May 2011 News
- Bucknell Forum: Neuroscience writer Jonah Lehrer Oct. 4
Jonah Lehrer, a neuroscience writer and author who has studied decision-making and the confluence of science and the humanities, will give a talk this fall as part of the ongoing Bucknell Forum series. His talk, "Imagine: The Science of Creativity," will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building.
- Local leaders see big opportunities for statewide broadband network
Representatives from local schools, hospitals, libraries and governments came together Thursday at Bucknell University to discuss ways of leveraging a new, statewide broadband network.
- Bucknell captures 17th Patriot League Presidents' Cup
Six Bison teams won Patriot League titles in 2010-11, helping Bucknell to capture its 17th Patriot League Presidents’ Cup in the 21-year history of the conference. Bucknell earned the league’s all-sports title for the sixth straight year and for the 13th time in the last 14 years.
- Commencement 2011 photo galleries, videos posted
Peruse photo galleries and videos documenting Bucknell University's 2011 Commencement and related events.
- Haiti recovery efforts featured on Patriot League Academic Network
Through an initiative from the presidents of the eight Patriot League institutions, the Patriot League Academic Network was launched earlier this year to showcase some of the nation's premier academic institutions.
- Commencement 2011: Board of Trustees Chair Ken Freeman
Good morning. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, welcome to the 161st Commencement at Bucknell University.
- Commencement 2011: President John C. Bravman
Good morning, everyone. It is also my pleasure to welcome today's graduates, their families and friends, to Bucknell's Commencement ceremony. What a great day it is.
- Commencement 2011: Sarah Leung Class of 2011 Response
How are you doing, Class of 2011? I hope you have been enjoying this wonderful weekend celebrating with friends and families.
- Blind climber to graduates: Harness 'inner vision'
Erik Weihenmayer, a mountain climber, author, filmmaker and humanitarian who in 2001 became the only blind person in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest, gave the keynote address at Bucknell's 161st Commencement.
- Commencement 2011: Erik Weihenmayer
Thank you, everyone. Thank you, President Bravman.
- Commencement 2011: faculty, administrators honored
Five members of the Bucknell University faculty were honored with awards recognizing their teaching and scholarly accomplishments during the 161st Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 22.
- Graduating community college scholar fulfills mom's dream of homeownership
Oscar Beteta, a Bucknell Community College Scholar, will graduate May 22 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. Shortly after that, he will begin a job with Allentown-based Air Products and Chemicals Inc. and help his mother buy her first home.
- Philip Roth '54 wins prestigious Booker Prize
Author and Bucknell University alumnus Philip Roth, Class of '54, is the winner of the fourth Man Booker International Prize.
- Jennie Welch '11 receives Fulbright for research in China
Bucknell senior Jennie Welch has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Grant for a 10-month policy research project in China. She will be working to implement an academic counseling program in rural secondary schools in the hope that more students will attend high school.
- Men's, women's track and field win league championships
The Bison men's and women's indoor track and field teams have won the Patriot League championships in their respective divisions.
- Geisinger partnership prepares biomed seniors for range of careers
Bucknell's biomedical engineering majors (like G.W. Boon, pictured here) are trained to explore a variety of technical disciplines in preparation for a range of careers.
- Blind Everest climber to speak at Commencement
Erik Weihenmayer, who in 2001 became the only blind person in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest, has been selected as Bucknell University's 161st Commencement speaker. He will address the Class of 2011 at a ceremony on Sunday, May 22.
- By the numbers: Commencement speaker Erik Weihenmayer
Commencement speaker Erik Weihenmayer has brought purpose and power to many lives the world over, and on May 22 he'll impart his wisdom and inspiration to Bucknell's graduating Class of 2011.
- 900 to graduate at 161st Commencement May 22
Thousands of family members and friends will be on hand Sunday, May 22, to cheer on nearly 900 undergraduate and graduate students during Bucknell University's 161st Commencement.
- Anna Uehara '12 honored with Newman Civic Fellow Award
Bucknell University junior Anna Uehara has been chosen to receive Campus Compact's 2011 Newman Civic Fellow Award. The award honors student leaders committed to creating lasting change in communities throughout the country.
- Laura Razzuri '14 chosen for Oxfam CHANGE Initiative
Bucknell University first-year student Laura Razzuri is one of 50 students selected to participate in Oxfam's CHANGE Initiative.
- Initiative launches Marcellus Shale stories website
The Nature and Human Communities Initiative at the Bucknell University Environmental Center has launched a new website called Stories from the Marcellus Shale.
- Bucknell Magazine: The environmental equation
Bucknell steps up eco-friendly initiatives on campus and off.
- Student groups work to bring classmate's sister from Ghana to U.S. for brain surgery
A group of students has come together to help their classmate Kodjo Karikari, a native of Ghana whose 17-year-old sister has a brain tumor. Karikari hopes to bring Akua Adoma Ofori, to the United States for life-saving surgery.
- Bucknell webcam offers bird's eye view of campus
Bucknell University has launched a new, improved webcam that offers a live view on the Academic Quadrangle.
- Complex renamed Robert L. Rooke Science Center
In recognition of the family's support, the Biology Building and the Robert L. Rooke Chemistry Building were officially renamed the Robert L. Rooke Science Center at a dedication ceremony April 30.
- Men's lacrosse wins Patriot League title
Tournament most valuable player Charlie Streep scored three goals and assisted on another, and the Bucknell defense turned in yet another gem as the 12th-ranked Bison added yet another milestone to a remarkable season with a 10-3 runaway over No. 16 Colgate in the Patriot League championship game on Sunday at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.
- Postgrad Report: 94 percent of Class of 2010 placed
Despite an economy challenged by still-high unemployment and slow job creation, 94 percent of Bucknell's Class of 2010 had been placed within nine months of graduation, according to the new Postgraduate Report of Activity.
- Bucknell Magazine: Take me to the river
Students discover history, learn watershed science and practice land-use management onthe University’s 444-mile classroom.
- Bucknell alum combines art, chemistry in Campus Theatre mural project
John Hartmann '79 has been commissioned to conserve the art-deco murals, decorative ceilings and walls and to uncover the original paint colors in the Campus Theatre.
- Student art at Samek Art Gallery April 15 to May 3
The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University will present the annual student art exhibition April 15 through May 3 in the main gallery.