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


Bucknell Honors Outstanding Faculty with Endowed Professorships and Chairs

Bucknell Honors Outstanding Faculty with Endowed Professorships and Chairs

Nine professors received the awards, which recognize exceptional academic performance.

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Bucknell Student Awarded $10,000 Projects for Peace Grant

Bucknell Student Awarded $10,000 Projects for Peace Grant

Sharmen Hettipola '17 will use sustainable methods to rebuild a school in a Sri Lankan village and motivate students to learn.

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Student-Produced Video Series Explores Stories of the Susquehanna Valley

Student-Produced Video Series Explores Stories of the Susquehanna Valley

Bucknell University students from across the disciplines are producing a video trilogy that examines issues such as conservation, nature and religion in historical Susquehanna River communities. 

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Where are they Headed? Class of 2016 Student-Stories Graduates Take the Next Step

Where are they Headed? Class of 2016 Student-Stories Graduates Take the Next Step

Class of 2016 graduates who shared their Bucknell experiences through Student Stories are ready to take what they've learned to the world of work and graduate school.

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Look Inside B-Fab 2016

Look Inside B-Fab 2016

The third Bucknell Fabrication Workshop challenged students to improve disaster-relief efforts while building entrepreneurial prototyping skills.

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