Mary Ellen Alu

Director, Editorial Services
Editor, Lehigh Bulletin
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-6391

Mary Ellen Alu is director of editorial services in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She is editor of the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, published three times a year; and she has played a key role in other publications, including the College of Education’s Theory to Practice magazine and Lehigh Business, the annual magazine of the College of Business and Economics. She also writes and edits for Lehigh’s online news sites.

Alu joined Lehigh’s communications office in 2014 after a lengthy career in journalism. She worked as an editor for AOL’s online news service, Patch; as an editor and reporter for The Morning Call daily newspaper in Allentown, Pa.; and as a reporter for The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She holds a Masters of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Wilkes College (now university. She is the recipient of numerous writing and reporting awards.

Alu is a former co-president and board member of Families with Children from China – Lehigh Valley Chapter. She also served as an assistant troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 6008 based at St. Thomas More in Salisbury Township, Pa. 

Schematic: Better Oral Drug Delivery

An emerging hydrogel material could help researchers develop new and more effective methods for delivering drugs taken orally.

Together Again

A letter from Bulletin Editor Mary Ellen Alu.

Four Questions with Karen L. Stuckey ’75

One of 169 women who were part of Lehigh’s first coed class 50 years ago, Karen L. Stuckey ’75 later served as a trustee and the first woman president of the Lehigh University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Lehigh President Joseph J. Helble: What Are Our Shared Aspirations?

Helble 82 held two hour-long conversations Tuesday with members of the Lehigh community, in person and virtually.

Welcome Home, Joseph J. Helble '82

The Lehigh chemical engineering grad returns to his alma mater to lead the university that changed the course of his life.

Zoellner Art Center's Artist-in-Residence Bakithi Kumalo Gets the Show to Go On

Participants in the inaugural Music Master Mentor Program open for the famed bassist in SteelStacks performance.

University Convocation Opens 2021-2022 Academic Year

Speakers encourage the Classes of 2025 and 2024 to find their passions, be curious and explore concepts beyond their academic cores.

The Rally Marks Milestone Lehigh Moment

Karen Stuckey ’75 represents Lehigh’s first coed class as it adopts the Class of 2025. It is also the first time that a woman alum presents an incoming class with its official flag.

Soaring Together

A letter from the Bulletin Editor

Partnering with Latino Caregivers of Children with Autism

Ana Dueñas addresses a gap in services for Latino children with autism who need early intensive behavioral intervention.

Portraits of the Brain: Teaching Students About Neuroanatomy

Art and science come together in unique textbook project supported by Lehigh Humanities Lab.

Celebrating Lehigh’s Class of 2021

Lehigh holds two in-person Commencement ceremonies Monday for Class of 2021 undergraduates.

Former NASA Astronaut Terry Hart ’68 to Graduates: Be an Effective Team Member

The Lehigh mechanical engineering and mechanics professor virtually addresses the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

UPDATE: In-person ceremony is held Saturday morning for undergraduates of the Class of 2020.

Lehigh Plans In-Person Commencements for Class of 2021, Class of 2020

In order to safely celebrate graduates, the university will host two sessions for undergraduates in the Class of 2021. Additional, separate ceremonies are planned for the Class of 2020 and doctoral students from both classes. 

Lehigh Breaks Ground on New College of Business Building

Formal ceremony marks college expansion and ushers in new era of teaching and learning.

Lehigh Alum Harrison Bailey Named PA Secondary Principal of the Year

Bailey ’99G was recognized for his exceptional leadership as principal of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa.

COH Appoints Christine Makosky Daley as First Department Chair

Daley will chair the Department of Community and Population Health.

Ethicist Arthur Caplan Addresses Ethical Challenges of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

‘It’s better to use the vaccine than to waste it,’ Caplan tells a virtual audience attending Lehigh’s Peter S. Hagerman ’61 Lecture in Ethics.

Erica Hoelscher Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff in College of Health

Hoelscher will help develop tenure and promotion guidelines for the college.

Lehigh’s College of Business to Expand Footprint

The expansion, originally scheduled to begin in 2020, was delayed due to COVID.

Lehigh to Host Top Data Journalists in Virtual Panel Discussion

Five veteran journalists to address the increasingly important role of data journalism in communicating important social issues to the public.

Lehigh Joins CEOs at Regional Summit to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

The virtual summit, coordinated by the Lehigh Valley Inter-Regional Networking & Connecting Consortium (LINC), was held Thursday.

Remembering Jerry King, Mathematician and Marathoner

King, who had a 45-year career at Lehigh, had a gift for explaining 'the beauty' of mathematics.

Lehigh Community Gathers Virtually to Reflect on Martin Luther King’s Teachings

Participants reflected on King’s book, published in 1967, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?’

Four Questions With Terry-Ann Jones, Director of the Africana Studies Program

The new director of the Africana Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences shares her vision for the program and her hopes for the future.

A New Partnership

A New Partnership

Alumni Involvement

Alumni Involvement

The Student Experience

Student Experience

Hatching LehighSiliconValley

Hatching LehighSiliconValley

Fostering an Entrepreneurial Mindset at LehighSiliconValley

Innovative program steeps Lehigh students in the ways of entrepreneurship.

'Doing Democracy'

Lehigh University Art Galleries puts democracy, in all its forms, on display.

A Gift of Japanese Porcelain

Robert G. Wheeler ’50 donates collection to Lehigh University Art Galleries to serve as teaching tool.

Lehigh Announces Partnership with Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

New agreement, signed Dec. 17, will facilitate academic and student exchanges.

Poets&Quants Names Liuba Belkin and Parveen Gupta to Top 50 List

Belkin and Gupta are recognized as top undergraduate business professors. 

Poets&Quants ‘Best and Brightest’

Poets&Quants news website recognizes four Lehigh students who stood out in the nation’s Class of 2020 for their academic excellence.

The Roads Best Traveled

Arthur C. Tauck Jr. ’53 ’79P is an innovator who changed the travel industry.

Q&A: Oliver Yao on Lehigh's MBA Programs

A conversation with Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Oliver Yao, the George N. Beckwith ’32 Professor in Decision and Technology Analytics (DATA).

Going Remote: A Pivot to Online Learning

Faculty moved with lightning speed when the pandemic hit.

Beam Signing for Health, Science & Technology Building Draws 4,400 Digital Signatures

A video of the beam being hoisted into place is shared during Lehigh’s Founder’s Day celebration Oct. 2.

Lehigh Virtually Celebrates Founder’s Day, Family Week

The university honors the legacy of founder Asa Packer in video tribute and virtual events.

Hire-a-Grad Initiative Helps Grad Students Land Jobs, Experience

Lehigh develops creative approach to COVID-19-related problem.

Remembering Clifton 'Tip' Mowrer: Dedicated Volunteer, Public Servant

‘Tip’ was the Bulletin’s Class of 1953 correspondent for 55 years

Dispatches: The Greatest Generation

Dawn MacAllister ’85 recaps poignant conversations she’s had with her father, Tom MacAllister ’43.

Students React to Online Learning

Lehigh students quickly transitioned to online learning, but many longed to be back on campus.

Spreading Cheer: Music, Face Mask Donations and Comics

Faculty, students, staff and alumni looked for ways to help their communities.

