coordinator, Dr. Amy Cox , director of the IPCR program, and Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of international studies, attended "Teaching Peace in the 21st Century 7th Annual Summer Peacebuilding Institute for...

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June 30, 2015

High School Students Scour Arcadia Crime Scene House for Clues

Sixteen high school students came to Arcadia on June 23 to practice gathering forensic evidence at Arcadia’s Crime Scene House at 2063 Church Road, as part of the Teva Pharmaceuticals summer internship program at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and in conjunction with Arcadia's Master of...

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June 25, 2015

Adjovi Investigates Human Rights Violations in Malta

Human rights experts Mads Andenas and Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of historical and political studies at Arcadia and Vice Chair-Rapporteur of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, arrived in Malta on June 23 to meet with civil leaders and government members on the...

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June 22, 2015

Award-winning Author Beth Kephart to Lead Creative Writing Weekend, Give Reading

Visiting Writer Beth Kephart will lead writing workshops June 27-28 as part of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program's Summer Creative Writing Institute . In addition to teaching a private master class, Kephart will read passages from her books Small Damages , Going Over , One Thing Stolen , and...

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June 19, 2015

National Conference Draws Scientific Illustrators to Arcadia, July 5-12

Nearly one hundred scientific illustrators from around the world will gather at Arcadia University for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Conference and Annual Meeting in July. Sponsored by Arcadia, DB Shaw Studios, and the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, the core...

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June 18, 2015

In New Research, Wright Finds ALS Gene Therapy Ineffective

Dr. Megan C. Wright , assistant professor of biology, and colleagues published new findings on Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in Pain and Central Nervous System Week. ALS causes both cellular abnormalities and rapid degeneration of motor neurons. These abnormalities...

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June 16, 2015

Isopod Research Project Takes Scott Rawlins, Students to Bahamas

Story by Jasmine Henderson ’15 Surrounded by crystal blue water and warm beaches, Scott Rawlins , professor of art and design, and scientific illustration majors Elizabeth DePace ’16 and Julia Lerner ’14 joined researchers at the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) in the Bahamas last December to create...

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June 15, 2015

Dr. Siskind Receives 2015 Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award

At this year’s May Graduate Commencement, Dr. Peter Siskind , assistant professor of history and chair of the historical and political studies department, received the 2015 Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award, presented every two years to a full-time faculty member or professional...

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June 12, 2015

IPCR Students Make Headlines Throughout Serbia, Montenegro

Story by Madison Caudullo '16 Five students made headlines this spring for their travels through Serbia and Montenegro as part of the Global Field Study course Conflict, Governance, and State Building: The Balkans, led by Professor Alex Grigorev and Dr. Amy Cox , director of the International Peace...

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June 12, 2015

Atkins Remembers Sixers' Success on

On, Larry Atkins , adjunct professor of journalism, recounts his early days as a Sixers fan, witnessing the team’s 1983 NBA championship win in Los Angeles, and his hopes for the team’s future. There we were—at the Forum, with Jack Nicholson and all the other Hollywood elites and a...

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June 11, 2015

Wirth ’12 Slams Roller Derby Competitors as ‘Mar’ge Equality’

Natasha Wirth ’12 was featured in South Philly Review for her involvement with Philly Roller Derby (PRD) . Wirth has competed with PRD since March 2015. In addition to roller derby, “Mar’ge Equality,” as she’s known on the track, works as a freelance interpreter and medical case manager at Mazzoni...

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June 10, 2015

Taysha Canales ’11 Appears in Second World Premiere

South Philly Review spotlights Taysha Canales ’11 for her roles as Mother Wolf, the Monkey, and Kaa the Snake in the Arden Theatre Company’s world premiere of The Jungle Book . This is Canales’ second consecutive world premiere, having acted in Moon Cave at Philadelphia’s Azuka Theatre in the...

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June 10, 2015

Trustee Johnston ’96 Talks Needle-free Vaccines on News Medical

In a Q&A, trustee Tom Johnston ’96 , CEO of Dutch biotechnology company Mucosis , joins Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Kees Leenhouts to discuss how the company is developing safe vaccines to be administered intranasally or orally, instead of by needle. "Eventually, scientists became familiar...

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