Dr. Joan Fallon '79 tells a Common Hour audience that her discovery of a biomarker for autism, and multiple science patents, were accomplished because her liberal arts education taught her to question conventional assumptions and helped broaden her views and understanding of the world.
At a time when federal grants are becoming increasingly scarce, four Franklin & Marshall science professors each have been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for disease-related research that together total nearly $800,000.
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.
High in the Canadian Rockies, a Franklin & Marshall student researcher and two of her biology professors arrive before dawn at turquoise Moraine Lake in Canada’s Banff National Park. Her work is part of a larger project the two professors have been working on for the better part of a decade.
Now available, the September Faculty Focus, a regular recap of the achievements and published works of the faculty and professional staff at Franklin & Marshall College.
Jeff Moyer, farm manager at Rodale Institute, told the Common Hour audience on Sept. 25 that conventional farming -- with its over-tilling that robs soil of nutrients and its reliance on chemicals -- has taken the magic, and much of the quality nutrition, out of food.
With little more than a month before the Nov. 4 election, Democrat Tom Wolf maintains a double-digit lead over incumbent Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett among likely voters, 54 percent to 34 percent, according to the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll.