When Lehigh Beat Duke
How teamwork, togetherness and selflessness helped the 2011-2012 Mountain Hawks pull one of the greatest upsets in the history of March Madness.
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This is Lehigh
Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students.
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.
From the classroom to the community, here on campus and around the world, Lehigh students, faculty and alumni are working to enact positive change.
Professor Marcos Pires and his team discovered a way to get bacteria to tag themselves for destruction, stimulating the immune system to do the dirty work usually left to antibiotics. When a slight modification unexpectedly worked, a potential new application for their research emerged. Pires emphasizes with his students the importance of keeping an open mind. “If you have the idea in your head that it’s going to be a certain way, you can miss something that can be more interesting,” he says.
Viktoriia Brezheniuk ’15G, a native of Ukraine, stepped out of her comfort zone in the United States and was driven to make a difference. Brezheniuk, who received a master’s degree in comparative and international education, served as a Lehigh United Nations Youth Representative for several NGOs and accompanied the Ukrainian Mission during the 69th session of the General Assembly of the UN.
Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum ’13 led Lehigh’s upset win over Duke in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and was the first Lehigh player to be selected in the NBA draft. McCollum, who studied journalism at Lehigh, has said that he hopes to become a broadcast journalist after his career in the NBA. Through C.J.’s Press Pass, McCollum provides season-long internships to aspiring journalists in Portland high schools.
Packard Laboratory, which opened in 1930, is home to the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.
At the Baker Institute, student entrepreneurs turn their innovations into new companies.
Even after 150 years, the first day of classes still feels special for everyone in the Lehigh family.
Lehigh provides an ever-expanding range of dining options, including gluten-free, vegetarian, kosher and international cuisine.
For nearly 30 years, the International Bazaar has celebrated diversity at Lehigh.
As part of the annual Spirit Week, student teams decorate beds and drag race them down Memorial Walk.
The Marching 97, Lehigh’s beloved marching band, entertains Mountain Hawk fans on football Saturdays.
Lehigh provides distinctive research experiences to both graduate and undergraduate students. Each year, over 1,000 undergraduates work side-by-side with our distinguished faculty.
Student design agency Fusion Studio connects the varied elements of campus life using string theory.
The wide variety of study spaces on campus matches the creativity of the students who use them.
With a network of over 80,000 living alumni, the Lehigh family continues to grow every year.
The LeaderShape program is one of many programs at Lehigh that challenge students to explore identity development and inclusive leadership during their time on campus.
Lehigh offers alcohol-free social options, community engagement opportunities and cultural events.
Lehigh marked its 150th anniversary by celebrating the university's past, present and promising future.
Lehigh’s wrestling program, one of the nation’s oldest, has produced 27 National Champions and 145 All-Americans.
Lehigh is the sixth university in the world recognized as a nongovernmental organization by the United Nations.
Recently featured in Architectural Digest, the beautiful Linderman Library, one of three libraries at Lehigh, was built in 1878.
Lehigh students take advantage of more than 250 study-abroad programs in more than 80 countries each year, such as a recent four-week archeological expedition in Scotland.
In the Additive Manufacturing Lab, students from many disciplines use the latest 3D printing technology to turn visions into reality.
Lehigh's Mountaintop program creates a unique and vibrant interdisciplinary learning environment in which students pursue answers to open-ended questions.