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Recent Academic News


Cool Classes: Positive Psychology

Cool Classes: Positive Psychology

Teamed with students at a nearby prison, Bucknell undergraduates question what it means to live a happy life, and who deserves happiness.

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Museum Exhibition Gives Graduating Artists a Chance to Shine

Museum Exhibition Gives Graduating Artists a Chance to Shine

The 'Dispatch' group show at the Samek Gallery showcases the talents of Bucknell seniors.

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Bucknell Visiting Artists Make Pillows Political

Bucknell Visiting Artists Make Pillows Political

The University's first Ekard Artists-in-Residence engage students and promote social change through art.

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Bucknell Researchers Discover Globally Imperiled Wildflower on Nearby Cliffs

Bucknell Researchers Discover Globally Imperiled Wildflower on Nearby Cliffs

Watch Professor Chris Martine, biology, and his students uncover the rare species in his YouTube series, Plants are Cool, Too!

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Bucknell Psychology Professor Earns Prestigious Fellowship from Cambridge University

Bucknell Psychology Professor Earns Prestigious Fellowship from Cambridge University

Autism expert David Evans will collaborate with leading researchers to study links across neurodevelopmental disorders involving repetitive behaviors.

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