Human Rights Activist John Prendergast to Speak

John Prendergast

John Prendergast, a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years will speak on campus March 22. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity affiliated with the Center for American Progress. His presentation at 6:30 in the Kaleidoscope Lenfest Theater will center on issues in Sudan. Read More»

Comic Curator and Artist John Jennings to Speak

Comic curator and comic book artist John Jennings will examine the growth, development and current state of underground Black comics in a presentation on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in Ursinus College’s Musser Auditorium, Pfahler Hall.  Jennings will focus on how Black artists have used the medium to counter mainstream images and portrayals of Africa and African Americans. Read More»

W.J.T. Mitchell on the Photography of Robert Frank

Scholar and theorist of visual art and literature W.J.T. Mitchell will deliver a lecture on Robert Frank and photography on Thursday Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. in Olin Auditorium. An exhibition of Frank’s work at The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art is the subject of the extracurricular program Ursinus is Talking About…   Read More»

U.S. Poet Laureate Visit on Feb. 23

Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States, will be on the Ursinus campus Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., for a poetry reading followed by a book signing, in the Lenfest Theater in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. Read More»

Photographer David Graham to Deliver Artist Lecture

Photographer David Graham will deliver a Distinguished Artist Lecture in the Berman Museum of Art on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Graham is currently a professor of media arts, photography, film and animation at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. Read More»

Performance, Films, Mark Black History Month

The one-man play James Baldwin: Down from the Mountaintop, written and performed by Tony Award-nominated actor Calvin Levels, will open several special events at Ursinus College in observance of Black History Month. The biographical play sketches the complex life of novelist, playwright, essayist and civil rights activist James Baldwin. Read More»

Investigators Discuss The Ghosts of Duffy’s Cut

In 1832, 57 Irish immigrant laborers arrived in this country to help construct the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, later to become part of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Main Line.  Within six weeks, all were dead of cholera and possible violence and buried anonymously in a ditch outside of Malvern, Pa. William E. Watson, J. Francis Watson, and Earl H. Schandelmeier III, archival and archaeological researchers into the on-going mystery surrounding the deaths, will discuss their research in a program at Ursinus College in Pfahler Hall’s Musser Auditorium (Room 100).  The program is free, open to the public and no tickets or reservations are needed. Read More»