Kurt Pfitzer

Editor and Writer Emeritus (Retired January 2018)
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-3017
kap4@lehigh.edu

Kurt Pfitzer is associate editor of the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin and one of the editors of the Lehigh’s news websites.

Pfitzer joined Lehigh’s staff in 1986 after working as a news reporter for several newspapers, including the Tucson Citizen, the Doylestown (Pa.) Daily Intelligencer and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s in piano performance from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. He is also organist for St. Isidore’s Roman Catholic Church in Quakertown, Pa.


Newly found world has a ‘year’ only 1.5 days long—and may even have a tail like a comet.

Corina Fitzgerald ’17 explores a Chinese Nobel laureate’s strong women characters.

Lehigh hosts a conference to promote studying abroad.

Senior projects showcase the growing impact of electrical and computer engineering.

The ceremony also featured student remarks about individual faiths. 

Professional society recognizes his outstanding achievements and contributions.

A “Thank a Donor Dinner” opens a succession of doors for an engineer-musician.

A professor of history, Scott was the first director of Africana Studies at Lehigh.

Tesia Chciuk receives a singular national honor for graduate students.

Lehigh’s Engineers Without Borders collaborate with the village of Cebadilla.

By day, Bill Whitney, manages presidents. By night, he fires up singers.

Lehigh economists examine impact of a single polluter on downwind residents.

South Korean ambassador says Pyongyang has violated every agreement it signed.

Four hundred and forty-four days—the number and the countdown were inscribed on the national consciousness by Walter Cronkite when Iranian students seized the American embassy in 1979 and held its employees captive. 

The U.S. and India, says former ambassador Richard Verma ’90, are forging a special relationship.

Thomas E. Schaefer ’53 was a “source of hope” during the 1979-81 Iranian hostage crisis.

Discovery comes amid efforts to phase out a toxic mercury-containing catalyst.

Computers can copy composition styles, says Tom Collins, but may be better equipped to enhance human creativity.

Judith Lasker writes what the New York Times calls a "best-practices manual" for short-term volunteer trips, a growing phenomenon that has sparked both support and criticism.

China’s jailed dissidents, says Teng Biao, represent their country’s true future.