Academics, Publications & Research

Academics, Publications & Research reports on the professional activities, achievements, and stories of members of the Allegheny community.

Yukihide Nakada ’16 One of Only Nine Students Accepted into Math in Moscow Program

Yukihide Nakada ’16 has won a spot as one of only nine students accepted into the highly competitive Math in Moscow program.

Natalie Bensel ’15 Shows Work at Erie Art Museum Spring Show

Studio art major Natalie Bensel ’15 had a work accepted into the 91st Annual Spring Show currently on view at the Erie Art Museum. Her performance art video “Burden” includes ten individual performances, playing simultaneously, that explore personal burdens in an effort to create an overwhelming feeling of the chaotic beauty of what it means [...] Read More

Ava Carvour ’14 Presents Paper at “Food Politics and Gender” Conference

Women’s Studies/English major Ava Carvour ’14 presented her paper “Tastes Like Feminist Spirit: Understanding the Vegan-Feminist Movement as Boycott” at the Central Pennsylvania Consortium Annual Women’s Studies Conference, “Food Politics and Gender,” at Dickinson College on March 29.

Samantha Hoderlein ’15 and Michael Mehler Co-Present at Theatre Technology Conference

Samantha Hoderlein ’15 and Associate Professor of Theatre Michael Mehler co-presented “Aesthetic and Economic Considerations for Greener Sheet Goods for Scenic Production” on the panel “Products and Ideas for Sustainable Stagecraft” at the Annual Conference of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. At the same conference, Mehler was presented with a Herbert D. Greggs [...] Read More

Two Students Present Research at Mathematical Association of America Meeting

Yukihide Nakada ’16 and Douglas Nestor ’14 presented their research on normal weighted composition operators on the Dirichlet space at the Allegheny Mountain Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in April. This work was conducted with Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Weir beginning in the summer of 2013.

John Rooney ’14 Wins Prize for Essay on John Dewey and American Democracy

Political Science major and Center for Political Participation (CPP) Fellow John Rooney ’14 has received the 2014 Walter Jacobson Memorial Prize for his essay on John Dewey and American democracy. The essay, titled “Democracy: The Task before Us in the 21st Century,” was presented at the Allegheny College Democracy Realized? Legacies of Civil Rights Movement [...] Read More

Colin Soleim ’14 Gives Talk at Mathematical Association of America Meeting

Colin Soleim ’14 gave a talk on April 4 at Westminster College as part of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America spring meeting. His talk, “Introduction to automated theorem proving using propositional logic and resolution,” was based on his senior comprehensive project, under the direction of Professor of Mathematics Tamara Lakins.

Three Students Compete in William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition: Team Ranks 43 Out of 557 Institutions

Colin Soleim ’14, Doug Nestor ’14, and Yukihide Nakada ’16 competed in the 74th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition on December 7. This competition, a six-hour examination solving 12 extremely difficult mathematics problems, is administered across the country in undergraduate institutions. The team was coached during the fall semester by Assistant Professor of Mathematics [...] Read More

Crystal Stone ’15 Wins First Place Poetry Prize

Crystal Stone ’15 was a First Place Poetry Matters Lit Prize winner for the National Contest. Her poetry was accepted for publication in The North Central Review, Southword Journal Online, The Jet Fuel Review, Green Blotter and Badlands Literary Journal.

John Watt ’15 Interns with Largest Human Rights Organization in India

John Watt ’15 worked with a team at the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Rajasthan, India, gathering information surrounding arrests in Rajasthan’s Muslim community following the apprehension of a top Indian Mujahideen leader. John compiled and analyzed English language media for the team’s final report and accompanied the team on a fact-finding field trip to [...] Read More