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  • Parents E-Newsletter, October 2014
  • There is much talk about college rankings at this time of year! As President Porterfield recently wrote to alumni, "We all know the limits of rankings, but we also know that they shape public perception of the College, and it’s a point of pride when our standing rises." So we were all pleased to learn that F&M ranked 37th in this year’s U.S. News Best Colleges report...  more »

News from F&M

    • A Fascination with Vegetation Leads to a Rare Honor
    • October 24, 2014 10:50 AM
    • 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
    • October 23, 2014 3:39 PM
    • 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
    • October 15, 2014 1:45 PM
    • 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
    • October 10, 2014 9:54 AM
    • 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
    • October 10, 2014 8:53 AM
    • 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.

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Upcoming Events for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Franklin & Marshall

October 24 - 26, 2014

Homecoming &
Family Weekend

On Campus

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October 30, 2014

A Conversation with President Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

Philadelphia, PA

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October 30, 2014

Reception with F&M Regional Dean of Admission Tom Mariano

Chicago, IL

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November 3, 2014

Growing in Leadership: Styles and Strategies

On Campus

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November 6, 2014

Council for Women of F&M Gathering

New York, NY

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November 11, 2014

A Conversation with President Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

San Francisco, CA

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November 11, 2014

F&M Alumni Speed Mentoring Experience and Reception

Baltimore, MD

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November 13, 2014

F&M New Jersey Chapter Toasts the Class of 2014

Jersey City, NJ

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November 15, 2014

An F&M Dining Experience with MyFoodWorks.com Founder Sarah Waybright '06

Washington, DC

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December 4, 2014

F&M Holiday Gathering: "The Nutcracker" at the Boston Opera House

Boston, MA

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December 7, 2014

Celebrate the Holidays with a Performance by F&M Brass, Chorus and Chamber Singers

On Campus

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December 13, 2014

Celebrate the Holidays with Professor Lynn Brooks, Emily Hawk '16 and "The Nutcracker"

Philadelphia, PA

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January 3, 2015

Costumes of Downton Abbey, Yuletide Tours & Tea with Professor Ted Pearson at Winterthur

Wilmington, DE

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