Articles: by Richard Stanley

Allegheny Faculty Members Take Initiative for Positive Student Outreach

From offering advice on social media to holding “online office hours” to assembling a reading list to educate and inform, Allegheny College faculty members are working to help students grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and the shift to off-campus, remote learning. Allegheny students currently are on their spring break but will start remote classes March

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Allegheny’s New Innovation and Creativity Lab Brings Technology to the Students

When you enter the new Allegheny Lab for Innovation and Creativity, you walk into a space bristling with cutting-edge technology. In the fabrication lab, there’s a bank of 3D printers, a laser cutter and a three-axis CNC machine. Go a little further and you enter a computer design lab with neatly aligned rows of workstations,

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Max E. and Mary Roha Found the Right Chemistry for Successful Lives

Max E. Roha will tell you that, throughout his career, critical thinking played a major role in his success as a research chemist. Look beyond the obvious and consider in detail the underlying assumptions of what is considered to be true, the 1944 Allegheny College graduate advises today’s students. “Pursue goals which are important to

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Allegheny’s Creek Connections Celebrates Silver Anniversary of Aquatic Exploration

It’s been 25 years since Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Jim Palmer first waded into the waters of French Creek with a group of curious Meadville-area high school students in search of hellbenders and other aquatic curiosities. That day marked the beginning of Allegheny College’s hugely successful Creek Connections program, which has educated

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City of Pittsburgh Honors Allegheny Graduate and Author Posthumously

It’s not every day that a city names a day after a children’s book author. But Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto declared December 8, 2019, Kate Dopirak Day as her fellow writers came together to hold a children’s book festival in her honor. Kate’s Kid Book Bash, held inside the Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh, was a

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Now Is the Time to Find Jobs and Internships as Potential Employers Visit Allegheny Campus

It’s still relatively early in the semester, but now is the time for Allegheny College students to think about and plan what they would like to be doing this summer, especially when it comes to internships and gaining valuable work experience. That’s the message from Jim Fitch, Allegheny’s director of career education, who says there

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Israel Sojourn Provides Inspiration for Allegheny Environmental Science Professor

Allegheny College professor Beth Choate spent her winter holiday break touring Israel and visiting universities and other institutions of higher learning to find out more about how Israeli researchers are thinking about sustainable behaviors and methods that spark change. What she took away from the trip was “amazing stories of sustainability as a result of

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Allegheny Professor Helps Explore the Economics of Nutrition

Everyone thinks like an economist about food. They just don’t necessarily know it, says Amelia Finaret, assistant professor of global health studies at Allegheny College. The economics of nutrition is not just about how much consumers spend on certain types of food, she adds. “It’s a lot broader than people think. It’s not only about

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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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