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

Story 3/20/2015

Panel Explores Consequences of 'Fracking' on People, the...

Building a natural gas pipeline through Lancaster County might produce economic benefits for the region, but the cost of the project to the environment and social fabric ultimately would be too high,...

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Story 3/18/2015

Censoring Racial Ridicule: A Century of Fighting Hate Speech

Early 20th-century entertainment that depicted the Irish as childlike drunks, Jewish people as greedy manipulators, and African-Americans as violent sexual predators spurred these groups to challenge...

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Story 3/11/2015

Searching For a Lost River in a Seemingly Endless System of...

The longest cave system in the world harbors a secret, one that a Franklin & Marshall College professor and his students have been working to uncover for the better part of four years.  

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Story 3/9/2015

Three Colleges Join to Explore Impacts of First World War

On March 27-28, Franklin & Marshall College will host the Central Pennsylvania Consortium's (CPC) symposium on World War I's enduring effects. "Legacies of the Great War: Remembering World War I...

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Story 3/9/2015

Photographic Exhibit Connects Feminism With Everyone

The "Faces of Feminism" exhibit opens Tuesday (March 10) in the Alice Drum Women's Center in Steinman College Center. The event is part of the larger celebration of International Women's Week at F&M.  

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Story 2/26/2015

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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March 29
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Philharmonia Concert

Barshinger Concert Hall

Conducted by Todd Sullivan Ravel, Mother Goose Suite; Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture (Fingal's...

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March 30
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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 30
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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 31
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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 31
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Diversity in the Classroom and on Campus

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to gather for a luncheon panel discussion exploring issues of diversity, racial...

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April 01
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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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April 02
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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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April 02
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Common Hour - Making Learning Stick: Evidence and Insights...

Mayser Gymnasium

Mark McDaniel Professor of Psychology and Director of The Center for Integrative Research on...

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April 02
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Faculty Social with Mark McDaniel

Life Sciences & Philosophy Druker Humanities Com

Faculty are invited to join Common Hour speaker, Mark McDaniel, for continued discussion about his...

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April 03
event 4/3/2015

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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