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Meadiaville Listening Project to Debut Its Third Season

Allegheny’s Communication Arts and Theatre Department students will release the third season of the Meadiaville Listening Project, called “North Main Narratives,” an oral-history podcast that features the college’s recently retired staff and professors, with a listening party planned for Monday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main

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Allegheny College Hosts Visiting Diplomat Dale Giovengo

Dale Giovengo’s career as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State has spanned posts in France, Albania, Kuwait, Pakistan, Switzerland, Iraq and, now, Allegheny College. Giovengo is serving as a Visiting Diplomat in the Allegheny Gateway during the 2018–19 academic year. Visiting Diplomats are career foreign service officers and specialists located throughout

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New National Ranking Highlights Allegheny College’s Innovative Curriculum

Allegheny College has been recognized in a new national ranking of “innovative colleges and universities that may not get the limelight, but deserve to be household names.” The list of “50 Underrated Colleges Doing Great Things” was published by College Consensus, a college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews. According to College

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For Alumni Couple Who Met at Allegheny, Ties to the College Remain Strong

Robert and Mary Utter were both very active in Greek life while students at Allegheny College. Mary joined Alpha Delta Pi as a sophomore, and Robert joined Delta Tau Delta as a junior. Both graduated in 2006. Several years later as they made their way through post-graduate school and early advances in their careers in

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Allegheny College Alumnus and His Undergraduate Advisor Collaborate to Publish Book

When two people work together on a major project, it’s vital for both to feel they are on equal footing as they collaboratively develop a finished product. Peter Capretto is a 2010 graduate of Allegheny College with a double major in philosophy and religious studies. He later earned a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, where

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Be the Change You Seek, Buddhist Scholars Tell Allegheny Students

Many people underestimate the importance of living a life centered around a disciplined spiritual practice rooted in self reflection, a life that can give birth to the gift of mindfulness and the dramatic, positive change it can bring into their lives. That’s the message shared by Claude AnShin Thomas, a Zen Buddhist monk, and Wiebke

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Allegheny Professor’s Podcast Brings Victor Hugo’s Work Into the 21st Century

Allegheny College Associate Professor of French Briana Lewis has started a podcast that she hopes will open a dialogue about the relevance of Victor Hugo’s work in the 21st-century world. Lewis, who received degrees from Furman University, Boston University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has taught at Allegheny for the past

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Annual Lord Lecture to Discuss “New Sensors Empowered by Molecular Electronics”

Timothy M. Swager, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry and director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present the annual Lord Lecture at Allegheny College on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Ford Memorial Chapel. The lecture, titled “New Sensors Empowered by Molecular Electronics,” is

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Allegheny Receives Valuable Software Donation from Oilfield Technology Company

Allegheny College’s geology students will benefit from two in-kind donations of software totaling $9.4 million from oilfield services company Schlumberger, a worldwide provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. The company has agreed to grant a request from Assistant Professor of Geology Kathryn Tamulonis to enable

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Leading Water Policy Expert Discusses Importance of Conservation

Robert Glennon, considered one of the nation’s leading experts in water policy and law, began a presentation at Allegheny College last Tuesday by posing a question to the students sitting around him: “How many of you like to take long showers?” Slowly, hands shot up around Ford Memorial Chapel, and after some deliberation as to

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