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 Receives $600,000 Mellon Foundation Grant for Humanities Initiatives

Bucknell Receives $600,000 Mellon Foundation Grant for Humanities Initiatives

The humanities at Bucknell are getting new support through a recent $600,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation. 

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The Humanist Factor

The Humanist Factor

Bucknell's new Humanities Center celebrates the ideals at the heart of a liberal arts education.

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Mathematics Professor Peter Brooksbank Awarded NSF Grant

Mathematics Professor Peter Brooksbank Awarded NSF Grant

The Bucknell professor will collaborate with computer scientists to study a vexing question related to symmetry.

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Cool Class: Learning Through Young Immigrants

Cool Class: Learning Through Young Immigrants

Young immigrants in the local community are helping educate future teachers while also becoming more comfortable in their new surroundings.

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Cool Classes: Summertime

Cool Classes: Summertime

These classes keep learning active throughout the summer at Bucknell. 

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