April 19th 2016
April 19, 2016 – Allegheny College senior Abby Lombard has received the Outstanding Student Award from the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. The yearly award is given to one undergraduate student who displays excellence and promise in public administration. Although she is a native of Syracuse, New York, Lombard was
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Shu Yi Tang ’17
November 10th 2015
Mathematics is more than a scramble of numbers for Yukihide “Yuki” Nakada, a senior who is a double major in mathematics and philosophy/religious studies. It’s what makes the world go ’round for him. “This organic feeling that there is a symmetry and simplicity that everything is related is just a wonderful thing about mathematics, which sets
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May 5th 2015
After attending two AAC&U workshops on Faculty Leadership and Integrative Learning, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Eric Boynton, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Global Health Studies Lee Coates, and Associate Professor of French Laura Reeck co-authored an article, “Opening the Doors for Faculty Collaboration: The Case of the Allegheny Gateway,” which appears in
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April 2nd 2015
Routledge Press has republished as a volume a collection of eight essays edited in 2013 by Professor of Philosophy Eric Palmer for Journal of Global Ethics. More information about the volume, Gender Justice and Development: Vulnerability and Empowerment, can be found here. Professor Palmer has recently taken up the role of program chair (alongside Julian
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By Nahla Bendefaa A fascination with logic and a dream of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon is what brought Alexander Marrero ’18 to Allegheny College. Alexander, from Hawley, Pa., enrolled at Allegheny to pursue his interests in pre-medicine and philosophy. Alexander was introduced to Allegheny last spring during his senior-year overnight visit when he got the chance
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September 3rd 2014
Professor of Philosophy Eric Palmer was elected president of the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA) at the 30th anniversary IDEA Congress in San Jose, Costa Rica, in July. At the meeting he presented the paper “Vulnerable due to hope: aspiration paradox as a cross-cultural concern.” Palmer engaged in library research in Europe using funds from
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May 2nd 2014
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Eric Palmer guest-edited Issue 9.3 of Journal of Global Ethics in 2013. Last summer he took on the role of co-editor of the same journal, a Taylor & Francis / Routledge publication, for 2014 forward. He works alongside Sirkku Hellsten of the University of Dar es Salaam. Issue 10.1
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September 1st 2013
Professor of Philosophy Eric Palmer accepted the position of Co-Editor of Journal of Global Ethics, alongside Sirkku Hellsten. Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis, the journal enters its tenth year of publication in 2014. Professor Palmer also co-directed a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute (“Development Ethics” at Michigan State University) and published “The Andhra Pradesh Microfinance Crisis
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Carl Olson, professor of religious studies, presented at the annual meeting of the Conference on the Study of Religions of India at Drew University in Madison, N.J. on June 29. His essay was titled, “The Curse of the Indian Ascetic: An Examination of Narrative and Power.” The essay describes the act of Indian ascetics using
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Oxford University Press has published the latest book by Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson, The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism. The book is essentially about the use of postmodern philosophy as a tool for interpreting religious phenomena and the pros and cons for doing so. The chapters examine
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