June 8-11, 2023

Reunion Weekend

Summary

Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and make plans now to join the celebration! Registration opens in March 2023.

Reunion celebration outside Zoellner Arts Center
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Mountain Talks

Supporting Gender Equity at Lehigh and Beyond with the Center for Gender Equity

The Center for Gender Equity at Lehigh is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this month.

It began in 1991 with the establishment of the Women’s Center and was renamed the Center for Gender Equity in 2017. The center provides faculty, staff, students, and alumni with the tools needed to build a gender equitable and socially just world.

Rita Jones, center director; Michelina Beaumont ’22, current student assistant; and Tainairy Ortiz ’19 share some small steps anyone can take to support gender equity. Jones discussed the mission and teachings of the center, while Beaumont and Ortiz provide examples of how they apply the skills they learned to their everyday life as students and alumni.

We are pleased to feature this event during Soaring Together: A Celebration of Lehigh Women and 50 years of coeducation at Lehigh.

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Engineering Orthopaedic Care with Hannah Dailey ’02 ’06G ’08 Ph.D.

Join Hannah Dailey ’02 ’06G ’08 Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, to learn more about how engineers can impact orthopaedic care.

Hannah's team at Lehigh is currently using mechanical engineering simulation techniques to measure bone healing in patients who have had leg fractures. The goal of this work is to diagnose problems with bone healing earlier, so orthopaedic surgeons will know which patients might benefit most from interventions to get them back on their feet sooner. They are also studying the effects of comorbidities like cigarette smoking on bone healing and are developing precision analytics that could change the design of future clinical trials. Dailey received an NSF CAREER award in 2020 for her research.

In addition to her work at Lehigh, Dailey is also an entrepreneur, cofounder, and CSO of a start-up orthopaedic device company based in Ireland.

We are pleased to feature this event during Soaring Together: A Celebration of Lehigh Women and 50 years of coeducation at Lehigh.

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Immigration History with Emily Pope-Obeda

Emily Pope-Obeda, assistant professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences discusses the history of immigration policy, with an emphasis on exclusion, deportation, and border policy.

Throughout its history, the United States has been defined and redefined through immigration, but it has also been shaped by persistent efforts to restrict those allowed to remain in the country — often around lines of race, class, religion, gender and sexuality, political ideology, and foreign relations. This conversation will briefly cover some of the major historical developments in immigration policy since the late 19th century and explore some of the ways these policies have impacted different groups, been debated, and shaped our contemporary immigration landscape.

We are pleased to feature this event during Soaring Together: A Celebration of Lehigh Women and 50 years of coeducation at Lehigh.

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LGBTQ Community Archives Project with Mary Foltz

To kick-start Pride Month, the Lehigh Alumni Pride Association presented a Mountain Talk to discuss the important role small, local communities play in activism with Mary Foltz.

Mary Foltz, associate professor of English and director of the South Side Initiative, was recently awarded a Scholars and Society Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to collaborate with regional LGBTQ organizations to build their archival collections and produce lectures, academic articles, and social media programming.

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