May 2010 News
- Ask the Experts: Katelyn Allers on astronomy
We asked Katelyn Allers, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, about the best viewing in the summer night sky and brown dwarfs — space objects that are neither stars nor planets but help us better understand both.
- Ask the Experts: Steven Shooter on robots
We asked Mechanical Engineering Professor Steven Shooter to talk about robots, the challenges of designing them to act like humans and how they might be used in the future.
- Summer research projects span arts, sciences
Bucknell University students will pursue nearly 60 research projects this summer covering a variety of academic disciplines in the sciences, the humanities and engineering.
- Bucknell Reunion set for June 3 to 6
Bucknell University will host Reunion Weekend June 3-6, with thousands of alumni and families planning to return to the campus.
- With Patriot League baseball title, NCAA next
The Bucknell University baseball team captured its record-tying fifth Patriot League title this past weekend at Holy Cross and earned the league's automatic NCAA bid in the process.
- Class of '14: Not here yet, but making their mark
Bucknell's Class of 2014 won't report to campus for new student orientation until Friday, Aug. 20, but the students are already making a mark in many ways.
- Bucknell faculty honored at Commencement
Bucknell University presented five members of the faculty with awards honoring their teaching and scholarly accomplishments during the 160th Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 23.
- Bucknell wins 16th Presidents' Cup title
Propelled by a school-record-tying eight Patriot League championships in 2009-10, Bucknell has captured the Patriot League Presidents' Cup for the 16th time in the conference's 20-year history.
- Commencement 2010: Audio clips
Selected audio clips from the Class of 2010's Commencement
- Commencement 2010: Honorary degrees
Honorary degrees, Doctor of Humane Letters, awarded on May 23, 2010, during Bucknell University's 160th commencement ceremony.
- Commencement 2010: President Brian C. Mitchell
Good morning, everyone. Maryjane and I welcome today's graduates, and their families and friends, to Bucknell's 160th Commencement ceremony.
- Commencement: Benjamin Carson
Thank you very much for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful celebration.
- Commencement: Tim Hoffman Class of 2010 response
I would like to begin by thanking two groups of people on behalf of my classmates.
- Shields named dean of College of Arts and Sciences
George Shields, an accomplished chemistry professor and founding dean of science and technology at Armstrong Atlantic State University, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bucknell. || George Shields will be introduced to campus during a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 14, in Walls Lounge.
- Bicycles Against Poverty returning to Uganda
A group of Bucknell students working to alleviate poverty in a war-torn region of Uganda will return this summer to expand a bicycle program the students launched last year.
- Seniors, Geisinger partner to solve medical issues
Biomedical engineering seniors worked withphysicians from Geisinger Medical Center and the Weis Center for Research in Danville to develop devices to better deliver care to patients.
- NCAA recognizes 18 Bucknell athletics teams
The NCAA unveiled its fourth annual Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Awards and for the fourth straight year Bucknell ranks among the national leaders in number of programs honored.
- Mitchell to be honored as a 'Posse Star'
The Posse Foundation will honor Bucknell University President Brian C. Mitchell as a 2010 Posse Star at the foundation's 21st anniversary gala on May 26 in New York City.
- SBDC workshop: 'Manage your lawyer' June 17
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Manage Your Lawyer," Thursday, June 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the SBDC Education Center in Lewisburg.
- SBDC workshop: 'Make it easy for them to buy' June 24
The Bucknell SBDC will host the workshop, "Make it Easy for Them to Buy: Communicating for Better Results in Tough Times," on Thursday, June 24, in Danville.
- Bucknell to graduate 900 Sunday
Thousands of family members and friends will be on hand to watch as more than 900 students graduate during Bucknell's 160th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23.
- Commencement to be broadcast live on website
Viewers from around the world may watch Bucknell University's 160th commencement ceremony, including an address by renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and philanthropist Benjamin S. Carson Sr., during a live online broadcast Sunday, May 23.
- Softball earns NCAA bid with league title
Bucknell softball earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Patriot League Championship Saturday.
- Bucknell Magazine: International Relations at 25
The International Relations Program at Bucknell celebrated its 25th anniversary last fall with a special coming-of-age announcement: The program is now a full-fledged academic department.
- Senior's research saves jobs, international account
Jeremy Horning wanted real-world experience before he graduated, so he took a job with the Bucknell SBDC. The SBDC put Horning's studies to good use right away, asking the student consultant to sniff out a solution for a local company with a stinky problem: metal powders manufactured by the firm were arriving overseas smelling of sulfur.
- Bucknell Magazine: Q&A with Berhanu Nega
In December, an Ethiopian court sentenced Professor of Economics Berhanu Nega, former mayor of Addis Ababa, to death in absentia for terrorism.
- Haiti Relief Fund raises more than $40,000
Bucknell University's Haiti Relief Fund has raised more than $40,000 in relief money and supplies going directly to Haitian charitable organizations
- Bucknell Magazine: Bucknellians helping Haitians
Bucknell alumni, students and staff are reaching out to help the Haiti quake victims.
- Book answers questions about bees, colony collapse
A new book by Elizabeth Capaldi Evans, an associate professor of biology and animal behavior at Bucknell, explores the various aspects of bee behavior, their importance in human food production and other bee facts.
- SBDC Roundtable: 'Women Rule'
The Bucknell SBDC will host a Businesswomen's Roundtable on Friday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Country Cupboard restaurant in Lewisburg.
- SBDC hosts 'First Step' workshops
The Bucknell SBDC will offer "The First Step: Pre-business Workshop" on Wednesday, June 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. in Lewisburg.
- SBDC hosts Marcellus Shale webinars
The Bucknell SBDC and the Penn State Cooperative Extension are hosting a series of webinars to discuss Marcellus Shale-related business opportunities.
- Ask the Experts: Robert Beard on language
This week, we ask Robert Beard, a professor emeritus who taught Russian and linguistics at Bucknell for 35 years, about his recent book, The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English, and our ever changing language.
- Bucknell's virtual tour wins prestigious Webby Award
Bucknell's virtual tour has won a Webby Award for "Best School/University Website" in the 14th annual international contest honoring excellence on the Internet.
- Bucknell receives $140,000 grant from ExxonMobil Foundation
The ExxonMobil Foundation has provided Bucknell University with a grant of more than $140,000. Ron Billings, a 1969 graduate of Bucknell and vice president of ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Co., recently presented the check to the University.
- Men track & field win first league title since 1991
The Bison men edged Army by a mere three points to claim their first outdoor track & field title since 1991.
- Celebrated neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson to speak at 160th commencement
Benjamin S. Carson Sr., a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and philanthropist, will deliver the commencement address during Bucknell's 160th annual graduation ceremony May 23.
- April's top stories: Next president tops list
The announcement naming John Bravman as Bucknell University's 17th president was far and away the top news story in April.
- John Bravman named Bucknell's 17th president
John C. Bravman, a distinguished professor and academic leader at Stanford University, has been named the 17th president of Bucknell University by unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, announced Board Chair Kenneth W. Freeman.
- SBDC workshop: 'Different Generations'
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Understanding, Working with, and Managing Different Generations," May 26 from 9 a.m. to noon in the SBDC Education Center in Lewisburg.