March 2011 News
- 'Resist, Reclaim, Recreate' series explores Haiti
Academics and authors, a performance artist and an alumna activist will explore the history, culture and effects of the earthquake on Haiti and its people in the series, "Resist, Reclaim, Recreate: Stories of Survival and Transformation in Haiti," at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell students, LARA host fundraiser April 17
Bucknell University students are working with the Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority on a fund-raising project in memory of two local children who drowned in the Susquehanna River in August 2009. The fundraiser will be a "5K fun run/walk" on April 17.
- BSU to host Black Arts Festival April 14-17
The Black Student Union at Bucknell University will host the annual Black Arts Festival April 14 to 17. Several events are free and open to the community.
- Bucknell Forum: Haitian-American Edwidge Danticat to speak tonight
Noted Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, who has been honored with the MacArthur Genius Award and other top honors for her writing and work on behalf of Haiti, will give the talk, "Create Dangerously," Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell.
- Hanyak honored with CACHE Award
Mike Hanyak, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2011 CACHE (Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering) Award.
- Ask the Experts: Bastian Heinsohn on graffiti, film
Assistant Professor of German Bastian Heinsohn, who studies urban streetscapes in German film, talks about street art, the role of the street in film and an upcoming international film festival at Bucknell.
- SBDC workshop: 'From Concept to Reality'
The Bucknell SBDC will host the workshop, "Managing Innovation: From Concept to Reality," on April 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 65 of the Breakiron Engineering Building at Bucknell.
- Jazz at Bucknell: Muhal Richard Abrams April 6
Muhal Richard Abrams, solo jazz pianist, will perform Wednesday, April 6, at 8:30 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University as part of the ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series.
- Poets celebrate collaborative book with joint reading April 5
Poets G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher will give a joint poetry reading April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University. The reading celebrates the release of their collaborative book of poetry.
- Peace activist addresses non-violence April 5
Jesuit priest and internationally known peace activist John Dear S.J. will give the talk, "The Road to Peace: Practicing Non-violence in a World of Violence and War," on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Trout Auditorium.
- Bucknell to host 'Gasland' screening April 5
The documentary film, "Gasland," will be shown Tuesday, April 5, at 5 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University. The screening will be followed at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum by a discussion with the film's writer and director, Josh Fox, who will also participate in a question-and-answer session.
- Shale Initiative unveils publications database
The Bucknell University Marcellus Shale Initiative has launched a web-based publications database to reference and summarize publications on natural gas extraction topics.
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- Rinehart named Samek Art Gallery director
Richard Rinehart, digital media director and adjunct curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at the University of California at Berkeley, has been named director of the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University. He will begin his duties on May 1.
- Maguet named Weis Center executive director
Kathryn Maguet, the Center Series Director at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center, has been named the executive director of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. She will begin her duties on May 9.
- Weis Fellow playwright Edward Albee shares his craft
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee was honored as the 2010 Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters at Bucknell.
- Guerilla theatre mob surprises with Albee works
Undercover student actors invaded popular lunch-time hotpots on the Bucknell University campus to give impromptu performances of play selections by one of America's most highly acclaimed playwrights.
- Student launches anti-bullying campaign
More than 200 people participated in the Bucknell It Gets Better campaign, which includes a wall of photos in the Elaine Langone Center and another display in Bertrand Library.
- Dancing in D.C.
Even at the end, the Bucknell fans were still cheering their hard-working team. It was loud and it was proud. It was a Bison crowd.
- Japan quake registers at Bucknell, students safe
The devastating earthquake that hit Japan last week registered loud and clear at Bucknell University's Seismic Station in Carnegie Hall.
- Stabler Foundation grant to endow scholarships
Bucknell University has received a $1 million grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation to endow a scholarship program. The grant from the Harrisburg-based foundation will provide annual, renewable rewards to enrolled students with financial need.
- LeValley wins title, named EIWA outstanding wrestler
Bucknell's Kevin LeValley claimed a hard-fought overtime victory over top-seeded Kyle Dake of Cornell in the EIWA Championships 149-pound title bout Sunday at Sojka Pavilion to become the second Bison to ever win an EIWA crown.
- Godfrey '11 wins Fulbright for Austrian assistantship
Bucknell University senior Lauren Godfrey is the winner of a prestigious Fulbright Grant for a nine-month teaching and research assignment in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
- Ask the Experts: Janice Butler on service-learning
Janice Butler, director of the Office of Civic Engagement, talks about alternative spring break experiences and service-learning at Bucknell.
- Reagon encourages action through song, talk
As a student at Georgia's Albany State College in 1961, Bernice Johnson Reagon co-organized a march against segregation after two black students were jailed for buying bus tickets at a white station. Now an acclaimed singer, teacher, author and founder of the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, Reagon recalled the story during a talk, "Standing on New Ground," at Trout Auditorium.
