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Short-term volunteer service trips across national borders are increasingly popular in Europe and in the United States.  Hundreds of thousands of people travel annually from wealthier to poorer countries, most often for one to two weeks, to participate in programs intended to improve the health and...
Beachy Head, the chalk headland on England’s southeastern coast, has for centuries been the subject of stories and songs. In 1807, Charlotte Smith penned a complex poem about the cliffs, and an interpretation of her work is the focus of a new project by Beth Dolan. Dolan, associate professor of...
 The arts and humanities building at California State University at Chico is a cornerstone between the University and the town. It is also the location of the latest installation by artist Wesley Heiss.Heiss, associate professor of design in the department of art, architecture and design, is...
Undergraduate students in the Lehigh Valley and beyond will showcase their research at the 30th annual Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) Undergraduate Psychology Conference, held jointly as Lehigh University hosts the sixth annual Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience (...
Recognizing that disciplines and research programs evolve during a faculty member’s career, the College of Arts and Sciences has awarded New Directions Fellowships for Mid-Career Faculty to three professors.The awards, available to associate professors readying themselves for promotion, provide $10...
Lehigh University will hold its first annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium on Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in STEPS 101.Robin Dillon, William Wilson Selfridge Professor and Chair of Philosophy, says the symposium’s goal is to raise awareness throughout the Lehigh community that ethical...
Best selling author and scholar Michael Eric Dyson will deliver the keynote address at Lehigh University’s Malcolm X Conference, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Zoellner Arts Center's Baker Hall.Dyson, who twice received the NAACP Image Award, has been named one of the 150 most powerful African...
College of Arts and Sciences Awarded Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant Lehigh University’s College of Arts and Sciences will integrate emerging digital media with community engagement thanks to an $800,000, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Mellon grant supports Engaging...
The Letter of Aristeas, which was written by a Hellenistic Jew in the mid second century BCE, is an elaborate legendary tale about the translation into Greek of the five books of Moses, the reasons for it, and the circumstances surrounding it. The story provides the basis for the name by which the...

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