News and Spotlights

In her latest book, Mary Foltz examines the ways several postmodern authors produce scatological works to critique how humans treat each other and the natural world.
Ignatius, a novelist and longtime Washington Post columnist, delivers virtual 2021 Kenner Lecture.
King, who had a 45-year career at Lehigh, had a gift for explaining 'the beauty' of mathematics.
The gift from Kenneth R. Woodcock ’65 will preserve LUAG’s teaching collection and enhance art education.
Broadway shows, live concerts, the movie industry — all are impacted by the sting of the pandemic, and artists are finding alternate ways of keeping the performing arts alive. Lehigh’s Mustard and Cheese (M&C) Drama Society, the second oldest drama club in the nation founded in 1884, is not...
Ware was recognized for her contributions to understanding ribosomes and for outstanding initiatives in undergraduate science education.
James McIntosh, professor emeritus of sociology, passed away peacefully November 11 at age 84 in his Bethlehem home surrounded by his loving family. Ziad Munson, associate professor of sociology and chair of the department of sociology and anthropology, noted that McIntosh’s research and his...
An experimental approach reveals a Butters prophage uses a two-component system to block entry of some phages, but not others, from attacking a strain of mycobacteria related to infection-causing strains.
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.

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