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Lehigh’s Humanities Center sits modestly on a slope off West Packer Avenue. Notwithstanding its porch, tea selection and inspiration from the busts of Aristotle, Plato, Hippocrates and Homer, the center is more than a charming space—it is where creative sparks can fly from the intersection of...
In December 2015, the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency that funds high-quality research, education and public programs at colleges and universities, museums and other institutions across the United States, awarded the Africana Studies program a prestigious $500,...
The question is deceptively simple—and seemingly straightforward. It applies to every dimension of life, from the personal to the professional to the political and beyond. Yet, all too often, it goes unasked. On those occasions when the question is asked, it can cause intense internal conflict,...
Lehigh faculty explore public views about law enforcement and reducing biases“I am not naïve enough to think we will eliminate prejudice. People have complex motives that give rise to bias. I want to help inform people about the nature of these biases, and its control, to make them better...,
Journalism major Klaudia Jazwinska '18 makes the most of her Lehigh educationFor many undergraduate students, study abroad creates valuable connections between the classroom and real-world experience. Students explore different ways of thinking, communicating, learning, and living. Journalism major...
Ph.D. student Sinenhlanhla Porlet Zungu explores the issues surrounding blame and healing cracks in relationships among people

When Sinenhlanhla “Sine” Porlet Zungu arrived on campus last fall, the Umzinyathi district in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, lost its only trained practicing...

History professor María Bárbara Zepeda Cortés examines the life of José de Gálvez and why he was erased from the history books

A case of mistaken identity, documents overlooked for centuries and one forgotten man who would change the course of politics across the Americas. Sound like the...

As head of Lehigh University Art Galleries, Ricardo Viera has assembled a world-class art collection that provides students with hands-on experiences found nowhere else.

by Geoff Gehman ’89 M.A.

Two years ago Ricardo Viera celebrated Lehigh’s 150th birthday with a five-layer cake...

Actor, singer, composer Gelsey Bell ’04 pushes artistic boundaries with her multi-dimensional career

by Chris Quirk

           With his 1952 composition 4’33”, John Cage challenged the definition of music by having the pianist close the lid over the keyboard and sit playing nothing...

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How do we recover from great loss? Stephanie Powell Watts re-envisions The Great Gatsby in her new novel.

by Violet Baron

How do we recover from great loss? A mother from her child, a young man from his dream, or a town from its main industry, the jobs and identity that...

Dual theatre and political science major prepares for a future of theatre and social justice.

by Robert Nichols

Kalyani Singh ’18 is a tour de force. An actor, singer, songwriter with a passion for social justice, Singh is looking to combine her passions in an effort to effect...

Dual theatre and political science major prepares for a future of theatre and social justice

Kalyani Singh ’18 is a tour de force. An actor, singer, songwriter with a passion for social justice, Singh is looking to combine her passions in an effort to effect social change.

 

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Stephanie Powell Watts re-envisions The Great Gatsby in her new novel

How do we recover from great loss? A mother from her child, a young man from his dream, or a town from its main industry, the jobs and identity that have given it life. Stephanie Powell Watts, associate professor of...

Chemistry major helps develop new possible strategies for fighting infection

by Violet Baron

The coolest thing about bacteria, according to Julia Nelson ’18, is their multitude of little quirks. Certain bacteria have even evolved to switch on an enzyme that modifies their cell walls...

Michelle Juarez '16 explores the microsopic world of bacteriophagesFor Michelle Juarez ’16, the excitement comes from the discovery. The behavioral neuroscience major is exploring a virus with possible medical value, and she is one of a select few who are honing their research skills through...
Michael Quesada ‘16G examines the history and policies behind the use of the Colorado River

Growing up in parched southern California, water has always intrigued Michael Quesada ‘16G. Now in his final year as a graduate student in the environmental policy...

Rohullah Naderi ‘17G plans to use his Lehigh education to affect change in AfghanistanFulbright student Rohullah Naderi is committed to changing the political landscape in Afghanistan. A master’s degree student in Lehigh University’s political science department, Naderi hopes to return to his...
Stenke said that in most of his architecture classes at Lehigh, the main focus is typically on European art and architecture as it is in most architecture theory as well. Southeast Asia piqued his interest as a senior thesis topic...

Southeast Asia, like many...

Akin Babatunde, a 40-year theater veteran, inaugurates Lehigh’s artist-in-residence program with bubbling passion, tough love and a flash mob

Akin Babatunde is directing a February rehearsal of his Lehigh production of August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean,” which...

The tiny zebrafish is important to biological researchers. It shares 70% of our genetic code, is transparent, can repair its own organs and regrow lost fins. For professors Kathryn Iovine and Linda Lowe-Krentz, the fish might prove to be a chief ally in the investigation of vascular disease.As part...

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