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
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.”
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.”
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
The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.) published a welcome interview with Dr. Bobby Fong Sunday, July 31. This piece also ran in the Journal Register’s Times-Herald in Norristown, Pa.
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
As Summer Fellows, Christopher Howard 2012 and Jennilyn Weber 2013 continued research they began in the spring in the lab of Dr. Carlita Favero. Especially interesting to the team is studying the development in mouse embryos that have been prenatally exposed to ethanol. Read More
Kaitlyn Kennard, Class of 2012, is an American Physiological Society Undergraduate Research Fellow. Her passion for physiology was ignited when, as a sophomore, she studied abroad in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico with two Ursinus biology professors, and became interested in the science of the function of living systems. Read More
The Birmingham, Ala. Times carries an article on the UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Scholarships and Fellowships In Biosciences that includes Shavonn Smith 2012, who has been a researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Beth Bailey (Biology) and participated in an internship at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. She is a biology and media and communications double major from Philadelphia.
Ursinus College President Dr. Bobby Fong is the recipient of a prestigious 2011 Pioneer Award from OCA, a national organization which advances the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.The award was presented Aug. 6 in New York City at the organization’s national convention. Read More