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Recent Academic News


Engineering Dean Patrick Mather Awarded NSF Grant to Develop Next-generation Biomaterials

Engineering Dean Patrick Mather Awarded NSF Grant to Develop Next-generation Biomaterials

Bucknell biomedical engineering students will be the primary beneficiaries of the grant, which will fund student-research stipends.

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Meet Bucknell's New Full Professors

Meet Bucknell's New Full Professors

The 13 faculty members have reached the highest level of academic achievement.

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Gary Sheinbaum ‘79 Continues Walling Lecture Series

Gary Sheinbaum ‘79 Continues Walling Lecture Series

Gary Sheinbaum '79, the CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Americas, will speak at Bucknell University on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium.

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Family Weekend Election 2016 Policy Panel

Family Weekend Election 2016 Policy Panel

The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP) will host a panel discussion on the 2016 election as a part of Family Weekend on Friday, Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Academic West event lounge.

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Noted Political Author and Scholar David Karol to Speak at Bucknell

Noted Political Author and Scholar David Karol to Speak at Bucknell

David Karol, author of three books on modern political theory and associate professor at the University of Maryland, will speak at Bucknell University on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center Forum.

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