Alum Provides Medical Aid for Cameroon

Ashley O'Connell

Ashley O’Connell 2010 spent six weeks in Cameroon last summer (2011) working in remote sites to provide health care to marginalized families who rarely, if ever, see a doctor. On April 6 she and other medical students will host a creative and art-filled evening to support the work of medical workers in Cameroon. Read More»

Spanish Professor Recognized

Teresa Ko, assistant professor of Spanish in the Modern Languages Department, was
awarded Honorable Mention in the this year’s Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty. The award is highly competitive.


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»

Currently at the Berman Museum of Art

Two new exhibitions are now in the Henry 1948 & June Pfeiffer Wing: The Lenfest Gallery and Cosgrave Works on Paper Study Room at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art new addition: Read More»

Students Attend Intelligence Community Conference

Three Ursinus seniors got a closer look at the field of intelligence gathering this fall when they accompanied Hon. Joseph H. Melrose, Professor of International Relations, to the Intelligence Community – Centers of Academic Excellence Conference in Miami Beach, Florida. Read More»

East Asian Studies Alum Returns from Fulbright

Joshua Solomon 2008 majored in East Asian Studies with a minor in Japanese and Music. He is studying at the University of Chicago, where he is finishing the second year of a Ph.D. program. After graduating from Ursinus, Solomon left on a yearlong Fulbright Fellowship to Tsugaru, Japan. His research topic was Tsugaru-jamisen, a kind of three-stringed banjo, and the community of people who play it. Read More»

Two Seniors Receive Fulbright Awards

Ursinus seniors Ashley Green and Martina Dzuna have both received Fulbright awards that will allow them to explore international cultures and further their academic study. The prestigious Fulbright program distributes just 1,600 awards to U.S. students annually.  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»

Young Alum Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

Amber Lee Spurka graduated from Ursinus College with a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish, cum laude, with minors in psychology and elementary education, departmental honors in Spanish and K-12 teaching certification during commencement exercises on Saturday, May 15, on the college campus. More than 340 students received bachelor’s degrees. Read More»