Making Lehigh an Antiracist University

George Floyd killing prompts activism, candid dialogue.


Letters to the Editor

Class of 2024 Begins to Arrive at Lehigh

Move-In has a different feel, as will many of Lehigh’s treasured traditions in Fall 2020.

Lehigh Leadership Discusses Fall Semester in Third ‘Community Conversations’

President John Simon noted that Lehigh has made significant investments in remote teaching and learning to ensure a rigorous academic experience.

COE Researchers Awarded $6 Million in IES Grants

The grants will support three separate education and special education projects.

What Happened to the Genomes—and the Fruit Flies?

Lehigh’s SEA-PHAGES lab and other labs began reopening in June to graduate students and research staff, as the state’s stay-at-home orders were eased.

Zoellner Artist-in-Residence Bakithi Kumalo Keeps the Music Playing

The 18 middle- and high-school students selected for Lehigh's Music Master Mentor Program were instructed in technique, rehearsal and performance skills, composition and songwriting.

Remembering Matthew A. Melone, Professor of Law in Lehigh’s College of Business

Melone, whose research ranged from tax policy to fantasy sports gambling, died July 7, 2020.

Nationally Recognized Biostatistician Thomas McAndrew Joins College of Health

McAndrew is among an elite team of biostatisticians advising public and population health professionals on epidemics and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indigenous Health Expert Christine Makosky Daley Joins the College of Health

Daley will serve as the co-director of a new Institute for Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Health Expert Sean M. Daley Joins the College of Health

Daley has worked with American Indians since 1995 in Arizona, Connecticut, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, and other other states.

Soaring Together: Celebrating the Women of Lehigh

The campus community begins a celebration of an institutional milestone with unique events, programs and projects.

Leading, Managing in the COVID-19 Era

Vistex Institute offers two new online courses to help leaders navigate in a virtual world.

The Impact of Immigrant Students’ Critical Consciousness on Higher-Education Outcomes

Germán A. Cadenas studies the link between the development of critical consciousness and Hispanic DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students’ intent to persist at public universities.

Sara Kangas Provides Insight into High Percentages of English Learners with Disabilities in Schools

Kangas examines through multiple studies how state and federal policies and structural issues in schools can be barriers to learning.

Confirmatory Bias in Health Decisions: The MMR Vaccine and Autism Controversy

Shin-Yi Chou and Ernest Lai investigate how conflicting information figures into health decisions.

Lehigh Holds Virtual Celebration for Class of 2020

The university confers degrees in emotional, online tribute to graduates.

Lehigh’s College of Education Awarded NSF Grant to Boost Students’ Geospatial Skills

Tom Hammond will help lead efforts in implementing hands-on, socio-environmental investigations for high school students in three regions of the United States.

COVID-19: The Impact on Supply Chains

A Q&A with Zach G. Zacharia, associate professor of supply chain management and director of the Center for Supply Chain Research at the College of Business.

Lehigh Provides 3D-Printed Face Shields to LVHN, Good Shepherd

The university has so far delivered nearly 500 face shields to help hospitals and medical centers in their fight against the coronavirus.

Going Remote: More Than 1,000 Classes Shift to Online

How did Lehigh do it? An interview with Greg Reihman, vice provost for Library and Technology Services.

The Founding of UMOJA House: An Oral History

Thirty years ago, the Umoja House opened its doors on the Lehigh campus, becoming both a community and a haven for underrepresented students of color. This is the story behind the black student activism that led to the Umoja House founding in the aftermath of one of Lehigh’s darkest days—and the university’s continuing efforts to make Lehigh a more inclusive place.

Alums Team Up to Develop New Patent-Pending Bike Lock

Dylan Cato '16 and Karen Shihadeh Schaufeld '83 '15P '17P are co-founders of Altor Locks.

Lehigh in Pop Culture

From The Simpsons to Ford v Ferrari, Lehigh and its alumni make a cultural splash.

Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent Offers 'A View from the Trenches'

Dent ’93G talks with the Bulletin about Washington, the politics of anger and the challenges for centrist problem-solvers

Robert A. Flowers Installed as Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Family, friends and members of the Lehigh community celebrate Flowers’ installation Thursday as the Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel Dean of the College.

Business Beyond Boundaries

A name change signals a new era of Lehigh’s College of Business. 

2019: Year in Review

Here’s a look back at the biggest Lehigh stories of the year.

Celebrating 30 Years of the Umoja House

Lehigh community gathers to recognize three decades of Umoja on campus. 

College of Business Hosts Financial Engineering Conference

The conference aimed to promote the exchange of ideas in data management, deep learning and other finance areas.

Lehigh Hosts Veterans at Luncheon

Event coincides with the 100-year anniversary celebration of ROTC at Lehigh.

Remembering Eric Varley: A Formidable Ally

Varley was a dedicated Lehigh faculty member for 46 years.

‘An Intellectual in the Best Sense’

Russell Y.T. Chou specialized in ceramics materials and processing

Preparing Principals

Preparing Principals

An Evolving Campus

Lehigh's Path to Prominence takes shape with the introduction of various new buildings on campus.

What Does Activism Mean to You?

MLK Justice Panel discusses the evolution of campus activism.

Umoja House Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Honor Walk, Block Party

The Lehigh community kicks off anniversary of Umoja House founding. More events planned.

Roger S. Penske Awarded Medal of Freedom

Penske, a member of Lehigh’s Class of 1959, built a car dealership into Penske Corporation and Team Penske.

Spotlight: Zach Day ’21

Day went to Sierra Leone as a Global Social Impact Fellow.

‘Being First Can Be Hard’

Five students in the College of Business inducted into the Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society.

Up Close: Ricky Kirshner ’82

Producer Ricky Kirshner ’82 holds 10 Emmy awards. His productions include the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Tony Awards, presidential inaugurals and a host of other major events.

Schwarzman Scholar Named

David Morency ’18 has begun his studies in China.

Save the Date: Financial Engineering Conference

Save the Date: Financial Engineering Conference

Startup Academy Celebrates its Second Graduating Class

Startup Academy Showcased on Nasdaq Tower in Times Square 

Tyler Shultz: ‘I Didn’t Plan on Being a Whistleblower’

The Theranos’ saga at heart of Lehigh’s third Peter S. Hagerman ’61 Lecture in Ethics.

Historic Chandler-Ullmann Hall Reopens After Extensive Renovation

Open house showcases new classrooms, faculty offices, study rooms and student zones.

Lehigh to Implement Residency Program for Aspiring School Leaders

The university receives state grant to help Allentown School District groom future principals.

SouthSide Commons Officially Opens

Ribbon-cutting ceremony signals milestone along Lehigh’s Path to Prominence.

Lehigh Students Assess Organizational Effectiveness at Nonprofits

Presentations cap semester-long project in ‘Managing and Leading People in Organizations.’

Parklet Pops Up on South Side Bethlehem

Lehigh’s Engineers Without Borders outreach committee and Karen Beck Pooley's Parklets team create parklet to help improve the urban experience.

Lehigh Ph.D. Graduates Honored at 2019 Hooding Ceremony

President John D. Simon urges doctoral candidates to ‘use your talents to the fullest.’

Women in Business Conference Focuses on Personal Branding, Inclusion

Lehigh alumni, experts offer career advice at student-run event at Iacocca Hall.

