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Recent Academic News


With Help From Bucknell, Lewisburg Children’s Museum Launches

With Help From Bucknell, Lewisburg Children’s Museum Launches

Bucknell students and faculty designed exhibits and played key roles in bringing the new nonprofit to the community.

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Much-loved Professor Jack Wheatcroft ’49 is Memorialized

Much-loved Professor Jack Wheatcroft ’49 is Memorialized

Former students gather for a moving service orchestrated by the late poet and author before his death in March.

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Professor Margot Vigeant Lauded for Research to Advance Engineering Education

Professor Margot Vigeant Lauded for Research to Advance Engineering Education

The professor of chemical engineering was honored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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With Fulbright, Bucknell Professor Seeks Ways to Advance Math Education in Ecuador

With Fulbright, Bucknell Professor Seeks Ways to Advance Math Education in Ecuador

As Nathan Ryan teaches number theory in Quito, he's also striving to improve math education back home.

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Bucknell Survey Research Initiative Expands Research in Social Sciences

Bucknell Survey Research Initiative Expands Research in Social Sciences

Analysis of public opinion on policy issues helps students and faculty understand social trends.

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