October 22, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Rich Robbins will give the talk, "Ghosts and Hauntings: Decide for Yourself," on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University. [note change in location]

The talk, which is sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities and Programs, is free to the public.

Robbins will discuss whether ghosts are real, the difference between a ghost and a haunting, and evidence for and against the existence of such phenomena.

"This presentation will introduce you to the theories of what ghosts and other related phenomena are, offer a discussion of evidence for and against the existence of ghosts, and provide an introduction to ghost hunting," said Robbins.

Noted psychologist
An associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bucknell and a native of Bloomsburg, Robbins holds a master's degree in experimental psychology and a doctorate in social psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno.

He was a full-time psychology/behavioral sciences faculty member for four years followed by a move into higher education administration and adjunct teaching for the past nine years.

Robbins has developed programs at two separate institutions and headed programs at four institutions, receiving national, state, and campus awards along the way. He has served as chair and faculty at numerous higher education professional institutes and workshops, has more than 80 professional presentations at higher education conferences, and numerous publications.

He also serves as a manuscript reviewer for two peer-reviewed professional journals and regularly acts as a professional reviewer for textbooks in various areas of psychology.

Prior to joining the Bucknell administration this year, he served as director of engineering advising at Cornell University and lecturer in psychology at Ithaca College.

In addition to his higher education experience, he is a certified parapsychologist who has participated in several ghost hunts, consulted on books about haunting, and has been interviewed by the media regarding ghosts and haunting.

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