Bucknell ranks first among under- graduate-focused U.S. institutions
for faculty Fulbright scholarships in
2015–16, according to The Chronicle
of Higher Education. Four faculty
members earned Fulbrights for the
academic year: Charles Knisely ’75,
mechanical engineering, to Brazil;
Bill Flack, psychology, to Northern
Ireland; Doug Hecock, management,
to Mexico; and Andrew Stuhl,
environmental studies, to Canada.
Professor Mark Haussmann, biology, garnered a $330,000
grant from the National Institutes of
Health to study the impact of prenatal
stress on aging. His research examines
how mothers can pass “stress
hormones” to developing embryos.
Once these offspring are adults, this
can affect their disease incidence and
aging rates. Prenatal overabundance
of these hormones can increase risk
of diabetes, hypertension and cancer.
Professor Kevin Daly, classics & ancient Mediterranean studies,
in December led Secretary of State
John Kerry on a tour of the Agora, a
center of athletics, arts, religion and
politics in ancient Athens, Greece.
Daly is the academic professor for
the American School of Classical
Studies at Athens and directs the
newly formed Athens study-abroad
program co-developed by Bucknell
and Penn State University.
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Africana Studies. — Matt Hughes
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we are allowed to talk about, different
scenarios and how they could be
handled,” says Moon.
Bucknell students, says Gormley,
“act as a primary intervention with the
guidance department, because students
are more comfortable talking to peer
mentors. If they hear something that
indicates harm would come to the
student or someone else, they fill out
a concerned incident report. We’re
not in the counseling business in a
However, the experience has inspired
Bucknellians to become clinicians. Julia
Martin ’09, who is pursing a Ph.D. in
clinical psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson
University, explains, “Listening Post
has had a huge impact on my career.
It gave me the chance to see what it
would be like to be a therapist.”
Listening Post, which is funded by
United Way, the Lewisburg School
District and private donations, is making
a positive impact on students, attests
Eichhorn Principal George Drozin.
Each week, he says, near peers
meet with 50 to 60 students. “The fact
that students are giving up their only
‘free’ time of their day — lunch and
recess — to go to Listening Post tells
me that it’s more than just popular;
it’s quite valuable.”