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You are viewing 18 posts for October 2013

New Technologies Changing Views of the Brain, Alum Tells F&M Crowd

As new technologies prompt new questions for scientists, our understanding of the brain is fundamentally changing, said Franklin & Marshall alumnus Alan Leshner, a psychology professor and presidential appointee at the National Science Board. He spoke Thursday on "Neuroscience, the Public and Public Policy" at the College's weekly Common Hour.


F&M Poll: Gov. Corbett Struggles For Voter Support

One in five registered voters in Pennsylvania approve of the job Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is doing, and 61 percent believe the state is "off on the wrong track," according to the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll.


F&M to Host Division III Club Water Polo Championship

Franklin & Marshall College will go up against the University of California – Santa Cruz this weekend as the College hosts the 2013 Men's Water Polo Division III National Collegiate Club Championship for the first time. The Diplomats will play the first game of the two-day tournament, at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Kunkel Aquatic Center in the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center. 


Hackman Scholars Help Bring Historic Records to Public

In August 2013, when the Junior League of Lancaster approached Franklin & Marshall College about relocating and digitizing the league's historic records, it could only hope the project would be completed in time for the league's 90th anniversary this November. F&M came through with alacrity.


Acclaimed Physicist Brian Greene Urges F&M Crowd to Think Broadly

Physicist and Mathematician Brian Greene told a Franklin & Marshall College audience at Thursday's Common Hour in Mayser Gymnasium that willingness and courage to think differently has led to deeper theories about the universe. "We live in a remarkable time," Greene said. 


Life's a Wave; How You Ride It is Quantum Physics

Franklin & Marshall College alumnus, author and physicist Kunal Das '95 discusses how to answer questions from business to relationships with quantum physics. Das returns to F&M at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, to explain his theory at a Joint Math Colloquium.


F&M Brings Award-Winning 'Spring Awakening' to Roschel Stage

A Franklin & Marshall College production of the award-winning rock musical "Spring Awakening,"  which will take audiences into the tumultuous world of adolescence and coming of age in 19th-century Germany,   will be presented by the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film Thursday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 27, in Roschel Performing Arts Center.


From Ancient to Modern, the Practice of Meditation Endures

David McMahan, Franklin & Marshall College's Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies, told a Common Hour audience on Thursday, Oct. 17, that meditation works, in his lecture on "Meditation in Context: From Ancient Buddhist Monastery to Modern Psychologist's Office."


F&M's Volunteer Tax Preparers Ready for Tax Season's Return

A student-initiated program at Franklin & Marshall that has returned more than $1.5 million in state and federal tax refunds to Lancaster County's low-income residents is gearing up for its fifth year.


Video: Watch Porterfield Share F&M's Vision on NBC's Education Nation, Oct. 7

F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield was one of four college presidents nationwide participating as a panelist in NBCUniversal Newsgroup's "Education Nation" Summit 2013 Oct. 6-8 in New York City.