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A Fascination with Vegetation Leads to a Rare Honor

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.


The Art of Disruption: Finding Opportunities in the Spaces

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.


Science Faculty Secure Vital Funding in Competitive Grant Market

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.


Using Mathematical Equations to Understand Obesity, Origami

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. 


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Jennifer Egan Coming to Campus

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.


Homecoming & Family Weekend 2014 Expected To Be Best Yet

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.


To Understand a Little Known, But Unique Ecosystem

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.


Creating New Knowledge in the Depths of an Alpine Lake

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.


Faculty Focus

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.


Farm Manager: Think About What You Eat, How It Was Produced

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.