Magazine

Summer 2018

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Volume 123

  • Dear Readers,

    As I look back on this academic year, I am filled with pride and impressed by the quality of work and the passion of our faculty, staff and students. keep reading

Also In This Issue

  • Johannes Karreth

    Can We Prevent Civil Wars?

    Book by Johannes Karreth, assistant professor of politics and international relations. 
    Civil wars are a central humanitarian challenge of the 21st century. 
  • Ursinus biology professor Rebecca Roberts

    Getting to Know Rebecca Roberts

    A biology professor and … a thespian? When she’s not identifying proteins, the Ursinus College scientist takes her turn on the stage.
  • Remembering past professors of Ursinus College

    Remembrance of Professors Past: An Appreciation of Our Mentors

    By Ross Doughty ’68 and Herb Smith ’68 

  • sustainability-infographic

    Sustainability By The Numbers

  • ProfRichardWallace

    The Burning Question: Is Our Relationship with Nature Catastrophic?

    Disasters are deeply revealing. The 2010 blowout of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico occurred because government and industry safety measures were overmatched by the operation’s regulatory and technical complexity. Personnel were improperly trained and supervised, corners were cut on safety, the installed technology failed in dozens of ways, and response efforts were inadequate to address the scope and scale of the catastrophe. As a result, 11 people died and 210 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf. It is by far the worst oil industry disaster in history.