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
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May 12th 2021
When Alexandrea Rice was studying in the classrooms of Carr Hall, she never envisioned herself voyaging on a research vessel on the wind-whipped Great Lakes during the month of April when the weather can be fatefully fickle. But that’s exactly what the 2017 graduate of Allegheny College found herself doing this year. “Being on the
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January 7th 2020
In the 53 years since Jeffress “Jeff” Williams graduated from Allegheny College, he’s spent an inordinate amount of time on the beach. It’s not what you might think. He hasn’t been biding his time sunbathing and bodysurfing. He’s been performing potential planet-saving research for the United States Geological Survey. Williams retired from the USGS in
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October 23rd 2018
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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September 26th 2018
Robert Glennon, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on water policy and law, will deliver a free public address titled “Our Thirst for Energy in a Warming, Water-Stressed World” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Allegheny College’s Ford Chapel. During his visit, Glennon also will receive the inaugural Ewalt Environmental Prize from the college
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September 17th 2018
Allegheny College will host a series of three public lectures this fall focused on U.S. energy from a variety of perspectives, including energy policy, the relationship between freshwater and energy resources, and environmental injustices associated with energy production and distribution. The first lecture, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Tippie Alumni
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July 31st 2018
An Allegheny College geology professor has received a $55,000 grant from the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society (ACS) to conduct research along with students of shale formations in the Appalachian Basin over the next two years. Kathryn Tamulonis, assistant professor of geology, received the funding for her research project, “Relationship Between Rome
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February 3rd 2017
Allegheny College senior Alexandrea Rice has been awarded a Davey Foundation Annual Arbor Grant for her work in eco-friendly research. Rice is an environmental science major, with a focus in forest and soil science, and a geology minor. “The award is a testament to Alex’s work as an undergraduate in (Professor) Rich Bowden’s lab on
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December 6th 2016
Brett Trottier ’19 has been playing his guitar and singing in the lobby of the Allegheny College Campus Center since he returned from Thanksgiving break. The most recent evidence: groups of students taken to occasionally filming, mostly staring, and enthusiastically applauding. Trottier is a member of the Philanthropic Committee of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity,
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December 1st 2016
The Allegheny Geology Department was well represented at the September 2016 National Geological Society of America meeting in Denver, Colo. Assistant Professor Theresa Schwartz gave an invited talk about her ongoing work regarding the paleoclimate and paleotopography of the northern Rocky Mountains. She also co-presented a poster with colleagues regarding the evolution of coastal California
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