Academics, Publications & Research

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

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Allegheny professor studies evolution of shark teeth

Lisa Whitenack would thumb through the wildlife guide from Readers’ Digest in fascination as a child visiting her grandmother’s house. The guide is hers now, the pages on sharks especially well-loved and dog-eared. “I was that kid that never outgrew dinosaurs,” said Whitenack, a shark paleobiologist and assistant professor of biology at Allegheny College. “I’ve […] Read More

French town honors enduring relationship with Meadville

In mid-April, I traveled from Paris, where I am currently living, to Fismes on the invitation of Fismes Mayor Jean-Pierre Pinon. There I was part of a planning session to create a World War I memorial site in Fismes. The session brought local and national politicians together with local and regional community partners and war […] Read More

The Campus Newspaper Wins First-place Mark of Excellence Award

The Campus has won a first-place Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists in Region 1, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Sam Stephenson ’15, co-editor-in-chief of The Campus, and photo editor Meghan Hayman ’16 won the award in the category of […] Read More

Sophomore Levi Lundell Receives 2015 Gifford Pinchot Scholarship

Levi Lundell ’17 received the 2015 Gifford Pinchot Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals. He will attend the PAEP Annual Conference in May.

Two Students Present Research at Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association

Mackenzie Jordan ’15 and Walter Stover ’17 presented their research at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association at James Madison University. Blending theory, data, and student voices, the two examined the spatial qualities of writing centers in three stages: the journey of the student to the writing center; crossing the threshold into the writing center space; […] Read More

Two Students Present Senior Project Research at Latin American and Caribbean Studies Research Symposium

Two International Studies and Spanish double majors presented the results of their Senior Project research at the XI Latin American and Caribbean Studies Research Symposium at Slippery Rock University on April 3. Kalyssa King ’15 presented “Reassessing the Goals of the Past: A Reflection on the Development, Creation and Outcomes of Plan Colombia” and Mario […] Read More

Three Allegheny Students Compete in Putnam Competition

Kelly Pohland ’16, Kyle Donnelly ’17, and Allison Ganger ’18 competed in the Putnam competition, a six-hour exam consisting of 12 extremely difficult mathematics questions, in December 2014. The students worked to prepare for the exam through weekly practice sessions overseen by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Craig Dodge. The exam attracts the best and brightest […] Read More

Forty-eight Allegheny Students Participate in Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference

Forty-eight Allegheny students participated in the Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference held at Penn State Behrend on April 11. They are (with their faculty advisors listed in parentheses): Jared Balik (Scott Wissinger), Sydney Bedford (Caryl Waggett), Colleen Bodnar (Jeff Cross), Brynya Bowden (Eric Pallant and Eleanor Weisman), Maria Bozzo (Kristen Webb and […] Read More

Professor Conklin and Students Present Research at American Psychosomatic Society Meeting

Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Global Health Studies Sarah Conklin presented her research at the American Psychosomatic Society annual meeting held March 18-21 in Savannah, Georgia. Two students attended the conference with her. Nicole Masters ’15 presented the results from her Senior Project conducted with Professor Conklin and Associate Professor of Psychology and Women’s, […] Read More

Professor Wilson and Senior Megan Bart Present Paper on “Diva Citizenship of Laverne Cox”

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts Julie Wilson and Megan Bart ’15 presented the paper “Transmedia Celebrity Politics and the Diva Citizenship of Laverne Cox” at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal. Their presentation was based on summer research funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Collaborative Undergraduate Research in the Humanities […] Read More