- Mellon grant to support environmental studies
Bucknell University has been awarded a $520,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support development of the Environmental Center and related revisions to the curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Professor: Solitude, reflection tied to college success
Studies have shown that students who are engaged in and out of the classroom learn more through hands-on experiences. But taking time in solitude to reflect is just as important, says Joseph Murray, an associate professor of education.
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- Ask the Experts: Alf Siewers on environmental humanities
Alf Siewers, associate professor of English, teaches at the intersection where the humanities and the natural environment meet. We ask Siewers, one of three professors leading the second offering of Bucknell on the Susquehanna this fall, about his scholarship.
- Ask the Experts: Meenakshi Ponnuswami on Albee
Meenakshi Ponnuswami, associate professor of English, talks about the role of drama in literature and the impact of playwright Edward Albee, who will give a talk at Bucknell on March 22 as the Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters.
- Dancing in D.C.: Bison to play UConn Thursday
The Bucknell Bison grabbed a 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will face No. 3 UConn on Thursday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
- 3 Bison wrestlers still alive for automatic NCAA berths
Bucknell senior Kevin LeValley went 3-0 and defeated a pair of seeded opponents to advance to the finals of the 149-pound bracket for the second straight year Saturday on the first day of the EIWA Championships at Sojka Pavilion.
- Bison punch ticket and are going dancing
Bucknell is headed back to the NCAA tournament. Mike Muscala scored 18 points and Bucknell shut down Lafayette in the second half of a 72-57 victory Friday to win the Patriot League championship and an automatic bid to the NCAAs.
- Hoops: PL championship game airing on ESPN2
Friday's Patriot League men's basketball championship game versus Lafayette is sold out, but the matchup will be carried live on ESPN2. Check out the viewing parties around the country.
- Hoops: Women end run at Navy; Men on ESPN2 Fri.
Women's basketball will have a chance to continue their recent hot streak with a tough matchup in tonight's Patriot League semifinal against Navy in Annapolis.
- Hoops: Friday men sold out; women at Navy Wednesday
Bucknell's allotment of tickets for Friday's Patriot League men's basketball championship game at Sojka Pavilion, as allocated by the Patriot League, has been sold out.
- Hoops: Men head to finals, women advance to semis
Bison men's basketball defeated Lehigh 66-64 in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals Sunday night at Sojka Pavilion. The win sends the Bison to the league tournament championship game with Lafayette Friday, March 11, at Sojka.
- Hoops: Men play tonight, women advance to semis
A limited amount of walk-up tickets still remain for Bucknell's Patriot League Tournament semifinal men's basketball game tonight (Sunday) against Lehigh.
- Basketball tournament tickets now on sale
Tickets for Patriot League basketball tournament games are now on sale
- Cabaret Jazz: Paquito D'Rivera March 30
Bucknell University's Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz Series offers as the final event of the spring semester a performance by the renowned jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera on Wednesday, March 30, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.
- Japan relief effort March 24 and 25
Several offices at Bucknell University are working together to collect monetary donations to assist with relief efforts following the earthquake and tsunami that stuck Japan earlier this month. Cash and check donations will be accepted in the Elaine Langone Center Mall March 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Men's, women's basketball tourney tickets on sale
The 2011 Patriot League regular-season champion Bucknell men's basketball team has locked up home-court advantage throughout the Patriot League Tournament and tickets for Sunday's 7:30 p.m. game are now on sale. Bucknell women's basketball will also host a Patriot League Tournament game when they welcome Army at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
- DePue Brothers Band at Weis Center March 25
The Weis Center at Bucknell University has announced a change in the spring series. The DePue Brothers Band will perform in concert on Friday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in place of the previously scheduled performance by Suzanne Vega.
- SBDC workshop March 24: 'Emotional Intelligence'
The Bucknell University SBDC will offer the workshop, "Emotional Intelligence," Thursday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon in the SBDC Education Center.
- Professor: lead levels in D.C. water March 24
Marc Edwards, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, will give the talk, "The Washington, D.C., Lead-in-Water Crisis: A Public Health Tragedy," March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Professor: Haiti rebuilding efforts March 23
Eric Martin, an assistant professor of management at Bucknell University, will give the talk, "Haiti: A Year After the Quake," on Wednesday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m. in the Center Room of the Elaine Langone Center.
- Playwright Edward Albee will speak March 22
Edward Albee, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" has been named the 2010 Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters at Bucknell University.
- Student Lectureship: 'The Buried Life' March 10
The Bucknell Student Lectureship will present "The Buried Life" on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell faculty to give environmental 'snaptalks' March 10
Six Bucknell University faculty members will discuss a range of topics at the Environmental Snaptalk Symposium on Thursday, March 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Traditional Reading Room of the Bertrand Library.