September 2009 News
- Jazz at Bucknell presents Cuong Vu 4-tet
The Cuong Vu 4-tet will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 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 faculty panel to discuss Obama agenda
A panel of Bucknell University professors will discuss "How to put out 50 fires at once: Where does President Obama's legislative agenda stand?" on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Bloomquist lecture examines ethnicity in children's animated film
Jennifer Bloomquist will give the talk, "Looney Coons: Language, Race and Ethnicity in Animated Film," on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Wormser is Sojka visiting poet
Poet Baron Wormser will visit Bucknell University Oct. 6 as the 15th annual Sandra and Gary Sojka Visiting Poet.
- Fleck, Hussain, Meyer in concert at Weis Center
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer will perform on Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $35.
- Bucknell to host annual AIDS Walk
Bucknell University will host the annual AIDS Walk on Saturday, Oct. 3. The walk, which benefits AIDS Resource Alliance in Williamsport, begins at 9 a.m. on the Davis Gym lawn in front of the Kenneth Langone Athletics and Recreation Center at Bucknell.
- Bicycles Against Poverty making a difference
The war-torn villages of northern Uganda are a world away from the Bucknell campus. But a student group - Bicycles Against Poverty - saw an opportunity to address problems there.
- 28 tenure-track faculty join Bucknell
Meet Bucknell University's newest teacher-scholars - 28 tenure-track faculty who joined the University this year.
- Bucknell hosts film, film-makers at Campus Theatre
The documentary film, "Out in the Silence," will be shown at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2:30 p.m.
- Students, community dedicate Habitat house
The Bucknell and Susquehanna universities Habitat for Humanity chapters raised $20,000 to help a local family fulfill their dream of becoming homeowners. The home was dedicated Sept. 19.
- SBDC, SEDA-COG host Marcellus shale seminars
The Bucknell SBDC and SEDA-COG are hosting a series of educational programs to help entrepreneurs and established small- and medium-sized businesses understand and respond to Marcellus Shale-related business opportunities.
- Franchise seminar offered by SBDC
The Bucknell Small Business Development Center will host the seminar, "Is a Franchise Right for You?" on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the SBDC Business Education Center, 207 Chamberlin Building, Fifth and Market streets in Lewisburg.
- SBDC to host 'The First Step' workshop
The Bucknell SBDC will offer "The First Step: Pre-business Workshop," Oct. 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the SBDC Education Center, Room 207 of the Chamberlin Building on Fifth Street in Lewisburg.
- Hyman, Smith in duo-piano jazz concert
Jazz piano masters Dick Hyman and Derek Smith will perform in concert Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University, as part of the ongoing Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz Series.
- Writer John Edgar Wideman to speak Sept. 29
Award-winning novelist, short story writer, and essayist John Edgar Wideman has been named the 2009 Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters at Bucknell.
- Senior named Study in Australia ambassador
Bucknell senior Randy Gowat is one of 24 North American students to be selected as an Australian Education International North America ambassador for the 2009-10 academic year.
- Habitat teaches students real-life lessons
Student volunteers from Bucknell and Susquehanna universities raised $20,000 to help build a Habitat for Humanity home for a local family.
- Forum speaker: U.S. a 'dysfunctional empire'
Professor and award-winning author Niall Ferguson suggests the United States is an empire with three critical flaws.
- Bucknell presidential search committee formed
Steve Holmes, a member of the Board of Trustees and chair of the search for the next president of Bucknell University, has announced the membership of the search committee.
- Weis Center presents 'The Balanchine Couple'
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet will present "The Balanchine Couple" on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $25.
- Bucknell hosts River Symposium Sept. 25-26
Bucknell University will host the fourth annual Susquehanna River Symposium, "Cultures at the Confluence: Native Americans, Ecology and the Susquehanna Valley," on Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26.
- Bucknell to host Family Weekend Sept. 25 - 27
Bucknell University will host its annual Family Weekend Sept. 25 to 27, with several events open to the local community.
- Cook to discuss ancient Aegean culture
Erwin Cook will give the talk, "Epiphany in the 'Odyssey,' the 'Homeric Hymn to Demeter' and Eleusinian Cult," on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Gardner Lecture Hall of the Dana Engineering Building at Bucknell University.
