October 2008 News
- Issues trump race, gender in unpredictable campaign, Bucknell professor says
Race and gender have figured prominently in the 2008 presidential campaign. But women voters, in particular, have been far from predictable and Latino voters are all but off the radar, said Atiya Kai Stokes-Brown, an assistant professor of political science at Bucknell.
- Bucknell soccer pitch rededicated as Emmitt Field
The Bucknell men’s and women’s varsity soccer pitch at Holmes Stadium has been formally rededicated as Emmitt Field.
- Bucknell Forum: National pollsters ponder election 2008 outcome
And the winner of the 2008 U.S. presidential election is ... .
- Citizenship awards, speakers mark Homecoming 2008 || New video debuts
Thousands of alumni and friends returned to Bucknell University for Homecoming Weekend 2008. || Watch the new Homecoming video, "Beginnings."
- Bucknell Magazine: Hands-on in the lab, the field, the world
Bucknell students no longer just raise their hands to ask questions -- they answer them through research projects.
- History has guided America's greatest leaders, historian David McCullough says
America’s greatest leaders were avid readers and skilled writers who were guided by history’s lessons, David McCullough, one of the most honored historians in the country, said at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell.
- Hannigans in concert with dancer Kelly Knox
Mary Hannigan and Barry Hannigan will perform in concert on Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall. The program will include a work for solo flute and dancer Kelly Knox.
- Bucknell Magazine: 125 years of co-education
For the 534 young women in this year’s entering class, matriculating at a university has been a given in their academic lives.
- Weis Center presents 'string theory'
The Weis Center at Bucknell will present "string theory" with Turtle Island Quartet and the Assad Brothers guitar duo on Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance, part of the University's Homecoming Weekend, are $20.
- Weis Center presents 'Da'ak Tea Music'
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will present "Da'ak Tea Music" on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $20.
- O.A.R. in concert at Bucknell
O.A.R. will perform in concert at Bucknell on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. in Sojka Pavilion. Virginia Coalition is the opening act. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the concert begins at 8 p.m.
- Bucknell theatre presents 'Twelfth Night'
The Bucknell University department of theatre and dance will present William Shakespeare's classic comedy "Twelfth Night" Oct. 24 through 27 at 8 p.m. in Powers Theatre.
- For study abroad blogger, South Africa is life-changing experience
For Linda Kang '10, a Semester at Sea visit to South Africa is a life-altering experience.
- 'I.O.U.S.A.' documentary to be shown
The Bucknell economics department invites the campus community to see the documentary "I.O.U.S.A." on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Cabaret Jazz Series: Barron and Harris
Kenny Barron and Stefon Harris will perform on Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell in the third event in the fall semester's Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz Series.
- Jazz at Bucknell: change in schedule
The Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesday series of concerts at Bucknell announces a change in the performance schedule. Jazz pianist Bill Carrothers will perform in concert on Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall. Carrothers' performance replaces the performance originally scheduled with solo pianist Fred Hersch.
- 'Transformed Spaces/Inventive Narratives' at Samek
The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University will host the exhibition, Collection Focus II: Transformed Spaces/Inventive Narratives, Oct. 24 through Dec. 9 in the Project Room.
- Bucknell to hold Homecoming Weekend
Bucknell University's annual Homecoming celebration will be held Oct. 24 to 26, with several events open to the local community.
- Samek Art Gallery exhibition: 'The Space of Freedom'
Visitors to the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University beginning Oct. 24 will have an extraordinary exhibit-viewing experience. They will enter a recreated, aged, and furnished Soviet communal apartment interior and view a cramped salon-style exhibition, The Space of Freedom: Apartment Exhibitions in Leningrad (1964-1986).
- Bucknell Magazine: Undergrad research ambitious, wide-ranging
The research interests of Bucknell undergraduates are impressively ambitious and wide-ranging -- from the climate in Alaska 66 million years ago to computer graphics to the impact of alcohol on sexual behavior.
- Bucknell No. 2 in nation in student-athlete graduation rates over four-year period
Continuing a long-standing tradition of success in the NCAA's annual graduation rates survey, Bucknell's four-class average for student-athletes entering between 1998-99 and 2001-02 ranks in a tie for second nationally.
- Campus Theatre documentary festival includes Bucknell student film
The sixth annual Documentary Festival at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg will include the Bucknell student documentary, Missing Seeds: The True Story of the Banana Workers' Fight for Survival in Nicaragua, which will be shown on Oct. 19 at noon.
- Jazz pianist Balagurchik to perform
Jazz pianist Jim Balagurchik will perform in concert at Bucknell on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.
