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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bucknell's Reeder Panelist in Cornell Webinar on Preventing the Next Pandemic

The noted bat researcher will present in the June 26 webinar on zoonotic spillover from bats to humans and ecological countermeasures that can stop it.



Bucknell Awarded Pennsylvania Department of Education Grant to Aid Local Teachers

The grant will fund two on-campus summer institutes for 40 local teachers and support related research on teacher retention.

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Bucknellians Earn Scholarships to Advance as Global Citizens

​Four Bucknellians have been accepted into the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student program, and another student has been selected as a Key Into Public Service Scholar.



Student Consultants Drive Area Economic Development

Bucknell students have assisted 29 business startups in the past year as consultants with the Bucknell Small Business Development Center.



Bucknell's Villadsen Co-discovers Space Radiation Belt

Professor Jackie Villadsen is a co-author in a breakthrough Nature paper documenting the first images of a radiation belt observed outside of our solar system and the first from a brown dwarf.

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Meet Bucknell's Newest National Science Foundation Fellows and Goldwater Scholars

Eight Bucknellians have been awarded two of the most prestigious fellowships and scholarships in higher education: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and Barry Goldwater Scholarships.

Mark Haussmann


Bucknell Study Finds Impact of Prenatal Stress on Offspring Stress Response

Professor Mark Haussmann’s biology lab conducted the study, which was published last week in Scientific Reports - Nature.

Elle Chrampanis sits on a chair and plays the cello while sitting outside under a tree with golden leaves that hang from the branches and also sit on the ground around her..

Student Story

Elle Chrampanis '24, Music and Psychology

Elle Chrampanis '24 is drawn to children's psychology and education and is intrigued by what happens when music is incorporated into both of these worlds.

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Bucknell Professor Makes Celestial Discovery from 12 Light-years Away

Professor Jackie Villadsen is co-author of the first paper to document bursts of radio waves from a star known to host a close-in planet, suggesting the planet may have an Earth-like magnetic field.

Professor Jackie Villadsen stands next to a large telescope on Bucknell's campus and smiles.

Faculty Story

Jackie Villadsen, Physics & Astronomy

Professor Jackie Villadsen, physics & astronomy, is helping to answer one of science’s burning questions: Are there Earth-like planets in far-off solar systems?



Bucknell Researchers First to Document Firefly Pheromone

Bucknell professors, students head the research team that publishes a new study on the female-produced pheromone in winter fireflies in the ‘Journal of Chemical Ecology.’

Moria Chambers


Bucknell Researchers Publish Paper on Protective Value of Previous Infection

Biology, mathematics students, faculty publish study in Infection and Immunity journal on the impact of chronic infection on resistance and tolerance in fruit flies.

Portrait of Sarah Lower

Faculty Story

Sarah Lower, Biology

Professor Sarah Lower, biology, studies the connections between the genetics of fireflies and the history of their evolution in different environments.

Portrait of Anushka Mehrotra ’16

Alumni Story

Anushka Mehrotra '16, English – Creative Writing

Anushka Mehrotra '16 wrote the script for an award-winning dramatic web series that depicts one of the most significant events in Mumbai's recent history.