September 2008 News
- Tough economic times make liberal arts more important than ever, President says
Tough economic times underscore the necessity of a solid liberal arts education, said Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell.
- Researcher studies bat hibernation for clues to white-nose syndrome
Bucknell biologist DeeAnn Reeder is participating in a multi-state research project to learn more about white-nose syndrome, a condition that is killing bats throughout the northeastern United States.
- Bucknell-built printing press makes debut in Washington
A Gutenberg-style printing press designed by Bucknell University engineering students made its debut in the nation’s capital.
- Foley to discuss 'Classical Muses'
Helene Foley will give the talk, "Classical Muses: How 19th and early 20th century Women Reimagined Greek Tragedy for the U.S. Stage," on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell faculty to discuss financial crisis
Three members of the faculty at Bucknell University will discuss the nation's financial crisis in a panel discussion on Oct. 2 at 4:15 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Professor links math and poker
A few, simple calculations can make you a better poker player - or at least define the odds in Texas hold 'em and other games of chance.
- Student's bikes-to-fight-poverty plan wins Clinton Global Initiative grant
A Bucknell engineering student is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Clinton Global Initiative to combat poverty in Uganda.
- Bucknell panels examine 2008 election issues
Bucknell University will host three panel discussions with faculty members examining key issues in the 2008 presidential election.
- Recht to perform in concert
Singer songwriter Rick Recht will perform in concert on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.
- Robin Eubanks, EB3 in Jazz at Bucknell
Jazz at Bucknell will host a performance by Robin Eubanks and EB3 on Oct. 1 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall as part of Bucknell's ongoing First Wednesdays series.
- Presidential Biographer David McCullough to give talk at Bucknell on Oct. 7
Biographer David McCullough, one of the most successful and honored historians in America and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will give a talk at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell. || Ticket update
- Family Weekend scheduled at Bucknell
Bucknell University will host its annual Family Weekend Sept. 26 and 27 with several of the weekend events open to the local community.
- Stumbris honored with SBDC State Star
Steve Stumbris, assistant director for technical consulting at the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center, is one of six consultants who recently received the national Association of Small Business Development Centers' 2008 State Star, an award for demonstrating exemplary performance and a strong commitment to small business.
- University Focus Year: 'Cultures at the Confluence'
Bucknell University's Focus Year, "Cultures at the Confluence," will highlight the Susquehanna Valley and environmental humanities with a series of discussions and exhibits of the immediate bioregion, one of the largest watersheds in the eastern United States.
- Upgraded college consumer information website launched
The launch of the upgraded University & College Accountability Network (U-CAN) college consumer information website, which includes Bucknell University as a member, advances a national movement toward greater college transparency and accountability for prospective students and their families.
- Weis Center: 'The Complete History of America' (abridged)
The Reduced Shakespeare Company will present, "The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Year Edition," on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20.
- Bucknell researchers, team receive $1.1 million to study engineering education
Michael Prince, professor of chemical engineering, and a team of researchers were awarded three separate National Science Foundation grants totaling more than $1.1 million to study ways to educate engineers more effectively.
- Bucknell Observatory hosts Open House
The Observatory at Bucknell University will hold an open house on Friday, Sept. 26, from 8 to 11 p.m.
- Celentano String Quartet in concert
The Celentano String Quartet will perform two works by Brahms on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell.
- Zagajewski is Sojka Visiting Poet
Poet Adam Zagajewski will visit Bucknell as the 14th annual Sojka Visiting Poet, and will read from his works on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall.
- Ronny Whyte Quartet, Hilary Kole in Cabaret Jazz series
The Ronny Whyte Quartet will perform with special guest soloist Hilary Kole on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell.
- Third edition of Study Abroad Blog now underway
The third edition of Bucknell University’s Study Abroad Blog is now underway.
- Gallery Series presents Bleckmann and Monder
Vocalist Theo Bleckmann and electric guitarist Ben Monder will perform in concert on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.
- Bucknell Gutenberg-style press heads to nation’s capital
The Gutenberg-style printing press built this summer at Bucknell University makes its way to Washington, D.C., this week where it will be featured in a prestigious library exhibit and then be part of the library’s ongoing hands-on education program.
- Lucie Blue Tremblay in concert
Lucie Blue Tremblay will be in concert Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall.
- School of Management debuts at Bucknell as program grows
The School of Management made its official debut this semester at Bucknell, taking a step toward the former department developing into a college that will build on the strengths of Bucknell’s liberal arts tradition.
- Common Ground works to raise diversity awareness
On Oct. 11, Common Ground will host a three-day retreat at Cowan focusing on three major topics: race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender. Registration for the event is available online, and the deadline to apply is Sept. 15.
- Historian Goodwin to discuss Lincoln, presidential leadership || Ticket update
Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will lead off the Bucknell Forum national speaker series Sept. 30 with a talk about the lessons the next president can learn from Abraham Lincoln and his "team of rivals."
- Convocation welcomes Class of 2012
Convocation officially opened Bucknell's 163rd academic year Tuesday evening. The new students, representing one of the most selective classes in school history, were welcomed by the University’s top academic officials, chaplains and Board of Trustees.
Class of 2012 orientation photos, video
- Bucknell to host Susquehanna River Symposium
Bucknell University will host the third annual Susquehanna River symposium, "The Susquehanna River and Agriculture," on Friday, Sept. 12, and Saturday, Sept. 13.
- Bucknell receives NSF instrument grant
The NSF has given a major research instrument grant to the Bucknell College of Engineering to be used in the field of nanotechnology.
- Bucknell, Lewisburg to host Unity Jam
Bucknell University and the Lewisburg community will join forces for the annual Unity Jam: Stop the Hate Rally on Monday, Sept. 8.
- American pianist to perform at Weis Center
American pianist Ursula Oppens will perform music by Chopin, Schumann, Elliott Carter and William Bolcom on Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20.
- Rudell to discuss 'The Business of Entertainment'
Michael Rudell, a 1964 Bucknell graduate, will give the talk, "The Business of Entertainment: How a Creative Work Becomes a Marketable Product," Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. in Walls Lounge of the Elaine Langone Center.