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Bucknell Professors Study the Impact of Pathogens, Environment on Fireflies

The Bucknell study is the first to examine the effect of bacterial pathogens on fireflies and may help address their declining population trend.

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Alumni Story

Brian Pei ’13, Math and Economics

At Spotify, Brian Pei ’13 melds his affinity for data with his love of music.

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Bucknell Chemistry Club Set for Halloween Show Oct. 25

Organizers will host their first in-person event since 2019 with kids’ activity tables at 5:30 p.m. and the show at McDonnell amphitheater at 7.

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Faculty Story

Douglas Collins, Chemistry

Professor Douglas Collins' vast indoor air chemistry research seeks to isolate and analyze the abundant reactions between common household chemicals and home surfaces.

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Student Story

Jordan Isaacs '23, Geology and Biology

Geology and biology double-major Jordan Isaacs '23 is using advanced techniques and technology to see what lies beneath the earth's surface — without digging up any dirt.

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Student Story

Grace Hauer '24, Biology

At Bucknell, self-proclaimed "people person" Grace Hauer '24 is furthering her ambition of becoming a doctor while helping other female students prepare for their careers.

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Bucknellians Awarded Record Seven NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Grants

The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

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Google Award Fuels Bucknell Study on Prison Decision-making

Bucknell researchers will use the $60,000 award to compare data about 280,000 individuals incarcerated in Pennsylvania over the last 30 years with the realities the imprisoned describe.

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Three Bucknell Juniors Named Goldwater Scholars

The number of students receiving prestigious math and science scholarships matches or beats some of the nation's top research institutions.

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Bee Brain Research Detects Metabolic Stressors in Pollinators

The team's ongoing research can help unravel the complex factors impacting the health and behavior of honeybees and North American native pollinators.

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Bucknell University Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Bucknell is one of only four baccalaureate institutions to receive three prestigious ‘scholar’ awards. Bucknell’s scholars are currently pursuing their research in alignment with the Fulbright mission of enhancing mutual understanding in Cyprus, Costa Rica, and Australia.

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Student Story

Flora Beleznay ’25, Biophysics

For as long as she can remember, Flora Beleznay '25 has been fascinated by biophysics, which at its heart is a study of the universe.

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Taking Flight: Bat Virus Research Leads Bucknell Researchers to Uganda This Spring

Following a successful pilot study at Bucknell, biology professors DeeAnn Reeder and Ken Field plan to travel with students to study African bats' immune responses to the Ebola virus.

Marion Duval '25 runs tests in the lab

Student Story

Marion Duval ’25, Cell Biology/Biochemistry

At Bucknell, Marion Duval '25 is taking on one of the world's most threatening biological challenges, antibiotic resistance, through her lab research.

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Bucknell Study: Bush Tomato Fools Bees With ‘Fake’ Female Pollen

The Australian plant is able to attract bees for necessary pollination to female flowers despite offering less-nutritious pollen than its male counterparts.

Georgia Corbett '24 dances with Bucknell Dance Company

Student Story

Georgia Corbett ’24, Mathematics

Bucknell's flexible liberal arts approach has given Georgia Corbett '24 the chance to nurture her lifelong passion for dance while pursuing hands-on mathematics research.

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Bucknell Student Vocal Group Beyond Unison Opens Rockettes’ Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular

A cappella student group opened the Saturday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m. show.

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Bucknell Professor, Students Part of NSF Award to Search for Dark Matter

$245,750 award empowers Bucknell and two other undergraduate institutions to search for dark matter through atomic magnetometer networks.

Ian Herdt plays a guitar in front of a musical keyboard and computer

Student Story

Ian Herdt ’22, Computer Science

Ian Herdt '22, a computer science major from Mount Airy, Md., is designing software that will use artificial intelligence to write snippets of music, potentially helping songwriters overcome writer's block.

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Peace-building Grant Funds Bucknellian’s Homegrown Economic Development Program

With the help of a $10,000 grant from Davis Projects for Peace, Chanzé Ashsan '22 developed an entrepreneurial training program to combat economic insecurity in her home country of Pakistan.