Articles: by Josh Tysiachney

Allegheny College Awarded Grant from Mozilla Foundation

Allegheny College received a $144,252 grant from the Mozilla Foundation for the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, a partnership of Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. Oliver Bonham-Carter, assistant professor of computer science, will direct the grant project, which aims to integrate ethics and social responsibility into undergraduate computer science courses. “Through this

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People & Places: May 2019

Fifteen Allegheny psychology students participated in the 47th Annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference (WPUPC) held at Chatham University on April 6, 2019. They are (with their faculty advisors listed in parentheses): Austin Shaffer, Jonathan Davidson, Samuel Walgenbach (Lauren Paulson) Gabby Griffin-Maya (Allison Connell Pensky) Elijah Morsha-Taylor (Patricia Rutledge) Liam McKersie, Michelle Mota Paulino, Stephanie

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Allegheny College Senior Megan Arnold Awarded Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr. Student Prize for Civility in Public Life

Allegheny College senior Megan Arnold was awarded the 2019 Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr. Student Prize for Civility in Public Life during the college’s annual Honors Convocation on April 30. During the event, Allegheny Board of Trustees Chair Mark Campbell announced that the prize has been renamed in honor of Mullen, who will retire on

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Two Teams Tie for First Place in Annual Zingale Big Idea Competition

Two teams of Allegheny College students tied for first place at the Annual Zingale Big Idea Competition, a funding presentation contest sponsored by the college’s Center for Business and Economics. On April 26–27, student teams from Allegheny, Grove City College, James Madison University and Westminster College presented concepts in three areas: for-profit business, non-profit business and

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People & Places: April 2019

Along with his colleagues, Assistant Professor of Biology Matt Venesky recently published two research articles in peer-reviewed journals. The first article, titled “Impacts of thermal mismatches on disease prevalence are moderated by life stage, body size, elevation and latitude,” was published in the journal Ecology Letters and represents collaborative work done with researchers at the University of South Florida.

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Allegheny College Center for Business and Economics To Host Annual Zingale Big Idea Competition

The Center for Business and Economics at Allegheny College will hold its Annual Zingale Big Idea Competition April 26–27 in Quigley Hall on the Allegheny campus. The funding-request presentation contest emulates the experiences seen on the popular ABC and CNBC broadcast “Shark Tank.” The public is invited to attend the final round of presentations on

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Allegheny College Is Among Top 10 Small Colleges in Producing Peace Corps Volunteers

The Peace Corps announced today that Allegheny College ranked No. 9 among small schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 12 Allegheny alumni currently volunteering in countries around the world. This is the first year since 2016 that Allegheny has ranked among the top 25 small schools.

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People & Places: March 2019

Judson Herrman, the Frank T. McClure Professor of Greek and Latin, has published a substantial peer-reviewed reference article on “Hyperides” for the new digital edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, which, in its earlier print editions, has long been the standard reference work in the field of classical studies. Associate Professor of Communication Arts Ishita Sinha Roy has

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Allegheny Professor Eric Boynton Receives Fulbright Award to Teach and Conduct Research in Poland

Eric Boynton, professor and chair in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Allegheny College, has received a 2019–20 Fulbright award to teach and conduct research in Poland — some four decades after first visiting the country as a child. “I traveled to Poland with my family for the first time in 1979,” Boynton said.

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