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


Engineering Design Expo will Showcase Student-designed Products

Engineering Design Expo will Showcase Student-designed Products

Bucknell senior design projects are master works demonstrating that a student is ready to enter the engineering profession.

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Women in Finance Club Gets Down to Business

Women in Finance Club Gets Down to Business

A Bucknell student group aims to empower women in the male-dominated field.

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A Family’s History Inspires Support for the Humanities

A Family’s History Inspires Support for the Humanities

Hildreth-Mirza Hall and a new Islamic studies professorship will honor the experience of a Bucknell president's daughter and granddaughter.

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Academic East Receives $6 Million Gift From Richard Garman '56

Academic East Receives $6 Million Gift From Richard Garman '56

Bucknell's next academic building will greatly expand engineering classrooms and laboratories, while also providing a new home for the education department. 

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Gift to Boost Student Innovation and Improve Lives

Gift to Boost Student Innovation and Improve Lives

The Ciffolillo Health Care Technology Fund will benefit faculty-student research teams, provide hands-on experiences and potentially secure new sources of University funding.

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