Brittany Imel ’19 found her calling for public health at Allegheny College. Today, Imel is taking the next step toward a fulfilling career in the field, pursuing a dual Master of Medical Science—Physician Assistant and Master of Public Health program at Arcadia University. Initially, Imel had planned to attend medical school after finishing her undergraduate
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Allegheny College Biology Professor Elected 2021 Honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Allegheny College Professor of Biology Ron Mumme has been named a 2021 Honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Mumme is one of five fellows elected from undergraduate institutions out of 141 total fellows in the biological sciences. Honored
It’s World Soil Day! Did you know that Allegheny College has a long history of teaching and conducting research on soils and the environment? “Without soils, there’d be no food or forests,” says Eric Pallant, Christine Scott Nelson ’73 Endowed Professor of Environmental Science & Sustainability (ESS). “Which is why we need to stop treating
Sharks, Lies, and Videotape: Scientists Document Many Problems With Shark Week, Marine Biology’s Biggest Stage
Shark Week is many things. First and foremost, it’s a week of shark-themed documentary programming on the Discovery Channel. Now in its 33rd year, it’s the longest-running cable event in history. It’s the biggest audience that marine biologists and ocean conservationists get, attracting millions of viewers who might otherwise not ever think about sharks at
Two Allegheny College students will be recognized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium as 2021 Campus Sustainability Champions. The Campus Sustainability Champion title is awarded annually to students, faculty, administrators and staff of Pennsylvania colleges and universities who have made meaningful contributions benefiting social, economic or environmental sustainability on their campus or in their community.
The scenic, meandering Shenango River has been selected as Pennsylvania’s River of the Year in 2021, and an Allegheny College alumna and current Penn State staff member leads the group that helped bring that honor to the waterway. Brandi Baros is a 1995 Allegheny graduate and the president of the Shenango River Watchers. The organization
To Will Harrod ’21 and Allegheny College Biology Professor Ron Mumme, lab research means early morning drives and time spent among the trees. Their eyes stay fixed not down into a microscope, but up into forest branches. Their muse? The hooded warbler. For two summers, Harrod partnered with Mumme to conduct fieldwork following the behavioral
North America’s common starling has received a bad rap as a destructive invasive species, and an Allegheny College professor and student researcher have set out to clear the bird’s reputation and show how untruths can influence people’s perceptions in nature and beyond. The research project by John MacNeill Miller, assistant professor of English, and then-student
From Carr Hall to the BBC: Allegheny College Student-Faculty Research Featured on International Stage
Kylie Wirebach’s research while an Allegheny College student transported her to forests near campus, the heights of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, and, now, to the international stage of the British Broadcasting Corp. Wirebach, Allegheny Class of 2020, was interviewed for the BBC Future story “The Return of Europe’s Largest Beasts,” published in September. She
It’s quite the fusion of talents joining the ranks of Allegheny College’s faculty in the fall of 2020. From scholars in modern Arabic literature and French and Francophone studies to a former economic analyst for a global banking firm, Allegheny’s new faculty members bring unique backgrounds and qualities to the campus classrooms this academic year.