Yes, it’s cold outside, but The Arts are on fire at Ursinus. Whether as writers at Rolling Stone Magazine or as a member of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, this winter 2014 issue is packed with alumni stories of Bears pursuing their passion and making a living in theater, music, writing, fine art, and dance. We also profile Nancy Berman, who explains the personal side of a gift of more than 1,300 new works of art now part of the permanent collection at Ursinus. For football fans, a candid interview with Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther 1993 offers insight; “Keep your nose down and keep working hard,” Guenther says; “and eventually you’ll move ahead.” And did you ever wonder what a carbon nanotube is exactly? In Field Notes, Mark Ellison, Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry, sheds light on this form of carbon that’s 10,000 times thinner than a human hair, but stronger than steel. Ellison was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation and has teamed up with researches at MIT to discover new properties of carbon nanotubes. Read on!