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You are viewing 10 posts for June 2014

UK Exchange Program Offers Students Valuable Research, Life Opportunities

Charlotte Petrie and Sophie O'Reilly, students from England's Chichester University, arrived at Franklin& Marshall College in June to research their American history projects while F&M Junior Danny Pellegrino went to Chichester in May to work on his British history project, part of a three-year-old student exchange program between the two institutions. 


Investigating Infanticide in Late 19th Century Northern Mexico

During her research on family, community and law in early 19th century Mexico, Assistant Professor of History Laura Shelton came across an unusual series of infant murders committed more than a century earlier. The cases intrigued her and now Shelton, along with two Franklin & Marshall College Hackman scholars, are investigating the deaths for a research project. 


Prestigious Sanders Prize in Philosophy Awarded to F&M's Kroll

Franklin & Marshall Assistant Professor of Philosophy Nick Kroll knew it was a long shot going in, but he wanted to submit his essay to provoke dialogue on the modern necessity of an archaic form of thought. He did, winning an esteemed award in the field of philosophy, the 2014 Marc Sanders Prize in Metaphysics.  


Franklin & Marshall Trustees Decide to Arm Campus Police

Beginning in September, Franklin & Marshall College will equip its sworn campus police officers in the Department of Public Safety with side arms to safeguard the safety and security of members of the campus community.


VIDEO: Reunion Weekend 2014 Highlights

In this video, F&M alumni celebrate their joyful return to campus for Reunion Weekend 2014 from June 6-8.


Reunion Weekend Strikes A Nostalgic Chord for 1,200 Alumni

A warmth borne of sunlight and fond memories bathed the campus of Franklin & Marshall College as alumni and their families gathered June 6-8 for Reunion Weekend 2014.


International Meeting on Moving Images and the Mind Comes to Campus

Subjects from violence and filmmaking morals to reality TV and the Amish will occupy more than 70 scholars in such disciplines as philosophy, brain science, sociology, and cognitive psychology when they converge on Franklin & Marshall College to share papers and presentations during the annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image June 11-14.


Can We Be 'Too Clean?' Exploring Resistance to Asthma Among Amish

Exposure to certain environmental and social elements appears to reduce the likelihood of asthma, according to a recently released study based on survey data collected by Franklin & Marshall College.


Lenfest Grant Bolsters Successful College Advising Program

The Philadelphia-based Lenfest Foundation has awarded $300,000 to the Pennsylvania College Advising Corps (PCAC) to allow F&M to expand PCAC to reach more students. The foundation's grant -- the second $300,000, three-year grant Lenfest has made to PCAC -- will be divided evenly over three years to support the program.


Relief Group Contributes to Rebirth of Storm-Ravaged Staten Island

Eight members of F&M's Catastrophic Relief Alliance spent three days working with a nonprofit group to restore a Staten Island, N.Y., home ravaged by Super Storm Sandy in 2012.