Jessica Condolo Hubsch ’18G Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

The College of Education graduate will assist with university-level English language education in Portugal and serve as a cultural ambassador for the United States.

Lehigh Students, Alumni Among Inductees into First-Generation Honor Society

The inaugural ceremony of Tri-Alpha Honor Society was held April 3 on campus.

Ricky Kirshner: 'Super' Producer

The Emmy winning Kirshner ’82 is the force behind the Super Bowl halftime show, the Tony Awards and other cultural phenomena.

Lehigh to Host ‘Future of Work’ Conference Thursday

Education, labor and industry leaders to converge at Lehigh as part of an around-the-globe centenary celebration of the International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency.

Ahmed Rahman Examines How Technology & Lower-Skilled Immigrant Workers Impact Wage Distributions

Study observes how the interactions between technological growth and specialization patterns between native and immigrant workers affect wages earned by native workers.

The Impacts of Gender Role Socialization on Health and Culture

Christopher Liang and Nicole L. Johnson explore how socialized gender roles can impact men’s and women’s health, contribute to rape culture and amplify cultural problems.

Updates on Health, Science and Technology Building and Other Projects

Lehigh’s ongoing implementation of its Path to Prominence plan can be seen in several projects, including SouthSide Commons and New Residential Houses.

The Tim Piazza Story: When Tragedy Brings Change

Evelyn and Jim Piazza, whose son Tim died as a result of hazing, meet with Lehigh students in effort to save lives.

Medical Amnesty PSA: For Students, by Students

Medical Amnesty PSA: For Students, by Students

Lehigh to Host FinTech Hackathon This Weekend

Lehigh FinTech Group brings intercollegiate hackathon to campus for the first time.

Alison McGrath Peirce Named New Executive Education Director of the Vistex Institute

Peirce joins Lehigh’s College of Business and Economics following successful career with Wharton Executive Education.

Posse Plus Retreat: ‘It’s OK to Have Different Ideas and Viewpoints’

Lehigh students, staff, faculty and administrators converge in the Poconos for a weekend-long retreat that explored 'The State of Our Union.'

Taking Aim at Gun Violence in Schools

BASD Superintendent Joseph Roy and psychologist Peter Langman sit down for a crucial conversation on school shooters.

Biz Quiz Answer

This Biz Quiz came courtesy of Marina Puzakova, associate professor of marketing.

Parents of Tim Piazza, Marquise Braham: What Can Students Do to Change Hazing Culture?

Parents who lost sons to hazing meet with Lehigh students to turn tragedy into progress.

Parents of Tim Piazza, Marquise Braham to Discuss Hazing Dangers Thursday

Jim and Evelyn Piazza and Rich Braham will meet with Lehigh students on ‘Turning Tragedy into Progress.’

Lehigh Student Named 2020 Schwarzman Scholar

David Morency ’18 will earn a master’s in global affairs in China as part of the program.

'Hatching' New Ideas

The Baker Institute’s Hatchery hosts Demo Day for its student entrepreneurs.

College of Business and Economics Revamps Core Curriculum

New courses put stronger emphasis on business analytics, business communications and leadership.

Lehigh College of Business and Economics Plans Expansion

Plans call for new three-story, 60-000-square-foot building as number of students and faculty increases.

George J. DuPaul Appointed Associate Dean for Research in College of Education

DuPaul will be responsible for improving the robust research profile of the College of Education.

Arctic Peat’s Impact

Zicheng Yu is the principal investigator as a research team studies the impact of Arctic Tundra peat expansion on climate change

Beckman Young Investigator Named

Beckman Young Investigator Named

Startup Academy Launches

Students hone entrepreneurial skills in Silicon Valley startups

An Evolving Campus

Photo gallery of the new SouthSide Commons and Chandler-Ullmann Hall renovations.

Art As Necessity

Tony-nominated choreographer Donald Byrd discusses art as a means to social change

College of Health Dean Search Under Way

Lehigh continues to move forward with plans for new College of Health.

William Glackens’ Painting is Latest Ambassador for Lehigh

LUAG loans out ‘Nude Dressing Hair’ for unique Glackens-Renoir art exhibit.

Using Virtual Reality to Diagnose Glaucoma

Using Virtual Reality to Diagnose Glaucoma

Winners: 2018 Leonard P. Pool Memorial Prize

Winners: 2018 Leonard P. Pool Memorial Prize

Nick Dykstra Ventures Forward

Nick Dykstra ’73 has followed career opportunities from New York to Washington and beyond.

Up Close: Suzanne Daugherty, CFO of PJM Interconnection

Suzanne Daugherty ’86 is the first woman, and longest serving, CFO at PJM Interconnection, which operates the high-voltage electric power system in all or parts of 13 states and Washington, D.C.



New Core Curriculum to Focus on Business Analytics and Communications

The new core curriculum in the College of Business and Economics emphasizes analytics and business communication.

‘When Business Meets Social’

College of Business and Economics and Center for Ethics host impact symposium.

Q&A: Samantha Dewalt on Lehigh's Startup Academy

A conversation with Samantha Dewalt, managing director of the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter.

College of Business and Economics Donates Barron’s Subscription to BASD

A college initiative is to share knowledge and expertise with the Bethlehem community.

Q & A with Dean William Gaudelli

The new dean of the College of Education talks about his priorities and the challenges facing today’s educators.

SouthSide Commons Takes Shape

New student living facility on track to open for 2019-2020 academic year.

Bigbelly Bins Help Lehigh to Cut Waste, Litter

Lehigh installs 25 additional ‘smart’ waste-and-recycling bins across campus in continuing efforts in sustainability.

Lehigh Convocation Opens 2018-2019 Academic Year

Professor Kashi Johnson encourages first-year students to ‘step outside that comfort zone.’

Students 'Hatch,' Test 21 Potential Business Ideas

Lehigh students in the Baker Institute’s inaugural summer Hatchery program showcase and celebrate their projects on Demo Day.

Startup Academy Celebrates its First Graduating Class

Summer program links Lehigh students and entrepreneurs.

Amazon's Beth Galetti is 'Thinking Big'

Beth Galetti ’93 oversees one of the largest workforces in the tech industry. Unafraid of new challenges, she’s also helping to launch a new health care venture.

Four Questions with Carly Fiorina

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina delivered Lehigh’s inaugural Peter S. Hagerman ’61 Lecture in Ethics. Her address on ‘Why Ethics and Respect Matter’ helped launch the new Center for Ethics.

A Footbridge, a New Way of Storytelling

Students of an art, architecture and design course and the journalism department work together on a pedestrian bridge project.

EXHIBITION: Pedro Meyer, Truth from Fiction

Lehigh University Art Galleries' new satellite exhibit opens at Fairchild-Martindale Library.

A Center for Ethics

New endeavor aims to advance the study and practice of ethics at Lehigh.

Unpicking the Secrets of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neuroscientist Daniel Babcock is using fruit fly research to pave the way to treatments for Parkinson’s and other diseases.

Lehigh Announces Partnership With Innova Schools of Peru

College of Education faculty will help train teachers for education network in Peru.

Real Food, Real Change

As Lehigh expands its efforts in sustainability, it makes a pledge to buy more of its food from local farms and humane sources.

Lehigh Doctoral Students Honored at 2018 Hooding Ceremony

The 75-minute ceremony was marked with cheers and lengthy applause.

