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»


New Waste Partnership Enhances Sustainability Efforts

Trash hauler

Ursinus has contracted with a new waste hauler to enhance sustainability efforts on campus, making it a Landfill-free campus.The new partnership is a step forward that will help the College more effectively manage its waste and reduce its environmental impact. Read More»


Examining Water Quality in Ocean City Lagoons

gasbarro

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

Manatee

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»


Studying Alternative Methods to Pesticides

Jamie Faselt 2015 and Phoenixia Rene 2017

When Cory Straub, Associate Professor of Biology, walks out into the fields of rolling alfalfa he notices the smallest things. Footsteps cause certain insects to scatter, among them, the tiny and very destructive Potato Leafhopper. Read More»