News and Spotlights

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...

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...

"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...

EES alumnus creates endowment to fund graduate student research

S. Jeffress “Jeff” Williams ’69G is a strong proponent of understanding Earth systems for environmental protection. A national and international expert in coastal and marine geology, focusing on understanding the geologic...

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...
Now 40 years old, hip hop has evolved from being a local art form found on the streets of New York’s South Bronx to an international phenomena shaping a generation. The art form has created new paths in fields such as art, fashion and music, and for Monica R. Miller the intersection where religion...