News and Spotlights

CIRQUE IT! is a new three day festival showcasing the many faces of the circus arts involving internationally touring artists, visionaries and local artists! ArtsQuest, Touchstone Theatre and Zoellner Arts Center collaborate for the first ever CIRQUE IT! on July 14-16, 2017   Zoellner Arts Center...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

Quilting has a centuries old tradition. People in nearly every part of the world have used padded fabrics for clothing and bedding. The quilt, as we know it in America, was originally a utilitarian article, born of the necessity to provide warm covers for beds, but quilting is an art form being...
Lehigh’s Annual Conference in Philosophy will take place on Thursday, October 27, and Friday, October 28, in Linderman Library. The theme for this year’s conference is “19th Century Philosophy: 1781-1905.”   At the fourth annual conference, Lehigh will host 26 scholars from 22 universities across...
Almost 150 people turned out in protest last fall when the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a hearing on a 48,000-square-foot waste-to-energy plant that the city of Allentown is proposing to build next to its wastewater treatment plant along the Little Lehigh Creek. According...

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