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Recent Academic News


An Education in Publishing at the Bucknell University Press

An Education in Publishing at the Bucknell University Press

A yearlong internship gives students valuable experience in the world of books.

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Bucknell Faculty-student Team Discovers New Bacteria Strain

Bucknell Faculty-student Team Discovers New Bacteria Strain

Biology Professor Emily Stowe and Emma Hundermark '17 used genetic and traditional techniques to classify a previously unknown species.

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Hands-On Investment Course Gives Students Career Edge

Hands-On Investment Course Gives Students Career Edge

Now in its 17th year, the Bucknell Student Managed Investment Fund provides students with strong experiential learning opportunities and a network of influential alumni.

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Raquel Alexander Selected as Bucknell’s Inaugural Dean of Management

Raquel Alexander Selected as Bucknell’s Inaugural Dean of Management

Alexander will join Bucknell as the first Kenneth W. Freeman Professor & Dean of the College of Management in July 2017 — coinciding with the official establishment of the College.

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Student Stories: Meet Bucknell Students

Student Stories: Meet Bucknell Students

Get to know 10 students who are the newest additions to Bucknell's Student Stories series.

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