April 2011 News
- Professorship in Poetry, Creative Writing announced
Assistant Professor of English G.C. Waldrep has been selected as the first recipient of the Margaret Hollinshead Ley Professorship in Poetry and Creative Writing at Bucknell.
- Alumnus gives $6 million to Bucknell
William Morrow, Class of '70, and his wife, Madeline, have committed $6 million in support of Bucknell University's strategic priorities, including Academic West, scholarships, academic facilities, the Annual Fund, study abroad and athletics.
- Rowing wins league title, lacrosse hosts tourney
During what turned out to be a big weekend for Bison athletics, the women's rowing team won its sixth-consecutive Patriot League title and the men's lacrosse team won the regular season title and right to host the league tournament.
- Bucknell in Princeton Review 'Green Colleges' guide
For the second year in a row, Bucknell University has been named in The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges for its continued commitment to sustainability.
- Ask the Experts: Joe Tranquillo on brain switches, innovative student projects
Joe Tranquillo, an assistant professor of biomedical and electrical engineering, talks about brain "switches" and how students have used engineering skills to solve medical and mechanical problems.
- Brian Greene: Challenging what we 'know' leads to scientific discovery
Bucknell Forum speaker Brian Greene, a theoretical physicist, explained string theory and encouraged a crowd at Bucknell to challenge their very understanding of the world.
- Professors receive approval for first U.S.-Greek archaeological dig in Thebes
Two Bucknell University professors have been selected to lead the first joint Greek-American archaeological dig in the ancient city of Thebes, Greece – the first such excavation of the historic Ismenion Hill area in nearly a century.
- Student groups receive Projects for Peace grants
Two Bucknell University student groups each have received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant from the Davis Foundation. The grants will support expansion of a bicycle project in Uganda and the launch of a campaign to improve prenatal care and combat high infant mortality rates in Sierra Leone.
- Engineers finish third in regional ChemE car contest
Bucknell chemical engineering students finished third in the regional ChemE competition sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
- Bucknell University Press offers internship, book collection prize
The Bucknell University Press is offering a competitive, year-long, non-paid internship for qualified sophomores, juniors or seniors interested in scholarly publishing for the 2012-13 academic year, and a $500 prize for the best book collection.
- Ask the Experts: Tom Cassidy on birth, death, math
Tom Cassidy, associate professor of mathematics, studies the "birth, death and mathematics" connection. We asked him to explain.
- Danticat: Storytelling keeps memory, tradition alive
Edwidge Danticat, who has been honored with the MacArthur Genius Award and other awards for her writing and work on behalf of Haiti, shared some of her own stories, read from one of her books and answered questions about the process and responsibility of storytelling.
- Keith Buffinton named dean of engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering Keith Buffinton has been named dean of the College of Engineering at Bucknell University.
- 266 student-athletes make fall dean's list
Two-hundred sixty-six Bucknell University student-athletes earned dean's list honors for the 2010 fall semester.
- Teagle grant to enhance diversity through cooperative project
The Teagle Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to Bucknell University, Dickinson College and Lafayette College for a cooperative project aimed at enhancing diversity and diversity education. The funds will be used to improve students' academic and co-curricular experiences on campus.
- Bauer scholarship bridges Baltimore, Bucknell
The Charles T. Bauer Scholars Program, created for outstanding students who live in the area served by Baltimore city schools, is a no-loan, full-need award that allows students like Aliyah Johnson to pursue her dream of becoming the first in her family to attend college.
- Solar Scholars workshop April 30
Bucknell University will host the annual Solar Scholars workshop on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Gardner Lecture Hall (Dana Engineering 113). The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required as participation is limited to 50 attendees.
- Ask the Experts: Eric Martin on Haiti relief efforts
Eric Martin, an assistant professor of management who visited Haiti one year after the earthquake, talks about the rebuilding efforts there and how that compares with what is happening in Japan.
- Bucknell gamelan April 29 with Balinese puppetry
The Bucknell University department of music will present an outdoor gamelan performance on Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in The Grove, located on Loomis Street near Bucknell Hall. In case of rain, the performance will be held in Rooke Recital Hall.
- Dance Company concert April 29 and 30: unique collaboration
The Bucknell Dance Company will present its annual spring dance concert Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell.
- SBDC workshop May 5: 'Marketing and Networking'
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Marketing and Networking Strategies for Small Businesses," May 5 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the SBDC Education Center in Lewisburg.
