February 26, 2009

LEWISBURG, Pa. — 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.

Among the faculty who will give brief presentations about their work are:

• Karen Morin, professor of geography, who has worked with students on such research as immigration and the politics of race, and landscape and environment.

• Harold Schweizer, professor of English, whose poetry has appeared in the New Orleans Review and American Poetry Review.

• Joseph Tranquillo, assistant professor of biomedical and electrical engineering, who regularly works with students on a variety of research projects, including computer simulations of a mouse heart to better understand human heart conditions.

The reception is hosted by the Office of Library and Information Technology and the Provost's office.

Faculty scholarship
"In fall 2008, we celebrated Bucknell faculty authors with a display and reception at Bertrand Library that was well attended and served as a wonderful celebration of faculty scholarship," said Param Bedi, chief information officer at Bucknell.

"This spring we celebrate faculty scholarship with a focus on published journal articles, exhibits, performances, films and other works completed in the past three years," he said.

Bedi and Provost Mick Smyer will give brief remarks at 4:30, followed by faculty presentations between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

"More than 50 faculty members have submitted more than 150 of their scholarly achievements to be recognized for this event," said Bedi. "Faculty from 21 academic departments will be represented at this event."

The departments include Art and Art History, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, English, Geography, Geology, History, International Relations, Management, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology.
 
"Bucknell excels at integrating faculty scholarship and student learning," said Smyer. "We are very pleased to highlight our faculty's scholarship across the University."

For more information, see the list of faculty scholarship highlights.

Contact: Division of Communications

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