The Hon. Joseph H. Melrose recently accompanied several Ursinus students to the United Nations in New York City. The trip, the Fifth Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture, was an opportunity to learn more about the topic of transitional justice and featured speakers. “This was a great opportunity for a group of Ursinus students interested in Social Justice to hear from two of the leading practitioners in the field of Human Rights about some of the problems they have encountered in their careers,” says Melrose, Acting U.S. Representative for Management and Reform at the United States Mission to the United Nations. Read More
2010 Ursinus graduate Aakash K. Shah, of Cliffside Park, N.J. is Ursinus’s first Rhodes Scholar, it was announced by the Rhodes Trust. Shah is now in his first year at Harvard Medical School. Shah graduated in May with distinguished honors research in sociology and honors research in biology and neuroscience. He received bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Neuroscience and Inequality Studies, with minors in Chemistry and Sociology. Read More
Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano guides us through Philadelphia’s dark side, as editor of Philadelphia Noir (Akashic Books), a just-published collection of original short stories set in Philadelphia neighborhoods. Read More
Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano conducted a public conversation at the Free Library of Philadelphia, with the Swiss Muslim philosopher Tariq Ramadan, who is the H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor of Contyemporary Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford, and author of What I Believe (Oxford University Press), a compact statement of his views.
Professor Romano also published this essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/article/Cosmology-Cambridge-Style-/124568/ on Sept. 26, 2010, titled, “Cosmology, Cambridge Style: Wittgenstein, Toulmin, and Hawking.”
Philadelphia Inquirer Art editor Edward Sozanksi writes about the Berman Museum’s new Pfeiffer wing: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20100919_Art__Bringing_treasures_out_of_hiding.html
A Memorial Service was held for President Emeritus John Strassburger on Sept. 26. See news coverage of Memorial Service.
The Norristown Times Herald features the Berman Museum of Art exhibition, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Legacies of Baseball from the Alan Novak Collection. On the same date, The Philadelphia inquirer features a review of “All My Places: Landscapes, Portraits & Whimsy: The Art of Karl J. Kuerner.”
A good review in The City Paper of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” directed by Ursinus Associate Professor of Theater, Domenick Scudera, also positive reviews of his Fringe Festival shows in Philadelphia newspapers. http://citypaper.net/articles/2010/09/02/philly-fringe-the-tell-tale-heart-mutter-museum
Assistant Professor of History Walter Greason is quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer on the 50th anniversary of the book, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20100829_Annette_John-Hall___Mockingbird__still_sings.html
Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano asks in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Will the Book Survive Generation Text?”