Examining the Right to Bear Arms

As national headlines simmer on gun violence and gun rights, Tony Sierzega 2014 has been spending his summer examining the Second Amendment. More precisely, he is looking at the legal scholarship and politics behind the individual and collective right interpretations of this section of the United States Constitution.  Read More»


The Moral Injuries of War

Doug Hickey 2014

The moral injuries sustained by veterans unable to cope with life after battle is a topic that deserves to be examined more closely, says Douglas Hickey 2014. As his Summer Fellows project he is studying the moral consequences of killing in war as well as the origins of military ethics and the deliberation of ethical decision making in the military. Read More»


The Rules for Creating Chant; Comparing Two Styles

Hailey Blessing 2014

Hailey Blessing’s interest in chant-style singing began last spring while studying in Florence, Italy. Her Summer Fellow’s research is examining two different styles of world chant and hoping to find what acoustical considerations affected compositional rules. Read More»


Lecture Connects Students With Future of Africa

Though substantial growth and rebuilding are taking place across much of Africa, the impact of HIV, AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis are still significant threats to the progress of African nations, The Hon. Patrick R.D. Hayford, told students this week. Read More»


Dr. Principe Talks on Radio About Childhood

Gabrielle Principe, Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, will be on the radio with an hour-long radio interview about her book, Your Brain on Childhood: The Unexpected Side Effects of Classrooms, Ballparks, Family Rooms, and the Minivan (Prometheus, 2011) on Sunday, March 3, from 10 to11 p.m.  Read More»


Mock Trial Team Wins Highest Team Spirit Honor

The Ursinus College Intercollegiate Mock Trial team received the highest award bestowed by the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), The Spirit of the AMTA award, at the conclusion of the regional competition in the Lancaster County Courthouse Feb.  16-17. 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»