News and Spotlights

What could have been consumed in a fireplace was turned into beautiful bench seating for community use in art galleries by students in Professor Amy Forsyth’s Fall 2021 semester Furniture Design course. The white oak and black walnut wood — estimated at being between 150- and 175-years-old — was...
Nandini Deo took a unique approach to teaching South Asian Politics during the fall 2021 semester. Instead of learning just about the overwhelming problems that people are facing in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India, her students were inspired by activists who are creating solutions and affecting...
Olivia Landry’s third book asks what documentary film can do to unsettle colonialist conceptions of the colonized.  In the academic discipline of postcolonialism, the concept of the “colonial gaze” attempts to explain the relationship between the European colonial powers of the 19th and early 20th...
The professor of English and founding director of the South Side Initiative traces Bethlehem’s history in his latest project   Seth Moglen, professor of English and Africana studies has received a Public Scholars grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to complete a book project...
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...

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