RADNOR, Pa. (March 26, 2014) – Cabrini College Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies department Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., is one of only six educators in the nation to receive the 2014 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award. He was nominated for the award by his former student, Cabrini alumnus John Pino ’07.
RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 26, 2014) – Jim Hedtke, Ph.D.’s new book tells the story of a fateful day in August 1944 when an American B-24 bomber crashed through the English village of Freckleton.
RADNOR, Pa. (May 30, 2013) — Darryl Mace, Ph.D., associate professor of history and chair of the history and political science department at Cabrini College, is the recipient of the 2013 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, an honor awarded at institutions of higher learning in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Cabrini College President Marie Angelella George, Ph.D., presented the award to Mace during the College’s 53rd Commencement on May 19.
RADNOR, Pa. (May 30, 2013) — Three Cabrini College faculty members are recipients of awards given at the College: James Hedtke, Ph.D., Nicholas Jacques, and Cathy Yungmann. The faculty were honored the Faculty Research and Scholarship Reception on May 2.
RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 22, 2013) – Last fall, the College Media Association (CMA) honored a group of Cabrini College alumni for an international multimedia project they produced as students on the Arab Spring.
YouthVoicesRise.com, a capstone project created by 13 students in a senior Honors Convergence class, shines a light on how the group’s peers in the Middle East risked their lives to help inspire a democratic movement.
Faculty advisor Cathy Yungmann, an associate professor of communication at Cabrini, recently published a piece on PBS’ Media Shift website, “How Students Used Technology to Study Abroad while Staying Home.”
The American American University in Cairo – which collaborated with the Cabrini students – reported on the project, and Catholic Relief Services also featured YouthVoicesRise.com on their website.
RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2013) – On Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, Paul Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Cabrini College and an expert on media studies, will discuss Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 masterpiece film “Rashomon” prior to a screening of the film at the Barnes Foundation (2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia). A discussion also will follow the screening, which begins at 5:30 p.m.
RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 3, 2013) – A free speakers series at Cabrini College will feature diverse perspectives on international peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and human rights. Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Baptist, and Quaker leaders will visit campus beginning in February to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical, Pacem in Terris, or Peace on Earth. Renowned religious speakers such as Reverend Fred Kammer, Rabbi Seth Goren, and Reverend Anthony Campolo will join Daniel Seeger of the American Friends Services Committee and professors at Saint Joseph’s University and Cabrini College in presenting on the encyclical.
RADNOR, Pa. (Dec. 14, 2012) – The Teagle Foundation has awarded the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) $150,000 over two years for its collaborative initiative “Building Faculty Capacity for 21st Century Teaching” expanding faculty usage of twenty-first century approaches to teaching and faculty work. Member institutions of the SEPCHE consortium include Cabrini College, Chestnut Hill College, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Holy Family University, Immaculata University, Neumann University, Rosemont College, and Arcadia University. This consortium of eight independent colleges and universities in the Philadelphia region has engaged for almost two decades in collaborative problem solving—improving teaching and learning among students, faculty, and staff, increasing operating efficiencies, and enabling college access.
RADNOR, Pa. (July 3, 2012) — Cabrini College named John Francis Burke, Ph.D., executive director of the Wolfington Center. Burke began his position at Cabrini on July 1. At the University of St. Thomas, a Catholic university in Houston, Burke was professor and chair of political science, director of the Rev. William J. Young Social Justice Institute, and director of the university’s Social Justice Studies Program. Burke also previously held faculty positions at the University of Houston-Downtown, Delta State University, and Texas State University at San Marcos.
RADNOR, Pa. (June 4, 2012) – Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., dean for Academic Affairs at Cabrini College, has been selected to participate in a national leadership development program sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute. The year-long Senior Leadership Academy is designed to prepare the 26 prospective leaders to assume positions as the chief officers in any division – academic affairs, student affairs, finance, enrollment management and advancement – in higher education.
RADNOR, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2011) – Four dozen rare metal, silver and painted ex-votos – divine votive offerings, usually to saints – are on display at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in New York, N.Y. The objects, which date from 1865 to 1959, are from the personal collection of Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., chair and professor of religious studies at Cabrini College.
