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Read-Alouds Inform Learning

Bucknell University education research impacts the community and the field.

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Flirting 101

Bucknell research reveals the best techniques to make a romantic connection, and why women are better at flirting than men. 

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Evolving to Extinction

Is it possible for a species to evolve to a point where it's too specialized to survive? Bucknell University Professor Chris Martine, biology, believes the answer may sometimes be yes.

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New Professorships and Chairs to Boost Faculty Research

Bucknell professors named to endowed academic positions will pursue a variety of scholarly projects.

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Engineering Child's Play

Students in the second annual Bucknell Fabrication Workshop developed prototype toys to stimulate young imaginations.

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