Last Living Iwo Jima Medal of Honor Marine To Visit

The Ursinus College History Department presents a visit by Hershel “Woody” Williams, 93, a World War II veteran (3rd Marine Div.) who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for bravery in combat, for his actions on February 23, 1945, during the battle for the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima near the end of WWII. Read More»


Faculty Good News

A professor was published in Physician’s News Digest, another in Psychology Today ‘s blogs, and another was heard on the radio. An art exhibition was reviewed, and a music professor was commissioned to write a piece. See also good news from the Math Department.

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Faculty Good News

Accomplishments by Ursinus College faculty members are noted regularly in “Faculty Good News.” This week, Dr. Roberts was interviewed by ABC News and testified in Harrisburg; Dr. Hemphill has been interviewed on her new book on siblings; Dr. Kieta’s poem has been published; Dr. Oboler has written a published article; Dr. Rice’s essay was accepted for publication; Dr. Scoville will present talks; and Dr. Yahdi reports on a conference he co-organized. Read More»


Professor Dallett Hemphill, Prominent American Historian

Professor of History Dallett Hemphill reminds us that the importance of siblings is often overlooked in the history of the American family. But siblings have helped each other, and leaned on one another, in the face of the dramatic political, economic and cultural changes of the 18th and 19th centuries. Dr. Hemphill is the author of Siblings, Brothers and Sisters in American History, published this summer (2011) by Oxford University Press. Read More»