RADNOR, Pa. (Oct. 24, 2011) – Mark Schnellbaecher, Middle East regional director for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), presents “The Arab Spring: Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa,” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1:55 – 3:10 p.m. in Grace Hall Atrium at Cabrini College (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor). Schnellbaecher will share his recent experiences of working on the ground in Beirut, Egypt and Iraq, helping to provide food, temporary shelter, water and first aid to those affected by violence in the region.
RADNOR Pa. (June 16, 2011) — Dr. Beverly Bryde, chair and associate professor of education at Cabrini College, received the 2011 Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award was presented to Dr. Bryde during the College’s 51st Commencement exercises in May.
RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 20, 2011) — An article in the January issue of the scholarly journal BioScience praises Cabrini’s undergraduate research and peer mentoring. The article, “Forging a 21st Century Model for Undergraduate Research,” highlights Cabrini’s participation in the National Genomics Research Initiative (NGRI), and the work of peer mentor Catherine Mageeney ’11.
RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 29, 2010) — Dr. Jeffrey Gingerich, associate professor of sociology, has been appointed dean of Academic Affairs at Cabrini College. Dr. Gingerich has served as interim dean of Academic Affairs since July 1.
RADNOR, Pa. (Oct. 7, 2010) — Dr. Leonard Norman Primiano’s work on the Father Divine Project, an authoritative multimedia study of an American religious movement, was recognized when he was among 12 educators selected to participate in a month-long digital workshop sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 2, 2010) — Twenty-two Cabrini College faculty members deepened their understanding of the College’s mission and global issues of social justice during a two-day educational development program last month. Participants in the seminar ranged from the college's most senior professor, Dr. Joseph Romano, to the newest, Christina Fink.
RADNOR, Pa. (May 6, 2010) — Cabrini College faculty members Dr. David Dunbar and Dr. Melinda Harrison will help design science lessons and test experiments at the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, this summer.
Dr. David Dunbar, associate professor of biology at Cabrini College, is one of just 20 scientists in the nation to complete an innovative program on helping students learn this complex science. The 20 scholars were the first to complete a year-long research residency to improve undergraduate biology education.
RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 16, 2009) — Cabrini Theater is one of just 100 international venues selected to stage a world premiere performance of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (An Epilogue) on Monday, Oct. 12. The 100 theaters will perform in sync with the Tectonic Theater Project premiere in New York's Lincoln Center, scheduled for 8 p.m. A live video feed to all theaters will broadcast the first 20 minutes of the performance, at which time the satellite theaters will conclude the play simultaneously.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $92,000 grant to Cabrini College to support the project, "Collaborative Research-Watershed Citizenship Learning Community."
Dr. James Hedtke, chair of the History and Political Science department, will deliver "Ely Parker: One Real American," at the Norwood Historical Society on Thursday, Sept. 25. The lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at 10 West Cleveland Ave. in Norwood.
Dr. James Hedtke, professor of history and political science, presents "What Happens to My Vote for President: the Mysteries of the Electoral College Revealed," on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 12:30 p.m. in the Grace Hall Boardroom. This is the annual Constitution Day lecture, and it is free and open to the public.
The Pew Charitable Trusts has awarded a three-year, $180,000 grant to Cabrini College to support the College's partnership with the borough of Norristown. The grant will help fund and coordinate prisoner reentry services for ex-offenders from Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) returning to the Norristown community. Network partners will include the criminal justice system, social service agencies, and the faith community.
Eight Cabrini faculty and staff members and Class of 2007 graduate Meghan Hurley traveled to El Paso, Texas and its sister city across the Rio Grande River, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to study and research aspects of immigration.
Dr. Jeff Gingerich, associate professor of sociology at Cabrini College, recently was named one of seven finalists for Campus Compact's national 13th Annual Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning. Dr. Gingerich, who teaches a joint class of Cabrini students and inmates inside the walls of Montgomery County Correctional Facility, was nominated for his innovative approach to social justice, service-learning, and community-based research and advocacy.
Twenty-five Cabrini College honors students recently served as the Games Organizing Committee for the Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Winter Sectional at Jack Frost Mountain.
RADNOR, Pa. (December 1, 2006) — Dr. James Hedtke, professor and chair of the history and political science department at Cabrini College, recently published Civil War Professional Soldiers, Citizen Soldiers, and Native American Soldiers of Genesee County, New York: Ordinary Men of Valor (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006).