Science has a huge impact on our world, for good and ill. This means that scientists have a responsibility to think about the consequences of their work and to explain to others why it is worthwhile. 

The Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good (the CSCG) molds responsible citizen-scientists through programs that unite the Ursinus culture of research and creativity with the habits of reflection and judgment cultivated by the College’s distinctive first-year course, the Common Intellectual Experience

Supported by an Undergraduate Science Education Grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the CSCG offers:

April 18th, 2017

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    Image preview Biosecurity: Dual Use Research of Concern
    Olin Auditorium

    Dr. Rocco Casagrande will speak on the dangers of DURC (Dual Use Research of Concern). DURC is research that may be misapplied to pose a threat to public health and safety, agricultural crops, animals, the environment or national security. Dr. Casagrande will discuss the national regulation of DURC and the role that he helped play in the discussion.


April 20th, 2017