March 2010 News
- Bucknell professors to present Linn Conservancy programs
Several Bucknell University professors will present programs in April in conjunction with events hosted by the Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy.
- Kid Cudi, Jay Sean in concert April 9
Rappers KiD CuDi and Jay Sean will perform in concert on Friday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in the Sojka Pavilion; doors open at 7 p.m.
- Geographer to discuss 'Globalization and Sovereignty' April 9
Political geographer John Agnew will give the talk, "Globalization and Sovereignty," on Friday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell
- Jazz Band concert with Sorenson premiere April 9
The Bucknell Jazz Band will perform in concert on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center. The concert will include the premiere of the newly commissioned "Four by Four" by Dean Sorenson.
- Alumnus author to discuss Armenian genocide April 8
Author Peter Balakian, Class of 1973, will give the talk, "The Armenian Genocide and Modernity," on Thursday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center
- Bucknell to host residency with Gebhard Ullman Clarinet Trio
Bucknell University will host a residency with the Gebhard Ullman Clarinet Trio April 6 through 8. During the residency, members of the trio will meet with students, present two masterclasses, and perform in concert.
- SBDC hosts franchise seminar April 8
The Bucknell SBDC will host the seminar, "Starting a Franchise in Today's Economy - Smart or Foolish?" on April 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the SBDC Business Education Center in Lewisburg.
- Gebhard Ullman Clarinet Trio in concert April 7
The Gebhard Ullman Clarinet Trio will perform in the final Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series on April 7 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.
- Alumna to discuss LGB households, economic crisis April 7
Alyssa Schneebaum, Class of '06, will give the talk, "LGB Households and the Economic Crisis: Impacts and Responses," on Wednesday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell Forum: Biographies
Biographies of the three panelists and moderator for the April 6 Bucknell Forum: "Civic Leadership, Global Change and the Impact of Individuals"
- Bucknell Forum: Panel to discuss 'Leadership'
A panel of experts on civic engagement and humanitarian action will discuss "Leadership, Change and the Impact of Individuals" Tuesday, April 6, in the final event of the Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century."
- Sculptor Farsi to discuss her work April 5
Sculptor Tannaz Farsi will give a lecture about her artwork, "Poetic Amalgamations of Information and Objects," on Monday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Film-maker to screen, discuss, documentary March 31, April 1
Filmmaker Jonathan Fein will visit Bucknell University on March 31 and April 1 to screen and discuss his documentary, "Objects and Memory."
- Ask the Experts: Elizabeth Capaldi Evans on bees
This week, we ask Elizabeth Capaldi Evans, an associate professor of biology and animal behavior, to talk about bees, how they benefit the ecosystem and how a mysterious condition called colony collapse disorder is threatening their existence.
- Bucknellians launch online service ratings firm
When Jordy Leiser and John Ernsberger, both Class of '06, were forming a new company, they turned to their fellow Bucknellians for help to launch the first completely independent customer service ratings agency for e-commerce.
- High credit rating will lower Bucknell debt payments
Moody's affirmed its Aa2 credit rating for Bucknell debt. This rating is considered very strong by the investment community and will help the University refinance a portion of its debt at a lower rate and reduce annual interest payments by about $150,000.
- Ask the Experts: Zhiqun Zhu on U.S.-China relations
This week, Zhiqun Zhu, an associate professor of political science and international relations and the MacArthur Chair of East Asian Politics, is asked about U.S.-China relations.
- Bucknell Forum: Williams says change starts small
Nobel Peace Prize-winner Jody Williams started small when she set out to organize an international campaign to ban landmines. She told a Bucknell Forum audience that she built a strategy to wear down local, state, national and international officials through faxes and letters and by invoking peer pressure, until finally one country signed on and then another.
- Uganda bike program inspires engineering projects
A student initiative to help alleviate poverty in a war-torn African country has morphed into hands-on learning and real-life design projects for two groups of Bucknell engineering students.
- BMEG professors honored with national teaching awards
Two Bucknell University biomedical engineering professors -- Dan Cavanagh and Joe Tranquillo -- have been honored by the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.
- Ask the Experts: James Peterson on race, pop culture
This week, we asked James Peterson, an assistant professor of English who has studied hip-hop culture, to talk about race and popular culture.
- Chile earthquake registers at Bucknell seismic lab
The massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Chile Saturday, Feb. 27, registered loud and clear at Bucknell University's seismic station in Carnegie Hall.
- Birds' foot color affects mates, survival, research presentation shows
An award-winning research presentation by Bucknell senior Nicole Marchetto shows that black guillemots choose their mate based on the brightness of their red feet, in turn improving the chances of healthier offspring.
