Academics, Publications & Research

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

Thomas Alvarez ’16 and Quinn Bergeon ’16 Participate in Field Experience in West Central Mexico

Thomas Alvarez ’16 and Quinn Bergeon ’16 participated in a cultural immersion and field experience supervised by Professor Liz Olson at her field site in west central Mexico. You can read about their experiences in their blog, which was part of a “Notes from the Field” series by the Culture and Agriculture Society.

Katelyn Cassel ’16 Completes Summer Internship at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

Katelyn Cassel ’16 completed a summer research internship at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, funded by a grant from the American Heart Association. She gave a poster presentation on her research, titled “High Fat Diet Attenuates the Actions of Glucose to Modulate Vagal Afferent Responses to 5-HT.”

Crystal Stone ’15 Receives 2014-2015 Commonwealth Good Citizen Scholarship

Crystal Stone ’15 is one of only nine students at private colleges to receive a 2014-2015 Commonwealth Good Citizen Scholarship from the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) Foundation. You can read more about Crystal’s work here.

Dawson Publishes Textbook on Epidemiology: Students Contribute to Development of Text

Assistant Professor of Global Health Studies and Biology Becky Dawson has published the textbook Understanding Epidemiology: Concepts, Skills & Applications, which teaches undergraduate students the skills required to think critically about public health problems. The text takes an interdisciplinary approach to solving epidemiology problems through case studies and exercises. Erica Bryson ’15 and Elizabeth Schafer [...] Read More

Utz Wins Honorable Mention in 2014 Leicester B. Holland Prize Competition

Adjunct Professor Steve Utz won 2014 Honorable Mention and Cash Prize for the 2014 Leicester B. Holland Prize, for his architectural drawing of Bentley Hall. The Holland Prize, an annual juried competition open to both students and professionals, recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of a historic site, structure, or landscape prepared by an individual(s) [...] Read More

Peterson Presents Poster on Innovative Health Coach Program

Director of Pre-Professional Advising Kirsten Peterson presented a poster on the Health Coach Program at the annual meeting of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions in San Francisco on June 28. The poster, “Health Coaching: Rx for a Healthier Community,” described the collaborative work between Allegheny College and the Meadville Medical Center [...] Read More

Gehring and Wood Contribute to Washington Post Blog “The Monkey Cage”

Posts by Associate Professor of Political Science Jacqueline Gehring were featured this summer in the Washington Post blog “The Monkey Cage”: “How the left and the right talk differently about the ethnicity of German soccer players” and “How diverse national soccer teams challenge anti-immigrant and racialized politics in France and Germany.” Visiting Assistant Professor of [...] Read More

BirdWatching Magazine Picks Up Mumme’s Research on Hooded Warblers

A scientific article published earlier this year by Professor of Biology Ron Mumme was picked up by BirdWatching Magazine in August.

Pensky Is Project Director for Development of New EEG Research Lab

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Allison Connell Pensky is the project director for the development of an electroencephalography (EEG) research laboratory being funded through an $85,000 grant from the Orris C. Hirtzel and Beatrice Dewey Hirtzel Memorial Foundation. The EEG laboratory will benefit both research and teaching experiences on campus. Pensky had an article [...] Read More

Wesoky Presents Paper on “Everyday Politics in Contemporary Beijing”

Professor of Political Science Sharon Wesoky presented a paper, “Everyday Politics in Contemporary Beijing: Privatized Activism as Counterhegemony,” at the inaugural Association for Asian Studies in Asia Conference at the National University of Singapore on July 18.