News and Spotlights

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 part...
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 decorative...

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, McDermott...

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 the...
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...
When Lewis Carroll penned Alice in Wonderland, he challenged readers’ perceptions of space and reality. A recent project developed by a team of Lehigh faculty and students challenges perceptions of space as part in an architecture competition.Lead by Wesley Heiss, assistant professor of design, and...
Lucy Gans, professor and chair of the department of art, architecture and design, was recently named the first holder of the Louis and Jane Weinstock ’36 Chair of Art and Architecture at Lehigh University.Gans teaches sculpture and drawing and is also an affiliated faculty member in the Women,...
Composer Steven Sametz has been named the recipient of the 10th Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize presented by the University of Connecticut, a $25,000 award to compose a new work to be premiered in Connecticut in 2015 and reprised at Lehigh.The proposed project, tentatively...
Architect Nik Nikolov joined a select group of designers when he received the 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Small Projects Award, May 19 at the AIA’s annual conference in Philadelphia, Penn.Nikolov, assistant professor of architecture in the department of art, architecture and design...

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