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Recent Academic News


Professor Margot Vigeant Lauded for Research to Advance Engineering Education

Professor Margot Vigeant Lauded for Research to Advance Engineering Education

The professor of chemical engineering has received the Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Research from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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With Fulbright, Bucknell Professor Seeks Ways to Advance Math Education in Ecuador

With Fulbright, Bucknell Professor Seeks Ways to Advance Math Education in Ecuador

As Nathan Ryan teaches number theory in Quito, he's also striving to improve math education back home.

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Bucknell Survey Research Initiative Expands Research in Social Sciences

Bucknell Survey Research Initiative Expands Research in Social Sciences

Analysis of public opinion on policy issues helps students and faculty understand social trends.

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University Press Partnership Will Broaden the Reach of Bucknell Publications

University Press Partnership Will Broaden the Reach of Bucknell Publications

An agreement with Rutgers University Press will allow Bucknell University Press to reduce printing costs and increase exposure while maintaining editorial oversight.

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Mass Story Lab at Bucknell Provides Insight into Incarceration

Mass Story Lab at Bucknell Provides Insight into Incarceration

The participatory storytelling event used stories by people impacted by incarceration to envision a future beyond prisons.

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