12/31/2011 Staff

F&M in the News: 2011

How a small U.S. college logo became a $61million fashion empire... that has nothing to do with the academic institution it represents
The Daily Mail
December 29, 2011
A story featuring the link between the Franklin and Marshall clothing line (based in Italy) and our institution. more>

We grew up in a zoo!
Frederick News Post
December 22, 2011
In 1966, Richard Hahn '64 bought a zoo in Thurmont, Md. He and his wife, Mary Anne, raised their three children in a house on the zoo grounds, reminiscent of the new film We Bought A Zoo, based on a book by Benjamin Mee (portrayed in the film by Matt Damon). more>

Another Kind of College Sports
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 16, 2011
President Porterfield discusses the vital link between academics and athletics at Division III colleges. "Colleges like Franklin & Marshall, Haverford, and Wesleyan aim to further the intellectual growth of all our students in a climate of high achievement and individual responsibility. In that context, we appreciate the educational value of competitive sports and structure our athletic programs to maximize their contribution to learning." more>

Christie Nominates Attorney General for Judgeship
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 12, 2011
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie on Monday shuffled his Cabinet, nominating Attorney General Paula Dow '77 to become a Superior Court judge in Essex County and his chief counsel, Jeff Chiesa, to take her place. more>

The Swift Death of Letter Writing
The Sunday News
December 4, 2011
Constance Renfrow '12 and Eric Mellis '13, and Professor of English Patricia O'Hara, discuss the decline of letter-writing. more>

Beyond ‘Glory’
New York Times
November 29, 2011
Associate Professor of History Van Gosse writes about the fraught history of black soldiers in early America. more>

KIPP Enlists UH in Graduation Program
Houston Chronicle
November 15, 2011
Franklin & Marshall is one of 10 colleges in the country to partner with the KIPP charter school chain to increase support for low-income students. more>

Walking a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
November 15, 2011
In a refugee-simulation experience during a McCaskey High School staff development event, Franklin & Marshall College students took on the roles of persecutors, resettlement workers, bureaucrats, volunteers and others whose paths the refugees crossed. more>

A Wall Street Refugee's Art Takes an Acid Look at her Old World
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 10, 2011
An exhibition of the artwork of Associate Professor of Art Virginia Maksymowicz commemorates the time she worked as a secretarial temp on Wall Street. more>

Philadelphia Boxing Legend Joe Frazier Dies
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 8, 2011
The Rev. William H. Gray '63, formerly of Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia, gave Joe Frazier odd jobs at the church when he returned from the Olympics and was struggling financially. more>

Obama Pays Attention to Keystone State
USA Today
November 8, 2011
A recent Franklin & Marshall College Poll reports, "Despite his tepid support among Pennsylvania voters, President Barack Obama continues to lead his main Republican challengers." more>

Author: 'New Middle East' Needs New Policy
Sunday News
November 5, 2011
Stephen Kinzer, former New York Times foreign correspondent, said at an event held at Franklin & Marshall, "We're at a very interesting turning point in the history of the Middle East." more>

Front Line Soldiers in the Civil Rights Movement
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
November 4, 2011
A new exhibit at Franklin & Marshall focuses on African-American GIs in Germany. more>

New Franklin and Marshall President to Appear
WITF Smart Talk
November 1, 2011
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D., discusses his vision for Franklin & Marshall College and the future of higher education. more>

Far From Home: A Bhutanese Family Settles in Lancaster
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
October 31, 2011
Avery Bayard '11 volunteers to teach English to Bhutanese refugees who have settled in Northwest Lancaster. more>

In Our Schools: David Mostow
Reading Eagle
October 31, 2011
For David Mostow '75, teaching is a second career after spending 25 years as a recruitment professional. more>

Book Review: The Physics Book by Clifford Pickover
October 25, 2011
A book reviewer of The Physics Book says that Author Clifford Pickover '79, "ably describes each physics milestone in the span of one page. His language is conversational and extremely accessible, all without sacrificing accuracy." more>

Occupy Wall Street — For What?
Huffington Post
October 21, 2011
Robert Diggs '13 writes that Occupy Wall Street, "needs to regroup and find their mission. Once they have that, they should disseminate that mission to both their followers and detractors in one explicit message." more>

