September 2010 News
- Ask the Experts: Gary Grant on Sam Shepard
Gary Grant, professor of theatre at Bucknell University, discusses Sam Shepard's contributions as a playwright, actor and author.
- 12 tenure-track faculty join Bucknell
In this third of a three-part series, 12 new tenure-track faculty members who joined Bucknell's ranks this fall are profiled.
- Bucknell Landing scheduled to launch Sept. 30
Bucknell Landing, a canoe and kayak launch on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River completed this summer, will officially open on Thursday, Sept. 30.
- 14 faculty promoted to associate professor
In the second of a three-part series highlighting Bucknell's teacher-scholars, newly named associate professors are profiled.
- Ask the Experts: Greg Clingham on future of books
Greg Clingham, professor of English and director of the Bucknell University Press, talks about books, their e-future and their significance in scholarly and popular thought.
- Integration of life, art integral to creativity, Tharp says
Long before the recent phenomenon of flash mobs — the large groups of people who gather and perform seemingly at random in public places — renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp and her dance company organized the first "intervention" in New York's Central Park, imitating passersby with dance-like movements.
- Bucknell Institute of Lifelong Learning resumes in September with more classes
The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning will continue in September with 16 courses for mature learners in the Central Susquehanna Valley.
- Five faculty promoted to full professor
In this first of a three-part series, five Bucknell faculty members who were promoted to full professorship are profiled.
- Pop culture provides outlet for exploring violence
Associate Professor of Sociology Alexander Riley argues in a new book that gangsta rap, violent video games and other popular culture are an outlet for transgression rather than an impetus for violence.
- Ask the Experts: Marie Pizzorno on viruses, bacteria
Marie Pizzorno, an associate professor of biology and a molecular virologist, explains the differences between viruses and bacteria, how some bacteria are "good," and why it's difficult to predict the next epidemic.
- Flash mob video now on YouTube
If you missed the flash mob that descended on the Elaine Langone Center lawn Friday morning, you're in luck. The entire event was captured on videotape.
- WVIA-TV features President Bravman Friday, Sunday
The season premiere of WVIA-TV's "State of Pennsylvania" will feature an interview with Bucknell President John Bravman.
- Philosopher to give Sellars lecture Oct. 14
Virginia Held will give the talk, "Morality, Care and International Law," Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell, as part of the university's ongoing Roy Wood Sellars Lecture series.
- Professor to explore visual computing Oct. 13
Computer scientist Chris Johnson will give the talk, "Visual Computing: Making sense of a complex world," Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Model to discuss 'Real Beauty' Oct. 11
Stacy Nadeau, a model for the Dove Real Beauty campaign, will give the talk, "Embracing Real Beauty," on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell SBDC to honor Coder Oct. 8
The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the Charles H. Coder celebration of growing small businesses on Friday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m. in Hunt Formal Living Room at Bucknell.
- SBDC to host franchise seminar Oct. 7
The Bucknell University SBDC will host the seminar, "Starting a Franchise in Today's Economy — Smart or Foolish?" Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the SBDC Business Education Center in Lewisburg.
- Jazz at Bucknell: Mimi Fox Trio Oct. 6
The Mimi Fox Trio will perform Oct. 6 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University. Guitarist Mimi Fox will be joined by bassist Harvie S and drummer Akira Tana in a performance that is part of the ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series.
- Mortar Board chapter receives national award
The Gamma Beta chapter at Bucknell University was one of 77 chapter to receive the Silver Torch Award for excellence at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference in July.
- SBDC workshop: 'Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents'
The Bucknell Small Business Development Center will offer the workshop, "Business Basics: Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents," Oct. 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Hunt Formal Living Room of Hunt Hall at Bucknell.
- Bucknell announces 2011 Annual Fund goal
Following a year of record-breaking donor participation, the Bucknell Annual Fund has set a goal of raising $10.5 million to benefit students during fiscal year 2011, which began July 1 and ends June 30, 2011.
- SBDC workshop: 'Cloud Computing'
The Bucknell SBDC at Bucknell University will offer the workshop, "Is Cloud Computing Right for your Business?" Oct. 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the SBDC Education Center in Lewisburg.
- Shepard cancels visit; new speaker to be named
Playwright Sam Shepard, who had been scheduled to speak on Oct. 12 as the Janet Weis Fellow for Contemporary Letters, has cancelled his talk.
- Several downtown merchants to accept Campus Dollars
Students may now use their Campus Dollars via their BU ID to pay for items at a number of downtown businesses in Lewisburg.
- Class examines prison system from the inside-out
Each spring, Associate Professor Coralynn Davis teaches a class at a Pennsylvania women's prison where Bucknell students learn side by side with those on the inside.
