A study co-authored by Ursinus College Assistant Professor of Psychology Jennifer L. Stevenson finds that abstract spatial reasoning is an “absolute” strength of individuals on the autism spectrum. Read More
The public interest journalism site Pro Publica has noted Ursinus in an article about Admissions. The Admissions Arms Race: Six Ways Colleges Game their Numbers, outlines ways that other colleges try to pump up admission numbers, but states that Ursinus College has dropped a fast-track application and added an essay requirement, resisting the pressure to join these other colleges.
The annual Student Exhibition at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College opens April 24, showcasing the work of art students in media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installations, mixed media and photography. The exhibition runs through May 10. Read More
Sunday night at Citizen’s Bank Park, the Ursinus College Meistersingers performed the National Anthem before the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals. Read More
Ursinus College partnered with The Collegeville Economic Development Corp. (CEDC) to provide outdoor family fun April 20 on the Ursinus campus. Community Day featured the talents of the Ursinus campus and community by offering music, art, dance, Earth Day activities, Ursinus athletic events, and crafts, food and gift items. Read More
In light of a new book about Bruce Springsteen by Peter Carlin, the Allentown, Pa. newspaper notes that before he was named a rock sensation by Time Magazine in 1975, he played Helferrich Hall. The Perkiomen Valley patch picks up the story, and throwback photos: http://perkiomenvalley.patch.com/articles/bruce-springsteen-at-ursinus-college#photo-14046735
Associate Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks continues his series of essays on topics related to liberal education in Inside Higher Ed. A column published April 18 discusses the relationship between civic engagement and liberal education and how these two pursuits can support each other at liberal arts colleges.
Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Biology majors traveled with chemistry faculty to Lebanon Valley College to present their research at the 77th annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention April 13. Read More
Six Ursinus students presented their independent research in history at the Phi Alpha Theta Pennsylvania East regional conference at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pa., on April 13, 2013. Read More
Ursinus Environmental Studies is in the news this week. the Education Life section of the New York Times featured online a photograph by student Sarah Huang 2014.
Also this week Ursinus is mentioned in the Philadelphia Inquirer sustainability column for recycling clothing as part of Move-Out. The column states: “From the University of Pennsylvania to Drexel University to Ursinus College and beyond, officials and students are setting up collections and, in some cases, sales with proceeds benefiting charity.”