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Bucknell Students Examine Environmental Impacts of Coal Mining in Shamokin, Pa.

Through the lens of an environmentally damaged creek, a Bucknell environmental ethnography course explored the deep connections between the environment and people of a coal region community.

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Bucknell's Machado Sáez Awarded National Humanities Center Fellowship

The professor of English will expand her study of U.S. Latinx Theatre during an intensive year at National Humanities Center in North Carolina.

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Bucknell Librarian Aids Ukrainian Digital Preservation

Social sciences librarian Carrie Pirmann helps back up digital collections threatened by war.

Kendy Alvarez '06 poses outdoors

Alumni Story

Kendy Alvarez ’06, English

Following years of community engagement and leadership, Kendy Alvarez '06 became mayor of Lewisburg, Pa., in 2021.

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More Than Medicine: Humanities Grant Funds New Health Minor With a Liberal-arts Focus

Funded by nearly $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a team of 14 Bucknell faculty will develop a new health humanities minor within the College of Arts & Sciences.

Portrait of Margaret Graham '09

Alumni Story

Margaret Graham ’09, Art History and Creative Writing

A series of art courses at Bucknell opened up a whole new world for Margaret Graham ’09. Now, the creative writing and art history double-major organizes artist interview workshops, public talks, educational programming and more — all to foster critical discussions in modern art conservation.

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With GIS, Bucknell Geography Students Learn to Convey Complex Stories Through Visually Rich Maps

At Bucknell, geography students learn GIS skills as undergrads, using real-world data to create maps that convey information in a new way and uncover storylines others might have missed.

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Student Story

Riley DeBaecke ’23, Managing for Sustainability and Literary Studies

Riley DeBaecke '23 selected the managing for sustainability major because she knows that businesses have the power — and the responsibility — to do better for the planet and all its living things.

Sarah Haber stands outside on Bucknell's campus

Student Story

Sarah Haber ’22, French and Comparative & Digital Humanities

For Sarah Haber '22, the comparative & digital humanities major has given her unrivaled access to professors, immersive interactive experiences and a marketable set of skills that will impress future employers.

Paris Gallagher '23

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Paris Gallagher ’23, Religious Studies and Political Science

The deeper Paris Gallagher '23 digs into her religious studies major, the more connections she finds to diverse disciplines across Bucknell's College of Arts & Sciences.

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Student Story

Quentin Andrews ’24, Economics and English

Quentin Andrews '24, an economics and English double-major from Washington, D.C., is analyzing the trove of plays, documentaries and texts that emerged from Black Arts Movement of the '60s and '70s.

Portrait of Brian Stolarz '95

Alumni Story

Brian Stolarz ’95, Political Science and English

Brian Stolarz '95's decade-long journey to exonerate a death-row inmate is one of the remarkable true stories featured in a Netflix docuseries on criminal justice.

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Brianna Clarke-Schwelm ’11, Religious Studies

A study abroad experience during her junior year inspired Brianna Clarke-Schwelm's work to advance public health, global development and women's empowerment.

Student dancer on the Weis Center Stage

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The Show Goes On: Students Share Performance Skills and Passions With the World in Weis Center Sessions

Video series gives students a unique outlet to showcase their creativity while advancing the center's mission of bringing arts and culture to the Bucknell community and beyond.

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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.

Christopher Williams '92

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Christopher Williams ’92, Religion

Christopher Williams '92 honed his craft as a singer, songwriter and musician by performing in Seattle coffeehouses.

Portrait of Cherie Malone '13

Alumni Story

Chérie Celeste Malone ’13, Film/Media Studies and German Studies

Chérie Celeste Malone ’13, who majored in film/media studies and German studies, is a Brooklyn-based actor with steady roles on stage and in TV and film.

Portrait of William Twersky '11

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William Twersky ’12, History and Classics

Majoring in subjects with a curatorial orientation at Bucknell prepared William Twersky '12 for his career in museum design.

Nate Freed

Student Story

Nate Freed ’21, English and East Asian Studies

Nate Freed ’21 is aiming for a career in publishing — and gaining hands-on experience as an editorial intern at the Bucknell University Press.

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London Calling: Bucknell Students Live Like Locals During Semester Abroad

In the Bucknell in London program, students from across the University take a semester of humanities and social science courses taught by Bucknell faculty and specially tailored to the location.