Faculty Spends Summer in Hong Kong to Share Expertise

Two Ursinus faculty members shared their expertise in innovative teaching and course design with faculty at Hong Kong Baptist University this past summer. The visit was part of a broad strategy to globalize the Ursinus campus, and fits with China’s move toward the liberal arts in higher education. Read More»


Goldwater Honorable Mentions Carry Tradition of Excellence

Two students continue the tradition of Ursinus College being recognized by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for academic achievement in the sciences or mathematics fields. Erica Gorenberg and Aubrey Paris, both 2015, were awarded Honorable Mention in the rigorous national competition. Read More»


Q & A with Dr. Bish and Student Charles Lee

The Mercury in Pottstown Oct. 23 featured a live, online Q & A with Joel Bish, associate professor of psychology and chair of the Neuroscience Department, and his student, Charles Lee. Lee and Bish are collaborating on research on concussions. Read More»


Photos from Annual Minority Access Conference

Kevin Amuquandoh 2013 and Rodolfo Coplin 2013 posed with a group of students from around the country after presenting their respective neuroscience research projects at the Annual Minority Access Conference in Orlando, Florida. and again at the Society for Neuroscience Conference in New Orleans, LA. Read More»


Dr. Carlita Favero Wins Summer Grant

Dr. Carlita Favero earned a SOMAS-URM grant (Support of Mentors and their Students in the Neurosciences from Underrepresented Minorities)  to support her research this summer on the effects of prenatal alcohol on neural development. Read More»


Neuroscience Research in Summer

Summer Neuroscience Research

As Summer Fellows, Christopher Howard 2012 and Jennilyn Weber 2013 continued research they began in the spring in the lab of Dr. Carlita Favero. Especially interesting to the team is studying the development in mouse embryos that have been prenatally exposed to ethanol. Read More»


Aakash Shah ’10 Is Ursinus’s First Rhodes Scholar

2010 Ursinus graduate Aakash K. Shah, of Cliffside Park, N.J. is Ursinus’s first Rhodes Scholar, it was announced by the Rhodes Trust. Shah is now in his first year at Harvard Medical School. Shah graduated in May with distinguished honors research in sociology and honors research in biology and neuroscience. He received bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Neuroscience and Inequality Studies, with minors in Chemistry and Sociology. Read More»