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What are you made of? Find out at Bucknell, through a wide array of classes where top faculty will teach you to think critically and communicate well — valuable and highly transferable skills that last forever. Choose from more than 50 majors, including engineering and management. Ready to learn more? Let's go.

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Our Faculty and Students

Laura Benanati

Associate Professor

Laura Beninati

What we are studying is truly in its infancy. This is the frontier. My students have to see themselves as part of a team, and function as such, in order to succeed. 

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Aaron Wilson '15

I hope to become a doctor, and I'll have to be able to work well with people, talk to them, understand their needs. That was a critical aspect of the class and really relevant to my career.

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Ajan Caneda

sociology and economics

Ajan Caneda '15

Bucknell has really pushed me in terms of my involvement outside the classroom. I was pretty shy in high school, but since coming here I've tried many new things that have helped me to interact with more people on campus.

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chemical engineering

Megan Reid '14

I was able to interact with the CEO, a Bucknell alumnus and senior staff of one of the world's leading planning, engineering and program and construction management organizations.

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Featured News & Events

Weis Center fall season: 19 performances and nearly 10,000 patrons

Bucknell's Weis Center fall season included 19 performances, five of which were free, and drew in nearly 10,000 patrons.

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A War Over Water?

The U.S. House of Representatives tapped Bucknell Professor Amanda Wooden to testify about water and the potential for conflict in Central Asia.

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Meet Bucknell Students

What do these 11 students who study subjects that range from animal behavior to religious studies and hail from as close as Lancaster, Pa., and as far away as Hanoi, Vietnam have in common? They are all Bucknell students.

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Ringing in the New Year

Members of Bucknell University's Rooke Chapel Ringers will perform concerts in the hometowns of the group's senior members in January.

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A New Endeavor

Bucknell Provost Mick Smyer has been awarded an Endeavour Executive Fellowship to pursue his Graying Green project.

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Night Sky, Revealed

The University dedicated its newest building on Nov. 15 and honored the generosity of the Bucknellian who made it possible. 

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A Big Pitch-In for BizPitch

A $500,000 state grant will expand entrepreneurship programming at Pennsylvania universities, including Bucknell.

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Bucknell Answers: Ferguson

What do the killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Mo., tell us about the problems of racism and violence in the U.S.? How can peace and justice education help change the future? A Q& A with Professor David Ragland.

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Engineering Design Exposition Dec. 8

Bucknell University will host the eighth annual Engineering and Science Education Exposition in Larison Dining Hall.

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