Professor Explores Children’s Modern Lifestyles

Gabrielle Principe

Gabrielle Principe, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, explores the consequences of children’s modern lifestyles—their homes, schools, toys, and pastimes—on brain development in her new book, Your Brain on Childhood: The Unexpected Side Effects of Classrooms, Ballparks, Family Rooms and the Minivan. Read More»


Lecture Will Look at Financial Lessons from Japan

The Business and Economics Dept. presents a talk which will address what we can learn from Japan regarding a world crisis in financial markets. Heather A. Montgomery, Associate Professor of Business and Economics at the International Christian University in Tokyo, will address “The Global Financial Crisis: Lessons for the West from Japan.” Read More»


Jessica McIlhenny ’11 Wins Critical Language Scholarship

Jessica Mcllhenny 2011 has won the Critical Language Program Scholarship.  A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages. Mcllhenny will travel to Washington D.C., for orientation and then to Turkey for two months of language classes. Read More»


Faculty and Students Present at National Conference

Ursinus College will be well-represented at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2011 Conference, “Confronting Complexity,” at the University of Vermont June 23 to 26. Ursinus Environmental Studies faculty Leah Joseph, Patrick Hurley, Jonathan Clark and Richard Wallace are presenting papers and two recent graduates and a current student are presenting posters that were accepted through a competitive selection process. Wallace is the program chair of the conference, which will host 400 academics, students, and other professionals from the US and Canada, and many other countries. Read More»


Two Seniors Receive Fulbright Awards

Ursinus seniors Ashley Green and Martina Dzuna have both received Fulbright awards that will allow them to explore international cultures and further their academic study. The prestigious Fulbright program distributes just 1,600 awards to U.S. students annually.  Read More»


Model U.N. Students Meet with Dikembe Mutombo

Ursinus students met with Dikembe Mutombo who was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremonies at the Model United Nations this year in New York City.  Professor Joseph Melrose, former Ambassador to the UN, takes our students every year to the Model United Nations, and teaches a course on International Organizations and Diplomacy. Ursinus is one of the longest attending Model UN college, with more than 40 years attending the program. Read More»


Students Are Partners in New Local Farmer’s Market

Ursinus students have been in the forefront of the start up of the new Collegeville Farmer’s Market, a partnership with the community, which will open April 30. Students in Environmental Studies classes have prepared for the late April launch of the Market, a project of the Borough of Collegeville Main Street Program, which will provide locally grown, fresh food. Read More»


Moot Court Competition Finals Open to All

Come root for your favorite legal team! The Ursinus community is invited to the finals of the Moot Court competition Monday April 25 in Musser Auditorium of Pfahler Hall at 6 p.m.  Students interested in attending law school will find it particularly interesting. Read More»


SIFE Advance to Nationals, By Empowering Others

For the second consecutive year members of UC Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) are Philadelphia Regional Champions, and will advance to the National Exposition. SIFE has been on the Ursinus campus for a relatively short four years, but during that time the students have impacted the lives of others. Read More»


UC Hosts Business Undergraduate Research Conference

Students from Ursinus and other area colleges will present their research to peers and faculty at the 22nd annual Omicron Delta Epsilon Business and Economics Undergraduate Research Conference at Ursinus College April 15. Author Saly A. Glassman, managing director of investments at Merrill Lynch in Blue Bell, Pa., will be the keynote speaker. Read More»