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Sam Gutekunst is wearing a blue shirt and tan pants and stands and smiles on campus with sunlight shining through green leaves behind him.

Faculty Story

Sam Gutekunst, Mathematics and Computer Science

Sam Gutekunst, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Assistant Professor of Data Science, provides students with hands-on experiences that help them understand, apply and appreciate the significance of data science.


Bucknell's Class of 2024: Ready for Their Next Chapter

After four years of perseverance and commitment, Bucknell University's Class of 2024 is ready to embark on a bright and promising future.



Bucknell's Lower Co-authors Study Finding Climate Change's Impact on Firefly Population

The new meta-analysis uses data from the citizen science program Firefly Watch and machine learning models to evaluate factors impacting firefly populations.

Sarah Downey works on her laptop in front of a large window.

Student Story

Sarah Downey '25, Italian Studies and Political Science

Writing reveals connections between the humanities and the social sciences for Sarah Downey '25.



Bucknell Class Plans Educational Eclipse Excursion to Texas

A class of 13 students will join faculty and staff in the Addison, Texas trip to conduct eclipse corona research, also presenting to students at the Greenhill School.

Meghan Catherwood '25 wears a bright, multi-colored tie-dyed lab coat and blue gloves while smiling and holding a pipette in a lab on campus.

Student Story

Meghan Catherwood '25, Biology and Spanish

Student-athlete Meghan Catherwood '25 has made a splash in competitive diving while also contributing to impactful biology research at Bucknell.

Kendall Robertson '23, Katrien Weemaes '21, Katharine Cognard-Black '22 and Julia Tokish '22


Bucknell Top Producer of Fulbright Students

Bucknell continues to be a top producer of Fulbright students.

Deborah Gonkpah '26 poses against a backdrop of cherry blossoms

Student Story

Deborah Gonkpah '26, International Relations

Deborah Gonkpah '26 used a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to improve public health in her home country.



Bucknell's Bayar Explores Immigrant 'Otherness' in New Istanbul Exhibit

The professor and chair of art & art history's new exhibition will run through February in her native Turkey at Istanbul's Ferda Art Platform.

portrait of Bonnie Limmer

Alumni Story

Bonnie Limmer '02, Classics and English — Literary Studies

Bonnie Limmer '02 works to identify and share information about cyber threats and vulnerabilities so organizations can safeguard themselves.



Bucknell’s Reeder Co-authors Paper Disputing Bats' Role in Human Disease

The Bucknell biology professor co-authors the comprehensive review of previous scholarly literature, which was published today in ‘Biology Letters.’

Ben Fink tosses an apple in his right hand at Civil War Cider.

Student Story

Ben Fink '24, Environmental Studies

Ben Fink '24 is leveraging the expertise he developed while studying abroad in Australia to help a local business create a new sustainable beverage.

Michael Dominguez '91 poses in a blue suit.


Dominguez Center for Data Science to Open at Bucknell University

The new center will advance the scholarship of data science by fostering cross-college, data-integrated learning and excellence in data literacy among students.



Chemistry Club Annual Halloween Show Turns Chemists into Performers

Chemistry Club students organized this year’s Oct. 24 show, which will feature fire-breathing pumpkins, foamy explosions and more spooky science.

Bucknell News


Bucknell Recognizes Outstanding Faculty

Six faculty members from across Bucknell's three colleges are honored with awards for their dedication to teaching and scholarship.

Portrait of Eddy Lopez leaning on a railing outdoors in a wooded area.


Bucknell’s López Wins State Museum of Pennsylvania Competition

Art & art history professor wins statewide competition in the category of ‘work on paper’ for his piece ‘NYTimes BLM.’

Chris Magee


Bucknell Study: Crowds Have an Impact on Soccer Action on Field

Bucknell husband and wife economics professors publish study finding goals, yellow cards and penalty kicks increase the more fans are in the stadium.

Professor Olivia Boerman and Connor Kozick '26 are wearing white lab coats and purple gloves in a lab setting.


A Summer of Discovery

More than 250 Bucknell students are spending their summer conducting experiments, delving into archives and exploring creative questions to make meaningful discoveries.

Portrait of Joel Wade

Faculty Story

Joel Wade, Psychology

Professor T. Joel Wade, psychology, who studies human attraction and romantic relationships, finds that his teaching and research facilitate each other, which deepens his students' understanding while advancing his scholarship.

Portrait of student Matt McMullen outside in The Grove

Student Story

Matt McMullen '24, Geography

A valuable research internship prompted Matt McMullen '24 to explore a new interest — and possible future — in urban planning and landscape architecture.