April 12th 2021
Adrienne Krone’s research exploring contemporary religious food justice movements has taken her into the field — and actually into fields — as she visited more than 25 Jewish community farms in the United States and Canada. As the Allegheny College religious studies professor spoke with and worked alongside farmers and activists, she heard powerful stories
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March 5th 2021
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
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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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Allegheny College graduate Manuella Mwihemuka personifies resilience. Born in Rwanda, Mwihemuka survived her home country’s horrific genocide in 1994 and left Africa at age 13. She first enrolled as an Allegheny College student in fall 2007. Her Allegheny journey would culminate, some 13 years later, in her graduation with the Class of 2020 — and
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February 8th 2021
Ever since his childhood growing up near Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, James Scarborough has had a keen interest in the nighttime sky and often considers what it would be like to explore those shiny points of light that he gazes at in wonder. Scarborough brought his love of the stars to Allegheny College, where he is
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February 1st 2021
Allegheny College has received a two-year, $100,000 grant to help train Allegheny students in laboratory research that will explore whether a minimal form of life can be created beyond the confines of DNA, the central building block for all life on Earth. Funding for the research project, titled “Toward Creating Alien Life: A Genetic Self-Replicating
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November 17th 2020
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
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November 9th 2020
For the second year in a row, Alexander Yarkosky, a senior from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, has won honors in the statewide competition for redrawing election district lines with the goal of making for fairer elections in the commonwealth. In the most recent competition, Yarkosky placed third, and in 2019 he was awarded honorable mention for his
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April 15th 2020
Delaney Lacey, a junior at Allegheny College, has been selected for a 2020 Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship program honoring the late Senator Barry Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. Lacey, a biology major and psychology minor from Bethel
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March 11th 2020
When you enter the new Allegheny Lab for Innovation and Creativity, you walk into a space bristling with cutting-edge technology. In the fabrication lab, there’s a bank of 3D printers, a laser cutter and a three-axis CNC machine. Go a little further and you enter a computer design lab with neatly aligned rows of workstations,
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