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


Making an Impression

Making an Impression

Vintage letterpress makes type a tactile pleasure for aficionados on campus.

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Engineering Project Brings Wi-Fi to Lewisburg Community Garden

Engineering Project Brings Wi-Fi to Lewisburg Community Garden

Wireless internet access streamlines workflow for garden volunteers and lays the groundwork for future research and design projects.

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Professor Chris Ellis Wraps Up BILL’s Fall Lunch & Learn Series With Election Analysis

Professor Chris Ellis Wraps Up BILL’s Fall Lunch & Learn Series With Election Analysis

Professor Chris Ellis '00, political science, will discuss various aspects of the 2016 election in the final Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning Lunch & Learn of the fall on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at noon.

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Provost Barbara Altmann to Kick Off BILL Fall Lunch & Learn Series

Provost Barbara Altmann to Kick Off BILL Fall Lunch & Learn Series

Bucknell University Provost Barbara Altmann will speak about "Poster Girls of the Middle Ages," at the Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's first Lunch & Learn of the fall on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at noon. 

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Bucknell Welcomes the Class of 2020

Bucknell Welcomes the Class of 2020

From researchers and volunteers to authors and athletes, Bucknell's Class of 2020 is a talented group that will hit the ground running.

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