Barbara AltmannThe 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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Recent Academic News


Cool Classes: Building an Innovative Character

Cool Classes: Building an Innovative Character

An interdisciplinary course bridges the gap between management and the arts and sciences, pushing Bucknell students out of their comfort zones and helping them build character.

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New Scholarship Program Opens Doors to Transformational Learning

New Scholarship Program Opens Doors to Transformational Learning

An NSF-backed program for students of chemistry, geology and physics will accelerate the transition from Bucknell student to professional scientist.

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Bucknell Students Make Connections at Spring Internship & Job Fair

Bucknell Students Make Connections at Spring Internship & Job Fair

Dozens of employers attended the on-campus event to recruit students of all majors.

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The Process of Poetry and Prose

The Process of Poetry and Prose

Camille Dungy, the Stadler Center for Poetry's poet-in-residence, shared insights on her craft in a conversation with Bucknell students.

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Neuroscience Study by Bucknell Psychologist Uncovers Genetic Risks for Alcoholism in Women

Neuroscience Study by Bucknell Psychologist Uncovers Genetic Risks for Alcoholism in Women

Professor Judith Grisel and colleagues have pinpointed a key brain chemical that may predispose some women to binge drinking and addiction.

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