At Work in Conservation

As a child, Mariana Bergerson 2002 loved exploring and learning about the natural world around her. Growing up in Philadelphia she found opportunities to explore in local city parks. Today she is a park ranger making a career out of studying and protecting wildlife as well as educating the public about conservation. Read More»

Performance, Films, Mark Black History Month

The one-man play James Baldwin: Down from the Mountaintop, written and performed by Tony Award-nominated actor Calvin Levels, will open several special events at Ursinus College in observance of Black History Month. The biographical play sketches the complex life of novelist, playwright, essayist and civil rights activist James Baldwin. Read More»

First Black Ursinus Graduate To Be Honored

Ursinus College is honoring its first African American graduate, Dr. Robert Crigler, by naming The W. R. Crigler Institute, which was previously called the Summer Bridge Program.“Bob” Crigler graduated in 1956. Read More»

January 2011: National Endowment for the Humanities

 The January/February Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities features The Berman Museum Outdoor Sculpture Collection with photos, in its glossy magazine. Musuem Director Lisa Hanover worked with associate editor Steve Moyer to produce a five-page spread.

NEH-Supported Pilot Course Asks, ‘What is Love?’

What is love? Rousseau, Freud, and Plato are among those who have explored the age-old question, and now Ursinus College students will study it too, appropriately, during the spring semester, when thoughts tend to turn to love, to paraphrase Lord Alfred Tennyson. The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a two-year Enduring Questions Pilot Course Grant to Associate Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks to explore the concept of love. Read More»

Jan. 7, 2011: Sculptor George Anthonisen and Berman Connections FEatured

Sculptor George Anthonisen and his wife, Ellen, are featured in an article by Sally Friedman, in The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Anthonisens bequeathed George’s work to The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, and his sculptors are featured on the Berman foundation Sculpture Terrace over the new Henry W. ’48 and June Pfeiffer Wing of the museum.