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What’s Happening? May 2017

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Hello Summer! We have only 3 weeks left in the Spring Semester and although things are winding down across campus there are still several events you should schedule time to attend. Monday, May 1 at 5:30 – Lehigh Review Release Party This year’s edition showcases yet again the amazing work that our undergraduates are doing through their studies at Lehigh–in both research and original art. To help celebrate our contributors work, we are hosting a release […]

What Nourishes Us?: Summer Reading 2016

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“Reading to me was fundamental, as fundamental as food.”  –Bich Minh Nyugen, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner As in the past two years, Lehigh’s Summer Reading Program for the Class of 2020 is centered around a theme; for 2016, it’s Food: What Nourishes Us? The books that have been chosen–Mark Schatzker’s The Dorito Effect, and Bich Minh Nguyen’s Stealing Buddha’s Dinner—juxtapose two very different approaches to junk food, nutrition, nourishment, culture and food identity. The books also serve as a gateway for broader theme-related conversations […]

Summer Reading & the First-Year English Classroom

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Laura: Every year, the incoming first-year students have a book to read in preparation for discussion groups and related activities, all intended to create a shared experience to immediately bring the students together and make them feel part of Lehigh. These books are chosen by the Summer Reading Committee, which meets several times every Spring to read and discuss prospective texts. We start out with dozens of books, mostly selected by Allison Ragon, the Assistant […]