Since the exhibition's opening on Sept. 13, the Franklin & Marshall College community has found much to enjoy in "The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society." Faculty in art, history, and science are using the landscapes in various contexts, from aesthetic to historic to environmental.
Nick Turse, author of "Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam," spoke to a Franklin & Marshall College audience at a Nov. 4 public lecture series, "Irregular War: Guerrillas, Partisans, Bandits, and Mujahedeen," about the hundred of atrocities that occurred during that war.
Stuart Pimsler, a Class of 1971 graduate who, as co-director of the nationally renowned Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, will share his experiences this week while in Franklin & Marshall College residency. He and his co-director wife, Suzanne Costello, will meet with classes on campus Nov. 5, 6 and 8 to discuss using various forms of artistic expression -- from dance and motion to music and storytelling, all of it in performance -- in fields ranging from the arts to public health to writing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.