News and Spotlights

In December of 2017, the Department of Labor proposed a rollback of an Obama-era federal wage law banning “tip-pooling,” which forces workers to share tips with non-tipped employees and business owners. 
Experimental evolution is a good way to enhance our current understanding of how genomes—or sets of chromosomes in an organism’s cells—evolve and the role of individual mutations in adaptation.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina delivered the inaugural Peter S. Hagerman ‘61 Lecture in Ethics.
Rickman's paper is the first to come out of Lehigh’s Nano/Human Interface Presidential Engineering Research Initiative, a multidisciplinary research initiative that proposes to develop a human-machine interface to improve the ability of scientists to visualize and interpret the vast amounts of data...
The exploration of Mars and the search for evidence of past water on the red planet will  be addressed when Steven W. Squyres, the James A. Weeks Professor of Physical Sciences at Cornell University and the Principal Investigator for the science payload on the Mars Exploration Rover Project,...
Lehigh undergraduate student Emma Stevenson ’18 was awarded a Libraries Student Research Prize for 2018.  Sponsored by Library and Technology Services (LTS) and the Friends of the Libraries, the Prize recognizes excellence in undergraduate scholarship and the use of library and research resources...
We offer this collection of essays as a tribute to Ben on the occasion of his 65th birthday, which falls on January 19. Ben has been a teacher to us not out of institutional obligation, but out of a genuine interest in younger scholars and a true pedagogical gift. Ben has taught all of us how to...
The Burger lab has recently identified several properties of auditory neurons that appear to “tune” them to their own frequencies along the tonotopy within the brain.

Sound is everywhere and hearing these sounds is critical as we navigate our surroundings. To make sense of sound, a major...

Theoretical psychologist Mark Bickhard has focused considerable energy trying to understand how minds emerge from, and yet remain integrated with, the world of facts.

 

The history of science is a narrative of how humans view the world around them and the reexamination of our...

Harsh blame can be detrimental to relationships and is the focus of research by Michael Gill.

It happens every day. A husband blames his wife for her perceived shortcomings. Workers blame a supervisor for his office bullying. One social group blames another for the social problems in...

With Foucault’s biopolitics as a springboard, Taïeb Berrada is examining Francophone literature and its relationships to addressing migration and immigration policies.

 

In 1976, French philosopher Michel Foucault described the advent of a new logic of government, specific to...

"When I saw this poem, I said this could turn into something unique..."

Haunted, a dance opera for baritone, three dancers, string quartet and percussion, is the latest collaboration between California’s poet laureate Dana Gioia and Lehigh composer Paul Salerni.

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In her latest book, Making a Monster, Dawn Keetley details the story of Pomeroy’s crimes and the intense public outcry.

When 12-year-old Jesse Pomeroy tortured seven small boys in the Boston area and then went on to brutally murder two other children, one of the most striking aspects of...

Six College of Arts and Sciences faculty were recognized for excellence in service and advising when the college hosted its annual faculty awards dinner March 30 in the University Center’s Asa Packer dining room.“I continue to be inspired by the service activities produced by our faculty,” said...
Sociologist Kelly Austin is leading a growing program that explores the intersections of health and society

In many ways, Kelly F. Austin’s research is all about connections and helping to create better relationships between the world’s health care system and...

Jenna Pastorini ’17 examines a trauma-based cultural syndrome in CambodiaMore than 1.7 million people — nearly a quarter of Cambodia’s population — were killed by execution, disease, starvation and overwork under the Khmer Rouge’s brutal rule from 1975 to 1979. Some 40 years later, the...
Carrie Rich ’07 sees a world filled with opportunities and possibilities

When she entered history professor Steven Cutcliffe’s classroom as a Lehigh undergraduate, Carrie Rich ’07 realized she was in for an unusual learning experience. Not one other student...

Julia Klees ’82 is keeping employees healthy at BASF

Julia Klees ’82 thought she might be headed for a career in medicine early on. What was less foreseeable was the shape that career would take and the breadth of expertise it would require.

“There were a lot of things I was...

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