Academics, Publications & Research

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

Senior Emily Eikey Takes Part in Nanoscience/Nanoengineering Competition

Emily Eikey ’16 traveled to the University of Notre Dame on October 23 to compete in their annual NDConnect competition in nanoscience and nanoengineering. Emily presented the research she conducted at Penn State over the past summer under Professor Paul S. Cremer.

Bennett Gould ’17 and Creek Connections Earn Campus Sustainability Champion Awards

The Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium presented 2015 Campus Sustainability Champion awards to Bennett Gould ’17 and to Creek Connections. Campus Sustainability Champion awards are given annually to students, faculty and staff of Pennsylvania colleges and universities who have made meaningful contributions benefiting social, economic and/or environmental sustainability on their campuses, in their communities or in […] Read More

Students and Faculty Publish Paper in Journal “Diseases of Aquatic Organisms”

Alexandra Hess ’16, Caroline McAllister ’16, Joe DeMarchi ’16, Makenzie Zidek ’16, Julie Marone ’16, and Assistant Professor of Biology Matthew Venesky recently had a manuscript published in the peer-reviewed journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. The article is titled “Salamanders increase their feeding activity when infected with the pathogenic chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.” This publication […] Read More

Senior Abigail Lombard Awarded House Legislative Fellowship

Abigail Lombard ’16 has been awarded the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Legislative Fellowship for the spring semester.

Students, Staff and Faculty Present Work at Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium

A number of students, staff, and Environmental Science faculty members presented at the 2015 Annual Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC), “Building Bridges,” at Pennsylvania State University in State College.

Shapiro Publishes in Palestine-Israel Journal, Will Present Paper at Middle East Dialogue 2016

Professor of History Barry Shapiro has published an article, “The Strange Career of Israeli ‘New Historian’ Benny Morris,” in the Jerusalem-based Palestine-Israel Journal. The article traces the odyssey from the political left to the political right of Professor Morris, who first achieved prominence in the 1980s for cutting-edge research that called into question a number […] Read More

BBC Interviews Whitenack for Story on Shark Evolution

Assistant Professor of Biology Lisa Whitenack was recently interviewed by the BBC for a story on shark evolution and the shark fossil record. The article can be found here.

History Professor Guo Wu Publishes in Multiple Journals

Associate Professor of History Guo Wu’s research article on contemporary intellectual history, “New Qing History: Disputes and Dialogues among China Scholars,” has been accepted for publication by the peer-reviewed journal The Chinese Historical Review. Professor Wu was invited by the journal The Historian of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society to provide a book review […] Read More

Venesky Co-authors Paper on Tadpole Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology Matthew Venesky recently co-authored a paper titled “Taking tadpole biology into the 21st century: a consensus paper from the first tadpoles international workshop,” which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Herpetologia Brasileira. The manuscript was written during a 2014 trip to Brazil, where Professor Venesky was an invited symposium speaker at […] Read More

Mattiace Publishes in “Estudios Sociológicos”

An article by Professor of Political Science Shannan Mattiace has been published in one of Mexico’s top-ranked journals in the field of sociology. Professor Mattiace co-authored the article, “Reformas Multiculturales para los mayas de Yucatán,” with Rodrigo Llanes. The article can be found in Estudios Sociológicos 33.99.