October 2011 News
- Professor, national research team identify cause of white-nose syndrome in bats
A team of scientists including Bucknell biology professor DeeAnn Reeder has identified the deadly fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats.
- Weis Center Oct. 15: National Chamber Choir of Ireland
The National Chamber Choir of Ireland will perform in concert on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell Forum: Kevin Clash, Elmo draw out inner child in adults, youngsters alike
Puppeteer Kevin Clash talks about his journey to becoming Elmo during the Bucknell Forum "Creativity: Beyond the Box" series. WVIA will air this event on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
- 'Freehand' exhibition at Samek Oct. 14-Dec. 4
"Freehand," an exhibition of artwork created by Pennsylvania prisoners, will be hosted at Bucknell University's Samek Art Gallery Oct. 14 through Dec. 4.
- Samek Art Gallery Oct. 14-Dec 4: 'Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center'
The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University is hosting the exhibition, "Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center," Oct. 14 through Dec. 4.
- Negro Leagues Baseball talk Nov. 10: 'Raceball'
Author Robert Ruck will discuss "Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game," Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- SBDC Quickbooks workshops Nov. 9 in Mifflinburg
The Bucknell SBDC will offer two "Quickbooks for Small Business Owners" workshops Nov. 9 in the Mifflinburg Bank Community Room.
- Kristallnacht observance Nov. 8: 'The Last Album'
Bucknell University's annual observance of Kristallnacht will be held Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium. Ann Weiss will give the presentation, "The Last Album: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau."
- BUEC Green Screens film Nov. 8: 'Manufactured Landscapes'
The BUEC will host the documentary, "Manufactured Landscapes," on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Theatre on Market Street in Lewisburg
- SBDC seminar Nov. 8: 'Web design on a budget'
The Bucknell SBDC will host the seminar, "Web Design on a Budget," Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon in the SBDC Education Center.
- Bucknell Forum: alumni panel Nov. 7: 'Creativity'
Four Bucknell alumni involved in such well-known products as "World of Warcraft," Nike, ABC's "Mike and Molly" and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter roller coaster will participate in a panel discussion about creativity and their careers on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
- Anthropologist: African heritage in Mexico Nov. 7
Anthropologist Sagrario Cruz-Carretero will give the talk, "African Heritage in Mexico: Evidences of Distortion and Invisibility," Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell to host Lyme disease seminar Nov. 4
The Bucknell University Environmental Center will host the seminar, "Lyme Disease in the Pennsylvania Heartlands: What you need to know," Friday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Ballet Memphis at Weis Center Nov. 4
Ballet Memphis will perform at the Weis Center at Bucknell University Friday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m.
- Smith to give Class of 1956 Lecture Nov. 3
Howard Smith will give the annual Class of 1956 Lecture, "A Mathematical Scrapbook," Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Jazz at Bucknell Nov. 2: Bob Dorough Trio
Jazz artist Bob Dorough will perform with his trio Nov. 2 at 8:30 p.m in Bucknell Hall as part of the ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series.
- 'War of the Worlds' and experimental film at Campus Theatre
The Campus Theatre will present the original radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" Oct. 25, and the experimental "Films for one to eight projectors" Nov. 1, as part of Bucknell's Film/Media series.
- Ask the Experts: Lynn Breyfogle on mathematics standards and writing
Lynn Breyfogle, professor of mathematics and director of the Writing Program, talks about Common Core State Standards for mathematics, and writing.
- Student-athlete grad rate among nation's highest
Bucknell student-athletes rank fourth nationally among Division I programs, with 90 percent graduating, according to the NCAA's 2011 Graduation Rates survey.
- Homecoming 2011 Photo Slideshow
- 'Zombie Walk' to set the stage for classic movie screening
Hordes of undead are expected to descend upon the borough for the first Lewisburg Zombie Walk, tonight.
- Ask the Experts: Amy Wolaver on the economics of healthcare
Amy Wolaver, associate professor of economics, talks about how changes in Medicaid coverage influence family planning and the relationship between binge drinking and college grade point averages.
- Bucknell students create 'This I Believe' video essays
Tommy Smith believes in Santa Claus. Kate Celmer believes in the zipper as a metaphor for hope. And Molly Brown believes that imagination can lead to a brighter future.
- Ask the Experts: Lori Smolleck on improving science education through inquiry-based teaching
Lori Smolleck, assistant professor of education, discusses how to improve science education through inquiry-based teaching.
