Articles: Tag: Research/Faculty

Allegheny College Receives Grant to Study Citizen Science

Allegheny College has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore how citizen science can help people feel more connected to places in their local communities while developing science learning skills. Benjamin K. Haywood, assistant professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Allegheny, will spearhead the research along with Julia K. Parrish,

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Why Might People Not Seek Help for Mental Illness? Allegheny College Research Team Looks for Answers

Mental health problems are on the rise in the United States, but due to a variety of reasons, many people aren’t getting or seeking the help they need, says Allegheny Psychology Professor Monali Chowdhury. Recognizing a lack of research on the subject, Chowdhury tasked students in her research group to study this phenomenon in the

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Allegheny College Alumnus and His Undergraduate Advisor Collaborate to Publish Book

When two people work together on a major project, it’s vital for both to feel they are on equal footing as they collaboratively develop a finished product. Peter Capretto is a 2010 graduate of Allegheny College with a double major in philosophy and religious studies. He later earned a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, where

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Faculty-Student Research on Aquaponics Is Focus of Two Presentations

Samantha Laurence ’14 and Assistant Professor of Environmental Science TJ Eatmon presented a poster titled “Aquaponics as an Integrative Context for Campus and Community Sustainability” at the 42nd Annual Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education on October 10 in Baltimore. The presentation highlighted the ways in which the College’s aquaponics project has

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Coates, Homan and Stoner Present Research at Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Annie Homan ’13, Hudson Stoner ’13, and Professor of Biology and Neuroscience Lee Coates recently presented research at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting held in San Diego. The title of the presentation was “Vitamin A deficiency attenuates olfactory receptor neuron responses in mice.” Annie is a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center

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Cosdon Presents Work on “The Twentieth Century’s First Big Flop”

Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies Mark Cosdon presented “The Twentieth Century’s First Big Flop: Little Nemo in Slumberland” at the American Society for Theatre Research conference in Dallas, Texas. Cosdon also presented on the “Publish, Don’t Perish: Books” session, discussing the publishing process alongside acquisitions editors from Palgrave Macmillan and the University of

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Kapfhammer Publishes Paper on Mutation Analysis

Associate Professor of Computer Science Gregory M. Kapfhammer and co-authors René Just and Franz Schweiggert (University of Ulm, Germany) published a paper in the proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis. The paper “Do Redundant Mutants Affect the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Mutation Analysis?” empirically answers the question posed in its title with

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Neff Invited to Participate in Project on Rethinking Graduate Education in Ecology

Based on his research on ecological research policy, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Mark Neff has been invited to participate in a multi-year project at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland to rethink graduate education in ecology. The goal of the effort is to create a pedagogical framework that enhances the responsiveness

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Olson and Waggett Co-author Paper on Incorporating Medical Anthropology into the Curriculum

During the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in Chicago, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Development and Environmental Studies Liz Olson presented a paper that was co-authored by Associate Professor of Environmental Science Caryl Waggett, “Emerging Interdisciplinary Programs in Global Health at Undergraduate Liberal Arts Colleges: An example from Allegheny College,” on the

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