A political science scholar from Mauritania, currently the Fulbright Visiting Scholar at University of Florida’s Center for African Studies, will speak on the Ursinus College campus Feb. 3 in the Wismer Parents’ Lounge, at 3 p.m. Read More
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
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
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
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.
Temple professor and American historian Dr. Beth Bailey will speak in Musser Auditorium, Pfahler Hall, at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Bailey received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and previously taught at the University of New Mexico and Columbia University. Read More
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Critic at Large, Carlin Romano, Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, reocmmends Ward Farnsworth’s book on rhetoric: http://chronicle.com/blogs/pageview/say-it/28077
He also comments about publishing the field of philosophy, “It’s Health or Lack Thereof:” http://chronicle.com/blogs/pageview/28034/28034
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
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.
Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanitites Carlin Romano is the editor of Philadelphia Noir (Akashic Books) a collection of original stories set in Philadelphia neighborhoods, and highlighting Philadelphia’s dark side. Romano is the author of one of the stories. Read about this quirky collection in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: