Academic Responsibility at Bucknell
Jump into the deep end of our intellectual waters. Academic centers and institutes take full advantage of Bucknell's interdisciplinary and collaborative culture. Here you can plunge into research, coursework, symposiums and special projects that explore environmental issues; leadership in technology and management; public policy; Africana studies; poetry; race, ethnicity and gender; and more.
Academic Responsibility at Bucknell
Understanding race, ethnicity and gender is essential in today's world. Through CSREG, faculty members whose interests span the globe lead campus conversations as they examine our differences through scholarship, lectures, reading groups, curriculum, film series and more.
Issues of environmentalism and sustainability affect nearly every aspect of our lives. The BUEC supports faculty, staff and students dedicated to environmental and nature-related learning, teaching, scholarship, service and action at local, regional, national and international levels.
Here, today's tech-savvy students learn to use their skills to produce powerful media content. The FMPC gives them real-world opportunities to produce broadcast-quality content for non-profit organizations.
Resources to help Bucknell students decide whether graduate school is right choice, and tools to get them started in the application process.
At the Griot, faculty and students focus on intellectual and creative interdisciplinary investigation of the cultures, histories, narratives, peoples, geographies and arts of Africa and the African diaspora. Its programs include storytelling, arts events, speakers, films, reading groups and undergraduate research.
In ILTM, 18 to 24 rising juniors in engineering, management and the liberal arts participate in an intensive summer program that focuses on globalization, ethics, communication skills, critical thinking, teamwork and leadership. This highly selective program includes lectures, workshops by faculty and corporate leaders, travel to selected business sites, and real-world management and technological projects.
The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL) engages mature learners from a wide range of educational backgrounds in creative and intellectual activities that expand their horizons, invigorate their minds, and stimulate curiosity and the joy of learning.
BIPP supports social science research analysis and teaching in topic areas that include aging, labor, migration, healthcare, education, political polling, taxation and more. It provides a forum for contemporary public policy discussion and supports faculty-guided undergraduate research.
The Samek Art Museum and Galleries are a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. These encounters occur in the Samek Art Gallery, the Downtown Art Gallery, the Museum Collection Study Room, Connections Gallery, and the Project Room. These spaces activate the intellectual life of campus arts and challenge students and extend their creativity. The Galleries are academic art labs where experimental art, innovative curatorial practices, and co-curricular programming generate new ways to engage and inspire audiences.
The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps businesses Start, Grow and Prosper by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses. Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in part by a grant from the Department of Community & Economic Development and by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The Stadler Center for Poetry is a professional literary center offering a wide range of programs and residencies for emerging and established poets and writers. It is also the home of West Branch, Bucknell's national journal of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews.
Bucknell University has long been known for its high quality teaching. In keeping with this tradition, the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) was created in 2006 by the Provost and the Faculty Advisory Committee on Teaching to further enhance teaching and learning at Bucknell.
The University Press was founded at Bucknell in 1968. Since its inception, it has been editorially independent, an organization run by its Directors, its Editorial Board, and its staff. The University Press presently receives approximately 400 serious proposals and inquiries every year and, of those, considers approximately 70 manuscripts for publication from authors all over the world. From this selective pool, the Press publishes an average of 38 books per annum.
Professional and campus music, dance, and theatre events, as well as lectures, convocations, and other functions are held in the 1,200 seat Weis Center, an architecturally striking and acoustically exceptional performance hall. The hall boasts two Steinway concert grand pianos and the building contains rehearsal rooms for Bucknell's large instrumental and choral ensembles.
At Bucknell, writing instruction takes place in writing-intensive courses offered at all levels in all disciplines. W1 courses offer a general introduction to college writing, while W2 courses allow students to practice rhetorical conventions in particular disciplines. All Bucknell undergraduate students must successfully complete one W1 course and two W2 courses before graduating. Established to support Bucknell's Writing Across the Curriculum Program, the Writing Center encourages writing as a process of creating and communicating knowledge and seeks to generate active learning, primarily by facilitating talk among thoughtful and supportive fellow writers.
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