Magazine Preview: What is Happiness?

Professor Kelly Sorensen

What is happiness? Hear Ursinus Philosophy Professor Kelly Sorensen’s views on the complexities of the pursuit of happiness in this fun interview. Smile while you learn about the measure and methods of being happy. Read More»


Faculty Good News

Accomplishments by Ursinus College faculty members are noted regularly in “Faculty Good News.” This week, Dr. Roberts was interviewed by ABC News and testified in Harrisburg; Dr. Hemphill has been interviewed on her new book on siblings; Dr. Kieta’s poem has been published; Dr. Oboler has written a published article; Dr. Rice’s essay was accepted for publication; Dr. Scoville will present talks; and Dr. Yahdi reports on a conference he co-organized. Read More»


Faculty Good News

Accomplishments by Ursinus College faculty members are noted regularly in “Faculty Good News.” This week features Dr. Sorensen’s moral psychology conference paper;  Dr. Greason’s panel discussion on oral history, race, migration and displacement; Dr. Hope’s recent doctoral composition; and Dr. Hurley’s work on the politics of natural resource extraction in developing countries. Read More»


Professor’s Book Review in New York Times

Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano has written a  comprehensive review of the book, “Disaster was My God: A Novel of the Outlaw Life of Arthur Rimbaud,” by Bruce Duffy. The review appears in the New York Times arts section Aug. 24. Romano, former book editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, is the author of America the Philosophical, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf.


’11 Grad Gains Foundation for Leadership as Philly Fellow

Kristin Daly-Barnes will take her Ursinus community-building experiences to Philadelphia. The 2011 graduate will join the next generation of civic leadership when, as a Philly Fellow, she becomes part of the solution to the city’s most pressing social problems. She credits the Ursinus faculty with her desire to promote change. Read More»


Philosophy Major Given Highest Honor

Ursinus sophomore Alex Niedmann was given the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to study for a full year at the University of Edinburgh for the 2011-2012 academic term. The Philosophy major and Neuroscience minor was awarded the McFarland Scholarship from The St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. The society awards five scholarships, including only one McFarland scholarship, for students to study at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, St. Andrews, and Glasgow, Universities in Scotland. Read More»


Philosophy Faculty Writes in Wall Street Journal, and American Scholar

Professor of Humanities and Philosophy Carlin Romano writes in the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal about the Tibetan Buddhist leader Dalai Lama, and his unusual declaration that he is a Marxist. The article generates a lively discussion in the comments section. Romano is the author of “America the Philosophical,” forthcoming from Knopf.

Professor Romano also authored a philosophical essay review in the journal, American Scholar