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 7/27/2015

A Garden for Pollinators and Research

Where grass once grew adjacent to Franklin & Marshall College's epicenter of sustainability, a pollination garden six years in the making has emerged.

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Story 7/20/2015

Guiding Students From Classroom Learner to Research...

During more than three decades of teaching and conducting scientific research at Franklin & Marshall College, Phyllis Leber has demonstrated a tireless dedication to transforming her undergraduates...

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Story 7/10/2015

Sky Supremacy: Learning to Fight the Air War over Europe

Through trial and error, aircrews in World War II had to learn how to fly new, technologically advanced airplanes and how to fight a resilient, resourceful foe in the European Theatre. The question...

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Story 7/8/2015

Women's Open Brings Acclaimed Golf Writer Ron Sirak '72 Back...

Ron Sirak '72, a veteran golf writer and much-honored journalist, returns to Lancaster this week to cover the best female players in the world during the U.S. Women's Open (USWO).

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Story 6/30/2015

Is There Danger in Radical Western and Japanese Ecological...

From nuclear power accidents to oil spills, activists are responding to the degradation around the world by adopting radical environmental views -- without an understanding of their historical...

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Story 6/24/2015

Still Life With A Bird Field Guide

Inspired after a chance encounter in the basement of a Lancaster County museum, a Franklin & Marshall professor, with help from his Hackman Scholar, is pursuing a book about birds. 

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Story 6/3/2015

Seeking to Unearth a Revolutionary War Stockade

Using remote sensing technology to detect underground features, a Franklin & Marshall College geoscience professor and his student may have helped find the whereabouts of a Revolutionary War prison...

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Story 5/28/2015

Faculty Focus

A regular recap of the achievements and published works of the faculty and professional staff at Franklin & Marshall College. 

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Story 5/26/2015

F&M Scientist Co-Leads Group Identifying Marine Life at Risk...

A new examination of marine fossils dating back 23 million years is providing scientists with clues about which oceanic animals and ecosystems in the world's coastal regions might be at natural risk...

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August 04
event 8/4/2015

Canvas Drop-In Support Session

Faculty Center

Drop-in as your schedule allows for assistance with our new course management software -- Canvas....

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August 12
event 8/12/2015

Canvas Drop-In Support Session

Faculty Center

Drop-in as your schedule allows for assistance with our new course management software -- Canvas....

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August 20
event 8/20/2015

Canvas Drop-In Support Session

Faculty Center

Drop-in as your schedule allows for assistance with our new course management software -- Canvas....

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September 01
event 9/1/2015

Faculty Center Coffee Hour

Faculty Center

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

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September 02
event 9/2/2015

Faculty Center Coffee Hour

Faculty Center

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

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September 03
event 9/3/2015

Faculty Center Coffee Hour

Faculty Center

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

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September 04
event 9/4/2015

Faculty Center Coffee Hour

Faculty Center

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

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September 08
event 9/8/2015

Faculty Center Coffee Hour

Faculty Center

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

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September 09
event 9/9/2015

Faculty Center Coffee Hour

Faculty Center

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

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September 10
event 9/10/2015

Faculty Center Coffee Hour

Faculty Center

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

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