News and Spotlights

Amy Forsyth is always busy, constantly working on a new project. Chances are pretty good she will have a sketchbook with her and Forsyth’s latest project transitions ideas drawn on paper to designing and building furniture.  Forsyth, associate professor of design in the department of art,...
Environmental policy student works to help preserve the local environment while developing important restoration policies Christina Thomas fell in love with economics and how it can be used to lay the groundwork for environmental laws and policies while an undergraduate student at Pace University...
Funded by an NSF grant, biologist and PhD student Nicole Pittoors travels to great depths to measure the health of the ocean. When people hear the term research cruise, they tend to focus on the word cruise. Ph.D. student Nicole Pittoors focuses on the research. She loves these excursions because...
Students develop an app to improve health of residents in Kazakhstan   Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, shares an unlikely trait with Los Angeles—smog.  Despite being a major commercial and cultural center, Almaty experiences extremely poor air quality due to coal-fired power plant...
Gap junctions are specialized membrane structures consisting of intercellular channels that connect adjacent cells in many tissues and organs. These structures provide chemical and electrical communication. They are assembled from connexin proteins. One protein, connexin 43 (Cx43) is universally...
Did the trend toward majority votes over consensus in England’s 17th-century Parliament sow seeds of potential discord in future democracies?    At a global moment when the resilience of modern democracies is being tested, William Bulman’s new book, The Rise of Majority Rule in Early Modern...
In “Ethically Challenged: Private Equity Storms US Health Care,” Olson examines the negative consequences for healthcare businesses, taxpayers, patients and society; and proposes solutions.
Many natural systems, such as ecosystems, are examples of complex systems comprised of a large number of connections with interactions among them. The study of such stochastic models, where uncertainty and randomness are present, and their applications are at the heart of research by mathematician...
  Visiting Assistant Professor of English Laura Marie Marciano works with a close-knit group of creative friends to push the boundaries of both her art and her teaching.  Every year in mid-January, filmmakers, critics, and celebrities descend upon the ski resort town of Park City, Utah, for ten...
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.
Student team helps Lehigh Pizza create a new look while honoring its history When the owner of an iconic southside Bethlehem pizza shop decided to remodel, he asked his summer cashier, Janelle Laros ’21, a Lehigh architecture major, for help.  Two semesters later, an interdisciplinary team of...
  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,...

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