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Here are highlights for the Fall 2018 semester. Visit the Calendar of Events for a complete schedule.

All events are open to the public and free except where noted. Tickets for theater and dance are $8 (general admission) and $5 (seniors, students, Ursinus faculty and staff). Visit ursinus.edu/tickets or email boxoffice@ursinus.edu.

September 2018

  • Sep
    24
    , 2018
    :
    waldron/strossen (POSTPONED) Is Hate Speech Free Speech?

    Nadine Strossen was the first woman to lead the American Civil Liberties Union, from 1991 to 2008. A professor of constitutional law at New York Law School, she is the author of Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship. Jeremy Waldron is the author of The Harm in Hate Speech and is a university professor at NYU School of Law.

    7:00pm:
    Olin Auditorium

October 2018

  • Oct
    4
    , 2018
    :
    Logo for the performance of 12 Angry Jurors 12 Angry Jurors
    In the jury room of a murder trial, the sole dissenter in an 11-1 guilty vote exposes the other jurors’ personal biases and forces a dramatic re-evaluation of the crime. October 4, 5, & 6 at 7:30 p.m and October 7 at 2 p.m.
    7:30pm:
    Lenfest Theater; Kaleidoscope
  • Oct
    13
    , 2018
    :
    Mary Stuart Masterson: The Little Things Mary Stuart Masterson: The Little Things

    The Little Things, directed by film and Broadway star Mary Stuart Masterson and written by actor/filmmaker Jeremy Davidson, is a dramatic reading of the true life journey of the Elone family, who lost their son to Lyme disease. 

    5:00pm:
    Kaleidoscope
  • Oct
    21
    , 2018
    :
    alan morrison organ Heefner Memorial Organ Recital: Karen Christianson
    Christianson is a 2018 of graduate Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in musicology at University of Durham in England. She began her organ studies at age 8 with Ursinus organist Alan Morrison, chair of the organ department at the Curtis Institute of Music.
    4:00pm:
    Bomberger Hall
  • Oct
    26
    , 2018
    :
    UC Concert Band - Spring 2018 UC Concert Band

    Featuring a collection of music from around the globe with traditional folk roots.

    7:30pm:
    Lenfest Theater; Kaleidoscope
  • Oct
    10
    , 2018
    :
    Steve Rittenhouse, GlaxoSmithKline Challenges of Antibiotic Drug Development
    SCIENCE AS A WAY OF UNDERSTANDING. Dr. Steve Rittenhouse explains how the ability of bacteria to rapidly evolve resistance makes the development of new antibiotics a challenging task indeed.
    7:00pm:
    Olin Auditorium
  • Oct
    18
    , 2018
    :
    Jim Brown The Human Microbiome: The Role of Our Second Genome in Health and Disease
    SCIENCE AS A WAY OF UNDERSTANDING. Dr. Jim Brown, an expert on the human microbiome - the collective genome of the thousands of species of microorganisms that live naturally within us - will speak on the role of that genome in human health and disease.
    7:00pm:
    Olin Auditorium
  • Oct
    23
    , 2018
    :
    Brandon Terry MLK On Protest As Provocative, Pedagogical And Political
    A leading thinker on the political philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Brandon Terry is an engaged scholar contributing to timely discussions of strategic choices facing today’s rising movements for social and racial justice and against mass incarceration.
    7:00pm:
    Innovation and Discovery Center
  • Oct
    27
    , 2018
    :
    Innovation and Discovery Center Innovation and Discovery Center Dedication Ceremony

    The entire community is invited to celebrate the grand opening and dedication of the new Innovation and Discovery Center, a 42,500-square-foot space and the primary hub of scientific research and cross-disciplinary learning for Ursinus’s students.

    12:30pm:
    Innovation and Discovery Center

November 2018

  • Nov
    1
    , 2018
    :
    radium girls Radium Girls
    It’s 1926 and radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie is an international celebrity, and luminous watches are the latest rage, but the women painting the watch dials are falling ill. Runs November 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m and November 4 at 2 p.m.
    7:30pm:
    Blackbox Theater; Kaleidoscope
  • Nov
    4
    , 2018
    :
    Requiem for a Runnng Back 2 Requiem for a Running Back
    WHAT SHOULD MATTER TO ME?

