Articles: by Richard Stanley

Profitability is the Key to Sustainability, Scholar Says

The key to future abundant renewable energy is finding a way to generate and distribute that energy in a profitable and sustainable way, scholar and author Jeffrey Ball told an audience at Allegheny College on Tuesday night. Ball, a former newspaper reporter, said his experience reporting on and researching renewable energy policy has shown him

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National Expert on Water-Use Policy to Speak at Allegheny

Robert Glennon, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on water policy and law, will deliver a free public address titled “Our Thirst for Energy in a Warming, Water-Stressed World” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Allegheny College’s Ford Chapel. During his visit, Glennon also will receive the inaugural Ewalt Environmental Prize from the college

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Allegheny’s Student Alliance for Prison Reform Hosts Anthony Ray Hinton

Anthony Ray Hinton was released from Jefferson County (Alabama) Jail in 2015 after serving one of the longest sentences on death row among those later exonerated — and since then he has been traveling the country telling his story. Hinton spoke at Allegheny College on Thursday, Sept. 20, as part of a program sponsored by

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Ahoy, Gators! First-Year Allegheny Students Sail Through Time

On a bright and balmy September afternoon, Allegheny College Professors Casey Bradshaw-Wilson and Richard Bowden moved their classrooms onto the rolling deck of a 19th-century fishing schooner and skimmed through the ripples of a gently turbulent Lake Erie off Presque Isle — much to the delight of their 30 first-year seminar students and a handful

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Allegheny’s Treasured Collections of Artifacts, Manuscripts Get Worldwide Exposure

Whether they are housed in the second-floor special collections area of Pelletier Library or in an academic department’s archives, Allegheny College hosts a colorful and historic treasure trove of photos and documents. But they are largely unknown to many students, alumni and researchers. That won’t be the case anymore as the college’s Library Information and

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Allegheny to Host Public Lecture Series on Energy and Society

Allegheny College will host a series of three public lectures this fall focused on U.S. energy from a variety of perspectives, including energy policy, the relationship between freshwater and energy resources, and environmental injustices associated with energy production and distribution. The first lecture, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Tippie Alumni

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The Opioid Epidemic: Developing a GeoStory for Crawford County

Like many areas in the nation, Crawford County is reckoning with the ongoing opioid crisis, which is silencing the voices of young people, wreaking havoc on families, and eating away at the social fabric of many communities at an alarming rate. Rebecca Dawson, assistant professor of biology and global health studies at Allegheny College, and

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Geology Professor Receives Grant to Help Students Explore Shale Formations

An Allegheny College geology professor has received a $55,000 grant from the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society (ACS) to conduct research along with students of shale formations in the Appalachian Basin over the next two years. Kathryn Tamulonis, assistant professor of geology, received the funding for her research project, “Relationship Between Rome

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Creek Connections Receives Grant for Water-Quality Monitoring Kits

Creek Connections at Allegheny College has received a $2,100 grant from Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to purchase water-quality monitoring equipment. “This grant is important because we are a long-time successful environmental-education project with ongoing costs,” said Wendy Kedzierski, Creek Connections project director. “We have a few schools that have been

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