Interdisciplinary centers convene conversations across traditional disciplinary lines, focusing attention on pressing issues like environmental concerns, public policy, and neuroscience. They provide another setting for the complete integration of scholarship and student learning at Bucknell." Mick Smyer, Provost
Academic centers and institutes unlock the full potential of Bucknell's liberal arts curriculum through in-depth, interdisciplinary study of the key issues of our time. Whether the focus is understanding cultural differences, exploring environmentalism or incubating businesses, academic centers connect minds and keep them engaged and energized. They leverage Bucknell's existing resources in exciting new ways, foster collaboration among departments and bring fresh perspectives to the campus community.
Academic centers and institutes help attract the most talented students and professors to Bucknell. They offer common ground for those with similar academic interests. They amplify the scholarly efforts of students and faculty in different disciplines.
That's why it means so much when you support current initiatives like the Teaching and Learning Center and the Stadler Center for Poetry, as well as new programs like the Center for Arts and Creativity and the Center for Integrated Sustainability Studies. The more these resources grow and flourish, the stronger Bucknell becomes.