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,...
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.
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.
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...
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...
An experimental approach reveals a Butters prophage uses a two-component system to block entry of some phages, but not others, from attacking a strain of mycobacteria related to infection-causing strains.
On March 12, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that due to COVID-19, all theatrical performances were canceled, effective immediately. For small off-off-Broadway companies like Flux Theatre Ensemble, engagements with audiences had to be reenvisioned. For scene designer and Flux Creative...
Veteran trumpeter Bill Warfield has released another album with his Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra. Smile is the second release from a band that combines classic R&B grooves with swinging jazz sentiments.   Warfield is known professionally for intertwining jazz and commercial music that draws...
Alice Eckardt, professor emerita of religion studies, died recently in Coopersburg, PA, at age 97.  A member of the Lehigh faculty from 1972 to 1987, Eckardt was a founder, along with her colleague and husband, the late A. Roy Eckardt, of Lehigh’s nationally and internationally known Jewish Studies...
Labs began reopening in June to graduate students and research staff, as the state’s stay-at-home orders were eased.

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