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


Bucknell to Host CHINA Town Hall

Bucknell to Host CHINA Town Hall

The China Institute at Bucknell University will host a national CHINA Town Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 18, beginning at 6:55 p.m. in Trout Auditorium, featuring a live webcast discussion with former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger and a local expert's speech. It is free and open to the public. 

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Meet Bucknell's Newly Tenured Professors

Meet Bucknell's Newly Tenured Professors

Eighteen members of the Bucknell faculty from across the academic disciplines recently received tenure. 

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Engineering Dean Patrick Mather Awarded NSF Grant to Develop Next-generation Biomaterials

Engineering Dean Patrick Mather Awarded NSF Grant to Develop Next-generation Biomaterials

Bucknell biomedical engineering students will be the primary beneficiaries of the grant, which will fund student-research stipends.

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Meet Bucknell's New Full Professors

Meet Bucknell's New Full Professors

The 13 faculty members have reached the highest level of academic achievement.

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Gary Sheinbaum ‘79 Continues Walling Lecture Series

Gary Sheinbaum ‘79 Continues Walling Lecture Series

Gary Sheinbaum '79, the CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Americas, will speak at Bucknell University on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium.

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