John Lardas Modern, associate professor of religious studies at Franklin & Marshall, studies the relationship between prayer and technology. He is conducting research for a book, tentatively titled "The Religion Machine," about the "profound role" he says technology plays in the practice and study of prayer.
Margaret Hazlett, senior associate dean of student affairs at Bowdoin College, has been named Franklin & Marshall College's new Dean of the College. She will join F&M's senior leadership team in early July 2013.
Olympic champion Kayla Harrison, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who went on to become the first American to win the gold medal in judo in 2012, will deliver the keynote address at a student-organized "Take Back the Night" event, Wednesday, April 10, at Franklin & Marshall College. Members of the public and the media are invited to Harrison's talk, but the testimonial portion of the event is not public.
A group of 20 students and staff spent their vacation sorting and distributing furniture, dismantling flooring, installing drywall and spackling walls in houses throughout Staten Island in areas that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.
Special Studies major Eric Mellis '13 examined whether honeybees could be trained to avoid plants treated with herbicide during an independent study with Sarah Dawson, director of the Wohlsen Center for the Sustainable Environment at Franklin & Marshall College.
F&M's Department of Earth & Environment organizes a field trip to Hawaii for students to experience one of the most geologically active places on the planet.
An all-student cast will perform "Orlando," 7:30 p.m. April 4-7 at the Schnader Theater of the Roschel Performing Arts Center at Franklin & Marshall. The play, by Sarah Rhul, is adapted from Virginia Woolf's acclaimed novel "Orlando: A Biography."
A panel of experts on banking, politics and the state economy will discuss "Building the New Economy" at a forum slated for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Franklin & Marshall College.
Melanne S. Verveer, the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women's issues and also chief of staff to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Clinton administration, will deliver Franklin & Marshall College's Commencement address Saturday, May 11.
Cornel West, the celebrated professor and prominent voice on issues relating to social and economic justice, race and black theology, told students, "Examine yourself. Scrutinize yourself," during a talk titled "The Struggle Continues," as part of F&M's weekly Common Hour series and Civil Rights Week.