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The Arts at Ursinus

Ursinus blends a vibrant arts culture with cross-disciplinary academic research, presenting creative works that are grounded in scholarship and transcend imaginative boundaries. Read about it in the new edition of our arts magazine.
The Ursinus smokestack, transformed into a mural by Brooklyn artist Katie Merz.

Living the Questions in the Virtual World

Seraiah Kutai ’22 created a virtual reproduction of Katie Merz’s landmark smokestack mural on the Ursinus College campus. The mural, which symbolically captures the essence of the Ursinus experience, is now annotated digitally thanks to Kutai’s work. 
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Berman Museum Celebrates Annual Student Exhibition 2022

Every year, student artists exhibit their work in the eminent Berman Museum of Art. For the first time since 2019, students, faculty, and staff gathered in person to celebrate the exceptional work of students.

In this video, we highlight the exhibition’s senior artists, including three award winners, Jenni Berrios, Kelsey Gavin, and Alexandria Messinger.

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Kelly Sorensen

11 Student Researchers to Watch

Kelly Sorensen | Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Just in time for the annual Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA), Kelly Sorensen consulted with faculty to pull together a list of exciting research projects happening across campus that you may not know about. Learn more about CoSA and use the schedule to plan your must-see list for April 21!
  1. Michael Adelson ’23
    “Language and Activism: Foundations of Sovereignty”
  2. Victoria Bearden ’22
    “Urban Forests and Their Potential to Combat Food Insecurity: Analyzing Street Trees in Baltimore, MD, for Their Edibility”
  3. Quaran Davis ’22
    “Life of a Unit of Secretary”
  4. Connor Donovan ’23
    “Towards the Homotopy Type of the Morse Complex”
  5. Enrique Garcia ’24
    “Synthesizing Oligonucleotide-Lipid Sequences to Generate Micelles for Further Drug Delivery Applications”
  6. Mya Knappenberger ’23
    “Differences in Female Mouse Strains When Fed a Western Diet”
  7. Michael Landis ’24 and Carly Rodriguez ’23
    “Time-course Analysis of HIV-1 Tat Protein Exposure on Microglial Phagocytic Activity”
  8. Justin Masiello ’23
    “Analytics of the Ursinus Men’s Basketball Team”
  9. Austin Mickles ’23
    “Carbon Cycling in Forage Crop Soils”
  10. Katie Sanfield ’23
    “Sexual Violence in the Medieval Era: Utilizing Both Recreational and Judicial Literature to Understand Our Past and Present”

Sycamore Stories

A New Cloak

Leslie New’s early fascination with Star Wars has accompanied her her whole life, from struggling in early math classes to completing her Ph.D. on birds of prey in Scotland. Today, she serves in the 501st Legion, a Star Wars cosplay charity group that hosts events like children’s hospital events and charity fundraisers. She has assembled two fantastic costumes so far. While teaching math and statistics at Ursinus College, New is working on her most ambitious uniform yet.
Leslie New

Political Science Major Turns Disappointment Into Dream Internship

Last summer, Emelyn Rodriguez ’22 and her Bronx-based family made a five-hour trip to Washington, D.C., to move her things to the nation’s capital, where she planned to complete an internship during the fall semester. When plans for what the political science major intended to be a dream internship on Capitol Hill didn’t work out, she made the difficult decision to move—again—back to Ursinus.
Emelyn Rodriguez ’22

Championing Digital Equity

Simra Mariam ’21 has been a BIPOC feminist advocate and a professional journalist since she was a teenager. At Ursinus College, she opened the door to a new generation of marginalized writers and artists through an online publication that would become impactful and illustrious: Reclamation Magazine.
Simra Mariam ’21

Faculty Research & Inquiry

Domenick Scudera

The Stage Is His Classroom

Domenick Scudera, Professor of Theater
As a director and scholar, Domenick Scudera immerses himself in the world of each play to transform words in a script to bold and vibrant performances.
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From the Magazine

Imagination Station

The U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies has had a mission: Empower students to think entrepreneurially in life, and make a living doing something they’re passionate about. Students have not only seen their own business ideas flourish, but have also helped local businesses with their own digital marketing initiatives. Read about the tangible outcomes that have been driven by a single idea … and the notion that anything is possible.
Uimagine story - winter 2022 magazine

Linking Art and Inquiry

At the Berman Museum, students are taking a multidisciplinary approach to collaborating with contemporary artists and curating exhibitions at the intersection of some of the world’s biggest issues.

Museum Studies

CIE Overseas

An international component was added to select sections of the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE) last year thanks to the college’s partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

Hong Kong’s Lingnan University
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Ursinus in the news

What Is a ‘Nepotism Baby’?

Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies Alice Leppert was quoted in a New York Times article about young entertainers born into famous families. Read it here.

Conservatives feel blamed, shamed and ostracized by the media

Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies Tony Nadler and Assistant Professor in Journalism Doron Taussig published a piece in The Conversation that was also picked up in several national outlets. Read it here.

Sanctions: why they work (or don’t) and how they’re affecting Russia

Business and Economics Professor Scott Deacle appeared on a KYW-AM podcast to discuss economic sanctions for Russia. Listen here.

Athletic News

  • May 21, 2022 at 12:00am

    Men’s Lacrosse Set to Take on Top-Seeded Dickinson in Centennial Semifinals

  • May 20, 2022 at 12:00am

    Morgan Selected to be Court Coach for U17 World Cup Team Trials

  • May 19, 2022 at 12:00am

    Men’s Track & Field Concludes Competition at AARTFC Championships

  • May 19, 2022 at 12:00am

    99 Ursinus Student-Athletes Named to Spring CC Academic Honor Roll

  • May 19, 2022 at 12:00am

    Conhoff Takes First in the 1500 on Final Day of AARTFC Championships

  • May 18, 2022 at 12:00am

    Men’s T&F 4x400 Relay Team Takes Down Meet Record on Day One of AARTFC Championships

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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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