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April Hurlock '21 uses lab equipment


Student-designed Study Explores the Unknown Effects of Third-hand Smoke

As a first-year STEM Scholar, April Hurlock '23 is discovering the potentially harmful and inadequately studied effects of third-hand cigarette smoke.

Bucknell University Press Books floating on a gray background


Bucknell Awarded $1 Million Mellon Foundation Grant for Liberal Arts Based Digital Publishing Cooperative

Bucknell University has been awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in partnership with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, to develop a liberal arts based digital editions publishing cooperative.

Angele Kingue

Faculty Story

Professor Angèle Kingué, French & Francophone Studies

For Bucknell Professor Angèle Kingué, French and Francophone studies, nothing is more important than communicating powerfully and effectively with others through her teaching, writing and mentoring.

Rachel Sherbill '09 stands in front of the Millennium Falcon

Alumni Story

Rachel Sherbill ’09, Theatre and Economics

One of the hundreds of creative humans behind Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Rachel Sherbill '09 sharpened her design and leadership skills at Bucknell.

Mark Haussmann in his Bucknell biology lab


Bucknell Study Shows What Doesn’t Kill You Does Make You Stronger

A recent study by Bucknell biology researchers shows that when it comes to stress, what doesn’t kill you may, in fact, make you stronger.

Mark Haussmann

Faculty Story

Mark Haussmann, Biology

Mark Haussmann, biology professor, partners with students to conduct and publish cutting-edge research on the links between stress and aging.

Student Story

Giuliana Ferrara ’22, Italian Studies and International Relations

Giuliana Ferrara '22 is channeling her passion for global education into on-campus leadership and research.

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 Christopher Ellis

Faculty Story

Christopher Ellis, Political Science

Professor Christopher Ellis, political science, emphasizes appreciation of different perspectives and mastery of quantitative data analysis in his teaching, which frequently incorporates the creation and conducting of surveys.

Brantley Gasaway

Faculty Story

Brantley Gasaway, Religious Studies

Professor Brantley Gasaway, religious studies, places empathy and inquiry at the center of his courses on religion and American politics.

Portrait of Katelyn Allers

Faculty Story

Katelyn Allers, Physics & Astronomy

Professor Katelyn Allers, physics & astronomy, trains her telescope on brown dwarves — small, free-floating planets that can be examined without interference from a parent star.

Portrait of Judy Grisel

Faculty Story

Judith Grisel, Psychology

Bucknell University Professor Judith Grisel, psychology, is a behavioral neuroscientist with a particular interest in addiction.

Mackenzie Gross talks to an inside student at SCI Coal Township.


Bucknell Students Stage Innovative Production of ‘Twelve Angry Men’ Inside Prison

A Bucknell student directed a first-of-its-kind staging of "Twelve Angry Men" inside SCI Coal Township, a prison located about 45 minutes southeast of Bucknell.

Macy Albaitis smiles at camera

Student Story

Macy Albaitis ’22, Animal Behavior

Macy Albaitis '22 is discovering the hidden complexities of animal behavior.

Students researching vaping


Student-Faculty Research Finds First Evidence of Carbon Monoxide in E-cigarettes

The student-initiated study adds a new dimension to the debate surrounding the safety of the devices.

Three actresses stand on stage under spotlights.


‘Unheard/Unspoken’ No More: Bucknell Students Explore Emotions in Student-authored Play

Over the course of just two months, 27 Bucknell students worked together to weave words, music, sets, lighting, props and costumes into a two-hour play perfectly suited to this moment in time.

Rachel Sherbill '09 stands in front of the Millennium Falcon


Bucknell Alumna Takes Fans Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney World, Rachel Sherbill ’09 transports fans into their favorite franchise.

Kyle Fouke diving at the Great Barrier Reef


Bucknell Student’s Journey to Great Barrier Reef Yields Climate Breakthrough

Kyle Fouke ’20, a geology major from Urbana, Ill., joined a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on a 9,000-mile journey to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Portrait of Chinelo Okparanta

Faculty Story

Chinelo Okparanta, English

The real reward of writing, according to Professor Chinelo Okparanta, English, is sharing stories that connect us in meaningful ways.

Carly Masonheimer near a hooded workstation in a chemistry lab

Student Story

Carly Masonheimer ’21, Chemistry

Carly Masonheimer '21 is pursuing her passion for science with support from Bucknell research programs.