January 2012 News
- BILL continues 'Lunch & Learn' and 'Tea & Talk' series
The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's "Lunch and Learn" program will host three lunchtime events on Jan. 24, Feb. 9 and April 10 as well as a mid-afternoon "Tea and Talk" event on March 13.
- Lifelong Learning Institute schedule begins Feb. 27
The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning will begin its spring term 2012 session on Feb. 27, and run through April 6. A variety of courses taught by community members and retired Bucknell faculty are offered, with topics in art and literature, health, history and politics.
- Griot Institute to host series on Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson
The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University will host the spring lecture series, "Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: An American Origin Story, Interdisciplinarily Considered."
- 'Break the 28' series continues Black History Month celebration
Bucknell University's celebration of Black History Month, "Break the 28," continues throughout February with several events, including the Griot Institute series, "Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: An American Origin Story," which will feature lectures, a film and a soundscape.
- Bucknell events highlight Bill T. Jones
Bucknell University is hosting a series of events that highlight the achievements of Bill T. Jones, a multi-talented artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer.
- Weis Center presents 'Body Against Body' Feb. 11
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will present "Body Against Body" on Feb. 11at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center.
- Tiempo Libre at Weis Center Feb. 3
Afro-Cuban band Tiempo Libre will perform in concert Friday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
- Bucknell Forum: Creativity as truth
"Creativity is powerful. It's what makes people special. We must cultivate it, develop it like a muscle," said Bucknell Forum speaker and Grammy-winning artist John Legend. "I love the idea of making something out of nothing. It's thrilling to take ideas in my head and make songs — make art — out of them."
- Hannigan appointed to Ellen Williams Professorship in Music
Pianist Barry Hannigan, a professor of music at Bucknell University, has been appointed to the Ellen Williams Professorship in Music at Bucknell.
- Fitzwilliam String Quartet returns for concerts, residency in February
Britain's world-renowned Fitzwilliam String Quartet will be in residence at Bucknell University in February. During their residency, the quartet will meet with classes, present several workshops and give four concerts, scheduled for Feb. 5, 7, 12 and 14.
- Ask the Experts: Barry Long on John Legend
Barry Long, assistant professor of music, discusses John Legend and the role of jazz in the Civil Rights Movement.
- Students learn from K-WIDE winter break program
Bucknell first- and second-year engineering students took part in the KEEN Winter Interdisciplinary Design Experience during winter break.
- Master Chinese calligrapher to speak Jan. 31
Master Chinese calligrapher and painter Fang Zhiyuan will give a talk and demonstration of calligraphy at Bucknell Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building.
- Poet-in-Residence to give reading Jan. 31
Mark Doty, the 2012 Poet-in-Residence at Bucknell University, will give a reading of his works Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall.
- SBDC to host First Step pre-business workshops
The Bucknell SBDC will host two First Step pre-business workshops in collaboration with the 2012 Venture Plan Competition on Jan. 25 and Jan. 31.
- Top 11 of '11: Campus highlights
Campus news highlights of 2011 include a trip to the Big Dance, historic flooding and the beginnings of a new academic building.
- Top 11 of '11: Academic highlights
Academic highlights of 2011 include scientific breakthroughs, an archaeological dig and discussions on natural gas drilling.
- Bucknell celebrates Black History Month with 'Break the 28'
Bucknell University's celebration of Black History Month, "Break the 28," will begin with the visit of renowned director, choreographer, and dancer Bill T. Jones on Jan. 23 and will continue throughout January and February.
- Bucknell Observatory to host Family Night Jan. 28
The Bucknell Observatory will host a Family Night Saturday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
- Jupiter String Quartet, Nakamatsu at Weis Center Jan. 27
The Jupiter String Quartet will perform in concert Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell. The quartet will be joined by pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a program of music by Haydn, Bartók and Dvorák.
- Best-selling author Tayari Jones to read Jan. 26
Tayari Jones, considered one of the most important voices in African-American literature today, will give a reading from her newest book, Silver Sparrow, Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.
- Hannigan to give solo piano recital Jan. 20
Pianist Barry Hannigan will give a faculty recital Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
- Alumna to present one-woman show
New York actress and 1984 Bucknell alumna Niffer Clarke and pianist Richard Carsey will present "Beyond the Ingenue: Julie Andrews, Shirley Jones, Barbara Cook and Me" for one performance only on Friday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Powers Theatre in Coleman Hall.
- Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend to speak, perform
Acclaimed recording artist, performer and philanthropist John Legend, who has won nine Grammy awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, will speak and perform at Bucknell University on Jan. 24.
- Ticket process for John Legend
John Legend, winner of nine Grammy awards and one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, will speak and perform at Bucknell University on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center. Tickets are required.