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

The Many Things We’ve Made

Bucknell University engineering students showed off medical devices, smartphone apps and a scratch-built Baja buggy at Engineering Design Expo 2015.

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Winning Streak

For the third year in a row, Bucknell students with a variety of majors were honored by the Botanical Society of America.

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Writing, Reading and Recognition

The 2015 Annual Student Reading celebrated outstanding writing.

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Bucknell Sophomore Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Bucknell sophomore Meredith Lutz has received a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, an award granted to undergraduate students with outstanding potential for research careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. 

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Bucknell Answers: United Flight 93 and America’s Mythic Origins

Alexander T. Riley has watched the United Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., grow from a patch of barren land to a collection of objects left by visitors to the permanent memorial that opened in 2011, and has written a new book on that transformation. What do these memorials reveal about America and what it means to be an American?

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