Penn Manor Grad Helps Teacher Fulfill Dream
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
October 20, 2011
Jake Bleacher '00 invited his former high school science teacher to participate in NASA's Desert RATS (Research and Technology Studies) program. more>

From Ancient to Modern, Plays Hold Timeless Appeal at College Theaters
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
October 20, 2011
"Electra," by Sophocles, will open with a literal Greek chorus of 12 women, one very messed-up family and questions we still ask today. Set a few years after the Trojan War in Argos, the play focuses on one extremely dysfunctional family. more>

Ancient Images of a Mother Giving Birth Found
Discovery News
October 19, 2011
A unique object was found at the Poggio Colla Fieldschool in Florence, Italy, where Franklin & Marshall students can participate in an archeological dig. The object, which could be the earliest representation of childbirth in western art, shows the head and shoulders of a baby emerging from a mother. more>

Student Curators Explore the Lives Behind the Art
Chronicle of Higher Education
October 19, 2011
The work and romance of artists William and Marguerite Zorach have captivated the imaginations of students at Franklin & Marshall College, who have produced an exhibit at the Phillips Museum entitled Zorach: Paint and Spirit. more>

The Poor Richards in Morristown…Are You Listening, Frankie?
Morristown Green
October 18, 2011
Members of the F&M A Cappella group The Poor Richards travel through their hometown Morristown, NJ, and get some feature treatment in the hometown paper. more>

New Stream Cleanup Model?
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
October 17, 2011
Dorothy Merritts and Robert Walter, professors of geosciences, made a startling discovery that has redefined what we know about water pollution. They determined that nearly 500 mills and mill ponds from long ago had transformed much of Lancaster County's waterways into virtual lakes. more>

Bluesman Corey Harris to Play a Free Concert at F&M
Sunday News
October 15, 2011
Corey Harris, known worldwide for his diverse and unique style of Rastafarian music, will play a free concert at Franklin & Marshall on Oct. 20. more>

'Generational Spillover' Shapes her Life, Art
Sunday News
October 15, 2011
Novelist Amy Tan delivered the Hausman Lecture at F&M on Oct. 20. more>

Tests Bolster Use of Holographic Radar System
Boston Globe
October 10, 2011
Tim Bechtel, adjunct professor of geosciences, explains how holographic radar software uses the Doppler effect to distinguish fast-moving objects, like artillery shells, from distractions like explosions or sea spray. more>

Passion for the Past
The Reading Eagle
October 10, 2011
Provost Ann Steiner presented "Reading Greek Vases in Reading and Beyond" at the Reading Public Museum for the event "A Celebration of Archaeology." more>

F&M to Host Zorach Exhibit
The Sunday News
October 9, 2011
Students in Associate Professor of Art History Linda Aleci's curatorial practices class are putting the finishing touches on a substantial exhibit of the art of the Zorachs, major figures in American modernism whose work has hung in several prominent museums. more>

Downstream and Dirty
The Sunday News
October 8, 2011
Acclaimed ecologist/author Sandra Steingraber, who will give a free public talk Thursday at F&M, says the way we live causes cancer. more>

‘Cream of Kohlrabi’ by Floyd Skloot
Boston Globe
October 7, 2011
A book reviewer says Floyd Skloot's '69 16th book, a short story collection, is full of "graceful and understated writing." more>

Food Business Caters Toward Helping Refugees
October 7, 2011
Director of Web Content Sri Dasgupta is interviewed about Upohar, her catering service that employees refugee women living the Lancaster area. [Video] more>

Lancaster: More than Just Amish
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 7, 2011
Located about 65 miles west of Philly, downtown Lancaster is an artsy enclave of indie shops, cafes and galleries - an evolving cultural scene that delivers plenty of action for a weekend getaway. more>

Winters' Grave Brings Admirers, Concern
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
October 7, 2011
The grave of Maj. Richard D. Winters '41, commander of the Easy Company that was made famous through the HBO mini-series "Band of Brothers," has been visited by hundreds of people from as far away as Holland and China. more>

Steve Jobs' Mantra Rooted in Buddhism: Focus and Simplicity
ABC News via Yahoo!
October 6, 2011
John Lardas Modern, assistant professor of religious studies, says the irony of Steve Jobs' spirituality was that as much as it reflected the most beautiful aspects of the products he made, those very "machines" have in some ways enslaved a generation of users. more>

