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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 Student’s Dry Lake Farm Pitch Wins Zingale Big Idea Competition

Allegheny College student Brandon Bolling won the $10,000 first-place prize at the 14th annual Zingale Big Idea Competition, held virtually by the College’s Bruce R. Thompson Center For Business & Economics on Saturday, May 8. Bolling pitched a concept for Dry Lake Farm, an environmentally friendly chicken producer, in the competition, which emulates the experiences seen on

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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 College Hosts Events to Celebrate Achievements, Award Recipients in the 2020–21 Academic Year

Allegheny College is hosting several events on Thursday, May 13, to celebrate student achievements and award recipients in the 2020–21 academic year. The Allegheny community, family members, and others are invited to join the events virtually. The fourth annual Richard J. Cook-Teresa M. Lahti Scholars Symposium is a virtual event featuring the Senior Comprehensive Projects

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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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Two Allegheny College Professors Receive Fulbright Awards to Teach and Conduct Research Abroad

Allegheny College Professors Christopher Bakken and Stephen Onyeiwu have received 2021–22 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards to teach and conduct research in Greece and Nigeria, respectively. Each will return to a country that played a formative role in his development as a scholar and educator. Bakken, the Frederick F. Seely Professor of English, has taught,

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