News and Spotlights

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists at Lehigh University and the University of Lausanne discover and characterize a new mechanism by which the fission yeast cell acquires its tubular shape.
Lehigh Pizza is an iconic fixture on Bethlehem’s Southside. It has served the Lehigh community for decades, and when owner George Lioudis thought about updating and remodeling his restaurant, he realized that his cashier was a Lehigh architecture major. When he asked Janelle Laros ’21 if she and...
  The 1920s was a period of rapid change in the United States involving immigration policy and its execution. This decade, a time when immigrants were perceived and criminalized in new ways, is the focus of research by historian Emily Pope-Obeda.   As part of her book project, Pope-Obeda,...
Seismologist Anne Meltzer helped lead rapid response to the Pedernales earthquake in Ecuador.
Marilisa Jiménez Garcia's new book is the first extensive study of Puerto Rican youth literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Damien Thévenin, associate professor of chemistry at Lehigh, helps to lead the team in research that might prove beneficial to the treatment of cancers.
Chemistry students from across the region gathered virtually as Lehigh’s Department of Chemistry hosted the 84th Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention (ISCC) on April 10. The event is intended to recognize and celebrate meaningful undergraduate research in the chemical sciences,...
Mary Foltz, associate professor of English and director of the South Side Initiative, has been awarded a Scholars and Society Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to collaborate with regional LGBTQ organizations to build their archival collections and produce lectures,...
Graduate student Kristin Tremper finds links between public health and the creation of a strong America Kristin E. Tremper believes that the nation’s first president would have been on board with the mask mandate.  A Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History, her research investigates political...
In her latest book, Mary Foltz examines the ways several postmodern authors produce scatological works to critique how humans treat each other and the natural world.
Biologist David Zappulla explores an elusive substance that helps protect DNA, and he blazed his own pathway early on For some, the choice of a calling can be a lengthy task involving trial and error, soul searching, the balancing of diverse interests and talents, and serial major switching.  On...
Ignatius, a novelist and longtime Washington Post columnist, delivers virtual 2021 Kenner Lecture.
King, who had a 45-year career at Lehigh, had a gift for explaining 'the beauty' of mathematics.
Archaeologist Allison Mickel documents and advocates for local workers at archaeological sites to finally be recognized for their expertise. Throughout history, Western archaeologists have hired local residents to perform the manual labor of excavation while excluding them from any of the...
The gift from Kenneth R. Woodcock ’65 will preserve LUAG’s teaching collection and enhance art education.
Broadway shows, live concerts, the movie industry — all are impacted by the sting of the pandemic, and artists are finding alternate ways of keeping the performing arts alive. Lehigh’s Mustard and Cheese (M&C) Drama Society, the second oldest drama club in the nation founded in 1884, is not...
Eckardt Scholar Raihan Alam ’23 creates a group dedicated to addressing tough sociocultural and political issues

San Francisco native Raihan Alam ’23 ran a Google search to find a liberal arts college far from home where he could gain independence, have quality instruction, and build...

Ware was recognized for her contributions to understanding ribosomes and for outstanding initiatives in undergraduate science education.
James McIntosh, professor emeritus of sociology, passed away peacefully November 11 at age 84 in his Bethlehem home surrounded by his loving family. Ziad Munson, associate professor of sociology and chair of the department of sociology and anthropology, noted that McIntosh’s research and his...
Isabel Heslin ’21 traces the movement of an Italian landmark from the Villa Ludovisi to Rome’s Spanish Steps    Isabel Heslin knew she wanted to study ancient history since the age of 10. She was always interested in archaeology, specifically as it pertained to Egypt and areas of the Middle East...

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