News & Stories in:

Arts & Sciences

Student researchers pose at farm


Blueprinting the Manufacturing Boom: Economics Study Draws Pandemic Insights From Rural Pennsylvania

In a year that tested nearly every facet of U.S. infrastructure, Bucknell’s backyard served as a compelling case study for economics research exploring the revitalization of rural America post-pandemic.

Glen Tullman


Gift to Honor Bucknell Mentor Benefits Many

$6 million gift will enhance transformational learning experiences and advance Bucknell’s mission of engaging with the region.

Sarah Lower firefly lab


Bucknell’s Lower, Collins Awarded NSF Grant to Study ‘Dark’ Fireflies

The research will focus on chemical signal evolution in fireflies.

Douglas Collins

Faculty Story

Douglas Collins, Chemistry

Professor Douglas Collins' vast indoor air chemistry research seeks to isolate and analyze the abundant reactions between common household chemicals and home surfaces.

Rayven Sample '22 runs on Bucknell's track

Student Story

Rayven Sample ’24, Psychology and Education

As a member of Bucknell's track team, Rayven Sample '24 spends hours training to go faster. And as a psychology and education double-major, he also spends hours pondering the inner workings of athletes' minds.

Emily Martin

Faculty Story

Emily Martin, Music

Acclaimed classical vocalist Emily Martin, music, amplifies the work of underrepresented musicians in her Bucknell courses and beyond.

mass spectrometer


Bucknell, Susquehanna Earn NSF Award for State-of-the-art Mass Spectrometer

The $391,000 grant purchased equipment that will benefit advanced research at all Susquehanna Valley institutions.

Manuel Teshe '23 poses outside building

Student Story

Manuel Teshe ’23, Political Science

Between conquering challenging classes and planning for a future law career, political science major Manuel Teshe '23 helps immigrants in his home state petition for legal status in the U.S.

Lam Ngo ’22 stands by a tributary of the Susquehanna River in Lewisburg in winter

Student Story

Lam Ngo ’22, Civil Engineering and Economics

On two coasts and three continents, Lam Ngo '22 is exploring her future by being there — and finding support from Bucknell each step of the way.

Will Snyder '21 sits at desk with computers displaying brain scans


Advancing Clinical Creativity: Bucknell Neuroscience Major Receives Prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Awarded to only 25 U.S. applicants annually, the scholarship will provide William Snyder '21 full funding to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge.

2020 Fulbright Scholars


Bucknell Among Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

Four Bucknell students received Fulbright awards in 2019-20 competition, ranking the University among the top 40 baccalaureate institutions.

Portraits of professors DeeAnn Reeder and Ken Field


Bucknell Biology Professors Awarded $2.9 Million Grant to Study African Bats, Viruses

Professors DeeAnn Reeder and Ken Field to study bats in Uganda to understand deadly disease spillovers to humans.

Portraits of the University Innovation Fellows


A Culture of Innovation: University Innovation Fellows Create New Experiences and Enhance Old Ones

Refusing to stand on the past, four students seek outside-the-box ways to enhance the Bucknell experience.

Nina Banks

Faculty Story

Nina Banks, Economics

Professor Nina Banks is rebuilding a long-overlooked historical body of work by early women economists.

DeeAnn Reeder

Faculty Story

DeeAnn Reeder, Biology

Bucknell University Professor DeeAnn Reeder, biology, is an authority on infectious disease ecology, including the white-nose disease that has devastated North American bat populations.

Portrait of professor Anna Baker

Faculty Story

Anna Baker, Psychology

As the leader of Bucknell's Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab, psychology professor Anna Baker ensures that undergraduates have a direct hand in research that yields crucial insights on the link between chronic illness and anxiety.

Thomas Cassidy


Bucknell’s Cassidy Confirms Effectiveness of COVID Vaccination Plans in Study

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study shows vaccinating the oldest population first saves more lives and more potential years of life.

Portrait of Christopher Martine

Faculty Story

Christopher Martine, Biology

Over more than a decade of exploring the Australian Outback, Professor Chris Martine, biology, has found several new species of plants.

Portrait of Audra Wilson ’94

Alumni Story

Audra Wilson ’94, International Relations and Spanish

Audra Wilson '94, who majored in international relations and Spanish, is president and CEO of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law.

Portrait of Gissell Botero

Alumni Story

Gissell Botero Rodriguez ’19, Neuroscience

With tenacious research skills, natural curiosity and tireless compassion, Gissell Botero Rodriguez '19 helps develop the best treatment plan for cancer patients with the most complicated cases.