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

ISGP

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»


A Better Understanding of Urban Foraging

urban foraging

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Patrick Hurley joined with collaborator Dr. Marla Emery, a research geographer with the U.S. Forest Service, to give a presentation on their research examining urban foraging in the New York City area. Read More»


Mt. Trashmore Provides a Lesson in Recycling

Mount Trashmore

“Seventy-five percent of our waste is recyclable.” Students woke up Monday morning to this and other phrases chalked around the Ursinus campus as part of an educational program from the Office of Sustainability called Mt. Trashmore. Read More»


Elmwood Park Zoo Visits Biodiversity Class

Elmwood Park Zoo

The environmental studies department has enjoyed a close relationship with the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pa., for several years. Ursinus students have interned at the zoo, and the zoo’s director of education, Laurie Smith Wood, and general curator, Dave Wood, regularly visit campus. Read More»


Longwood Gardens Stewardship Program Visits Ursinus

Farm Director Dean Scott and Professor Wallace with Longwood interns

The Ursinus Organic Farm and Hunsberger Woods served as a teaching location for the Longwood Gardens Community Read program. Educators and Interns from Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., are learning about the environmental conservation, land stewardship and community engagement practiced by the writer Aldo Leopold in the program with local libraries and community partners. Read More»