- Series focuses on Indian widows, activism
The women's and gender studies program at Bucknell University will host a series of events examining the lives of Indian widows and the Indian women's movement on Sept. 23 and 24.
- Lennon to discuss U.S. foreign policy Sept. 23
Alexander T.J. Lennon will give the talk, "U.S. Grand Strategy: Principles of an Interdependent Order," on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell, Lewisburg to host Unity Jam: Stop the Hate Rally
Bucknell University and the Lewisburg community will join forces for the annual Unity Jam: Stop the Hate Rally on Monday, Sept. 21.
- Bucknell receives gift of Stankiewicz sculpture
Bucknell University welcomed the new school year with the unveiling of "Australia No. 13," a welded steel work by American sculptor Richard Stankiewicz donated to the University by the JP Morgan Chase Art Collection.
- 17 faculty promoted to associate professor
In the second of a three-part series highlighting Bucknell's teacher-scholars, newly named associate professors are profiled.
- Bucknell student diagnosed with presumed swine flu
A Bucknell University student has tested positive for influenza type A, presumed to be novel H1N1 or “swine flu.”
- Office of Sponsored Research names two faculty fellows
In a new, shared position, two professors will provide support and training for fellow faculty members as they initiate and develop research proposals.
- Bucknell to test emergency notification system Wednesday, Sept. 16
Bucknell University will test its comprehensive emergency notification system on Wednesday, Sept. 16, starting at 9 a.m.
- Bucknell announces Williams Professorships
Provost Mick Smyer of Bucknell University has announced the faculty selected as the first Williams Professors in Music, endowed positions that recognize distinguished teacher-scholars at the University for their academic and teaching excellence and provide the recipients with resources to pursue their scholarly interests in music.
- Top stories: Class of 2013 dominates August
Bucknell University's newest class – the Class of 2013 – dominated the website's top stories in August.
- Bucknell commemorates Sept. 11 with reflection, community service
Bucknell University will commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, with several events, beginning with a Moment of Reflection at 8:40 a.m. in front of the Christy Mathewson Gates near the stadium.
- SBDC to host H1N1 flu seminar
The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the seminar, "H1N1 Influenza; Preparing Small Businesses," Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the American Red Cross, 249 Farley Circle, Brookpark Farm, Lewisburg.
- Eight faculty promoted to full professor
In the first of a three-part series highlighting teacher-scholars, Bucknell's newly named full professors are profiled. New associate and tenure-track professor profiles will follow later this month.
- Quickbooks workshops offered by SBDC
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer "Quickbooks for Small Business Owners" workshops on Oct. 12 and 13 in Room 221 of the Dana Engineering Building at Bucknell.
- Putnam to discuss philosophy and science
Hilary Putnam will give the talk, "Philosophy in a Scientific Age," on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Harvey to discuss U.S. tax policy
J. Richard Harvey Jr. will give the talk, "Closing the Tax Gap: An Insider's View of U.S. Tax Policy and Administration at a Time of Trillion Dollar Deficits," on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Svard in 'Music inspired by jazz' concert
Pianist Lois Svard will perform in concert on Friday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. The concert, which is free to the public, features a two-piano networked performance with Genevieve Lee and an improvised work with guest artists Phil Haynes and Barry Long.
- Refurbished Clark telescope returns to Bucknell
Built in the 1800s and aiding student research throughout the 1900s, Bucknell's Clark telescope, completely refurbished and updated, is ready to excite future generations of star-gazing Bucknellians. || Video
- Cello Octet Amsterdam presents premiere at Weis Center
Cello Octet Amsterdam with soprano Theresa Santiago will open the Weis Center Performance series on Friday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. with a premiere of American composer Terry Riley's "ArchAngels," a work inspired by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Tickets are $20.
- Bucknell Forum: Award-winning author, historian Niall Ferguson Sept. 15
Niall Ferguson, a renowned professor of history and economics and an award-winning author, will kick-off this fall's continuing Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century," with a talk titled "Is the United States an Empire? Should It Be?"
- Weis Center brings world performers to the stage
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will bring musicians, actors and dancers from around the world to its stage during the 2009-10 season.