Elizabeth Iobst ’19 and Malik Geraci ’19 have been awarded the second annual Charles Rice Post-Graduate Research Fellowship, a year-long research experience that encourages students to make a global impact. They are both journeying abroad to explore research projects centered around the intersectionality of faith and social justice.
Ursinus College theater continues its high energy, sesquicentennial season with Rumors by Neil Simon. Actor, director and educator Neill Hartley returns to Ursinus as a guest director for the sixth time to helm the only farce penned by the acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and author.
The Association for Psychological Science chose Vikki Rueda-Juarez ’21 as one of 18 STRIDE (Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research) undergraduate research fellows this year for her work this summer in Beth Bailey’s lab.
Three Ursinus College students and an alumna joined Professor Rebecca Lyczak at the 22nd International C. elegans Conference in Los Angeles in June.
Deborah Barkun, chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Ursinus and director of museum studies, spent part of her summer acting as the social media correspondent for the Fresh Art International podcast during the 58th International Art Exhibition in Venice.
In a series of experiments that you might imagine taking place during an Olympics-style competition for young scientists, students ages 10-16 worked hands-on with engineering, material synthesis and experimental research during Ursinus’s first GaMES camp this June.
The exhibition runs July 2 to October 6. “Moon Party” commemorates 50th anniversary of lunar landing on July 20.
This spring, the U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies held its fifth annual BEAR (Be Entrepreneurial and Roar) Innovation competition, an event that looks for the best entrepreneurial ideas to meet a market or social need.
Shannon Kiss ’20 and Madison Moses ’20 were chosen for the honor by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Julia Dorsheimer ’19 will be pursuing her doctoral degree at Columbia University beginning this fall. The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports outstanding students in STEM fields who are pursuing research-based advanced degrees.
Patricia Lott, an Assistant Professor of African American and Africana Studies, American Studies, and English, is one of 32 new Career Enhancement Fellows and will receive funding to pursue professional development opportunities and continue her research.
The annual April tradition of Ursinus’s Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) is one that showcases the dedication and countless hours that our students put into research projects throughout the year. The event was held across campus on Thursday, April 25.
Melissa Martinez ’22 has been accepted to the STEMSEAS program, a 10-day exploratory experience that will take her to Iceland aboard a research vessel.
A comprehensive article details how entrepreneur Cynthia Fisher ’83 is working to upend secretive practices in the medical industry.
Elisa Rodriguez ’22 has been accepted to the Carnegie Mellon Summer Undergraduate Applied Mathematics Institute (SUAMI) for 2019.
In a talk filled with stories and observations, bible quotes and references to modern texts, stories of survival, Broadway show tunes and personal growth experiences, Patel presented the second of two Davis Visiting Professor of Judeo-Christian Values lectures this semester.
Jess Greenburg ’21 took her research on the road to mountainous and snowy Wyoming over two weeks in March, when she visited two of the country’s great national parks, Grand Teton and Yellowstone, and co-led a workshop for ecosystem educators.
A team of four Ursinus students is teaming up with Victory Bank in Limerick, Pa., for the 2019 Conference of State Banking Supervisors Case Study Competition.
The team had another successful run at the American Mock Trial Association Regional competition held at Princeton University earlier this year, securing the Top Attorney Award, a Top Witness Award and the Spirit of AMTA (American Mock Trial Association) Award.
Sophie Auerbach ’21, Abigail Peabody ’22 and Samantha Hayslett ’19 collaborated on the Project Pericles Debating for Democracy Letter to an Elected Official competition, which encourages students to make their mark and spark the change they want to see in the country.
Jason Bennett ’19, of Allentown, Monmouth County, N.J., is the twelfth Ursinus student to be awarded the distinctive scholarship since 2007. He will study theoretical high-energy physics at the University of Groningen.
AJ Belville ’21 has earned a scholarship from the St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia and will spend his junior year at the University of Glasgow, the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world.