- SBDC workshop: 'Social media marketing bootcamp'
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the two-day workshop, "Social media marketing bootcamp," May 10 and 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mifflinburg Bank's Community Room in Mifflinburg.
- Bozella talk April 28: wrongful imprisonment
Dewey Bozella, who was wrongfully imprisoned for 26 years before being exonerated and released in 2009, will speak at Bucknell University on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Jazz at Bucknell April 27: Paul Smoker Notet
The Paul Smoker Notet -- Paul Smoker, trumpet, Steve Salerno, guitar, and Phil Haynes, drums -- will perform in the final Jazz at Bucknell concert for the spring semester on Wednesday, April 27, at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall.
- Chief Oren Lyons to speak April 26
Chief Oren Lyons will give the talk, "A Value Change for Survival: An Iroquois View on Caring for the Earth," on Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Fasano Memorial Lecture April 26: 'ACOs, Healthcare Reform'
Bucknell University will host the second annual Charles P. Fasano Memorial Lecture, "Accountable Care Organizations: A Next Step in Healthcare Reform," on April 26 at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building.
- Earth Week: First-ever campus waste audit planned
On April 19, as part of Earth Week 2011, Bucknell students will don protective gloves and white hazmat suits and wield metal tongs to sort every scrap of trash from two campus buildings for the University's first official waste audit.
- Professor examines Haiti's sovereignty April 21
Alex Dupuy, professor of sociology at Wesleyan University, will give the talk, "Class, Power, and Sovereignty: Haiti Before and After the Earthquake," April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Holocaust survivor rescued by Schindler: April 21
Alex Rosner, a child survivor of the Holocaust whose family was rescued by Oskar Schindler, will give the talk, "Testimony of a Survivor," April 21 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall.
- Jazz, movement improv April 20: 'Jazz with a twist'
Bucknell University will host "Jazz with a Twist" April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Weis Center. The event is an improvisational jazz and movement trio event with two Bucknell faculty members — drummer Phil Haynes and dancer Kelly Knox — and guest musician Herb Robertson.
- Forum: Leading physicist Brian Greene April 19
Brian Greene, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists and a creative communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts, will cap the spring Bucknell Forum national speakers series with the talk, "Breakthrough Thinking: Challenging What We Know," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Trout Auditorium.
- Panel discussion April 19: 'Japan's response to crisis'
Bucknell University will host "Japan's Response to Crisis: A Panel Discussion on History, Religion, and People in Japan" on Tuesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. in Coleman Hall, Room 221.
- ETHEL, Robert Mirabal at Weis Center April 15
The Weis Center at Bucknell will host a concert by ETHEL with Native American flutist Robert Mirabal as guest artist on Friday, April 15, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.
- Alumna: creative healing in Haiti April 14
Amber Gray will give the multimedia presentation, "Dancing in Our Blood: Creative Resistance and Recovery Work in Haiti," on Thursday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Hunt Hall Living Room at Bucknell University.
- SBDC workshop April 13: 'Emergency Planning'
The Bucknell SBDC will offer the workshop, "Emergency Planning for Small Businesses," April 13 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the American Red Cross in Brookpark Farm in Lewisburg.
- Alumnus, Former White House economist discusses policymaking April 13
Robert Westcott will give the talk, "The Economic Policymaking Process: A Report from Inside the White House," on April 13 at 7 p.m., in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell.
- 'The Bacchae' to be performed April 8 to 11
The Bucknell University Department of Theatre and Dance will present an original adaptation of the Greek classic, "The Bacchae," on April 8, 9, 10 and 11. Each performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Harvey M. Powers Theatre in Coleman Hall
- Goo Goo Dolls and Mike Posner April 8
The Goo Goo Dolls will headline the spring concert at Bucknell University with opener Mike Posner on Friday, April 8, in the Gerhard Fieldhouse. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
- 'Bands and Bikes' festival April 9
Two student groups at Bucknell University will host "Bands and Bikes" on April 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Smith Quad to benefit Bicycles Against Poverty and the Microfinance Initiative at Bucknell.
- Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend to speak, perform Jan. 24
Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend will speak and perform at Bucknell on Jan. 24 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Legend will give a presentation on creativity and his work, followed by a question-and-answer session and an hour-long concert as part of the ongoing Bucknell Forum series, "Creativity: Beyond the Box." More details will follow.
- CANCELED: 'Three Cups of Tea' author Greg Mortenson Oct. 25
Humanitarian and education advocate Greg Mortenson, who co-authored the bestseller Three Cups of Tea, will speak at Bucknell 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell.