Jessica McIlhenny ’11 Wins Critical Language Scholarship

Jessica Mcllhenny 2011 has won the Critical Language Program Scholarship.  A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages. Mcllhenny will travel to Washington D.C., for orientation and then to Turkey for two months of language classes. Read More»


Model U.N. Students Meet with Dikembe Mutombo

Ursinus students met with Dikembe Mutombo who was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremonies at the Model United Nations this year in New York City.  Professor Joseph Melrose, former Ambassador to the UN, takes our students every year to the Model United Nations, and teaches a course on International Organizations and Diplomacy. Ursinus is one of the longest attending Model UN college, with more than 40 years attending the program. Read More»


Inside the United Nations

Ursinus students took part in a historic moment recently when members of the United Nations Security Council met with several hundred students from colleges and high schools around the world to exchange views on the major global issues of their generation. Read More»


International Relations Major Whitney Mayer ’12 to Live in China

A seasoned traveler, Whitney Mayer 2012 has been to England, France, Wales, Ireland, Netherlands, and Belgium. And this summer the Pittsburgh native will add a new name to the growing list of nations she has the good fortune to explore. Mayer was recently awarded the Critical Language Scholarship through the U.S. State Department to study in China for the summer. She leaves in June. Read More»


Human Rights the Focus of Recent Visit to U.N.

The Hon. Joseph H. Melrose recently accompanied several Ursinus students to the United Nations in New York City. The trip, the Fifth Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture, was an opportunity to learn more about the topic of transitional justice and featured speakers.  “This was a great opportunity for a group of Ursinus students interested in Social Justice to hear from two of the leading practitioners in the field of Human Rights about some of the problems they have encountered in their careers,” says Melrose, Acting U.S. Representative for Management and Reform at the United States Mission to the United Nations. Read More»