William Shakespeare wrote about Athenian lovers, fairies, guildsmen and a troublemaker named "Puck" for the late 16th century stage, but Schnader Theatre's fall production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" also features subtle references to a conflict fought 100 years ago.
Mathematicians say math is applicable to anything, and this fall's joint math colloquium series at Franklin & Marshall College features two speakers who intend to demonstrate how it applies to obesity and origami.
Time is a "goon," says author Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for "A Visit from the Goon Squad" and is this year's Hausman Lecturer. On Oct. 28, she will read from her works at the Ann and Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts. The free event begins at 8 p.m. and is sponsored by Richard and Edna Hausman and hosted by Franklin & Marshall College's English Department.
With the promise of crisp fall weather and a schedule of events as long as a football field, this year's Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 24-26, already is shaping up to be one of the best ever for Franklin & Marshall College.
A Franklin & Marshall biology professor and her two research students are along the rural Pennsylvania-Maryland border, studying the threatened State Line Serpentine Barrens, one of the world's most unusual ecosystems, home to plant species that grow only in its gravelly soil.
Eight months after playing a lead role at a special White House summit on access to higher education in America, Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield on Sept. 22 addressed the White House's STEM Education Workshop at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he called on colleges and universities to seek out and recruit more minorities and women to STEM fields.
Always creating new opportunities, technology is now providing another means by which colleges can obtain greater academic research and institutional support. The latest is crowdfunding, a social media appeal to the public for donations, which more and more colleges, including Franklin & Marshall College, have adopted.
To commemorate the centenary of one of the largest military conflicts to engulf the world, Franklin & Marshall College this academic year offers a series of events, from lectures and reading groups to exhibits and music, reflecting on World War I and its aftermath.
American Studies Professor Daniel Frick, with assistance from two Hackman Scholars, Courtney Rinden and Erin Moyer, has been painstakingly reviewing transcripts of the Nixon/Frost interviews for a follow-up to his first book on former U.S. President Richard Nixon.