News and Spotlights

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.
Following a national search, Mark Fitzgerald Wilson has been named Executive Director of Zoellner Arts Center, effective July 31, 2020.   Robert Flowers, Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said the committee was impressed with Wilson’s reputation as an artist,...
New essay collection edited by Dawn Keetley explores how the film ‘Get Out’ revolutionizes the horror tradition while unmasking the politics of race in the early 21st century United States.
Terry-Ann Jones, a scholar whose work focuses on international and domestic migration, has been named the next director of the Africana studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University. She will officially assume this role on August 15, succeeding Jennifer Swann, professor...
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is has announced that Anna Thomas, a mathematics and computer science dual major, has been selected for its highly competitive Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (SRE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT...
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has just recognized the work of not one, but two, Lehigh faculty members. Patrick Connolly and Roslyn Weiss, both faculty in the department of philosophy, have been awarded Summer Stipend grants from the NEH, marking the first time in 60 years that...
Travis Martinez ’21 is honored for his scenic design work for the Lehigh production of ‘Smart People.’ 
LUAG’s former longtime director, who passed away April 1, is remembered for his passion for the arts and his lifetime of contributions to Lehigh.
Petch Chueluecha ’21 uses his mathematical prowess to score high in the prestigious annual college competition.
Students and professors are creating comics as they deal with the current pandemic.
Current research by mathematician Lei Wu aims to develop novel mathematical methods to quantitatively characterize multi-scale models. 
Art songs involve four elements: composer, poet, singer, and accompanist. Seems elemental, yet it was with some trepidation that Lehigh University music professor and composer Paul Salerni has boldly created a series of concerts featuring art songs.
The student-run newspaper has published its print edition continuously since 1894.
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
  As an undergraduate psychology major at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Laura Wolter read papers written by Lucy Napper, an assistant professor in Lehigh’s department of psychology, whose research examines how parents communicate with their college-aged children about alcohol...

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