June 4th 2021
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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May 3rd 2021
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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February 16th 2021
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
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October 19th 2020
Allegheny College Assistant Professor of English Mari Christmas is a 2020 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winner for her skill in fiction writing. The foundation writes that “her fierce, darkly humorous, emotionally riveting work explores and embodies today’s world reflecting our deepest anxieties and the complexities of current-day feminism, motherhood, and modern love.” This award
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By Cristina Rouvalis
February 5th 2020
It’s not every day that a city names a day after a children’s book author. But Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto declared December 8, 2019, Kate Dopirak Day as her fellow writers came together to hold a children’s book festival in her honor. Kate’s Kid Book Bash, held inside the Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh, was a
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November 19th 2019
Karl Smith has a doctorate in biophysics from the University of Rochester. He also worked at Amazon as a software engineer trying to make the Alexa voice assistant smarter. But now Smith is putting his talents to better use, he says, as a children’s science storyteller. He describes his new calling as “Mister Rogers meets
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May 29th 2019
Allegheny College’s faculty helped Lauren Ottaviani ’18 nurture her knack for learning languages, for Shakespearean studies and for singing. Now they are celebrating Ottaviani’s Fulbright award to teach English in Belgium starting in the spring of 2020. “Lauren will make an ideal Fulbright Scholar. Prodigiously bright, mature and responsible, she graduated summa cum laude from
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Joseph Merante ’20
March 19th 2019
Editor’s Note: Allegheny College junior Joseph Merante is spending the spring 2019 semester at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. He shared his thoughts on life there so far: The first thing that hits you when you step out of the airplane on the eastern edge of the Australian continent is the heat. My experience
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June 6th 2018
If you think of the Middle Ages as little more than dirt, blood and Bubonic Plague, recent Allegheny College graduate Madeline Hernstrom-Hill can enlighten you. “Sure, all that is there, but there is also so much more — complicated medical manuals, treatises about forms of government, astrological thought, trade across incredible distances, I could go
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December 5th 2017
Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Alexis Hart and Senior Writing Consultant Jessica Reed ’18 presented their talk titled “De(ux)coding: (1) Collaborative Faculty-Undergraduate Research and (2) Questioning in ‘Matched’ Consultations” at the International Writing Centers Association Conference in Chicago on November 11.
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