April 21st, 2017

Summer Technology Tips for Students

Before you get on your way, here are some tips to help make your transitions to and from Bucknell a bit easier! Tip 1: Change your Password now – if you wait, it may expire over break, and that can be a hassle Tip 2: Plan for a needed upgrade – If your computer is 3+ years old, consider purchasing a laptop through our Bison Laptop Program over the summer months to be ready for the coming year. Tip 3: Keep back-ups going! – If you use an external hard drive to back-up your computer, make sure you continue your back-ups. […]

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April 20th, 2017

Summer Technology Tips for Faculty

Here are some tips to help ensure smooth sailing over the summer session and breaks: Tip 1: If your password is set to expire soon, here’s where to go for more information: http://ask.bucknell.edu/?p=1879 Tip 2: Keep the backups going! – If you use an external hard drive to back-up your computer, make sure you continue making backups of your files. If you use a software solution, such as Mozy Pro or Crash Plan, plan to connect to the internet periodically to allow it to back-up. Tip 3: Plan for what you’ll need – If you have work that is likely to require specialized […]

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April 18th, 2017

Check out the Spring 2017 Faculty Scholarship Reception Video!

Each Spring, Library and IT celebrates Bucknell faculty who have published scholarly articles, or other non-book projects. Featured faculty speakers include: Katharina Vollmayr-Lee (Physics and Astronomy), Mihai Banciu (Management), Mai-Linh Hong (English). Check out our video from this great event!  

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April 11th, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Bucknell’s Observatory

Five years after William Bucknell donated $50,000 to the University at Lewisburg in 1881, saving the institution from financial ruin, he continued to play a large role on campus—one of the main reasons why the school was renamed Bucknell University in his honor in 1886. One of the conditions that came with William Bucknell’s donation was that the large, forested area of the campus below Roberts Hall , —the area now known as the Grove—remain untouched and maintained. William Bucknell’s hand in the shaping of the campus did not stop there. In 1887, Bucknell approached the Board of Trustees with […]

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April 11th, 2017

Internet Service Provider Privacy and You

In early April, legislation was passed that repealed some laws that were meant to prevent your ISP (Internet Service Provider) from selling data on your browsing habits. This has generated some concern about privacy on the Internet, and rightly so. To be fair however, we should also realize that this isn’t an actual person (or people) who are looking through everyone’s activities, but automated data analytics systems designed to discover correlation and meaning from big data. What can you do to help protect your browsing habits? While nothing will give you complete privacy, here are some steps you can take: Use […]

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April 10th, 2017

Using Zoom for web conferencing

Have you ever wanted to host a web conference? Share your screen with someone on or off campus? Easily schedule a video meeting with a number of people in different locations? Try using Zoom!    Zoom is web conferencing software licensed to Bucknell University. You can use Zoom to have a meeting using your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Web conferencing includes features such as desktop and application sharing, personal room or meeting ID, instant or scheduled meetings, private and group chat, host controls, and raise hand. For more info, go to ask.bucknell.edu and search for Zoom – you can get […]

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April 3rd, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Guy Payne and the College Inn

While much of Bucknell’s campus today is under the ownership of the University, during much of the University’s history, the campus was dotted with private farms, hotels, and restaurants that operated well within the present campus boundaries. The College Inn—a small restaurant and inn that was situated “on top of The Hill” next to where Trax Hall currently stands—is one such of these establishments that used to be a major player in Bucknell students’ social lives. The College Inn was founded and run by Guy Payne, who matriculated with the Bucknell Class of 1909. (Payne graduated with the Bucknell Class […]

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March 21st, 2017

From Special Collections/University Archives: Jens Larson, Bucknell University’s Architect

Bucknell’s campus today bears a certain design, perfectly tucked into the town of Lewisburg. At its inception, the University was relegated to the meeting house of the Baptist Church in Lewisburg, where classes were small enough to fit into its basement, and the town of Lewisburg was little more than a patchwork of farms with a small main street running through it. The University at Lewisburg’s—Bucknell University’s name prior to 1886—original charter stated that, in order for the State of Pennsylvania to accredit it as an institution of higher education, it needed to purchase land from the surrounding area in […]

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March 13th, 2017

Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference Call for Proposals 2017

Digital Scholarship

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its fourth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC17). The theme of the conference is “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship.” What can different disciplines learn from each other when it comes to adopting or using digital tools? What is the role of innovation in digital scholarship?  Who is being innovative? How is digital scholarship rewarded in, or beyond, academia? How can we foster communication across intellectual disciplines and administrative units? How is digital scholarship made?  Who produces it?  Who is excluded and who is included? Where […]

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