Mountain Talks


Upcoming Mountain Talks


February 28, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST 
Erica Hoelscher, professor and chair of Lehigh University's Department of Theatre will discuss her passion for costume design and the importance of the arts at Lehigh.  Registration opens soon!



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Cross Cultural Competency
Monica R. Miller, associate professor of religion and Africana studies and director of women, gender, and sexuality studies discusses why understanding your own identity is important to gaining cultural competency.
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Cyber Security: The Fifth Domain of Warfare
Tom Gillis '15P '17P '19P, CEO of successful start up Bracket Computing, discusses some interesting history about the rise and motivations behind cyber attacks, how his company's innovative solution is working to prevent them, and what you can do to protect yourself. 
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Investing for Impact: A Look Inside Lehigh's Endowment 
Learn about the university's long-term goals to maintain our financial foundation for generations to come, with Chief Investment Officer, Kristin Agatone, and Vice President of Finance and Administration, Patricia Johnson.
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Why the Government Mandate is Essential for Healthcare Markets
Professor of Economics, Chad Meyerhoefer, explains.
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The Importance of Expressing Gratitude in Business
Associate Professor of Management, Liuba Belkin, discusses her new research findings that suggest a simple 'thank you' provides economic gains and more honesty in business exchanges.
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Advancing Human Health in the Bioengineering Department 
Professor and Founding Chair, Anand Jagota, discusses the formation of the department, its projects, faculty and future.
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Building the STEM Pipeline; Leadership and Innovation through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program at Lehigh

Professors and Co-Directors Vassie Ware and Neal Simon discuss Lehigh's innovative approach to retaining underrepresented students in STEM fields.
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Hoping to Help with Judith Lasker
N.E.H. distinguished professor or sociology and author of Hoping to Help: The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering, explains how to avoid causing harm to communities in need when you only mean to help.
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Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Eric P.S. Baumer
Could you quit Facebook for 99 days? Professor Baumer discusses his research on "technology non-use" and if our use of social media might be considered an addiction.
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Astronomer and Assistant Professor of Physics, Joshua Pepper
Professor Pepper discusses his discovery of a new giant gas planet, KELT-11b, dubbed the 'Styrofoam Planet', found using a telescope that he built.
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No One Is Coming to Save Us with Stephanie Powell Watts
Watts, associate professor of English and author of the hit book, No One Is Coming to Save Us, discuss her writing process, her inspiration, and answers questions about the book.

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Social Entrepreneurship with Carrie Rich '07
Carrie Rich '07, CEO of The Global Good Fund , discusses what social entrepreneurship is and how her social enterprise, The Global Good Fund, supports young global innovators who are trying to make the world a better place through business.
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Airline Customer Service with Sandy Stelling '91
Sandy Stelling '91, Managing Director at Alaska Airlines discusses how the airline, ranked #1 in overall customer satisfaction by JD Power for the 10th year in a row, handles customer service.
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Combating Antibiotic Resistance with Angela Brown
P.C. Rossin Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering discusses her research.
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Gary M. Sasso
Dean of the College of Education discusses the college's impressive programs, research, and faculty.
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Georgette Chapman Phillips
Kevin L. and Lisa A. Clayton Dean of the College of Business and Economics discusses her plans to raise the stature, visibility and prestige of the College.
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Donald E. Hall
Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences discusses the transformative potential of a holistic and multidisciplinary education.
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