Alumnus Named Director of Kenan Institute

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. Lyczak Honored with the Award for Outstanding Research

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»


HHMI Grant and Science Center Noted in the Media

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»


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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Article published in Physician’s News Digest

Rebecca Roberts (Biology & BCMB) published an article titled “What You and Your Patients Need to Know About Bisphenol A” in Physician’s News DigestPhysician’s News Digest is the leading source of Pennsylvania and New Jersey medical news and practice management advice.