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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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Allegheny College Welcomes Two Alumni as Trustees

The Allegheny College Board of Trustees has added two members, including a longtime health-care industry professional and an attorney with expertise in securities and financial reporting. They started their terms on the board effective Oct. 1. Thomas J. Sadvary is the former chief executive officer of HonorHealth where he was instrumental in leading the creation

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Allegheny’s Creek Connections Receives $40,000 Grable Foundation Grant

Allegheny College’s Creek Connections program has received a $40,000 grant from the Grable Foundation to fund educator expenses in the Pittsburgh area, such as workshops, water-testing kits and school travel over the next two years. “The grant allows us to continue our high level of support to Pittsburgh-area teachers, including materials for water-quality monitoring and

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Allegheny College International Club Students Travel to Pittsburgh

The Allegheny College International Club took students on a recent trip to Pittsburgh that began with a scenic ride up the Duquesne Incline. The group then headed into the city, where they toured the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning and visited shops in the Strip District. The trip was “a fun event for all

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Allegheny Professor Receives Grant to Help With Sustainable Community-Based Forestry Project in Africa

Dr. Nicole Gross-Camp, a visiting assistant professor of environmental science and sustainability at Allegheny College, has received a grant from the United Kingdom’s Darwin Initiative in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in Scotland to make forest management sustainable in Tanzania. The $469,000 grant will support the project participants over the course of three

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Allegheny Earns Latest Ranking as a Top Liberal Arts College

Allegheny College has been named among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States in the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings. Allegheny ranked No. 51 among all liberal arts colleges in the nation, and No. 134 of more than 1,000 schools, colleges and universities identified in the publication’s annual student-focused

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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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