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'The Pope and Mussolini' Author To Speak at F&M April 7

Author and scholar David Kertzer will discuss the relationship between Pope Pius XI and Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini in the 1920s and 30s -- and how it changed the world -- during a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium at Franklin & Marshall College.


F&M's Lotfipour '12 Awarded Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

Franklin & Marshall College alumna Mona Lotfipour '12 has been awarded the prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, given each year to a select group of students attending many of America's finest academic institutions including Harvard, Yale and Stanford universities.


F&M Student Studies The Desert to Understand Mars

In summer 2013 Franklin & Marshall College senior Ryan Samuels trekked to the American Southwest, where he spent a month studying geological characteristics of volcanoes in New Mexico. His goal was to use the knowledge gained in the desert to better understand volcanic formations on Mars.


Democratic Candidates for Governor to Participate in Televised F&M Forum

Franklin & Marshall College's Center for Politics and Public Affairs will host a forum May 1 with the four candidates vying for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination – three weeks before the party's primary. 


Inaugural Poet Blanco Urges F&M Students to Embrace Poetry

Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, shared stories of his life through his poems with a Franklin & Marshall College audience on March 27 and urged students to "give poetry a place in your life."


Remembrance: F&M Community to Read Names of Holocaust Victims

The Franklin & Marshall College community will remember the victims of the Holocaust in an annual student-led event, the 24-hour reading of a few hundred thousand of those 6 million names, from 7 p.m., March 25, to 7 p.m., March 26. 


F&M Researchers Unravel A Medieval Manuscript Mystery

Associate Professor of Classics Shawn O'Bryhim approached two of his Franklin & Marshall College students last spring with a mystery for an independent study project -- uncover the meaning of a short manuscript that dated to the 15th century.


Former Department Chair Joel Martin Returns to F&M as New Provost

Joel Martin, Ph.D., former chair of Franklin & Marshall College's Department of Religious Studies and current vice provost for academic personnel and dean of the faculty at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, will return to the College in mid-summer to become F&M's next provost and dean of the faculty.


Geological Society of America Conference in Lancaster Features F&M Faculty, Students, Alumni

Franklin & Marshall College's geoscience students, alumni and faculty are among the participants and organizers of a mid-March event that will draw 1,200 geologists, environmental and other scientists to the Lancaster County Convention Center for the annual meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America.

 

Scholar at Risk Naila Al Atrash to Give Talk at F&M International Women's Week

Syrian director Naila Al Atrash, a human rights activist who fled persecution in her home country for her teaching of critical theatre, will deliver the keynote address and visit with students as part of Franklin & Marshall College's celebration of International Women’s Week.