Our biennual Academic Symposium brings new ideas to campus while celebrating the work of our campus community, especially the work of our students. We invite presenters having a wide range of backgrounds and concentrations who can enlighten and inspire others, through whom scholars in a range of disciplines can be affected in surprising ways. Alongside these special presentations, we hold an exhibition of the research and creative work of our undergraduate and graduate students.

2011 Academic Symposium

The 2011 symposium took place on March 29, 2011 in Lehigh’s Zoellner Arts Center’s Baker Hall. The 2011 invited speakers, Civil Engineer Bernard Amadei, Economist Alice Rivlin, Artist Camille Utterback and Chemist George Whitesides, have had influence well beyond the boundaries of those fields. Two are recipients of MacArthur Fellowships and two are members of the National Academies. Each has inspired, created, and served.

We were also inspired by, and took pride in, the achievements of our students, whose work was exhibited in the media or manner of presentation most suitable to their fields.


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2009 Symposium Images
"The ancestor of every action is a thought."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson.