April 2010 News
- Tharp to lead off Forum on 'Creativity' tonight
Celebrated choreographer, director and writer Twyla Tharp, whose work has been honored with Tony and Emmy awards, a National Medal of Arts and a Kennedy Center Honor, will lead off the new Bucknell Forum series with a talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell to host summer conferences
Bucknell University will host nearly 5,000 visitors participating in about 35 conferences beginning June 3 through Aug. 15.
- Samek showcases student work April 16 to May 4
The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University will present the annual student art show April 16 to May 4.
- 'The Patient' explores waiting, suffering and humanity
In his 2008 book, On Waiting, Harold Schweizer, professor of English at Bucknell University, explored what humans spend so much time doing — waiting. His new book, The Patient, is a natural extension of the theme of waiting, delving into the experience of suffering or illness.
- Senior: Education key to change in Afghanistan
Senior Palwasha Siddiqi plans to start an orphanage with an emphasis on education in her home country, Afghanistan, after graduation.
- Vote: Bucknell's Virtual Tour - People's Voice Award
Bucknell's Virtual Tour has been nominated for Best School/University Website in the 14th Annual Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
- Review lists Bucknell among top 'Green Colleges'
Bucknell has been named among the top 286 colleges and universities in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges.
- Bucknell second in mid-Atlantic ChemE Car contest
A team of Bucknell engineers took second place in the Mid-Atlantic ChemE Car Competition, earning the opportunity to compete in the national contest being staged in Salt Lake City in November.
- Gov. Rendell honored for 'town and gown' support
Gov. Ed Rendell is the first recipient of the Bucknell University President's Medal for his support of economic development projects in downtown Lewisburg.
- 'Essence' names Bucknell professor among '40 Favorite Poets'
'Essence' magazine has named Bucknell University Professor of English Carmen Gillespie one of its "Forty Favorite Poets" in honor of the magazine's 40th anniversary.
- Gruver named Scott Clinical Professor of Global Commerce, Strategy and Leadership
William R. Gruver has been named Bucknell's first Howard I. Scott Clinical Professor of Global Commerce, Strategy and Leadership.
- Ask the Experts: Beth Duckles on green building
We asked Beth Duckles, assistant professor of sociology, about green building. Duckles studies the rapid rise of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and how it changed the building industry.
- Class of '09: 95 percent placed within nine months
Despite a continued down economy, 95 percent of Bucknell's Class of 2009 was successfully placed -- employed, enrolled in graduate school or volunteering -- within nine months of graduation.
- Bucknell announces Ekedahl Professorship in Environmental Studies
Bucknell University has received funding for an endowed professorship in Environmental Studies, President Brian C. Mitchell has announced.
- Bucknell student honored at bioengineering conference
Bucknell University senior Samantha Clark has been honored with two awards at the recent Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium in Laramie, Wyo.
- Ask the Experts: Pam Keiser on job market for grads
This week, we ask Pam Keiser, associate executive director of alumni relations and career services and director of Bucknell's Career Development Center, about the Post Graduate Report for the Class of '09, job prospects for the soon-to-be graduated Class of '10 and what undergraduates can do to prepare themselves for the job market.
- President to speak at Clinton Global Initiative
Former President Bill Clinton has invited Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell to join a panel discussion on educational opportunities for disadvantaged students at the 2010 Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University
- Student math teams honored in international competition
Two Bucknell University student teams have placed among the winners at the recent Mathematical Contest in Modeling, earning the designations of "outstanding winners" and "meritorious winners" among the 2,254 worldwide submissions.
- Study abroad students start youth project in Africa
Two Bucknell students studying in South Africa are leaving their mark on the Port Elizabeth community they are calling home this semester.
- Fiver partnership 'opens doors' to learning for Bucknell, high school students
A partnership the Fiver Children's Foundation pairs Bucknell student and faculty mentors with high school students in New York City.
- Bucknell announces Trout Professorship in French
Angèle Kingué has been selected as the first David Morton and Leanne Freas Trout Professor of French and Francophone Studies.
- Forum: Internet, community buy-in key to change
A panel of experts discussed "Leadership, Change and the Impact of Individuals" in the final event of the Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century."
- Ask the Experts: Duane Griffin on global warming
This week, we ask Duane Griffin, associate professor of geography at Bucknell, to talk about global warming and its impact on the planet, whether it can be reversed and some simple measures all can take to help reduce its impact.
- Ask the Experts: Eric Santanen on Internet, security
This week, we ask Associate Professor of Management Eric Santanen, whose research and teaching focus on computer privacy and the impacts of technology on individuals, organizations and society, to talk about social media and related security issues.
