July 2007 News
- Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott to visit Bucknell Oct. 9
Award-winning poet Derek Walcott, one of just 19 living recipients of the Nobel Prize for Literature, will be honored with the 2007 Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters on Oct. 9.
- Students aid in search for Lou Gehrig's disease cure
On initial glance, there may not be much in common between zebrafish, a medical researcher, and a trio of Bucknell biomedical engineering students. Yet each is playing a critical role in the search for a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease.
- Alternative energy study to help inform regional decisions
A Bucknell study of the regional feasibility of alternative fuels and energy undertaken in cooperation with the local development agency SEDA-COG will be a valuable resource for area decision-makers.
- Grants yield new chemistry research capabilities
A new laser and atomic force microscope are part of the nearly $1 million in NASA, NSF, NIH, and PRF grants attracted by Bucknell’s chemistry department in the past six months alone.
- Former Bucknell professor jailed in Ethiopia is freed
A former Bucknell faculty member who had been jailed in Ethiopia since November 2005 has been released along with other opposition members.
- Bucknell World: Alumni connecting with students
The Bucknell community extends far beyond the campus and encompasses the many alumni who appreciate their Bucknell experience and want to give back by helping new generations of Bucknellians.
- Community college scholars transition, reach higher
Thirty community college students are attending a special summer session as part of the Bucknell Community College Scholars program, which seeks out and supports motivated, high-achieving, low-to-middle income community college students who will transfer to some of the country's best colleges or universities, including Bucknell.
- SBDC hosts sustainability seminar
The Bucknell SBDC and the Bucknell College of Engineering will host the seminar, "Sustainability in Building Design, Construction and Operation," Wednesday, July 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Bucknell hosts school resource officer training
Twenty-five law enforcement officers from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond are learning how to connect with young students and identify problems before they surface during a weeklong school resource officer course being held at Bucknell.
- Summer undergrad research - From beach to alternative fuels
Bucknell students are exploring a broad range of research topics this summer - from spider silk to Uzbekistani authors. Some, too, are hitting the beach in the name of science.
- 243 student-athletes earn dean's list honors
Two-hundred forty-three Bucknell student-athletes earned dean's List honors for the 2007 spring semester.
- Christy inducted into College Baseball Hall of Fame
Christy Mathewson, a member of Bucknell University's Class of 1902, was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its inaugural veterans class Wednesday, July 4, in Lubbock, Texas.