Lehigh Breaks Ground for SouthSide Commons

University and city officials join in milestone moment as Lehigh breaks ground for new student living facility.

Lehigh Expo Showcases Students' Creativity

About 600 students from across disciplines put their work on display Thursday in four-hour expo in Building C on the Mountaintop campus. 

Sharing Ideas, Inspiring Change

The 2018 Symposium on Teaching and Learning focuses on innovative techniques for engaging and guiding students and for interacting with the community.

Symposium to Address China’s Role in Global Energy Landscape

The Lehigh Student Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics to co-host symposium with renowned experts from government, industry and academia.

Promoting Geospatial Learning

A Lehigh team, led by Alec Bodzin, develops an innovative geospatial curriculum to help build students’ STEM-related skills. 

The Give and Get of Business-to-Business Partnerships

David A. Griffith examines reciprocal value-sharing in manufacturer-retailer relationships.

Lehigh Team Wins Pittu Laungani Best Paper Award

College of Education team evaluates community health worker training program in Haiti.

Playing It Safe

Entrepreneur Jessie Garcia ’12 ’13G develops a device for recognizing potentially concussive hits in sports.

Four Questions with Kashi Johnson

Innovator Kashi Johnson’s 'Act Like You Know' hip-hop theatre course celebrates a decade of memorable acts with its 10th anniversary show at the Zoellner Arts Center in April. A

Carly Fiorina: On Leadership and Ethics

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 Republican presidential candidate delivers inaugural Peter S. Hagerman ‘61 Lecture in Ethics.

A History of Data Visualization

New exhibit in Linderman Library showcases historical charts, maps, graphs and other images that show the importance of data visualization.

Carly Fiorina To Deliver Lecture in Ethics Tuesday

As Lehigh launches its Center for Ethics, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO comes to campus to address “Why Ethics and Respect Matter.”

‘Queer in Africa’ Conference Cancelled

Scholars, activists and community organizers to shed light on human rights issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community in Africa.

The Complexity of Being Human

Artist-in-Residence Karyn Olivier builds a wall inside the LUAG Main Gallery. 

Lehigh Prepares to Break Ground on SouthSide Commons

The new residential facility will provide housing for more than 420 students.

Using Virtual Reality to Diagnose Glaucoma

IBE students develop product that utilizes virtual reality technology to administer a field test that would screen for glaucoma.

Campus Architectural Details

Campus Architectural Details

A Campus for Tomorrow: Reinforcing Lehigh's Historic Core, Supporting Growth

Through a series of ambitious infrastructure projects, Lehigh aims to encourage creativity and collaboration. 

From Bethlehem to Broadway With The Great Comet

For Gelsey Bell ’04, art is an essential part of living. 

Creative Bike Racks for the South Side

Three winning creations of the Lehigh University Design Collective are among seven new functional yet highly artistic bike racks installed over the summer in South Side Bethlehem.

Lehigh Moves Forward on Proposed Health College

Provost Patrick V. Farrell updates university community at Town Hall meetings.

Lehigh Student Wins Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Klaudia Jazwinska ’18 is the first Lehigh student to win the award in 40 years.

Lehigh Signs Real Food Campus Commitment

The university pledges to buy at least 20 percent of its food from sustainable sources by 2020.

New Hires

Several assistant professors and professors of practice have joined the College faculty.


Launched in 2017, ilLUminate has three platforms—online posts, podcasts and an Executive Edge video series—that offer thoughtful perspectives from the college’s faculty, alumni and students on complex issues and questions related to business.

On Campus

IEX CEO Brad Katsuyama, the subject of Michael Lewis’ best-seller Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, brought his “David among Goliaths” story to Baker Hall and detailed his efforts to restore balance and trust to the stock market.

Bridge West, UC Projects Progress to Design Phase

Lehigh’s Board of Trustees approves next step in two ‘Path to Prominence’ projects.

Investing in the Future

Lehigh’s Chief Investment Officer Kristin Agatone helps students manage about $420,000 in investment funds.

A Green Campaign

Lehigh’s Marketing Club and Fusion create an advertising campaign  for the United Nations to boost employees' sustainability efforts.

Tackling Head Injuries

An IBE team is helping to develop and market a device for recognizing concussive hits in football.


Poets&Quants for Undergrads names two Lehigh students among the ‘Best and Brightest’ business majors in the nation’s Class of 2017.

Improving Organizational and Team Effectiveness

Students assess organizational behavior in the real world.

A Bold Move West

Lehigh expands opportunities for students, faculty and alumni with new West Coast initiatives.

Under the Sea

Can a virtual encounter with a whale help to enhance the writing fluency of students with special needs?

Fear of Fractions?

A Model Drawing Strategy holds promise in helping students with learning disabilities learn math.

Tackling Autism

Lehigh to open new clinic to help children with autism gain language and social skills.

Privacy and Security in the Era of Big Data

College of Business and Economics focuses on data privacy and security issues at its annual impact symposium.

Lehigh Convocation Opens Academic Year

President John D. Simon urges members of the Class of 2021 to ‘speak up, speak out, question things’ in this challenging time in the nation’s history.

Lehigh Partners with Posse Foundation to Help Underserved Students in Accessing the University

The university will offer full scholarships to a ‘posse’ of 10 students from the Bay Area each academic year.

Off Road Riding

Lehigh revives its Baja SAE team.

Commencement by the Numbers

Commencement by the Numbers

Lehigh Alumni Startup Named to Forbes’ Finest

Lehigh Alumni Startup Named to Forbes’ Finest

Service ROTC Graduates

Seven Cadets from Lehigh, DeSales and Kutztown universities were commissioned into the U.S. Army as 2nd Lieutenants at the 98th Commissioning ceremony.

A Focus on Health

Committee identifies six potential themes for Lehigh's college of health.

A Mural Rises

Denton Burrows ’11 takes to the road with his art

Four Questions with John Esposito

Religion scholar John L. Esposito, an expert on Islam, delivered the 2017 Baccalaureate address. He is founding director of the Alaweed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.

Baseball Field Named

Lehigh’s baseball field has a new name—the J. David Walker Field at Legacy Park.

Reflections from Two Alumni Leaders

Two alumni leaders reflection on Lehigh

Artistic Bike Racks Installed on South Side

The community arts project includes three designs by Lehigh students.

Lehigh, City of Bethlehem Continue Blight Fight

Lehigh University is collaborating with the City of Bethlehem and other partners to rehab blighted properties into manufacturing space for startups.

Balancing Success and Happiness

Women in Business student group hosts third annual conference that aims to inspire students as they prepare to launch their careers. 

Sir Ken Robinson: 'The Real Principle that Governs Human Ability is Diversity'

Creativity expert delivers COE’s Distinguished Lecture Series on ‘Revolutionizing Education.'

Open Forums Held on Proposed Health College
Planning committee unveils six proposed themes under consideration.
Creativity Expert Sir Ken Robinson to speak on 'Revolutionizing Education'

Author and TED talk contributor will be at Lehigh as part of COE’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

CBE Professor Ranks 12th Worldwide in Scholarly Contributions to Real Estate

S. McKay Price was named in Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) rankings for 2012-2016.

Empowering Parents to Support Child Language Development

Parents are essential in child language development, says Brook Sawyer. Her work on Parents Plus: Language Coach helps strengthen parents' abilities to help their children.

