February 2009 News
- Management professor uses business concepts to improve health care, HIV treatment
Management professor Matt Bailey uses probability, statistics and optimization to determine the best courses of therapy and ways to make health care and hospitals more efficient. His latest project examined the optimal time to initiate HIV therapy.
- Audio clips: Business concepts used to improve health care, HIV treatment
Management professor Matt Bailey uses probability, statistics and optimization to determine the best courses of therapy and ways to make health care and hospitals more efficient.
- Faculty op-ed columns appear in national media
Opinion columns by Bucknell faculty on topics ranging from the U.S. economy to East Asia diplomacy have appeared in recent months in national and international media, including The New Republic, Asia Times and The New York Times, among others.
- Engineers raise nearly $2,500 for county library
Bucknell University's engineering community raised more than $2,448 to benefit the Public Library of Union County.
- 'Peace & Resistance' series continues
Bucknell University's year-long series, "Peace & Resistance," continues this spring with events celebrating several milestones in the University's history.
- Bucknell wins MLK Technology Challenge Contest
Bucknell University is the winner of the first Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Technology Challenge Contest.
- Jazz at Bucknell: Fred Hersch, solo jazz piano
Jazz at Bucknell will host a solo jazz piano performance by Fred Hersch on March 4 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall as part of the University's ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series. (Hersch’s concert replaces the previously advertised performance by The Orrin Evans Trio.)
- Greene to discuss 'Building the Panama Canal'
Julie Greene will give the talk, "The 13th Labor of Hercules: Building the Panama Canal," on March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Alumna rights attorney faced Gitmo challenges
The first time attorney Gitanjali Gutierrez, a 1992 graduate of Bucknell, tried to visit Mohammed al-Qahtani at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, he refused to see her.
- Bucknell to celebrate faculty scholarship
Bucknell University will host a reception recognizing faculty scholarship on Tuesday, March 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Traditional Reading Room of the Bertrand Library. The reception is hosted by the Office of Library and Information Technology and the Provost's office.
- Wind Soloists of New York in concert at Weis Center
The Wind Soloists of New York will perform in concert on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20 for the program of works by Mozart and Rossini as well as two rarely heard works by Richard Strauss.
- Vitro, Werner to perform on Cabaret Jazz Series
Jazz vocalist Roseanna Vitro and pianist Kenny Werner will perform in a free jazz concert Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University. The concert, "The American Songbook, Yesterday and Today," is part of the ongoing Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz Series.
- Bucknell Forum: U.S. encouraged to hold to ideals
The decisions President Barack Obama makes will affect the entire international community and could have lasting effects for issues such as war, poverty, economic development and climate change, former South African President F.W. de Klerk told the Bucknell community. || Update: WVIA-TV air dates
- The Bucknell Forum: F.W. de Klerk audio clips
F.W. de Klerk, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize who as president of South Africa freed Nelson Mandela and helped end apartheid, was the inaugural speaker of the new Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century."
- Ludacris in concert at Bucknell
Ludacris will perform in concert at Bucknell University on Friday, March 20, at 8 p.m. in Sojka Pavilion. Tickets are $35, available from the Bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center; from the Weis Center box office; by phone at 570-577-1000; or online at www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice.
- Adelberger to give Phi Beta Kappa lecture
Eric Adelberger will give the talk, "Hidden Extra Dimensions and Short-distance Gravity," on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 268 of the Olin Science Building at Bucknell University. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the ongoing Phi Beta Kappa Lecture series at Bucknell.
- Bucknell SBDC marks National Entrepreneurship Week
The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is promoting entrepreneurship as part of National Entrepreneurship Week Feb. 21 to 28 to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and inspire future entrepreneurs to think creatively and turn their ideas into action.
- Bucknell Theatre presents 'The Children's Hour'
Bucknell University's Department of Theatre will present "The Children's Hour" by Lillian Hellman on Feb. 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. in the Harvey Powers Theatre in Coleman Hall.
- Valenti to speak at Feb. 21 Student Leadership Institute
Susan Valenti, most recently a director at Deutsche Bank, will be the keynote speaker at Bucknell University's fifth annual Student Leadership Institute on Feb. 21.
- Student engineers to mark National Engineers Week
The College of Engineering at Bucknell will mark National Engineers Week Feb. 16-20 with a host of fun events designed to be a test of engineering creativity, teamwork and inventiveness.
- Jumppanen in solo piano concert at Weis Center
Pianist Paavali Jumppanen will perform in concert Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20 for the concert, with sonatas by Beethoven and Liszt and a world premiere of a work by Finnish composer Jouni Kaipainen.
- Student Lectureship Committee hosts debate on pornography
The Student Lectureship Committee at Bucknell University will host "A Debate on Pornography" on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center.
- SBDC seminar: 'Federal Income Tax'
The Bucknell SBDC will host the seminar, "Introduction to Federal Income Tax," on March 11 from 12:45 to 4 p.m. at the SBDC Business Education Center, 207 Chamberlin Building, at the corner of Fifth and Market streets in Lewisburg.
- SBDC workshop: 'Financial Statement Preparation'
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Basic Financial Statement Preparation and Analysis for Small Retail and Service Businesses," on March 11 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the SBDC Education Center, Room 207 of the Chamberlin Building on Fifth Street in Lewisburg.
- SBDC hosts Microsoft Access seminar
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the seminar, "The Basics of Microsoft Access 2007 for Small Business Management," on March 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 203 of Taylor Hall at Bucknell. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.
