Dr. Peter Salk Brings Message of Courage in Science

Scientist Peter L. Salk M.D. introduced a film about the polio vaccine his father, Dr. Jonas Salk, developed during a Jan. 16 talk in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center. The talk and screening of the documentary film, “The Shot Felt ‘Round the World,” was attended by community members and the student Fellows of the Center for Science and Common Good. Read More»


CSCG Hosts Global Policy Director

Dr. Matt Wenham

The Center for Science and the Common Good at Ursinus College hosts a global policy director Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Pfahler Auditorium. This free event is open to the public. Read More»


Senior Conducts Molecular Biology Research in Germany

John Thiele 2013 spent the summer studying the way cells regulate the expression of RNA at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. The EMBL is Europeʼs leading research organization focusing on fundamental discoveries in molecular biology and is composed of over 85 research laboratories with diverse research interests. Read More»


Center for Science and the Common Good Sets Opening Speaker

Ursinus College has taken the bold step of creating a program with the goal of producing citizen-scientists who can confront the ethical implications of their work — scientists for the 21st Century with the expertise needed for research, but also the judgment to decide which scientific endeavors best advance the common good. Read More»