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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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