Summer 2014

As a society we rely on technology and have come to expect instant access to information and communication. But is there a downside to being plugged in 24/7?  • The anonymous nature of online chat often leads to downright nastiness with a fair dose of harassment and menace thrown in. A Bucknell student offers an antidote. • Each day, 500 million photos are shared electronically around the world. Will the written word suffer? • Bill McCoy talks about his role as the director of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer (LGBTQ) Resources. • Last Word: At Bucknell the doors are open to students long after they graduate.

Spring 2014

Professor of Art Rosalyn Richards discusses her life's work and more than three decades of teaching at Bucknell. • A group of Bucknell engineers is working to make driving and riding in cars a safer venture. • A first-hand report of an intense weekend retreat spent with Bucknell students and staff examining social movements and change. • The authors of Why Does College Cost So Much? help to demystify and depoliticize this hyper-charged topic. • Campaign gifts boost the College of Engineering. • Maureen Hickman Swanson '90 on common chemical exposure. • Last Word: A member of the 2005 Bison basketball team takes an iron look at the NCAA experience.

Summer 2013

The Battle of Gettysburg began 150 years ago on July 5, mobilizing Bucknellians on and off the battlefield. Idealism thrives in the academy, but can someone like Dan Oates '77, who led the investigation of the Colorado shootings, remain idealistic? Meet the Tomeo family — three energetic sisters, two proud parents, one shared University. University launches a new major in environmental engineering. Bucknell has been giving students live theatre experience for more than 100 years. Students stage reading of staff member's musical. A father's legacy honors a son's memory and builds Bucknell's future. Dina El-Mogazi talks about Bucknell's effort to sustain its future Alumni Profiles of Andy Dzurinko '65, Phil Andrews '81, Gabrielle Skovira '10, and Nadia Sasso '11. Last Word: Spotty.

Spring 2013

Bucknellian Wong Chin Foo campaigned tirelessly for Chinese-American rights in the 19th century. A former diplomat discusses the ups and downs of Americans doing business in China. Political science professor Zhiqun Zhu discusses 10 Myths about modern China. Filmmaker Joe Xu '10 turns his camera to romance, love, dating and sex in 21st-century China. Historian uses geographers' tool to track the historical social and economic patterns in China. Stephen Appiah-Padi talks about study abroad at Bucknell. ENGR 290 gives students a better understanding of global issues through international travel. Hats off to first-generation faculty. Alumni Profiles of Lee Weingrad '66, Oliver Chen M'97, Bradley Feuling '03, and Li Wan '10. Last Word: Seeing Ningshan.

Winter 2013

While the traditional lecture still holds a respected place in academia, more and more often it is being supplanted by the collaborative classroom. The birth of the Sojka Psycho. Professor Claire Vaye Watkins talks about writing fiction. Led by two Bucknell classics professors, Bucknellians are making historical discoveries at an important archaeological site in Greece. Clinical psychologist and Provost Mick Smyer discusses the aftermath of disasters. Alumni Profiles of Carolyn Martin Argust '64, Vernese Edghill-Walden '87, Eric Belcher '91 and Rebecca Dykema Quinn '02. The Last Word: Newsweek's Most Beautiful Schools List. 

Fall 2012

As the campaign to raise half-a-billion dollars begins, the University focuses on six priority initiatives that will propel us forward. A point-by-point analysis of what is and what isn't true about Bucknell's financial security. Endowment 101. The ripple effect of scholarships. Rescue, Renewal and Possibility -- how donors have always been there not only to save the University but also to create new opportunities. Q&A with Carolyn Miles '83, P'14. Alumni Profiles of Mukundray Shah M'64, Kristina Murphy Leslie '86, and Jason Shade '95. The Last Word: Falling in Love with a Person, a Place.

Summer 2012

Bucknell biologist DeeAnn Reeder takes up the call to understand and treat white-nose syndrome, which has killed 7 million bats in just a few years. Multidisciplinary series explores the American origin story through Thomas Jefferson's relationship with Sally Hemings. Alumni and parent support of athletics facilities gives Bucknell a competitive edge. Q&A with Greg Schiano '88.Alumni profiles of Profiles of Kathleen Hannon Aikenhead '69, P'01, Stuart Berger '81, Kerry Marks Hasenbalg '94, and Tim Hoffman '00, M'02. A fond farewell to retiring faculty members Abe Abrahamson, Owen Floody, and Genie Gerdes.

Spring 2012

Meet a group of recent graduates with opposing politics who manage to remain dedicated friends - and even roommates - in a contentious election year. On the eve of his 35-year Reunion, an alumnus remembers the drive along Route 45. Q&A: Doug Adams '88 A producer for the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams in Washington, D.C., focusing on elections and Capitol Hill, Adams talks about news journalism in an election year. The Class of 2012 rises to the Senior Gift Drive challenge. Alumni Profiles of Betty Stagg Nuovo '53, Bob Deissig '67 and Hiro Maeda '09. The Last Word: A Man for All Bucknell Seasons.

Winter 2012

Bucknell professors' love of the liberal arts expresses itself in and out of the classroom. Baseball legend Monte Irvin heads the lineup in Negro Leagues Baseball series. Bucknell alumna writes a tell-all book about Madison Avenue in the sexy '60s. Blake, Bucknell and the Bible. Annual Art Experience weekend introduces students to careers in the fine arts. The walls of Barbara and Richard Rothschild '78 hold an eclectic mix of art. Q&A with Felipe Perrone about the late Steve Jobs. Alumni Profiles of Carl Bennett '41, Bill Durland '53, and Kristin Ehrgood '92. The Last Word. A Bucknell Wedding in Retrospect.

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