Boosting the Literacy Development of Preschoolers

Robin Hojnoski develops measures to screen preschoolers’ literacy skills and give teachers tools to boost support. 

Reducing Drug Use and Disease on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Julia Lechuga is working with community groups at the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border to reduce risky behaviors among drug users and curtail the spread of infectious diseases.

Lehigh Hosts Summit on Inclusive Excellence

PwC Chairman Tim Ryan delivers message on the importance of diversity and inclusion.

COE Celebrates Legacy of Prof. Edward Shapiro

Day-long conference focuses on Shapiro’s contributions to school psychology.

IEX CEO Brad Katsuyama Speaks at Lehigh

Subject of ‘Flash Boys’ talks about ‘speed bumps’ and restoring balance to the stock market.

Pa.'s Superintendent of the Year

Joseph J. Roy '09 Ph.d. is Pa.'s Superintendent of the Year.

Remembering Professor Kenneth Tarby

Ken 'The Hammer' Tarby was at home with thermodynamics and with Johnny Carson.

Daughter of Charleston Church Shooting Victim Speaks at Lehigh

The Rev. Sharon Washington Risher addresses the process of forgiveness in MLK talk.

Biz Quiz Answer

Here's the answer to the Biz Quiz 2016.

Can Virtual Reality Improve Learning?

Proposed COE pilot study would examine whether virtual reality can enhance students’ writing fluency.

Comic Con Night at Rathbone

'Avenger’s Jello' and other aptly named dishes were served.

Restoring Asa’s Portrait

The portrait was given to lehigh in 1961.

Safety, Immigration Issues Discussed at International Student Forum

Lehigh administrators and faculty offer international students guidance and support in aftermath of tense presidential campaign season. 

The Rivalry Earns an Historical Marker

The Lehigh-Lafayette rivalry game was played for the 152nd time Saturday, Nov. 19. Lehigh won, 45-21.

Faces of Lehigh

Faces of Lehigh

Education Leaders Assess a Trump Presidency

Lehigh University School Study Council hosts ‘Politics and Possibilities’ event.

Q & A: David E. Welsh

A conversation with David E. Welsh, executive director of Lehigh University Executive Education.

Students Tackle Real-World Projects

Six teams compete in 2016 Collins Family Real Estate Competition.

Impact Symposium Focuses on Earnings Issues

Who has the right to decide how much someone gets paid?

Finding a New Path

Two marketing graduates follow their passions and pursue creative fields.

Spotlight: Brandon Bok '16

A President's Scholar, he was among three students selected to speak at 2016 Honors Convocation.

Accounting or Aristotle?

At Aspen Ideas Festival, Dean Georgette Chapman Phillips joins fellow educators in addressing the need for a holistic education.

Studying Abroad

Olya Voronetskaya '17 soaks ‘everything up' in London.

Women in Business Conference Aims to Inspire Students

The second annual conference was held in the Spring 2016 semester.

Developing Geospatial Literacy

Lehigh receives $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for Strategies Project.

On Getting Paid

The College of Business and Economics hosts a symposium on salary issues.

Developing Counselors' Skills in Shanghai

A professor of Counseling Psychology at Lehigh and a doctoral student team up to provide workshops in Shanghai for practicing counseling psychology professionals.

Alum moves up on Fortune’s ‘most powerful women’ list

Cathy Engelbert ’86 moves up six places, to No. 15.

Summer at the Summit

Lehigh’s innovative Mountaintop program challenges students to take intellectual risks. 


The National Center for Education Statistics released data on English language learners for school year 2013-2014.

Around the World

In a world that has become more connected, Lehigh faculty have become an integral part of the international dialogue.

Parents Plus: Language Coach

Researchers are developing an online tool to educate parents of preschool children with language impairments about techniques to promote their children's language skills.

In Retrospect: Geoffrey Canada

Educator Geoffrey Canada, who rose to national prominence as the head of the Harlem Children's Zone, speaks on the "Promise of Charter Schools."

Reducing Problem Behaviors

Lee Kern, director of the Center for Promoting Research to Practice and professor of Special Education, received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to adapt Tier 2 behavior interventions for elementary school children. 

Shapiro Honored

Prestigious national award given to lifelong educator for his contributions to the training of school psychologists.

A Labor of the Heart

The Lehigh University-Caring for Cambodia partnership takes an innovative approach to sustainable education.

A Century of Education

The College of Education publishes100 Years of Excellence.

Speaking My Language

In an increasingly diverse society, schools are challenged with providing all students with an effective education. Here's what they can do.

Collins Family Real Estate Competition focuses on South Side projects

Six teams examine the feasibility of developers' proposals for office, housing and retail buildings in South Side Bethlehem. 

Lehigh faculty address country’s race divisions

In interviews and research, faculty look for a way forward.

A Very Special Alumni Weekend

A Very Special Alumni Weekend

$3.1M for Education

Researchers in the College of Education have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to develop programs and monitoring tools to help preschool and elementary school children in language, behavior and literacy.

COE researchers awarded $3.1 million in education grants

The Institute of Education Sciences grants will be used for language, behavior and literacy initiatives.

Lehigh Alum has Role in 'Roots' Retelling

Sedale Threatt Jr. ’08 says he feels fortunate to have role in historical production.

Reaching New Heights

Entrepreneur Sanjay Shah ’89G has a passion for technology and solving problems.

Ph.D. grads urged to ‘make a difference’

More than 100 graduates recognized in Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

‘100 years of excellence’

Lehigh’s College of Education celebrates its remarkable history and looks to the future.

Message to Campus on Results of Water Testing

Dr. Barb Plohocki, director of Environmental Health and Safety, issues message on results of water testing.

Caring for Cambodia

An alum and his wife help set the standard for education in a country once torn by genocide.

World Café: A few big ideas for Lehigh

Brainstorming sessions among faculty and staff explore ways to best invest $250 million in funding.

Building your personal brand

Successful Lehigh alums share strategies for the workforce at Women in Business conference.

Lehigh alum’s grandfather portrayed in 'Bridge of Spies'

Jim Donovan’s namesake was lawyer and master negotiator. 

A Tireless Effort

Joe Kender ’87, ’93G steps down after eight years as Lehigh’s Vice President of Advancement

Making Art More Accessible

Students in Lehigh's 3D Design Foundations classes join with Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) to make art more accessible to those with vision loss and other disabilities.

Miscellany: This Little Piggy

Lehigh alum Perry Smith '87 and his family rescue a piglet, and the story goes viral. 


A Lehigh professor helps develop a low-cost, user-friendly way to protect credit card information from theft.

Toy Stories

Lehigh proves fertile ground for new crop of toy inventors.

Signs of Renaissance

Lehigh to be anchor tenant in new South Side development

'A Powerful Opportunity'

Africana Studies program awarded $500,000 NEH challenge grant that will be used to create endowment to expand public humanities initiatives

In the Spotlight: Marty Baron

The Oscar-winning film Spotlight, which chronicles The Boston Globe’s 2002 investigation into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of clergy sex abuse, has put journalist Marty Baron ’76, ’76G, ’14H in the spotlight himself. 

