January 2013 News
- Griot Institute series: 'Jonestown 35 years later'
The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell is hosting the series, "Jonestown Reconsidered, 35 Years Later."
- Downtown Art Gallery presents 'Pentimenti'
The Downtown Art Gallery will present "Pentimenti," a solo exhibition by Anna Kell, assistant professor of art at Bucknell University. The exhibition, which begins Jan. 16, may be seen through March 22.
- Samek Art Gallery exhibition: 'At the Threshold'
"At the Threshold," an exhibition by new media art pioneer Jim Campbell at the Samek Art Gallery, continues through March 24. The exhibition contains two mural-scale electronic sculptures and four wall mounted screens, each of which incorporates the use of technology, cinema and LED light.
- Writers at work
Professors sweat it out at Faculty Writers’ Boot Camp.
- Healing through music
Bucknell student helps his grieving Connecticut community after the Sandy Hook shootings.
- Lessons in leadership
Incoming officers of Greek organizations return to campus early for three-day leadership conference.
- Creating a safer society
Though he passed away shortly after retiring in 2011, former Professor Richard McGinnis' dedication to improving society is still being recognized.
- Black History Month: 'A Celebration in Blue'
Bucknell University's celebration of Black History Month, "A Celebration in Blue," will use blues music as a focal point for a variety of events.
- Fitzwilliam residency closes with Feb. 17 concert
Britain's world-renowned Fitzwilliam String Quartet is in residence at Bucknell, meeting with classes, presenting workshops and a concerts with faculty Feb. 17.
- Bucknell Observatory Family Night Feb. 9
The Observatory at Bucknell University will host a Family Night Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., with activities for children and their families.
- Grammy winning eighth blackbird at Weis Center Feb. 8
Modern classical ensemble eighth blackbird will perform in concert Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell. The concert will be preceded by a pre-performance talk with members of the ensemble in the Weis Center Lobby at 7:20 p.m.
- 'Interpreting the Susquehanna' Feb. 7
Bucknell professors Katie Faull and Alf Siewers will give the talk, "Interpreting the Susquehanna: Renewing the Liberal Arts and Humanities in Regional Studies," Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell Forum Feb. 6: Best-selling author Rebecca Skloot
Best-selling author Rebecca Skloot will speak at Bucknell University Feb. 6 as part of the Bucknell Forum series "tech/no."
- Moore talk Feb. 6: 'Peoples Temple'
Rebecca Moore will give the talk, "A Dream Deferred: The Promise and Pathos of Peoples Temple," Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell, as part of the Griot Institute series, "Jonestown Reconsidered, 35 years later."
- Cantus, Bucknell men's choir, in concert Feb. 5
Vocal ensemble Cantus, celebrated as "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States," will perform in concert with the Bucknell Men's Choir, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.
- Mitchell talk Feb. 4: 'Living with Lynching'
Koritha Mitchell will give the talk, "Living with Lynching: African-American Drama and Citizenship," Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
- Strike Anywhere presents 'Same River' Feb. 2 and 3
The Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble will present "Same River," a free multimedia exploration of Marcellus Shale hydrofracturing, at Bucknell, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. and Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Powers Theatre.
- Lightwire Theater Feb. 2 brings children's stories to life
Lightwire Theater will present a free family-friendly matinee on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell. Doors will open at 2 p.m.
- Flamenco dancing Feb. 1 at Weis Center
A flamenco dance performance by Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca will kick off the spring semester of performances at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University on Feb. 1 at 8 p.m.
- Inaugural Commencement Concert to make television premiere
Bucknell’s first-ever commencement concert will make its television debut on WVIA this Saturday, and is set to air on public television stations across the country this year.
- Ask the Experts: Obama's second term
Associate Professor of Political Science Scott Meinke discusses Washington's political environment, and what we can expect from President Obama over the next four years.
- Gallery Series Jan. 31: The Verdehr Trio
The Verdehr Trio will perform in concert Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University, as part of the ongoing Gallery Series.
- SBDC business starts, First Step workshops
The Bucknell University SBDC celebrates the new year with a brief recap of 2012, a year that saw 33 of its clients start new businesses.
- Top 12 of '12: Academic highlights
Academic highlights of 2012 include analyzing the election, autism research and predicting the end of the world.
- Top 12 of '12: Campus highlights
It was a historic year at Bucknell, bringing with it the public launch of the campaign, the final steel beam raised at Academic West and the first flight of the Flying Bison. Here are the most read campus stories of 2012.
- Young jazz standout in concert Jan. 30
Young jazz standout Cécile McLorin Salvant will perform Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Lobby at Bucknell as part of the Janet Weis Jazz Series.
- 'Herman's House' film, discussion Jan. 29 at Campus Theatre
The Campus Theatre in Lewisburg will host the documentary film, "Herman's House," Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m., with an introduction by film director Angad Bhalla.
- Hannigans in flute, piano concert Jan. 29
Flutist Mary Hannigan and pianist Barry Hannigan will give the concert, "Innovations," Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
- BILL 'Lunch & Learn' begins Jan. 29 with health care reform
The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's "Lunch & Learn" program will host the informal lecture presentation, "Understanding Health Care Reform,"Jan. 29 at noon at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common on Tressler Boulevard in Lewisburg.
- Political activist and comedian Baratunde Thurston to speak Jan. 29
The best-selling author and former digital director for The Onion will give a talk as part of the continuing Bucknell Forum series "tech/no."
- Weis Center spring series: dance, music and kid-friendly events
The spring semester of performances at the Weis Center begins Feb. 1 with a flamenco dance performance by Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca.
- Alumnus, Oscar nominee Jan. 22: 'Life of Pi'
Tonight: Bill Westenhofer, a 1990 Bucknell alumnus nominated Jan. 10 for an Academy Award for his work in "Life of Pi," will give the talk, "The Visual Effects of 'Life of Pi'" at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg. Admission is $2.