Shaunna Barnhart of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment discussed, from a policy, behavior and discourse perspective, why households have changed their energy strategies to utilize small scale biogas for domestic energy use. (October 2017)
Professor Gary Grant led us through the language and techniques of wine tasting, comparing New World and Old World aromas, tastes and flavors. We learned how to describe the wines we enjoy, read a label and gather valuable tips for our next purchase. (October 2017)
Can analytics improve human health? Professor Mihai Banciu, management, discussed how Bucknell is partnering with healthcare providers to identify ways to improve outcomes and predict complications. (October 2017)
We are all 99.9 percent the same as the person next to us — yet we are 100 percent unique. Professor Emily Stowe, biology, shares what in the 0.1 percent difference is important to make us individuals and what in that 99.9 percent bonds us together. (September 2017)
Professor Katherine Faull, German studies and comparative humanities, will discuss the power of language across culture by looking at notions of “face”, politeness, the structure of writing and gender differences in speech. (August 2017)
Professor Amal Kabalan, engineering, was inspired to design solar-powered backpack lights to allow schoolchildren to study indoors after dark. We learned how Bucknell students have helped to engineer a sustainable solution to this global problem. (April 2017)
We joined Professor Gary Grant for an intro to wine appreciation (and virtual tasting) and learned about the language and techniques of wine tasting, enjoying varietal wines from wine-making regions of California. (March 2017)
Professor Neil Boyd, management, shared his latest research on the concept of "community at work." The talk highlighted how managers can pursue exceptional organizational outcomes while creating a culture where employees thrive. (February 2017)
Michael Dermer '90, founder and CEO of The Lonely Entrepreneur, shared how his real-life experience building a company and watching it almost be destroyed by the financial crisis of 2008 inspired him to help entrepreneurs everywhere. Co-hosted by the Bucknell Professional Network. (February 2017)
The Project for Sustainable Eye Care (ProSEC) was launched with the goal of developing a sustainable technology that could have a large impact in the developing world. Learn more about its progress from Paden Troxell M'17, Professor Eric Martin, management, and Professor Charles Kim, engineering. (December 2016)
Bucknell alumni and faculty panelists discussed the current presidential election process and important matters the next U.S. President will need to address. Sponsored by the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, the Residential Colleges program and Bucknell 360°. (Homecoming Weekend 2016)
Professors Elizabeth Durden, Douglas Hecock and Michael James discussed current immigration policies in the U.S., the economic, cultural and philosophical issues behind immigration policy, and its importance in the 2016 election.
Professor Mick Smyer, psychology, draws lessons from gerontology (the study of the normal processes of aging) and geriatrics (the study of diseases that often accompany aging) to answer one simple question: How shall we age? (September 2016)
Brian Edwards '89, Marketing Research Manager at Ben & Jerry's, shared a background on the company's social mission and discussed the role market research plays in a consumer packaged goods company. (July 2016)
Achieving water security in a time of water scarcity.
The California drought and Flint crisis have done little to spark a national dialogue about our nation's dwindling water resources. Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari '09 discussed the threat that water scarcity poses and why smart laws will avert our descent into water wars. (March 2016)
Professor Doug Allen, management, answered how the selfie craze impacts consumer culture — diving into the good, the bad and the ugly. His presentation drew on research conducted with Professor Richard Kedzior. (November 2015)
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