Department News

Here’s the latest news from academic departments and administrative offices.


  • Jared Little - Data Integration Specialist in LIT
    Library and Information Technology (March 22, 2019)
  • Dr. van de Ruit and Bridget Rauh
    Health and Exercise Physiology (March 20, 2019)
  • Join us in Myrin!
    Library (March 18, 2019)
    Students of THEA/GWSS 217: From Shakespeare to RuPaul: A History of Drag Performance, a course taught by Professor Domenick Scudera, are hosting a Drag Queen Story Hour with Summer Clearance in the Myrin Library this Saturday, March 23rd at 11 a.m.
  • Spring is in the air...and so is pollen.
    Wellness Center (March 18, 2019)

    Allergy sufferers should be taking their antihistamines. 

  • Summer Clearance & Thunder Showers
    Faculty and Staff (March 15, 2019)
    Friday, March 22 - A mini-drag show followed by a panel discussion
    Sponsored by a TLI grant and organized by THEA/GWSS 217. 4 p.m. Bomberger Auditorium (Also checkout the Saturday Drag Queen Story Hour for Kids 3-8 yeears old)
  • Is Hate Speech Free Speech?
    Faculty and Staff (March 15, 2019)
    Tuesday, March 26 - 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 p.m. Olin Auditorium
  • UN Women Youth Engage
    Melrose Center for Global Civic Engagement (March 12, 2019)
    Fifteen students, staff and faculty from Ursinus are in New York City for the 63rd annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, an intergovernmental body that meets at the United Nations to focus on ways to promote gender equality.
  • Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
    Faculty and Staff (March 11, 2019)
    The CASE office has once again partnered with Montgomery County Library to bring a bestselling author to campus. The 2019 One Book, One Montgomery County is Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani. The author will visit on April 11 at 2 p.m. There are a limited number of free tickets available for faculty and staff to attend and bring family and friends. Put your request in today.
  • Ben Allwein '18 (top left); Dr. Dale Cameron (Associate Professor of Biology, right), and Dr. Christina Kelly (Research As...
    Biology (March 6, 2019)
    Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Dale Cameron, along with his former Honors student Ben Allwein (’18) and Research Assistant Dr. Christina Kelly, recently published their work on prions (view full text). Prions form when proteins adopt alternative structures that can assemble into ordered protein aggregates. These misshapen proteins can propagate their prion structures infectiously, converting other molecules of the same protein into the prion conformation. Prions are the cause of diseases like “mad cow” disease, scrapie in sheep, chronic wasting disease in deer, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans.
  • Interlibrary Loan: The Worldwide Library
    Library (March 5, 2019)
    Can’t find the book, or the full text of an article, that you want? Try Interlibrary Loan!