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Recent Academic News


The Process of Poetry and Prose

The Process of Poetry and Prose

Camille Dungy, the Stadler Center for Poetry's poet-in-residence, shared insights on her craft in a conversation with Bucknell students.

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Neuroscience Study by Bucknell Psychologist Uncovers Genetic Risks for Alcoholism in Women

Neuroscience Study by Bucknell Psychologist Uncovers Genetic Risks for Alcoholism in Women

Professor Judith Grisel and colleagues have pinpointed a key brain chemical that may predispose some women to binge drinking and addiction.

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Bucknell Announces Recipients of the 2018 Harold & Gladys Cook Awards

Bucknell Announces Recipients of the 2018 Harold & Gladys Cook Awards

English professors Joe Scapellato and Virginia Zimmerman will explore new intellectual interests abroad.

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University Innovation Fellows Take Entrepreneurship to the Next Level

University Innovation Fellows Take Entrepreneurship to the Next Level

Three Bucknell undergraduates aim to inspire future students through a new pre-orientation program.

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Bucknell Students Receive Distinguished Creative Writing Awards

Bucknell Students Receive Distinguished Creative Writing Awards

The Stadler Center for Poetry announces the winners of the 2017-18 Cadigan Prize for Younger Writers.

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