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Lehigh University will hold its first annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium on Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in STEPS 101.Robin Dillon, William Wilson Selfridge Professor and Chair of Philosophy, says the symposium’s goal is to raise awareness throughout the Lehigh community that ethical...
Best selling author and scholar Michael Eric Dyson will deliver the keynote address at Lehigh University’s Malcolm X Conference, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Zoellner Arts Center's Baker Hall.Dyson, who twice received the NAACP Image Award, has been named one of the 150 most powerful African...
College of Arts and Sciences Awarded Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant Lehigh University’s College of Arts and Sciences will integrate emerging digital media with community engagement thanks to an $800,000, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Mellon grant supports Engaging...
The Letter of Aristeas, which was written by a Hellenistic Jew in the mid second century BCE, is an elaborate legendary tale about the translation into Greek of the five books of Moses, the reasons for it, and the circumstances surrounding it. The story provides the basis for the name by which the...
Vega String QuartetPaul Salerni, professor of music and National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, premiered a new composition in November when the Vega String Quartet performed “String Quartet 1.5” at Emory University.Commissioned by the Emory Chamber Music...
Social media has dramatically altered the communication landscape, offering new frameworks for individual expression.  The millennial generation, 18-29 year olds, have never known a world without the Internet. Political candidates have become aware of the important role social media plays in...
Five years ago, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China received a donation of nearly 2,500 bamboo strips. The strips probably originated from the illegal excavation of a tomb, and the donor had purchased them at a Hong Kong market. Tsinghua researchers carbon-dated the materials to around 305 BC,...
Archaeologist David Small, professor of anthropology in the department of sociology and anthropology, is the recipient of a Core Fulbright Scholar award to teach and conduct research at the University of Crete in Rethymnon, Greece for the 2015 spring term.   Small, who is also a member of the...
The Leon Springs pupfish is struggling to survive and for the past 14 years, this endangered species has been at the top of Murray Itzkowitz’s conservation efforts.This two-inch creature is found in only one or two very small isolated desert springs near the Big Bend region of west Texas and has...
Anne Meltzer, professor of earth and environmental sciences, has been named the first holder of the Francis J. Trembley Chair in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lehigh University.As a seismologist, Meltzer studies earthquakes and the structure of the earth through naturally and artificially...
Now 40 years old, hip hop has evolved from being a local art form found on the streets of New York’s South Bronx to an international phenomena shaping a generation. The art form has created new paths in fields such as art, fashion and music, and for Monica R. Miller the intersection where religion...
Natalya Surmachevska ’14G examines the impact of glaucoma in GhanaLast summer graduate student Natalya Surmachevska traveled from the Ghanaian city of Kumasi to a small village near the border of the Ivory Coast. The remote village was located near a refugee camp established after post-election...
Almost 150 people turned out in protest last fall when the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a hearing on a 48,000-square-foot waste-to-energy plant that the city of Allentown is proposing to build next to its wastewater treatment plant along the Little Lehigh Creek.According...
Global interests help Theresa Mejia become global citizen One of the advantages of a liberal arts education is the ability to find innovative paths and change course with new interests. Maria Theresa Mejia thought she would find a perfect fit as an environmental science major when she arrived at...

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