Prof. Writes on Groundbreaking Humanities Course

Assistant Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks has written a column for The Weekly Standard on a book, The Art of Freedom: Teaching the Humanities to the Poor, by the late Earl Shorris “which follows the students, teachers, and organizers of the Clemente Course as it is implemented in the United States (in Illinois, Wisconsin, and South Carolina), Korea, and the Sudan, among other places. Shorris’s improbable thesis is that, even more than job training, poor people need an education that will draw from them their opinions about fundamental human questions and subject them to gentle scrutiny.”  Read the column here.


Professor’s Book Receiving National Attention

Carlin Romano

Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano has been receiving a great deal of attention for his new book, America the Philosophical. It has been reviewed by more than 10 national newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and Romano has appeared on WHYY’s Radio Times and Book TV on C-SPAN. Read More»


2011 Grad Sees the Forest and the Trees on Fulbright

Many students land nicknames while at Ursinus that last for the rest of their lives. Some stem from monikers picked up on the playing fields, while others come from the freshman dorms or Greek Life. But 2011 graduate Martina Dzuna owes her sobriquet, Wunderkind, to the classroom. Read More»


Berman Exhibition Features the Work of Student Curator

"The Little Connoisseur" by August Siegert

As a curator, Renaissance Studies major Michelle Ermatinger-Salas wanted to embrace the art of the early modern period (approximately 1450-1800). But many of the works available in the campus museum collections are from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. “How do I use what the museum has and still be true to my major?” she asked herself. Read More»


Publisher’s Weekly Names Faculty Book one of Top Ten

America the Philosophical

America the Philosophical,  by Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano, a 672-page book to be published by Alfred A. Knopf in May, was named one of the “Top Ten” books of the spring season in “Literary Criticism and Essays” by Publishers Weekly, the main magazine of the book publishing industry. Read More»