Articles: by Richard Stanley

Allegheny Named Among Top Historic Venues for Conferences and Events

Allegheny College is one of the “Top Picks” as an historic and scenic venue for organizations to hold their conferences and meetings, according to a national event-planning group. Allegheny’s campus joins other historic colleges and universities featured by Unique Venues, a marketing and membership organization that brings together “one-of-a-kind event venues” with meeting planners. The

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Meet Doctor Sparks, an Allegheny Graduate Who Uses Stories to Teach Science to Kids

Karl Smith has a doctorate in biophysics from the University of Rochester. He also worked at Amazon as a software engineer trying to make the Alexa voice assistant smarter. But now Smith is putting his talents to better use, he says, as a children’s science storyteller. He describes his new calling as “Mister Rogers meets

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Allegheny Marketing Professor Uses Football as a Teaching Metaphor

Gaia Rancati, an assistant professor of marketing and neuromarketing who hails from Italy, attended her first-ever American-style football game at Allegheny College in September 2019 and was intrigued by the amount of strategy and hierarchical organization she saw playing out on the field. “I was surprised by the number of players and assistant coaches, and

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Allegheny College to Host One-Day Women in Physics Conference

With the goal of boosting women’s prominence in the field of physics, Allegheny College will host a free Women in Physics conference on Saturday, November 9, in Carr Hall. The event starts with registration at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. The day will include poster presentations, a career panel discussion, and a seminar

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Allegheny Lauded as a Top Liberal Arts College by Wall Street Journal

Allegheny College has been included among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings. Allegheny ranked No. 60 among all liberal arts colleges in the nation, and in the top 20 percent overall among all the schools, colleges and universities identified in the

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Allegheny Alumnus Reaches the Heights of the Appalachian Trail

This was no stroll in the park. It was a five-month, 2,192-mile grind that tested the mettle of David Gallogly. But in the end, on August 27, 2019, Gallogly stood triumphantly on the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine, 164 days after setting out from the southern terminus of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. “I

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Allegheny College to Host 2019 Executive in Residence Diane Sutter

Allegheny College’s Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics welcomes Diane Sutter, an alumna and leader in the broadcasting industry, as the 2019 Executive in Residence. Sutter will be on campus from Monday, September 30, through Wednesday, October 2, and will deliver two public talks. Sutter is a 1972 Allegheny graduate who lives in

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Allegheny Professor Emeritus Shares New-Age Vision in Off-Broadway Show

Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Hold it and picture a field of poppies glistening in the sunlight among the rolling green hills. You are peaceful. You are floating among the clouds. Now exhale slowly and feel the love. Joshua Searle-White has dropped plenty of coin to hear gurus share visions like this in

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Allegheny College Receives Grant to Study Citizen Science

Allegheny College has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore how citizen science can help people feel more connected to places in their local communities while developing science learning skills. Benjamin K. Haywood, assistant professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Allegheny, will spearhead the research along with Julia K. Parrish,

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