Professor recognized for contributions to training of school psychologists

Prof. Edward S. Shapiro receives prestigious national award—and standing ovation.

CBE to launch new one-year MBA program

Full-time program is geared toward career changers and career enhancers.

Understanding Risk

An IBE team examines the feasibility of a company’s expansion into Latin America. 

CBE names new executive education director

David E. Welsh brings more than 18 years of professional experience to the role.

Alum rescues piglet, story goes viral

Perry Smith ’87 and his family found the piglet during January’s historic snow storm.

Lehigh to host screening of Oscar-nominated film ‘Spotlight’ Feb. 18

Conversation to follow with alum Marty Baron, editor of The Boston Globe during its probe of Catholic Church’s cover-up of clergy sex abuse.

A Climb for Justice

Activist Bree Newsome says her decision to take down Confederate flag was ‘deeply personal.’ 

Biz Quiz Answer

We tested your business knowledge in the inaugural issue of Lehigh Business.

Africana Studies program awarded prestigious NEH challenge grant

NEH award will be used to create endowment to expand public humanities initiatives.

2015: Year in Review

Lehigh University takes a look back at the biggest stories of the year.

‘What do the holidays mean to you?’

A middle-schooler creates winning image for College of Business and Economics’ holiday card. 

Welcome to the South Side

Public art project conceived by Lehigh students.

New Police Station

Lehigh University Police Department to move headquarters to Packer Avenue.

Martindale Center: New Director Named

Economics Prof. Todd Watkins was named executive director of the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise.

Nostalgia: Celebrating 150 years

Lehigh's iconic images featured on buttons for the Sesquicentennial.

Helping orphaned youths in Rwanda

A Lehigh team helps Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village evaluate its programs for youths orphaned during or after 1994 genocide.

‘Are we prepared to experiment?’

Geoffrey Canada, in an appearance at Lehigh, touts education reform. 

'All of humanity has been attacked'

Lehigh students hold candlelight vigil in tribute to victims of terrorist attacks around the world.

Seven take ROTC oath

A moving ROTC and Veterans Day ceremony was held Wednesday at Lehigh. 

CBE alumni inspire students during WSC Financial Services Forum

CBE alumni inspire students during WSC Financial Services Forum

Managing a Diverse Workplace

College of Business and Economics hosts impact symposium to foster dialogue on workplace diversity.

Spotlight: Women in Business Club

A career conference and cookie conference are among club’s efforts.

Q&A: Georgette Chapman Phillips

A conversation with Georgette Chapman Phillips, dean of the College of Business and Economics

Smarter Basketball

Glenn DuPaul ’14 is using his analytical skills to help the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.


The new M2, the Master of Science in Management program, welcomes its inaugural class.

BIZ Quiz: Test Your Business Knowledge

We’ll test your business knowledge in each issue of Lehigh Business.

Martindale Center Names New Executive Director

Economics professor Todd A. Watkins succeeds Rich Aronson, who retired.

Faces of Lehigh

Faces of Lehigh

Spotlights M2 StudentsMaster of Science in Management Program
The Color of the Medium is the MessageAn assistant professor of marketing examines how colors impact perception.
Lehigh congratulates the PhD Project

Organization founded by the KPMG Foundation is recognized as a “Bright Spot.” 

Lehigh to host screening Thursday of ‘My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes’

Lehigh alum and trustee Joseph R. Perella ’64 ’06H is the documentary’s executive producer.

‘Take equity more seriously,’ Finnish educator says

Pasi Sahlberg delivers the College of Education’s inaugural John Stoops lecture.

Around the World

In a world that has becoming more connected, Lehigh faculty have become an integral part of the international dialogue surrounding education—particularly in regions where educational reform is undergoing intense scrutiny.

In Retrospect: Michael George

An update on the Centennial School


Recently released data from the National Center for Education Statistics

Fostering A Secure Attachment

A Lehigh University professor is challenging long-held beliefs about how mothers can best connect with their infants.

Teacher Tenure: Vergara v. State of California

On Aug. 27, 2014, a trial court in California issued a decision that invalidated three statutory employment protections for public school teachers as violations of the state constitution.

Arts Education in Public Schools

When public schools face financial challenges, arts and music programs often are the first casualties. Do distressed schools have much of an option? What's the effect on education?

Tracking Time

Innovative study aims to track how principals use their time and how that might correlate with student achievement.

Lehigh’s College of Education celebrates key anniversaries

The College kicks off its observances Thursday with the inaugural John Stoops lecture series.

Making A Case for Public Education

Education activist Diane Ravitch, in an appearance at Lehigh, argues that public schools must be saved for a future generation of children.

School Reform: Is There Common Ground?

Education reform advocate Geoffrey Canada will address “The Promise of Charter Schools” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Baker Hall.

Early Development Initiative

Faculty combines expertise to develop evidence-based strategies.

Time to Collaborate

As Lehigh University celebrates its Sesquicentennial during this 2015-16 academic year, the College of Education also marks two key anniversaries—100 years of education at Lehigh and 50 years of education as a College.

Farrington Square dedicated

Campus Square renamed in honor of former Lehigh president, Greg Farrington, and his wife, Jean.

Managing a diverse workforce

CBE hosts impact symposium to foster dialogue on workplace diversity.

Reproductive justice activist to speak at Lehigh

Loretta Ross will discuss "Reproductive Justice in the 21st Century.”

CBE launches college-to-career program

The new M2, the Masters of Science in Management Program, welcomes its inaugural class. 

Taking risks, showing vision

Teams of Lehigh education leadership students propose innovative schools to promote learning. 

Martindale Center names new executive director

Todd A. Watkins talks about his vision for the Martindale Center, which he calls ‘one of Lehigh’s gems.’ 

Schematic: Global dispersion of carbon dioxide

An Introductory Global CO2 Model was published in July.

Nostalgia: Reunions

Loyal alumni return to South Mountain to reunite with classmates.

Exhibition: el otro lado del alma

Obscure rituals, sacred objects and secret societies inhabited the exhibition el otro lado del alma: Syncretisms in Contemporary Cuban Photography

Reality Re-examined
Assistant philosophy professor investigates the branch of philosophy that studies existence
Fall Sports Preview

The Lehigh teams, student-athletes and events worth watching in 2015-16.

‘They Want to Get a Ring’

Lehigh football coach Andy Coen says the Mountain Hawks are poised to bounce back in 2015.

Putting Lehigh in Focus

Chester Toye '17 captures students' images as part of a public art project.

The Game Changer

Cathy Engelbert '86 helped Lehigh clinch its first East Coast Conference women's basketball title. Now as CEO of Deloitte LLP, she's making history as the first woman to head a U.S. professional services firm.

A Walk on the South Side

Lehigh grad student aims to improve walkability, and perceptions, on Bethlehem’s South Side

Four Questions with Bill Moyers, Legendary Journalist

Journalist Bill Moyers addresses politics, Selma  and global  warming

Gearing up for the 150th

Tim Hyland reflects on the latest edition of the Lehigh Bulletin

C. Bryan Cloyd named the Joseph R. Perella and Amy M. Perella Chair
Former Professor of Accounting at Virginia Polytechnic Institute joins Lehigh’s business faculty.
'We believe in you'

A counseling psychologist helps inner-city youth develop strategies to succeed.

