January 2010 News
- Ask the Experts: Paul Susman on Haiti relief efforts
In this week's edition of Ask the Experts, we asked geography Professor Paul Susman, who has been part of a 10-year service-learning program to help survivors of Hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua, to talk about the recovery efforts following the recent earthquake in Haiti.
- Samek Art Gallery spring exhibitions
The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University has organized two exhibitions -- "Concurrent" and "Silent Echo Chamber" -- that may be viewed Jan. 29 through March 31.
- Nakamatsu, Philharmonia of the Nations, at Weis Center
Piano soloist Jon Nakamatsu will join Philharmonia of the Nations on Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.
- Sturm Dialogue to address America's racial future
Bucknell University will host the Douglas Sturm Dialogue, "Justice, Reparation, and Forgiveness: Finding a Moral Vocabulary for America's Racial Future," on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Orrin Evans Quartet in Jazz at Bucknell series
The Orrin Evans Quartet will open the spring season of the ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series on Feb. 3 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.
- Engineering integrated education talk Feb. 3
Bucknell University engineering Professor T. Michael Toole will give the talk, "Engineering Integrated Education at Bucknell," on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. leads spring Forum
Internationally renowned environmental lawyer and bestselling author Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will kick off the spring events in the continuing Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century" with a talk titled "Globalization and the Green Economy: A New Vision for American Leadership and Strength." || Ticket info now available
- Richards exhibits work in China
An exhibition of graphite drawings by Rosalyn Richards, professor of art at Bucknell, was shown at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Tianjin, China, last month.
- Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning resumes
The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning continues with courses exploring subjects from Jane Austen and poetry to Lewisburg architecture and immunology.
- Student had just returned from Haiti quake zone
A Bucknell University student who returned from Haiti just before this week's devastating earthquake after laying the groundwork for a poverty alleviation program says he doubts the disaster will delay the project's implementation this summer.
- Bucknell Magazine: Undergraduate Executive Interns
Bucknell senior Amy Luo '10 has a "low tolerance for boredom" and "loves a challenge." Given her activities for the past few semesters, including working as an Undergraduate Executive Intern, she should be feeling pretty fulfilled.
- Bucknell faculty achievements honored
A number of Bucknell University professors have been recognized over the past year for a broad range of achievements in scholarship and research that highlight the academic excellence of the University and its faculty, Provost Mick Smyer said.
- Haiti quake registers at seismic station
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti Tuesday afternoon registered loud and clear at Bucknell's seismic station.
- Candlelight prayer vigil for Haiti
The Office of Chaplains and Religious Life at Bucknell University will host a prayer vigil on Monday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in Rooke Chapel for the people of Haiti affected by the recent earthquake.
- Cabaret Jazz series opens Jan. 27
The Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz series opens for the spring semester on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building with a concert featuring saxophonist Joel Frahm.
- Poet-in-residence will read at Bucknell
Poet-in-residence Tim Seibles will give a reading from his works on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 pm. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.
- Soweto Gospel Choir at Weis Center
The Soweto Gospel Choir will open the spring semester of Bucknell University's Weis Center series on Friday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30.
- Bucknell adds Los Angeles Posse in fall
The University will become one of just two institutions to host three "posses." Bucknell already partners with chapters in Boston and Washington, D.C.
- Two Bucknell groups receive Maxwell Award
The myBucknell redesign and New Frontiers of Knowledge project teams were honored recently with the Maxwell Award, presented annually to exceptional collaborative efforts of cross-functional groups, project teams and task forces at Bucknell University.
- Ask the Experts: Scott Meinke on the State of the Union
Welcome to the first edition of "Ask the Experts," a new feature that will highlight the expertise of Bucknellians in a range of topics related to current news events and other timely subjects. This week, we asked Scott Meinke, associate professor of political science, to talk about President Barack Obama's upcoming State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 27.
- Ringers at Columbia University, Church on the Green
Members of Bucknell University's Rooke Chapel Ringers will perform Saturday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. at Music at St. Paul's in St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University in New York City, and Sunday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. in The Presbyterian Church on the Green in Morristown, N.J.
- New football coach to be announced at 6 p.m.
The Bucknell Department of Athletics and Recreation will hold a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. to announce its new head football coach.
- Friedberg finalist for Campus Safety Director of the Year
Jason Friedberg, chief of public safety at Bucknell, has been named one of Campus Safety magazine's 10 finalists for the title of the nation's Campus Safety Director of the Year.
- Bucknell Observatory hosts Family Night
The Observatory at Bucknell University will host a Family Night on Friday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m.
- Students, alumni mark MLK 'National Day of Service'
About 60 Bucknell students and alumni will participate in the MLK National Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18 in Philadelphia. Another group will participate in a similar outreach effort the next day in the Susquehanna Valley.
- MGMT 101: Helping the world one loan at a time
A Palestinian pharmacist is one of more than 50 around the globe who in the past four years have been recipients of small loans — some as little as $25 — from a microfinance project that evolved in a Management 101 class.
- Senior eyes MLS draft, Thursday TV appearance
Bucknell senior Conor O'Brien has returned from a successful stint at the Major League Soccer scouting combine, and now his exciting week continues with another major award, a Philadelphia television appearance Thursday morning and the possibility of being taken in the MLS SuperDraft.
- Professors' research receives Hutchison Medal
Research by three Bucknell University professors exploring ways to approach and correct the misconceptions of undergraduate engineering students has been recognized by the Institution of Chemical Engineers with the Hutchison Medal.
- CASE honors Communications' work
The Office of Communications has been honored with awards for a revamped Reunion Rally and a series of stories, profiles and videos marking the 10th anniversary of the Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua.
- Top stories: Faculty, research, Holocaust survivor
New faculty, research and a Holocaust survivor had something in common - all were subjects in Bucknell University's top web stories of 2009.
- Bucknell students work to bring drinking water to rainforest village
Four Bucknell University students will travel to Suriname, South America, during January to begin designing an engineered system to treat and distribute safe drinking water throughout a rainforest village of 400 residents.
- Rooke Chapel Ringers to share cheer in the Northeast
Members of Bucknell University's Rooke Chapel Ringers will perform concerts in the hometowns of the group's senior members in January.
- New study abroad bloggers to chronicle adventures
Seven new bloggers from Bucknell will soon begin chronicling their study abroad adventures in and out of the classroom.
- Tweet: Follow BucknellU on Twitter
You now have one more way to follow what's happening at Bucknell University -- on Twitter.
- Weis Center series spring season continues global artistry
The spring semester of Bucknell University's Weis Center series opens Friday, Jan. 29, with a concert by the Soweto Gospel Choir at 8 p.m.
- SBDC co-hosts Marcellus Shale webinars
Beginning Jan. 27, the Bucknell SBDC will co-host a series of educational programs to help entrepreneurs and established small- and medium-sized businesses understand and respond to Marcellus Shale-related business opportunities.
- In age of electronic media, there still is nothing like the real thing
Rare materials in Bucknell's special collections, such as a facsimile of The Book of Kells, give students real-life perspective in their studies of medieval art, poetry and World War II propaganda.