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May 2016


The Class of 2016 is preparing to celebrate Commencement on Sunday, May 22. We are excited that CBS Corp. President and CEO Leslie Moonves ’71 will deliver the keynote address. If you can't be there in person, watch it live online.

Do you have a senior graduating? There is still time to purchase flowers for pickup on the academic quad the day of the ceremony.

We sincerely thank our parents who participated in the one-day Trustee Challenge on April 28. Nearly 4,500 Bucknellians raised more than $1.7 million to support students! Did you miss the opportunity? We invite you to make a gift today.

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Ann DiStefano
Parents Fund & Family Programs


Peter Balakian ’73 Wins Pulitzer
The Ozone Journal, a collection of poems inspired by his memories of a 2009 visit to Syria, garnered a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
Patrick Mather is the College of Engineering's New Dean
Mather, who is an inventor on more than 35 patents, will come to Bucknell from Syracuse and begin his new role July 1.
Speaking of Success: Marissa Calhoun ’10
Calhoun explains how her Bucknell education helped lead to her current role as a CNN field producer.
Professor Mark Haussmann Awarded $330K NIH Grant
The biology professor will conduct a three-year study on the link between prenatal stress and premature aging, and as many as 18 students will work with him through summer research stipends.
A New Name for a Beloved Space
The Malesardi Quadrangle was officially dedicated April 30 in recognition of the family's $20 million pledge — the single-largest commitment in University history.
Student Profiles: Kevin Garcia ’16
Born in Honduras, this first-generation college student and chemistry major will graduate this month and go on to pursue a doctorate.

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Bucknell in the News

Scientists Look at Hangers-On Amid Mass Die-Off of Bats
Associated Press
Professor Ken Field, biology, is part of a research study to determine the cause of mass death of bats around North America, and his team may have found a glimmer of hope.

The Untapped Potential of Non-Voters
Minnesota Public Radio
In a radio interview, Professor Chris Ellis ’00, political science, talks about the large part of the population that historically hasn’t voted at all, and how that bloc may be important in this year's election.

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Bucknell Ranks Highly in Forbes’ 2016 Best Value Colleges
Bucknell placed well among all colleges and those in the Northeast region.

J.T. Ferrara ’17 Accepted Into Prestigious Budapest Semester in Mathematics

The electrical engineering and math double major will study in Hungary in this intensive mathematical experience for talented North American undergraduates.

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Regional & Campus Notices & Events

Don't delay — order the 2016 Bucknell yearbook today.

May 12, 6 p.m.: Philadelphia, Pa.
Meet and mingle with Bison coaches at the Philadelphia area athletics spring reception tour.

May 14, 10 a.m.: Washington, D.C.
Join the Bucknell Club of Washington, D.C., for a Bucknell CARES event working in a community garden.

May 14, 10 a.m.: Madison, Wis.
The Bucknell Club of Wisconsin hosts this Bucknell CARES event that will help clean up the shoreline of Lake Monona.

May 17, 6:30 p.m.: New York, N.Y.
The athletics spring reception tour hits New York City.

May 18, 6 p.m.: Highlands, N.J.
The Bison coaches swing by the Jersey shore for the Ocean/Monmouth area athletics spring reception tour.

May 19, 12 p.m.: Minneapolis, Minn.
Bucknellians in the Twin Cities area are invited to learn more about the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery at this Bucknell CARES event.

May 24, 6 p.m.: Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The athletics spring reception tour heads into the Greater Boston area.

May 25, 6 p.m.: Greenwich, Conn.
The Bison coaches make a stop in Fairfield County on their way back to Lewisburg.


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