New Tool Will Give Clearer Picture on College Cost
Associated Press
October 6, 2011
VP of Admissions Daniel Lugo says the net price calculator is "a good tool for parents and students of college-bound people to get a sense of what their bottom-line cost will be." more>

Books in Brief
October 5, 2011
Molecular biophysicist and inventor Clifford Pickover '79 follows his 2009 volume The Math Book with The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics. more>

Students Scrimp on Costly Books
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
October 3, 2011
Barry Bosley, associate vice president for administration, says the college has received a lot of positive feedback about textbook renting services. more>

Colleges, Synagogues Reach Out to Jewish Students at Holidays
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
October 1, 2011
Ralph Taber, associate dean of the college and Klehr Center director, explains what F&M does to help students celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. more>

A Shot in the Arm
Sunday News
October 1, 2011
Seth Mnookin, author of "The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear" who comes to campus on Thursday, says that in some ways he is an advocate for vaccines, but that he feels more like an advocate for science and an advocate for truth. more>

Celebrating Frugality
Inside Higher Ed
September 30, 2011
Deborah M. Martin '72, director of special events, explains that combining inauguration with family and homecoming weekend gave President Porterfield a chance to interact with several groups of people who might not have attended a traditional inauguration weekend and engage a wider audience in service activities that made up the heart of his inauguration. more>

Franklin & Marshall College Inaugurates New President
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
September 26, 2011
Mary Schapiro '77, chairwoman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and many others offered high praise for President Porterfield during the ceremony when he was inaugurated as the 15th president of Franklin & Marshall College. more>

Monkeys Also Reason Through Analogy, Study Shows
Science Daily
September 24, 2011
A study carried out by co-author Roger Thompson, professor of psychology, shows that monkeys are capable of making analogies. more>

Walking the Line Between Activist and Scold
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
September 22, 2011
Indie filmmaker of the anti-fracking documentary "Gasland" Josh Fox told a class of F&M students "If you're freaked out by this, you should be." more>

Pa. Republicans Weigh New Electoral College Plan
Talk of the Nation, NPR
September 21, 2011
G. Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs, discusses the possible political strategies behind a proposed change to the Pa. Electoral College. more>

Apple's Mousetrap
September 20, 2011
Associate Professor of Psychology Tony Chemero devised a clever experiment to test Heidegger's concept of readiness-to-hand. more>

The Talking Cure at Work in Contemporary YA Fiction
The Millions
September 20, 2011
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English Kabi Hartman writes that, "YA novels involving teen protagonists and their therapists suggest that adolescents are vulnerable and in need of adult intervention." more>

Calculating Costs and Benefits
Inside Higher Ed
September 20, 2011
Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Daniel R. Lugo says that the net price calculator, "is a win for the consumer, and I think long-term it's a win for institutions that actually do provide competitive financial aid." more>

F&M Chaplain Works Across Faith Lines
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
September 17, 2011
College Chaplain Susan Minasian says, "My role is to cultivate a multi-cultural atmosphere, to foster the value of critical thinking in a liberal arts culture." more>

New Challenges to Gas Drilling
The Wall Street Journal
September 12, 2011
The Franklin & Marshall College Poll found that 66 percent of Pa. residents had a favorable opinion of the natural gas industry. more>

Glow Cat: Fluorescent Green Felines Could Help Study of HIV
The Guardian
September 11, 2011
Eric Poeschla, M.D. '80 has produced a genetically modified cat that may aid HIV research. more>

The Net Price Calculator: Financial Aid ‘Game-Changer’?
The New York Times
September 9, 2011
Daniel Lugo, vice president and dean of admission and financial aid, says the net price calculator is a "game changer" for families researching colleges and gives some pointers for users. more>

University Presidents Welcome Students Back to Campus
The Washington Post
September, 2011
President Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D, is included in a slideshow that features college presidents who personally welcome students and their families to campus. more>

Concertante Ponders its Musical 'Mission' in its 15th Season
September 8, 2011
Doris Hall-Gulati, coordinator of F&M’s Sound Horizons series and an artist-in-residence, explains why she chose Concertante to come to campus. more>

Like Former Mayors, a Statue Fades From View
New York Times
September 5, 2011
A statue of former New York City mayor Abraham De Peyster that sits on the edge of F&M campus has an unusual story. more>

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