- Bassam Saba, April Centrone in Middle Eastern music workshop
Bassam Saba and April Centrone will present a workshop in Middle Eastern music on Oct. 16 at noon in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
- Bill Carrothers to perform on Jazz at Bucknell
Jazz pianist Bill Carrothers will perform in concert at Bucknell on Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall as part of the University's ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series. This performance replaces one previously scheduled with pianist Fred Hersch.
- Students may sign up for live, interactive poll; campus invited to take online survey
Bucknell University students interested in participating in a live, interactive poll may sign up by going to myBucknell and clicking on the “Volunteer” spotlight.
- Audio: Faculty panel on financial crisis draws big crowd
A special academic discussion of the nation’s continuing financial crisis Thursday drew a standing-room crowd of Bucknell students, faculty and staff.
- 26 tenure-track faculty join Bucknell teaching ranks
Twenty-six new tenure-track professors have joined Bucknell University's teaching ranks this fall. Read their snapshot profiles.
- Weis Center presents 'Altar Boyz' the musical
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will present the musical, "Altar Boyz," on Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. at Bucknell University. Tickets are $25.
- Harris-Lacewell to discuss race and 2008 elections
Melissa Harris-Lacewell will give the talk, "Race and the 2008 Elections," on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Hunt Hall Formal Living Room at Bucknell University.
- Kihl to discuss 'Diplomacy of Denuclearization'
Young What Kihl will give the talk, "North Korea-U.S. Relations: The Diplomacy of Denuclearization," on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in Carnegie Lecture Hall (room 208) at Bucknell.
- 'For the Bible Tells Me So' at Campus Theatre
The award-winning 2007 film, "For the Bible Tells Me So," will be shown at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. as part of the Campus Theatre's Annual Documentary Film Festival. Director/producer/writer Daniel Karslake will participate in a talkback session following the showing of the film.
- Sea birds' DNA may hold keys to aging and cancer, researcher says
Mark Haussmann, an assistant professor of biology at Bucknell University, is studying aging and why some animals live longer, healthier lives while others survive only a few years.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough talks at Bucknell to air on WVIA
Bucknell University talks by Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough will air on WVIA-TV, the PBS affiliate covering central and northeastern Pennsylvania, beginning later this month.
- Cizik to discuss climate change
The Rev. Richard Cizik will give the talk, "Climate Change," on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell to host Wellness Fair
Bucknell University will host a Wellness Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Davis Gym.
- Two Samek exhibitions receive SECAC awards
Two exhibitions featured this academic year at Bucknell University's Samek Art Gallery have won awards from the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC).
- Lincoln set 'gold standard' for presidential leadership, historian says at Bucknell Forum
Abraham Lincoln's leadership style and ability to build an effective "team of rivals" set a "gold standard" by which we should judge candidates running for the nation's highest office, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said.
- Cascata early music ensemble in residence
Cascata early music ensemble will be in residence at Bucknell Oct. 20 to 22. During the residency, the ensemble will present two workshops and a concert.
- Ewing to discuss effects of urban development
Reid Ewing will give the talk, "Growing Cooler," on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Schwartz '76 to discuss why geography matters
Lee Schwartz, the Geographer of the United States, U.S. Department of State, will give the talk, "Why Geography Matters: Geographical Awareness and Global Diplomacy," on Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Griebler to discuss conflict in Chiapas
The Rev. Denise Griebler will give the talk, "The Chiapas, Mexico, Conflict," on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
- Assessment establishes baseline for campus greening efforts
Bucknell University's Environmental Assessment Summit highlighted results of a year-long investigation into the environmental impact of campus operations.
- Robbins to discuss ghosts and hauntings
Rich Robbins will give the talk, "Ghosts and Hauntings: Decide for Yourself," on Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell. [note change in location]
- Tonight: Presidential polling experts to discuss national polls at interactive Bucknell Forum
Find out tonight who is most likely to become the next president as two of the nation’s top polling experts analyze the results of a live, electronic poll and discuss the latest national polls shaping the presidential race during an interactive polling event at Bucknell University one week before Election Day.
- Political science professors to appear on live PCN talk show on campus
Two Bucknell political science professors will serve as faculty experts during a live call-in talk show with PCN on Oct. 30 in Trout Auditorium.
- Student groups hold 'GuluWalk'
Several Bucknell student groups will host a GuluWalk on Nov. 2. This event has been rescheduled due to inclement weather on Oct. 25.
- Focus Year panel; 'Thinking Like a Watershed'
A panel of Bucknell University scientists and regional partners will participate in the panel discussion, "Thinking Like a Watershed: The Susquehanna Valley as Ecoregion," on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
- Boger to discuss sustainability in resource industries
David Boger will give the talk, "Sustainability and the Resource Industries," on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gardner Lecture Hall of the Dana Engineering Building at Bucknell.