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, and Agnes of God by John Pielmeier, continue this year’s theme of truth Feb. 27 to March 3. Both are in the Blackbox Studio Theater.
Simara Price, an assistant professor of biology, is teaching Biology and the African Diaspora in America, which takes a biological and historical look at topics including skin pigmentation, human evolution and the influence biology has had on the concept of race.
Joanne M. Braxton discussed those affected by exposure to trauma and injustice during her talk in the Lenfest Theater on February 14.
Susanna Throop, a professor of history, has added to her impressive collection of published works with The Crusades: An Epitome.
Ann McKee, whose work garners national media attention, spoke about chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The degenerative brain disease is commonly found in athletes participating in contact sports and military veterans.
The NetVUE (Network for Vocation and Undergraduate Education) Program Development Grant, for $47,850 over two years, seeks to deepen the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students.
Building on the work first initiated under a pilot program launched in 2017, the Harold C. Smith Foundation has approved a new $862,000 implementation grant for Ursinus College.
1,707 donors gave to Ursinus on Giving Tuesday, November 27, again marking the largest day of giving in college history and raising $240,773.83.
Recognized for making significant advances in convergence research, Joe DeSimone ’86 is providing generous support to the Innovation and Discovery Center.
The 20th annual event, hosted by Ursinus College from Dec. 7-9, honors the contributions and commitment of two of the most influential women in the coaching profession: Eleanor Frost Snell and Jen Shillingford ’54.
Performances are in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center November 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.
Escape rooms, where people test their wits and puzzle-solving abilities, have become a popular form of entertainment. At Ursinus, Professor of Chemistry Mark Ellison has brought this idea into his classrooms.
The interdisciplinary area of study draws upon courses in environmental studies, biology, politics, philosophy, anthropology, health and exercise physiology, psychology and other areas.
Performances are in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m.
The Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good kicked off its fall semester speaker series on Monday, Sept. 10, with a talk by Ted Corbin, medical director of the Healing Hurt People (HHP) program.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Ursinus 90th on its annual list, up three spots from 2017 and a five-spot improvement from 2016.
Sarah Kaufman, an assistant professor of art and art history in photography, is one of 68 local artists whose work is now at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Reverend Terri Ofori will join Ursinus College and the student affairs team in August.
Adele Boyd ’53, a revered Ursinus professor and field hockey coach, bequeathed the funds to the college after she passed away in January.
The program was held on the night before commencement in Bomberger Auditorium, where the Class of 2018 shared songs and readings that represent the many faith traditions of the student body.
A group of students representing the Philadelphia Education Fund’s College Access Program at Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia came to Ursinus for a library research workshop and tour in April.
Thanks to a National Science Foundation grant, Ursinus students and faculty studying small molecules now have an important tool at their disposal: a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer.
Surrounded by the striking artwork of the annual student art exhibition, members of the Ursinus community gathered for the Celebration of Faculty and Student Scholarship, Creativity and Achievement in the Berman Museum.
Known as one of the nation’s most influential and renowned public intellectuals, Dyson delivered a free public lecture in Bomberger Auditorium on April 24.
An annual rite of spring, hundreds of students shared their hard work—both inside and outside classroom—with the entire campus community April 18-19.
A new course that brings together English and media and communication studies is putting a different spin on the typical essay-based scholarly research by introducing a unique medium: podcasts.
Ursinus College’s best entrepreneurial ideas were on display during the annual BEAR (Be Entrepreneurial and Roar) Innovation competition on April 2.
Four Ursinus alumni and two graduating students will be recognized for their academic and professional accomplishments, humanitarian efforts and exemplary loyalty to Ursinus during alumni weekend.
Six students performed an original piece by classmate Donnay Burden ’19 during the American College Dance Association Conference at West Chester University.
Ben Allwein ’18 will spend one year at the Translational Health Science & Technology Institute in Delhi to research antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis.
