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A New Mathematical Model Streamlines Hospital OR Scheduling

2017-12-29 15:00:00

Lehigh ISE researchers say the proactive algorithm could cut costs by almost 10 percent.

Ken Kodama Delivers Bullard Lecture at AGU Conference

2017-12-28 16:00:00

Lehigh geophysicist discusses the significance of magnetism in sedimentary rock deposits.

Q&A: Henri Barkey on Turkey's 'Fake News' Campaign Against Him

2017-12-07 17:00:00

Professor Barkey was among those falsely accused of plotting a coup in Turkey in July 2016.

Q&A: Chad Kautzer on Gun Culture

2017-11-28 15:45:00

Philosophy faculty member discusses guns on campus and his current book project Good Guys with Guns: Whiteness, Masculinity, and the New Politics of Sovereignty.

Students, Faculty Take Top Prizes at MS&T17

2017-11-20 16:30:00

Ph.D. student Kevin Anderson wins “Best of Show” at international gathering of materials scientists.

Engineering Professor Yaling Liu Named ASME Fellow

2017-11-15 20:00:00

His projects include the creation of tools that aid in early cancer detection.

Data Analytics Shines Light on Ceramic Processing

2017-11-13 18:15:00

A new technique, which can be generalized, sharpens correlation of input and output variables.

A White-Box Testing Model For Deep Learning Systems

2017-11-08 20:30:00

Lehigh artificial intelligence expert co-creates first automated white box testing model to shine light into the black box of deep learning systems like self-driving cars.

An Armenian Peace Prescription

2017-11-02 15:45:00

A scholar urges Armenia to normalize relations with its neighbors.

Lehigh Engineers Win International Honor for Inmate Assignment Model

2017-10-24 17:45:00

The new technology, which received INFORMS’ Wagner Prize, has already saved Pennsylvania millions of dollars.

Fear of Fractions?

2017-10-09 19:30:00

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

Study: Domestic Violence Disproportionately Affects Remarried Women

2017-10-05 18:00:00

Sothy Eng's research focuses on women in Cambodia but has ramifications for women worldwide.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Deepwater Corals to Restore the Gulf of Mexico

2017-07-24 17:30:00

Lehigh University researcher Santiago Herrera studies connectivity patterns in habitat-forming corals in the Gulf of Mexico, key to restoring marine ecosystems damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Data X Symposium Examines the Impact of Digital Information

2017-05-12 15:00:00

The interdisciplinary symposium featured research in marketing, communication and computer science.

Lehigh Hosts First Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Symposium

2017-04-24 14:45:00

Day-long interdisciplinary symposium features presentations by Lehigh faculty and several guest speakers.

Civilizing Blame

2017-03-01 20:00:00

New psychology research finds that society can civilize punishment by learning a perpetrator's unfortunate history.

Nanoscale Structures Lead to More Efficient Solid-State Lighting

2017-01-03 16:00:00

Researchers at Lehigh, Sandia overcome key obstacle to photon formation.

Study: Academic Culture Drives Women out of STEM Majors

2016-11-03 17:30:00

New study co-authored by assistant professor of sociology focuses on STEM retention and attrition among college women.

Summer at the Summit

2016-09-16 16:15:00

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

Stronger structures from the ground up

2016-09-15 14:00:00

A sea sponge enzyme could provide greener, firmer soil foundations.

Lee Kern named director of Center for Promoting Research to Practice

2016-08-02 17:15:00

The center's mission is to generate knowledge that impacts the lives of those with, or at risk for, disabilities.

Exhausted? After-Hours Emails May Be To Blame

2016-07-27 13:45:00

Study suggests workplace technologies may hurt the very employees they were designed to help.

COE researchers awarded $3.1 million in education grants

2016-06-03 14:00:00

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

Another Mountaintop summer

2016-05-24 19:45:00

Students and mentors return to Bays C2 and C3 for the Mountaintop initiative’s fourth summer.

Graduate students bring research to Alumni Weekend

2016-05-18 15:30:00

The Lehigh GRaD Experience invites visitors to learn and play.  

A celebration of community-engaged learning and research

2016-05-04 13:45:00

Lehigh’s Center for Community Engagement hosts its first symposium.

The Economics of Obesity

2016-04-05 13:15:00

With obesity rates on the rise, Chad Meyerhoefer examines the medical costs of a nationwide epidemic and how the U.S. might address it.

Impact of the JOBS Act

2016-04-01 20:00:00

The JOBS Act of 2012 was supposed to help make it easier for early-stage companies to go public. Years later, Kathleen Hanley questions whether the Act may have unintended consequences for capital formation.

Casting and Capturing Shadows

2016-03-30 20:00:00

Contemporary architectural practice often employs computer-generated algorithms to generate form. Anthony Viscardi engages shadows to do the same by asking the simple question, "If an object can cast a shadow, can a shadow cast an object?"

