Barbara AltmannThe Provost is the University's chief academic officer, responsible to the President for integrating our living and learning environments to achieve Bucknell's main goal: To transform students through rigorous and sustained academic study supported and enriched by co-curricular and residential experiences.

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Recent Academic News


Bucknell Immersive Summer Program Tackles Real-world Sustainability Issues

Bucknell Immersive Summer Program Tackles Real-world Sustainability Issues

The Institute for Leadership in Sustainable Technology is now accepting applications for summer 2018.

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Classroom Collaborations Bring Counselors to Students

Classroom Collaborations Bring Counselors to Students

The Bucknell program helps students navigate the stresses of college life.

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With New Grant, Bucknell Expands Research for Women in Science

With New Grant, Bucknell Expands Research for Women in Science

The Henry Luce Foundation will fund summer stipends for women in STEM fields historically dominated by men.

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2017 in Review: Academics

2017 in Review: Academics

These were the year's most-read stories about Bucknell academics.

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Cool Classes: Being Less Wrong

Cool Classes: Being Less Wrong

A Bucknell course helps students identify and navigate pitfalls that lead to poor choices.

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