Academics, Publications & Research

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

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Recognizes Erin Brown ’15 and Neal Shah ’15

Erin Brown ’15 (double major in physics and mathematics) and Neal Shah ’15 (neuroscience) have been recognized by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, which provides merit-based awards to college sophomores and juniors interested in a research career in the STEM fields. Erin has received a Goldwater Scholarship, and Neal is an [...] Read More

Grant Richman ’15 Selected for Critical Language Scholarship: Will Study Arabic in the Middle East

Grant Richman ’15 has been selected for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The scholarship will allow Grant to study Arabic in the Middle East this summer.

Crystal Stone ’15 Is Top Three Finalist for ACTLA Tutor Scholarship

Writing consultant Crystal Stone ’15 was a Top Three finalist for the Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance (ACTLA) Tutor Scholarship. In addition, Crystal attended the Sigma Tau Delta 2014 International Convention in Savannah, Georgia, where she was elected as the student representative for the Eastern region for 2014-2015. She also had her [...] Read More

Four Students Present Research at the American Physical Society National Meeting

Erin Brown ’15, Dylan McNany ’14, Shannon Petersen ’15, and Mark Seraly ’15 presented the research they did on the interactions between water and surfaces with varying degrees of hydrophobicity with Associate Professor of Physics Adelé Poynor at the American Physical Society national meeting held in Denver this March. Shannon won an Undergraduate Research Presentation [...] Read More

Six Seniors Participate in 10th Undergraduate Research Symposium Organized by Pitt’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures

Six seniors who have Spanish as a major or half of a double major participated in the 10th Undergraduate Research Symposium organized by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures of the University of Pittsburgh and held on March 28. Four students presented conference papers drawing from their comps. Bethany Chien read “Imágenes de la [...] Read More

Liz Olson and Students Present Work at Society for Medical Anthropology and Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings

Professor Liz Olson chaired the session “Defining New Spaces of Healthcare Practice” at the joint annual meetings of the Society for Medical Anthropology and Society for Applied Anthropology, during which she also presented her original research paper “Destination Apothecary: Some Observations on the Practice of Homeopathy in Contemporary Rural Mexico.” At this same conference in [...] Read More

Donmoyer and Students Give Presentation on “A Closer Look at the Eye and Macular Degeneration”

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Christy Donmoyer, with Paul Vojtek ’15 and Abbey Turner ’16, presented a seminar at Active Aging in Meadville. Their presentation, “A Closer Look at the Eye and Macular Degeneration,” will play on Armstrong Cable.

Valerie Prince Presents “Black Yin or Looking for Booker T.” at Conference

Associate Professor of English Valerie Prince presented “Black Yin or Looking for Booker T.” at the annual College Language Association conference in New Orleans on March 28.

Rutledge and Former Students Publish Paper in “Substance Use & Misuse”

Professor of Psychology Patricia Rutledge and psychology majors Barbara McCarthy ’10 and Rebecca Lendyak ’10 recently published the paper “Let’s get this party started: The effects of descriptive and injunctive norms on preparty behavior in college students.” The paper appears in the January 2014 issue of the journal Substance Use & Misuse.

Hart Facilitates Workshop on “Continuing Dialogues of Military Experience through Accessible Writing Opportunities”

At the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Alexis Hart helped to facilitate a workshop titled “Writing War and Beyond: Continuing Dialogues of Military Experience through Accessible Writing Opportunities.” The workshop was featured in the March 20th edition of Inside Higher Education. At the convention, [...] Read More