News and Spotlights

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...
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...
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...

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...
Fusion Studio provides students with design agency experience while supporting Lehigh clients   Justine Gaetano works in an advertising agency based in New York but her all-time favorite project was as a student in Lehigh’s Fusion Studio, a campus graphic arts agency.   “It was one of Fusion’s...
Sean Gulick ‘99G studies an asteroid impact site as record of dinosaur extinction
Retiring theatre professor Pam Pepper closes her career with The Broken Machine, a timely play by the Theodore U. Horger ’61 Endowed Artist-in-Residence Liz Duffy Adams
  Editor’s Note: Three faculty members in the department of political science are currently engaged in research related to the 2020 elections in the United States. Richard Matthews is NEH Distinguished Professor and is the co-author of The Philosophic Roots of Modern Ideology: Liberalism...
Monica Powers ’20 reveals new evidence on first European hominins There  is intensive and ongoing research to more precisely determine the date of human arrival to Europe. And that’s where Lehigh senior Monica Powers, an innovative geological dating process and a small town in Spain...
College of Arts and Sciences graduate programs provide educational opportunities that help students grow into critical and creative thinkers. The role and importance of graduate education in Lehigh’s College of Arts and Sciences can be summed up in two words that pack a pretty powerful punch:...
Lehigh’s Humanities Center sits modestly on a slope off West Packer Avenue. Notwithstanding its porch, tea selection and inspiration from the busts of Aristotle, Plato, Hippocrates and Homer, the center is more than a charming space—it is where creative sparks can fly from the intersection of...
In December 2015, the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency that funds high-quality research, education and public programs at colleges and universities, museums and other institutions across the United States, awarded the Africana Studies program a prestigious $500,...
The question is deceptively simple—and seemingly straightforward. It applies to every dimension of life, from the personal to the professional to the political and beyond. Yet, all too often, it goes unasked. On those occasions when the question is asked, it can cause intense internal conflict,...
Lehigh faculty explore public views about law enforcement and reducing biases“I am not naïve enough to think we will eliminate prejudice. People have complex motives that give rise to bias. I want to help inform people about the nature of these biases, and its control, to make them better...,
Journalism major Klaudia Jazwinska '18 makes the most of her Lehigh educationFor many undergraduate students, study abroad creates valuable connections between the classroom and real-world experience. Students explore different ways of thinking, communicating, learning, and living. Journalism major...
Ph.D. student Sinenhlanhla Porlet Zungu explores the issues surrounding blame and healing cracks in relationships among people

When Sinenhlanhla “Sine” Porlet Zungu arrived on campus last fall, the Umzinyathi district in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, lost its only trained practicing...

History professor María Bárbara Zepeda Cortés examines the life of José de Gálvez and why he was erased from the history books

A case of mistaken identity, documents overlooked for centuries and one forgotten man who would change the course of politics across the Americas. Sound like the...

As head of Lehigh University Art Galleries, Ricardo Viera has assembled a world-class art collection that provides students with hands-on experiences found nowhere else.

by Geoff Gehman ’89 M.A.

Two years ago Ricardo Viera celebrated Lehigh’s 150th birthday with a five-layer cake...

Actor, singer, composer Gelsey Bell ’04 pushes artistic boundaries with her multi-dimensional career

by Chris Quirk

           With his 1952 composition 4’33”, John Cage challenged the definition of music by having the pianist close the lid over the keyboard and sit playing nothing...

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