What Sets F&M Apart

Collaboration is the cornerstone of a Franklin & Marshall education. What makes academics at F&M truly distinctive is that our students work side by side with professors who want to help them realize ideas, not just talk or read about them.

Every F&M student has the opportunity to be creative, examine values and test theories beyond the classroom.

Connect, Critique, Strive Across All Studies

The "Connections" curriculum that unites all areas of study at F&M  cultivates in students —throughout their four years — the ability to apply innovative solutions to complex problems: Connect ideas. Connect across different majors. Connect with the world.

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Research, Partner, Publish in the Sciences

Snorkle in the ocean off Hawaii, swing from the trees in Costa Rica or discover pulsars in the observatory. F&M students in the natural sciences work shoulder-to-shoulder with faculty in the laboratory, through experiences studying in the field, and through advising throughout independent research. 

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Direct, Compose, Perform the Arts

At F&M, faculty are committed to working one-on-one with students who strive to stage their own plays, compose their own music, choreograph their own dance, write their own novels, and produce their own films. Our students learn about past and current masters, and can become masters themselves.

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Experience, Engage, Work in the Humanities

Students at F&M engage with the big questions in ways they might never have imagined. Some travel to Tuscany to uncover answers as part of a Classics course, or work with a professor to explore questions of justice. Our study of the humanities fuels lifelong learning.

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Investigate, Explore, Apply the Social Sciences

Imagine traveling to South Africa to study child health. We focus on teaching students to understand society and the human impact on our world through deep engagement with professors, and that study often reaches beyond the classroom.

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Journey, Study, Connect through Global Education

At Franklin & Marshall, a global education involves not only classroom engagement, but also hands-on experiential learning in communities around the world. At any given moment, F&M students can be found on any of six continents across the globe.

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The Pulse of  Academics at F&M

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A Moral Responsibility To the Holocaust and Other Mass...

A Yale University professor discussed "Cultural Trauma, Social Solidarity and Moral Responsibility: Reactions to the Holocaust and other Modern Mass Murders," at the Feb. 26 Common Hour.

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Story 2/24/2015

Creating Life-Saving Solutions, One Equation at a Time

Two of  F&M's three teams chose the Ebola challenge, while the third tackled the search for a lost plane as they competed in the 2015 Mathematical Contest in Modeling, held on college campuses around...

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Story 2/19/2015

In 'Three Sisters,' Russian Playwright Plumbs Depths of Self...

When Anton Chekhov's play "Three Sisters" premiered in 1901, it was instantly popular with audiences, who warmly embraced the playwright's exploration of the complexity of humanity. Franklin &...

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Story 2/18/2015

NIH Grant Helps Professor, Students Cultivate Seed Research

More than a decade of studying the development of the seeds of the mustard plant Arabidopsis thaliana paid off for a Franklin & Marshall College professor when he recently was awarded a three-year, $...

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Story 2/16/2015

Civil Rights Week at F&M: 'We Shall Always March Ahead'

Given recent events in the U.S. -- simmering racial tensions, police shootings of unarmed black youth, and the fight for the rights of immigrants and the lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual...

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Story 2/13/2015

Darwin Day Lecture: Professor Explores Why Childbirth Pains...

The pain of childbirth was the topic of the annual "Darwin Day" lecture Feb. 13 at the Franklin & Marshall College program on science, technology and society, this year presented by author and Penn...

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Story 2/12/2015

Rockers, Rocks and a Geoscience Professor's Volcanic...

Professor of Geoscience Stan Mertzman regaled a Common Hour audience on February 12 with stories about his geology fieldwork with students and his longstanding collaboration with scientists at NASA...

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Story 2/5/2015

NEH Recipient Explores The Culture of Serious Music...

The tradition of the self-effacing musician performing a composer's work without showmanship has been a source of debate that dates to the 19th century, and Franklin & Marshall Assistant Professor...

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Story 2/4/2015

CNBC Host Talks Entrepreneurship With Students

Entrepreneur and television personality Marcus Lemonis says the key to successfully starting and growing a business is not money or accounting principles. It's people.  

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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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March 02
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Teaching Smarter NOT Harder

Hackman 119 Lab

Join Faculty Center Director, Amy Mulnix, for this  lunchtime discussion series on ways to...

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March 02
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Tech Talk Mondays

Harris 038 Kreisel Innovation Zone

This is a weekly series and the focus will be on Google Apps for Education this semester. You use...

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March 03
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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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March 04
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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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March 04
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Crowd-Funding Panel Discussion

Faculty Center

Described by Bill Gates as a solution that "helps close the gap for potential and promising, but...

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March 05
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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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March 05
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Common Hour - Beyond the Sex Wars: Histories of...

Mayser Gymnasium

Claire Potter Professor of History, The New School for Public Engagement  This Common Hour talk...

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March 05
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Artist Mel Chin - Conrad Nelson Lecture

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Mel Chin The Art of Engagement The art of Mel Chin evades easy classification. His work...

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March 05
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John Tirman, "The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians...

Lisa Bonchek Adams 200 Auditorium

John Tirman is the author of several books on global affairs, and more than one hundred articles...

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