Articles: by Richard Stanley

Following the Fish

Two Allegheny students and an alumnus of the College have been working this summer in little-known streams in the area helping the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) monitor water quality and document the presence of valuable trout and other aquatic life. Rising seniors Grace Hemmelgarn from Williston, Vermont, and Danielle Studer from Austinburg, Ohio,

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibit Includes Two Works by Allegheny College Professor Emerita Amara Geffen

To her delight and that of the Allegheny College community, artist Amara Geffen has two works on exhibit through August 29, 2021, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Upon completion of the exhibit, the works will become part of the permanent collection at The Met. Two ceramic sculptures by Geffen, who

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Allegheny College’s Creek Connections Program Receives Grants to Promote Watershed Education

Allegheny College has received $93,000 in grants from The Grable Foundation of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to support the College’s Creek Connections program, an environmental education outreach effort that brings hands-on environmental education to K-12 schools throughout western Pennsylvania. A $90,000 grant from The Grable Foundation, a foundation dedicated to changing

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Student-Faculty Summer Research Returns to the Allegheny Campus

Allegheny College’s Summer Research program is returning in a big way in 2021 as 103 students will be participating in some form of summer research and the well-attended weekly Allegheny College Research Seminar Series (ACRoSS) meetings will return, albeit virtually at first. The student-faculty research this year is funded through the Provost’s Office, through external

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Allegheny College English Professor Receives Prestigious American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

Allegheny College Assistant Professor of English John MacNeill Miller has been named a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for the fall of 2021. Miller said he will use the fellowship semester to complete his book, On Background: Scenery, Ecology, and the Social Novel, which focuses on the entangled intellectual histories of

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Commencement Ceremonies at Allegheny College Celebrate 317 Graduates, Three Distinguished Leaders

Allegheny College today honored 317 graduates and presented honorary degrees to three distinguished leaders in three separate Commencement ceremonies held on the Bicentennial Plaza in the college’s 206th year. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees were conferred on Emily Graslie, a science communicator, video host and educational media producer; Dr. Denise Johnson, acting physician general

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Allegheny College to Honor Three Distinguished Leaders at Commencement Ceremonies

In its 206th year, Allegheny College will award honorary degrees to three distinguished leaders at the College’s Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 22. Commencement will be held in person and in three separate ceremonies on the Allegheny campus. Receiving honorary degrees will be Emily Graslie, a science communicator, video host

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Allegheny Computer Science Department Puts Emphasis on Ethical Programming

Today’s computer science students will enter a tech industry that’s coming face to face with issues of bias, equity, openness, accessibility, and privacy. So it’s crucial for those new professionals to understand the ethical implications of the tools and solutions they create, according to Oliver Bonham-Carter and Janyl Jumadinova, both computer science professors at Allegheny

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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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