- Top stories: Kid Cudi, alumni firm, faculty experts
March's top stories represented an eclectic mix, including a preview for an upcoming rap performance, a first-of-its-kind company created by the extended Bucknell family, amazing professors talking about their expertise, and the commencement speaker for Bucknell's 160th commencement.
- Langone air system to cut energy costs, provide jobs
Work to replace the Elaine Langone Center's ventilation system at Bucknell University is under way. When finished this summer, the improvements will provide a substantial savings in energy costs and a sharp reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
- Student groups receive Projects for Peace grants
A Bucknell University student group working to provide clean drinking water in a South American village has received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant from the Davis Foundation. In addition to the student group, Mengzhou Huang, Class of '13, collaborated with friends in Chicago and Taiwan on another Project for Peace effort that was funded through International House Chicago.
- Student leads tutoring program for low-income
Sophomore Julie Kohn pairs individuals in the Susquehanna Valley seeking GEDs with one-on-one tutors from Bucknell.
- Rooke Chapel Ringers, Choir, in concert May 1 and 2
The Bucknell University Rooke Chapel Ringers and the Rooke Chapel Choir will present their annual spring concerts May 1 and May 2 respectively. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
- Bucknell Dance Company concert April 30, May 1
The Bucknell Dance Company will host its annual Spring Dance Concert April 30 and May 1 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
- Solar Scholars workshop rescheduled to May 1
Bucknell University's Solar Scholars will offer a free workshop on the basics of solar energy on Saturday, May 1.
- Atomic physicist to discuss 'Real and Imaginary Universes' April 26
William Reinhardt will give the talk, "A Tour of Real and Imaginary Universes: Jorge Luis Borges meets Stephen Hawking," Monday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
- Bucknell students, LARA, to host fundraiser April 25
Bucknell University students are working with the Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority (LARA) on a fund-raising project in memory of two local children who drowned in the Susquehanna River last year. The fundraiser will be a "fun run/walk" on Sunday, April 25, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Mathewson-Memorial Stadium at Bucknell.
- Bucknell Brigade to host auction and raffle April 24
The Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua will host a fund-raising auction and raffle Saturday, April 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Parkview Catering, 17 S. Sixth St. in Lewisburg.
- Bucknell to host Black Arts Festival April 22 to 24
The Black Student Union at Bucknell University will host a Black Arts Festival April 22 to 25, with many events free and open to the public.
- SBDC to host workshop on motivating employees April 21
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Motivating Employees in Challenging Times," Wednesday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon in the SBDC Education Center in Lewisburg.
- Best-selling author to discuss 'Contemporary Parenting' April 20
Judith Warner will give the talk, "Contemporary Parenting Today: Challenges and Issues," Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell Theatre presents 'Curtains' April 16 to 19
The Bucknell University Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Curtains," a musical theater/murder mystery by Rupert Holmes, in the Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall.
- Holocaust survivor to speak April 19
Hanka Kent will give the talk, "A Child Survivor of the Holocaust," Monday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell symposium to focus on impacts of Marcellus Shale drilling project
Leading experts will discuss the boom of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale and possible environmental, social, political and economic impacts at a symposium April 16-17 at Bucknell.
- Bucknell Opera Company celebrates 20th anniversary April 17
Twenty years ago, the Bucknell Opera Company took its first steps out under the bright lights of a stage. On April 17, about 35 alumni will gather to blend their voices with those of current students and bring their talent back to Bucknell.
- Germano to discuss history of the book April 15
William Germano will give the talk, "What are Books Good For?" Thursday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Bucknell University Press.
- SBDC hosts 'First Step' in Danville April 14
The Bucknell SBDC will offer "The First Step Pre-business Workshop," Wednesday, April 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Service 1st Federal Credit Union, 1207 Bloom St., in Danville
- SBDC workshop: 'Writing Your Business Plan' April 26
The Bucknell SBDC will host the workshop, "Writing Your Business Plan," Monday, April 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Empire Beauty School in the Orchard Hills Plaza in Shamokin Dam.
- SBDC workshop: 'Six Mistakes that sabotage your presentation' April 13
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Six mistakes that sabotage your presentation," Tuesday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Hunt Formal in Hunt Hall at Bucknell.
- CANCELLED: Danzy Senna reading April 21
Notice of Cancellation: Author Danzy Senna reading Wednesday, April 21, in Bucknell Hall.
- Author to discuss 'Gender, Sexuality and Problem of Memory' April 13
Anne Fausto-Sterling will give the talk, "Gender, Sexuality and Problem of Memory," Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Gallery Series presents pianist Brubaker April 13
Pianist Bruce Brubaker will perform in Bucknell University's Gallery Series on Tuesday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell.