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Barbara Shaw Receives Endowed Professorship for Interdisciplinary Studies at Allegheny

Barbara L. Shaw has been named the first recipient of the Brett ’65 and Gwendolyn ’64 Elliott Professorship for Interdisciplinary Studies at Allegheny College. Shaw teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and has been at Allegheny since 2009. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colby College and a doctorate in American Studies [...]

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Students Perform Prince’s ‘Waterbearer’

Associate Professor of Black Studies and English Valerie Prince’s choreodrama “Waterbearer,” which uses lyrical prose to explore the labor of African-American women, was presented as a dramatic reading in Pittsburgh on August 24th at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Performed by Itzel Ayala ’18, Luka Crozier ’19, Robyn Katona ’19, and Nia Shuler ’18 and directed [...]

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Lectures, Performances Highlight Black History Month at Allegheny College

Allegheny College Associate Professor of English and Black Studies Valerie Sweeney Prince will present a lecture on “Waterbearer,” a piece of historical fiction written by Prince that examines what it means for African American women to do laundry, as part of Allegheny College’s celebration of Black History Month. The Thursday, Feb. 9 lecture starts at 7 [...]

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Allegheny College Graduate John Rooney One of 43 Americans to Receive 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship

April 22, 2015 – John Rooney, an Allegheny College class of 2014 alumnus, has been named one of 43 American recipients of the prestigious 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship. Rooney and the rest of the 2015 American Fellows will join students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the [...]

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