Barbara AltmannThe Provost is the University's chief academic officer, responsible to the President for integrating our living and learning environments to achieve Bucknell's main goal: To transform students through rigorous and sustained academic study supported and enriched by co-curricular and residential experiences.

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Recent Academic News


Patrick Mather is the College of Engineering’s New Dean

Patrick Mather is the College of Engineering’s New Dean

Mather, who officially joins Bucknell on July 1, is looking to strengthen connections on campus and beyond.

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Nathan Wagner '17 Has Earned a Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Nathan Wagner '17 Has Earned a Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Bucknell University undergraduate loves the logic and beauty he sees in mathematics.

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Creating Optimism in Coal Country

Creating Optimism in Coal Country

Bucknell's Coal Region Field Station provides new opportunities for student and faculty field research — and hope for a challenged area.

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Bucknell Honors 2016 Burma-Bucknell Award Recipients

Bucknell Honors 2016 Burma-Bucknell Award Recipients

Professor Angèle Kingué and Mona Mohammed '16 were recognized for making outstanding contributions to intercultural and international understanding.

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Bucknellians Explore Change in TEDx Event

Bucknellians Explore Change in TEDx Event

In the second annual TEDxBucknellUniversity presentation, students, faculty and alumni examined catalysts for positive change in any frontier.

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