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»


British Women, Chemistry and Poetry Topic of Talk

British Women, Chemistry and Poetry

Authors and scholars Marlene Rayner-Canham and Geoff Rayner-Canham will present  a program on the poetry written by female British chemistry students in the period from the 1870s to the 1940s. The free talk Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Pfahler Auditorium, is open to the public. 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»


Professor Publishes in Nature Chemistry

Amanda J. Reig, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has published an article in Nature Chemistry titled “Alteration of the oxygen-dependent reactivity of de novo Due Ferri proteins.”  The work includes contributions from Susan E. Butch, a 2012 chemistry major, and was highlighted in the Sept. 24 edition of Chemical and Engineering News, the weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society.


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»


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»


Firm Co-Founded by Alumnus Signs Major Agreement

In 2004, Ursinus alumnus and trustee Dr.Joseph DeSimone co-founded Liquidia Technologies based on his discoveries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Liquidia has announced a broad, multi-year collaboration with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Read More»