Grant to Berman Will Conserve Fraktur Folk Art

Berman Museum

Some of the colorful, decorated manuscripts called fraktur which are part of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art collection, were selected to undergo cleaning and conservation at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia. Read More»

Boston Welcome Event for President Fong

Boston Event

On Tuesday, Aug. 9, President Bobby Fong’s National Tour stopped in Boston for a visit to the Samuel Adams Brewery. Attendees also enjoyed a clambake reception and a tour of the Brewery. Read More»

Philadelphia Business Journal Reports on Forbes List

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that several Philadelphia area colleges have made Forbes Magazine’s Best College list.  Of 650 colleges, Ursinus is #108. The article notes that the lists “focuses on educational outcomes, not reputations” and rates “quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.”

Museum Exhibition Reviewed

The exhibition, “Liminality and the Ephermera: To Enter and Exit, Mark, Unmark,” at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, is reviewed in the Aug. 5 Philadelphia inquirer. Art critic Victoria Donohue says the exhibition “turns the spotlight on a flexible, imaginative approach to looking at work by eight recent master of fine arts graduates from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.”

Summer Fellow Accepted to International Conference

The 6th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices has accepted a proposal by senior Sam Snodgrass of Taylor, Pa., and his faculty mentor April Kontostathis, as a result of a Summer Fellows project, “Building a 3D Frame in Multiple Environments.” The conference will be at UCLA in January. Read More»

Professor Receives Prestigious NSF Grant

Akshaye Dhawan, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, was awarded a curriculum initiative grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the IEEE Technical Committee of Parallel Processing (TCPP). It is one of 17 awards made worldwide, 11 to U.S. institutions. Read More»

Dramatic Sculpture Complements Classroom Text

Wounded Enkidu

A sculpture exhibition at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College will enter into dialogue with a flagship first-year course at Ursinus. “Make a statue of my friend:” Presenting Enkidu, Re-presenting the Epic of Gilgamesh, Sculpture by Joe Mooney will be shown in the Main Gallery Aug. 29 through Dec. 11. Read More»