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Recent Academic News


Cool Classes: Being Less Wrong

Cool Classes: Being Less Wrong

A Bucknell course helps students identify and navigate pitfalls that lead to poor choices.

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Professor Joseph Tranquillo Tapped to Lead TLC

Professor Joseph Tranquillo Tapped to Lead TLC

Tranquillo is the first engineering professor to lead the center, which supports excellence in teaching and student achievement through workshops, tutoring and dialogue.

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Bucknell Appoints First Faculty Director for Academic Civic Engagement

Bucknell Appoints First Faculty Director for Academic Civic Engagement

Professor Coralynn Davis will help departments and faculty build upon the University's commitment to community engagement and service learning.

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Lights, Camera, Action: A Showcase of Student Films

Lights, Camera, Action: A Showcase of Student Films

Bucknell students will screen their original short films at the Campus Theatre on Dec. 5.

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Bucknell Trustees Approve Construction of Academic East

Bucknell Trustees Approve Construction of Academic East

Set to open in 2019, the building will increase engineering lab space by 50 percent and provide a new home for the Department of Education.

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