    Follow Director Rebecca Carpenter’s odyssey across America, as she learns about the brain disease that enveloped her father, Lew Carpenter, star running back and assistant coach of the legendary Green Bay Packers.

    7:30pm:
    Olin Auditorium
  • Nov
    8
    , 2018
    :
    Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (1999) International Film Festival: Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (1999, Japanese)
    7:00pm:
    Olin Auditorium
  • Nov
    16
    , 2018
    :
    UC Jazz Ensemble  Jazz Ensemble Concert
    Performing works that feature several different genres of jazz, including classic big band tunes, funk and blues tunes. Student instrumental and vocal soloists will be showcased.
    7:30pm:
    Bomberger Hall
  • Nov
    1
    , 2018
    :
    radium girls Radium Girls
    It’s 1926 and radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie is an international celebrity, and luminous watches are the latest rage, but the women painting the watch dials are falling ill. Runs November 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m and November 4 at 2 p.m.
    7:30pm:
    Blackbox Theater; Kaleidoscope
  • Nov
    5
    , 2018
    :
    Requiem for a Runnng Back 2 Requiem for a Running Back
    WHAT SHOULD MATTER TO ME?

    Follow Director Rebecca Carpenter’s odyssey across America, as she learns about the brain disease that enveloped her father, Lew Carpenter, star running back and assistant coach of the legendary Green Bay Packers.

    7:30pm:
    Olin Auditorium
  • Nov
    11
    , 2018
    :
    jr-StringEnsemble_071 String Ensemble Concert
    4:00pm:
    Bomberger Hall
  • Nov
    29
    , 2018
    :
    A Fantastic Woman International Film Fesitval: A Fantastic Woman (2017, Spanish)
    7:00pm:
    Olin Auditorium
  • Nov
    3
    , 2018
    :
    jr-2016Concert_026 College Choir & Meistersingers Concert
    American choral music featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.
    7:30pm:
    Bomberger Hall
  • Nov
    8
    , 2018
    :
    Victoria Szabo Contested Histories, Cultural Heritage And The Digital Archive
    Victoria Szabo is an associate research professor of digital media studies and director of the Wired! Lab for Visualizing the Past and the Digital Humanities Initiative at Duke University. She will discuss her work archiving popular culture and regional and urban history.
    6:00pm:
    Philip And Muriel Berman Museum Of Art
  • Nov
    15
    , 2018
    :
    UCDC fall UCDC Fall Dance Concert
    Every semester, the Ursinus Dance Company brings enlivening, engaging, and thought-provoking performances to the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center. Runs November 15-17
    7:30pm:
    Lenfest Theater; Kaleidoscope

December 2018

  • Dec
    1
    , 2018
    :
    Nutcracker International Ballet Theater Presents The Nutcracker
    The magic of this traditional holiday story will be brought to life by International Ballet Theater Academy’s students, along with professional guest artists from Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and the United States.
    2:00pm:
    Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center
  • Dec
    2
    , 2018
    :
    jr-2016Concert_008 Handel’s Messiah
    George Frideric Handel’s oratorio has been a tradition at Ursinus since 1937.  This year marks French’s 40th year conducting these concerts.
    2:30pm:
    Bomberger Hall
  • Dec
    1
    , 2018
    :
    Nutcracker International Ballet Theater Presents The Nutcracker
    The magic of this traditional holiday story will be brought to life by International Ballet Theater Academy’s students, along with professional guest artists from Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and the United States.
    7:00pm:
    Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center
  • Dec
    1
    , 2018
    :
    jr-2016Concert_008 Handel’s Messiah
    George Frideric Handel’s oratorio has been a tradition at Ursinus since 1937.  This year marks French’s 40th year conducting these concerts.
    7:30pm:
    Bomberger Hall