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Recent Academic News


Paleobotanist Ellen Currano to Deliver Darwin Day Lecture

Paleobotanist Ellen Currano to Deliver Darwin Day Lecture

Currano will discuss what coal-mine fossils reveal about evolution and her work to promote women in science. 

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Bucknell Engineers to Examine Oroville Dam Emergency

Bucknell Engineers to Examine Oroville Dam Emergency

Professors and engineering experts will discuss the ongoing situation in California as part of Engineers Week 2017.

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Professor Tulu Bayar Named Fulbright Scholar

Professor Tulu Bayar Named Fulbright Scholar

The professor of art & art history will return to her native Turkey to document the suburbanization of Istanbul.

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Journalist and Film Director Madiha Tahir to Speak at Bucknell

Journalist and Film Director Madiha Tahir to Speak at Bucknell

Madiha Tahir, journalist and director of the film Wounds of Waziristan, will speak at Bucknell University on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 pm in the Gallery Theatre at the Elaine Langone Center.

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Construction on New Humanities Center Will Begin Soon

Construction on New Humanities Center Will Begin Soon

The University Board of Trustees approved a $7.9 million project to expand and convert Demosthenean Hall into a hub for the humanities at Bucknell.

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