Striving for Sustainability
As Lehigh unfolds its bold, new sustainability plan, we highlight six alumni who are doing their part for a more sustainable planet.
Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students.
The experiential, integrative learning experience will continue for the Fall 2021 semester, with students starting their studies in Wyoming and New Mexico.
Ganesh Balasubramanian applies computational modeling and predictive engineering to understand the mechanical properties of multi-principal element alloys.
Eckardt Scholar Raihan Alam ’23 created and launched the Douglass Dialogues Club, a group dedicated to addressing tough sociocultural and political issues through honest conversations, while taking classes from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I wanted a place where anyone who wanted to talk about important issues [could] just do that. The only thing that we preselect for is passionate, intellectual curiosity,” said Alam, who named the club after abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
Through the Food1st not-for-profit started by Marc Holliday ’88, chairman and CEO of SL Green, over 630,000 meals have been prepared throughout New York City to feed first responders, medical personnel, elderly and families impacted by the pandemic. The vision, he said, was to partner with restaurants “to provide meals to those who need them, safely provide food workers with a paycheck, and restore vitality and energy to the city we love.”
Elsa Reichmanis, professor and Carl Robert Anderson Chair in chemical engineering, has been recognized as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a highly prestigious honor celebrating her accomplishments as an academic inventor. NAI notes that Reichmanis “demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.”
Works from the Lehigh University Art Galleries extend outside to include more than 50 outdoor sculptures across Lehigh’s three campuses.
As part of their Mountaintop project, undergraduate students research stormwater and flood mitigation strategies this summer on Lehigh’s Goodman campus.
Students enjoyed free online and in-person fitness classes, including yoga, all semester.
Construction on Lehigh’s Health, Science & Technology building continues over summer.
Lehigh names Joseph J. Helble ’82, current Provost at Dartmouth, as 15th President.
The annual Diner En Blanc student event included virtual and in-person entertainment.
Incoming students from the Class of 2025 are welcomed to campus over summer break to explore Lehigh and connect with fellow students.
Spring is a magical time at Lehigh as flowers bloom across our beautiful hillside campus.
The College of Business breaks ground on a 74,000-square-foot building across from the Rauch Business Center.
In-person admissions tours resumed this summer for students interested in visiting and learning more about what Lehigh has to offer.
Lehigh's Flex MBA program, with its unique team-taught core curriculum, is No. 10 in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings
The College of Health is the first institution in the world to offer undergraduate, graduate and executive degrees and certificates in population health with a focus on health innovation and technology.
Department of Theatre students created an interactive, online production for virtual audience members.
Lehigh University is celebrating its 50th anniversary of undergraduate women’s first year on campus.
A $2.5 million gift, made by Charles Marcon, establishes a research institute dedicated to social justice.
Members of the graduate student outdoor club enjoyed a local kayaking outing.
At residential dining locations, students have the option to take home food in a reusable eco-container to eat sustainably while on the go.
The newly opened Singleton, Hitch and Maida houses boast a fitness center, a dance studio, a coffee house and multiple study lounges.
The Institute for Indigenous Studies aims to improve the health of Native American communities worldwide.