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April 28, 2008 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Inside her Ursinus College lab, biology professor Rebecca Roberts dons rubber gloves and watches as her students inject spleen samples from mice with a reactive substance. It's part of Roberts' eight years of work on bisphenol A, an ingredient in plastics ranging from reusable food containers to eyeglass lenses to CDs. It's also part of her life as a mom: Many baby bottles contain BPA. "I wholeheartedly believe there are serious concerns with this compound," she says, thoughtfully fingering a test tube partly filled with the white, powdery substance.
NEWS
April 28, 2008 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Inside her Ursinus College lab, biology professor Rebecca Roberts dons rubber gloves and watches as her students inject spleen samples from mice with a reactive substance. It's part of Roberts' eight years of work on bisphenol A, an ingredient in plastics ranging from reusable food containers to eyeglass lenses to CDs. It's also part of her life as a mom: Many baby bottles contain BPA. "I wholeheartedly believe there are serious concerns with this compound," she says, thoughtfully fingering a test tube partly filled with the white, powdery substance.
SPORTS
April 15, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
The top players from the region's small colleges will be honored by the Herb Good Basketball Club on Monday. Nick Shattuck of Ursinus College yesterday was named the Philadelphia-area player of the year. He and seven others will be honored as the all-Philadelphia-area team. They are: Ed Braswell of Cheyney; Matt Byrnes of Rowan; Keith Dundas of the University of the Sciences; Dante Blanton-Holcombe of Lincoln; Malcolm Ingram of Philadelphia University; Ian McCormick of Swarthmore; and Michael Sturns of Holy Family.
NEWS
July 11, 2007 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gladys C. Pearlstine, 88, a civic-minded dynamo who infused energy and perspective into social and educational issues in Montgomery County, died Monday of cardiac arrest at Bryn Mawr Hospital. A longtime resident of Collegeville, she moved to the Quadrangle in Haverford in 1992. She was the widow of Raymond Pearlstine, a prominent Norristown lawyer, who died in 2000. After graduating from Ambler High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1940 from the University of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
April 4, 2006
Testing collegians Re: "Colleges pushed to prove worth," March 28: I am disturbed that a Bush administration commission is seriously considering standardized testing as a solution for increased college and university accountability. As a college student, I can easily say that the things I have learned so far in my college experience go beyond how to write a good essay (which one proposed test would evaluate). Some of the most important things I've learned - such as leadership, responsibility and creativity - cannot be measured by a test.
NEWS
February 23, 2006 | By Nancy Petersen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lois Murphy took her congressional campaign to Ursinus College yesterday and announced her plan for ethics and lobbying reform. Before 25 students in a political science class, Murphy said that if elected, she would accept no travel or gifts from lobbyists, nor would she meet with them in secret. Murphy is seeking the Democratic nomination in the Sixth Congressional District, now represented by Republican Jim Gerlach. The two squared off in 2004 in what was one of the closest congressional contests in the country.
NEWS
December 21, 2005 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Richard P. Richter, 74, president emeritus of Ursinus College, died Friday of lung cancer at the Frederick Mennonite Retirement Community near Schwenksville. Mr. Richter headed Ursinus from 1976 until 1994. He earned a bachelor's degree from the college in 1953 and 12 years later joined the faculty as an English instructor and alumni secretary. He was offered a position, his daughter Karen said, after a college administrator admired his writing style in a commentary piece he wrote for the alumni magazine.
NEWS
June 26, 2005 | By DAN REIMOLD INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ursinus College sophomore Lane Taylor, often referred to as a sexual Sherpa, a queen of the obscene, and even "a dictionary of sin," is spending her summer researching and writing about sexual healing, the dangers of douching, and how to get the most fulfillment from the sexual experience. It's all in preparation for fall semester and the continuation of her extracurricular vocation, the one that has caused her head shot to be plastered on dorm-room walls. The one that has caused her to be stopped frequently and asked questions about orgasms, urinary tract infections and contraception, even once while she was in the student center giving blood.
SPORTS
June 20, 2005 | By Rob Parent INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
There is no reason to think that Drew Adams - or any other high school senior - would have heard of Wally Pipp. Pipp, of course, was a veteran New York Yankees first baseman who in 1925 asked to sit out a game because of a headache, opening the door for a young player named Lou Gehrig in the Yankees lineup. All Gehrig did was go on to become a baseball legend, in part because he established a record for consecutive games played, broken since then by Cal Ripken. In the local lacrosse version of that familiar story, Adams is a sophomore lacrosse goalie at Springfield High in Delaware County, playing behind a talented senior, Matt Orlando.
NEWS
February 27, 2005 | By Victoria Donohoe INQUIRER ART CRITIC
"Modern Impressions," a highly selective but revealing show of Japanese prints at Ursinus College, is more about memory and continuity than about up-to-the-minute concerns. A model of its kind, the display shows 72 post-World War II Japanese prints by 36 artists. The works, which were given to the college by Leo and Mary Corazza and Philip and Muriel Berman, focus on the period from 1950 to 1980. It's high time that Japanese prints from the third quarter of the 20th century - works that first began to be collected by Westerners during the postwar occupation of Japan - received their place in the limelight.
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