January 2009 News
- Climate scientist to cap Focus the Nation
Internationally recognized climate scientist Ronald Stouffer will cap a day-long program on Feb. 5 at Bucknell designed to raise climate change awareness.
- Students headed to Clinton Global forum
Five Bucknell students will join more than 1,000 students from around the globe at the Clinton Global Initiative University to discuss solutions to pressing global issues.
- Katrina volunteers see progress, continuing need
While Bucknell's Katrina Recovery Team saw substantial progress in hurricane-scarred New Orleans, the volunteers also saw a need for the rebuilding efforts to continue. || See story for Katrina Recovery Team video.
- Meet Bucknell's students, faculty and alumni
Bucknell students, faculty and alumni have a passion for learning and the community they share. And they have amazing stories to tell.
- Professor's study of fruit flies could shed light on inner-workings of humans
Elizabeth Marin, an assistant professor of biology at Bucknell University, studies the "mushroom body" of fruit flies, which have a lot in common with humans.
- Bucknell Magazine: Arboretum is a living history
"Imagine," says Associate Professor of Biology Mark Spiro, "as you walk through the Grove, that you are among many of the same trees where every Bucknellian has walked under since the University's founding in 1846. That's really an amazing history."
- Coinless laundry, online payments added for BU ID
Bucknell students will be able to track online the availability of campus washers and driers and pay for their use with BU IDs when a new coinless laundry system launching today.
- Campus briefed on off-campus development
Plans to develop a Bucknell bookstore in downtown Lewisburg are moving forward, but remain contingent upon funding and approval by the University’s Board of Trustees, Bucknell officials said.
- Observatory hosts 'Family Night'
The Observatory at Bucknell University will host a Family Night on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. The program, "One Giant Leap," will be held rain or shine. The event is free and open to the public.
- Professor finds white-nose syndrome in Pa. bats
DeeAnn Reeder, an assistant professor of biology at Bucknell University, and a colleague from the Pennsylvania Game Commission discovered white-nose syndrome in bats in the central part of the state.
- Greeks raise $10,000 for HandUp Foundation
The Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils in conjunction with their member sororities and fraternities at Bucknell will present a check for $10,000 to the HandUp Foundation at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the foundation's center in Milton.
- Bucknell Magazine: Green practices examined
A team of students, faculty, staff and community members has completed a comprehensive Environmental Assessment to provide baseline information on the University's current practices.
- Luna Negra Dance Theater at Weis Center
The Luna Negra Dance Theater will give a performance on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for this performance are $20.
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. joins Bucknell Greek system
Bucknell welcomes the activation of the Rho Delta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., beginning this spring semester.
- Microwave 'experiment' could lead to advances
Assistant Professor of Chemical engineering Brandon Vogel is working to develop new degradable polymers that, when mixed with pharmaceutical drugs, can improve delivery of those drugs.
- Mella to discuss Samek exhibition
Joseph Mella will give the lecture, "Oswaldo Guayasamin: A Life in Art, Conflict and Resistance," on Friday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- POSTPONED: Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz Series with Eigsti and Lage
Two of the hottest and youngest jazz stars on the scene today -- pianist Taylor Eigsti and guitarist Julian Lage -- will perform in concert on April 8 at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell. The previously scheduled performance for Jan. 28 has been postponed due to winter weather.
- Professor honored for 'distinguished contributions' to research, teaching
Biology Professor Warren Abrahamson will be recognized as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow next month for his extensive research and teaching.
- Campus Master Plan enters conceptual phase
With several lead priorities and targets of opportunity identified, Bucknell's Campus Master Plan process is entering the conceptual programming phase.
- Bucknell Magazine: A campus with a view
Imagine a new academic quad behind Bertrand Library, reflecting the best of the original quad -- its open spaces, classic architecture, charming walkways, magnificent views. The promise could not be more exciting or more in keeping with Bucknell's history.
- Bucknell among top in Peace Corps volunteers
Bucknell has earned a top 25 ranking on the annual list of "Top Peace Corps Volunteer Producing College and Universities."
- Kiplinger's: Bucknell among nation's best liberal arts values
Bucknell is among the nation’s best values in private liberal arts colleges, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine
- Kappa Delta Rho suspended for four years
The Iota Chapter of Kappa Delta Rho at Bucknell will be suspended for a period of four years, effective Jan. 1, University President Brian C. Mitchell announced.
- Guy-Sheftall to speak at MLK 'Beloved' Dinner
Beverly Guy-Sheftall will give the keynote talk, "Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Including the Progressive Politics of Coretta Scott King," on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Bucknell University. The talk is part of Bucknell's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration "Beloved" dinner
- Barry Hannigan in piano recital
Pianist Barry Hannigan will give a recital on Friday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. The program includes works by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Brahms, William Ryden, Arno Babadjanian and Alexandra Pierce.
- Community projects to mark MLK Service Week
During the week of the national holiday to celebrate Marin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, more than 200 Bucknell students, faculty and staff will embark on dozens of service projects in the local community.
- Harlem Globetrotters returning to Bucknell Feb. 8
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, one of basketball's most legendary teams, are returning to Bucknell on Sunday, Feb. 8, for a 2 p.m. performance at Sojka Pavilion.
- Samek exhibition: 'Of Rage and Redemption'
The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University will present the exhibition, "Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswaldo Guayasamin," from Jan. 26 through March 27.
- Bucknell's 'Peace & Resistance' series continues
Bucknell University's year-long series, "Peace & Resistance," continues in the spring semester with events held in celebration of several milestones in the University's history including the 25th anniversary of the art gallery at Bucknell, the 10th anniversary of the Bucknell Brigade, and 125 years of co-education at Bucknell.
- Andy Hill to open management series
Andy Hill, the hit-producing network television executive, best-selling author and motivational coach, is the inaugural speaker in a new series offered by Bucknell's School of Management. The talk, "Secrets of Great Leadership: Lessons of John Wooden, ESPN’s Coach of the Century," will be given Thursday, Jan. 22.
- Windmeyer to speak at Bucknell
Shane Windmeyer will give the talk, "OUT and Greek," on Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. The talk is co-sponsored by the Office of Greek Life and the Office of LGBT Affairs. Limited seating may be available to the public.