Provost Mick Smyer

Provost Mick SmyerThe Provost is the University's chief academic officer, responsible to the President for integrating our living and learning environments to achieve Bucknell's main goal: To transform students through rigorous and sustained academic study supported and enriched by co-curricular and residential experiences.

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Our Faculty and Students

Bucknell faculty and students are engaged learners, responding to today's problems and shaping future solutions. They take advantage of Bucknell's unique combination of a liberal arts university with strengths in professional fields of Engineering, Management, Education and Music.

How We Meet the Challenge

With over 3500 students, a 9:1 student faculty ratio, and more than 50 majors, Bucknell is big enough to challenge our students academically, and small enough to provide mentoring and support for meeting those challenges.

Recent Academic News

A New View on Autism

The latest round of Bucknell Geisinger Research Initiative grants will fund six projects to improve clinical care, including two to develop better tools for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder.

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Bucknell Answers: Measles and the Anti-Vaxx Debate

Why are parents reluctant to vaccinate their children against measles?

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Baby Talk

Bucknell University researchers are finding that touch enhances the way babies learn language.

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Bucknell Answers: Fossils at Winfield Quarry

What can 400-million-year-old fossils found near Bucknell's campus tell us about our world today?

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Bucknell Answers: St. Pat's for All

How are St. Patrick's Day parades connected to Irish-American identity?

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