An Ursinus Professor’s study promoting heart health for firefighters who carry heavy gear into fires was featured on page 3 of The Philadelphia Inquirer July 29. An earlier story in the Pottstown Mercury was picked up by Associated Press and ran in some 30 news outlets around the country, including San Francisco, Connecticut, Charlotte, N.C., Kansas City and Sacramento. Read More
Recent graduate Codey Young, a 2014 Watson Fellow, was profiled in newspapers in Pottstown, Lansdale and Norristown on his achievements and upcoming year abroad. He is one of only 43 students across the country selected to pursue a year of travel and research on his topic, which will make use of his own poetry to connect with African American artists around the world.
Jonathan Marks, Associate Professor of Politics, authored an essay in The Wall Street Journal June 23, titled, “Presbyterians Join the Anti-Israel Choir.” The site is password-protected. The op-ed is about a divestment resolution passed at a meeting of the church General Assembly, and attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Ursinus Commencement speaker, Zanaib Hawa Bangura, leads a feature in The Chronicle of Higher Education on commencement words of wisdom. She is the United Nations secretary-general’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict.Her honorary degree drew a standing ovation.
Associate Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks is the author of a commentary in The Chronicle of Higher Education on the continuing controversy regarding the Modern Language Assocation’s January resolution to condemn Israel.
The Berman Museum’s new exhibition, 77 Portraits, leads the www.philly.com blog, Things to Do Philly. The exhibition opens May 27 and includes works from the Berman’s extensive permanent collection. See more here.
A new Gallup-Purdue Index shows that college students who experience superb faculty mentoring, experiential education and more of what occurs at Ursinus College, stand a much better chance of success on the job. Read President Bobby Fong’s take on it in The Huffington Post.
President Bobby Fong is featured in an article in the Diverse Issues in Higher Education (subscription needed) May 8 issue. The piece examines the underrepresentation of Asian Americans in higher education leadership. Read More
The Bears baseball team scored 19 runs during one inning in Wednesday’s game at Arcadia, earning a story on KYW, the local CBS station. Read More
Noting National Poetry Month (April), the website TakePart.com describes the benefits of teaching poetry and quotes visiting Ursinus creative writing teacher Anna Maria Hong. Read More