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January 2017

Allegheny Galleries Present ‘Persuasion’

Jan 24

Time: January 24 @ 7:00 pm - February 21 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: Art Galleries

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…

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Angela Keysor (Weiss Faculty Lecture)

Jan 25

Time: January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Campus Center 301/302

Angela Keysor, assistant professor of history at Allegheny College, will speak on “Racial Borders of Belonging: Community Networks of Care, African Americans and Citizenship in Massachusetts, 1780–1810,” as part of the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series for 2016–17. The free, public talk is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in Room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center. In her lecture, Keysor will discuss the experiences of African American residents of Charlestown, Massachusetts, to argue that after…

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February 2017

Peter Brooksbank: “What Do You Mean, It’s Hard?”

Feb 2

Time: February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Quigley Hall Auditorium

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.

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Afaa Michael Weaver, poet (Single Voice Series)

Feb 2

Time: February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center

Afaa Michael 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 has received numerous fellowships and awards, including a National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship, a Pew Fellowship, a 2002 Fulbright Scholar appointment to Taiwan, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He teaches in Drew University’s MFA Program.

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34th Annual Crawford County-Allegheny College High School Band Festival

Feb 4

Time: February 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: Shafer Auditorium

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…

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