April 2009 News
- Bucknell engineering dean ready to step down, return to teaching
Jim Orbison, who has served as dean of the College of Engineering for the past nine years and who has led a marked expansion and strengthening of the college’s academic programs and facilities, has announced his decision to step down from his post effective Aug. 1.
- Bucknell engineering students partner with Geisinger on real-life medical devices
Bucknell biomedical engineering students worked with Geisinger Medical Center surgeons to find solutions to real medical problems.
- President Mitchell statement on swine flu
The following statement was issued today by Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell.
- New tool aids geologists' research capabilities
What's 40 feet long, 8 feet wide and 3 feet high? Bucknell's newest research tool, a re-circulating, tilting sediment flume.
- Bucknell students help bring running water to mountain villagers
A pipeline, designed by a group of engineering students and professors to bring running water to the mountaintop village of El Porvenir in Nicaragua, is nearly complete. The project was inspired by the Bucknell Brigade.
- Bucknell researchers seek old photos, stories of Union County mills
Bucknell professors researching the history of Union County water-powered mills for a book project are seeking contributions of old photos and sketches, ledgers, oral stories and diaries containing information about the structures and their past.
- Service Learning director receives Burma-Bucknell Award
Janice Butler, director of the Office of Service Learning at Bucknell University, has been honored with the 2009 Burma-Bucknell Award for Promoting Intercultural and International Understanding.
- NCAA: Bucknell athletics among nation's best
For the third straight year, the NCAA ranked Bucknell among the national leaders in number of programs honored through the Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Awards.
- Student, faculty leaders honored
Thirty Bucknell University students and one faculty member were recognized recently at the annual Student Leadership Awards event.
- Green team makes recycling competition mark
In 2008, Bucknell recycled nearly 380 tons of waste -- the most in any year this decade.
- Lewisburg Live and Jazz at Bucknell present The Hammond Brothers
The Hammond Brothers will perform with guest guitarist Jim Yanda on Saturday, May 2, at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University. The performance, which is free and open to the public, is part of the ongoing Lewisburg Live and Jazz At Bucknell series.
- Internship Challenge surpasses goal
Bucknell University's Internship Challenge has reached its goal to secure more than 500 undergraduate internships for summer 2009.
- Engineers bring home prestigious awards
Bucknell chemical and mechanical engineering students attending a regional conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers brought home a pile of awards as well as an invitation to compete at the institute's premier national conference in November.
- 10 years later, Bucknell Brigade's work reaches far and wide
A group of 23 alumni, community members, family and friends returned to Nicaragua March 28-April 4 for the 10th anniversary of the Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua.
- Bucknell Brigade travel journal
Julia Ferrante, the senior news writer in Bucknell's Office of Communications, joined a group of alumni who traveled to Nicaragua on the Bucknell Brigade's 10th anniversary. She recorded her experience in this travel journal.
- Survey: 93 percent of Class of 2008 placed
Despite one of the toughest job markets in years, nearly all of Bucknell's Class of 2008 graduates are employed or in graduate school, according to the annual post-graduate survey conducted by the Career Development Center.
- Del Testa receives NEH grant for Vietnam history course
David Del Testa, assistant professor of history at Bucknell University, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to enhance a multimedia Vietnam history course.
- Alumna is finalist for TIME 100 most influential people list
Bucknell University alumna Jessica Jackley, Class of 2000, is a finalist for the TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world for 2009. Jackley is co-founder of Kiva, an online peer-to-peer microfinancing company that allows people to make loans to start-up businesses around the world.
- Engineers demonstrate legged robots' first steps
With a slight twist of the hand controller, it whirred to life. "It" was tBot, a four-wheeled robot being developed in collaboration by Bucknell engineers and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola, Fla.
- Bucknell Forum: Leadership and the 'citizen-soldier'
One thing that's clear to Matthew Bogdanos, a medaled veteran of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who led the recovery of stolen Iraqi artifacts, is that the United States faces leadership challenges from all corners of the globe.
- Ward named Goldwater Scholar
Bucknell University sophomore Bryan Ward has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar for the 2009-10 academic year.