A Requiem by and for Children

2016-03-21 20:15:00

Steven Sametz’s ‘A Child’s Requiem’ honors the children and adults killed during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

Engage & Interact

2016-03-17 13:15:00

Lehigh’s Africana Studies program has been awarded a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Uncharted Territory

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Martin Harmer's research could fundamentally transform basic understanding of thermal processes, leading to revolutionary advances in the performance and applications of materials. The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded Harmer a $1 million grant to discover and study the mechanisms that govern anti-thermal processes that appear to reverse nature.

Actions Speak Louder than Words

2016-03-16 20:00:00

In her new book, Nandini Deo explores the inner dynamics of both the women's movement in India and the Hindu nationalist movement to illustrate the key elements of effective social mobilization.

A Focused Attack on Cancer Cells

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Conventional chemotherapy attacks both good and bad cells. Damien Thévenin develops a system to deliver anti-cancer drugs exclusively to cancer cells based on the relative acidity of their environments.

Quantum Dots by Nature

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Quantum dots are used in transistors, solar cells, LEDs, lasers and medical imaging. Current industrial production processes are time-consuming and environmentally unfriendly. Three Lehigh researchers have found a better, more natural approach.

Encouraging Maternal Attachment

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Susan Woodhouse examines maternal behavior and infant response to forge a path to more effective interventions for racially diverse and low-income families.

A More Resilient Civil Infrastructure

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Researchers in Lehigh's ATLSS Center work to fortify structures against natural disasters, protecting life and property.

The Changing Face of Marriage in Mali

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Polygyny, a seemingly outdated vestige of rural life, has evolved into an institution compatible with modern living in urban Mali. Bruce Whitehouse examines how marriage is understood and practiced in West Africa—and the potential consequences of its changing meaning.

Beyond 'Blanket Truths'

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Corinne Post strives to better understand the circumstances in which women thrive as leaders—and what makes them more successful than men.

A Heart-healthy Laser

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Chao Zhou has received a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to continue his work exploring the use of light as a possible alternative stimulator for artificial pacemakers.

An Enigma in Mongolia

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Seismologist Anne Meltzer and an international team of researchers study the Hangay region of Mongolia in an effort to gain better understanding of the generation of large earthquakes.

How Does ADHD Challenge Students?

2016-03-16 20:00:00

George DuPaul conducts three separate studies that span students' educational stages from preschool through college.

'The Most Human Experience'

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Kashi Johnson leads students on a transformative journey of self-discovery via hip-hop theatre, empowering them to find their voice and speak their truth.

The Art of Paleo-Engineering

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Brandon Krick inspires new engineering techniques with a 3-D wear model developed for a study of Triceratops teeth.

To Lead or Not to Lead?

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Naomi Rothman says emotional ambivalence, often read as indecision, can help leaders make better decisions. The problem? It may also make them look weak—and cost them their influence­.

A New Vision for Glass

2016-03-16 20:00:00

A personal challenge from a respected colleague set Himanshu Jain in search of ways to put glass to use in important and innovative applications. His work has placed the material at the forefront of the budding field of biomedicine.

An Ecofeminist Perspective on Health

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century, according to the 2015 UCL-Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change. Kelly Austin examines its impact on women's health.

'Can we Trust the Systems?'

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Unfortunately, the answer is: sometimes yes, but sometimes no. At Lehigh, researchers across numerous disciplines are working to thwart hackers and data thieves, with the ultimate goal of creating a world of trustworthy computing.

The Search for Other Worlds

2016-03-16 20:00:00

An 'extremely little telescope' produces big results in Joshua Pepper's search for extrasolar planets—and the possibility that some of them might actually resemble our own.

A Scholar's Critical Playlist

2016-03-16 20:00:00

From hip-hop to mass incarceration, James Peterson seeks to spark meaningful discussion about diversity among a wider audience.

Moving Youth Toward Success

2016-03-16 20:00:00

Lee Kern works with a team of researchers to learn how to best help students experiencing mental health and behavioral disorders.

A Global Collaboration

2016-03-16 20:00:00

The Institute for Metal Forming's new name honors the Loewy Family Foundation, whose generous support has allowed it to foster collaborative research on an international scale.

Lehigh hosts Science and Engineering Fair

2016-03-14 19:00:00

Students from 19 schools show their projects and have them judged.  

Building relationships, breaking stereotypes

2016-02-29 20:30:00

A project strengthens the preschool experience of dual language learners. 

Chickadee study forecasts effects of climate change on biodiversity

2015-12-16 17:15:00

Lehigh study predicts drastic shift for southern species.

When is female leadership an advantage?

2015-11-03 14:45:00

An associate professor of management examines the effect of women as team leaders.

Researchers explore influences on auditor decision-making

2015-10-19 13:45:00

An assistant professor of accounting and two co-authors win Best Paper Award for research into how accounting standards influence auditor decision-making. 

A remarkable performance for a momentous occasion

2015-10-15 19:00:00

An inspired Mountaintop project illuminates a Founder’s Day tradition. 

Diving into data

2015-09-11 19:45:00

A Mountaintop team explores national datasets to answer questions about early childhood development.

