The Honorable Richard W. Murphy, prior Ambassador to Mauritania, Syria, Philippines and Saudi Arabia, will speak April 23 at 7 p.m. on “The Arab Spring: Russia and Syria” at Ursinus College, Olin Hall, room 108. Read More
Robert T. Gannett Jr., Executive Director at the Institute for Community Empowerment, will speak on “Between Two Worlds: The Fragile Balance of a Chicago Community Organizer.” The talk on community organizing and its connection to a liberal education will be March 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Musser Auditorium, Pfahler Hall. Read More
Ursinus has joined 13 other colleges nationwide designated to offer students a Peace Corps Preparatory program in which they gain an educational component helpful for Peace Corps and international service. Read More
Ursinus students presented posters this week in Harrisburg as part of Undergraduate Research at the Capitol. The themes of their presentations covered western media’s portrayal of Islamist terror and the Spanish banking crisis. “These types of events give our students a chance to showcase their research to a wider audience and receive feedback from individuals who would not normally be aware of their work,” said Ambassador (Ret.) Joseph H. Melrose Jr., who is a professor in the Politics and International Relations Department. Read More
Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks authored a commentary that ran in the Wall Street Journal Dec. 16 on the topic of the American Studies Association’s resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Read More
Professor Jonathan Marks, Politics has written a satire on a recent meeting of the American Studies Association for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has also written for Commentary magazine on the impact of online courses on higher education, and if MOOCS are reaching the underserved the courses promised to help.
NOTE: The Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has asked International Medical Corps to help deal with the disaster in the Philippines, and Rabih Torbay is being deployed there today. As a result, the talk scheduled for Nov. 13 has been postponed. Read More
Jonathan Marks, associate professor of politics, has an essay, “In Fighting Cheating, Character Counts,” published in Inside Higher Ed Oct. 25. In the essay he outlines philosophies on how the classroom environment can discourage cheating, and what is the role of the faculty member in encouraging honesty.
Ursinus College will host the annual meeting of the Society of Policy Scientists, bringing interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners who work on complex societal problems to the campus Oct. 24 through 26. Read More