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F&M Students Promote Youth Involvement in Ivory Coast

Efforts to help local communities in the Ivory Coast city of Bouake rebuild in the aftermath of two separate civil wars have earned two Franklin & Marshall College students a prestigious Projects for Peace grant.


F&M Students Explore Impact of Iraq War on Local Veterans, Immigrants

With a well-established community of veterans and an influx of new Iraqi immigrants, the Lancaster area has experienced the lasting effects of the Iraq War in a way that provided a group of Franklin & Marshall College students a unique glimpse into the personal costs of war.


F&M Students Selected for State Department's Critical Language Scholarship

Two Franklin & Marshall College students have been selected for the U.S. Department of State's prestigious Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic abroad.


F&M Chemistry Professor Developing Toxin-Sensing System

A Franklin & Marshall College science professor, with assistance from her students, is working to perfect a procedure that could one day identify pollutants that are difficult to detect. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Christine Phillips-Piro said determining whether a stream, lake or field is contaminated with certain toxic chemicals may one day be as easy as shaking a test tube containing a water or soil sample.


F&M's First TEDx Event to Explore 'Trials and Triumphs of the Underdog'

A researcher who founded a company to advance the treatment of autism, a psychologist who helps trauma survivors from Guantanamo Bay, the founder of a national charter school network that teaches students from low-income communities how to succeed in college, and a recent graduate who has helped immigrants achieve political asylum will explore "The Trials and Triumphs of the Underdog" in Franklin & Marshall College's first TEDx event.


Primatologist and Conservationist Jane Goodall to Give Talk at F&M April 18

Jane Goodall, whose landmark studies of wild chimpanzees in what is today Tanzania revolutionized primate research and conservation efforts worldwide, will give  talk at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Mayser Gymnasium at Franklin & Marshall College.


Performance Artist Chin Keynote for F&M's 'Take Back the Night' April 17

A performance by award-winning poet and activist Staceyann Chin and a vigilant march around campus will be the central events in Franklin & Marshall College's revamped observance of "Take Back the Night," which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Barshinger Center for Musical Arts.


Scholar at Risk Naila Al Atrash to Give Talk at F&M International Women's Week

Syrian director Naila Al Atrash, a human rights activist who fled persecution in her home country for her teaching of critical theatre, will deliver the keynote address and visit with students as part of Franklin & Marshall College's celebration of International Women’s Week.


ABC Anchor Stephanopoulos to Deliver F&M Commencement Address

Host of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" and anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America," George Stephanopoulos, will deliver Franklin & Marshall College's Commencement address Saturday, May 10.


 


Innovation Challenge Tests Creative Thinking on a Deadline

Since launching three years ago, the Franklin Innovation Challenge has charged Franklin & Marshall students with creating inventive business plans to solve pressing social needs in their communities. This year, the contest has undergone an innovation itself -- with a new, timed format designed to inspire even more groundbreaking results and provide real hands-on experience.