- River Symposium panel focuses on community effects of gas drilling
Gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale is transforming the region with promises of political and economic gain, but those perceived benefits must be balanced with the "social" effects on communities, a panel of experts agreed this weekend.
- New lab encourages innovation
The College of Engineering has expanded its resources with the opening of the Richard J. Mooney Innovative Design Laboratory, a workspace in which engineering students and faculty can bring their designs and ideas to life.
- Bucknell receives grant to address high-risk drinking
Bucknell University has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) for reducing and eliminating underage and dangerous drinking.
- Board of Trustees approves construction of Academic West
The new facility to be built south of Bertrand Library will house 70,000 square feet of classrooms, offices, laboratories and meeting areas.
- Faculty approve open access for research articles
Scholars and readers worldwide will now have free access to newly published peer-reviewed articles and other scholarship produced by Bucknell University faculty members.
- Alumnus poet named finalist for National Book Award
Bruce Smith, a 1968 Bucknell graduate, has been named a finalist for a National Book Award for his most recent collection of poems, Devotions
- Meet Bucknell's new full professors
Seven recently promoted faculty members talk about what led them to pursue their fields and what inspires them as teacher-scholars.
- Meet Bucknell's newly tenured professors
Sixteen associate professors discuss their scholarly interests, from brain signals to Hindu mythology, and their approaches to teaching.
- Meet Bucknell's new assistant professors
Eleven new tenure-track faculty members describe their research interests and the ways in which they are challenging students across the disciplines.
- Burns SBDC seminar Nov. 2: 'Difficult People'
Business consultant David Burns will offer the seminar, "How to Deal with Difficult People," Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at the SBDC Business Education Center, Room 207, Chamberlin Building, in Lewisburg.
- SBDC seminar: 'The Big Picture' Nov. 2
The Bucknell SBDC will host the seminar, "Getting the Big Picture Before Starting," Nov. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 165 of the Breakiron Engineering Building at Bucknell.
- Journalist: food waste in America Oct. 26
Journalist Jonathan Bloom will give the talk, "The Food Not Eaten," Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
- Cabaret Jazz Oct. 26: Dominick Farinacci Group
The Dominick Farinacci Group will perform in a jazz recital Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Weis Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell Theatre: 'Pride and Prejudice' Oct. 21-24
The Bucknell University Department of Theatre and Dance will present a production of "Pride and Prejudice" Oct. 21 through 24.
- BILL presents 'Tea and Talk' Oct. 25 with McCallum
The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's "Tea and Talk" program will host an informal tea-time program with poet Shara McCallum, Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m.
- Bucknell Forum: Kevin Clash, voice of Elmo, to speak Oct. 25
Puppeteer and voice actor Kevin Clash, who for more than 28 years has built a worldwide audience for such Sesame Street characters as Elmo, will give a talk Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center.
- Parapsychologist: ghosts and hauntings Oct. 24
Parapsychologist Rich Robbins will give the talk, "Ghosts and Hauntings: Decide for Yourself," Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
- Guest film-makers, producers at Campus Theatre Oct. 22, 23
Randy Haberkamp, director of educational programs with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood, is one of the special guests at the Campus Theatre's 70th anniversary film festival, which runs through Oct. 23 at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg.
- Campus Theatre celebrates anniversary with festival Oct. 14-23
The Campus Theatre will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a film festival Oct. 14 through 23. The festival is a retrospective of films from each decade of the Campus Theatre's existence.
- Paragon Ragtime Orchestra: Weis Center Oct. 22
Rick Benjamin's Paragon Ragtime Orchestra will perform in concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.
- Bucknellians return to campus Oct. 20-23 to reconnect at Homecoming
Bucknell University classmates across the years, along with students, faculty, friends and families are returning to campus to reconnect with one another through a series of Homecoming events taking place Thursday through Sunday.
- Titans coach to speak Oct. 17 at Bucknell
Herman Boone, former coach of the Titans football team, will give a talk Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell. The talk, sponsored by the Student Lectureship Committee, is free and open to the public as seating permits.
- Bucknell to host River Symposium Oct. 14-15
Bucknell University will host the Susquehanna River Symposium, "River towns in the 21st century: Supporting local development in the Susquehanna Valley by recognizing regional community assets," Oct. 14 and 15 in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- 'Renewal' film Oct. 13 examines work of religious-environmental activists
Bucknell University will host a screening of the film, "Renewal," on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.