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Senior Emily Eikey Is Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Emily Eikey ’16 has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Emily is one of 2,000 students — out of almost 17,000 applicants — to receive the fellowship, which will support her research in graduate school. Emily plans to earn her Ph.D. in chemistry.

Junior Colleen Bodnar Earns Honorable Mention in Goldwater Competition

Colleen Bodnar ’17 received an honorable mention in the highly competitive Goldwater Award competition.

Senior Kristi Allen Presents Poster at American Physical Society Meeting

Kristi Allen ’16 presented her summer research in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ryan Van Horn at the 2016 American Physical Society meeting in Baltimore in March. Her poster was titled “Crystallization Trends of PEO-b-PCL with Solvent and Temperature Effects.” Professor Van Horn also gave a presentation at the APS conference, titled “Coincident Crystallization of PEO-b-PCL Copolymers with Similar Block Molecular Weights.”

Students Present Papers at Russian Symposium and Phi Alpha Theta PA­-West Regional Conference

Robert (Trey) Durst III ’16 and Quintin Peacock ’17 presented papers in early March at the Russian Symposium and Phi Alpha Theta PA­-West Regional Conference, both held at Mercyhurst University. Trey discussed his work “Sergei Eisenstein: Individual Revolution versus Paternal Authority,” which explored the Soviet filmmaker’s views on authority to suggest that his memoir and cinematic portrayal of the Bolshevik Revolution expressed a vision of personal microcosmic revolutions. Quintin’s paper “Photography and Our Civil War Memory” explored the multiple meanings of photography and argued that historians must dissociate themselves from their current perceptions and focus on the mindset of the typical citizen during the Civil War period, in order to gain full insight into the past.

Students and Faculty Present Research at National Council for Black Studies Annual Meeting

Izoduwa Idehen-Amadasun ’18, Emerald Wright-Collie ’16, and Assistant Professor of Community and Justice Studies Heather Moore presented original research at the National Council for Black Studies annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. The panel was titled “Reflections on Communit(ies), Black Public Identities, and Higher Education in the #BlackLivesMatter Era.”

ACES Fellows Present Poster at Conference on “Diversity, Learning, and Student Success”

Delaney Heard ’17 and Jonah Raether ’18 presented a poster at the AAC&U Conference on “Diversity, Learning, and Student Success” in Philadelphia on March 18. The poster was on their work as Allegheny Community Engagement Student (ACES) Fellows, a student-initiated position in the Gateway.

Senior Brianna Layman Earns Emerging Artist Scholarship

Brianna Layman ’16 has been awarded a Three Rivers Pittsburgh Arts Festival Emerging Artist Scholarship, an award that includes a booth for her to showcase and sell her artwork at the annual arts festival. Brianna will be exhibiting her work June 3–7.

Students and Faculty Present Research at Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association

Research by Katie Denning ’16, Maria Kim ’18, Alana Picozzi ’18, Natasha Torrence ’17, Osasere Edebiri ’16, Annie Utterback ’16 and Professors Sarah Conklin, Lydia Eckstein Jackson, Aimee Knupsky, and Ryan Pickering was presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in New York City in March. Katie Denning — in collaboration with Nina Kikel ’17, Associate Professor of Psychology Aimee Knupsky, and Assistant Professor of Psychology Lydia Eckstein Jackson — presented her Senior Project research on the importance of context cues on Theory of Mind. Annie Utterback presented her Senior Project work on the role of gender in recognizing displays of emotion, an interdisciplinary project completed in collaboration with Associate Professor of English M. Soledad Caballero and Professor Knupsky. In collaboration with Professor Jackson, Maria Kim presented her independent studies research on “The Effects of Self-Compassion on Students’ Achievement Goals.” Alana Picozzi and Natasha Torrence presented summer and independent studies research completed with Stephen Anderson ’16, Randy Violette ’17, and Professor Jackson on predictors of unethical behavior. Osasere Edebiri presented work conducted as part of an independent studies project with Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology Sarah Conklin, Professor Jackson, and Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Pickering on ideological predictors of antibacterial product use.

Eleven Student Musicians Participate in 2016 Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band

Eleven student musicians from the Allegheny Wind Symphony were chosen to participate in the 2016 Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band, March 4-6 at Elizabethtown College. They traveled with Professor of Music Lowell Hepler and Assistant Professor of Music Julie Hepler to be part of the all-state honor band. Chosen to represent Allegheny were Celena Turiano ’18, flute; Kelly Pohland ’16, clarinet; Melissa Ruszczyk ’17, clarinet; Dana O’Connor ’18, clarinet; Breanna Whiting ’16, alto clarinet; Perry Rusen-Morohovich ’19, bassoon; Jonathan Schaeffer ’19, baritone saxophone; Kevin Simpson ’16, trumpet; Will Hawkins ’16, trumpet; Abigail Johnson ’18, French horn; and Kyle Murphy ’16, percussion. The Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band, founded in 1948, is the oldest continuing event of its kind in the United States. The event involves more than 30 colleges and universities and is held at a different school each year. Allegheny College has hosted the event twice, in 1996 and 2009.

Student/Faculty Research Published in Open Journal of Emergency Medicine

A paper by Matthew Zaborowski ’17 and Assistant Professor of Global Health Studies and Biology Rebecca Dawson, “Emergency Department Admissions for Dental & Oral Health Concerns in Rural Northwestern Pennsylvania,” was published in the latest issue (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016) of the Open Journal of Emergency Medicine​.