Student entrepreneurs support communities through hip hop

2015-08-21 18:45:00

A Mountaintop project allows students to explore a combination of entrepreneurship, software ventures and hip hop music.

The unifying power of story

2015-08-17 17:30:00

A Mountaintop team learns about South Bethlehem and its residents through a storytelling project.  

Mapping our nation's bias

2015-08-12 18:45:00

A Mountaintop team explores the relationship between geographic location and racial bias.

From doubter to advocate

2015-07-27 15:30:00

Professor Murray Itzkowitz discusses his second Mountaintop mentorship experience.

Building geometric knowledge

2015-07-24 15:00:00

A Mountaintop team works across disciplines to develop a research-based app for children.

‘A rare, strong differentiator’

2015-07-09 16:45:00

Far from South Mountain, Penn Scott ’13 leverages his Mountaintop experience.

From Mountaintop to Mars

2015-06-30 20:30:00

A Mountaintop team attempts to design a greenhouse to sustain future travelers to Mars.

Better buildings for Senegal

2015-06-15 14:00:00

A Mountaintop team works to advance the environmental performance of West African homes.

Paleo-engineering: Study reveals complexity of triceratops' teeth

2015-06-05 17:00:00

Its teeth could slice through dense material, giving the dinosaur a more varied diet than modern-day reptiles.

Betrayed by the Geico Gecko

2015-06-04 15:00:00

Consumers more sensitive to price changes for ‘human-like’ brands. 

Discovering creativity atop South Mountain

2015-06-03 20:30:00

A Mountaintop team develops a collection of arts-based resources for homework club tutors. 

Cultivating Big Ideas at Mountaintop

2015-05-20 14:15:00

Students and mentors move in for a third summer of exploration and discovery.

Streamlining the conversion of natural gas

2015-04-22 13:45:00

Researchers understand a critical catalytic reaction at the molecular level.

From biomass to useful products

2015-03-31 14:00:00

A new catalyst streamlines the processing of cellulose into chemical building blocks.

Melodrama and the social imagination

2015-03-11 13:45:00

A new book analyzes the works of five key Latin-American writers.

Fighting the cost of obesity

2015-03-11 13:30:00

An economist's research puts a dollar amount on the medical costs of BMI and diabetes status.

Frangopol elected VP of Engineering Mechanics Institute

2015-02-26 16:00:00

The Khan Chair is also the co-editor of four books published in 2014.

Climate models, carbon and cows

2015-02-25 14:45:00

An assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences explores the regional consequences of climate change.

Financial crisis raises large Russian question mark

2015-02-18 19:15:00

Sanctions and falling oil prices could erode Putin’s support, says professor.

Making the invisible visible

2015-02-17 21:45:00

A Nobel laureate shares insights from his journey as a scientist.

Accelerating the push for epilepsy medications

2015-01-28 18:30:00

An electrical engineer wins an NIH grant to streamline the process of drug discovery.

A bridge to the past

2015-01-07 17:30:00

Maxwell Lay '64 Ph.D., a versatile Australian, is also fascinated with steel-making and highway engineering. 

A technology transfer success

2015-01-07 17:15:00

Six research teams receive awards through a new NSF entrepreneurship program.

Celebrating Rich Aronson

2014-12-23 15:30:00

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

Automation for greater software security

2014-12-17 22:00:00

Computer scientists design an interactive scheme with multiple layers.

Helping sulfur reach its potential

2014-12-11 20:00:00

A chemical engineer seeks to enhance fertilizers and boost food production.

A strategy for making more potent drugs

2014-12-05 18:45:00

With NIH support, a Ph.D. alumna seeks to improve the fluorination of organic molecules.

Bringing Africa to Lehigh

2014-12-02 19:45:00

At a roundtable discussion, professors discuss research projects and student opportunities.

Grad student’s water startup wins U.S.-India grant

2014-11-25 20:00:00

A cross-country bike trip clarified an engineer’s aspirations.

Sizing up the market for a breathing device

2014-11-18 21:30:00

Engineers seek to commercialize patented technology.

Taking aim at acid gases

2014-11-06 18:45:00

Lehigh and six other institutions receive competitive grant from DOE.

Two perspectives on life-and-death decisions

2014-11-06 16:15:00

A philosopher and a religion scholar discuss their new book.

Riding the waves

2014-10-16 19:45:00

Researchers tap ocean energy while exciting high-schoolers about science.

From soils to storms to reforestation in Costa Rica

2014-10-09 19:15:00

Undergraduates present their summer projects at a research symposium.

A 'smart' way to track time

2014-10-09 14:15:00

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

Listening beyond one's horizons

2014-09-13 00:00:00

At home and abroad, Dean Donald Hall seeks harmony and tolerance.

Helping Mexico go green

2014-09-12 00:00:00

Scientists seek to use recycled carbon dioxide to boost geothermal power production.

The ISIS jihad: A very, very serious crisis

2014-08-29 00:00:00

Henri Barkey discusses Iraq, Syria, Turkey and the Kurds.

'A culture of excellence’

2014-08-29 00:00:00

Students reflect on the Mountaintop 2014 experience.