Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield, who has been recognized by The White House and other organizations for his national leadership in improving college access for high-achieving students from underserved populations, will receive the Eugene M. Lang Lifetime Achievement Award from the "I Have A Dream" Foundation at its annual Spring Gala June 10.
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.
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.
Two Franklin & Marshall College students have been selected for the U.S. Department of State's prestigious Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic abroad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.