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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.


Searching for Bursts of Light Billions of Years Old

Franklin & Marshall Hackman Scholar Kristina Rolph and Associate Professor of Astronomy Fronefield Crawford are looking for radio pulsars in neighboring galaxy M33, in their search for cosmological transient sources of radio emission from the early universe.


Video: F&M Homecoming & Family Weekend 2013 brings alumni and parents home

This highlights video shows graduates of Franklin & Marshall College, joined by parents, friends and family of current F&M students coming together as a community for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2013, which took place Oct. 4-6.


'Talent Rises In America,' F&M's Porterfield Tells National NBC News Summit on Education

Speaking at a national event Monday that brought together leaders in higher education, Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield showcased the College as forceful and deliberate in pursuing efforts to actively seek, prepare and enroll America's untapped academic talent pool -- the low-income, high-achieving student.