Academics, Publications & Research

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

Wenskovitch presents research at symposium

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science John Wenskovitch presented “FluxE: Exploring Flux in Astrophysical Simulations” at the SIGGRAPH Asia Symposium on Visualization in Macao. This paper and the accompanying software were written in collaboration with Associate Professor of Physics Jamie Lombardi and Roger Hatfull ’16.

Krone presents research papers

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Jewish Life Adrienne Krone recently presented two papers on her research. On Nov. 21, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, Tex., she presented a paper entitled, “Free-Range Judaism.” The second paper, entitled “It’s Muddy on the Margins,” was delivered Dec. […] Read More

Zaborowski, Dawson present poster

Matthew Zaborowski ’17 and Assistant Professor of Global Health Studies and Biology Becky Dawson ’00 , presented a poster entitled “Investigating the Root Cause: Oral Health Emergency Department Admissions” at the National Association of County and City Health Officials Annual Meeting in July. Zaborowski’s poster was one of two completed by a student to be accepted […] Read More

Ketcham publishes new book

Brownie Ketcham, professor emeritus of Allegheny College, has just published  a new book, “finding FELLINI,” available through the college’s Merriman Bookstore. The book features an interview with Fellini, accompanied by 23 art photos of Rome taken by Ketcham.

MacNeill delivers two research presentations

Assistant Professor of English John MacNeill Miller delivered two presentations on his research in early November. The first, at the annual meeting of the North American Victorian Studies Association in Phoenix, was entitled “Society Without Humanity: Forms of Ecology in the Victorian Novel.” The second talk, on “Charles Darwin, Thomas Hardy, and the Art of […] Read More

Geology Department represents Allegheny at National Geological Society of America meeting

The Allegheny Geology Department was well represented at the September 2016 National Geological Society of America meeting in Denver, Colo. Assistant Professor Theresa Schwartz gave an invited talk about her ongoing work regarding the paleoclimate and paleotopography of the northern Rocky Mountains. She also co-presented a poster with colleagues regarding the evolution of coastal California […] Read More

Hernandez article published in Colombian journal

“De La quinta Dayana a Cheila, una casa pa’ maíta”, an article dealing with the representation of transsexuality in a recent Venezuelan film, by Associate Professor of Spanish Wilfredo Hernandez appeared in the journal Cuadernos de Literatura del Caribe e Hispanoamérica, which is published twice a year by the University of Barranquilla, Colombia.

Krainz presents poster at American Society for Microbiology meeting

Leah Krainz ’18 presented a poster titled “Musca domestica Transmits Viable Haemophilus ducreyi” at the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting. Her coauthors on the poster were Jordan Gaston ’16 and Associate Professor of Biology Tricia Humphreys.

Coates serves as facilitator, speaks on effective researchers

Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Global Health Studies Lee Coates recently served as a facilitator for a Council on Undergraduate Research workshop on “Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences” held in Washington, D.C. Coates also presented a talk titled “10 Habits of Highly Effective Researchers.”

Mirza published in Journal of Qur’anic Studies

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Younus Mirza recently published the article “Ibn Taymiyya as Exegete” in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies. The articles discusses how Ibn Taymiyya, one of the most influential medieval Muslim scholars in modern times, engaged the Bible and biblical literature to better interpret parts of the Qur’an.