November 2008 News
- F.W. de Klerk leads off new Bucknell Forum
F. W. de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela in 1993 for bringing an end to apartheid, will be the inaugural speaker in the new Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century," on Feb. 19. || Update: Seating information
- Student government launches Bison Bikes program
Bucknell Student Government has launched Bison Bikes, a community-bike share program.
- Bucknell Chem-E Car takes sixth place in national competition
An eight-member inter-disciplinary team of Bucknell chemical and mechanical engineering and chemistry majors captured sixth place in a national alternative fuel- powered car competition.
- Bucknell receives $1.2 million for military robot research, development
Bucknell will receive $1.2 million in federal funding for research and development of military robots.
- Professor tells conference to embrace history, reject 'mediocrity'
More than 100 students and faculty and staff members of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success turned out for the 8th annual Black and Latino Male Conference at Bucknell. The theme of this year's conference was "The Fire This Time: Politics, Economics, and Identity."
- Lewis to discuss Native American history in Susquehanna Valley
Citizen Potawatomi Nation historian Jerry Lewis will focus on the significance of Native American history in the region with two discussions at Bucknell University on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.
- Alina Fernandez, Fidel Castro's exiled daughter, to speak
Alina Fernandez, the exiled daughter of Fidel Castro, will speak about growing up in Cuba on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.
- Professor studies babies' first words
Ruth Tincoff, an assistant professor of psychology, is trying to find out just how much children understand as early as 6 months old and how they begin to connect sounds with their corresponding meaning, a process that is critical to language development.
- Nobel Peace Prize-winner F.W. de Klerk to lead off new Bucknell Forum series
F.W. de Klerk, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize who as president of South Africa freed Nelson Mandela and helped end apartheid, will be the inaugural speaker of the new Bucknell Forum series, “Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century.”
- History professor conducting research in Germany as Fulbright scholar
Ann Tlusty, an associate professor of history at Bucknell University, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to continue her research this semester at the University of Augsburg in Germany.
- Obama could do what Clinton was unable to in first term, forum speaker says
President-elect Barack Obama has a tremendous opportunity to bring about the change he promised during his two-year campaign, political scientist and commentator Norman J. Ornstein told a crowd at Bucknell.
- Philosophy professor questions age-old thoughts on sound
Jason Leddington, an assistant professor of philosophy, studies sensory perception and the relationship between perceptual experience and thought. His study of the nature of hearing is challenging a well-accepted assumption in philosophy: that what we hear are first and foremost sounds and not the events that cause sounds.
- Bucknell houses Toni Morrison Society, academic journal
The Toni Morrison Society, an international author society of the American Literature Association that studies and encourages scholarship on Toni Morrison's works and their place in art and culture, has moved to Bucknell, which will host an inaugural celebration of the partnership in spring 2009.
- Alumni return to share and celebrate professional achievements || Video, photo galleries
A host of Bucknell alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professions recently returned to campus to share and celebrate their experiences with students and mentors and to savor undergraduate memories. || Watch the video
- Kristallnacht remembrance: 'Journey to a Hate-free Millennium'
Bucknell University will host the documentary film, "Journey to a Hate-free Millennium," on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center. Brent Scarpo, who directed and produced the film, will discuss his film.
- Grant to support Bucknell, Geisinger joint medical technology research, development
A $71,000 matching grant will be shared by Bucknell University and a Geisinger Health System enterprise to foster collaborative medical technology research and development efforts.
- Ornstein to discuss election and the presidency
Political scientist and commentator Norman J. Ornstein will give the final talk in the Bucknell Forum's "The Citizen and Politics in America" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in Trout Auditorium.
- Clocked Out Duo to perform on Gallery Series
Bucknell University's Gallery Series of performing art and experimental music continues with a performance by Clocked Out Duo on Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell.
- Black and Latino Male Conference at Bucknell this weekend
Faculty, staff and student representatives from member institutions of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success will come together for the 8th annual Black and Latino Male Conference this weekend at Bucknell University to discuss the issues surrounding the election of a black president.
- High school students explore issues of food at Bucknell
A group of high school students will visit Bucknell this weekend as part of a program to promote leadership and success among talented students from across the nation. The conference, "Issues of the 21st Century," will explore the challenges and implications of one of the most compelling issues for this generation: food.
- Buchanan to give Darrow Reading
Oni Buchanan will give the Seventh Annual Drew Darrow Memorial Reading on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.
- Hungarian Virtuosi orchestra to perform at Weis Center
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will present a concert by the Hungarian Virtuosi orchestra on Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $20.
- Bucknell hosts three concerts
Bucknell University will host three free concerts on Nov. 18, 22 and 23 with the Penn State Chamber Singers, the Bucknell Symphonic Band, and the Bucknell University Concert Chorale.
- Wright to examine Zen humor
Dale Wright will give the talk, "Buddhist Wisdom and the Foundations of Zen Humor," on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.