Kay Healy is a visiting professor in the Ursinus Art Department where she teaches painting and printmaking. An accomplished artist, she currently has her work shown in an exhibition, Coming Home, in Terminal E (for ticketed passengers) at the Philadelphia International Airport, where each day 10,000 people pass by her 40-foot long by nine-foot tall installation. Read More
Exciting plans are set for Alumni Weekend 2012. Alumni, Faculty and Staff are invited to campus for a night of live entertainment, good food, and great conversation. Starting Friday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m., there will be cocktails served under the tents. It will be a great way to celebrate old friendships and start new ones. Stay for the Annual Lobster Bake Dinner at 7 p.m. Read More
Associate Professor of Biology Rebecca Roberts has co-authored a piece in The Philadelphia Inquirer (Jan. 5 ) “Chemical safety bill has diverse support,” on the dangers of toxic chemicals in consumer products. She and co-author Maureen Swanson, director of the Healthy Children Project at the Learning Disabilities Association in Pittsburgh, outline support for the Safe Chemicals Act before Congress. Read More
The Wall Street Journal asked Ursinus Business and Economics Professor Jennifer VanGilder to analyze the facial symmetry of a sampling of 320 NFL starters. Van Gilder has been using this research as a predictor of career success. Read more about her research in the Wall Street Journal, and in the Fall Ursinus Magazine. The article was picked up by Sports Illustrated.
Professor of History Dallett Hemphill reminds us that the importance of siblings is often overlooked in the history of the American family. But siblings have helped each other, and leaned on one another, in the face of the dramatic political, economic and cultural changes of the 18th and 19th centuries. Dr. Hemphill is the author of Siblings, Brothers and Sisters in American History, published this summer (2011) by Oxford University Press. Read More