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Math Speaker Series to Feature Peter Brooksbank

Peter Brooksbank, professor of mathematics at Bucknell University, will deliver his address titled “What Do You Mean, It’s Hard?” on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. in Quigley Hall’s Henderson Auditorium as part of the Spring 2017 Math Speaker Series at Allegheny College. The event is free and open to the public.

Brooksbank will discuss what is known as the “P ≠ NP Problem,” arguably the most important open problem in mathematics and computer science. (more…)

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Meadville Volunteer Tax Assistance Program to Begin February 6

The Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will begin preparing free 2016 federal, state, and local tax returns for Meadville or Crawford County residents on February 6.

VITA is a free tax preparation service available for Meadville or Crawford County residents who made $54,000 or less in 2016. VITA can help those who have trouble filing their taxes, have not filed taxes, or have tax questions. (more…)

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RESCHEDULED: Rodriguez to Speak About Equity in IDEAS Lecture Series

Please note: This event has been rescheduled to April 6 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Quigley Hall. 

Dr. Liliana Rodriguez will speak about equity as part of Allegheny College’s ongoing IDEAS Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Quigley Hall. The event, hosted by the college’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access & Social Justice (IDEAS) Center, is free and open to the public.

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Single Voice Reading Series Features Poet Afaa Weaver

Acclaimed poet Afaa Michael Weaver will read from his work as part of the 2016-17 Single Voice Reading Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Tillotson Room of Allegheny College’s Tippie Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Weaver’s fourteen collections of poetry include “My Father’s Geography,” “Timber and Prayer,” “Multitudes,” and the three books that make up “The Plum Flower Trilogy.”  Weaver will be launching his newest book of poetry, “Spirit Boxing,” at his reading on Allegheny’s campus. (more…)

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High School Bands To Perform In 34th Annual Crawford County-Allegheny College High School Band Festival

One hundred and sixty-one musicians from seven Crawford County high schools will come together as one band to participate in the 34th Annual Crawford County-Allegheny College High School Band Festival on Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4.

The festival will culminate in a free, public concert on Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Allegheny’s Shafer Auditorium, following all-day rehearsal on Feb. 3 and rehearsal on the morning of Feb. 4. Participating schools include Cambridge Springs Jr./Sr. High School, Cochranton Jr./Sr. High School, Conneaut Area Senior High School, Maplewood Jr./Sr. High School, Meadville Area Senior High School, Saegertown Jr./Sr. High School, and Titusville High School.

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Allegheny College Dance and Movement Studies Program To Offer Ballroom Dancing Classes

Allegheny College’s Dance and Movement Studies program will be offering a series of community ballroom lessons starting on Monday, Jan. 16. Classes will be taught by Dance and Movement Studies faculty Betsy Sumerfield and will be held in the Montgomery Performance Space on Mondays from 6:45 to 8 p.m.

Cost is $60 per person or $100 per couple for a total of 10 lessons. Participants are asked to wear socks or ballroom shoes.

For more information, call 814-332-2813.

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Professor Angela Keysor to Deliver Weiss Faculty Lecture

Angela Keysor, assistant professor of history at Allegheny College, will speak on “Racial Borders of Belonging: Community Networks of Care, African Americans and Citizenship in Massachusetts, 1780–1810,” as part of the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series for 2016–17. The free, public talk is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in Room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center.

In her lecture, Keysor will discuss the experiences of African American residents of Charlestown, Massachusetts, to argue that after the Revolutionary War, local health care networks within Massachusetts transitioned into racialized welfare processes. Keysor will explore how, as a result of two court cases that created legal confusion, Massachusetts selectmen used arguments over money to construct substantial differences in the welfare a town gave to their white and black residents.

The Weiss Lecture Series showcases research conducted by Allegheny professors.

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Rodriguez to Speak About Equity in IDEAS Lecture Series

Dr. Liliana Rodriguez will speak about equity as part of Allegheny College’s ongoing IDEAS Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Quigley Hall. The event, hosted by the college’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access & Social Justice (IDEAS) Center, is free and open to the public. (more…)

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Justice Advocate to Present Keynote Address During Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Naim Edwards, a former Peace Corps volunteer who is involved in the water, land and food justice movements, will present a keynote address as part of Allegheny College’s weeklong celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The free, public talk will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Tippie Alumni Center on the Allegheny campus.

Edwards will discuss themes of justice, anti-racism work and environmental and food sustainability. He lives in Detroit and is the garden designer and program manager for Voices for Earth Justice, promoting and managing urban and community gardens and sustainable food systems. (more…)

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Allegheny Galleries Present ‘Persuasion’

The art galleries of Allegheny College will exhibit “Persuasion,” a survey of government-sponsored efforts at persuasion in the 20th century through the use of graphic art. The exhibit will open with a reception in the galleries on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. and will continue through Feb. 21.

All of the works included “Persuasion” were made to shape public opinion. Whether the pieces led individuals toward a singular, shared worldview in line with a government’s agenda or resulted instead in public rejection of an agenda, the propagandistic elements influenced opinion simply through their creation and presentation. The exhibit includes WWII posters from the college’s permanent collection, photographs from the Farm Security Administration, and serigraphs from Puerto Rico’s Division of Community Education.

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