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Math Speaker Series to Feature Peter Brooksbank

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Peter Brooksbank, professor of mathematics at Bucknell University, will deliver his address titled “What Do You Mean, It’s Hard?” on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. in Quigley Hall’s Henderson Auditorium as part of the Spring 2017 Math Speaker Series at Allegheny College. The event is free and open to the public.

Brooksbank will discuss what is known as the “P ≠ NP Problem,” arguably the most important open problem in mathematics and computer science. (more…)

Meadville Volunteer Tax Assistance Program to Begin February 6

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The Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will begin preparing free 2016 federal, state, and local tax returns for Meadville or Crawford County residents on February 6.

VITA is a free tax preparation service available for Meadville or Crawford County residents who made $54,000 or less in 2016. VITA can help those who have trouble filing their taxes, have not filed taxes, or have tax questions. (more…)

RESCHEDULED: Rodriguez to Speak About Equity in IDEAS Lecture Series

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Please note: This event has been rescheduled to April 6 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Quigley Hall. 

Dr. Liliana Rodriguez will speak about equity as part of Allegheny College’s ongoing IDEAS Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Quigley Hall. The event, hosted by the college’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access & Social Justice (IDEAS) Center, is free and open to the public.

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Single Voice Reading Series Features Poet Afaa Weaver

This undated photo released by Claremont Graduate University shows Afaa Michael Weaver.  Weaver, who spent two years in the army and 15 years in a factory, has won some life-changing money.  Claremont Graduate University in Southern California announced Wednesday, March 12, 2014, that Weaver of Somerville, Mass., has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book of verse, “The Government of Nature.”  (AP Photo/Claremont Graduate University, Catherine Laine)

Acclaimed poet Afaa Michael Weaver will read from his work as part of the 2016-17 Single Voice Reading Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Tillotson Room of Allegheny College’s Tippie Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Weaver’s fourteen collections of poetry include “My Father’s Geography,” “Timber and Prayer,” “Multitudes,” and the three books that make up “The Plum Flower Trilogy.”  Weaver will be launching his newest book of poetry, “Spirit Boxing,” at his reading on Allegheny’s campus. (more…)

High School Bands To Perform In 34th Annual Crawford County-Allegheny College High School Band Festival

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One hundred and sixty-one musicians from seven Crawford County high schools will come together as one band to participate in the 34th Annual Crawford County-Allegheny College High School Band Festival on Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4.

The festival will culminate in a free, public concert on Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Allegheny’s Shafer Auditorium, following all-day rehearsal on Feb. 3 and rehearsal on the morning of Feb. 4. Participating schools include Cambridge Springs Jr./Sr. High School, Cochranton Jr./Sr. High School, Conneaut Area Senior High School, Maplewood Jr./Sr. High School, Meadville Area Senior High School, Saegertown Jr./Sr. High School, and Titusville High School.

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Allegheny College Dance and Movement Studies Program To Offer Ballroom Dancing Classes

Allegheny College’s Dance and Movement Studies program will be offering a series of community ballroom lessons starting on Monday, Jan. 16. Classes will be taught by Dance and Movement Studies faculty Betsy Sumerfield and will be held in the Montgomery Performance Space on Mondays from 6:45 to 8 p.m.

Cost is $60 per person or $100 per couple for a total of 10 lessons. Participants are asked to wear socks or ballroom shoes.

For more information, call 814-332-2813.

Rodriguez to Speak About Equity in IDEAS Lecture Series

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Dr. Liliana Rodriguez will speak about equity as part of Allegheny College’s ongoing IDEAS Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Quigley Hall. The event, hosted by the college’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access & Social Justice (IDEAS) Center, is free and open to the public. (more…)

Allegheny Galleries Present ‘Persuasion’

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The art galleries of Allegheny College will exhibit “Persuasion,” a survey of government-sponsored efforts at persuasion in the 20th century through the use of graphic art. The exhibit will open with a reception in the galleries on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. and will continue through Feb. 21.

All of the works included “Persuasion” were made to shape public opinion. Whether the pieces led individuals toward a singular, shared worldview in line with a government’s agenda or resulted instead in public rejection of an agenda, the propagandistic elements influenced opinion simply through their creation and presentation. The exhibit includes WWII posters from the college’s permanent collection, photographs from the Farm Security Administration, and serigraphs from Puerto Rico’s Division of Community Education.

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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. 19 at the annual meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies in San Diego, Calif. Both papers drew on her ethnographic study of the Jewish community farming movement in North America to discuss non-denominational Judaism.