Academics, Publications & Research

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

New Faculty Join the Allegheny Community

One comes from the Ozarks. Another spent much of his childhood and early career in Europe. Alpine skiing and racing is a hobby of another. And their expertise ranges from studying climate change policy to researching the Jewish community farming movement to predicting protein disorders in diseases such as Alzheimer’s. These are among the eight […] Read More

Callen’s first book published

Assistant Professor of Political Science Zachary Callen’s first book, “Railroads and American Political Development: Infrastructure, Federalism, and State Building,” was published in August 2016 by the University Press of Kansas.

Herrman invited for residency in Geneva

Judson Herrman, associate professor of classical studies and Frank T. McClure Chair of Greek and Latin, has been invited for a residency in November 2016 at the Fondation Hardt pour l’étude de l’Antiquité classique, a research institute for classics in Geneva. Herrman will work on his book manuscript, Selected Political Speeches of Demosthenes.

Wu publishes article in Chinese Historical Review

Guo Wu, associate professor of history, published a research article “New Qing History: Dispute, Dialog, and Influence” in the Chinese Historical Review, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Spring 2016), pp.47-69. He presented a paper titled “Outsourcing State Power: Extra-Judicial Incarceration during the Chinese Cultural Revolution” to Tte Twentieth Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), July 2-3, 2016, […] Read More

McClain, Whitenack attend AES annual meeting

Maggie McClain (Biology, ’16) and Assistant Professor of Biology Lisa Whitenack attended the American Elasmobranch Society (AES) annual meeting in New Orleans in July. Whitenack serves on the board of directors of AES and also acted as a judge for student talks.

Rich speaks at Hong Kong electronic art symposium

Assistant Professor of Art Byron Rich spoke at the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2016 in Hong Kong about his collaborative project with Mary Tsang “Open Source Estrogen” in May 2016. From there he traveled to The Hague where he was a finalist for the Bio Art & Design Award. Rich also spoke at Art Meets Radical Openness in […] Read More

Reeck participates in BBC Radio story

Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Laura Reeck Participated in a BBC Radio story on soccer in the French Banlieues. She discussed attitudes toward the Euro 2016 soccer championship in the French banlieues, specifically in the banlieue of Bondy. Here is the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03yptx9 “This has a backstory shared with my students from last semester […] Read More

Whitenack contributes to National Geographic

Assistant Professor of Biology Lisa Whitenack contributed to an insert in the June 2016 issue of National Geographic titled “Sharks: Lords of the Sea.”

Pallant to present lecture on bread in London

Professor of Environmental Science Eric Pallant has been invited to present his lecture on “6000 Years of Bread” at Gresham College, London, in 2017.

Miller selected to participate in summer seminar

Visiting Assistant Professor of History Brian Miller has been selected to participate in the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, “Transcending Boundaries: The Ottoman Empire, Europe, the Mediterranean World, 1500-1800” at Georgetown University. (http://grants.smcm.edu/neh-summer-seminar-2016/)