The Other Side of the Obesity Epidemic

Dr. Erec Smith

This article is written by Erec Smith, assistant professor of English and director of Ursinus College’s Center for Writing. He is a co-editor and contributor to the forthcoming book, The Making of Barack Obama: The Politics of Persuasion. His recent essay, “Making Room for Fat Studies in Writing Center Theory and Practice,” can be read in the journal Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. Read More»


A Hands-on Approach to Learning About Food Systems and Agriculture

Jillian Yurick 2013

Students in Professor Rich Wallace’s Food, Society & the Environment class, which focuses on the theory and practice of food systems and agriculture, had a unique opportunity to enhance their classroom learning with in-depth hands-on experience at the nearby Longview Center for Agriculture last semester. Read More»


Bio 320 Winter Study in Costa Rica

Ursinus students have embarked on a biannual field study of the tropical ecosystems of Costa Rica. Accompanied by Biology faculty Robert Dawley and Ellen Dawley, they study four ecosystems in 18 days. Read More»


Dr. Peter Salk Brings Message of Courage in Science

Scientist Peter L. Salk M.D. introduced a film about the polio vaccine his father, Dr. Jonas Salk, developed during a Jan. 16 talk in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center. The talk and screening of the documentary film, “The Shot Felt ‘Round the World,” was attended by community members and the student Fellows of the Center for Science and Common Good. Read More»


Students Plant Small Trees for Large Impact

Planting small trees in an open landscape can have a big impact on a local watershed.  Ursinus students saw that they can make a difference by planting in nearby Lower Frederick Township’s Cuddy Park. Read More»