- Professor seeks infants, toddlers to participate in language study
Assistant Professor of Psychology Ruth Tincoffe is seeking families for a study on early childhood language development. Her research could shed light on how soon babies begin to comprehend the world.
- Alumnus Dan Richards '78 swims English Channel
Dan Richards, Class of '78, raised himself out of the 60-degree water onto the rocks of Cap Gris Nez, France, a mere 12 hours and 32 minutes after stepping into the English Channel 21 miles away in Dover, England.
- Ross to discuss 'The Divine Nine' Oct. 5
Author Lawrence C. Ross Jr. will give the talk, "The Divine Nine: The History, The Present and The Challenges for the Future," on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.
- Hunter to give Class of 1956 lecture Oct. 5
John Hunter will give the talk, "Travelers' Tales: Re-imagining Liberal Education by Re-imagining the West," Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
- Students to hold Pool Pass fundraiser Oct. 2
Bucknell University students will hold a Pool Pass fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 2, prior to the Family Weekend football game with Cornell in the Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium at 3:30 p.m.
- Edward Herrmann in tribute to Chopin Oct. 2
Award-winning movie and television actor and Bucknell alumnus Edward Herrmann, Class of 1965, will portray August Franchomme in "Mazurka: My Friend Chopin" Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell Family Weekend Oct. 1-3
Bucknell University will host its annual Family Weekend Oct. 1 through 3.
- John Pizzarelli Quartet in Cabaret Jazz: Sept. 29
The John Pizzarelli Quartet will perform in concert Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
- Kesha, B.o.B. in fall concert SOLD OUT
Rapper Ke$ha and hip-hop artist B.o.B. will headline the fall concert at Bucknell University on Friday, Oct. 29, in the Gerhard Fieldhouse. NOTE: This event is sold out.
- Wright: 'Race in the age of Obama' Sept. 28
Michelle Wright will give the talk, "Black, But Not Like You: Race and Representation in the Age of Obama," on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Ask the Experts: Kelly Knox on dance
Kelly Knox, an associate professor of theatre and dance at Bucknell, talks about Bucknell Forum speaker and celebrated choreographer Twyla Tharp, as well as the other top people and trends in dance today.
- Bucknell, Lewisburg Unity Jam Sept. 27
Bucknell University and the Lewisburg community will join forces for the annual Unity Jam: Stop the Hate Rally on Monday, Sept. 27.
- Weis Center season begins Sept. 25 with 'Boom!'
Singers Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway will open the Weis Center events season at Bucknell University on Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. with "Boom!"
- Samek Art Gallery: 'An Academic Resource' and 'A Cautionary Tale'
The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University has scheduled several exhibitions for the 2010-11 academic year, beginning Aug. 23 with "An Academic Resource: Highlights from the Permanent Collection" and "The Sleep of Reason: A Cautionary Tale."
- Bucknell community remembering 9/11 victims
The Bucknell community is remembering the 9/11 victims with a special flag display on the Elaine Langone Center lawn and ceremony and a week of community service activities.
- Bucknell to commemorate 9/11 with reflection, community service projects
Bucknell University will commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, with a ceremony and flag display on Sept. 10 as well as a week of community service activities.
- World's performing artists slated for Weis Center stage
Performing artists from both sides of the globe will be featured on the stage of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University during the 2010-11 season.
- Bucknell, community invited to suggest panels for AIDS Memorial Quilt display
Members of the community are invited to suggest panels to be included in the AIDS Memorial Quilt display slated for Dec. 1 to 7 at Bucknell University's Samek Art Gallery.
- Jacobsohn to give Constitution Day lecture Sept. 21
Gary Jacobsohn will give the talk, "Reflections on America's Constitutional Identity," Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
- Phillips is Sojka Visiting Poet Sept. 21
Poet Carl Phillips will give a reading of his works Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University, as part of the university's annual Gary and Sandra Sojka Visiting Poet series.
- Gardner to discuss 'Five Minds' Sept. 16
Harvard University scholar and author Howard Gardner will speak to the Class of 2014 at Bucknell University on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
- Alumnus to present one-man show
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Bucknell University will present alumnus Alex Lyras in his award-winning one-man show, "The Common Air: Everyone Travels with Baggage," Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Tustin Studio Theatre at Bucknell.
- Filmmaker to discuss new Mexican films
Filmmaker Greg Berger will present three short films in the program, "Queers, Gringos and other Deviants," Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion in the Center Room (Room 256) of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell to test emergency notification system Sept. 7
Bucknell University will conduct a test of its comprehensive emergency notification system on Tuesday, Sept. 7.