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Ursinus Alumnus Shah Appointed White House Fellow

He joins the most diverse class in the history of the program and will gain first-hand experience in the process of governing the nation and a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of society.
Aakash Shah ’10, Ursinus College’s only Rhodes Scholar and a former member of the board of tr...

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Celebrate with UC at Homecoming 2021

We are thrilled to celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, October 30! Make your plans to attend and secure your spot at the tailgate by registering in advance! Registration is required by all guests. This includes, faculty, staff and students! In-person Homecoming activities include the official UC Tailgate, food trucks, campus tours, cheering on the Ursinus Bears, and more! Go Bears!

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Presidential Prospectus is Live

The presidential search committee and our partners, Storbeck Search, are proud to share our official presidential prospectus. Visit the presidential search website for details and to view the prospectus.
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Research in Brief: Understanding Neurogenerative Disorders

Medical researchers know relatively little about the brain’s response to inflammation. Prof. Jennifer King studies the inflammatory protein mediators associated with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and other neurodegenerative diseases. Play the video to learn more about her research.
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Top Six Must-See TV Shows

Domenick Scudera | Professor of Theater

Scudera is known for his work on the stage, but he also has a keen eye for the small screen. He takes care of six disabled dogs (@2legdogs), three nosy cats, and his husband, Brian. The committee of 11 has selected six of their favorite shows you can stream today.

  1. Mare of Easttown
    I read a lot of mystery and thriller novels, and this series plays like a good book. The terrific ensemble is led by the brilliant Kate Winslet.

     

  2. Midnight Mass
    I had heard nothing about this series when I started watching. It ended up being a wild roller-coaster of twists and turns with a unique blend of horror and ponderous (and lengthy) monologues.
  3. Only Murders in the Building
    This series is delightful light fare. And it is funny!
  4. Pose
    Pose is an important show for several reasons: (1) it provides important insight into the beginnings of the AIDS crisis, and (2) it is the first show to showcase a fantastic ensemble of trans women.
  5. Everybody Loves Jamie
    This is a musical film, derived from the stage play, telling the joyous true-life story of an unabashedly queer high school student who dreams of being a drag queen.
  6. Hacks
    Jean Smart is one of the best actors working in TV today and this series gives her the spotlight she deserves. It is a funny and smart (no pun intended) examination of the entertainment industry.

Sycamore Stories

Twice in a Generation

Scientist sisters Andrea ’23 and Diana Cando ’24 are first-generation students with a lot in common, and even more in distinction.

Diana and Andrea Cando

A Home Away from Home

Senior Simba Kanjanda’s path from Zimbabwe to Ursinus wasn’t as circuitous as one might imagine, but a bit of circumstance certainly helped him to find the perfect school.
Simba Kanjanda ’22

English and Theater Double Major Plays with Business Idea and Scores

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, working parents have struggled with meeting the needs of their jobs while simultaneously tending to children who are not only learning from home but also spending less time with friends. Kate Foley ’23 and her family created a business that could help.
Kate Foley ’23 (center) with (left to right) Ruby Serafin ’20, Liam Worcheck ’22, Jessica C...

Faculty Research & Inquiry

From the Magazine

The (Mis)information Age

Digital technology and social media are powerful tools that influence and shape human behavior and opinion. We’ve seen it first-hand when it comes to politics and elections, social justice issues and activism, and even a global pandemic. Three Ursinus experts in media and technology discuss and debate how digital media has influenced—and even helped or harmed—our society. (cover illustration by: Mikala Campbell)
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A Foundation for STEM Success

Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, Ursinus’s Supporting Inclusive Excellence program has provided students with a strong sense of community—backed by six faculty members with their own unique expertise—as they become better scientists, researchers, and leaders.
Supporting Inclusive Excellence

No Ordinary Pie-in-the-Sky Idea

It’s been quite some time since the observatory that sits atop Pfahler Hall has been used to gaze up at the skies above. Now, aspiring physicist Brian Barker ’22 has made it his mission to restore it to its former glory.
Brian Barker ’22
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What’s Happening Now

Events on the Ursinus campus and beyond.

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Ursinus in the news

The Pandemic Exposed Our Broken Higher-Education System. It’s Also Given Us a Chance to Make Things Better

Director of Admission Diane Greenwood and Associate Professor of Business and Economics Scott Deacle were quoted in a Philadelphia Magazine story about how colleges navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even with the delta variant, Ursinus College expects a better fall with a mostly vaccinated campus

This feature story in The Philadelphia Inquirer details how Ursinus College is preparing for the 2021-22 academic year. 

Vaccination Alone Isn’t Enough to Keep the Virus Under Control This Fall, One Small College Warns

In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Vice President for Academic Affairs mark Schneider discusses the data driven approach that Ursinus uses to help prepare for a residential undergraduate experience in the midst of a pandemic. 

Athletic News

  • October 20, 2021 at 12:00am

    Tormey and Grenda Goals Leads Bears Comeback against Muhlenberg

  • October 20, 2021 at 12:00am

    Moore Scores as Bears Shutout Swarthmore

  • October 20, 2021 at 12:00am

    Bears Women’s Soccer Battles Scarlet Raptors to Stalemate

  • October 19, 2021 at 12:00am

    Lamarca Lands Another Top Ten Finish

  • October 19, 2021 at 12:00am

    Jordan Pick Leads the Way for Bears

  • October 19, 2021 at 12:00am

    Bears Fall at Swarthmore 3-0

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Life After Ursinus

Episode 5: Taking a Leap of Faith

For the first time ever, Ursinus goes global - all the way to Doha, Qatar where 2009 alumnus Andrew Clark shares his experience in digital marketing in the Middle East. Now based in Baltimore, Andrew discusses how taking a leap of faith paid off.


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