Philadelphia Inquirer TV critic Dave Hiltbrand notes that the ABC Shonda Rhimes-produced show premiering Thursday night (Sept. 25), How to Get Away with Murder was filmed partly at Ursinus College last spring. Students are planning to celebrate at a pilot party, complete with red carpet and other treats. See pilot party invitation for campus community here and follow on twitter #UrsinusIsFamous and #HowToGetAwayWithMurder.
Tyrone Hayes, renowned biologist and Professor of Integrative Biology at University of California, Berkeley, will speak at the opening event of the Center for Science and Common Good Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., in Olin auditorium. His talk is titled, “From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men.” Read More
Colleagues, friends, and family members will gather to remember Jim De Catur, professor of English emeritus, and beloved Shakespearean, Friday at 3 p.m. in Bomberger Auditorium, with a reception following immediately in Berman Upper Gallery. Read More
The Ursinus College History Department presents a visit by Hershel “Woody” Williams, 93, a World War II veteran (3rd Marine Div.) who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for bravery in combat, for his actions on February 23, 1945, during the battle for the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima near the end of WWII. Read More
Ursinus Music faculty Holly Hubbs and John French will present a recital of works for saxophone and piano from their recent CD of clarinet transcriptions on Sunday, Sept. 21, in Bomberger Auditorium at 4 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Read More
The 15th Annual Ursinus Fringe Festival kicks off Wednesday (Sept. 17) with acts homegrown and directly from the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. All events are free, and no reservations or tickets are necessary for performances. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Read More
Two Ursinus faculty members shared their expertise in innovative teaching and course design with faculty at Hong Kong Baptist University this past summer. The visit was part of a broad strategy to globalize the Ursinus campus, and fits with China’s move toward the liberal arts in higher education. Read More
PCN will broadcast Wednesday’s panel discussion on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. In the Philadelphia area, PCN is available on Comcast channel 186 and Verizon channel 9. Read More