News and Spotlights

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...

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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...

Michelle Juarez '16 explores the microsopic world of bacteriophages For 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 Afghanistan Fulbright 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...
A biological sciences graduate student leads an exploration of damselfish vocalizationsby Geoff Gehman ’89 M.A.

Sonia Weimann’s life is coral-reef busy. She’s a doctoral candidate in Lehigh’s department of biological sciences who also balances family life, being a co-owner of a...

Nick Bigelow ’81 uses his expertise in nanotechnology to save daguerreotypesby Weld Royal ’88

University of Rochester’s Integrated Nanosystems Center Director Nicholas Bigelow ’81 stops work on research he’s leading at the International Space Station later...

EES faculty member embarks on a voyage of discovery at Earth’s deepest depths.

by Jennifer Marangos

Jill McDermott makes a habit of boldly going where few have gone before.

An assistant professor in Lehigh University’s department of earth and environmental sciences,...

Researchers dig deep to find answers about how cells function and therapies when things go wrong.by ManaseeWagh

Breakthroughs in medicine often lead to innovative approaches to treatments and therapies. Across Lehigh’s College of Arts and Sciences, research may shed light on treatments...