On moral courage

Historian Eric Foner sits down for a Q&A during visit to Lehigh.

Let It Flow

Anthony Brichta ’04, ’05G has opened the first distillery in Allentown since Prohibition. 

Historian Eric Foner delivers baccalaureate address

Lehigh graduates are urged to keep alive ‘respect for the life of the mind.’

Women in Business — Georgette Phillips

Georgette Phillips was appointed dean of the College of Business and Economics in July 2014. In this article, she answers 10 questions for Charlotte Clarke, Financial Times reporter. 

Commentary: Ravitch lecture flawed

An assistant professor of Educational Leadership challenges Diane Ravitch’s arguments against education reform. 

Lehigh CBE grads among top earners

PayScale studied the best “return on investment” over 20 years.

Acting Pa. Education Secretary Pedro Rivera visits campus
Gov. Wolf’s nominee meets with Lehigh education faculty and area superintendents.
CBE community celebrates excellence

College of Business and Economics honors students for academic achievement and faculty for contributions to student success.

'The time is now,' Bill Moyers urges a fight for democracy

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers bemoaned 'a failure of nerve' in hour-long talk that opened and closed with standing ovations.

Growing global expertise

Lehigh showcases its business curriculum at national symposium.

Talk by legendary journalist Bill Moyers rescheduled to April 7

Award-winning broadcast journalist to speak on threats to democracy.

‘Be your own best advocate’

Inaugural Women in Business conference solicits advice from successful alums.

The Power of Constancy

Four engineers and an economist seek to harness the abounding energy of the ocean's waves.



Honorary degree recipients named

Five people will receive honorary degrees at commencement exercises on Monday, May 18.

Linderman named a ‘most amazing’ library

College Rank puts library high on its top 50 list of most amazing college libraries.

Engineering, education and MBA program among nation’s best

The U.S. News and World Report releases its Graduate School Rankings.

Berman Center to host London symposium

The Jewish Studies program expands its reach under a new director.

EXHIBITION: Lou Stoumen: The War Years

Lou Stoumen’s war years photos were among the black-and-white images recently displayed in The Gallery at Rauch Business Center.

Lehigh announces tuition increase for upcoming academic year

The 3 percent increase is expected to be among the lowest at colleges and universities across the country.

College Fed Challenge opens doors for Lehigh senior
Mac McGuire ’15 credits team competition with helping him land job at J.P. Morgan.
Wireless Mobile Healthcare—and More

Mooi Choo Chuah, a versatile pioneer, is named an IEEE Fellow

A Weekend Unlike Any Other

Rivalry 150 proved to be an amazing occasion for the Lehigh community

The Facebook Effect

A researcher and former journalist studies the influence of social media on politics and news consumption

Profile: Justin Pacchioli ’15

Lehigh baseball star Justin Pacchioli ’15 is one of the region’s top pro prospects

Our Next President

John Simon has distinguished himself in academia with his world-class research, his thoughtful leadership and, perhaps most tellingly, his willingness to put the interests of others above his own.

Grand Slam at Goodman

New playing fields and stands will enhance the Goodman campus for players and fans

Welcoming a Thoughtful, Distinguished Leader to Lehigh

A message from Interim President Kevin L. Clayton ’84, ’13P

Honors:Three drafted into MLL

Lehigh men’s lacrosse seniors Matt Poillon, Dan Taylor and Lukas Mikelinich have been selected in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft

Four Questions with Peter Costa

Peter Costa, director of Lehigh's Health Advancement & Prevention Strategies Office, was recently recruited by the CDC to help in the national response to the Ebola scare.

Seeking Clarity on Concussions
Lehigh student-athletes take part in clinical studies to help develop technology for diagnosing concussions
Getting to Know John D. Simon

A letter from the editor, Tim Hyland

50 Days, 3,200 Miles, 6 Flat Tires and No Limits

Lehigh graduate completes cross-country bike trip to support organization for hearing-impaired children

‘Looking is not seeing’

Through photography, lacrosse star Carli Sukonik ’15 finds unexpected inspiration

‘A Lehigh Legend’

University community mourns the passing of Robert E. Zoellner '54

Alum to be first female CEO of ‘Big 4’ firm

Catherine Engelbert ‘86 makes history with her election as Deloitte’s next chief executive officer. 

A Case for Public Education

A Case for Public Education

Malcolm X’s world 50 Years later

Scholars to reappraise race, religion and revolution today. 

Advanced analytics, smarter basketball

An alum parlays his skills into a job with NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.

A partnership for better mental health

The student-staffed Community Voices Clinic provides free counseling services to South Bethlehem residents.

Learning to fly

IBE students explore rotary flight and the fundamentals of business

'A Lehigh Legend'

The Zoellner Arts Center is testament to Zoellner’s deep commitment to Lehigh University. 

2014: Year in Review

Lehigh University takes a look back at the biggest stories of the year.

A new U.S. ambassador to India

Richard Verma ’90 is top U.S. diplomat in world's largest democracy.

Celebrating Rich Aronson

The Martindale Center director and legendary economics professor has taught more students than any other professor in Lehigh’s history. 

Lehigh finance program ranked top in nation

College Factual recognizes CBE in its ranking of top U.S. schools for a major in finance.

Engineer honored for clean water efforts

Arup SenGupta is cited by the National Academy of Inventors for technologies.

Wireless mobile healthcare—and more

Mooi Choo Chuah, a versatile pioneer, is named an IEEE Fellow.

CDC taps Lehigh expert for Ebola response

Director of Health Advancement & Prevention Strategies Peter Costa will devote two days a week to national effort.

'Shop with a Cop' highlights season of giving
Lehigh University police officers joined local schoolchildren on a shopping trip to Walmart.
Lehigh marketing program ranked among best in nation
College Factual’s ranking of '10 top U.S. schools for a major in marketing' recognized Lehigh's CBE marketing major as No. 6 in the nation .
Nominate colleagues for Lehigh University Awards

Lehigh University Awards are given out once a year at annual Lehigh Faculty and Staff Appreciation Dinner.

Long-Standing Faculty Join Dean’s Office

Jackie Krasas fills new position as associate dean for interdisciplinary programs. Cameron Wesson becomes associate dean for undergraduate programs

Psychology: Implicit Stereotypes

Psychologist Gordon Moskowitz is studying whether stereotypes influence physicians' thinking and behavior 

Biological Sciences: Pools of Pupfish

Murray Itzkowitz is a leading voice in the conservation of the endangered Leon Springs pupfish

Religion Studies: The Letter of Aristeas

Benjamin Wright studied 23 Greek manuscripts that purport to tell the story of Aristeas

Anthropology: Small receives Fulbright

Archaeologist David Small is the recipient of a Core Fulbright Scholar award to teach and conduct research at the University of Crete in Rethymnon in Greece

Chemistry: The architecture of electron transfers

Robert Flowers investigates compounds that can be used to carry out electron transfer reactions to produce free radicals

History: Lenape Country

Jean Soderlund's research focuses on the relationship between the Lenape Indians and Dutch, Swedish and British settlers

Earth and Environmental Sciences: Meltzer Named Inaugural Trembley Chair

Anne Meltzer has been named the first holder of the Francis J. Trembley Chair in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Journalism: Politics and Facebook

