Articles: Tag: Research/Undergraduate

People & Places: December 2023 – April 2024

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability Delia Byrnes contributed an essay titled “Ecocriticism: From the Wilderness Idea to Just Multispecies Futures” to the edited collection The Routledge Companion to Literature and Social Justice, which was published on November 20, 2023.  Her essay traces the theoretical field of ecocriticism from its origins in European and

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Allegheny College Receives $299,925 Grant to Support Student Summer Research in the Sciences

Allegheny College received a $299,925 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to support student summer research in the sciences. Dr. Matt Venesky, associate professor of biology and director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (URSCA), is the project director. During each year of the three-year grant, funding will cover stipends for

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Allegheny Student Studies Away At Duke University Marine Lab

One experience changed the trajectory of Samantha Dzierba ‘25— leading her to dedicate herself and her career toward the stewardship of ocean life.  During the fall of 2023, Dzierba was surrounded by sea life while studying away at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina. The experience allowed her unique access to various

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Allegheny College Students and Faculty Member Honored as 2023 Campus Sustainability Champions

The prestigious Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium 2023 Campus Sustainability Champions honor was bestowed to Allegheny College student London Dejarnette, Solar Pilot Team, and Environmental Science & Sustainability Assistant Professor Matt Bethurem. This honor recognizes students, faculty, administrators, staff, student organizations, and non-student organizations of Pennsylvania schools who have made meaningful contributions to sustainability on their

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Allegheny College Graduate Teaching in South Korea as a Fulbright Fellow

Aubrey Miller ’23 was awarded a Fulbright fellowship, allowing her to spend a full academic year in South Korea as an English teaching assistant at a secondary school.  Miller was an international studies major focusing on East Asia with a minor in Chinese. She says her previous experience studying away in South Korea and her

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Allegheny Student’s Research Puts Teeth in the Mighty Bite of the Shark

Meadville, PA – It’s roughly 350 miles from the Allegheny College campus to the frothy, shark-infested waters of the Atlantic Ocean, but that didn’t stop Ryan Sesler ’23 from pursuing his passion for marine biology and studying the notorious marine creatures. Sesler’s senior project research was centered around the hypothesis put forth by his advisor,

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People & Places: May 2023

People & Places is a monthly highlight of the ongoing professional activities and achievements of faculty, staff, and students of the College. Campus newspaper staff members Sydney Emerson ’23 and Sami Mirza ’24 were recognized with Student Keystone Awards from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. Emerson, an opinion editor for The Campus, received a first-place honor

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People & Places: April 2023

People & Places is a monthly highlight of the ongoing professional activities and achievements of faculty, staff, and students of the College. Mark Cosdon, Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, will return to Sicily’s University of Palermo this fall to teach a course on contemporary American Theatre. While in Italy, Cosdon will present a pair

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Allegheny College Students Propose Public Art in Meadville To Highlight French Creek

Students in a fall 2022 environmental science and sustainability (ESS) junior seminar at Allegheny College have developed proposals for educational art — including benches, murals, and sculptures around Meadville — to showcase French Creek and its importance to the region.  Building on an idea suggested and researched by Allegheny Director of Sustainability Kelly Boulton ’02,

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Two Allegheny College Students Selected for Fulbright Canada Fellowships

Allegheny College students Evelyn Griffith ’24 and Emily Mullen ’24 have been awarded fellowships with the Fulbright Canada-MITACS Globalink program. They will conduct advanced research under the supervision of a graduate-level professor for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer in Canada.  “The fact that both of our first-time applicants have been awarded the fellowship

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