Mentor Role Model Practices What She Teaches

Carlita Favero 2

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»

Disaster Relief Expert Talk Postponed

Rabih Torbay

NOTE: The Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has asked International Medical Corps to help deal with the disaster in the Philippines, and Rabih Torbay is being deployed there today. As a result, the talk scheduled for Nov. 13 has been postponed. Read More»

A Country in Conflict; Afghan Student Visits Ursinus


A personal account of life on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan was offered to students during a visit by Samea Shanori, an Afghan student in her senior year at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Read More»

New Life, New Spirit

Jalel Guesmi, Fulbright TA from Tunisia

Jalel Guesmi, a Fulbright FLTA from Tunisia, reflects on his linguistic and cultural experiences as a first-time visitor to the United States and Ursinus. Read More»

Roger Lee Returns to Dance on Lenfest Stage

Roger Lee

When Roger Lee, a 2010 graduate of Ursinus College, started college, he spoke of his longstanding dream of founding a dance company. Last spring, he realized his goal when Roger Lee Dance premiered. Read More»

Dr. Carlita Favero Wins Summer Grant

Dr. Carlita Favero

Dr. Carlita Favero earned a SOMAS-URM grant (Support of Mentors and their Students in the Neurosciences from Underrepresented Minorities)  to support her research this summer on the effects of prenatal alcohol on neural development. Read More»