Articles: by Richard Stanley

Allegheny’s David V. Wise Sport & Fitness Center Gets a New Look

A five-month renovation has transformed the entrance to the David V. Wise Sport & Fitness Center from a noisy, sweaty workout area into an open lobby with comfortable seating and space that one day might become the home of the Allegheny College Athletic Hall of Fame. The lobby of the facility for more than a

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Allegheny Summer Academy Gives Students a Sampling of College Life

High school students can be very curious about what lies ahead for them, especially when it comes to living and studying on a college campus. Well, the opportunity to get a sneak peek at that experience has arrived with the Allegheny College Summer Academy for 2020. With three new academies to choose from, high school

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Allegheny Graduate Devotes his Career to Coast-to-Coast Geological Pursuits

In the 53 years since Jeffress “Jeff” Williams graduated from Allegheny College, he’s spent an inordinate amount of time on the beach. It’s not what you might think. He hasn’t been biding his time sunbathing and bodysurfing. He’s been performing potential planet-saving research for the United States Geological Survey. Williams retired from the USGS in

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12 Allegheny Students Receive Scholarships to Study Overseas

Twelve Allegheny College students have been awarded a total of $37,000 in funding through the prestigious Gilman International Scholarship program to help pay for their study away experiences in 2020. The scholarships will support Experiential Learning trips, semesters abroad and summer internships, said Patrick Jackson, director of fellowship advising at Allegheny. It is the largest

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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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