Ursinus Is Among Kiplinger’s Top Picks

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has announced its annual rankings of the best values in private institutions, listing private liberal arts colleges and universities that exemplify excellent academics while keeping costs to a minimum. Ursinus College is included in the top 100 liberal arts schools, at Number 59. Read More»

Tutors Share Writing Talent in Philadelphia

Tutoring helps Holly Smith see the world through someone else’s eyes. Smith is one of 17 Ursinus students volunteering to work weekends at the Spells Writing Lab in Philadelphia. “I loved it,” says Smith 2013, who spent helped a high school senior write his college entrance essay. Read More»

Scholars Absorbed Culture of Madagascar

Acute poverty is a daily reality in Madagascar. But Ursinus sophomores, Liam Marston and Madeline McEvily say after five weeks in the small African country, they left with a sense of deep inspiration. As Bonner Leaders, they, along with senior, Amanda Finch, lived and worked this summer in Toliara, one of the poorest areas of Madagascar. Read More»

UC Awarded Nearly $1.3 Million NSF Grant for Labs

Ursinus College is the recipient of a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for the renovation of two labs in Thomas Hall, the life sciences building. The renovated facilities will foster student-faculty research by enabling more students to work collaboratively with faculty mentors on research projects in facilities that better support their research activities. Read More»

Undergrads in Hands-on Research, Working in Teams

Professor Rebecca (Becky) Kohn has studied how the nervous system works for 14 years. “A main question we are asking is how an active nervous system protects itself from damage,” said Kohn. Some studies have shown if a nervous system is active, it is then protected from insults, such as oxidative stress. Read More»

Project Pericles Hosts a Leadership Workshop

Project Pericles hosted a six-hour workshop Sept. 24 in the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art to give students the tools to initiate change and to motivate them to pursue their political goals. The workshop was titled “D4D on the Road,” which stands for “Debating for Democracy.” It teaches students to apply values to the discussions fostered by democracy. Project Pericles is a non-profit organization that helps educate and encourage college students to be active and engaged citizens. Read More»