Students Present Research at the Capitol

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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»


Examining Pests on a Barley Farm

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Organic farming can produce an increase in species richness and in the abundance of predatory insects and weeds. But does a rise in biodiversity have an impact on pest control? Biology majors Cody Nagy and Mark Gapinski studied the impact of organic agricultural practices on insect pest control as part of their Summer Fellows research in Sweden Read More»


Prolific Writer Grace Buchele 2014 on Study Abroad…and Wedding Dresses

Grace Buchele 2014

Grace Buchele 2014, an International Relations and East Asian Studies major and David L. Boren Scholarship recipient from Georgetown, Texas, spent 11 months in Japan during the 2012-13 school year teaching English, studying full-time at the International Christian University in Tokyo, and volunteering as an English teacher at local elementary schools. Recently GoAbroad.com interviewed her about the benefits of interning and working during a study-abroad experience. Read More»


Disaster Relief Expert Talk Postponed

Rabih Torbay

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»


The Rules for Creating Chant; Comparing Two Styles

Hailey Blessing 2014

Hailey Blessing’s interest in chant-style singing began last spring while studying in Florence, Italy. Her Summer Fellow’s research is examining two different styles of world chant and hoping to find what acoustical considerations affected compositional rules. Read More»


New Life, New Spirit

Jalel Guesmi, Fulbright TA from Tunisia

Jalel Guesmi, a Fulbright FLTA from Tunisia, reflects on his linguistic and cultural experiences as a first-time visitor to the United States and Ursinus. Read More»