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»

Junior Presents Poster at ACS Event

Andrea Casuras, a junior Chemistry major, and her 2011 Summer Fellows mentor, Dr. Codrina Popescu, presented a poster entitled “Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Model Complexes for the Active Site of the Enzyme [FeFe]-Hydrogenase”, at the 2012 American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Poster Session, Read More»

Aakash Shah ’10 Is Ursinus’s First Rhodes Scholar

2010 Ursinus graduate Aakash K. Shah, of Cliffside Park, N.J. is Ursinus’s first Rhodes Scholar, it was announced by the Rhodes Trust. Shah is now in his first year at Harvard Medical School. Shah graduated in May with distinguished honors research in sociology and honors research in biology and neuroscience. He received bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Neuroscience and Inequality Studies, with minors in Chemistry and Sociology. Read More»

BP Spill Could Impact Air Quality, Says UC Alum & Expert

It makes sense that most media attention has focused on the environmental impact of the BP oil spill on marine life, especially on the coastal ecosystems, says Dr. Joseph Prospero 1956, Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. But the dangers from the petroleum outflow could extend beyond the sea and land, he says. Read More»