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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.

Gabby Diaz' dances folklorico among blossoming cherry trees

Student Story

Gabby Diaz '25, Education and Political Science

It didn't take Gabby Diaz '25 long to find belonging at Bucknell. She started making connections right away through the Latine Alliance for Community and Opportunity for Students, one of Bucknell's 200 student clubs.

Philip Onffroy stands outside the entrance to Dana Engineering Building

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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.

Portraits of Professors Nathan Ryan, Darakhshan Mir and Vanessa Massaro

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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.

Portraits of faculty Nathan Ryan, Lara Dick, and Zhiqun Zhu

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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.

Two students sit and look at maps on their computer

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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.

Jasmine Mena

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Bucknell Study: College Counseling Website LGBTQ+ ‘Friendliness’ Relates to State’s Hate Crime, Nondiscrimination Protections

The study analyzing more than 212 college counseling center websites was published in the Journal of College Counseling.

Paris Gallagher '23

Student Story

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.

Portrait of Angelica Crisi '01

Alumni Story

Angelica Crisi ’01, Sociology

Angelica Crisi '01 uses the lessons she learned in Bucknell sociology courses and the corner office to help businesses enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Quentin Andrews sits on a bench on Bucknell's campus.

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.

Portrait of professor Chris Ellis

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Bucknell Poll Finds Support for Voter ID Laws, Supreme Court Term Limits

The national survey considers ideas about fundamental changes to the way politics and elections are run in the U.S.

Portrait of Jacob Feuerstein on Malesardi Quad

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Jacob Feuerstein ’22 Named a 2021 Key Into Public Service Scholar

The Phi Beta Kappa Society program connects arts and sciences students with Phi Beta Kappa scholarship and public sector opportunities

Aries Contreras '22 stands in the Grove

Student Story

Aries Contreras ’22, Psychology

Aries Contreras '22, a Bucknell Community College Scholar and psychology major from Whitehall, Pa., has won a Beinecke Scholarship to support her goal of earning a Ph.D. in social psychology.

Nina Banks

Faculty Story

Nina Banks, Economics

Professor Nina Banks is rebuilding a long-overlooked historical body of work by early women economists.

Nina Banks

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Banks Publishes Book on Sadie Alexander, First Black American to Earn Economics Ph.D.

The book documents the speeches and writings of the civil rights activist and will be released June 15 — the 100th anniversary of Alexander receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Rayven Sample '24 runs on Bucknell's track

Student Story

Rayven Sample ’24, Psychology and Education

As a member of Bucknell's track team, Rayven Sample '24 spends hours training to go faster. And as a psychology and education double-major, he also spends hours pondering the inner workings of athletes' minds.

Manuel Teshe '23 poses outside building

Student Story

Manuel Teshe ’23, Political Science

Between conquering challenging classes and planning for a future law career, political science major Manuel Teshe '23 helps immigrants in his home state petition for legal status in the U.S.

Lam Ngo ’22 stands by a tributary of the Susquehanna River in Lewisburg in winter

Student Story

Lam Ngo ’22, Civil Engineering and Economics

On two coasts and three continents, Lam Ngo '22 is exploring her future by being there — and finding support from Bucknell each step of the way.

2020 Fulbright Scholars

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Bucknell Among Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

Four Bucknell students received Fulbright awards in 2019-20 competition, ranking the University among the top 40 baccalaureate institutions.