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


Symposium Channels the Spirit of the Susquehanna

Symposium Channels the Spirit of the Susquehanna

Mohawk Elder Tom Porter opened the 12th annual Susquehanna River Symposium at Bucknell with a plea to protect the waters of the world.

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Cool Classes: Human-Computer Interaction

Cool Classes: Human-Computer Interaction

What happens when computer science is infused with psychology, sociology, art and design? Bucknell students take a hands-on approach to finding out.

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BizPitch '17 Finalists Wind Up for Next Round

BizPitch '17 Finalists Wind Up for Next Round

Six teams remain in the annual Bucknell event, which challenges student entrepreneurs to create and promote products and services for cash prizes.


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Two Susquehanna River Documentaries to Premiere at Campus Theatre

Two Susquehanna River Documentaries to Premiere at Campus Theatre

Bucknell students and faculty examine the Native American peoples of the river and conservation traditions at its headwaters in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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Cool Classes: Arts Entrepreneurship

Cool Classes: Arts Entrepreneurship

A new class in arts management prepares Bucknell students for successful careers in the creative and artistic sector.

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