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Allegheny College Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Support Digital Innovation in Chinese Language and Culture Curriculum

Allegheny College has received a $48,355 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the Digital Humanities Advancement Grant program to support planning efforts to develop a curriculum for intermediate Chinese language and culture that incorporates digital learning tools. The project, titled “An Engaging Digital Curriculum for Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture,” is [...]

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Allegheny Senior Receives Boren Scholarship to Work and Study in Brazil

Allegheny College senior Yadira Sánchez-Esparza has received a prestigious Boren Scholarship and will move to Salvador, Brazil, in February 2022 to work and study through December 2023. With $25,000 funding from the Boren program, Sánchez-Esparza will be able to intern at a feminist nonprofit organization that focuses on ending gendered violence in Brazil. At a [...]

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Allegheny College Professors Co-found Lab Designed to Enhance Research Experiences and Visibility for BIPOC Students

Lupita Gonzalez and Rosita Scerbo each benefited from mentorship on their paths from growing up in immigrant families to enrolling as first-generation college students to earning their doctorates. Now, as Allegheny College faculty members, they’ve in turn embraced the role of mentor. Gonzalez and Scerbo have co-founded a new lab designed to enhance opportunities for [...]

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Learning About Resilience

Allegheny College graduate Manuella Mwihemuka personifies resilience. Born in Rwanda, Mwihemuka survived her home country’s horrific genocide in 1994 and left Africa at age 13. She first enrolled as an Allegheny College student in fall 2007. Her Allegheny journey would culminate, some 13 years later, in her graduation with the Class of 2020 — and [...]

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Allegheny Sophomore Makes a Splash in the Pool and in the Classroom

There are three areas that Allegheny College sophomore Emily Spitz is passionate about: her academics, swimming and singing, and she says she is excited to be able to continue to pursue those interests on campus, even during the ongoing pandemic. Spitz, a biochemistry major on the pre-med track — “I especially enjoy learning about genetics,” [...]

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Allegheny Senior Makes the Most of Her Final Year on Campus

It wasn’t quite the senior year that Kyra Nielsen anticipated, but she is still happy to be among classmates, faculty and familiar surroundings at Allegheny College as she completes her undergraduate education. Nielsen, a psychology major and German minor from Pulaski, New York, will graduate in May 2021. She said she is enthusiastic about her [...]

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Allegheny Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2020

It’s quite the fusion of talents joining the ranks of Allegheny College’s faculty in the fall of 2020. From scholars in modern Arabic literature and French and Francophone studies to a former economic analyst for a global banking firm, Allegheny’s new faculty members bring unique backgrounds and qualities to the campus classrooms this academic year. [...]

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On the COVID-19 Front Lines With 3 Allegheny Alumni

As a front-line physician working in a hospital’s emergency room in Tennessee, Colleen Tran is focused on preserving the health and welfare of her patients, some of them very sick and facing a fight for their lives. The same is true for Lauren Moore, an emergency medicine resident in a Columbus, Ohio, hospital. Jessica Schindelar [...]

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Thinking Differently Empowers Allegheny Student To Discover Strengths, Help Others

Since the first grade, Aliza Legg was told to expect to fail. From the moment she was diagnosed with dyslexia, she was told that her goal in life should not be college or a career, but to hope to be able to shop on her own one day. When she reached middle school and her [...]

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