- SBDC hosts three Quickbooks workshops
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer three "Quickbooks for Small Business Owners" workshops March 10, 11 and 12 in the Cooley Hall Training Room, (first floor) located at 82 University Ave.
- SBDC workshop: 'Gaining Ground in an Economic Slowdown'
The Bucknell University SBDC will host the workshop, "Gaining Ground in an Economic Slowdown," on Feb. 25 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the SBDC Business Education Center, 207 Chamberlin Building in Lewisburg.
- Bucknell Greeks honored for 2008 achievements
The Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils, in conjunction with the Office of the Dean of Students at Bucknell University, recently held their annual award ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of fraternity and sorority chapters and individuals for 2008.
- SBDC workshop: 'Developing OSHA Programs'
The SBDC at Bucknell University will offer the workshop, "How to Develop Effective OSHA Safety and Health Programs for Your Business," on Feb. 26 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the SBDC Business Education Center, 207 Chamberlin Building, in Lewisburg.
- SBDC hosts two workshops with John Moore
The Bucknell University SBDC will host two workshops on Feb. 25 with John Moore of Moore Power Sales.
- SBDC workshop: 'Presentation Skills'
The Bucknell University SBDC will host the workshop, "Stand Up and Stand Out -- Presentation Skills for Business Professionals," on Feb. 24 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the SBDC Business Education Center, 207 Chamberlin Building, in Lewisburg.
- SBDC seminar: 'Negotiating for Success'
The Bucknell University SBDC will host the workshop, "Negotiating for Success," on Feb. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Center Room (Room 256) of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
- Bucknell communications win silver award, honorable mention from CASE
The Office of Communications has won several awards for the newly redesigned Bucknell University website and for literature for an ongoing comprehensive campaign.
- Bucknell named to community service Honor Roll
Bucknell was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its exemplary service-learning efforts and service to America's communities.
- Scientist: Greenhouse gasses posing global threat
A renowned climate specialist capped Bucknell's day-long effort to raise environmental awareness by saying that ocean currents play a significant role in the planet's changing climate.
- Trustees approve downtown bookstore project
Bucknell's Board of Trustees has approved developing a University bookstore in downtown Lewisburg and to use as the primary funding source money provided by the state for economic development.
- Allen to discuss moral robots, animal minds
Colin Allen will give two lectures discussing moral robots and animal minds on Feb. 12 and 13 as part of the Arnold L. Putterman Lectureship series at Bucknell University.
- Researchers confirm white-nose killing PA bats
A Bucknell University biologist and her state game commission research partner confirmed this week that bats with white-nose syndrome are dying in large numbers in Pennsylvania.
- Comprehensive campaign raises $100 million
Bucknell alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends have committed more than $100 million in gifts and pledges to Bucknell's comprehensive campaign, the largest such fundraising effort in the University's history.
- 232 student-athletes on fall semester dean's list
Two-hundred thirty-two Bucknell student-athletes have earned dean's list honors for the 2008 fall semester.
- Bucknell Brigade: 10 years of building a community
The Bucknell Brigade this year marks the 10th anniversary of an effort to build a sustainable way of life for residents of Nueva Vida, a resettlement community formed after the devastation of Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
- Bucknell hosts Pennsylvania premiere: 'Sita Sings the Blues'
Bucknell University will host the Pennsylvania premiere of "Sita Sings the Blues" on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building. Director Nina Paley and one of the film's voice actors, Bhavana Nagulapally, will introduce the film and take questions after the screening.
- Nelson book talk examines war crimes in Vietnam
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Deborah Nelson will give a book talk on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University. Seating is limited to the first 40 attendees; C-SPAN is planning to tape the book talk for later broadcast.
- Bucknell Theatre Showcase: 'Mud'
Bucknell University's Department of Theatre will present the Theatre Showcase production of "Mud" by Maria Irene Fornes on Feb. 6, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. in Tustin Theatre. Admission is $3.
- Paavali Jumppanen returns to Bucknell for three-week residency
The young Finnish piano virtuoso Paavali Jumppanen will return to Pennsylvania as artist-in-residence at Bucknell University from Feb. 3 through 21. During his residency, he will perform in three public concerts and will participate in outreach and educational activities with Bucknell and local community students.
- Weis Center family matinee: 'Jazz for Kids!'
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will host a free family matinee, "Jazz for Kids!" with the David Leonhardt Jazz Group on Feb. 7 at 1 p.m.
- Czech Symphony Orchestra at Weis Center
The Czech Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets for the concert, with works by Martinu, Bruch and Smetana, are $25.
- Jazz at Bucknell: Ralph Alessi
Ralph Alessi and This Against That will perform in concert on Feb. 4 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University as part of the University's ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series.
- Bucknell alumna, Gitmo lawyer to discuss torture
Gitanjali Gutierrez, a 1992 graduate of Bucknell University who is serving as counsel for detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, will give the talk, "Torture, Guantanamo and American Values," on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
- Henry to give Class of 1956 Lecture
Sue Ellen Henry will give the annual Class of 1956 Lecture on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Traditional Reading Room of the Bertrand Library at Bucknell University. The lecture, "Vulnerability and Emotive Risk in Teaching and Learning," is open to the public without charge.
- Gallery Series hosts Jumppanen playing rarely heard masterpiece
Pianist Paavali Jumppanen will perform in concert on Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell, giving a rare performance of the complete Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus by Olivier Messiaen.