Academics, Publications & Research

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

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Living Journalism in ‘Real Life in Real Time’

Allegheny Professor and Photojournalist Takes her Skills to Liberia Cheryl Hatch, Allegheny visiting assistant professor of journalism in the public interest, won’t be in class for the first week of the spring semester. CORRECTION: She won’t physically be in class – but she plans to be there via Skype. That’s because Hatch has taken her [...] Read More

Post by Abby Lombard ’16 Appears on Harvard’s Institute of Politics Website

A blog post by Abby Lombard ’16, on the Year of Voting Rights and Democratic Participation, appears on the Harvard University Institute of Politics website for the Public Service Project. Posts on the Public Service Project site highlight students at colleges and universities across the country within the IOP’s National Campaign for Political and Civic [...] Read More

Student/Faculty Summer Research Presented at Geological Society of America Conference

Geology majors Marie Takach ’16 and Mary Statza ’16 presented results of their summer 2014 summer research with Professor of Geology Bob Schwartz at the national Geological Society of America conference in Vancouver, BC, using high-resolution photography and detailed field analyses to document estuary and tidal-dominated shore systems preserved in Early Cretaceous strata in western [...] Read More

Six Students Participate in Intercollegiate Choral Festival

Leanne Siwicki ’15, Leah Stefanelli ’15, Sarah Stewart ’15, Allie Condon ’16, Chelsea Hubert ’17, and Troy Dinga ’17 recently participated in the Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Association’s intercollegiate choral festival. Students from colleges and universities across Pennsylvania prepared repertoire by Benjamin Britten, Gabriel Fauré, Wendell Whalum, and other composers before gathering at East Stroudsburg University [...] Read More

ES Seniors Present Their Research at Regional Science Symposium

Several seniors in the Department of Environmental Science presented their research at the Regional Science Consortium’s Annual Symposium in Erie on November 7. Katherine Burgert presented her 2014 summer research conducted with Professor Casey Bradshaw-Wilson, titled “The Effects of Interspecific Competition on the Diets of Two Darter Species, Etheostoma zonale and E. blennioides, in Two [...] Read More

Paulson and Jones Present Workshop at Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference

Assistant Professor of Psychology Lauren Paulson and Danielle Jones ’15 presented a 90-minute workshop titled “Tech It Out: Implementing an Online Peer Supervision Network for Rural Supervisors: A Review of What Worked and What Didn’t” at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association’s 46th Annual Conference at the Penn Stater in State College on November 7-9. Paulson is [...] Read More

Cole and Willey Give Invited Presentation at Geological Society of America Conference

Professor of Geology Ron Cole and Professor of Physics Dan Willey gave an invited presentation in an educational strategies session at the national Geological Society of America conference in Vancouver, BC. The title of their presentation was “Enhanced Diversity and Retention of Undergraduate STEM Majors at Allegheny College: Outcomes of a National Science Foundation S-STEM [...] Read More

Whitenack Publishes in “Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology”

Assistant Professor of Biology Lisa Whitenack published “Did shell-crushing crabs trigger an escalatory arms race in the aftermath of a Late Neogene regional mass extinction event? An experimental test” in the January 2015 issue of the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. The paper is freely available here.

Wenskovitch Publishes in BMC Bioinformatics

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science John Wenskovitch published a paper in the journal BMC Bioinformatics. “MOSBIE: A Tool for Comparison and Analysis of Rule-Based Biochemical Models” describes the accompanying software, an interactive exploration system that enables the highlighting of similarities and differences in the structures and behaviors of rule-based models of cell signaling processes.

Boulton Presents at AASHE on “Models for Campus-Led Energy Partnerships”

Sustainability Coordinator Kelly Boulton presented “Engaging in Efficiency: Models for Campus-Led Energy Partnerships” at the October 2014 AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) conference in Portland, Oregon. Boulton focused on how Allegheny has successfully engaged the campus community — students and faculty, facilities and administration — around the business case for [...] Read More