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Journalist and Film Director Madiha Tahir to Speak at Bucknell

Journalist and Film Director Madiha Tahir to Speak at Bucknell

Madiha Tahir, journalist and director of the film Wounds of Waziristan, will speak at Bucknell University on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 pm in the Gallery Theatre at the Elaine Langone Center.

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Construction on New Humanities Center Will Begin Soon

Construction on New Humanities Center Will Begin Soon

The University Board of Trustees approved a $7.9 million project to expand and convert Demosthenean Hall into a hub for the humanities at Bucknell.

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Medical Writer and Editor Harriet Washington to Speak in Griot Spring Lecture Series

Medical Writer and Editor Harriet Washington to Speak in Griot Spring Lecture Series

Award-winning medical writer and editor Harriet Washington will talk about the dark history of medical experimentation at Bucknell University on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre inside the Elaine Langone Center.

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Rosamond King to Discuss Caribbean Culture in Griot Spring Lecture Series

Rosamond King to Discuss Caribbean Culture in Griot Spring Lecture Series

Artist, writer, poet and performer Rosamond King will speak at Bucknell University on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre inside the Elaine Langone Center.

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Theatre & Dance to Present Four Performances of Next to Normal

Theatre & Dance to Present Four Performances of Next to Normal

Bucknell University's Theatre & Dance department will present four showings of the play Next to Normal Feb. 24-27 in Tustin Studio Theatre.

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