Abby Kluchin, an assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, shared her expertise abroad at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.
Lori Daggar will join 13 other early American history professors during a two-week, in-residence summer seminar for three years at Knox College in Illinois.
The six students are among 47 teams from across the country competing in the 2018 Conference of State Banking Supervisors (CSBS) competition.
Applications for the Charles Rice Postgraduate Research Fellowship are due March 1.
Ursinus students and faculty participated in five-to-seven-minute “lightning talks” surrounding their own research areas during the college’s inaugural MLK Week.
Ursinus College is one of 18 residential sites across the United States hosting the prestigious Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) during summer 2018.
The exhibition featuring the work of the Israeli Philadelphia-based artist opens at Ursinus on Jan. 28.
The Ursinus College Choir and Meistersingers will perform the winter tradition in historic Bomberger Auditorium Dec. 2-3.
Performances are Nov. 2 through Nov. 5 in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center.
Six films address issues of environmental disaster, animal rights, immigration and more.
Faculty and staff were challenged to answer questions about purpose, relationships and mission.
It will continue his legacy by providing financial assistance for students.
Assistant Dean for International Studies, Melissa Hardin will be honored by the Pennsylvania Council for International Education Board of Directors as recipient of the 2017 David A. Portlock Outstanding International Educator Award.
The Pan American Association of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium have each recognized Ursinus College students for their scholarship and achievements in Latin American Studies this year.
Developed as a tribute to an Ursinus wrestling coach and philosopher, an essay program came full circle when an Ursinus wrestler won the Schellhase Essay Prize in Ethics award this year.
The next great business startup might just come from Ursinus College, where teams of students and individuals presented their original entrepreneurial ideas during the BEAR (Be Entrepreneurial and Roar) Innovation competition on April 2.
The play runs April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theater in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center on the Ursinus College campus.
Casey Schwarz, an assistant professor of physics, will present Chaos Theory: Butterflies and Drug Lords prior to a screening of Run Lola Run at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Helen Brabant-Bleakley ’18 and Asuka Watanabe ’18 have been selected to represent Ursinus at the Project Pericles Debating for Democracy (D4D) National Conference in New York City.
Rebecca Roberts and Susanna Throop shared how they use technology in teaching.
Robert C. Wonderling, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, has been appointed chair of the Ursinus College Board of Trustees.
Annette Smith Parker has been appointed Ursinus College’s vice president for finance and administration. She had been serving in the same position in an interim role since Aug. 1.
Ursinus College’s $100 million comprehensive campaign will raise funds in support of its mission and strategic priorities that will advance academic innovation, enrich the student experience and provide enhanced access through scholarships.
An immersive drawing installation inspired by Collegeville, Phoenixville, and the Route 29 corridor between them now greets visitors to the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art.
Ursinus College joins the worldwide Shakespeare 400 celebration with its own special production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Oct. 6-9.
For almost two months, Melissa Rutkowski ’12 will cover 3,070 miles through eight states from San Diego to St. Augustine, Fla.
Ursinus is in the top 100 of national liberal arts colleges, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly and Forbes.
Michael C. Marcon ’86 has resigned from the Ursinus College Board of Trustees. Vice Chair Nina B. Stryker ’78 assumes the role of interim board chair effective immediately.
Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano will address the first international conference of the Richard Rorty Society
Ursinus is on Forbes’ Top Colleges list for the success of its graduates and their satisfaction with an Ursinus education.
Environmental studies major runs a summer farm stand at historic Trappe house undergoing restoration. Produce is available Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Professor of English Patricia Schroeder ’74 will take her love of blues-influenced literature overseas to Rome as a Fulbright Scholar.
For the second time this year, an alumnus was honored. Joseph DeSimone ’86 received one of the nation’s highest honors in the fields of science and technology, following Aakash Shah ’10 in March.
Longevity, academic rigor, faculty mentoring and respect from others are personified by one organic chemistry professor whose teaching career was applauded at his last class.
