Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano has been named Chair of the Jury for the 2014 “J. Anthony Lukas Book Award,” jointly administered by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University and Columbia University. Read More
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.
The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in New York on Thursday named Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano one of its 175 new Fellows for the academic year 2013-14. Read More
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
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
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
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
Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano will conduct a public conversation with the noted Italian philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Read More