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Cool Classes: Animals and Pandemics

Students explore the origins of COVID-19 and other pandemics, and how to prevent the "next big one."

Portraits of Julia Stevens '20, Maren Burling '19 and Soni Madnani '20


Fulbright Grants Take Bucknellians Abroad

Three Bucknellians earned English teaching assistant awards through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, one of the world's most prestigious cultural exchange initiatives.

Goldwater winners (from left): Gari Eberly '21, Andrew Champlin '21, and Sara Butler '21


Three Bucknell Students Named 2020 Goldwater Scholars

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation awards sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering.

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Virtual Instrument Helps Bucknell Gamelan Ensemble Play On

Students continued music lessons remotely thanks to an innovative tool developed by a Bucknell alumna: a virtual gamelan.

Photos of faculty who've received tenure or promotion: Anjalee Despande Hutchinson, Mike Krout, Terri Norton, Eric Martin, Ashli Baker, Craig Beal


22 Bucknell Faculty Earn Tenure or Advance to Full Professor

The promotions recognize faculty teaching, scholarship and service.

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Bucknell Students Produce Short Film and Collegiate Film Festival From Afar

Theatres across the country may be closed, but COVID-19 isn't stopping Bucknellians from making movie magic.

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Some Good News: Environment Sees a Boost Before Earth Day’s 50th

Bucknell professors size up the sustainability of environmental gains from pandemic’s physical distancing.

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Allers Develops New Technique to Measure Wind Speed Outside Solar System

Bucknell University physics & astronomy professor Katelyn Allers' groundbreaking new study measured atmospheric wind speed on a brown dwarf.

Scott Meinke poses for portrait in front of bookshelf

Faculty Story

Scott Meinke, Political Science

Professor Scott Meinke, political science, studies how systems of American government work and challenges his students to explore how they might be improved.

Evan Peck in a Zoom meeting with the Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood home background behind him.


Bucknell Faculty Get Creative as Remote Learning Begins

Professors go the extra mile to support students and make themselves available as Bucknell transitions to remote learning for the spring 2020 semester.

DeeAnn Reeder

Faculty Story

Professor 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 Rich Stover '20 in library


Bucknell Student Studies Reform Strategies by Going Inside Local Penitentiary

Rich Stover '20's curiosity about a group of charitable inmates brought him face-to-face with prisoners inside SCI Coal Township, a medium-security prison near Bucknell.

Abby Kapp stands and smiles

Student Story

Abby Kapp ’21, Economics

Beyond the 3-point arc and inside the economics classroom, Abby Kapp '21 has found the perfect rhythm.

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Through Bucknell’s Externship Program, Students Get Inside Look at Life on the Job

Bucknell’s Center for Career Advancement connects students with employers for externships, one- to two-day job-shadowing experiences that can shape a student's future.

Mackenzie Gross talks after the play

Student Story

Mackenzie Gross ’21, Theatre and Comparative Humanities

Mackenzie Gross '21 uses the power of live theatre to challenge audiences to rethink their preconceptions about the prison system.

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.

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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.