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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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.

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Recent Academic News


Pushing Through Adversity

Pushing Through Adversity

Kelly Pretz '18 advocates for epilepsy awareness.

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Bucknell Answers: Diversity in Engineering

Bucknell Answers: Diversity in Engineering

Keith Buffinton, dean of Bucknell's College of Engineering, discusses the importance of increasing diversity in the field and how Bucknell is working to meet the challenge.

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UPDATE — Paul Gorski Lecture CANCELLED

UPDATE — Paul Gorski Lecture CANCELLED

Update: The Paul Gorski lecture scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to a family emergency. 

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A Positive Exercise in Frustration

A Positive Exercise in Frustration

A 10-day intensive design program hosted by Bucknell's College of Engineering gives students a $100 budget and a challenge to change the world their own way.

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Bucknell Announces Russell-Childers Professorship in the Laboratory Sciences

Bucknell Announces Russell-Childers Professorship in the Laboratory Sciences

Bucknell University Professor Karen Castle, chemistry, has been selected as the first recipient of the Russell-Childers Professorship in the Laboratory Sciences.

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