ISGP Conference Attendees Eye Recommendations

ISGP conference

Ursinus students and faculty who participated in the conference Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases: Focus on Pandemic Preparedness,  are looking toward the next step: published actionable recommendations for policymakers addressing scientific and technological issues facing societies as they relate to pandemic preparedness. Read More»

Scientists and Policy Makers To Meet at Campus ISGP Conference; UC Students Play Key Role in Debates


Science and policy will converge at Ursinus College April 11 and 12 at the Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP) conference on Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases: Focus on Pandemic Preparedness. At the conference, scientists will clarify scientific and technical understanding for those who are charged with, or who directly influence policy decisions. Read More»

Alumnus to Speak on Energy Policy

Robert Simon Jan

The Center for Science and the Common Good at Ursinus College presents a talk by Dr. Robert Simon, Ursinus alumnus (Chemistry 1977) and former Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on Jan. 28. Read More»

Hubble Scientist Talks at Ursinus

Jennifer Wiseman

The Center for Science and the Common Good presents a lecture by Jennifer Wiseman titled “Incredible Universe, Complex World: Science, Religion, and Ethics Today” on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center’s Lenfest Theater. Read More»

Science Center Speaker Blogs About Ursinus Visit

Professor Matt Strassler blogged about his recent visit to Ursinus College’s Center for Science and the Common Good. He reveals how — and why — he tailored his typical Higgs boson lecture for the Center for Science and the Common Good crowd. He calls the Center “an impressive little program funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.”

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»