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 might travel to Tuscany to uncover answers as part of a Classics course, or work with a professor to explore questions of justice. How we study 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 1/22/2015

Author Finds Real Activism in Memoir Writing

Growing up in a town in the shadow of a federal nuclear laboratory, Kelly McMasters wondered how she could contribute to the memory of those residents sickened -- in some cases fatally -- from cancer...

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Story 1/21/2015

Solar Energy Research Makes Chemistry Professor a Rising...

Associate Professor of Chemistry Kate Plass, who is to receive the American Chemical Society's 2015 Rising Star Award, presented annually to 10 women who make exceptional contributions in the field...

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Story 1/20/2015

Researchers Find Link Between Gene Mutations and Rare...

A team of student researchers led by a Franklin & Marshall College neuroscience professor and two colleagues from the Clinic for Special Children discovered a link between gene mutations and a rare...

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Story 1/15/2015

All The World's A Stage (Slideshow)

In an effort spanning five months, members of student-run theatre group F&M Players bring the production "Bye Bye Birdie" to live on the Roschel Performing Arts stage. 

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Story 1/15/2015

Educator and Activist Shows F&M the History Behind Ferguson

On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an African-American resident of Ferguson, Mo., was shot dead for allegedly threatening a white police officer. On Jan. 15 in Franklin & Marshall College's Mayser...

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Story 1/14/2015

Student Spotlight: Always on Her Toes (VIDEO)

Follow F&M student Hannah Weissler as she prepares for the F&M Fall Dance Concert, balances two majors, and spends her summer internship working with Lancaster's historic Central Market.

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Story 1/5/2015

Art, Activism and The Environment: Exhibition Documents...

A flare from a well and a Amish farmer guiding his plow under an electric transmission line are a few of the subjects in the photos comprising "Contested Space: Witness to Place," on display at...

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Story 12/18/2014

NEH Grant Supports Professor's Book on Role of...

If any myths need exploding -- or at least, further exploration -- in American history, one of the most persistent is the idea that black Americans have only recently been participants in the...

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Story 12/17/2014

New Generation of Leaders Gets a Lift from Rouse Scholarship

Leadership -- the ability to persuade others to work together to get things done -- is a quality Andrew Rouse '49 said he looks for in recipients of Rouse Scholarships, a program that began 12 years...

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January 27
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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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January 28
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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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January 29
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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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January 29
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Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize Craft Workshop

Writers House Reading Room

The Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize was endowed by Lawrence H. Bank, Esq. '65 to...

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January 29
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Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize Reading

Writers House Reading Room

 The Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize was endowed by Lawrence H. Bank, Esq. '65 to...

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January 29
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"The Rise of Sectarianism in the Middle East in an Age of...

Life Sciences 142 Auditorium

  Ussama Makdisi, Professor of History, Rice University The conventional view of sectarianism in...

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January 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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January 30
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Faculty Writers

Writers House Reading Room

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Writers House, the Faculty Center and the Writers...

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January 31
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Super Bowl Cultural WarmUp Concert

Barshinger Concert Hall

F&M Philharmonia Mahler, Symphony No. 5 Watch this concert (January 31, 2015 at 8 p.m.)

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February 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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