The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise has appointed Joseph M. DeSimone as its new director. DeSimone is a 1986 graduate of Ursinus College and Vice President of the Board of Trustees. Read More
Dr. Rebecca Lyczak was honored with the Laughlin Award for Outstanding Research at the 2012 commencement of Ursinus College. Her research focuses on early development in C. elegans, the nematode worm that has proven to be so useful in elucidating genetics and genetic disorders, including in humans. Read More
An Associated Press story features eight Pennsylvania colleges which were awarded grants as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s $50 million national science initiative, the most schools for any state in the country. Read More
Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors traveled with chemistry faculty to Bloomsburg University to present their research at the intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention. Read More
Science in Motion’s service to area schools and possible funding cuts are featured in The Reading Eagle. The program, run by Ursinus College, is explained in the article, which quotes Professor of Chemistry Victor Tororelli, who directs the program.
Katie Greco, a senior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Dance double major, was selected to present at the Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill April 24. Read More
Associate Professor of Biology Rebecca Roberts has co-authored a piece in The Philadelphia Inquirer (Jan. 5 ) “Chemical safety bill has diverse support,” on the dangers of toxic chemicals in consumer products. She and co-author Maureen Swanson, director of the Healthy Children Project at the Learning Disabilities Association in Pittsburgh, outline support for the Safe Chemicals Act before Congress. Read More
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.
Rebecca Roberts (Biology & BCMB) published an article titled “What You and Your Patients Need to Know About Bisphenol A” in Physician’s News Digest. Physician’s News Digest is the leading source of Pennsylvania and New Jersey medical news and practice management advice.