Bucknell Trustees Approve Construction of Academic East
Set to open in 2019, the building will increase engineering lab space by 50 percent and provide a new home for the Department of Education.
The face of a groundbreaker can be a familiar one. You may have sat next to her in class, perhaps eaten lunch together or maybe she ran the movie projector for one of your class films to help put herself through school. Meet Betty Stagg Nuovo '53 (education), groundbreaker.
Nuovo has followed the road less traveled since her Bucknell days. She was among the legislators who first legalized gay marriage in Vermont, tried to pass an Equal Rights Amendment and helped write the state's child support law.
Nuovo cites a trip around the world and living in India for eight months with her husband and two young children in the 1960s as a key inspiration. "It expanded my horizons, was different than anything I'd seen before, including the grinding poverty of the people," she says.
After her Bucknell graduation and teaching work, Nuovo became involved in the League of Women Voters, which ultimately led to a career change. She bypassed law school and read the law on her own, "like Lincoln," she says, with her husband's encouragement and the help of a mentor lawyer in Vermont. Nuovo passed the bar in 1974, then went on to open her own law practice the same day she took her oath. Among her fondest memories from her lawyering years is meeting President Jimmy Carter in 1979 with the Democratic delegation from Vermont. "I had breakfast in the Senate dining room, had rice and beef stew for lunch and I actually touched the president," Nuovo remembers.
While running her own law practice, Nuovo went on to win a seat in the Vermont Legislature, where she has been for 25 years now, with a brief four-year hiatus when she went back to work in her law practice. "The whole place was Republican," she explains, so she decided to shake things up and run. She hasn't stopped since. "I'm not going to retire. People should not retire," she says. "It keeps me alive."
Bucknell students and faculty designed exhibits and played key roles in bringing the new nonprofit to the community.
Bucknell's next academic building will greatly expand engineering classrooms and laboratories, while also providing a new home for the education department.
An NSF-funded collaboration between Bucknell, Harvard and Microsoft is building better tools to introduce astronomical essentials.
Professor Richard Henne-Ochoa and two students are doing their part to make sure a Native American language doesn't vanish.
The University's new tenure-track faculty excel in a wide range of academic disciplines.
The 13 faculty members have reached the highest level of academic achievement.
Young immigrants in the local community are helping educate future teachers while also becoming more comfortable in their new surroundings.
Twelve graduates of Bucknell's Class of 2016 plan to put their education to work through the Peace Corps or Teach For America.
Manisha Chase will continue her journey toward a career in education at one of the world's most prestigious education programs.
As part of its ongoing celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Bucknell University Department of Education will host a public lecture by Professor A.G. Rud of Washington State University on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in Academic West 210.
Update: The Paul Gorski lecture scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to a family emergency.
Bucknell Professor Ramona Fruja, education, explores the connection between education and democratic ideals.
Bucknell University education research impacts the community and the field.
What do the killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Mo., tell us about the problems of racism and violence in the U.S.? How can peace and justice education help change the future? A Q& A with Professor David Ragland.
Bucknell students study the historical evolution of American higher education.
Bucknell's 16 newly tenured associate professors specialize in fields across the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering. Learn more about their research and teaching.
Ten recently promoted full professors describe what interests them, what inspires them and why they teach at Bucknell.
Bucknell University will host the seventh annual Engineering and Science Education Exposition Dec. 3, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in Larison Dining Hall.
Sixteen recently tenured or promoted associate professors talk about what led them to pursue their fields and what inspires them as teacher-scholars.
As president of the William H. Hannon Foundation and chair of the Board of Trustees at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Kathleen "Kathy" Hannon Aikenhead '69, P'01 focuses most of her efforts on making it possible for students to afford an education.
Several members of the Bucknell University faculty were recognized at the annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference in San Antonio recently.
Bucknell University students and LARA collaborated on their third annual fund-raising project in memory of two local children who drowned in the Susquehanna River in August 2009.
Bucknell University students are working with LARA on a fun run/walk and Zumbathon fund-raising project in memory of two local children who drowned in the Susquehanna River in August 2009.
Bucknell University students hope to inspire, learn from elementary school students in Virginia