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Recent Academic News


Cool Classes: How We Do Things With Words

Cool Classes: How We Do Things With Words

Why does time equal money? Why is happy 'up' and sad 'down'? Bucknell students read between linguistic lines.

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Student-designed Computer System Could Lead to Safer Surgery

Student-designed Computer System Could Lead to Safer Surgery

The platform under development by Bucknell Professor Philip Asare and a team of students aims to reduce the cognitive burden on anesthesia care teams in the OR.

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Cool Classes: Don’t Fear the Reaper

Cool Classes: Don’t Fear the Reaper

Society & Technology Residential College students ponder life and what comes next.

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Bucknell Chemist Creates Revolutionary Nanomaterial

Bucknell Chemist Creates Revolutionary Nanomaterial

Professor Brian Smith and his co-researchers cooked up a chemical scaffold that could eventually improve everything from solar power to medicine delivery.

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Small-business Consulting Offers Big Opportunity for Students

Small-business Consulting Offers Big Opportunity for Students

Bucknell interns from across the academic disciplines gain hands-on experience as consultants to local companies.

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