The Chef Home team skewered the competition with a well-done business plan to take top prize in the U-Imagine Center’s BEAR Innovation Competition that fosters entrepreneurial skills and provides funding for students to bring their ideas to the marketplace.
Ted Conrad ’13 saved a life five years ago as a bone marrow donor. Last week he was able to meet the woman whose life he saved for the first time. See story and video.
Each semester break more students gain valuable career insight as externs with alumni and friends. The U-Imagine Center is supporting three entrepreneurial externships, including one in Gainesville, Fla.
The Bears hung in the game against Division I Penn Quakers Dec. 19 in the storied Palestra. Penn Coach Steve Donahue ’84 was a member of the Ursinus basketball team from 1981 to 1984.
Ursinus has joined with Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) ensuring MCCC graduates a seamless transfer to Ursinus College, expanding the opportunities Ursinus offers to the community.
Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano will discuss troubled Arab-French relations with Algerian novelist and journalist Kamel Daoud.
Sustainability Week concluded with a fall festival at the Ursinus Organic Farm, which was recently ranked 12 on a list of the top 30 sustainable college-run farms.
What can students take from the playing field beyond their playing years? A U-Imagine Center symposium explored how teamwork and other skills can help make goals beyond college.
Three Ursinus faculty have been offering expertise at Columbia University in New York City as they mentor Columbia’s core curriculum teachers and explore what the two schools have in common.
More than 200 members of the class of 2019 carried on the Ursinus tradition of civic engagement during a First-Year Day of Service held on the third day of Welcome Week.
Summer at Ursinus is when selected students pursue research with faculty mentors. Summer Fellows work on projects they can truly own. Meet Summer Fellow Brennan McFarland ’16.
President Brock Blomberg, former dean at Claremont McKenna College and notable scholar of the economics of terrorism, has been traveling across the country meeting alumni and students. Learn more about his views.
Ursinus’s late President Bobby Fong, and Suzanne Fong, will “graduate” with the Class of 2015 at the 142nd commencement ceremony.The Fongs will be honored with baccalaureate degrees at the May 15 ceremony, Bobby Fong posthumously. Suzanne Fong will deliver the commencement address.
Chris Goss ’15 credits his study abroad in Istanbul as one of many important experiences that led to a Fulbright grant allowing him to return to Turkey.
If alumna Lisa Minardi’s spring fancy turns to fraktur, not baseball, it is because she has her own triple play: she was involved in curating three major Pennsylvania German folk art exhibitions all on view now.
Are you passionate about political and social issues but not sure how to make a difference? Ursinus is among eight colleges nationally hosting a Debating for Democracy “on the road” event in conjunction with the civic engagement organization Project Pericles.
Traveling from Philadelphia, Pa. to Philadelphia, Miss., Ursinus students are spending their spring break immersed in the U.S. civil rights movement. Although the recent movie “Selma” sparked renewed national interest, Ursinus students have been making this pilgrimage for 10 years.
The Ursinus chapter of Colleges Against Cancer has been ranked among the top 20 colleges and universities in Relay for Life’s “Bring the People Campus Recruitment Challenge,” which aimed to register 10,000 new participants nationwide in February.
An interactive panel of journalists will convene March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Musser Auditorium to offer their perspectives on the changing U.S. news and media landscape.
More than 20 Ursinus Bonner students joined alumni from the Southern New Jersey chapter of the National Council on Valentine’s Day, volunteering at the Heart of Camden, a New Jersey nonprofit organization.
An Ursinus English professor’s Fellowship at Duke University combines her love of teaching undergraduate humanities with cutting edge digital research.
Axel Gonzalez ’16 is an American Studies major concentrating in history. When he’s not in the classroom, he works as the Organic Farm Director at Ursinus. On these very cold Collegeville nights, he suggests keeping body and soul nourished by cooking with as many organic ingredients you can find.