Jayeon Lee examines social media’s effects on millenials’ perceptions and attitudes in political communication and the interpretation of news

Art: Found Objects

Found object art has led Susan Kart to reconsider the history of sculpture

English: Metamorphoses

Barbara Pavlock explores issues central to the poetics of the Roman poet Ovid

In Search of a Better Catalyst

Undergraduate chemistry student is making use of prominent fellowship to study fluorine

Music: The Warfield Core-tet

An international collaboration of leading jazz musicians will culminate in a 2015 tour

Modern Languages and Literatures: Birth of Ancient China

Constance Cook helps examine the topic of miraculous births of ancestral founders

An Arts and Sciences Approach to Leadership

This issue of the magazine explores the topic of leadership and the impact of CAS students, faculty, and alumni

Theatre: Rhinoceros

Designer Erica Hoelscher teamed with the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium theatre to develop costumes and scenery for a production of Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros

Family at the Center of Success

Amy Shotmeyer ’05 credits family with successful career

Giving America’s Youth a Voice

Lehigh University environmental policy design graduate student Dan Coviello ’13 ’15G is revolutionizing youth engagement at the United Nations  

Antique Modernists

Matt Berman ’94 and Andrew Kotchen ’94 run an architectural firm that specializes in historic visions 

Flawless Imperfections
Volkmar Dierolf is leading the way in research that studies materials related to light sources
Creating Communications That Count

Clare DeNicola ’85 has a passion for creating effective communications and helping her clients grow their businesses 

Forging the Lehigh Valley

Lehigh’s Community Fellows program draws on a legacy of bridge building to shape tomorrow’s leaders.

Scholars examine the humanities
The department of religion studies hosts a two-day conference.
'Price We Pay' talks to focus on cost of bias

MLK Committee presents two lectures Wednesday as part of its series to celebrate the life and legacy of the slain civil rights activist.

COE hosts mobile teaching summit

iPhones, iPads and Kindle are changing how students learn.

Rehearsing for Carnegie Hall

Lehigh University Choral Arts will perform at the prestigious concert venue during The Rivalry 150 weekend.

Beat Lafayette – On a Web App

Lehigh students are developing four games that pit the university against rival Lafayette.

Exhibition: Broward County

Michael A. Smith was commissioned by Broward County, Florida, in 1989 to document its residents and their surroundings.

SCHEMATIC: Explaining Geothermal / CO2 recycling

Lehigh’s Energy Research Center is helping to develop and test methods of using carbon dioxide from oil- and coal-fired power plants to enhance the extraction of geothermal energy from underground aquifers and rock formations. 

AI Expert Tapped by National Science Foundation

Hector Muñoz-Avila will head the NSF's Robust Intelligence Cluster,

Spooky Rhino Masks

Designer Erica Hoelscher helped make costumes and scenery for a production of Eugene Ionesco’s play Rhinoceros.

Four Questions With Drew Endy, Stanford Bioengineer

Drew Endy returned to Lehigh in September as a Howard Hughes Visiting Scholar.

More Than a Game

A letter from the editor of The Bulletin

New Light on the Lenapes

The relationships among the Lenape Indians and colonists are at the core of new book

Malcolm X: 50 Years Later

Scholars to explore race, religion and revolution in today’s world 

Restoring Senegal's Past

'Found Objects' examines the work of Moustapha Dimé

Through a New Lens

My evolving view of a great university

Versatile Van Streepen

Jade Van Streepen’s success, both on the court and off, is pushing Lehigh volleyball forward

Bringing the World to Williams Hall

The Herbert A. Roemmele ’53 Global Commons will be a two-story atrium with a main floor and mezzanine.

PROFILE: Mason Beckman ’15
Academic All-American Mason Beckman ’15 on his goals for the season to come and the unique challenges of wrestling.
Lehigh Takes Manhattan

Rivalry Weekend will be the biggest gathering ever of Lehigh alumni.

What We Stand For

The Enduring Value of Lehigh’s Vision for College Athletics

Mountaintop in Motion

Students take risks and find success as the Mountaintop initiative surges forward

Michael in the Middle
Michael Smerconish '84 is doing his part — on radio, on television, and in print — to change the tenor of American political discourse.
The Keys to Success

Private equity expert D. Brooks Zug ’67 was keynote speaker in the Donald M. Gruhn ’49 Distinguished Finance Speaker Series Oct. 21. 

Two former Lehigh trustees conferred Emeritus Status

Former Lehigh trustees Ralph Albert Thomas ’76, ‘77G, ‘16P and Peter Bennett ’63, ‘93P were conferred Emeritus status.

Lehigh welcomes top-ranked Success Academy students

Providing early exposure to college gets the next generation thinking about their academic futures.

The Rivalry of Rivalries

Yes, it’s been played more than any other rivalry game in the country. But to hear Lehigh football alums tell it, that’s not the only reason why ‘The Rivalry’ stands out above the rest. 

A changing landscape for the study of religion

A two-day conference will examine the future of an academic field.

LUAG curator honored

Ricardo Viera awarded Latino Lifetime Achievement Award. 


A look at teachers union membership over 30 years.

School Reform: Is There Common Ground?

When President Barack Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 into law, it was the first time in 30 years that nutrition standards had been improved for the school meals program.

Helping Students with Behavioral Disorders

Researchers are assessing data to determine what interventions work best for students with severe behavioral problems. 

ABCs, 123s – and Geometry

Professor works with preschool teachers to implement strategies to increase mathematical focus in learning centers. 

Around the World

Lehigh faculty are integral to the international dialogue surrounding education. Here is a look at their global initiatives.

A 'SafeStart' for Children

A Mountaintop team aims to help caseworkers forge ties with troubled families to gauge county services and help children thrive.

Founder’s Day celebrates Packer’s vision, 'giving back'

Annual event honors founder’s legacy, university leaders and accomplished scholars.

Book Review

New book looks at role of school leaders in diverse student populations.

The Buzz

Lehigh's new apiary sits alongside the College of Education's Organic Education Garden.

Giving Kids a Head Start

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a 'war on poverty' with initiatives that came to include Head Start.

State of the Union

In the battle over public education, reformers and teachers unions stand on opposing sides. Are unions getting in the way of much needed school reform? Or are reformers seeking to privatize education?

A 'smart' way to track time

Pilot project aimed to measure how school principals spend each day.

School Reform Debate

Obscured by the rancor of the school reform debate is this fact: Socio-economic status is the most relevant determinant of student success in school.

Healthy School Lunches

When President Barack Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 into law, it was the first time in 30 years that nutrition standards had been improved for the school meals program.

A Youthful Legacy

Jerry Bidlack made music “a part of their lives.”

Educational Technology

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson called apps-plus-handheld-devices "a watershed moment in civilization." The most powerful tools ever imagined, he said, "are in the hand of essentially everyone." Scott Garrigan, professor of practice of Teaching, Learning, and Technology at Lehigh, explains how technology is empowering students.

'Unmatched Fortitude'

A new book follows the fortunes of the freed slaves who returned to Africa from Brazil

The Reach of Research

ducation in America is at a crossroads. Lehigh's commitment to innovative research and focus on applying research to practice allow College of Education faculty to help shape education and mental-health policy across the nation and beyond.

A Joy for Learning

Alex “Dr. O” Ostapenko took the most pride in his students’ successes.”