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May 2016

The month of May brings many reasons to celebrate. We are grateful for your support during last week’s Trustee Giving Challenge. In a single day, nearly 4,500 Bucknellians raised more than $1.7 million to support students.

Later this month, we'll gather on the newly dedicated Malesardi Quadrangle to celebrate the Class of 2016 at the University’s 166th Commencement. Congratulations to all those who are graduating this May!

In June, we'll recognize four alumni for their achievements and dedication to the University as part of Reunion Weekend. Congratulations to the 2016 Bucknell Alumni Association Award recipients!

’ray Bucknell!
Josh Grill
Executive Director, Alumni Relations


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.
Professor Jim Baish ’79 Will Share in $2.9 Million NIH Grant
The biomedical engineering professor is part of an international team of researchers that hopes to better understand the human lymphatic system.
Speaking of Success: Marissa Calhoun ’10
Calhoun explains how her Bucknell education helped lead to her current role as a CNN field producer.
Bucknellians Explore Change in TEDx Event
During Bucknell's second annual TEDx event, alumni, faculty and students explored how catalysts can drive change on a wide scale — from individual to societal issues.
Alumni Stories: Michael Suarez ’82
After triple-majoring as an undergraduate, this English professor is now charged with building bridges across disciplines.
Strengthening the Management and Liberal Arts Connection
A grant from the Teagle Foundation will support integration of the liberal arts into undergraduate business education.

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Bucknell in the News

Professor Joel Wade Shares His Insights on New Psychological Study
An expert in mate selection, Professor Wade weighs in on new research that finds an open posture in photos leads to more success for users of dating websites and applications.

Scientists Looks 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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’ray Bucknell

Guy Williams ’76 Named President and CEO of an Environmental Advocacy Group
The Bucknell graduate will also be honored at Reunion with a Bucknell University Alumni Association Award for Service to Humanity.

Bucknell Ranks Highly in Forbes’ 2016 Best Value Colleges

Bucknell placed well among all colleges and those in the Northeast region.

Professor Chris Martine Garners Rutgers Alumni Association Award

Martine, a biology professor and the Burpee Chair in Plant Genetics & Research, received the Rutgers alumni association’s highest honor for advanced degree alumni.

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Regional & Campus Events

May 4, 5:30 p.m.: Washington, D.C.
Join the Bucknell Club of Washington, D.C., for a Cinco de Mayo happy hour.

May 5, 1 p.m.: Online — Bucknell 360°
Learn about the evolution of digital design and fabrication while exploring Bucknell’s newest MakerSpace.

May 5, 6 p.m.: Timonium, Md.
Meet and mingle with Bison coaches at the Baltimore area Athletics Spring Reception tour.

May 5, 6:30 p.m.: London, U.K.
The Bucknell Club of London raises money for a nominated charity through hosting this pub quiz event.

May 7, 8 a.m.: Worthington, Ohio
Join the Bucknell Club of Central Ohio for a Bucknell CARES event helping senior citizens.

May 7, 9 a.m.: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Join the Bucknell Club of Pittsburgh for a Bucknell CARES event at Edgewood Community Gardens.

May 7, 6 p.m.: Los Angeles, Calif.
The Bucknell Club of Los Angeles hosts an alumni bonfire night at Dockweiler Beach.

May 10, 6:30 p.m.: New York, N.Y.
Bucknell: Table for 12 features a meal and conversation around inclusion, privilege and playing our part in fostering equal voices at home, at work and in the world.

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Contact us: 570-577-3223 alumni@bucknell.edu

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