Students Present Research at the Capitol

harrisburg presentation

Ursinus students presented posters this week in Harrisburg as part of Undergraduate Research at the Capitol. The themes of their presentations covered western media’s portrayal of Islamist terror and the Spanish banking crisis. “These types of events give our students a chance to showcase their research to a wider audience and receive feedback from individuals who would not normally be aware of their work,” said Ambassador (Ret.) Joseph H. Melrose Jr., who is a professor in the Politics and International Relations Department.  Read More»


Disaster Relief Expert Talk Postponed

Rabih Torbay

NOTE: The Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has asked International Medical Corps to help deal with the disaster in the Philippines, and Rabih Torbay is being deployed there today. As a result, the talk scheduled for Nov. 13 has been postponed. Read More»


A Country in Conflict; Afghan Student Visits Ursinus

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A personal account of life on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan was offered to students during a visit by Samea Shanori, an Afghan student in her senior year at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Read More»


The Rules for Creating Chant; Comparing Two Styles

Hailey Blessing 2014

Hailey Blessing’s interest in chant-style singing began last spring while studying in Florence, Italy. Her Summer Fellow’s research is examining two different styles of world chant and hoping to find what acoustical considerations affected compositional rules. Read More»


New Life, New Spirit

Jalel Guesmi, Fulbright TA from Tunisia

Jalel Guesmi, a Fulbright FLTA from Tunisia, reflects on his linguistic and cultural experiences as a first-time visitor to the United States and Ursinus. Read More»