- Awolich, 'Lost Boy of Sudan,' to speak at Bucknell
Abraham Awolich, a "Lost Boy of Sudan" who was displaced by violence in Darfur, will speak at Bucknell University on April 23 at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building.
- Bucknell Dance Company presents Spring Gala
The Bucknell Dance Company will celebrate more than 20 years of the Bucknell dance program with a Spring Gala concert on April 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center.
- Children's theatre: 'Schoolhouse Rock Live!'
Bucknell University will host a free children's theatre performance, "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" on April 25 and April 26 at 2 p.m. in the Harvey Powers Theatre in Coleman Hall.
- Rooke Chapel Ringers, Choir to present spring concerts
The Bucknell University Rooke Chapel Ringers and the Rooke Chapel Choir will present their spring concerts on April 25 and 26.
- Samek Art Gallery exhibition showcases student work
The Samek Art Gallery will present the annual student art show April 10 to 28, providing Bucknell students, the University community and regional audience an opportunity to view student works.
- Panel illuminates microfinance potential
Bucknell professors from interdisciplinary fields addressed questions of economic entrepreneurship in developing countries in a panel discussion, "Microfinance Challenges: Developing Paths to Self-Sufficiency."
- Dickinson Wind Quintet to perform in concert
The Dickinson College Faculty Wind Quintet will present a rare performance of Arnold Schoenberg's influential "Wind Quintet, Op. 26" on April 21 at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell.
- Bucknell alumni to complete service projects across nation
Ten Bucknell University alumni chapters across the nation will complete service projects as part of the first National Alumni Community Service Event April 18-19, including the Neighborhood Thaw-out in Lewisburg.
- Students win $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant
A group of Bucknell students working on a project to tackle poverty in a war-torn region of Uganda have won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant.
- BSG relaunches Bison Bikes program
Bucknell Student Government has relaunched Bison Bikes, a community bike-share program funded and operated by students.
- Hillel group helps build cultural center in Rio
Ten Bucknell students and two staff members spent spring break sweltering in the Brazilian sun, but they weren’t relaxing on the beach.
- Student humanitarian group to host 'Bands and Bikes' event
Bicycles Against Poverty, a Bucknell University student group working to spread awareness of the crises in northern Uganda, is hosting "Bands and Bikes," a benefit event on April 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hufnagle Park in Lewisburg.
- Bucknell theatre presents modern classic drama
Bucknell University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Blood Wedding" by Federico Garcia Lorca on April 17 through 20 at 8 p.m. in Tustin Theatre.
- Concert Chorale presents spring concert
The Bucknell University Concert Chorale will present its spring concert, "Icons," on Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.
- Baker to address economic crisis
Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will give the talk, "The Great Recession: How we got here and how we get out," on April 15 at 7 p.m. in Rooke Chapel at Bucknell. Seating is limited: doors open to the campus community at 6:30 p.m.; any remaining seats will be available to the general public at 6:45 p.m.
- Bucknell Forum: Rights speaker sparks debate
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an advocate for women's rights in Muslim society, sparked impassioned debate with her talk on Tuesday. || Audio clips
- Bucknell Forum: Ayaan Hirsi Ali audio clips
Audio clips from the March 31 Bucknell Forum address by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
- Spivey guest recital explores life of French composer
Baritone Norman Spivey will present "Ecoute: Pieces of Reynaldo Hahn" on April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building. The original one-man show explores the life and music of the French composer.
- Eigsti and Lage to perform in Cabaret Jazz Series
Pianist Taylor Eigsti and guitarist Julian Lage will perform in concert on Wednesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University. [this performance originally was scheduled for Jan. 28].
- Bucknell 'Jazz Celebration' continues
Bucknell University's "Jazz Celebration" continues with a series of concerts in March and April featuring music faculty, visiting artists and the Bucknell Jazz Band.
- Wolensky to discuss 'Knox Mine disaster'
Kenneth Wolensky will give the talk, "The Knox Mine Disaster and the Legacy of Mining in the Susquehanna Valley," on April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building. A historian with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Wolensky will discuss the disaster with responder Diana Di Stefano, assistant professor of history and environmental studies at Bucknell.