Mentor Role Model Practices What She Teaches

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To Carlita Favero, a faculty mentor is someone who sees potential and pushes a student to reach it. “The mentor encourages and inspires,” says Favero, an assistant professor of Biology and Neuroscience at Ursinus College. “You don’t take anyone at face value. There is always more there. The message is, ‘I’m going to push you hard but I believe in you. I think you can handle it.’” Read More»


CSCG ProgramTopic Is Communicating in Science

Rebecca Roberts

Dr. Rebecca Roberts, Associate Professor of Biology, presents a program from The Center for Science and Common Good. “Who Is My Audience Now? Communicating About an Endocrine Disruptor”  will be held 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20  in the Lenfest Theater, The Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center.  Read More»


CSCG Presents ‘A Tale of Toads and Men’ and More . . .

Tyrone Hayes

Tyrone Hayes, renowned biologist and Professor of Integrative Biology at University of California, Berkeley, will speak at the opening event of the Center for Science and Common Good Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., in Olin auditorium. His talk is titled, “From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men.” Read More»


Faculty Spends Summer in Hong Kong to Share Expertise

Ursinus faculty Talia Argondezzi and Jennifer Round in China with Hong Kong Baptist Director of General Education A.Reza Hoshmand

Two Ursinus faculty members shared their expertise in innovative teaching and course design with faculty at Hong Kong Baptist University this past summer. The visit was part of a broad strategy to globalize the Ursinus campus, and fits with China’s move toward the liberal arts in higher education. Read More»


Using Math to Combat Pests in Agriculture

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Cara Sulyok 2015 didn’t love math as a middle school student. But one of her teachers saw Sulyok’s potential, applied innovative teaching techniques to spark her interest, and soon math was a passion. Now a rising senior, Sulyok wrestles with complex mathematical methods including, non-linear systems of differential equations, scramble competition approaches, sensitivity analysis, Pontryagin’s Maximum Principle, computer simulations, and optimal control theory (OCT). Read More»


Examining Water Quality in Ocean City Lagoons

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The lagoons of Ocean City, N.J., surround waterfront homes where families enjoy spending time in – and on – the water.  Summer fellow Michael Gasbarro is studying the man-made lagoons with a focus on water quality and bacterial levels. Read More»


Manatee Conservation

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If it’s possible for an animal to be both lumbering and graceful, it is the buoyant and endearing manatee. It’s the creature that captured the imagination of Summer Fellow Xy Serafy after an encounter at the beach with her family. Serafy, an Environmental Studies and Spanish dual major, will focus her research on the Antillean manatee, a subspecies that is working to survive in the coastal waters of Mexico. Read More»