As he showed a photograph of a massive ossuary containing the skeletal remains of tens of thousands of French and German soldiers, Mueller Fellow and Yale University Historian Jay Winter asked a Common Hour audience on Oct. 30, "Who can tell the difference between the French and German soldiers who died there?"
William Shakespeare wrote about Athenian lovers, fairies, guildsmen and a troublemaker named "Puck" for the late 16th century stage, but Schnader Theatre's fall production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" also features subtle references to a conflict fought 100 years ago.
As he has since the May primary elections, Democrat Tom Wolf maintains a double-digit leader over incumbent Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett with one week before the Nov. 4 general election. Among likely voters, Wolf is favored, 53 percent to 40 percent, according to the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll.
When Tristan Lopez isn't crunching numbers, he's crushing world records. The Franklin & Marshall College sophomore, who spent the summer as an intern at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), broke a world mark for his age and weight class during a New York powerlifting meet in July, deadlifting 500 pounds.
Brisk weather, bright autumn foliage and a plethora of bright orange pumpkins provided the picture-perfect backdrop for a Homecoming & Family Weekend that drew a record number of attendees this year.
Long fascinated by vegetation, Franklin & Marshall senior Thai "Dat" Dao applied his passion to his research and won an award for best poster at the recent regional meeting of the American Society for Plant Biology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.
Dr. Joan Fallon '79 tells a Common Hour audience that her discovery of a biomarker for autism, and multiple science patents, was 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.