“Ursinus is Talking About…” Campus-Wide Initative

Ursinus is Talking About….. “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz, a multigenerational tale of a Dominican family that immigrates to the United States. The campus-wide initiative asks student, faculty and staff to participate in discussions and events based on a selected text, throughout the year. Read More»

Ursinus Designated ‘Up and Coming’ College

The Princeton Review has cited Ursinus as one the 50 “Best Value” private colleges, and, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, has for the first time included Ursinus College in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges. Read More»

Summer Fellows Finding Alternative Ways to Reduce Pesticides

During one of the hottest summers on record, Nate Simasek 2012 trudged through open fields at a local alfalfa farm. He was studying the impact of a lime-green colored insect, only 1/8 of an inch in size. The leafhopper eats by injecting its saliva into plants, which interferes with the growth of the plant. Though small, potato leafhoppers can ravage crops. Simasek, Biology major and a Summer Fellow, was focused on finding alternative pest management strategies to reduce pesticide use. Read More»

Identifying Sea Life, Student Works for Conservation in NJ

The male pipefish, a true egalitarian, carries eggs deposited by the female. And like its relative, the seahorse, male pipefish are equipped to shoulder most of the parenting tasks. Once the offspring are born, they hide from predators by attaching to sea grass and swaying with the grasses as the water rocks them back and orth. Such is the spectacle of nature. And Lauren McGrath 2012 spent her summer watching it unfold in the low tidal waters of Corson’s Inlet, New Jersey. Read More»

Berman Celebrates 20 Years & New Wing with Events

Celebrating a milestone 20th year, The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College is opening its collection to the community with the addition of a new, visible storage wing. A distinctive glass façade and its rooftop sculpture terrace foster renewed interaction between art and the community, and allow immediate accessibility of the permanent collection. Read More»

BP Spill Could Impact Air Quality, Says UC Alum & Expert

It makes sense that most media attention has focused on the environmental impact of the BP oil spill on marine life, especially on the coastal ecosystems, says Dr. Joseph Prospero 1956, Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. But the dangers from the petroleum outflow could extend beyond the sea and land, he says. Read More»

Young Alum Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

Amber Lee Spurka graduated from Ursinus College with a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish, cum laude, with minors in psychology and elementary education, departmental honors in Spanish and K-12 teaching certification during commencement exercises on Saturday, May 15, on the college campus. More than 340 students received bachelor’s degrees. Read More»