- Tweet: Follow BucknellU on Twitter
You now have one more way to follow what's happening at Bucknell University -- on Twitter.
- Civil engineering students visit Suriname to design water project
Four Bucknell University civil and environmental engineering students traveled to Tumaipa, a village in Suriname, South America, in January to design a water project.
- Top stories: Student profiles, Ask the Experts, RFK Jr.
February's top stories featured amazing students, teacher-scholars and a talk by environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
- Bucknell named to community service Honor Roll
Bucknell University was named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service-learning efforts and service to America’s communities.
- Cabaret Jazz series: music by Sondheim March 31
Jazz pianist and singer Barbara Carroll and bassist Jay Leonhart will present an evening of music mostly by Stephen Sondheim on Wednesday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
- Geneticist to discuss 'Sex, Science and Society' March 31
Geneticist Dean Hamer will give the talk, "Sex, Science and Society," on Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Rooke Chemistry Auditorium at Bucknell University.
- Judy Shepard to speak March 30
Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard, will give a talk on Tuesday, March 30, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
- Blackwood to discuss global sexualities March 29
Evelyn Blackwood will give the talk, "Global Sexualities, or Are There Really Lesbians and Gays Everywhere?" on Monday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Courtier to discuss 'Blues and Jazz' March 29
Jessica Courtier will give the talk, "Blues Rhapsodies and Jazz Fantasies: Bessie Smith in 'St. Louis Blues' and Duke Ellington in 'Black and Tan'," on Monday, March 29, at 4:30 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
- Jupiter String Quartet in concert March 26
The Jupiter String Quartet will close the Weis Center season with a concert on Friday, March 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.
- Philosopher to examine animal justice March 25
Bucknell University Philosophy Professor Gary Steiner will give the talk, "Do We Have Duties of Justice Toward Animals?" on Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the Traditional Reading Room of the Bertrand Library at Bucknell.
- Performance poet to give reading March 23
Patricia Smith will give a reading of her performance poetry on Tuesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.
- Eddie Severn Quartet to premiere two works March 24
The Eddie Severn Quartet will premiere two works on Wednesday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
- Khaldi to discuss Bedouin minority in Israel March 24
Ishmael Khaldi will give the talk, "One Man's Story: a Bedouin minority in the Jewish state," on Wednesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Balinese music and dance performance March 23
Bucknell University's Gallery Series will present a Balinese music and dance performance by Gamelan Dharma Swara on Tuesday, March 23, at 8 p.m. in Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell.
- SBDC hosts commercial real estate workshop
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Making good commercial real estate decisions in tough economic times" on March 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the SBDC Business Education Center in Lewisburg.
- Discussion of climate change on Jupiter March 22
Phil Marcus will give the talk, "Climate Change on Jupiter," on Monday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Ask the Experts: Phil Haynes on Duke Ellington
This week, we ask Phil Haynes, jazz artist in residence at Bucknell University, about the legacy of Duke Ellington, who was born 110 years ago.
- SBDC Roundtable: 'The Credit Union Advantage'
The Bucknell SBDC will host a Businesswomen's Roundtable , "The Credit Union Advantage," on Friday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Country Cupboard restaurant in Lewisburg.
- Caplan to discuss healthcare reform March 17
Arthur Caplan will give the talk, "The Ethics of Healthcare Reform," on Wednesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
- Autism expert to speak March 10
Roy Grinker will give the talk, "Unstrange Minds: Remapping Autism," on Wednesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell Forum: Humanitarian Jody Williams to speak March 9
Activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, the founding coordinator and campaign ambassador of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, will give the talk, "An Individual's Impact on Social and Political Change," as part of the ongoing Bucknell Forum speaker series.
- Bucknell to host Empty Bowls project March 9
Bucknell University students will host an Empty Bowls project meal of soup and bread on March 9 in Walls Lounge of the Elaine Langone Center. A minimum donation of $10 purchases a hand-made bowl that participants may keep. Proceeds from the event benefit the Community Harvest Meal in Milton
- Bucknell discussion on Judaism and ecology March 8
Rivka Ulmer, a professor of Jewish studies at Bucknell University, and Rabbi Moshe Ulmer will give the talk, "Aspects of Ecology in Judaism," on Monday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the Traditional Reading Room of the Bertrand Library at Bucknell.
- Senior theater project: 'shading silhouettes of smaller ones'
The Bucknell University Department of Theatre and Dance will present "shading silhouettes of smaller ones" by Bianca Roman on March 6, 7 and 8, at 8 p.m. in the Tustin Studio Theatre.
- Bucknell Observatory to host Open House
The Observatory at Bucknell University will host an Open House on Friday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.