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Ursinus faculty are not only leading classroom innovations on campus, but the take part in research endeavors all over the world. This is just a sampling of what they’ve been up to.
The Burning Questions
In Bold Defense: What Role Should Colleges Play in Supporting Faculty’s Public Discourse?
By Johanna Mellis
Assistant Professor of History
What are we really censoring when we talk about banning books?
By Diane Skorina
Librarian of the College
Is a populist conservatism confronting colleges?
By Jonathan Marks
Professor of Politics
Headlines & Abstracts
Assistant Professor in Journalism Doron Taussig and Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies Tony Nadler discussed journalism and conservative politics in a widely researched article.
Assistant Professor of History Johanna Mellis, co-host of a widely listened to The End of Sport Podcast, penned an opinion piece on racism in college sports.
Professor of Theater Domenic Scudera lent his expertise to a broadcast about drag performance and trans reputation on Broadway for the NPR program “The Takeaway.”
Scott Deacle, an associate professor of business and economics, regularly contributes to a podcast about global economic issues.
Talia Argondezzi, director of Ursinus’s writing and speaking program, penned a humor column titled, “The Eyes Are the Windows to the Soul.”
Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks, author of A Conservative Case for Liberal Education, wrote about conservative activism on college campuses.
Alice Leppert, an associate professor of media and communication studies and an expert in TV, film, and celebrity, led her expertise to an article about cyberbullying directed at celebrities.
Ursinus’s commitment to wellness engrained into its campus culture, along with its historic signing of the international Okanagan Charter, was covered in a story that included quotes from President Robyn Hannigan and Vice President for Health and Wellness Laura Moliken.
The research of Professor of Psychology Cathy Chambliss on freudenfreude (and how to cultivate it) was featured in an article about the joy we derive from the success of others.
Óscar Iván Useche, Modern Languages
Doron Taussig, Journalism
Sarah Kaufman, Art
Johannes Karreth, Politics and IR
Catherine van de Ruit, HEP
By Paul Stern, Professor of Politics
In June 2023, Ursinus College is hosting, for the first time, a Colloquium on Liberal Education. Funded by a Teagle Cornerstone Grant, the colloquium brings together some of higher education’s foremost thinkers to discuss a reinvigoration of liberal education in the face of the numerous challenges, theoretical and practical, it currently confronts. This piece lays the groundwork for the discussion that will guide the colloquium.