Lost amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the reality of the daily lives of the people living in the Middle East, say Franklin & Marshall College faculty, who have assembled a series films this semester that examines those lives. "The Cultures Behind the Conflict: Israeli and Palestinian Narratives in Film." It starts with "Ajami," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in Stahr Auditorium at Stager Hall.
Several noted scholars will explore the sometimes unexpected outcomes of altruism as part of a semester-long lecture series at Franklin & Marshall College this spring. "Perspectives on Humanitarianism" will examine philanthropic initiatives in Palestine, Iraq, Colombia, and India and their effects on the communities in each country.
Since the start of the 2013-14 academic year, Franklin & Marshall College has celebrated the life and words of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. A photo series shows the speeches and readings that were made on King's birthday on Monday, Jan. 20.
On Jan. 29, in the Schnader Theatre of F&M's Roschel Performing Arts Center, former President Richard Nixon advisers Andy Rouse '49 and Geoff Shepard will discuss their roles in creating the President's Advisory Council on Executive Reorganization and the council's enduring significance during a Nixon Legacy Forum, "Creation of the Modern Presidency."
Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield urged a group of influential college and university leaders, gathered for a Higher Education Summit at the White House Jan. 16, to recognize and recruit the high-achieving academic talent in the nation's low-income student populations.
As part of President Barack Obama's Summit on Higher Education at the White House today, Thursday, Jan. 16, the Posse Foundation announced that 10 of the nation’s top colleges and universities, including Franklin & Marshall, collectively will provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarships for 500 students during the next five years.
For the third time this academic year, Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D., will present the College’s perspective on important issues in higher education before a national audience when he participates in a Higher Education Summit at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Theresa Bernstein had lived in three centuries, her work spanned the length of the 20th century, and now a retrospective exhibition of many of those works, "Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art," runs from Feb. 7 to April 12 in the Leonard and Mildred Rothman Gallery of The Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College.
For F&M Players, Franklin & Marshall College's student theater company, braving the polar winds of January wasn't as challenging as preparing their production of "Into The Woods," the 1986 musical by F&M alumnus James Lapine '71.
A scholar's research journey can lead to something more promising than what he first sought to discover. And so it was for Joel Eigen, Franklin & Marshall's Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, who has received a one-year fellowship from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) to complete his decades-long research on crime and mental illness.