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Allegheny College Students and Alumna Collaborate on Autism Nature Trail for Pymatuning State Park

Recreational activity should be accessible to all, but it can be challenging for those with autism or developmental disabilities due to sensory overload, restricted behavior, and unpredictable surroundings. In response, a group of Allegheny College students sought opportunities to improve recreational access by developing a feasibility plan for an autism nature trail at Pymatuning State [...]

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Allegheny Student and Zero Hunger Intern Starts Food Recovery Network Chapter on Campus

After learning about anti-hunger movements and policy as an intern with the Congressional Hunger Center, London DeJarnette ’24 decided to bring these experiences back to Allegheny College by starting a chapter of the Food Recovery Network right here on campus.  A student-led movement, Food Recovery Network aims to fight food waste and end hunger in [...]

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Allegheny College Mathematics Professor Appointed Editor of Internationally Recognized Mathematics Journal

For 10 years, Allegheny College Professor of Mathematics Tamara Lakins has used The College Mathematics Journal (CMJ) as a resource to help junior mathematics majors learn mathematics independently by assigning articles for them to read, discuss, and present in class. Now she will play a leadership role as the journal’s editor-elect in 2023 and editor [...]

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Scientists Document Issues With, Identify Opportunities for “Shark Week” in Newly Published Analysis of Marine Biology’s Biggest Stage

The long-running Discovery Channel series “Shark Week” is likely contributing to a collective public perception of sharks as bad — but even relatively small changes could substantially improve the show’s presentation of sharks, shark science and conservation issues, and scientists, according to a newly published study. The article, “A content analysis of 32 years of [...]

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Allegheny Students Partner with Women’s Services Inc. To Produce Domestic Violence Resource Book for Children

Producing a domestic violence resource book for children is a daunting project in itself. Factor in a pandemic lockdown, differing time zones, and the challenges that come with navigating the first year of college, and it seems nearly impossible. But that’s just what a team of Global Citizen Scholars (GCS) at Allegheny College set out [...]

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New Podcast Features Student Experiences in Allegheny College’s Award-winning Undergraduate Research Program

The Allegheny College Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (URSCA) has launched a new podcast to feature Allegheny students discussing their experiences in the College’s award-winning undergraduate research and creative activities program. The podcast — named Gator TAILS (Talking About Inquiry, Learning, and Scholarship) — is hosted by Matt Venesky, Ph.D., director of [...]

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Allegheny College Professor’s First Collection of Poetry Honored with Multiple Awards

Allegheny College Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies M. Soledad Caballero’s first collection of poetry, I Was A Bell, has received several prestigious awards, including the:  2022 Outstanding Book from the International Association of Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry 2022 Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner from the Independent Book Publishers Association 2022 Juan Felipe [...]

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Allegheny College Student Humanizes Soldiers’ Stories Through Gettysburg National Military Park Internship

Michael Gartland ’23, a history major with an English minor at Allegheny College, interned at the Gettysburg National Military Park in the summer of 2022. While walking the Civil War battlefields, he gained a greater appreciation of the influence history has on people.  “The experience was phenomenal,” Gartland says. “My favorite part was exploring the [...]

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Allegheny College Professor Caryl Waggett To Receive Prestigious Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education

Allegheny College Professor of Global Health Studies Caryl Waggett has been named the recipient of the 2022 Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). The award recognizes faculty who have made exemplary efforts to start or sustain an undergraduate program, collaborated with [...]

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