Top stories: Faculty, research, Holocaust survivor
Posted: January 04, 2010
By Sam Alcorn
LEWISBURG, Pa. — New faculty, research and a Holocaust survivor had something in common - all were subjects in Bucknell University's top web stories of 2009.
Far and away, the most popular of the nearly 400 news and event stories published in 2009 was a three-part package highlighting the profiles of 26 new tenure-track faculty members who joined the ranks of Bucknell's scholar-teachers in fall 2009. The package included separate installments on faculty who were promoted to full and associate professor.
Since being published in August and September, the three-part package has garnered nearly 30,000 pageviews.
In order of reader views, here are our top stories of 2009:
- 28 tenure-track faculty join Bucknell
The beginning of the fall 2009 semester marked the third year of a dramatic drive to increase the size of the Bucknell faculty. || Full professors || Associate professors
- Visual illusion wins international competition
Art Shapiro, associate professor of psychology, and a team of researchers that included two Bucknell graduates won first place in this year's international visual illusions contest with a nifty illusion called the "Break of the Curveball."
- Ellie Wiesel tells graduates 'never be indifferent'
Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Ellie Wiesel addressed more than 900 graduates and their families and friends at Bucknell's 159 commencement in May. || Text of address || Commencement video
- Bucknell receives $1.2 million for military robot research, development
Bucknell received $1.2 million in federal funding for research and development of military robots. || The bipedal robot research was one of Discover Magazine's top 100 science stories of the year.
- 900 to graduate at Bucknell's 159th commencement
Thousands of family and friends planned to join Bucknell's Class of 2009 on the Academic Quadrangle to celebrate the University's 159th commencement.
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