Students and Faculty Toast the Year in Scholarship

Published books, academic articles, honors research, performances, podcasts and the exhibition of faculty and student artwork mark the culmination of the academic and creative work completed throughout the year. Although we are unable to gather together in person to celebrate, we share the accomplishments of our faculty and students and invite you to view their work virtually. Congratulations!

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Faculty across the disciplines at Ursinus are dedicated to advancing scholarship and creativity in their fields. As liberal arts college faculty, their work is both rigorous and accessible to nonspecialists. The spotlights below provide insight into the work of four of our faculty. To view more Ursinus faculty scholarship and creative work,
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Featured Faculty

The Art of Movement

Examining the Effects of Institutional Racism in Higher Ed and Beyond

Making His Case: Can Conservatives be at Home in Higher Ed?

Exploring the History of Reparations and the New Afrikan Independence Movement

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Nareen Babaian with horseshoe crab on sea cruise

Nareen Babaian

Investigating Interactions Between PAM-1 and the Maturation Promoting Factor in Cell Cycle Regulation in Caenorhabditis elegans

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Mary Margaret Baldy

COVID-19: The Impact of a Nation’s Political Economic Structure on its Labor Market Spending Policies

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Dominique Ballinger

Dominique Ballinger

Meta-Analysis of the Long Term executive Functioning deficits in Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Andrew Belville

Characterizing lz6, a Suppressor of the pam-1 Mutation in C. elegans

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Michael Bonfiglio

Michael Bonfiglio

Movement of Neurotransmitter Ions Through Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs)

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Hailey DiCicco

Hailey DiCicco

Sunk or Dunk?: An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Sunk Cost Fallacy in Professional Basketball

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Neve Durrwachter

Neuroliberalism and Beyond

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Matthew Furgele

Matthew Furgele

Historiography of the Crusades in Timelines: Big Data, Textual Analysis, and Data Visualization

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Myla Haan

Myla Haan

Tools for Change: Theatre for Social Justice in Communities of Marginalized Youth

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Alicia Handian

Simulations of N-Body Ryberg Atom Interactions

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Lola Holcomb

Lola Holcomb

Differences in Endurance Exercise Capacity and Metabolic Gene Expression in Male and Female Mice

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Sarah Johns

Sarah Johns

The Political, the Personal, and the Personified: 18th Century British Political Caricature Art and the Formation of the British Empire’s Identity

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Ian Johnson

Estimating White-Tailed Deer Abundance in Urban Freshwater Tidal Marsh Habitat

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Jacob Kang ’21, International Relations and French double major

Jacob Kang

Asylum Policy in France: A Case Study of Governing Party Incentives & Seine Saint-Denis : Une étude de cas sur l’impact des partis au pouvoir sur la politique d’asile

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Matthew Kenwood (’21)

Matthew Kenwood

Subspecies and Sequence of Exon 10 of the AHR Locus in Three Mid-Atlantic Populations of Fundulus heteroclitus

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Shayna Kushner

Shayna Kushner

The Phenomenon of Sexual Violence During Armed Conflicts in the Twenty-First Century: Entering the Era of Survivors as Agents of Peace

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Shira Levin

Shira Levin

Phenotypic Observations of Cytoskeletal Genes in C. elegans Compared to pam-1 Mutants

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Gillianne Lux

Cool Japan and the Hallyu Wave: The Effect of Popular Culture Exports on National Image and Soft Power

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Hannah Merges

Hannah Merges

The Combined Effects of Thermal and Salinity Stress on the Species of Coral, Astrangia poculata

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Autumn Murphy

Autumn Murphy

Cultural Empowerment in the Classroom: What Role Does Private Culture Have in Public Education?

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Jess Nebel-Crosson

Jessica Nebel-Crosson

Single-Neutron States in 51Ti via Neutron Transfer Reaction to 50Ti

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Caitlin O’Neill

Caitlin O’Neill

The Effect of Exercise Training on Glucose Homeostasis and Insulin Signaling in Type 1 Diabetic Female Mice

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Joseph Pantel

Joseph Pantel

Measurement of Hydrolytic Activity of DFsc Proteins Using 4-Methylumbelliferyl Phosphate and Bis(4-nitrophenyl) Phosphate

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Thea Pastras

Thea Pastras

The Curriculum of Change: Aims and Methods of a Social Justice Education

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George Psaradakis

George Psaradakis

Do Students Buy Attention-Grabbing Stocks? A Field Experiment

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Nicole Schmalbach

Nicole Schmalbach

Tuning the photo-sensitive intramolecular electron transfers in rhenium (I) coordination compounds

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Matt Schmitz

Matthew Schmitz

Intellectual Access and Spirituality: The Twin Urgencies of Responsible American Education

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Zoe Tesone

Zoe Tesone

The PAM-1 Aminopeptidase Interacts With Cytoskeletal Regulators in Controlling Cortical Dynamics in the One-Cell C. elegans Embryo

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Christina Wentz

Christina Wentz

Development of a Single-walled Nanotube Drug Delivery System for Clarithromycin

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Carver Wolfe

Carver Wolfe

Victimes ou Criminelles: A Historical and Comparative Analysis of Sex Work Policy in France

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Beardwood Toast

The toast is an annual tradition at this celebrated spring event and acknowledges the great achievements of our faculty and student scholars. Each year, Dr. Peter Jessup, our very first Beardwood Endowed Chair, raisies a toast and shares with us a bit of history.
Read the transcript of Dr. Jessup’s Beardwood Toast