Alumna physician to speak at MAPS meeting

Dr. Tarika Tiggett-James, M.D., Ursinus Class of 2000, clinical lead and family physician, Adult Medicine Unit at the Brownsville Multiservice Family Health Center, Brownsville, N.Y., will speak Sunday, Nov. 20 to the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students. Dr. Tiggett-James, a former member of the Ursinus College Board of Trustees, will speak at 6 p.m. in the Unity House on campus.


East Asian Studies Grad Wins Academic Competition

Nathanael Hood, who graduated in May with a major in East Asian Studies, has won first prize in the joint Phi Alpha Theta/World History Association undergraduate paper competition. His winning paper will be considered for publication by either of the sponsoring organizations. Read More»


East Asian Studies Alum Returns from Fulbright

Joshua Solomon 2008 majored in East Asian Studies with a minor in Japanese and Music. He is studying at the University of Chicago, where he is finishing the second year of a Ph.D. program. After graduating from Ursinus, Solomon left on a yearlong Fulbright Fellowship to Tsugaru, Japan. His research topic was Tsugaru-jamisen, a kind of three-stringed banjo, and the community of people who play it. Read More»


Speaker Lauds UC Education as President Confers Degrees

Ursinus College graduated some 400 students earning Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, at its 138th Commencement May 14 on the campus front lawn. The graduates included 19 non-traditional students earning Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. A Baccalaureate service was held May 13 in Bomberger Auditorium. Read More»


Is there a U or a C?

Mona Singh 2005 will be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune this April 1. “It is the only show my family watches together and enjoys,” says Singh, who majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. She taped the episode last July in Las Vegas and was sworn to secrecy during the process. Read More»


International Relations Major Whitney Mayer ’12 to Live in China

A seasoned traveler, Whitney Mayer 2012 has been to England, France, Wales, Ireland, Netherlands, and Belgium. And this summer the Pittsburgh native will add a new name to the growing list of nations she has the good fortune to explore. Mayer was recently awarded the Critical Language Scholarship through the U.S. State Department to study in China for the summer. She leaves in June. Read More»


First Black Ursinus Graduate To Be Honored

Ursinus College is honoring its first African American graduate, Dr. Robert Crigler, by naming The W. R. Crigler Institute, which was previously called the Summer Bridge Program.“Bob” Crigler graduated in 1956. Read More»


Aakash Shah ’10 Is Ursinus’s First Rhodes Scholar

2010 Ursinus graduate Aakash K. Shah, of Cliffside Park, N.J. is Ursinus’s first Rhodes Scholar, it was announced by the Rhodes Trust. Shah is now in his first year at Harvard Medical School. Shah graduated in May with distinguished honors research in sociology and honors research in biology and neuroscience. He received bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Neuroscience and Inequality Studies, with minors in Chemistry and Sociology. Read More»


Watson Fellow Back from Middle East

Kelsey Threatte 2009, recipient of the prestigious Watson Fellowship, recently returned to Ursinus to share her experience with students interested in the program.  Every year the Watson Foundation funds motivated students like Kelsey to pursue a full year of independent study in an area about which they are deeply passionate. Kelsey’s project was entitled “Voice and Veil: The Power and Impact of Arab Women Poets on Society” and she set out to discover and interview women poets in the countries of United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Oman, and Spain. Read More»