October 2010 News
- Bucknell Forum: Designer Neri Oxman to speak tonight
Neri Oxman, an award-winning architect and designer and founder of an emerging field known as "material ecology," will speak at Bucknell at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building.
- Jazz at Bucknell presents 'Drum Lore' Nov. 3
Owen Howard will perform "Drum Lore" Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.
- Diplomat: Taiwan-U.S.-China relations Nov. 3
Tony Ong will give the talk, "The Current Taiwan-U.S.-China Dynamic in a New Chapter of Cross-Strait Relations," Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell presents set of plays, stories in 'Shepardfest'
Bucknell University's Department of Theatre and Dance will host "Shepardfest" — short plays, monologues and short stories by noted playwright and actor Sam Shepard — the last two weekends in October.
- Nissley '11 one of 16 nationwide award finalists
Bucknell senior linebacker Travis Nissley on Thursday was announced as a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete. He is now one of 16 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the best scholar-athlete in the nation.
- Bucknell Homecoming slated for Oct. 28-31
Bucknell University will host its annual Homecoming celebration Oct. 28 through 31. Several events during the celebration are open to the local community.
- Student-athlete grad rate among tops in nation
New reports show that once again Bucknell athletics ranks among the nation's elite when it comes to the graduation rate of its student-athletes.
- Forum: Author Dan Roam taps brain's visual powers
Author Dan Roam argues that the human brain is designed to understand things visually and makes the case that a simple picture can be the start to articulating a solution to any problem.
- Bucknell Magazine: Fall issue sneak peek
Coming soon to a mailbox near you — the fall edition of Bucknell Magazine.
- New program to help first-year engineers succeed
Bucknell is launching a new program to help students from under-resourced high schools succeed in the College of Engineering, Bucknell University President John Bravman announced.
- Bookstore restoration project wins industry award
The company that completed the renovation of the historic downtown Lewisburg property that now houses the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore has won an industry award for its work.
- Class inspires web list of local, sustainable farms
Students in a "Mindful Consumption" class created a list of local, organic farms to help others adopt a local, sustainable diet.
- Community College Scholars follow unusual paths
Since 2007, 83 community college scholars have come to Bucknell, each following an unusual path. Some have moved to the United States from Eastern Europe for education and work opportunities. Others have come from the suburbs of Philadelphia or rural Pennsylvania.
- Endowed chairs, professorships announced
Several faculty members have been appointed or reappointed this fall to endowed academic positions, a recognition of high academic achievement in their respective fields, Bucknell University Provost Mick Smyer announced.
- Ask the Experts: Chris Ellis on midterm elections
With U.S. midterm elections just around the corner, we ask Chris Ellis, assistant professor of political science, for his take on how the political scene is shaping up and possible election implications for the Obama administration's next two years.
- Family Weekend slideshows now online
Family Weekend 2010 photo slideshow are now posted online.
- Top stories: Faculty profiles dominate in September
A three-part series on Bucknell University's teacher-scholars dominated September's top stories.
- Bucknell is 'arboretum campus,' launches tree tour
Bucknell University will be designated an "arboretum campus" on Friday, Oct. 1, the same day an online walking tour of 73 specially marked tree specimens will officially launch.
- 'Fraulein Maria' at Weis Center for Homecoming
Doug Elkins and Friends will present "Fraulein Maria," a post-modernist deconstruction of "The Sound of Music" danced to the movie soundtrack, on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
- Ask the Experts: Margot Vigeant on engineering education
Margot Vigeant, associate dean of engineering and associate professor of chemical engineering, talks about new approaches to teaching engineering, learning from misconceptions and how students help teachers teach through the "Gizmo Expo."
- Professor: U.S.-Mexico relations Oct. 28
Jorge Castañeda, the former minister of external affairs for Mexico, will give the talk, "U.S.-Mexico Relations: A New Start?" Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Parapsychologist: ghosts and hauntings Oct. 28
Parapsychologist Rich Robbins will give the talk, "Ghosts and Hauntings," on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
- Forum: 'Back of Napkin' author Dan Roam Oct. 26
Dan Roam, author of the international best-seller The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Trout Auditorium at Bucknell University.
- Cabaret Jazz: Hyman and Peplowski Oct. 27
Bucknell University's Cabaret Jazz series will end the fall semester offerings with a performance by pianist Dick Hyman and clarinetist Ken Peplowski on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell.
- Bucknell to host Susquehanna River Symposium
Bucknell University will host the fifth annual Susquehanna River Symposium Oct. 22 and 23, with presentations and displays free and open to the public.
- Weis Center: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin Oct. 23
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will perform music by Russian composers at Bucknell University's Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m.
- Bucknell election panel discussion Oct. 21
The political science department at Bucknell University will host a panel discussion on the 2010 elections Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Researcher receives $500,000 more for bat study
Bucknell Associate Professor of Biology DeeAnn Reeder and her research partners are trying to find out what causes the erratic behavior in bats infected with white-nose syndrome, a mysterious condition that has killed more than a million bats in the Northeast.
- SBDC workshop: 'Marketing and Networking'
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Marketing and Networking Strategies for Small Businesses," Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon in the SBDC Education Center.