UC Students Explore Nature in NYC

Some may think of New York City as just a mess of taxi cabs, concrete, and steel high-rises. However, Assistant Professor Patrick Hurley’s Urbanization and Environment class recently got the opportunity to explore the complex interplay between this human-made cityscape and the living environment which grows in and all around it. As Professor Hurley put it, it was a chance “to explore the ways nature is woven into the urban fabric of a city like New York.” Read More»

Watson Fellow Back from Middle East

Kelsey Threatte 2009, recipient of the prestigious Watson Fellowship, recently returned to Ursinus to share her experience with students interested in the program.  Every year the Watson Foundation funds motivated students like Kelsey to pursue a full year of independent study in an area about which they are deeply passionate. Kelsey’s project was entitled “Voice and Veil: The Power and Impact of Arab Women Poets on Society” and she set out to discover and interview women poets in the countries of United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Oman, and Spain. Read More»

A Gift of Bees

A hive of local honey bees are the newest residents of the Ursinus organic garden. The bees were donated by alumna, Suzanne King 1966, and will be cared for by Environmental Studies students. King took up beekeeping as a hobby with her grandchildren, including Kimberley Bullock, a freshman this year. Read More»

Traditional Japanese Folk Music

Joshua Solomon 2008 is a graduate student at The University of Chicago’s East Asian Literatures and Civilizations Program. After graduation from Ursinus, Solomon was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study the history of a Japanese instrument called a Tsugaru-jamisen. He describes it as, “a kind of three-stringed Japanese banjo. Read More»

Scientific Artist to Speak

Scientist and artist Helen Wortham will speak on “Creating Scientific Art: Your Right and Left Brain Don’t Have to Fight Anymore” on Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Musser Auditorium, Pfahler Hall (Room 100).  The program is free and open to the public. Read More»