April 2012 News
- Solar Scholars renewable energy workshop May 12
The Bucknell University Solar Scholars will present a "Renewable Energy Workshop" May 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance registration is recommended.
- Lewisburg Community Garden plant sale May 5
A plant sale will be held Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lewisburg Community Garden, located at the intersection of St. Anthony Street and Water Street.
- Ask the Experts: Gary Steiner on animal rights
Gary Steiner, John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy, discusses animal rights and the vegan imperative.
- Students build critical skills, connections through Engineering Success Alliance
Now in its second year, the Engineering Success Alliance provides students who come from under-resourced high schools with the academic resources, peer support and opportunities they need to succeed.
- Students combat pain, poverty in Dominican Republic
Fifteen Bucknell University students and two advisers traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of a week-long service trip.
- New appointment to Rooke Professorship in Engineering
Michael Prince, a professor of chemical engineering at Bucknell University, has been appointed to the Robert L. Rooke Professorship in Engineering.
- Researchers investigate how some bats survive with white-nose syndrome
Two Bucknell professors have received a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service grant to find out whether certain genetic characteristics, behavior and environmental factors contribute to the severity of the white-nose syndrome, which has killed up to 6.7 million bats in eastern North America.
- Outstanding achievement in the liberal arts
Bucknell's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest honorary society, inducted 43 new members at a ceremony Friday at the Campus Theatre. Members are selected for scholastic achievement, intellectual honesty, and evidence of a broad range of intellectual interests in the liberal arts.
- Professor's study of blood vessels could aid in cancer drug delivery
Professor James Baish and clinical collaborators in Boston have found a way to map the shape and space between blood vessels in tumors, a discovery that could allow drug companies to better design and doctors to more precisely prescribe cancer-fighting drugs.
- Campus Theatre renovation project honored by AIA
The Campus Theatre Renovation Project has been honored with a Citation of Merit for Architectural Excellence by the American Institute of Architects' Pennsylvania Chapter.
- Ask the Experts: G.C. Waldrep on poetry, apocalyptic literature
Assistant Professor of English G.C. Waldrep talks about how poetry helps us explain the world.
- A 'Golden View' of Art and Science
Makoto Fujimura '83 and President John Bravman explored how technology and the arts intertwine in the Bucknell Forum event, "Creative Engagement: The Questions Science and Art Ask of Each Other," held April 3, 2012.
- Slam Poetry: From the Page to the Stage
Bucknell University students give voice to their poetry at the Stadler Center Slams, a reading series launched at the beginning of the 2011–12 academic year.
- Bucknell dedicates historic DeWitt Building
With the cut of the intertwined orange and blue ribbon that was stretched in front of the recently renovated DeWitt Building, Bucknell capped its latest venture into downtown Lewisburg.
- President's second patent furthers cardiac stent progress
Bucknell University President John Bravman has developed a patented coating that may make coronary stents safer for heart disease patients.
- Bucknell events April 28 and 29 part of Lewisburg Arts Weekend
The 43rd annual Lewisburg Arts Festival will be held April 27 through May 12. The festival will include the Market Street Festival April 28 with art, entertainment and food along Market Street. As part of the festival, Bucknell University will host several related events.
- Concerts: Rooke Chapel Ringers April 28, Rooke Chapel Choir April 29
Bucknell University will present two concerts by the Rooke Chapel Ringers and the Rooke Chapel Choir on April 28 and 29 respectively.
- Bucknell Dance Company spring concert April 27 and 28
The Bucknell Dance Company will present its annual spring concert April 27 and 28, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center. The program will feature a mix of modern, ballet and tap dance, with original choreography by guest artists Nick Ross and Melissa Bobick.
- BUEC sustainable backyard grand re-opening April 27
The Bucknell University Environmental Center will hold a grand re-opening of the BUEC sustainable backyard on Friday, April 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will include tours, presentations and native plant giveaways.
- Bucknell students April 26: 'A solution to the Federal Budget Problem'
A panel of Bucknell University students will present "America is Drowning in Debt: A Solution to the Federal Budget Problem," April 26 at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building.
- Inuit activist April 26: global climate change and human rights
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will discuss global climate change and human rights April 26 at 8 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Beautiful Mind author April 25: 'Grand Pursuit of Economic Thinkers'
Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind, will give the talk, "Big Government, Small Government and the Grand Pursuit of Economic Thinkers," April 25 at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium.
- 'Climate Refugees' documentary April 24 at Campus Theatre
The Bucknell University Environmental Center's "Green Screens" series concludes for the semester with the documentary, "Climate Refugees," April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg. General admission is $2 per person.
- Woodard to discuss grassroots development in Nicaragua April 24
Sarah Woodard will discuss "Challenges of Grass Roots Development in Nicaragua" April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theater of the Elaine Langone Center. The presentation will feature a slide show and the sale of hand-made Nicaraguan crafts.
- Jewish resistance fighter: April 23 Yom HaShoah observance
Moshe Baran, a partisan/resistance fighter during World War II, will give the talk, "Resistance in Peace and War Times," April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell as part of the University's observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- Students, LARA, host pool pass fundraiser April 22
Bucknell University students are working with LARA on a fun run/walk and Zumbathon fund-raising project in memory of two local children who drowned in the Susquehanna River in August 2009.
- Jazz Band concert April 20: guest artist, world premiere
The Bucknell University Jazz Band will perform with guest artist Chris Vadala on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center. The concert will feature the world premiere of a brand new work written for the occasion by composer Rick Hirsch.
- 'Water, Water Everywhere ... ' weeklong teach-in April 16-19
Bucknell University will host a weeklong teach-in, "Water, Water Everywhere," April 16 through 19, exploring the importance of water in an environmentally challenged 21st century from interdisciplinary perspectives in a series of snaptalks and presentations.
- Wycliffe Gordon Quintet in concert April 18 at Campus Theatre
The Wycliffe Gordon Quintet will perform April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre as the final event in the spring Janet Weis Jazz Cabaret Series. The program will feature music from "Hello Pops, A Tribute to Louis Armstrong."
- Randy Roberts Potts to speak April 18
Randy Roberts Potts, grandson of televangelist Oral Roberts, will give the talk, "Growing Up Gay and Christian: How I Lived to Tell the Tale," April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Trout Auditorium.
- Griot Institute series April 18: 'Sally: A Montage'
The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University will present the theatre performance and discussion, "Sally: A Montage," April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Theatre and Dance presents 'The Wild Party' April 13-16
The Bucknell University Department of Theatre and Dance will present "The Wild Party" April 13 through 16 in the Harvey Powers Theatre.
- Dan Savage to speak at Bucknell April 16
Columnist Dan Savage, co-founder of the It Gets Better Project, will speak April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
- Classics department hosts 'Homerathon' April 14
The Department of Classics at Bucknell University will host a Homerathon April 14 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge on the Lower Level of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Gallery Series April 10: Theo Bleckmann
Vocalist Theo Bleckmann will present a solo concert April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building as part of the University's ongoing Gallery Series.
- Bucknell Lewisburg Community Garden groundbreaking April 7
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Bucknell Lewisburg Community Garden will be held Saturday, April 7, at noon, at the corner of Water Street and St. Anthony Street in Lewisburg.
- Borges-Mendez April 5: 'Community Appraisals'
Ramon Borges-Méndez will give the talk, "Community Appraisals and Characterization: People, Places, and Assets," Thursday, April 5, at 4 p.m. in Walls Lounge of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Marcellus Shale panel April 9: 'Economic and Legal Issues'
Bucknell University will host a panel discussion on the economic, community and legal implications of the Marcellus Shale boom in Pennsylvania April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.