Lost amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the reality of the daily lives of the people living in the Middle East, say Franklin & Marshall College faculty, who have assembled a series films this semester that examines those lives. "The Cultures Behind the Conflict: Israeli and Palestinian Narratives in Film." It starts with "Ajami," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in Stahr Auditorium at Stager Hall.
As part of President Barack Obama's Summit on Higher Education at the White House today, Thursday, Jan. 16, the Posse Foundation announced that 10 of the nation’s top colleges and universities, including Franklin & Marshall, collectively will provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarships for 500 students during the next five years.
Theresa Bernstein had lived in three centuries, her work spanned the length of the 20th century, and now a retrospective exhibition of many of those works, "Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art," runs from Feb. 7 to April 12 in the Leonard and Mildred Rothman Gallery of The Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College.
For F&M Players, Franklin & Marshall College's student theater company, braving the polar winds of January wasn't as challenging as preparing their production of "Into The Woods," the 1986 musical by F&M alumnus James Lapine '71.
Thirteen students participated a creative writing contest using the Phillips Museum of Art's current exhibit, "The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society" as their prompt. The contest, organized by the College's Philadelphia Alumni Writers House and titled "Writing the River," sought to engage students and foster discussion about art across various disciplines.
After spending a gap year in Guatemala, junior Anna Folz was inspired to start the student-run group Impulso, which aims to provide solar stoves to Guatemalan families so they can cook food with the heat of the sun rather than using costly firewood.
Two strategic leaders will join Franklin & Marshall's offices of College Advancement and Communications to support the College's efforts to ensure the institution maintains a strong position among its many stakeholders.
Four Franklin & Marshall College faculty, from the fields of American studies, history, government and public policy, reflect on why the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago continues to resonate for so many Americans.
Four area college presidents visited Franklin & Marshall College to discuss the topic of "Higher Education in Lancaster (and beyond)" at the Nov. 14 Common Hour. F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield introduced the panel that included John Anderson of Millersville University, Carol Lytch of Lancaster Theological Seminary, John "Ski" Sygielski of Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and William Griscom of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
Stuart Pimsler, a Class of 1971 graduate who, as co-director of the nationally renowned Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, will share his experiences this week while in Franklin & Marshall College residency. He and his co-director wife, Suzanne Costello, will meet with classes on campus Nov. 5, 6 and 8 to discuss using various forms of artistic expression -- from dance and motion to music and storytelling, all of it in performance -- in fields ranging from the arts to public health to writing.